| Ph.D., Philosophy in Theatre History, Literature and Criticism, The Ohio State University, 2000
M.A., Performance Studies, York University (Gallatin Division), 1993
B.A., Theatre Arts, The University of West Florida, 1979
|Michael L. Mauldin is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Cleveland State University. He has been with CSU since July of 2006 and brings with him a long and diverse background in performance, directing, and academia. Spending nearly 20 years in New York City as a professional actor and director, he appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, numerous regional theatres across the country, and in several national commercials.
At CSU he has taught classes in Theatre History and Literature, Directing, and Shakespearean Acting, as well as directing "The Laramie Project", "She Stoops to Conquer", "The Alchemist", "The Fantasticks" and "Everyman".
In the summer of 2007, he founded CSU's Summer Stages, a professional summer repertory company combining theatre majors with professional actors and directors from New York, Los Angeles, and Cleveland. For Summer Stages he directed "The Robber Bridegroom", "Return to the Forbidden Planet" and "Curtains", and appeared in "Booth" and "Rough Crossing".
In other local theatres he appeared as Duke Vincentio in Cleveland Public Theatre's "M4M", and Capt. Hook/Mr. Darling in the Beck Center for the Arts' "Peter Pan". He has performed his solo play "An Evening With Mark Twain" since 1976 in over 40 states, and airings on PBS and a one-hour ABC special called "Mark Twain: Sketches From Life".
In 2009, Dr. Mauldin was named a "leadership fellow" by the International Conference of Fine Arts Deans. He received his B. A in Theatre Arts from the University of West Florida, his M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University and his Ph.D. in Theatre History, Criticism, and Literature from the Ohio State University.
He is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild, the American Society for Theatre Research, and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.