Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and PerformanceCollege of Liberal Arts

Anne Fliotsos

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

Department Information

Theatre // VPA // Faculty
Design, Art, and Performance // Faculty

Office Information

  • Specialization

  • History & Criticism

  • Dr. Fliotsos' research is primarily in theatre pedagogy, women directors, and 20th century Broadway. Her books include New Directions in Teaching Theatre Arts (Palgrave 2018), Teaching Theatre Today (Palgrave Macmillan 2004, 2nd ed. 2009), American Women Stage Directors of the Twentieth Century (U of IL 2008), Interpreting the Play Script: Contemplation and Analysis (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), and International Women Stage Directors (U of IL 2013). Fliotsos has also 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. She won the George Whatley Award for best article in Studies in Popular Culture (2006). She has also created a website chronicling 20th century Broadway theatre, found at:

    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 Samuel French 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.

    Fliotsos is the recipient of the 2011 College of Liberal Arts Fellowship with the Center for Creative Endeavor, for which she created a documentary about Amelia Earhart based on the archives at Purdue Libraries. In 2011 she was awarded the School of Visual and Performing Arts Excellence in Teaching Award (also in 2002) and in 2012 was selected as a national member of the League of Professional Theatre Women in New York City. She was named a University Faculty Scholar 2013-2018.

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