Dr. T. Paul Pfeiffer
Dr. Pfeiffer (1980) is a Full Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance and a recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award at Salisbury University. He coordinates the Theatre Minor and teaches courses in accents and dialects, acting comedy, acting Shakespeare, acting for the camera, and theatre history.
As the Artistic Director of the Bobbi Biron Theatre Program (1989), Dr. Pfeiffer's leadership has garnered a $500,000 endowment, an academic major leading to a B.A. degree in theatre, and a program recognized for its rigorous acting training program and varied theatrical seasons.
Pfeiffer holds a Ph.D. degree in Theatre History and Performance (Union Institute) and an M.A. degree in Theatre History and Directing (University of Maryland). His professional training in classical theatre includes the Folger Theatre (Washington, D.C.) and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (London) and studies in Renaissance and Baroque dance (Amherst Early Music Institute) and acting (Herbert Berghoff Studio, Manhattan). He has acted for the Riverside Shakespeare Theatre (Manhattan), among others.
As a playwright, Pfeiffer's credits include an adaptation of Charles Dicken's A CHRISTMAS CAROL for the stage and an adaptation of Henry Fielding’s JOSEPH ANDREWS that he also directed. His one man play, APOLOGY FOR THE LIFE OF AN ACTOR, received a special showcase at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘The Other Place’ (1999), appeared in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2001), and earned a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. In addition to advancing projects for stage and screen treatment, Pfeiffer has published and presented on various aspects of the classical theatre.
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