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Rachel Tracie, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor, Theater Arts
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5212
Fax: (626) 387-5747
Tracie is co-chair and associate professor in the Department of Theater, Film, and Television. She is interested in exploring the connections between a theoretical analysis of theater and its practical application in courses such as Theater History, Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and Directing. She seeks to create a space in which students can freely engage in investigating the historical, social, and spiritual aspects of theatre while drawing on the richness of their liberal arts education. Tracie regularly directs for the department and recent shows include The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, Amadeus by Peter Shaffer, Tartuffe by Moliere, and Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel. Her current research includes an exploration of memory in women's playwrighting and creating interactive materials for use in the theater history classroom. Tracie received a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London and an M.A. in Drama from the University of Alberta.


Ph.D. – Royal Holloway University of London, 2006
M.A. – University of Alberta, Canada, 1998
B.A. – Trinity Western University, 1995


  • School of Visual and Performing Arts
    • Theater, Film, and Television
  • College of Music and the Arts


  • Canadian Theater
  • Contemporary Northern Irish Theater
  • Modern American Drama
  • Postcolonial Drama
  • Theater History

Courses Taught

TFT 313 – Intermediate Acting
TFT 325 – History of Theater to the 19th Century
TFT 326 – History of Theater: 19th Century to Present
TFT 423 – Directing
TFT 213 – Introduction to Theater

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Tracie, Rachel. Private images and Public Experience in the plays of Christina Reid, presentation at the Visual Studies in Ireland Conference,University of Limerick, Ireland, 2009.

Tracie, Rachel. Memories of Hopeslide: Geography and Fragmentation, presentation at The Association of Theatre in Higher Education, New Orleans, 2007.

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Honors, Awards, Recognition
University of London Central Research Fund Grant
Overseas Research Fund
Royal Holloway University of London Studentship

Associations, Boards, Committees
Member, Association of Theatre in Higher Education, 2006-08
Member, International Association for the Study of Irish Literature, 2006-08
Member, Christians in Theatre Arts, 2005-06

Office Location

Building Three, Theater Production Office, Mary Hill, West Campus, West Campus

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