Timothy J. Dugan Jr.

Associate Professor of Theater



Schaeffer Theatre, Room 304



Tim Dugan is a recently promoted Associate 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, Much Ado About Nothing 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: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom),  Macbeth (Macbeth), 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 and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).

Tim will be teaching THEA 261-Beginning Acting and THEA 362-Advanced Acting in the Fall of 2023, and also will be directing Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play in Gannett Theater.   For more information regarding his professional work check out www.tim-dugan.net.


Current Courses

Winter Semester 2024

INDS 458
Interdisciplinary Senior Thesis

THEA 250

THEA 290

THEA 350
Advanced Directing

THEA 458
Senior Thesis