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Faculty Bio

Becker, Becky

Becker, Becky

Position
Professor of Theatre

Contact
Office: Brooks 221
Email: becker1@clemson.edu

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre in the Department of Performing Arts. In addition to being a longstanding teacher of Theatre History, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, and Devising Performance, she is a director, dramaturg, and playwright. Becky has directed a wide range of established works, as well as such new works as Compañeras, The Old Ship of Zion, and Eddie’s Stone Song: Odyssey of the First Pasaquoyan. She has conceived, written, and directed several oral history plays, including Westville: Collected Lives and Bibb City: Collected Lives From a Mill Town. Becky is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region 4 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, serves on the Publications Committee for the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), and is a past editor for Theatre Symposium: A Journal of the Southeastern Theatre Conference, Volumes 24 and 25. Her research interests include new plays, cross-cultural theatre, hidden histories, social justice, and embodied cognition. She has been published in various edited volumes and journals, including Theatre Journal, Feminist Teacher, Review: The Journal of Dramaturgy, and Theatre Symposium. Becky completed a B.S. Ed in Communication Arts and a B.A. in English at Minot State University as well as an MA in Theatre Arts at the University of North Dakota, later earning her PhD from Bowling Green State University. Prior to coming to Clemson University, she was professor of theatre at Columbus State University, also serving as Assistant Director for Center for Global Engagement there, and previously associate professor of theatre at Truman State University.