The Catholic University of America

Introducing the Head of the Program...

                                              Dr. Patrick Tuite

Dr. Tuite (pictured right) receiving the 2016 Advancement of Teaching Award.


Dr. Patrick Tuite is the Chair of the Department of Drama at The Catholic University of America, where he runs the M.A. program in theatre history and criticism and teaches graduate courses in early-modern drama.


Most Recently 

Dr. Tuite was presented with the 2016 Advancement in Teaching Award for the Irish Summer Institute that he co-developed with Jennifer O’Riordan, lecturer of Irish language and culture who jointly won the award. They travel and teach from Cork to Dublin each year. 

Coming Up!


His journal article "Making the Case for Artaban: Robert Leigh, Katherine Philips and the Court of Claims" will be published in Women Writing this November 2016.

Publications and Grants


He has published articles in Youth Theatre Journal, Theatre InSight, and The Drama Review. His essays also appear in anthologies entitled Audience Participation: Essays on Inclusion in Performance (Greenwood Press, 2003), Second Star to the Right: Peter Pan in the Popular Imagination (Rutgers University Press, 2008), and World Building and the Early Modern Imagination (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2010). In 2010, Susquehanna University Press published his book, Theatre of Crisis: The Performance of Power in the Kingdom of Ireland, 1662-1692. He recently completed a fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library and another grant sent him to Oxford in June. These opportunities have helped him begin his second book, Dramaturgy in the Age of Monarchy: New Play Development in Ireland, 1662-1665.


Also, he teaches a seminar in Dublin through CUA’s study abroad program titled From Shakespeare to Sheridan: The Irish in the Theatre 1600-1775.

Contact Dr. Tuite about applying or with any questions.


Visiting Scholars

In addition to Dr. Tuite, courses are taught by visiting scholars.








Dr. Tuite contributed a chapter called, “From Antimasque to Execution: Revising History through Performance”, to the book Imagining Early Modern Histories, published December 2015.


Dr. Tuite wrote Theatre of Crisis: The Performance of Power in the Kingdom of Ireland, 1662-1692, published in 2010.