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Dr. John “Ray” Proctor

Dr. John “Ray” Proctor is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Tulane University, Department of Theatre. He holds a BA in English from Webster University, an MFA in Acting from West Virginia University, and a Ph. D. in Theatre Research from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Proctor has played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (The Organic Theatre), Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (Arizona Repertory Theatre), Othello (The Greenbriar), and Airline Highway and Father Comes Home from the Wars (Southern Rep). He directed Into the Woods (Summer Lyric Theatre), Derek Walcott’s Pantomime (Crescent City Stage), and Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind (Tulane University). Proctor’s published work includes “Romeo and Juliet at an HBCU” in Romeo and Juliet, Adaptation, and the Arts: “Cut Him Out in Little Stars” (The Arden Shakespeare, 2022) and “Reconsidering and Recasting” in Contemporary Black Theatre and Performance: Acts of Rebellion, Activism, and Solidarity (Bloomsbury Press, 2023).