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David DeRose  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  

Education:

  • PhD, MA, Dramatic Art: Directing and Dramatic Criticism, The University of California at Berkeley, 1985
  • BA English Literature, Stanford University, 1978
    With Distinction

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor, English and Drama - Saint Mary's College, Moraga, CA (2000 - Present)
    * Associate Professor, 1997-2000. * Visiting Lecturer, 1994-1997.
  • Producer - New Plays Festival, MFA Creative Writing Program, Saint Mary's College (1999 - 2000)
  • Interim Director - MFA Creative Writing Program, Saint Mary's College (1999 - 2000)
  • Interim Director - Composition Program, Saint Mary's College, (1998 - 1999)
  • Visiting Professor, Dramatic Art - The University of California, Berkeley (1996 - 1997)
  • Graduate Advisor - PhD Program in Dramatic Art, U.C. Berkeley (1996 - 1997)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Drama and Liberal Art - California State University, Sacramento. (1995)
  • Visiting Professor, Graduate Liberal Studies and English. - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (1993 - 1994)
  • Lecturer - The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT. (1988 - 1991)
    National Theater Institute.
  • Assistant Professor, Theater Studies and English - Yale University, New Haven, CT (1985 - 1993)
  • Director - Theater Studies Program, Yale University (1985 - 1993)

Professional Experience:

  • Board of Directors - Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco (2003 - Present)

Award:

  • Council on Educational Development Grant University of California - (1981)

Fellowships:

  • University of California Regents Fellowship - (1981)
  • University of California Regents Fellowship - (1979)

Honor:

  • Highest Departmental Honors in English Literature - Stanford University (1978)
    upon graduation

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Antonin, Bertolt, and Titus: Julie Taymors Film Adaptation as Modernist Theatre.. DeRose, David (paper)
    Popular Culture Association. Albuquerque
    (2002)
  • "Joseph Chaikin and Aphasia's Idiom" (Presenter) & "Altered Selves/Altered Lives: Performing the Damaged Body."(Panel Chair). DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture, panel or forum member)
    Association for Theatre in Higher Education. San Antonio
    (1998)
  • Anna Deavere Smith: Constructing American Identity." (Pedagogical Workshop). DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture)
    American Literature Association. San Diego
    (1996)
  • "Staging the Traumatic Body: Performance Art as Trauma Narrative.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture)
    Association for Theatre in Higher Education. San Francisco
    (1995)
  • "King Lear: Shakespeare Script to Screen.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    St. Mary's Alumni Association Saturday Seminars
    (1995)
  • "Sam Shepard: Between the Margin and the Center." (Panel Chair). DeRose, David (panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    International Sam Shepard Symposium. Brussels, Belgium
    (1993)
  • "Red Cross: Artaud and the American Avant-Garde.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Department of Drama, Mt. Holyoke College
    (1993)
  • "Cultural Pluralism and the Liberal Arts Theater Curriculum: A Redefinition.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture)
    Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Atlanta
    (1992)
  • "Appropriating the Nam: Viet Nam and America's Dramatic Subconscious.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture)
    Popular Culture Association. Louisville
    (1992)
  • "Politics and the Theatre: Current Trends in South Africa.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    outh African Research Project. Yale University
    (1992)
  • "Writing about Performance Texts: A Workshop for Teachers of Composition.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Yale Writing Program
    (1992)
  • "Theatre of Trauma: Viet Nam Veterans, Drama Therapy, and Critical Misapprehension.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture)
    Popular Culture Association. San Antonio
    (1991)
  • "Decade of Greed: 80s Corporate Culture in American Film and Drama.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Yale Alumni Association. University of Tennessee, University of Connecticut, Davidson College
    (1990)
  • "'U Can't Teach This:' Performance Art, Experimental Theatre, and the Dramatic Literature Course.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    National Theatre Institute
    (1989)
  • "Pinter and Mamet: Case Studies of Dialogue as Dramatic Action.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    American-Soviet Theatre Initiative Exchange Program. National Theatre Institute
    (1989)
  • "'But it isn't a book -- it's real:' Viet Nam on Film and Stage.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture)
    Intertextuality: A Conference on Literary and Cinematic Representation. Florida State University
    (1988)
  • "August Wilson: The Dramaturgy of the Blues.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    International Playwrights Conference. National Theatre Institute
    (1988)
  • "Theater Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Yale Alumni Association
    (1986)
  • "Teaching Drama: The Written Text as Performance Text.". DeRose, David (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Faculty Symposium. Yale Dept. of English
    (1986)

Publications:

  • DeRose, David. (2003). Anthems, Community, and the Therapeutic Stage,. Production Essay for Culture Clashs Anthems..
  • DeRose, David. (2002). Desert Pilgrims.. Performance Journal.
  • DeRose, David. 2000. Alternate Tracks: Sam Shepard as Musical Experimenter., he Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard. Ed. by Matthew Roudane
  • DeRose, David. (1998). 'Indian Country': Sam Shepard and the Cultural Other. Sam Shepard: Between the Margin and the Center. Ed. by Johan Callens. Special Issue. In Contemporary Theatre Review.
  • DeRose, David. October 1996. Cherrie Moraga: Mapping Aztlan, American Theatre
  • DeRose, David. November 1993. Zakes Mda: Redressing South Africa's Past., American Theatre
  • DeRose, David. 1993. The Hero's Journey. Production Notes for Marisol by Jose Rivera., Hartford Stage Company
  • DeRose, David. (1992). Sam Shepard. New York: Macmillan/Twayne Publishers
  • DeRose, David. 1992. John O'Neal: Do Start Him Talking, Don't Start Me to Talking or I'll Tell Everything I Know, Sayings freom the Life and Writings of Junebug Jabbo Jones
  • DeRose, David. 1991. There's Some Guy at the Door: American Plays and Crazed Vet Syndrome, Viet Nam Generation
  • DeRose, David. 1991. Navigating Shepard. Program Essay for Forensic and the Navigators by Sam Shepard., DOuble Image Theatre
  • DeRose, David. 1990. A Dual Perpective:Vietnam War Film and Drama, Rediscovering America: Critical Essays on the Literature and Film of the Vietnam War
  • DeRose, David. 1990. Heirs of Passion. Program Essay for Fool for Love by Sam Shepard., Teatro Aberto, Teatro Aberto
  • DeRose, David. 1990. Woyzeck's Modern Heritage. Production Notes for Woyzeck by Georg Buechner, Hartford Stage Company
  • DeRose, David. 1989. Soldados Razos: Issues of Race in Vietnam War Drama, Viet Nam Generation
  • DeRose, David. 1988. A Visitor with Intent Program Essay for National Anthems by Dennis McIntyre, Long Wharf Theatre
  • DeRose, David. 1987. Early Shepard. Program Essay for 4-H Club by Sam Shepard, Gaijin Exchnage
  • DeRose, David. 1986. Slouching Towards Broadway: Shepard's A Lie of the Mind.
  • DeRose, David. 1983. Lore of the Trickster Coyote. Program Essay for Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert, Berkeley Stage Co
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