William Whitaker

William Whitaker

​Professor of the Practice in Drama
research interests:
  • Acting
  • Directing

contact info:

office hours:

  • Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Or by appointment

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    CB 1108
    ONE BROOKINGS DR.
    ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​William Whitaker teaches directing and acting. He has been associated as a director and actor with many professional theatres, including the Washington Stage Guild and the Round House Theatre. He regularly teaches at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London as part of Washington University’s summer program there.

William Whitaker has been associated as a director and actor with many professional theatres: The Washington Stage Guild, The Round House Theatre, HotCity, The Arena Stage, The Folger Theatre and New Playwright's Theatre, to name a few. He is currently Professor of the Practice in Drama in the Performing Arts Department at Washington University, where he teaches directing and acting. Whitaker holds an MA in Dramatic Literature from The Catholic University of America and an MFA in Theatre from Florida Atlantic University where he was the Joshua Logan Fellow. He regularly teaches at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London as part of Washington University’s summer program there. Whitaker has also written and staged adaptations of plays by Molière (The Imaginary Invalid) and Schnitzler (Anatol). For the fall of 2015 he developed a new theater and speech course for Washington University’s Pilot Prison Program in Pacific, MO.