Stetson University

Julia Schmitt

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

After receiving her masters and Ph.D. in theatre from Bowling Green State University, Julia Schmitt worked as an assistant professor of theatre at Lon Morris College, a liberal arts college in Texas. In 2004, she accepted a position to teach theatre and direct theatre productions at Stetson University, and in 2010 she was promoted to associate professor. She currently serves as chair of the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts and directs two stage productions each year. Her primary area of expertise fall within the realms of theatre history, theatre theory and dramatic literature.


  • Ph.D., theatre arts, Bowling Green State University
  • M.A., theatre arts, Bowling Green State University
  • B.A., theatre arts, Stetson University

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Theatre History: Foundations
  • History of Non-Western Theatre
  • History of Musical Theatre
  • Dramatic Theory
  • Costume and Make-Up
  • First Year Seminar: Turning Points in Drama
  • First Year Seminar: Musical Theatre and the Construction of American Identity
  • Junior Seminar: The Comedienne - A Study of Female Comics of the 20th Century

Research Interests

  • Feminist studies
  • Renaissance and Jacobean dramatic literature
  • Theatre pedagogy.


  • "Tenth-Century Drama in the Twenty-first Century: Staging Hrotsvit of Gandersheim at Stetson University (2005)." In Quidditas (Volume 5: 2006).
  • Shakespeare's Late Style by Russ McDonald and The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique by Christopher J. Cobb. Theatre Journal (Volume 61.1: 2009) [Book Review]

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