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Guillaume Tourniaire (he/him)

PhD in Theatre History and Performance Studies
Guillaume Tourniaire


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M.A., Theatre History & Dramatic Criticism, Catholic University
B.A., Theatre Arts, Boston College
Summer Program, Abbey Theater, Dublin

Guillaume is a teacher, translator, director, and dramaturg who has staged operettas and plays – ranging from classical to experimental – in Boston, San Diego, and Washington, DC.

He has taught courses in theater history and analysis at the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, and Catholic University. He has also given workshops on acting and audition technique at American University, Peabody Conservatory, and Gettysburg College.

His dissertation, Show Boat's "Make Believe;" Subversions of Stereotype and Sympathy as Liberalism explores the manipulations of popular performance forms in musicals as a means of modeling inclusion and redefining full American citizenship.

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Courses Taught

Additional Courses

Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

  • TH 367: Musical Theater History and Analysis (Autumn 2019)
  • TH 361: Modern Theater History and Theory (Autumn 2019)
  • TH 367: Musical Theater History and Analysis (Autumn 2018)

Catholic University, Washington, DC

  • Drama 202: 17th C. French Neoclassical Theater (Spring 2014)
  • Drama 202: 17th C. French Neoclassical Theater (Autumn 2011)


Professional Affiliations: 
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC)

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