Simon Donoghue

Simon Donoghue
Director and Associate Professor,
EnglishPerforming Arts

Meet Simon Donoghue

OF NOTE: Teaches a variety of theatre courses, his favorites being Introduction to Theatre Arts, the American Musical and Acting Shakespeare.

KNOWN FOR: Co-authored the play Mixed Nuts and Now Let Us All Give Thanks.

When not in the classroom, can often be found: Performing in shows (favorites being Comic Relief, Auditions, Strike: 1929 and Verity.

Popular quote: I enjoy working with young artists and helping them hone their craft.”

Examples of the classes taught by Simon Donoghue:
  • Introduction to Theatre Arts
  • American Musical Theatre
  • Ancient and Modern Texts in the Western Tradition
  • Introduction to Composition
  • Effective Speaking
  • The Resilient Church
  • The Cross and the Swastika
  • Genocide in the Twentieth Century
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • World War I
  • B.A., University of Virginia
  • M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Adrian Award for Teaching Excellence, Belmont Abbey College, 2008.
  • Copenhagen, originally directed at Belmont Abbey College in 2004, translated to the stage of the Charlotte Repertory Theatre, a League of Resident Theatres Equity house in 2005.
  • Nomination, Best Actor; Niels Bohr in Copenhagen, Charlotte, Repertory Theatre, Charlotte, NC, Creative Loafing Magazine, 2005.
  • Recipient, Best Supporting Actor; Cardinal Wolsey in A Man for All Seasons, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Charlotte, NC, Creative Loafing Magazine, 1993.
  • Recipient, Best Director; Talley’s Folly, Theatre Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Observer, 1992.
  • Recipient, Thompson Playwriting Award; Now Let Us All Give Thanks (co-authored with Nancy Manera), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1991.



-Mixed Nuts, play, co-authored with Nancy Manera; Dramatic Publishing Company, 1983.
“Thomas Osterreich and the Founding of the Great Library,” Catholic Library World.


-Now Let Us All Give Thanks
-André Michaux
-Comic Relief
-Labor of Love (with Philip Rose)

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