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Betty Bernhard, Faculty

A picture of Betty Bernhard

Courtesy of Special Collections, Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library, Reed College.

Prof. Betty Bernhard [theatre 1980–84], March 21, 2015, in Claremont, California, from cancer. Prof. Bernhard taught acting and other theatre courses and directed four plays, including a memorable production of the Threepenny Opera. She left Reed for a tenure-track position at Pomona, where she directed more than 30 productions, including two Sanskrit plays, Shakuntala and The Little Clay Cart. Her research interests were primarily focused on the confluence of theatre for social change and Indian theatre. She was named a Founding Mother of Asian Theatre Scholarship by the Association for Asian Performance.

Memorial by Prof. Kathleen Worley [theatre 1985–2014]

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2015

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