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Coleman, Bud

Professor and Roe Green Endowed Chair in Theatre


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research overview

  • A former dancer with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Fort Worth Ballet, Kinesis, and Ballet Austin, Coleman has directed and choreographed a wide range of musicals, plays, and operas. Coleman's writing includes analytical articles on musical theatre, American Theatre History, and the performance of gender.


  • Global theatre history, musical theatre, theatre directing, theatre choreography, performance of gender, GLBTQ Studies


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courses taught

  • ARSC 4040 - Arts and Sciences Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Same as ARSC 5040.
  • ARSC 4909 - Senior Thesis for Individually Structured Major
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • LGBT 3930 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies Internship
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2021
    Matches selected students with supervised internships in university programs and advocacy groups, local businesses, human service or government agencies. Internships will focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer issues, such as anti-violence programs, educational outreach, and civil rights initiatives. Recommended prerequisite: LGBT 2000.
  • THTR 1011 - Global Theatre 1: Live Performance to Shakespeare
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Travels across four continents exploring live performance from the beginning of recorded history to Shakespeare through various forms of theatrical storytelling including masked dramas, shadow puppets, kabuki, passion plays and commedia.
  • THTR 3011 - American Musical Theatre History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Studies the creation, evolution and influence of American musical theatre and its importance to American society. Students analyze landmark productions, artists and the creative process. Recommended prerequisite: 3 credits in THTR, DNCE or MUSC.
  • THTR 4149 - Theatre Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
    Provides opportunities for theatre majors to explore career opportunities in theatre fields other than, or in addition to, those with performance emphasis. Students apply knowledge and skills developed in their major studies to a practical work experience. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended requisite: 30 credit hours in THTR.
  • THTR 6031 - On-Stage Studies: American Theatre
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Studies American drama in performance, with particular attention to critical and scholarly responses to landmark productions of American classics.


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