John J. Yorke

Instructor of Theatre, Department of Theatre & Dance

Phone
901-678-2523
Email
Jyorke@memphis.edu
Fax
901-678-1350
Office
3745 Central Ave., Theatre Building Room 119
Office Hours
M 10:30-12:30, T 2-4, and by appointment.

About John J. Yorke

John joined the faculty full-time in 2002 and was originally hired to teach five sections of Introduction to Theatre each semester. Since then, John's role in the department has expanded to include core performance and graduate level courses. John also directs as part of the main stage season, serves as the coordinator of Introduction to Theatre and continues to advise and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Education

MFA Theatre, The University of Memphis, 1997; BA Theatre Arts, Juniata College 1994

Admitted

Memphis Ostrander Awards Judge, 2005-2012
Member SETC

Experience

Professional

Some directing credits include: Fabulation Or; the Re-Education of Undine, The Pavilion, Cinnamon Stories, Murder on the Nile, The Twilight of the Golds, The Robber Bridegroom, The Philadelphia Story, The Lion in Winter and This Property Is Condemned

Research and Scholarly Activities

Research Interests

Teaching interests: Coordinator – Introduction to Theatre, Directing Experiments, Script Analysis, Theory and Criticism