Professor of Theatre
Wesleyan University, B.A.; City University/Hunter College, M.A.; University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. | Joined WMU: 1996
Dr. Joan Herrington is a contemporary theatre scholar whose research is focused on the pedagogy and practice of theatre in the last twenty years. She is the author of four books that examine the creative process of playwrights and directors. Joan has also written over a dozen books chapters and journal articles appearing in Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, American Drama, and The Drama Review and she served as editor of the prestigious publication, Theatre Topics. Through her research and practice, she has explored modern theatre around the world and engaged theatre artists from Japan to Great Britain to Nigeria.
Joan has taught workshops at many universities and her work as a director has taken her from coast to coast with productions in New York and Los Angeles and as far as the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. Additionally, she has produced several feature films and continues to advise in local film production.