Condee, William Faricy 1954–

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Condee, William Faricy 1954–

PERSONAL: Born February 17, 1954, in State College, PA; son of Ralph Waterbury (a professor) and Norma (a musician; maiden name, Faricy) Condee; married Kathleen Dierkas (a homemaker), March 16, 1985; children: Colin Johnson, Austin Faricy. Education: Vassar College, A.B. (with honors), 1976, M.A. (with honors), 1980; Columbia University, M.Phil., 1983, Ph.D., 1987. Hobbies and other interests: Birdwatching, running.

ADDRESSES: Office—School of Interdisciplinary Arts, Lindley Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, visiting lecturer in drama, 1983–84; Ohio University, Athens, professor of theater and director of studies for honors tutorial program in theater, 1986–, associate director of School of Theater, 1988–2001, faculty director of Ohio Leipzig European Center, 2001, director of School of Interdisciplinary Arts, 2001–. University of Wales, honorary visiting lecturer, 1990; University of Leipzig, visiting lecturer at Institute for American Studies, 1995. Director of stage plays, including The Feeble Husband, produced in New York, NY, 1983; stage manager, 1976–78; worked as a lighting designer and dramaturg.

MEMBER: American Society for Theater Research, Association for Theater in Higher Education, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America, Actors' Equity Association, Phi Beta Kappa.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from 1804 Fund Program and U.S. Department of Education, 2000.


Theatrical Space: A Guide for Directors and Designers, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 1995.

Crossroads of a Community: Stuart's Opera House and Nelsonville, Ohio, Athens Messenger (Nelsonville, OH), 1998.

Coal and Culture: Opera Houses in Appalachia, Ohio University Press (Athens, OH), 2005.

Contributor to books, including Ibsen and Modernity: The West and China, edited by Wang Ning, Baihua (Tanjing, China), 2001; and Experimenters, Rebels, and Disparate Voices: The Theatre of the 1920s Celebrates American Diversity, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), in press. Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of American Culture, McNeese Review, Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Theatre Design and Technology, World Architecture, Western European Stages, Theater Insight, Themes in Drama, Architectural Review, and Eugene O'Neill Review. Editor, Ohio Theater Alliance Journal, 1991.