Faculty Profile

Dr. Sean Bartley

PhD, Theatre Studies, Florida State, 2018 MFA, Dramaturgy, A.R.T./M.X.A.T Institute at Harvard University, 2009
Office: Old CAPA Room 104
Telephone: 318-357-6066
Email: bartleys@nsula.edu


Sean Bartley is an Assistant Professor of Theatre History in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University, where he teaches courses including Theatre History and Literature I-III, Script Analysis, World Theatre Studies, Contemporary Theatre, and The American Stage. He previously held teaching appointments at Florida State University, The University of California Riverside, California State University Bakersfield, and The University of Florida.

His research centers on contemporary American site-specific, ambulatory, and immersive theatre practices. His work has been featured in TDR: The Drama Review, Theatre History Studies, Theatre Journal, PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research and Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation. He recently published the chapter “You’re Out! Performing Presence and Absence at the Ballpark” in Sporting Performances: Politics in Play, edited by Shannon Walsh and published by Routledge. His next book chapter, written with Jared Strange, “The President Makes a Play: Putin and Erdogan’s Sporting Diplomacy,” arrives in 2022 in Bloomsbury’s Theatres of Public Diplomacy, edited by James Ball. He is currently co-editing Experiential Theatres: Praxis Based Approaches to Training 21st Century Theatre Artists with William Lewis, contracted with Routledge for publication in 2022.

Recent directing projects include Will Eno’s TRAGEDY: a tragedy, performed on Zoom for the FSU School of Theatre, and Caryl Chuchill’s Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?, staged in an actual hotel room for audiences of eight. Dramaturgy credits include work with American Repertory Theatre (Julius Caesar, Romance), New Repertory Theatre (BOOM), and Company One (Learn to be Latina).

He received his PhD in Theatre Studies at Florida State. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts Management from American University and an MFA in Dramaturgy from the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre School Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

He serves as the Dramaturgy Coordinator for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the Emerging Scholars Co-Coordinator for Mid-America Theatre Conference. He presents regularly at the annual conferences of ASTR, ATHE, and MATC.

Curriculum Vitae

Office Hours

Fall 2021 Student Hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15-2:00pm and 3:15-4:00pm

Course Information

Course Title Location Time
THEA.2300.01N INTRO TO THEATRE ARTS Natchitoches
A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Cntr 228
MWF 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
THEA.2360.01N THEATRE HISTORY & LIT I Natchitoches
A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Cntr 122
MW 12:30 PM-01:45 PM
THEA.4340.01N CONT THEATRE HIST & LIT Natchitoches
A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Cntr 122
TR 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
THEA.4480.01N SCRIPT ANALYSIS Natchitoches
A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Cntr 122
TR 02:00 PM-03:15 PM