Professor Shawn Dougherty | Franciscan University of Steubenville
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    Professor Shawn Dougherty

    Professor of Drama

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    • Master of Fine Arts (Drama/Directing) University of Oklahoma 1990
    • Bachelor of Arts (Drama) University of Dallas 1982 (cum laude)

    Professional Academic Experience

    • Full Professor of Drama, Franciscan University of Steubenville (Steubenville, Ohio) since August 2001. I developed and teach in the Drama program of the Fine Arts department, which I also Chair. I teach (or have taught) all levels of the Drama program including Theatre History I and II, Stagecraft, Design for the Theatre, Introduction to Theatre, Oral Interpretation, Principles of Directing, Advanced Directing, Fundamentals of Acting I and II, Advanced Acting, Production, and Playwriting. As a member of the Honors Program faculty, I have taught Honors I and II of our eight semester “Great Books” program. In
      2005 I was presented the University’s Senior Faculty Teaching Merit Award.

    • Theatre Manager, Designer and Technical Director. From 1990 – 2001

    • Faculty Theatre Director. From 1990 – Current

    Professional Theatre Experience

    • South Pacific - University of Dallas (visiting guest director)
    • Octette Bridge Club - Southwest Repertory Theatre (Santa Fe, NM)
    • Scapino - Southwest Repertory Theatre (Santa Fe, NM)
    • Macbeth - Oklahoma City Theatre Company
    • Antigone - Creon
    • To Kill a Mockingbird - Atticus Finch
    • Julius Caesar (Norris Houghton) - Publican Senator
    • In a Northern Landscape - Olaffsen
    • Mine - Steve Morgan
    • Lunar Eclipse - Mike
    • Sounds Like Old Times - Lone Ranger
    • Tracks - Mickey
    • Cloud Nine (Adrian Hall) - Servant
    • Lone Star - William B. Travis Lone Star Productions
    • The Crucible - Reverend Hale
    • Wiley and the Hairy Man - Hairy Man
    • Androcles and the Lion - Capitan
    • Oedipus - Chorus Member

    University Service

    • Creation of University-wide St. Francis Feast Day Medieval Festival
    • Creation of University LAST LECTURE SERIES
    • Co-Coordinator or Franciscan Film Society
    • Co-Coordinator of University Spring Fine Arts Festival
    • Faculty Advisor for the Franciscan University Board of Advisors Fine Arts Committee
    • University Professional Theatre ushering program
    • Creator and Advisor of the University Fine Arts Society
    • Chairman of the Fine Arts Department (2009 – 2013)

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