David M Feldshuh

Professor

Summary

David Feldshuh is a Phi Beta Kappa, philosophy major of Dartmouth College. He completed his actor training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, studied mime with Jacques Lecoq, and joined the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, remaining there for seven years first as an actor and then as Associate Director. Subsequently, he completed a PhD in theatre focusing on creativity and actor training, then earned an MD degree and completed a residency in emergency medicine, a specialty he continues to practice. His theatrical career includes regional theatre and off-Broadway directing as well as opera and film. He is author of three published and widely produced plays, most notably, Miss Evers Boys, for which he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in drama. As an HBO movie, Miss Evers' Boys received twelve Emmy nominations, winning five including Best Picture and the President's Award for television presentations exploring vital social issues. Dr. Feldshuh has served as Professor of Theatre and as Artistic Director of the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts for the past twenty-five years. He is a Stephan H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, an award recognizing distinguished undergraduate teaching.

Research Focus

  • the arts and healthcare
  • the use of theatre in exploring important social issues
  • training creativity
  • directing

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