Research in the School of Theatre is as diverse and dimensional as the artists who create in our classrooms, studios, and stages. The brave declaration of our scholarly and creative work manifests itself in a daily devotion to excellence and rigor.
Grants & Research Opportunities
Students in the School of Theatre have numerous opportunities to engage in research projects throughout their time at BU, including work through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), and with special theatre initiatives, new works development, and interdisciplinary projects with BU faculty.
A School of Theatre production in collaboration with graphic designers in the School of Visual Arts, unveiled software created at BU for live-capture stage projections. Behind the theatrical project was a technical one, supported by the Shipley Center for Digital Learning & Innovation and driven by visiting artist Paolo Scoppola.
Faculty Work & Projects
Just look at what our exceptional faculty are up to as working theatre artists and leaders in their fields.
Playwright and associate professor Kirsten Greenidge discusses adapting Common Ground Revisited for The Huntington Theatre, and framing Boston’s busing crisis for today’s audiences.
Mark Stanley, Head of Lighting Design here at Boston University, is a faculty member whose research embraces the creative activity of design for the stage. His work as the resident lighting designer for the New York City Ballet is legendary.
Kristin Leahey, Assistant Professor, Dramatic Literature & Dramaturgy, serves as the co-editor of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas official journal Review. She’s presented her scholarship at Performance Studies International, American Society for Theatre Research, Arts Patronage Conference at Oxford University, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the International Federation of Theatre Research, and American Alliance in Theatre Education.
Assistant Professor Nancy Leary is a Costume Designer who expresses her research as a creative activity. She is a creator of visual worlds for the stage. Her work as a Costume Designer on the Ghosts of Versailles played at the palace in Versailles, France.