Faculty and Staff
Becky B. Prophet
Professor Theatre
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Miller Building 006
Department: Performing Arts  
Phone: 607.871.2255  
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Becky B. Prophet
Education
B.A.: English
Alfred University, 1970

M.A.
University of Michigan, 1979

Ph.D.
University of Michigan, 1985

Background
Biography

She has spent nearly three decades teaching and working in theatre. Before her return to Alfred, she acted, directed, and taught in Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Atlanta. A passionate teacher, Dr. Prophet finds the relationship between Acting, Directing, Theatre History and all areas of human study constantly enticing and deeply engaging. She builds her courses in all areas of theatre and many areas of the liberal arts on student needs and her delight in a wide range of topics and their relationships to one another.

Becky Prophet honors and works in all styles of theatre, but gives preference to theatre that presses for social and political change; she is an expert in the theatre of Bertolt Brecht. Directing plays which challenge students and audiences, while pushing the definition of theatre, take Becky’s artistic focus. With every production, Becky Prophet aims to guide actors and designers to artistic growth and powerful ensemble, providing all members with opportunities and challenges they have never had before. For Becky and people who work with her, every endeavor must be challenging, engaging, and, ultimately, as much fun as it is productive. Cloud 9, an adaptation of The Inspector General, and a compilation of Shakespeare scenes that demonstrate a range of parent/child relationships are some more recent productions. Dr. Prophet’s most recent work off campus centers on the development of new plays and playwrights.

Highly active in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Becky Prophet has created an intensive directing institute for students, presents workshops and papers, and directs new plays at every conference.