Ernest H. Abuba

Recipient of an OBIE Award, five New York State Council on the Arts fellowships for playwriting and directing, a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship, Creative Artist Public Service Award (CAPS), Best Actor Focus Press Award, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC) member. Broadway: Pacific Overtures, Shimada, Loose Ends, The King and I, Zoya's Apartment, director Boris Morozov, Maly Theatre. Regional/off-Broadway roles: King Lear, Macbeth, Oberon, King Arthur, Autolycus, Chebutykin, James Tyrone, Lysander, Mishima; Caucasian Chalk Circle, director Fritz Bennewitz, Berlin Ensemble. Author of Kwatz! The Tibetan Project, Leir Rex, The Dowager Empress of China, An American Story, Eat a Bowl of Tea, Night Stalker, and the opera Cambodia Agonistes, all produced off-Broadway; national tours to the Cairo Experimental Theatre and Johannesburg, South Africa. Performed Butoh with Shigeko Suga in Spleen, Accade Domani by Dario Fo, and Sotoba Komachi. Film/TV: 12 Monkeys (director Terry Gilliam), King of New York, Call Me, New York Undercover, Kung Fu. Director/ screenwriter: Mariana Bracetti, Arthur A. Schomburg, Asian American Railroad Strike, Iroquois Confederacy, Lilac Chen-Asian American Suffragette, and Osceola (PBS/CBS). Voice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the audiobook The Art of Happiness. SLC, 1995–

Undergraduate discipline: Theatre
Graduate program: MFA Theatre Program

Courses taught in Theatre

Courses taught in MFA Theatre Program

  • Creating a Role - Graduate
  • Global Theatre: The Syncretic Journey
  • Theatre Techniques: Actor’s Workshop - Graduate
  • Creating a Role
  • Global Theatre: The Syncretic Journey
  • Actor’s Workshop - Graduate

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