Dr. Andrew B. Harris | Dance and Theatre

Dr. Andrew B. Harris

Professor: Theatre History, Play Analysis, Playwriting
940-565-2306
Office: 
RTFP 223
Highlights: 
A.B., Humanities, University of Chicago, Special Honors
Ph.D., Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Alumnus of New Dramatists

Dr. Andrew B. Harris has chaired Theatre Departments at Columbia University, Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University. He is the recipient of the first Award for Excellence in Education for his book Broadway Theatre (Routledge). Production credits include shows in New York, Chicago, and in Texas including: The Life of Galileo (with Laurence Luckinbill ("Time magazine ten best of the New York season"), Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer (Dinah Merrill), the first Sam Shepard Festival (Shep in Rep), the first cultural exchange with the People's Republic of China Cao Yu's Peking Man, Eugene O'Neill's Welded (directed by Jose Quintero with Philip Anglim), the revival of Richard Rodgers' first musical Fly With Me, Joan Torres' Better Half Dead (Victory Gardens, Chicago) and several world premieres by Texas writer Jim Tyler Anderson. A noted Albee scholar, Dr. Harris compiled, produced, and directed the world premiere of Albee's Women. His own plays include Tausk, Erasmus, Rapin' with Repin, and Tar-tuff, a Molière adaptation with a Texas twang. He is an alumnus of the New Dramatists in New York. He recently received a grant from the Tobin Foundation to complete his second book, The Performing Set, the Broadway Designs of William & Jean Eckart.

Author:
The Performing Set (UNTPress); USITT's Golden Pen Award, Best Book on Stage Production.
Broadway Theatre (Routledge); Broadway Theatre Institute Award, Excellence in Education.

Recent Plays:
The Lady Revealed, Based on the Life of A.L. Rowse reading in New York and London.

Recent Publications:
"May the Force Be Within You, Reactivity in Greek Tragedy" with Kerry Goldmann, Adjunct Assistant Professor. Athens Institute for Education and Research Conference Paper Series, ART2016-1937

"Complexity of Teaching Play Analysis," with Kerry Goldmann, Adjunct Assistant Professor. Texas Theatre Jounal, Vol XII, 1 (2016), pp. 31-43.

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