Oct 23, 2021  
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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About the Department

The Hunter College Theatre Department offers students the opportunity to study theatre while exploring New York’s vibrant theatre scene. We offer classes in acting, directing, and playwriting and design in addition to theatre history, literature, and theory. We believe that critical thinking and practical skills nourish each other. Our accomplished faculty members bring their professional experience as practitioners and scholars outside the college to the classroom. The Department produces one mainstage and several smaller productions each semester, with students taking part in all areas of performance and production. 

Doctor of Philosophy

The City University of New York offers a PhD program in theatre. See the Graduate Center webpage http://web.gc.cuny.edu/theatre for a description of the PhD program and the complete list of courses. Students take their courses where they are offered, in any of the branches of CUNY and at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016. All Hunter’s Theatre MA program courses are accepted toward the CUNY PhD.

Programs and Courses

Programs and Courses in Theatre 

Administration and Faculty

Department Office:

522 North 
(212) 772-5149
email: huntergraduate@hotmail.com
Website: http://hunter.cuny.edu/theatre/


Barbara Bosch
522 North
(212) 650-3789

Graduate Advisers:

Mira Felner
520B North
(212) 650-5148


Claudia Orenstein
520H North 
(212) 772-5149


Joel Bassin, Assistant Professor; PhD CUNY; Theatre Production and Arts Management

Barbara Bosch, Professor and Department Chair; PhD, California at Berkeley; American Theatre, Acting, Directing

Ian R. Calderon, Professor; MFA, Yale; Lighting Design, Visual Elements, Theatre Architecture, Dramatic Television

Dong-Shin Chang, Assistant Professor;  PhD, NYU; Theatre History, Intercultural Performance, Race and Performance 

Deepsikha Chatterjee, Lecturer; MFA, Florida; Costume History, Costume and Fashion Design, Technology, Costume Crafts, South Asian Clothing and Costume 

Mira Felner, Professor; PhD, NYU; Theatre History, Acting and Directing Theory

Jean Graham-Jones, Associate Professor; PhD, UCLA; Theatre History and Theory, Latin American Theatre

Tina Howe, Visiting Professor; BA, Sarah Lawrence; Playwriting

Judith Jablonka, Lecturer; MFA, Case Western Reserve; Acting, Voice and Movement

Jonathan Kalb, Professor; DFA, Yale; Dramaturgy, Dramatic Criticism, Theatre History

Claudia Orenstein, Associate Professor; PhD, Stanford; Theatre History, Asian Theatre, Political Theatre 

Mia Rovegno, Assistant Professor; MFA in Directing, Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium; Acting, Directing, Physical Theater, New Play Development

Michael E. Rutenberg, Professor; DFA, Yale; Directing, Acting, Playwriting

Louisa Thompson, Assistant Professor; MFA, Yale; Set and Costume Design


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