Dr. June Compton

Dr. Compton has a long acquaintance with all aspects of the theatre, acting and directing as well as providing instruction in the performing arts. She received her M.A. in "Theatre Arts" from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1963, and her Ph.D. in "Theatre" from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1996. Since that time she has been Assistant Professor of Theatre at Roosevelt University, Chicago, having previously been Assistant Professor at Seisen University and Instructor at Meiji Gakuin. In her acting experience she has played such varied parts as Emilia in "The Comedy of Errors," Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest" and roles in Kyogen. As a director, she has been especially involved in opera and musicals, among them "Faust," "Carmen," "The Pirates of Penzance," "The Threepenny Opera" and "Guys and Dolls"; a recent production was that of "The Kyogen Lysistrata" at Roosevelt University. She has made a special study of the development of Noh and Kyogen, in particular of the female characters in the plays, and the part played by women.

Lectures available: 2000-06