Wesley Longacre received his Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Colorado-Boulder, completing his dissertation, The Politics of Thornton Wilder’s Drama, in Spring 2017. He was named a Richter Scholar at Wake Forest University where he received his M.A. in English Literature, focusing on dramatic literature. Wesley also holds a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from Baylor University.
An active theatre scholar and practitioner, Wesley has directed productions of Our TownRabbit Hole, Red, She Kills Monsters, and The Normal Heart. He has served as a dramaturg and assistant director for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
Wesley currently serves as instructor of Theatre at Colorado State University, teaching courses in acting, directing, and text analysis, and directing each year in the CSU season. He previously served as instructor of Theatre at the University of Colorado and in CSU’s Honors Program. Wesley is a regular contributor and bibliographer to The Thornton Wilder Journal, and was formerly an editor for PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research.