Stacey Connelly, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor , Human Communication and Theatre
Stacey Connelly earned her M.A. and Ph.D. at Indiana University. In graduate school, her work with Dr. Marvin Carlson re-connected her with German language and culture. Additional courses at Indiana and the Goethe Institute prepared her for advanced study in German theatre and a fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service to study in Berlin. There she researched modern German playwrights and directors, culminating in a dissertation on the intersection of theory and politics in the works of playwright Bertolt Brecht and director Erwin Piscator.
Dr. Connelly continues to research and write about German theatre, political theatre, and theatre-in-education. Her years as a visiting professor in Chicago exposed her to a wide range of theatrical styles and organizations, igniting her interest in dramaturgy. As dramaturg, she’s worked on over twenty-five plays; as a director, she’s staged over fifty productions for various university, community, and professional theatres. In 2019, in partnership with Trinity’s International Programs office and IES Abroad, Connelly was one of three professors to launch a seven-week summer study program in Berlin, featuring courses in German theatre and literature, and excursions to Munich, Wittenberg, and Dresden.