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 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, Sarah Ruhl, Charlotte Jones, and Paula Vogel.  Meghan’s scholarly work addresses intersections of theater and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies.  


Theater & Dance


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


Interdivisional Studies 491: Research/Independent Work

Theater 400: Senior Seminar: The Living Newspaper

Theater 362: Directed Studies/Research in Theater

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

Theater 301: History of World Theater and Drama II

Theater 300: History of World Theater and Drama I

Theater 275: Performance & Production

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 001-008: Performance Practicum


Research Interests

Feminist Theater

Queer Theater

Dramatic Adaptation

Holocaust Drama

Theater for Social Justice