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Charlotte Headrick Oral History Interview. April 7, 2015

Charlotte Headrick Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna.

April 7, 2015

Location:  Withycombe Hall, Oregon State University.

Charlotte Headrick (b. 1948) is a professor of Theater Arts who, in 1982, became the first woman hired to the drama faculty at OSU since the 1930s. A scholar of the Irish theater and female playwrights, Headrick has directed in the vicinity of one-hundred theater pieces and readings during her tenure at Oregon State. An award-winning teacher, Headrick has also served as guest director at a variety of other colleges and universities, and has traveled to Turkey and Ireland to stage plays and research dramatic history. Her interview focuses on her deep family roots and upbringing in the American South, her institutional memories of the theater program at OSU, and her academic interests in Irish drama.