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Jeff M. Storer, Professor of the Practice

Jeff M. Storer
Office Location:  109 Page, Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3360
Email Address:   send me a message
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Research Interests: Directing

Current projects: Upcoming projects, 2010: Neighborhood 3:Requisition of Doom and God's Ear. Receptionist by Adam Bock (area premiere), , Original Script based on the lives and relationship between C.P. Ellis and Anne Atwater

Jeff Storer (M.F.A., Dallas Theater Center) is co-founder and Artistic Director of Manbites Dog Theater, a professional company founded in 1986 dedicated to world and regional premieres of contemporary work. He is co-author of Indecent Materials, which opened the 1990 season at Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, and has co-authored Tune for Tommy, Hotline, and an adaptation of Allan Gurganus’ Plays Well With Others. He has directed in New York City, Portland, Oregon, Boston, Winter Park, Florida and Dallas. His directing credits include: the world premiere of Romulus Linney's Silver River (at Manbites Dog, Profile Theater in Portland and as the keynote event at the Sewanee Writer's Conference,) God's Ear, Spring Awakening, The Receptionist, Sonnets for an Old Century, Neighborhod 3, Reckless, Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, Bucknaked: A Love Story, The Normal Heart, The Day Room, Wild Honey, The Mystery of Irma Vep, This is our Youth, Tomorrowland, Dark Ride, 7 Blowjobs, Cloud Tectonics, The Illusion, The Darker Face of the Earth, Carousel, Cloud 9, and co-authored and co-directed the stage and video versions of the world premiere, Walking Miracles. As a part of Duke’s Department of Theater Studies Jeff directed the workshop production of Jose Rivera’s References to Salvadore Dali Make Me Hot and the world premiere of Romulus Linney’s Oscar Over Here. In the spring of 2005 he directed Angels in America: Part One and Angels in America:Part Two (staged reading) He was Associate Director of Theater at Duke University from 1982-1987 and Associate Professor of Theater at Rollins College from 1987-1992. He returned to Duke in 1993-present. He chaired the Department of Theater Studies in 2008-2009. He is a full professor of the practice in the Department of Theater Studies.

Teaching (Summer2 2022):

  • THEATRST 145S.01M, ACTING Synopsis
    Branson 100, MTuWThF 10:00 AM-12:05 PM
Teaching (Fall 2022):

  • THEATRST 145S.01, ACTING Synopsis
    Bryan Center 127, TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
  • THEATRST 350-1.01, MAINSTAGE ACTING (TOP) Synopsis
    Bryan Center 127, Tu 07:00 PM-09:30 PM
Office Hours:

10:00-11:45 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Always helpful to call ahead.

M.F.A.Trinity University1981
Theater of the Oppressed Facilitators TrainingMarc Weinblatt, techniques of Augusto Boal2000
DirectingTina Landau, Viewpoints Workshop1997
Vocal WorkshopStephen Chun-Tao Cheng, The T'ao of the Voice1995
DirectingJoanne Akalaitis, ATHE Workshop1995
Vocal WorkshopPatsy Rodenburg, Jeanette Nelson, and Kelly McEvenue, Royal National Theatre, VASTA Workshop1995
Roy Hart TheaterRafael Lopez-Barrantes, 1993 and Ivan Midreigh, VASTA 19941993
Voice WorkshopCicely Berry, VASTA Workshop1987
DirectingMarshall Mason, Circle Repertory Theater1984
Master of Fine ArtsTrinity University, San Antonio1981
DirectingRobert Wilson, Performance Workshop1981
Alexander TechniqueMarge Barstow, Omaha, Nebraska1979
Lessac Voice and Diction WorkshopRandy Moore, Dallas Theatre Center1979
Laban Movement WorkshopRobyn Flatt, Dallas Theatre Center1979
Design, Masks, & Makeup WorkshopIrene Corey-Barr, Dallas Theatre Center1979
DirectingDallas Theatre Center1979
M.A.Illinois State University1976
Liberal Arts B.A.Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida1975
B.A.Rollins College Winter Park1975

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Production Credits

  New York Theater:

  1. Jeff Storer: Directing Credits, 2000 - 2009, , 2000/01/01
    with Jeff M. Storer
  2. Freshman Arts Focus in Performance, , 1995/01/01
    with Jeff M. Storer
  3. New Works for the Stage, , 1993/01/01
    with Jeff M. Storer
  4. Jeff Storer: Directing Credits, 1990 - 1999, , 1990/01/01
    with Jeff M. Storer
  5. Jeff Storer: Directing Credits, 1980 - 1989, , 1980/01/01
    with Jeff M. Storer

Recent Publications

  1. with Storer, AJ. UNLEASHED: Twenty Five Year of Manbites Dog. (2013).
  2. J. Storer, 25th Anniversary Manbites Dog Theater Photo Anthology (2012) .


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