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Derek Goldman

Department of Performing Arts


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Derek Goldman is artistic director of the Davis Performing Arts Center and professor of theater and performance studies in the Department of Performing Arts at Georgetown University. With Cynthia Schneider he is co-founding director of Georgetown's Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. He previously taught a class supported through the Berkley Center's Doyle Seminars project. Goldman is also founding artistic director of the StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance and has directed Off-Broadway, internationally, and in leading regional theaters. He is the author of more than 30 professionally produced plays and adaptations, and he has directed over 80 productions; his publications have appeared in South Atlantic Quarterly, Cultural Studies, Sage Handbook of Performance Studies, American Theatre, Howlround, and elsewhere. He received the National Communication Association's prestigious Outstanding Dissertation Award for his work The Politics and Poetics of Adaptation: Leon Forrest’s Divine Days. Goldman previously taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He holds a B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.

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