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Coleman, Bud Professor and Roe Green Endowed Chair in Theatre


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research overview

  • A former dancer with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Fort Worth Ballet, Kinesis, and Ballet Austin, Coleman has directed and choreographed a wide range of musicals. Coleman's writing includes analytical articles on musical theatre, American Theatre History, and the performance of gender.


  • Global theatre history, musical theatre, theatre directing, theatre choreography, performance of gender, GLBTQ Studies


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courses taught

  • DNCE 6969 - The Graduate Project
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provides the opportunity for synthesizing the graduate experience through the execution of a project related to the student's major area of interest. Project must be approved by the graduate faculty advisor.
  • THTR 1011 - Global Theatre 1: Live Performance to Shakespeare
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Travels across four continents exploring live performance from the beginning of recorded history to Shakespeare through various forms of theatrical storytelling including masked dramas, shadow puppets, kabuki, passion plays and commedia.
  • THTR 3011 - American Musical Theatre History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Studies the creation, evolution and influence of American musical theatre and its importance to American society. Students analyze landmark productions, artists and the creative process. Recommended prerequisite: 3 credits in THTR, DNCE or MUSC.
  • THTR 4149 - Theatre Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Provides opportunities for theatre majors to explore career opportunities in theatre fields other than, or in addition to, those with performance emphasis. Students apply knowledge and skills developed in their major studies to a practical work experience. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended requisite: 30 credit hours in THTR.
  • THTR 5039 - Musical Theatre Repertory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Developed around the learning of complete scenes, songs and dances that are representative of the major periods and styles within musical comedy from the 1920s to the present. Emphasizes in-class performance. Admission by audition. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as THTR 4039.
  • THTR 6031 - On-Stage Studies: American Theatre
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Studies American drama in performance, with particular attention to critical and scholarly responses to landmark productions of American classics.


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