Theatre Department

Faculty & Staff

Catherine Ming T'ien Duffly

Kate DuffyActing, direcing, race and American theatre, performance studies.
B.A. 2000 Macalester College
M.A. 2005 New York University
Ph.D. 2011 University of California, Berkeley
Reed College 2012–.
(503) 517-7338 | cduffly@reed.edu

Kate Duffly is a scholar-director with a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to her position as Assistant Professor of Theatre at Reed, Kate taught as lecturer at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts. Her teaching and research interests include acting, directing, socially engaged and community-based theatre, 20th and 21st century American theatre, race theory and performance, feminist performance, and food as/in performance. Kate has published articles in Theatre Journal and Theatre Annual and is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the civic function of the arts through an analysis of socially engaged performances that address issues of American food politics. In addition to her own directorial and devised performance work, Kate has worked with Marianne Weems of the Builders Association, Cornerstone Theater, Lunatique Fantastique, Wise Fool Community Arts, and Bread and Puppet Theatre.