Nur Qasdina Jeeta Abdullah


M.A. in Theatre History from Illinois State University, B.A. (Hons) in Drama and Theater from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (2004).

Professional Affiliations:

American Theatre and Drama Society, Shakespeare Theatre Association, Association for the Theatre in Higher Education.

Representative Productions:

2009/2010- Dramaturg for The Bluest Eye (UMD), 2007- Assistant scenic designer for Much Ado About Nothing at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISU), Stage Manager for Oleana directed by Rebekah Scallet (2nd year MFA project at ISU).

Representative Publications/Research Activities:

On going doctoral dissertation, “Recapturing the essence of Shakespeare’s Plays through Original Practices: A Case Study on the Atlanta Shakespeare Company in Atlanta, Georgia, American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia and Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts.” Poster presentation entitled: "Merchant of Hebron: Re-imagining Shakespeare in the West Bank” at Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium, 2007.