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Department of Theatre and Dance

Patrick Konesko

Assistant Professor, Theatre History & Dramatic Literature

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
M.A. Bowling Green State University
B.A. Saginaw Valley State University

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Patrick received his B.A. in Theatre from Saginaw Valley State University. After graduating, he moved to Bowling Green State University in Ohio to pursue both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre. While there, he also earned a Certificate in Performance Studies. His dissertation was titled Representing Childhood: The Social, Historical, and Theatrical Significance of the Child on Stage.

Directing credits include: Book of Days, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, A Night of Lanford Wilson One-Acts, The Pillowman, and Wonder of the World. As an actor, favorite roles include As You Like It (Jacques) with Beautiful Kids Independent Shakespeare Company, The Winter’s Tale (Antigonus), and Mother Courage (Chaplain) at Bowling Green State University.

Patrick’s research interests include theatrical representations of children and childhood, poker and performativity, performances of organized labor and labor training, dramaturgy, and theatre history/historiography. His research has been presented at the Mid America Theatre Conference (MATC), the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), and the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA).

Before traveling to Laramie, Patrick spent two years as adjunct faculty at Bowling Green State University. He joined the faculty of the University of Wyoming in the fall of ’15, where he teaches courses in theatre history, dramatic literature, and acting.


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