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John Ray Proctor III

John is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Tulane University, Department of Theatre and Dance. He teaches Intermediate Acting, Advanced, African American Theatre History, and Theatre for Social Justice. He earned his BA in English from Webster University, an MFA in Acting from West Virginia University, and a Ph. D. in Theatre Research from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Reno Little Theatre: Sense and Sensibility. Organic Theatre, Chicago: Romeo and Juliet. Madison Repertory Theatre: Les Blancs. Arizona Repertory Theatre: The Merchant of Venice, The Greenbriar: Othello. Southern Rep: Airline Highway, Father Come Home from the Wars. In September his essay Romeo and Juliet at an HBCU was published in the essay collection Romeo and Juliet, Adaptation, and the Arts: ‘Cut Him Out in Little Stars’, The Arden Shakespeare.

A tall Black man performs passionately while surrounded by audience members.
Shakespeare Against the Canon in Our Verse in Time to Come

Shakespeare Against the Canon in Our Verse in Time to Come

22 August 2023

Karen Ann Daniels, Malik Work, and John “Ray” Proctor sit down with Melissa Lin Sturges to discuss their work on Our Verse in Time to Come, a Folger Theatre production that used Shakespeare as a jumping off point to become a testament to “the other bards”—the ones still living and the ones still to come.

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