Director, Rogers Center for the Arts, and Professor of Practice in Theatre
Visual and Performing Arts
Father Richard J. Piatt, O.S.A., is a graduate of Lafayette College. He holds a master of arts in theatre from Villanova University and a Master of Divinity from Washington Theological Union, and is completing a doctorate in drama from Goldsmiths, University of London.
B.A., Lafayette College
M.A., Villanova University
M.Div., Washington Theological Union
Ph.D. (anticipated), Goldsmiths, University of London
Course taught include:
- Introduction to Theatre
- The Politics of Performance
- American Musical Theatre
Father Piatt is on the board of directors for Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed Inc., where he co-edits the peer reviewed Journal of Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, and is a member of the international Sociology of Theatre and Performance Research Group and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region I.
Publications include “There Are No Good Torturers: Theatre of the Oppressed and the Problem of Evil,” in the book “Mis/Representing Evil: Evil in an Interdisciplinary Key,” and “Faith Acts: Exploring the Possibilities for Theatre of the Oppressed and Latin American Liberation Theology,” in “Come Closer: Critical Conversations about the Practice of Theatre of the Oppressed and Pedagogy of the Oppressed.”
Father Piatt’s primary area of research is Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, and he continues to conduct workshops in the field.