Dr. Chad Thomas

Associate Professor, English Department

Biography

Dr. Chad Allen Thomas is an associate professor of Shakespeare and dramatic literature in the English department at UAH. He also teaches classes for the Honors College, the Theatre program, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Positing a connection between subjectivity and spectatorship, his research attempts to theorize the manifold responses cross-gender casting elicits from audiences, artists, and critics. His scholarship has been published in Shakespeare Bulletin, Comparative Drama, Theatre Topics, 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Period, and the essay collection Shakespeare on the Campus Stage (published by Cambridge University Press.)

As well, he regularly presents papers at academic conferences, including the Shakespeare Association of America, the Renaissance Society of America, the American Popular Culture Association, and Queer Studies Now.

His creative work with Theatre at UAH has included directing The Comedy of Errors (2011), The Tempest (2012), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (2014) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015), and The Laramie Project (2015), as well as playing Joe Keller in All My Sons (2013). In addition, Dr. Thomas has been involved with several productions through Rocket City Shakespeare.

Dr. Chad Thomas' Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Chad Thomas' Personal Webpage


Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of Michigan, 2009
  • M.A., English, University of Michigan, 2003
  • M.A., English, University of North Texas, 2002
  • M.S., Theater, University of North Texas, 2000
  • B.F.A., Theater, University of New Mexico

Classes Taught


Affiliations

  • American Society for Theatre Research
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Modern Language Association
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Shakespeare Association of America

Publications

  • Review of “Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare.Theatre History Studies 32: 2012
  • “On Queering Twelfth Night,” Theatre Topics 20.2: 2010
  • “Negotiating the Interregnum: The Political Drama of Davenant and Tatham,” 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Period 10: 2004
  • Review of “Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare.Theatre History Studies 32: 2012
  • “On Queering Twelfth Night,” Theatre Topics 20.2: 2010
  • “Negotiating the Interregnum: The Political Drama of Davenant and Tatham,” 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Period 10: 2004

Credits

  • Macbeth, Macbeth, Rocket City Shakespeare, 2016
  • Director, The Laramie Project, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2015
  • Dramaturge, Richard III, Rocket City Shakespeare, 2015
  • Director, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2015
  • Director, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2014
  • Touchstone & dramaturge, As You Like It, Rocket City Shakespeare, Huntsville, 2014
  • Baptista, The Taming of the Shrew, Rocket City Shakespeare, Huntsville, 2014
  • Joe Keller, All My Sons, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2013
  • Director, The Tempest, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2012
  • Director, The Comedy of Errors, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2011
  • Orestes, script adaptor, and dramaturge, The Electra Project, University of Michigan, 2003
  • Co-founder and co-artistic director, Impulse Productions, Dallas, 1999-2001
  • Director, Laughing Wild, Impulse Productions, Dallas, 2001
  • Dramaturge, Hot and Throbbing, Impulse Productions, Dallas, 2000
  • Jacques, As You Like It, University of North Texas, 2000
  • Leontes, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare in Santa Fe, 1995
  • Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare in Santa Fe, 1994
  • Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare in Santa Fe, 1993