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John Hellweg
Professor Emeritus

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John Hellweg teaches courses in acting, directing and dramatic literature. He has taught various periods of European drama (including seminars on Chekhov, Surrealism, Ionesco and Beckett) as well as Asian theatre and colloquia on religion and theatre in Southeast Asia. His research interests focus upon Southeast Asian theatre and dance, performance theory, interculturalism and performance and West African music. He has been instrumental in bringing performance training in Central Javanese dance and music to Smith.

Recent directorial work includes two one–woman performances: Mother Maroon (Hart), which was presented in Cairo for the United Nations Conference on Overpopulation as well as in Copenhagen and Poland; and I Used to be One Hot Number (Blair), which was last presented at the Big D Festival of the Unexpected at the Dallas Theatre Center.