Graduate Students in Residence

Ph.D.

Mohamadreza Babaee is a PhD candidate. Originally from Tehran, Iran, he currently serves as treasurer of the Graduate Student Theatre Organization. He is a Teaching Associate for the Department of Theatre and Film, and Course Coordinator for THFM 2020: Performance in Life and on Stage. Mohamadreza’s research interests include Middle Eastern studies, migration studies, critical race theory, queer of color critique, Marxism, and theatre historiography.

Dan Cullen is a 1st year PhD student, originally from Woodbridge, VA. He serves as secretary for the Graduate Student Theatre Organization and as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Theatre and Film scene shop. His research interests include actor training for the postmodern theatre, as well as plays with dystopian narratives and their impact after 9/11.

Patrick Felton is a 1st year PhD student. Originally from St. Albans, WV, Patrick is representative-at-large for the Graduate Student Theatre Organization and serves on the Elsewhere season selection committee. He also works as a graduate assistant in the Department of Theatre and Film scene shop. His research interests include interdisciplinary collaboration, aesthetic sexuality in performance, undoing privilege in performance curation, the performance of identity in digital media.

Justin Hopper is a 2nd year PhD student. Originally from Gilbert, AZ, Justin currently serves as president of the Graduate Student Theatre Organization. For the Department of Theatre and Film, Justin serves as a Teaching Associate in THFM 2020: Performance in Life and on Stage, and as a Teaching Assistant in THFM 2410: Acing Principles. His research interests include alternative forms of spectatorship, immersive theatre in the United States, and European theatre after commedia dell’arte.

Seung-A (Liz) Lee is a 4th year PhD student. She is originally from Seoul, Republic of Korea. Her research interests include Shakespeare adaptation, theatre history and criticism, classical drama, sexuality, and gender.

David Loehr is a 1st year PhD student, originally from Charlotte, NC. In the Department of Theatre and Film, he serves as a member of the season selection committee, and as a graduate assistant in the scene shop shop. His research interests are in classical theatre, Shakespeare, and the influence of pre-twentieth century theatre on twentieth century popular culture.

Cody Page is a 2nd year PhD student. Originally from Annville, PA, he is currently a graduate assistant in the costume shop for the Department of Theatre and Film. He also serves as the social chair for the Graduate Student Theatre Organization. His research interests include LGBT theatre; devised theatre; musical theatre; and the intersections of theatre, popular culture, and fandom.

Leesi Patrick is a 2nd year PhD student. Her research interests are in postcolonial theory, theatre and performance history, intercultural theatre, musical theatre, theatre management, and African and African American theatre. She currently serves as a Teaching Assistant for THFM 3480: Theatre History and Literature.

Dennis Sloan is a PhD candidate. He is originally from Dallas, TX. He currently serves as a Graduate Student Senator representing the Department of Theatre and Film, and as a Teaching Associate in THFM 1910: Script Analysis. His research interests include race and identity performance, actor training, the Chicano theatre movement, the Federal Theatre Project, and musical theatre. 

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