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Dale Daigle

Associate Professor of Drama Director, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts
  • B.A., University of Maine at Orono, 1977
  • M.F.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1989

Biographic Note

Productions directed by Professor Daigle have been seen in Maine, Hawaii, Scotland, Kyoto, Samoa, Denver, Los Angeles, and D.C. as well as the more exotic locales of Chestertown and Church Hill. His most recent work is on the world premier of All Blues by Robert Earl Price in conjunction with 7Stages Theatre in Atlanta. The play will premier at Washington College in the fall of 2011 and travel to Atlanta for performances in September (link to vita)

Research Interests

Acting, Directing, Japanese traditional theatre.

As a research fellow at the Kyoto Arts Center he performed the kabuki role of Tandanyu at the imperial palace in Kyoto. He has studied for a year with Nomura Shiro and Nomura Mansaku, two of Japan’s “Living National Treasures” in the traditional forms of Noh and Kyogen. His translation, with Junko Sakaba, of Buaku was the first English language Kyogen play performed at the National Noh Theatre in Tokyo. His main focus in the last several years has been on new plays (he has directed 5 premiers). View Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Plays Directed At WC

Under Milk Wood, Shrew, Drinking In America, Waiting for Godot, Angels in America, My Children! My Africa, Hamlet, Pounding Nails… All in the Timing, Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll, Too Much Light… Lebensraum, Molly Sweeney, Buaku, The Cripple of Innishman, The Laramie Project, Extreme Exposure, Duchamp Sat Here, Twelfth Night, My Name is Rachel Corrie, Zoo Story, We Tiresias, Monologues From the Edge, Golden Sardine, Death and the Maiden

Courses Taught At WC

  • DR 211 - Acting I
  • DR 311 - Performing Shakespeare
  • DR 231 - Theatre Technology
  • DR 331 - Lighting Design
  • DR 221 - Directing
  • DR 306 - Contemporary Theatre
  • DR 394 - Special Topics: Improvisation
  • DR 404 - Computer-Aided Design
  • DR 404 - Special Topics: Traditional Japanese Theatre
  • DR 404 - Theatre Management
  • DR 404 - Special Topics: Problems in Technical Theatre
  • DR 494 - Theories of Acting
  • CNW 101 - Theatre in Performance
  • CNW 202 - Bunraku and Bowie, Kabuki and Kiss: Traditional Asian Performing Arts and Contemporary Western Culture