Lura Dolas

senior lecturer, acting

Dolas is a senior lecturer in the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. Her acting credits include work with CalShakes, the Aurora Theater of Berkeley; the Oregon, San Francisco, and Santa Fe Shakespeare Festivals; The Empty Space Theater of Seattle, Sacramento Theater Company, Theater Emory of Atlanta, the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts and the Ensemble Theater Company of Santa Barbara. Dolas's most recent credits include "Queen Atossa" in THE PERSIANS at the Aurora, for which she received a San Francisco Critic’s Circle Award Nomination, and a one-woman show based on the life of Carlotta Monterey O’Neill, produced by the O’Neill Foundation. Dolas has taught and directed student productions at the Boston University Theater Institute, the American Conservatory Theater, CalShakes (where she was founding director of the CalShakes Conservatory), Berkeley Repertory Theater, Mills College and the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. At Berkeley her directing credits include "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" and "The Cradle Will Rock," for which she was awarded a Consortium for the Arts grant. For the 2015-16 season she is directing Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard." Dolas holds an M.A. from Antioch International in conjunction with the London Drama Studio and the American Conservatory Theatre.