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Joe Deer is the Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre, head of Wright State University’s BFA Musical Theatre Program, and 2013 recipient of Wright State University’s Trustees’ Award for Faculty Excellence and the College of Liberal Arts Award for Faculty Excellence. He is the director or choreographer of over 150 productions ranging from off-Broadway to regional theatre and university stages. Beginning his performing career on the sidewalk outside New York’s Shubert Theatre, Deer went on to perform or stage manage five Broadway shows and three national tours. As a director, he has worked extensively with The Human Race Theatre Company (where he is a resident artist), Muse Machine, West Virginia Public Theatre, Mountain Playhouse, and many others. He is internationally sought as a master teacher, education consultant and guest artist, working at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Danish Musical Theatre Academy, Stage School of Hamburg (Germany), Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama, Carnegie Mellon University, and many of the top programs across the U.S. Deer is author of Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course (co-author Rocco Dal Vera), Directing in Musical Theatre: An Essential Guide, and dozens of articles on acting, musical theatre and theatre education.
Deer, Joe, "Reflections on Teaching Everyone Else’s Students" (2015). CoLA Research Conference. 6.
Reflections on Teaching Everyone Else’s Students