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Dor Cosby Atkinson

Lecturer in Drama

Dor Cosby Atkinson is a professional theatre director who teaches acting and several physical theatre approaches. She was the Founder and Artistic Director of Edge Theatre Ensemble in Seattle from 2001-2008. Her research interests include ensemble theatre, devised and experimental theatre, physical theatre, socially-conscious/ political theatre, theatre for loss and mourning, and stylized theatre/ theatre of the grotesque.

Education and Training: 
Master of Fine Arts, Directing and Public Dialogue, Virginia Tech, 2011
Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1999
Selected Performances: 

What a Stranger May Know, by Erik Ehn, (a collaboration under the artistic direction of Kristin Kusanovich and Michael Zampelli) Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, 2012 

Servant of Two Masters, by Carlo Goldoni, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA, 2011

The Good Person of Szechuan, by Bertolt Brecht, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2010

Two Altars, Ten Funerals, by Erik Ehn, Virginia Tech, 2010

Rough for Theatre II, by Samuel Beckett, Virginia Tech, 2009

Venus and Adonis, Opera by John Blow, American Opera Theatre, Blacksburg, VA, 2009

"Live News!" an original street performance, Virginia Tech, 2009

The Levee, by Taylor MacBowyer, Virginia Tech, 2008

That Midnight Rodeo, by Mary Sue Price, Virginia Tech, 2008

Mother Courage and her Children, by Bertolt Brecht, Edge Theatre Ensemble, Seattle, WA, 2008

Tongues, by Sam Shepard and Joe Chaikin, Smoke Farm Festival, Arlington, WA, 2007

A Dream Play, by August Strindberg, adapted by C. Churchill, Edge Theatre Ensemble, 2007

Antigone, by Sophocles, Edge Theatre Ensemble, 2003