Linda Dunlevy

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Linda Dunlevy

Assistant Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty


Linda Dunlevy is an Assistant Professor for the Theatre Program, specializing in acting and directing. Before beginning an academic career, Ms. Dunlevy worked in the professional theatre as an actor, director and producer.  She has been a member of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors’ Guild-American Federation of Radio and Television Artists for more than 30 years. Local acting credits include the Human Race Theatre Company and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, as well as numerous on-camera commercials and voice-overs. She served as the producing director of the Hoosier Theater Company and as the president of the Ohio Theatre Alliance. Previous teaching experience includes Indiana University, the University of Cincinnati, and Ohio Northern University, where she served as the director of the Musical Theatre program.

Faculty Perspective

Theatrical performance allows us to observe human beings in action. The observation of this action enables our discovery of what it means to be human, and to imagine the possibilities for growth and change. I think it is this basic characteristic of theatre that draws us to it throughout human history. 


  • Master of Fine Arts in Theatre and Drama/Directing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education/Speech and Drama, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
  • Additional Training in HB Studio, New York, New York (Acting Technique and Scene Study, and Musical Theatre Performance)

Research Interests

  • American musical theatre as a vanguard for democratic principles
  • The financial history of American theatre
  • Playboy of the Western World--why the riots occurred
  • The Abbey Theatre of Dublin--operating at cross-purposes, yet enduring

Selected Stage Productions

Jesus Christ Superstar at UD, March 2002 - Director

Edith Stein at UD, January 1996 - Director

Hello, Dolly! at UD, March 2001 - Director

How I Learned to Drive at the Human Race Theatre Company - Cast member