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Aaron Posner Professor Performing Arts

Aaron Posner
CAS | Performing Arts
Katzen Arts Center 223
BS, Performance Studies, Northwestern University

Aaron Posner is an award-winning director, playwright, teacher, and former Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre and New Jersey’s Two River Theatre. He has directed more than 150 productions at major regional theaters across the country including virtually every theatre in the DC area. As a playwright, his re-imaging of Chekhov’s The Seagull, entitled Stupid F**king Bird, was one of the ten most produced plays in the country in 2015 and has had more than 150 productions worldwide. Other plays include The Heal, JQA, Life Sucks, No Sisters, District Merchants, Who Am I This Time? & Other Conundrums of Love, The Chosen, My Name Is Asher Lev, The Gift of Nothing, Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall, and many more. He lives outside of D.C. with his wife, actress Erin Weaver, and his daughter, Maisie.
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Spring 2024

  • PERF-457 The Craft & Art of Playwriting

Fall 2024

  • PERF-065 Musical/Theatre Production: As You Like It

  • PERF-314 Theatre Performance Practicum: Acting Styles

  • PERF-414 Theatre Performance Practicum: ***** Varies by Section ******