Dr. James Ivey
Dr. James Ivey - Professor of Theater since August of 2000, Chairman of the Department of Theater and Dance from 2000 to 2006. Dr. Ivey holds degrees in theater from the University of Kansas, the University of Illinois and Texas Tech University. Dr. Ivey teaches performance classes in scene study, directing, devising theater and commedia dell'arte. Highlights of his directing career at Fredonia include productions of Marat/Sade, Electra, The Venetian Twins, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Our Town, Six Characters in Search of An Author, The Cherry Orchard, The Wizard of Oz, Candide and Balm in Gilead. Professor Ivey came to Fredonia from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where he was the head of the theater program for nine years. His performance career has included productions of The Music Man, Clarence Darrow, Man of La Mancha, Street Scene, Damn Yankees and Fiddler on the Roof. Dr. Ivey has studied commedia dell'arte at the Scuola Internazionale dell'Attore Comico with Antonia Fava in Reggio-Emilia, Italy and topeng performance with I.B. Anom and Nyoman Setiawan in Bali, Indonesia.