Hagen, Lisa Hall
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre
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Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

I currently serve as the Department Chair of Theatre, and an Associate Professor of Theatre.

Classes taught include:

  • Theatre History and Literature I and II
  • Script and Text Analysis
  • Introduction to Dramaturgy
  • Special Topics: Literature and Performance of Brecht
  • Introduction to Writing for the Stage and Screen
  • Acting I

Education and Affiliations:

I hold a PhD in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well as an MA in Playwriting from Boston University and a BA in Drama from San Francisco State University. I also hold a Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies and a Certificate in College Teaching (both from CU Boulder). I have also served as the President of the Women and Theatre Program of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. My area of research and publication focuses on immersive theatre and women's narratives on stage. 

Within the Theatre Department's season I have had the pleasure of directing:

  • Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl (performed at the regional KCACTF festival)
  • Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare 
  • DNA by Dennis Kelly
  • Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Trojan Women by Euripides (performed at the regional KCACTF festival) 
  • A Year With Frog and Toad by Robert and Willie Reale 
  • Oklahoma! with the Sundance Summer Theatre