Name: Tony Gunn
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Division: Theatre Arts Studies
Office Hours: F-348 HFAC, Mondays 2pm – 3pm & Wednesdays 12pm – 1pm
Phone Number: 801-422-8132
BA in Theatre Studies with an emphasis in Directing, BYU, 2004
MA in Theatre History, BYU, 2010
PhD in Theatre Studies, Florida State University, 2018.
Tony’s current research is centered on the theatre work of author and illustrator Edward Gorey and the intersection of performance and public history. He is also interested in the literature of Thornton Wilder and aspects of performance within sports punditry. His writing has been published in Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre Symposium and Popular Entertainment Studies. He has presented papers at the Mid-America Theatre Conference, The Thornton Wilder International Conference, and to working groups at the American Society for Theatre Research’s annual conference.
In addition to his scholarship, he has directed plays for Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, New Play Project and Under the Radar Productions. He worked as a Story Producer for Legends on BYUtv, and has written for stage, screen, and television. He and his wife Lesely live in Provo with their three daughters, Attison, Thia, and Cleo.
TMA 115: Intro to Performance Studies
TMA 240: Playmaking
TMA 395: Dramatic Literature
Curriculum Vitae: Tony Gunn