Theater and Dance

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Meghan Brodie

Dr. Meghan Brodie was Ursinus’s first Theater major, first student to study abroad at Oxford, and Phi Beta Kappa valedictorian of the class of 2000 with a degree in English and Theater. She earned her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. Meghan teaches dramatic literature, theater history, and dramaturgy and also works as a director, dramaturg, and playwright. She has previously taught at Cornell, Colgate, and the University of Southern Maine. Meghan’s scholarly work addresses intersections of theater and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. She directed the English-language world premiere of In the Underworld, a darkly comic operetta written by Germaine Tillion while in the Ravensbrück  concentration camp during WWII. Other directing credits include work by dramatists such as Diana Son, Ellen McLaughlin, Emma Donoghue, Sarah Ruhl, Angela Carter, Holly Hughes, Charlotte Jones, and Paula Vogel. Meghan has previously written about queer casting and feminist directing, co-edited two anthologies of performance pieces written by LGBTQ youth and allies, and partnered with the Remember the Women Institute on several projects about women, theater, and the Holocaust.  


Theater & Dance


  • B.A., Ursinus College
  • M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University


Theater Studies

Theater 400: Senior Seminar: The Living Newspaper

Theater/Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies 315: Butches, Bitches, and Buggers: Modern Queer Drama

Theater 301W: History of World Theater and Drama II

Theater 300W: History of World Theater and Drama I

Theater/Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies 215: Dramatic Dames: Plays By & About Women

Theater 205: Text Detectives

Theater 100: Introduction to Theater

CIE 100: Common Intellectual Experience I

Theater Practice

Theater 275: Performance & Production

Theater 001-008: Performance Practicum

Independent Studies & Summer Research Fellowships

Theater 491 & 492W: Research/Independent Work (Honors)

Interdisciplinary Studies 491: Lesbianism in American Culture, 1900-1950

Theater 362: Directed Studies/Research in Theatre: Playwriting

Ursinus College Summer Fellowship: Female Stage Comedy: History & Practice

Ursinus College Summer Fellowship: Theater for Social Change: Histories and Applications

Ursinus College Summer Fellowship: Theater for Social Justice: Sexual Violence Prevention Programming for College Campuses

Ursinus College Summer Fellowship: Bitter Bitches: Feminism, Theater, & Dark Comedy

Ursinus College Summer Fellowship: (Fun)ction: Developing A Narrative-Driven Board Game

Ursinus College Summer Fellowship: Tools for Change: Theater for Social Justice in Communities of Marginalized Youth

Ursinus College Summer Fellowship: The Art of the Story: An Introduction to Playwriting and Dramatic Adaptation

Ursinus College Summer Fellowship: Mystery & Magic: Playwriting in Theory and Practice


Research Interests

Feminist Theater

Queer Theater

Dramatic Adaptation

Holocaust Drama

Theater for Social Justice