Shirley Kagan

SHirley KaganElliott Professor of Theater
Johns Auditorium, 101
(434) 223-6266


B.A. Williams College; M.F.A. - University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Shirley Kagan is in her sixteenth year of teaching theatre at Hampden-Sydney. Kagan is also an associate artist of Richmond Shakespeare. Her most recent involvement with the group was this summer during which she directed the critically lauded Merry Wives of Windsor.
(Merry Wives of Windsor Reviews: Richmond Times Dispatch, GAYRVA, MondoJohnny)

Teaching Interests

Directing and acting with particular interest in Beckett, Brecht, Pinter and Shakespeare
I also enjoy collaborative work with colleagues across the disciplines.

Committee Assignments & Service to the College

I've served on a variety of committees but am particularly proud of the work done on the Student Affairs Committee.
I'm pleased to serve as the advisor to the Jongleurs, our student theatre group
Advisor to Alpha Psi Omega Honors Dramatic Fraternity
Co-advisot to WWHS Radio with Bill Anderson
International Studies Committee

Most Recent Publications

Trips to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1999 and 2001 with "Sonnet Variations" and "Communication Breakdown" respectively.
Acting in the video version of "Sonnet Variations" televised on PBS stations
Acted in Films For the Humanities Catalogue

Other Interests



Matthew R. Dubroff