Professor Emeritus of Theater/Directing
Dennis Lee Delaney is a veteran of the regional theater circuit, having directed more than 100 productions – both professional and in university training programs – over the past few decades. Representative regional credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival), Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Orlando Shakespeare Theater) Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey); God of Carnage (Florida Repertory Theatre); The Ride Down Mt. Morgan and Side Man (Stamford Theater Works); Arms and the Man (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); The Foreigner (Virginia Stage); The Heiress, The Cocktail Hour, The Dining Room, Stinkin’ Rich and Noises Off (Two River Theatre); Inherit the Wind, Sylvia& and Over the Tavern (Capital Repertory Theater); I Hate Hamlet and Inspecting Carol (Delaware Theater); The Uneasy Chair (Ensemble Theater, Santa Barbara); King o’ the Moon and Scotland Road (Seven Angels Theater); and many others. New York credits include the original New York workshop productions of the musical Reefer Madness and the Obie-winning one-man show, Another American: Asking and Telling. Dennis is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Marietta College, earned his MFA in Directing from Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he studied with William Esper and Harold Scott. At Ohio University he has directed The Cider House Rules, Pt. 1, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, Betty’s Summer Vacation, The Hostage, Holiday, Eurydice, Girl Band in the Men’s Room and the world premiere of John Ray Sheline’s Fullest Vigour. Dennis is a proud member of SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society) and is married to actress Shelley Delaney.