Simon J. Donoghue

Chair, Theatre Arts Minor

Associate Professor of English

Director, Abbey Players

B.A., University of Virginia
M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
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


-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)


-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.