Simon Donoghue

Simon Donoghue
Simon Donoghue
Director and Associate Professor,
English Performing 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.

Published:

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

 

Performed:

  • Now Let Us All Give Thanks
  • Flickers
  • André Michaux
  • Comic Relief
  • Labor of Love (with Philip Rose)
  • Auditions
  • More

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