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Dr. Hugh Long

Associate Professor of Drama & English; Artistic Director of the Athenian Players
Athens State University


PhD, Drama, Tufts University; MA, Theatre Arts, California State University, Northridge (CSUN); BFA, Acting, New York University.


Dr. Long is an assistant professor of English and Drama and the artistic director of the Athenian Players. He has directed 16 productions with the Athenian Players, including Picnic, The Phantom Lady, The Fantasticks, Geek!, Verdigris, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Ernest, and The Glass Menagerie. Dr. Long has taught a variety of theatre history, dramatic literature, acting, and stage combat courses at Tufts University, Eastern Connecticut State University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Dean College, and Northern Essex Community College. His research interests center on the historical application of theatrical violence in early modern English and Spanish Theatre and Performance Practices. Dr. Long’s teaching subjects cover a broad range of topics such as Modern European and American Theatre, Early Modern Dramatic Literature, Classical Greek Tragedy, Post-Colonial Theatre, and Dramatic Theory.


Dramatic Literature, Theatre History, Theory and Criticism, Acting, Directing, and Stage Combat