Shirley Huston-Findley

Shirley Huston-Findley


Phone: 330-263-2543
Office Address: 117 Wishart


  • B.A., Indiana University at South Bend 1986
  • M.A., Miami of Ohio
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri 1998

Courses Taught

  • THTD 101: Introduction to Theatre Research and Writing
  • THTD 244: Origins of Drama
  • THTD 245: Feminism and Theatre
  • THTD 246: Dramatic Theory and Criticism
  • THTD 301: Playwriting
  • THTD 401: Junior Independent Study


  • “Understanding Cultural Perspectives Through Greek and Hindu Theatre” in Education About Asia (Volume 17, no.1, spring 2012) 44-48.
  • “In Pursuit of Well-Being: The Purpose, Process, Pleasure and Pain of Forming
  • Boomerang Intergenerational Theatre Company,” co-author Jamie Carroll Morris, Theatre/Practice: The Online Journal of the Acting/Directing Symposium of the MATC, (2012).
  • Co-author, “Undergraduate Research in the Fine Arts at the College of Wooster,” in Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities: Models of Undergraduate Research. Eds. Naomi Yavneh Klos, Jenny Olin Shanahan, and Gregory Young. Council on Undergraduate Research, 2011.
  • Footpaths and Bridges: Voices from the Native American Women Playwrights Archive, Edited by Shirley Huston-Findley and Rebecca Howard, U. of Michigan Press, 2008. Second printing (paperback), 2011.
  • Shirley has presented papers at the Southeastern Theatre Conference, The Mid-American Theatre Conference, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the American Association of Colleges and Universities and The Asian Studies Development Program.

Creative Writing

  • Thoughtless (10-minute play)
  • Breathing India: A Contradiction
  • Past Missing (full-length play)
  • Letting Go, (full-length play) co-written with Jamie Carroll Morris (’09) and Alex Paolino-Gibson (’09)
  • In Memory of Me (a full-length play)
  • Directing credits at the College include Peter Shaffer’s Equus, Anna Deveare Smith’sTwilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive; Marsha Norman’sGetting Out; Moliere’s Tartuffe, Arthur Miller’s All My Son’s, Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie, and Adam Rapp’s Nocturne, which received a performance at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C. in April 2007.


Shirley is the recipient of a Fulbright-Nehru Research Grant for the spring semester of 2014, for which she will study will examine the relationship between how the work of contemporary female playwrights in India is gendered based on their distance from partition and the ways in which they have conformed to and/or resisted culturally inscribed gender identities.