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Guillaume Tourniaire (he/him)

PhD Program
Guillaume Tourniaire


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Mellon Fellowship: "Reimagining the Humanities PhD"
M.A., Theatre History & Dramatic Criticism, Catholic University
B.A., Theatre Arts, Boston College
Summer Program, Abbey Theater, Dublin

Guillaume Tourniaire is doctoral candidate, instructor, and lecturer, who has taught large survey lectures, smaller focused seminars, and online courses, on Theatre Appreciation, Introduction, Structure, Analysis, History, and Theory.

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

Guillaume is also a director, dramaturg, and translator who has worked on plays and operettas in Boston, San Diego, and Washington, DC. Last year, he served as dramaturg for UW's production of Molière's The Learned Ladies.

Last fall, he taught Theatre History at UW while also teaching Musical Theatre History and Critical Theory at Cornish. He returned last spring as the teaching assistant for Prof. Armstrong's course, on The Broadway Musical.

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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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