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As chair of the Department of Theatre for several years, Dr. Ed See not only helped many of his students go on to pursue successful careers in theatre, but he also delighted campus audiences with his abilities as an actor, director and producer.
The professor emeritus of theatre made his final curtain call on campus this spring in the lead role of Death of a Salesman. During his 29 years of service, he also thrilled audiences and challenged production teams directing campus plays such as Hamlet, The Lion in Winter, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Crucible, Biloxi Blues, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He supervised at least 75 student-directed one-act plays in the Studio Theatre/Directors Workshop and was co-founder of Central Missouri Repertory.
Beginning his career as an instructor as advancing to professor, he taught at least 23 different courses within the theatre department dealing with topics such as acting, directing, literature and history, repertory theatre, modern theatrical styles, and more. A dedicated scholar as well, his colleagues honored him as a 2000 recipient of the Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.
Dr. See earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theatre from Central and a doctorate in theatre from the University of Missouri-Columbia.