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Michael Cadden

    Position: Faculty Associate
    Title: Senior Lecturer in Theater and Dance in the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. Director, Program in Theater and Dance.
    Office: 205 185 Nassau St.
    Phone: 609-258-4659
    Michael Cadden

    Faculty Associates


    Michael Cadden is Senior Lecturer in the Lewis Center for the Creative and Performing Arts and Program in Theater and Dance and the Director of the Program in Theater and Dance. He began his career as a dramaturg at the Yale Repertory Theatre and as a lecturer in the dramaturgy, directing, and acting programs at the Yale School of Drama. He has also been a long-time faculty member of the Bread Loaf School of English, having taught in their summer programs for high school teachers in Vermont , New Mexico , Alaska , and at Oxford University ; under Bread Loaf's auspices, and in partnership with Iowa 's Alan Mokler Macvey, he has offered four NEH Summer Institutes for Secondary School teachers. Cadden has consistently attempted to build bridges between the world of academia and the world of professional theater; in 1995, he served as the Chair of the Modern Language Association's Drama Division. He has also served as editor of a CD-ROM version of Ibsen's A Doll House, curator of a library exhibition centered on the life and work of Oscar Wilde, and co-editor of Engendering Men: The Question of Male Feminist Criticism. He has published essays on Athol Fugard, Tony Kushner, Martin McDonagh and many other contemporary dramatists. He is also proud to have offered Princeton 's first course in Gay and Lesbian Studies. In 1993, he was awarded the university's President's Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2003, he helped inaugurate Princeton's new Roger S. Berlind Theater - ten years in the planning and the jewel in the crown of Princeton 's performing arts community.