Photograph by Nicholas Chase.
Jenna Elfman and Zaidie Landworthy in Three Sisters directed by Paul Draper Studio 76, Sonoma State University.
Patrick Alparone in The Monkey King directed by Paul Draper, Evert B. Person Theatre
Laura Odeh and Timothy Fisher in Amadeus directed by Paul Draper, Evert B. Person Theatre
Michael Flynn and Liz Jahren in Oleanna directed by Paul Draper, Clarence Brown Theatre, University of Tennessee
Brenda Wehle, Bruce Bohne and David Anthony Brinkley in Measure for Measure directed by Paul Draper, Guthrie Laboratory Theatre [Michel Daniel, photo]
Patrick Alparone (foreground) and Josh Martin in Spring Awakening directed by Paul Draper, Evert B. Person Theatre
Professor of Theatre Arts & Dance
Director of the Acting Program
Professor of Theatre Arts
Office Location: Ives 111
Office Phone: 707-664-3904
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring 2013 Office Hours: Weds 2-3, and by appointment.
This semester I teach "Text and Scene Study," and the "Directing Workshop", and the "Acting Block". I also head the department's marketing efforts. As Director of the Acting Program, I teach acting classes from fundamentals to advanced scene study in the upper division Block program, including studies in acting Shakespeare, Brecht and Chekhov. One of my favorite activities in the Department is directing productions in our season of plays. I am also very involved in Department advocacy, curriculum development, season planning and budgeting. I also head the department's marketing efforts.
From 2005-2012 I served as Department Chair and from 2001-2006 I served as Chair of General Education at the university-wide level.
MFA, Directing, Columbia University
BSS, Theatre and Acting, Northwestern University
Paul Draper served as resident director with the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis and taught at the Universities of Tennessee and Minnesota, where he twice been a Guest Artist with the University of Minnesota/ Guthrie Theatre BFA Acting Program (2007, 2012). He is a member of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC.)
Directing credits include: Up 'n Under, Shakers Re-stirred, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rock 'n' Roll, The Imaginary Invalid, Romeo and Juliet, The Learned Ladies, Ring Round the Moon, Big Love, Cabaret, Spring Awakening, Twelfth Night, Amadeus, Oleanna,She Loves Me, Monkey King, The Show-Off, Measure for Measure, Alfred Stieglitz Loves O'Keefe, Cymbeline, Voice of the Prairie, Shimmer, Talking With, The Swan, That Time, Force of Habit, and Marie and Bruce.