Philip Valle

Theatre Lecturer


About Philip Valle

Mr. Valle received his MFA from Arizona State University and his B.A. from U. W. Madison. He teaches courses in Playwriting, Theatre for Young Audiences and Theatre History, with a particular focus on revenge in human cultures and the function of humor in entertainment. His original works, performed in the United States, Canada and Mexico, are inspired by the history of social justice, from the civil rights movement to the anarchic rise of rock and roll. Recent productions of his plays pool ’63, Refried Elvis and Ghost Ship received numerous national awards, including Outstanding Production of a Devised Work and Outstanding Theatrical Creation from The Kennedy Center. In 2019, Mr. Valle presented his ongoing research in the Cognitive Science of Creativity at The International Conference on Learning at Queen’s University – Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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