Dr. Bernadette Sweeney, Assistant Professor email
Intro to Acting II, Intro to Grad Studies, Performance Studies, Theatre History
Bernadette was awarded a Ph.D. by the School of Drama, Trinity College Dublin, in 2002. Her doctoral research was subsequently published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008 as Performing the Body in Irish Theatre. In 2010 she published her second book, The Theatre of Tom MacIntyre: Strays from the Ether, with Carysfort Press, Dublin, co-edited with Marie Kelly.
She lectured in Drama and Theatre Studies at University College Cork from 2002-2009, where she taught theatre practice, theory, M.A. research skills, and performance studies.
At The University of Montana, Bernadette has taught drama for the English Department and the Irish Studies Program. Since February 2010, she has worked as an adjunct research faculty member there as director for The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish of Montana.
Bernadette has worked as a director and theatre practitioner for many years. Her recent productions include Be Again (2011), a film based on the work of Beckett, co-directed and written with Michael Murphy; Beckett Shorts (2010) including Play and Krapp’s Last Tape, with Montana Actors Theatre in association with the Irish Studies Program at UM; and Undone (2009), an adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, with Montana Rep Missoula.