PhD University of Maryland, College ParkMLS Indiana University, BloomingtonBA Purdue University, West Lafayette
History & Criticism
Dr. Fliotsos' research is primarily in theatre pedagogy, women directors, and 20th century Broadway Theatre. Her books include Teaching Theatre Today (Palgrave Macmillan 2004, 2nd ed. 2009), American Women Stage Directors of the Twentieth Century (U of IL 2008), and Interpreting the Play Script: Contemplation and Analysis (Palgrave Macmillan 2011). She is currently editing a new book, International Women Stage Directors. Dr. Fliotsos has published essays in Women in American Musical Theatre, Broadway: An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture, Theatre Topics, The Journal of American Culture, American Theatre, and Research in Drama Education. In 2006 she won the George Whately Award for best article in Studies in Popular Culture. To see her website chronicling 20th century Broadway theatre, click here.
In addition to her scholarly endeavors, Dr. Fliotsos enjoys directing, performing, and creating theatre. She has two awards (for direction and play script) from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for her work on Oedipus! A New Musical Comedy, which was published by Baker's Plays and produced in New York. Her directing credits at Purdue Theatre include Living Out, Psycho Beach Party, Anton in Show Business, and several workshop productions. She is the recipient of the 2011 College of Liberal Arts Fellowship with the Center for Creative Endeavor, for which she is creating a documentary about Amelia Earhart based on the archives at Purdue Libraries.