Timothy J. Dugan Jr

Assistant Professor of Theater



Schaeffer Theatre, Room 302



Tim Dugan is an Assistant Professor of Theater where he teaches Beginning Acting, Advanced Acting, Performing Heightened Text/Acting Styles, Beginning Directing, Advanced Directing, and he serves as a thesis advisor to all acting and directing students. Directing credits at Bates include Angels in AmericaWe Are Proud to Present…Stupid F#@!ing Bird, Antigonick and he has acted in Eurydice.  He also specializes in Fitzmaurice Voicework and Shakespeare.

Tim is also a professional actor (member of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA) and a director.  Some favorite acting credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom),  Macbeth (Macbeth), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick) and Merry Wives of Windsor (Ford) all with Saratoga Shakespeare Company, DoubtTuesdays with Morrie, and A Song For My Father-Oldcastle Theatre Company.  Other favorites in Philadelphia, his other hometown, include The Other Place-Walnut Street Theatre, Steal Her Bones, Straight White Men-InterAct Theatre, Long Live the Little Knife-Inis Nua Theatre, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and The Crucible -Temple University Theaters.

He also served as the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education for Saratoga Shakespeare Company coordinating and teaching the SSC Young Theatre Professional Company housed at Skidmore College, which included students from colleges and universities across the country.  Tim directed SSC’s inaugural “Shakespeare For All” touring production of Much Ado About Nothing which brought free Shakespeare and theatre workshops to various areas in Saratoga Springs.

Tim received his MFA in Acting from Temple University and holds a Certificate of Completion in the Michael Chekhov Technique awarded by the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA).  He is also a member of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers where he participated in the 2021 Teacher Development Program.

Tim will be teaching THEA 250-Beginning Directing and THEA 350-Advanced Directing (New Course!) in the Winter of 2023, and also will be directing William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in Schaeffer Theater.   For more information regarding his professional work check out www.tim-dugan.net.