Amy R. Cohen

Amy R. Cohen is Professor of Classics and of Theatre at Randolph College. She is the Director of the Center for Ancient Drama and holds the William Erness Thoresen and Catherine Ehrman Thoresen ’23 Chair of Speech and Theatre. After graduating from Harrisonburg High School, she earned her B.A. at Yale University and her Ph.D. at Stanford University. Her work focuses on what Greek dramatic masks mean for our understanding of ancient theatre and on the interpretive implications of doubling and the three-actor convention in Greek tragedy. She was the Classical Association of Virginia Teacher of the Year in 2008 and was awarded the Society for Classical Studies 2015 Outreach Prize for her work directing an ongoing series of original-practices Greek plays. She is proud to have assisted at the founding of the ASC.