Michael Herman

Adjunct Faculty in

Theatre

Brodie 234
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-732-4709
herman@geneseo.edu

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Faculty Information

Education

  • M.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama
  • B.A., SUNY College at Brockport

Employment

  • Curator/Mentor, One Act Play Festival, University of Rochester International Theatre Program, Rochester NY (January 2010-Present)
  • Founder and Artistic Director, The Outer Loop Theater Experience, Rochester NY (October 2009-Present)
  • Stage Manager, PUSH Physical Theatre, Rochester NY (September 2009-Present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, SUNY Geneseo Theatre, Geneseo NY (August 2009-Present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Playwriting and Acting, SUNY Brockport, Brockport NY (September 2007-Present)

Research Interests

Plays and Productions:                                                   •Disinformation, Rochester NY, 2009                                                  •The Difficult, Rochester NY, 2008                                                  •Chasing the Dragon, Winter New Play Festival, Pittsburgh PA, 2007  •Whisper, Pittsburgh PA, 2006                                                         •Language Fails, Brockport NY, 2005                                                Lectures and Conferences:                                                             •"The Laramie Project. Staging Docudrama." Brockport NY, 2004       •"The Few. The Proud. The Manipulated. Perception, Language and Truth in Virginia Woolf's The Mark on the Wall." Conference in the Humanities, Raleigh NC, 2003

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Screenplays and Teleplays:                                                        •Adam, Pittsburgh PA, 2007                                                        •"Cleaning Up," WQED/PBS production, 2006

Affiliations

  • Dramatists Guild
My Classes

THEA 100:
F/Introduction to the Theatre

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    Consideration of the theatrical arts (playwriting, acting, direction, design) in relation to their contribution to the theatrical experience. Designed to develop discrimination and appreciation rather than proficiency in performance. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required.

THEA 310:
Playwriting

    Development of a working approach to the craft of playwriting that is both formal and personal; the writing of a one-act play. Prerequisites: THEA 140 or permission of instructor. Offered fall, odd years