Andy Harris | Jewish and Israel Studies

Andy Harris

Andy Harris
Professor of Theatre
RTFP 223
PhD, Columbia University
Modern American Theatre
Broadway Theatre

Dr. Andrew B. Harris has chaired Theatre Departments at Columbia University, Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University. He is the recipient of the first Award for Excellence in Education for his book Broadway Theatre (Routledge). Production credits include shows in New York, Chicago, and in Texas including: The Life of Galileo (with Laurence Luckinbill ("Time magazine ten best of the New York season"), Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer (Dinah Merrill), the first Sam Shepard Festival (Shep in Rep), the first cultural exchange with the People’s Republic of China Cao Yu’s Peking Man, Eugene O'Neill's Welded (directed by Jose Quintero with Philip Anglim), the revival of Richard Rodgers’ first musical Fly With Me, Joan Torres’ Better Half Dead (Victory Gardens, Chicago) and several world premieres by Texas writer Jim Tyler Anderson. A noted Albee scholar, Dr. Harris compiled, produced, and directed the world premiere of Albee's Women. His own plays include Tausk, Erasmus, Rapin’ with Repin, and Tar-tuff, a Molière adaptation with a Texas twang. He is an alumnus of the New Dramatists in New York. He recently received a grant from the Tobin Foundation to complete his second book, The Performing Set, the Broadway Designs of William & Jean Eckart.

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