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Bruce Cohen
Associate Professor

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Professor Cohen teaches Directing for the Stage, Theater History, Devised Perfomance and leads the BSE-Theater Education track. He has taught for Denison University, Weber State University, the New World School of the Arts and was Director of the Department of Theater at Arkansas State University-Beebe.

A director, actor and produced playwright for close to three decades; Professor Cohen is a full member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, holds affiliation with Actors Equity Association and is a former Arkansas State Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Prior to his career as a university professor and administrator, Bruce ran several professional theatre companies including the award-winning Utah Musical Theatre. 

Professor Cohen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from Adelphi University and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Directing for the Stage from The University of Alabama. His scholarly research interests are focused on the techniques and theories of immersive theater performance.