Skip to content Skip to navigation

Amy Cohen

Amy Cohen

Ph.D. Classics 1999

Amy is the Catherine Ehrman Thoresen '23 and William E. Thoresen Professor of Speech and Theatre, Chair of the Theatre Department, and Professor of Classics at Randolph College. Her doctoral work at Stanford University focused on the interpretive implications of doubling and the three-actor convention in Greek tragedy. At Randolph, she and her students put that work on its feet by continuing the R-MWC Greek Play tradition. Amy's research continues to argue that one cannot understand the plays without understanding how they were played. She has directed seven productions using original practices, six in the Whiteside Greek Theatre at Randolph College, and one in Greece as part of the 2009 summer travel seminar, "Practical Wisdom: Philosophy and Drama in Greece."