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Faculty and Staff: Debra Freeberg

Debra L. Freeberg, professor of communication arts and sciences

Debra Freebergfreede@calvin.edu
DeVos Communication Center 250D

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Educational background

  • BA – University of Tennessee, speech and theatre arts, 1977
  • MA – University of Pittsburgh, theatre arts, 1980
  • PhD – University of Pittsburgh, theatre arts, 1995

Research/academic interests

playwriting and directing, Scandinavian Theatre and children’s theatre

Selected publications

"Faith-Based Engagement through Theatre.” Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance Fall (2007) 17-22.

"Free to hate: an American Church rejoices in Swedish tsunami victims.” Perspectives April (2005): 18-20.

"Stockholm,” The Encyclopedia for Theatre and Drama. Edited by Dennis Kennedy. Oxford University Press, 2003.

"Alf Sjöberg,” The Encyclopedia for Theatre and Drama. Edited by Dennis Kennedy. Oxford University Press, 2003.

"Fem Skådespelerska talar om Strindberg.” Ja, mả han leva: 22 Kvinnor om August Strindberg. Stockholm: Carlssons Bokforlag, 2001.

Select directing credits (of 40+ plays)

  • The Syringa Tree, Calvin Theatre Company, Grand Rapids, MI 2009
  • Godspell Calvin Theatre Company, Grand Rapids, MI 2007
  • The Lady’s Not for Burning Calvin Theatre Company, Grand Rapids, MI 2007
  • As You Like It, Calvin Theatre Company, Grand Rapids, MI 2005
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Calvin Theatre Company, GR, MI 2005
  • Tiger at the Gates, Calvin College, GR, MI (nominated for a Grand Award in Directing) 2004
  • A Doll House. Calvin Theatre Company, Grand Rapids, MI 2002
  • The Piano Lesson. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (Grand Rapids Press, nominated for a Grand Award: Best College Play) 2002
  • The Stronger and The Ghost Sonata. Calvin Theatre Company, GR, MI 1999
  • My Dearest Sister (Allrakäraste Syster). Calvin College, GR, MI 1999

Additional information

Read Debra Freeberg's statement on the integration of faith and learning.

Curriculum vitae

Download Debra L. Freeberg's professional curriculum vitae.