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Anne Fliotsos

Anne Fliotsos


PhD University of Maryland, College Park
MLS Indiana University, Bloomington
BA Purdue University, West Lafayette

Office: PAO 2175
Office Phone: (765) 494-3075


History & Criticism

In recognition of her scholarly activity, Dr. Fliotsos has been named a University Faculty Scholar for 2013-2018. Her 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 co-editor of a new book, International Women Stage Directors (U of IL 2013),which examines women's directing careers in twenty-four countries. Dr. Fliotsos has published essays in Women in American Musical TheatreBroadway: An Encyclopedia of Theater and American CultureTheatre TopicsThe Journal of American CultureStudies in Popular Culture, American Theatre, and Research in Drama Education. 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 is published by Samuel French. Her directing credits at Purdue Theatre include Living OutPsycho Beach PartyAnton in Show Business, and several workshop productions. With the support of the Center for Creative Endeavor, she created a documentary, Amelia Earhart: Person and Persona, based on the archives at Purdue Libraries. She is currently the director of the EnCORE Interactive Theatre at Purdue.