colby-sawyer faculty

Suzanne Delle

Assistant Professor, Fine & Performing Arts
susan.delle@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined faculty in 2013. B.A., from Connecticut College, M.A., Goucher College and M.F.A. from Catholic University of America. Professor Delle teaches courses in Theatre, focusing on acting and directing.

She is interested in documentary and devised theatre having studied with Anne Bogart, Tectonic Theatre Company, Rinde Eckert, Tim Miller and Ghost Road Theatre. Her students begin this exploration through creating Living Newspaper plays in the spirit of the Federal Theatre Project.

Areas of Expertise

  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Film and Movies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Performing Arts
  • Theatre- Acting and Directing

Recent Presentations / Publications

  • “Theatre and Mental Illness,” with Loretta Brady, Ph.D. Encyclopedia entry for "Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness An A to Z Guide." Andrew Scull, editor, (SAGE Reference, 2014).

  • “Free, Adult, Uncensored: The Birth and Death of the American Federal Theatre." New England American Studies Association 2013 conference, Mashantucket, Conn.

  • “Freeing Creativity Through Composition.” New England Theatre Conference, November 2011 and Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 1, Fitchburg, Mass., January 2012.

  • Chaired Panel on “Contemporary American Theatre.” Comparative Drama Conference, Baltimore, Md., March 2012.

  • “'Writing' in the Devising Process: A Workshop on Multiple Techniques for Creating Devised Theatre,” with others. Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference, Washington, D.C., August 2012.

  • “Foundational Documents Project Performance: DocumentNation,” with others. Directed by Tim Miller. Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference, Washington, D.C., August 2012.

  • Book Review: "Stanislavsky in America & The Lee Strasberg Notes." New England Theatre Journal, Vol. 23, Fall 2012.

  • “Mapping Shakespeare.” Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 1, Fitchburg, Mass., January 2011.

  • “Ticketing 2.0: Ticketing, Marketing, Fundraising” with others. Theatre Communications Group National Conference, Chicago, Ill., June 2010.

  • Book Review: "Plays and Controversies: Abbey Theatre Diaries 2000-2005." New England Theatre Journal, Fall 2010.

  • "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Production Notebook." Smith & Kraus Publishing, 2010.

  • "The Effect of Strategic Testing on Arts Education." Lambert Academic Publishing, Winter 2010.

  • Book Review: "American Women Stage Directors." New England Theatre Journal, Fall 2009.

  • Book Review: "John Ruskin on Performance." New England Theatre Journal, Fall 2008.

  • "A Strange Black Passion" dramatic adaptation. Produced September 2007.

Education

  • M.F.A., 2006, Directing, Catholic University
  • M.A., 2002, Arts Administration, Goucher College
  • B.A., 1991, Theatre, Connecticut College