Main Office: Peck Hall 302
Department Chair: Dr. Maria K. Bachman
Telephone: (615) 898-5644
Fax: (615) 898-5098
Ph.D. (1994), Ohio State University, Columbus; MA (1990), Ohio State University, Columbus; BA (1988), Cornell University; First Year at MTSU: 1994
Office: PH 375; Phone/Voice Mail: 898-2887
Claudia Barnett teaches courses in drama and playwriting, and she coordinates the Visiting Artist's Seminar (UH 3200) for the University Honors College. At MTSU, she has been granted the Distinguished Research Award (2003), the Bob Womack Distinguished Faculty Award (2006), the Distinguished Creative Activity Award (2012), and the Outstanding Honors Faculty Award (2013). Her scholarship is published in Modern Dramaand TDR, her plays appear in literary journals and scene books, andher collection I Love You Terribly: Six Plays is published by Carnegie Mellon UP (2012). She’s served as resident playwright at Stage Left Theatre (Chicago) and Tennessee Repertory Theatre and has developed her plays at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival, the International Conference on American Theatre and Drama in Spain, and the Women’s Work Festival in Newfoundland. Witches Vanish will premiere at Venus Theatre in Laurel, MD, as part of the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival—a collaboration among 44 Washington, DC-area theaters to produce world premieres by women—in September 2015.