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George Drance, SJ

George Drance

Artist in Residence

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Lowenstein 410

Classes Taught

Acting, Clown and Improvisation
Senior Values Seminar


George Drance has performed and directed in more than 20 countries on five continents, serving such companies as Teatro la fragua in Honduras, and Theatre YETU in Kenya. He is currently the artistic director of the critically acclaimed Magis Theatre Company (, praised for its skill and daring, and best known for its stage adaptations of C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce and Kalidasa’s Shakuntala and the Ring of Recognition.

Other acting credits include La MaMa, ETC, The Metropolitan Opera, The Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival, American Repertory Theater, and Ralph Lee’s Mettawee River Company.

As a resident artist in La MaMa’s Great Jones Repertory Company, he has toured throughout Europe and Asia with Andrei Serban’s Fragments of a Greek Trilogy and as a key collaborator on many of Ellen Stewart’s original pieces. He has been on the faculty of the Marist International Center in Nairobi, Kenya, and at Red Cloud High School on the Oglala Sioux Reservation.

Film credits include The Light of Eons and Solidarity.

He received his MFA in acting from Columbia University.