Faculty & Staff
Carol C. Davis
Associate Professor of TheatreCarol C. Davis is Associate Professor of Theatre and former Chair of the Department of Theatre, Dance & Film, who teaches Directing, Acting Shakespeare, Acting Realism, Acting for Social Change, Acting 1, Senior Seminar, World Theatre, and Asian Theatre. At F&M, Davis has directed Angels in America, Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Naga Mandala, A Lie of the Mind, Twelfth Night, A Piece of My Heart, Metamorphoses, and The Crucible.Davis is also the founding Artistic Director of the Nepal Health Project, an educational and charitable theatre troupe formed in 1996 to trek plays and health workshops to villages throughout Nepal, teach creative dramatics in Kathmandu orphanages, and sponsor girls' education: www.nepalhealthproject.org For her work in Nepal, Davis received the Half the Sky award from Nicholas Kristof and The New York Times: https://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/half-the-sky-contest-winnersDavis earned her Ph.D. in theatre in the University of California, Berkeley's director/scholar program where she wrote her dissertation on Shakespeare's cross-dressing heroines, and earned her BA from the University of California, San Diego. Davis had directed and/or acted professionally for film, TV, and stage in California (Old Globe Theatre, San diego Rpertory Theatre, Berkeley Rpertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Festival, etc.), Nepal, Malaysia, and Korea. Davis was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar to nepal and served on the Fulbright South and Central Asia Peer Review Committee before becoming F&M's Fulbright faculty liaison. Davis received an Asian Cultural Council grant for research on Nepali theatre, and serves on advisory boards for the South Asian Studies Association, the South Asian Foundation on Academic Research - Nepal, Indra's Net Theatre, and Ecumenica Journal of Theatre and Performance.Davis' articles and chapters have appeared in Asian Theatre Journal, Theatre Symposium, Mapping South Asia Through Contemporary Theatre, Journal of South Asia Women Studies, Mime Journal, The Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre, World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts, Nor For Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography, Education About Asia, and Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre.