Alan MacVey


Treasurer pro tempore, NAST (Board of Directors)
Appointed July 2017, term ends March 2018

Alan MacVey is Professor and Chair of the Theatre Arts Department, and the Director of the Division of Performing Arts at the University of Iowa. He is a fellow in the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. Since 1976 he has been on the faculty of the Bread Loaf School of English, a summer graduate program of Middlebury College, where, from 1986 through 2013, he served as Artistic Director of the Acting Ensemble, an Equity company-in-residence. He was on the faculty at Princeton University for fourteen years and for a decade was Director of its Program in Theatre and Dance. He served as Associate Director of the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence Rhode Island, and has directed major productions for the Cleveland Playhouse, Trinity Repertory Company, North Light Theatre in Chicago, TheatreWorks in California, the McCarter Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger, the Theatre of the Riverside Church in New York, and other companies. He is also a playwright whose works have been performed in New York, California, and elsewhere.

Professor MacVey served as President of NAST from 2008-2011.

Professor MacVey holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University, and a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.

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Updated July 2017