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Jeff M. Storer

Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies
Theater Studies
Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708-0680
109 Page, Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708
Office hours 10:00-11:45 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Always helpful to call ahead.  


Jeff Storer ( for complete information)(M.F.A., Dallas Theater Center) is co-founder and Artistic Director of Manbites Dog Theater, a professional company founded in 1986 dedicated to world and regional premieres of contemporary work. He is co-author of Indecent Materials, which opened the 1990 season at Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, and has co-authored Tune for Tommy, Hotline, and an adaptation of Allan Gurganus’ Plays Well With Others. He has directed over 150 full length works since 1975 in New York City, Portland, Oregon, Boston, Winter Park, Florida and Dallas. His directing credits include: the world premiere of Romulus Linney's Silver River (at Manbites Dog, Profile Theater in Portland and as the keynote event at the Sewanee Writer's Conference,) Mr. Burns:a post electric play, Brownsville Song (b-side for Tray,) Uncle Vanya, The Laramie Project, God's Ear, Spring Awakening, The Receptionist, Sonnets for an Old Century, Neighborhod 3, Reckless, Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, Bucknaked: A Love Story, The Normal Heart, The Day Room, Wild Honey, The Mystery of Irma Vep, This is our Youth, Tomorrowland, Dark Ride, 7 Blowjobs, Cloud Tectonics, The Illusion, The Darker Face of the Earth, Carousel, Cloud 9, and co-authored and co-directed the stage and video versions of the world premiere, Walking Miracles. As a part of Duke’s Department of Theater Studies Jeff directed the workshop production of Jose Rivera’s References to Salvadore Dali Make Me Hot and the world premiere of Romulus Linney’s Oscar Over Here. In the spring of 2005 he directed Angels in America: Part One and Angels in America:Part Two (staged reading) He was Associate Director of Theater at Duke University from 1982-1987 and Associate Professor of Theater at Rollins College from 1987-1992. He returned to Duke in 1993-present. He chaired the Department of Theater Studies from 2007-09 and 2015-18.  He is a full professor of the practice in the Department of Theater Studies.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies · 2001 - Present Theater Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Trinity University · 1981 M.F.A.
Illinois State University · 1976 M.A.
Rollins College Winter Park · 1975 B.A.