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Ellen Peck

Assistant Professor of Drama
History, Musical Theatre, Theory and Stage Management

BA in Theatre, Oakland University
MA & PhD in Theatre History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Musical Theatre, Theatre History I and II, Dramatic Theory, Stage Management

700 Pelham Rd. N
340 Stone Center
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 782-5489

Ellen is both a theatre historian and practitioner. She has worked as a freelance Stage Manager for several theatres and opera companies around the country, including Michigan Opera Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Spoleto USA, and Utah Opera. She has been a member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) since 2000, and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) since 2001. As a historian, Ellen specializes in Musical Theatre History with an emphasis on the early twentieth century. She has presented at several national theatre conferences, published an article in Contemporary Theatre Review, and had two articles published for Studies in Musical Theatre. She is also contributing entries to the 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music, as well as an essay in a forthcoming book on female artists of the early twentieth century.

Recent and upcoming projects:

  • Stage managing "Aida" for JSU
  • Directing "Broadway Bound" for JSU
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