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Ellen Donkin

Professor of Theatre

Ellen Donkin, professor of theatre, holds a B.A. in drama from Middlebury College, an M.A. in English from the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, and a Ph.D. in theatre history from the University of Washington. She has taught in the drama department of Franklin and Marshall College and at the University of Washington.

Her special areas of interest are playwriting and gender issues in theatre history and theatre practice. She is the co-editor of Upstaging Big Daddy: Directing Theatre as if Race and Gender Matter (1993), and the author of Getting Into the Act: Women Playwrights in London, 1776-1829 (1995). She co-edited Women and Playwriting in Nineteenth Century Britain (1999).

She currently chairs the Barnard Hewitt Award for Excellence in Theatre Research for the American Society of Theatre Research.

School for Interdisciplinary Arts
Theatre Program

Recent and Upcoming Courses
IA-0140: Rave Reviews (Spring 2014)
JTW-0228: Playwriting Workshop (January 2014)
IA-131T: Playwriting (Fall 2013)
IA-0131: Playwriting (Spring 2013)


Contact Us

Ellen Donkin
Professor of Theatre
Adele Simmons Hall 107
Mail Code HA
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

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