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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
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