Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames

Chair
Building: 
Center for the Arts
Office Number: 
234
Department: 
Phone: 
419.289.5821

Bio

Teresa joined the Ashland University faculty in 2000 and is currently associate professor of theatre, taking over the position of chair in May 2008. She teaches courses in theatre history, script analysis and musical theatre. Teresa earned a Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University (in chemistry no less!) and an M.A. and Ph. D. in theatre from Bowling Green State University. Prior to her Ph.D. work, Teresa was the director of theatre at Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania where she directed "Barnum, Quilters," "Tally’s Folly," "Antigone," "Love Letters" and "I Hate Hamlet." She spent several summers at the Huron Playhouse where she served as the box office manager and business manager, and had the pleasure to direct "The Secret Garden," "The King & I," "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" and "The Pajama Game." She has directed "Dancing at Lughnasa," "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," "A Little Night Music," "The Phantom Lady," "Three Tall Women" and "Into the Woods" at Ashland University and "The Sound of Music and Gypsy" for Ashland Summer Theatre Festival. She is a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a respondent for the American College Theatre Festival.

Education

Ph. D., Theatre- Bowling Green State University
B.S., John Carroll University

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