skidmore theater faculty

Teisha Duncan

Artist-in-Residence – Acting

M.F.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.F.A., Howard University
Dip. Ed., Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (Jamaica School of Drama)

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Acting
  • Advanced Acting/Movement: Devising Performance through Mask Work


Teisha Duncan is an Actress, Educator, and Director. Her sphere of interest and continual study includes: Storytelling (in particular non-linear storytelling), Mask work and Puppetry- In Ritual and Performance, Caribbean Theatre: Cultural Forms in Performance, Theatre of Black Africa: Pre-Colonial African Performance and Post-Colonial Drama, Mythology in Theater, and Ancient Egypt – From Ritual Drama to Theater. As a performative scholar much of her research is reflected in her creative writing (poems and childrens stories), theatre making (directing/movement Choreography: puppetry) and pedagogical techniques in actor training.

Notable Acting credits: Disney’s The Lion King, Caroline or Change, Jungle in the Cities (Smpl Mchn), Do Wager (Atlantic Pacific Theatre Company), Sarafina, Tartuffe, The Secret Garden (Adventure Theatre), Working, The Black that I Am, The Bluest Eye, A Chorus Line, The Clown’s Macbeth, Company, One Love, A Christmas Carol and Lysistrata, among others.

Directing Credits: Get Off (The Bus), Agamemnon, Truth be Told, Scarlet Letters, Morgue Memoirs, Anything for you, The Romantics, Downside Up, Wiley and the Hairy Man (Movement and Puppetry Director), Little Shop of Horrors (Assistant Direction/Puppet Choreography), Baltimore (Assistant Direction/Movement Designer), Almost Home and The Children from the Blue Mountain.


  • John Basil Shakespeare Summer Intensive (New York) Summer 2017
  • Summer in Kemet (Egypt), 2008
  • American Musical Theatre Institute, (Lugano Switzerland), Summer 2007

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