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Theatre Faculty

Dr. Evan M. Bridenstine (2001)
Chair, Department of Theatre
Assistant Professor of Theatre
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Phone: (910) 630-7104

Education: B.A. Ashland University, 1982; M.A. Kent State University, 1988; M.F.A. University of Virginia, 1992; Ph.D. Ohio State University, 1997
Dissertation: "Thomas King at Sadler’s Wells and Drury Lane: Proprietorship and Management in Late Eighteenth-Century English Theatre, 1771-1788."
Teaching: Theatre Survey, Acting, Directing, Dramatic Literature, Theatre History.
Playwriting: High Strung Quartet for Unstrung Voices (John Glines, NYC; West Coast Ensemble, LA; Neptune Productions, San Francisco; Reality Theatre, Columbus, OH), Taking Leave (Humbolt State University), Miller's Point (Ohio State University), Friendship Calls (Washington & Lee University), Gravel Pudding (University of Virginia), Broken Cadences (University of Virginia), Last Lunch (Ashland University), Bull Black (Kent State University).
Acting: Mister in Sunday in the Park With George, Marley's Ghost in A Christmas Carol, J.P. Morgan in Ragtime, Moonface Mullins in Anything Goes, Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls, Charlie in Tintypes, Flint in Something's Afoot, Judge Thatcher and Counsetor Robinson in Big River, Oolie in The Salvation of Sunshine Billy (premiere), Owen Musser in The Foreigner, Chrysale in Learned Ladies, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing.
Directing: Tar Heel Tales, Little Shop of Horrors, Red and Blue, The Spitfire Grill, Little Red Riding Hood: The Opera, Godspell, A Christmas Carol, Woyzeck, Man of La Mancha, Hook, Line and Sinker (premiere), Anything Goes, The Duck Variations, Our Town, Story Theatre, The Taming of the Shrew.

Dr. Paul F. Wilson (1989, 1985)
Associate Professor of Theatre (1996)
Technical Director
E -Mail:
Phone: (910) 630-7105

Education: B.F.A. UNC-Chapel Hill, 1973; M.F.A. UNC-Greensboro, 1982; Ph.D. Florida State University, 1995.
Dissertation: "North Carolina Opera Houses, 1878-1921; A Sourcebook for Local Theatrical History."
Teaching: Technical Theatre, Theatre History, Theatre Survey, Directing.
Acting: Gangster #1 in Kiss Me Kate, Robert in Proof, Matt in Talley’s Folly, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Thomas Edison in Camping with Henry and Tom, L.M. in Pump Boys and Dinettes, Murray in A Thousand Clowns, Sir in The Roar of the Greasepaint..., Ben Butley in Butley, Colin in Benefactors, Arthur in Camelot.
Directing: Antigone, 1918, Step on a Crack, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, The Wind in the Willows, Young Mr. Berlin, American Buffalo, The Heliotrope Bouquet by Scott Joplin and Louis Chauvin, The Tempest, Carnival, Galileo, Godspell, On The Verge, Courtship, The Dining Room, Talley's Folly, Man of La Mancha, The Pirates of Penzance, Grease.
Design: Antigone, Tar Heel Tales, The Lion in Winter, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Camping With Henry and Tom, The Jack Tales, Crimes of the Heart, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; Fiddler on the Roof.
Playwriting: Jean Anouilh's Antigone (translator), Diamond City (Florida State University), The Golden Vanity (Theatre West Virginia); The Richard Cory Murder Case (Alamanace County [NC] Arts Council); Everybody's in Showbiz (screenplay), The Last Marshal (screenplay); Member, Dramatists Guild of America.