|Name:||Dr. Eileen Curley|
|Title:||Chair and Associate Professor of English|
|Office Location:||Fontaine 214|
|Extension:||(845) 575-3000 ext. 2536|
|Personal Web Page:||http://www.eileencurley.com|
BA in Theatre, Grinnell College, Phi Beta Kappa
I am the current editor of TD&T (Theatre Design and Technology), published by USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology.) The most recent issue and historical archives can be found at http://www.usitt.org/tdt/
At Marist, I teach American Drama, Modern Drama, British Drama, World Drama, Playwriting Workshop, Intro to Theatre, Stagecraft, Honors: Performing the Nation, The Literary Traditions of Harry Potter, Writing for College and a variety of other classes. Syllabi and schedules for all courses can be accessed through the website listed above.
For additional information, including a full CV, theatrical portfolio, and resources for internship & job listings, please see the linked website.
I maintain a twitter feed of recent job and internship postings for English and theatre students and graduates: https://twitter.com/EnglishInterns Please see the new English Internship Coordinator, Dr. Melissa Gaeke, for assistance with internship paperwork.
|Awards & Honors:||
Award for Distinguished Service, Marist College, 2008
James Fisher Fellow, American Theatre and Drama Society, 2016-2017.
Articles & Chapters in Edited Collections:
"Parlour Conflagrations: Science and Special Effects in Manuals for Amateur Theatricals," Popular Entertainment Studies, 6.1 (2015): 26-41. . https://novaojs.newcastle.edu.au/ojs/index.php/pes/article/view/151/123
"'a most dreadful position': Amateur Reputations in a Professional World," PAR 28: A Tyranny of Documents: The Performance Historian as Film Noir Detective: Essays Dedicated to Brooks McNamara, edited by Stephen Johnson (2011): 160-168.
"Recording Forbidden Careers: Nineteenth-Century Amateur Theatricals" in Scrapbooks, Snapshots and Memorabilia: Hidden Archives of Performance, edited by Glen McGillivray, (Peter Lang 2011): 229-248.
"A Shot over the Bow: William Gillette and Amateur Play Piracy," Journal of American Drama and Theatre 22.3 (2010): 23-41.
"Tainted Money? Nineteenth Century Charity Theatricals," Theatre Symposium 15: Theatre and the Moral Order (2007): 52-73.
Review of Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry by Dyan Colclough. Theatre History Studies (2017): 325-328.
Review of An Introduction to Theatre Design by Stephen Di Benedetto and Scene Design: Rendering and Media by Wenhai Ma. Theatre Topics 23 (2013).
Review of Arsenic and Clam Chowder: Murder in Gilded Age New York by James Livingston. Hudson River Valley Review 27.2 (2011): 161-163.
Review of Strange Duets: Impresarios and Actresses in the American Theatre, 1865-1914 by Kim Marra. Theatre Journal 60.1 (2008): 155-156.
Selected Theatrical Production Work:
Tartuffe (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva NY)
The Widow’s Might: Or What Happened to Henry (Dogtown Theatre, Ellensburg, WA)
Turkey Day, New Play Development Workshop (ATHE, Los Angeles)
Scenic Design & Technical Direction, Marist College
Angels in America
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Marist College, Poughkeepsie NY)
Red Noses (Marist College, Poughkeepsie NY)
Uncle Vanya (Independent Production, Bloomington IN)
Robert of Sicily (PLS Saint’s Play Festival, Toronto ON & Bloomington Early Music Festival, Bloomington IN)
Merchant of Venice (Independent Production, Bloomington IN)
OZ (OZ Centennial Convention, Bloomington IN)
The Return to Morality (Bloomington Playwrights Project, Bloomington IN)
Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune (Bloomington Playwrights Project, Bloomington IN)
Oklahoma (Grinnell High School, Grinnell IA)
Alice in Wonderland (Grinnell High School, Grinnell IA)
Touch of a Poet (Grinnell Community Center, Grinnell IA)
Props Master – Brown County Playhouse, Nashville IN
The Importance of Being Earnest
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Lost in Yonkers
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Not Now Darling
It Runs in the Family
The Miss Firecracker Contest
Wait Until Dark
Moon Over Buffalo
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
My Three Angels
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
One for the Pot
The Odd Couple
Caught in the Net
Greater Tuna Love Letters
Props Master – Other Venues
Scrooge Variations (Bloomington Playwrights Project, Bloomington IN)
The House of Bernada Alba (Independent Production, Bloomington IN)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Indiana University, Bloomington IN)
Stanton’s Garage (Indiana University, Bloomington IN)
Once on this Island (Indiana University, Bloomington IN)
The Heiress (Indiana University, Bloomington IN)
Flyin’ West (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN)
Nineteenth-Century Theatre of the United States and United Kingdom; Scenic Design; Gender in Performance; Amateur and Community Performance; Theatrical Architecture and Audiences; Performance of Nation and Empire.
|Conferences & Workshops:||
“Women’s Public Voices: Florentine Amateur Entertainments in the Early Twentieth Century.” Women in the Mediterranean Conference, May 2017.
“Community-Building through Dogs and Opera: Pre-WWI Florentine Amateur Theatre.” Mid-America Theatre Conference, March 2015
“Charitable Ticket Sales: The Changing Role of the Patroness System and Audience Access to Nineteenth-Century Theatricals in New York.” RAPPT, London, June 2014.
“Troubled Collaboration: Belasco, the Fiskes, and the Society Playwright, Mrs. Burton Harrison,” Mid-America Theatre Conference, March 2014
“Parlor Conflagrations: Adaptations of Theatre Technology,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Washington DC, August 2012
"Effortlessly Feminine: Debutantes and Performance in Late Victorian London," Mid-America Theatre Conference, Chicago IL, March 2012
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
American Theatre and Drama Society
American Society for Theatre Research
Mid-America Theatre Conference
United States Institute for Theatre Technology