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
  • Intermediate Acting
  • Special Studies: Acting Comedy
  • Advanced Acting/Movement: Devising Performance Through Mask Work
  • Advanced Practice in Acting: Double Mask: Playing Tragedy {Greek Performance} and Playing Comedy {Farce}
  • Dramatic Literature: Caribbean Theatre


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: Virtual Theatre (I Can’t Breathe, The Arithmetic of Memory, Good For You and Cloud Watching). Plays: Almost Home, *The Children from the Blue MountainGet Off (The Bus), Agamemnon, Truth be Told, Scarlet Letters, Morgue Memoirs, Anything for you, The Romantics, and Downside Up. Movement and Puppetry ​Direction: Wiley and the Hairy Man and Somewhere. Assistant Director &Puppet/Movement Direction: *Little Shop of Horrors and Baltimore. 
*Denotes Musicals 


  • 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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