William Whitaker

​Professor of Practice in Drama
research interests:
  • Acting
  • Directing
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    • Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    • Washington University
    • CB 1108
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    ​William Whitaker teaches directing and acting. He has been associated as a director and actor with many professional theatres, including the Washington Stage Guild and the Round House Theatre. He regularly teaches at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London as part of Washington University’s summer program there.

    William Whitaker has been associated as a director and actor with many professional theaters: The Washington Stage Guild, The Round House Theater, HotCity, The Arena Stage, The Folger Theater and St. Louis Actors' Studio, to name a few. He is currently Professor of Practice in Drama in the Performing Arts Department at Washington University, where he teaches directing, acting and embodied communication. Whitaker holds an MA in Dramatic Literature from The Catholic University of America and an MFA in Theater from Florida Atlantic University where he was the Joshua Logan Fellow. He regularly teaches at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London as part of WashU’s summer program.  He is proud to be a part of the Prison Education Project where he teaches classes in Public Speaking and Theater.