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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Theatre and Dance


MA in Theatre | Faculty

Amy Lehman
Associate Professor
Head of MA in Theatre Program

Theatre History

Amy Lehman specializes in scholarship surrounding the area of women and performance in the Victorian Era, and has published many studies and a book (Victorian Women and the Theatre of Trance: Mediums, Spiritualists and Mesmerists in Performance) in the field. Currently, she is working on researching 19th Century American actress Anna Cora Mowatt.  Lehman received her PhD in theater history from Indiana University with a minor in performance studies. Her production/performance work includes dramaturgy, assistant directing and acting. Dramaturgy work includes productions of The Duchess of Malfi, Cloud 9, Measure for Measure, and The Skin of Our Teeth. While in London, Lehman studied for a year with the faculty of the Royal Academy of Dramatic arts. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on topics in theatre history and dramatic literature, ranging from 17th century French theatre to 20th century women playwrights. Lehman has presented scholarship at the American Society of Theatre Research, International Federation of Theatre Research, North American Victorian Studies Association, American Society for Theatre Research and the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association.