Faculty and Staff

The Department of Performing Arts teaching faculty features many leading scholars, directors, performers, designers, playwrights, dramaturgs, choreographers, critics, technicians, and community-based and multimedia artists in the field.

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Soyica Colbert


Soyica Colbert Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Soyica Colbert, former interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in theatre arts and performance studies, which will support the development of her forthcoming book At Freedom’s Gate.

April 12, 2023

David Strathairn performing as Jan Karski. He is on his knees on the stage with one hand touching the floor. Strathairn is illuminated by spotlight.


Film About Legendary Georgetown Professor and Holocaust Witness Jan Karski Premieres on PBS

The film is based on the stage production Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, which was created by Georgetown’s Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics, directed and co-authored by The Lab’s artistic and executive director Derek Goldman.

March 13, 2023

Benjamin Harbert


Benjamin Harbert Establishes Multimedia Journal for Ethnomusicology

A new web-based journal is upending how ethnomusicologists conduct and publish research. The Journal of Audiovisual Ethnomusicology (JAVEM) is a peer-reviewed streaming journal, which combines the rich medium of film with the rigor of academic inquiry.

January 31, 2023