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director michael chemers begins another year

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00am

Prof. Michael Chemers begins his second year as DANM Director. Or is it attacks his second year. 

Michael Chemers was the founding Director of the Bachelor in Fine Arts Dramaturgy program at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of the 'Ghost Light' model of dramaturgy, a muscular, creatively engaged, artistically vibrant approach to dramaturgy that requires thorough historical understanding, theoretical training broad and deep, and a passionate dedication to creating powerful, relevant performances of all types.

His work on freak shows has appeared in Modern DramaThe New England Theatre JournalThe Journal of Nineteenth Century Theatre and FilmTheatre Forum, andDisability Studies Quarterly, for which he has also served as an editor. His work as a theatre historian and theorist has appeared in these journals, as well as in Theatre SurveyTheatre TopicsJournal of Theatre and Performance, and Comparative Drama. He has also written chapters for books on South Park and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

He's also a great director for DANM.