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Catherine Ming T'ien Duffly

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Theatre Department
Division of the Arts

Catherine (Kate) Ming T'ien Duffly is a scholar-director and community-engaged theatre artist with a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to her position as Assistant Professor of Theatre at Reed, Kate taught at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts. Her teaching and research interests include acting, directing, socially engaged and community-based theatre, 20th and 21st century American theatre, race theory and performance and feminist performance. Kate's writing has appeared in Theatre Journal, Theatre Annual, and TDR. She has collaborated on projects with Cornerstone Theater, Touchable Stories, Lunatique Fantastique, Wise Fool Community Arts, and Bread and Puppet Theatre. Kate currently sits on the board of Portland's August Wilson Red Door Project, an organization which seeks to change the racial ecology of Portland through the arts.

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