Ray DooleyCo-facilitator, Retired Faculty Program
Ray Dooley is professor emeritus of acting in the dramatic art department and was member of the PlayMakers Repertory Company for over 30 years. He has more than 40 years of professional acting experience that has spanned film, television, and stages across the United States and abroad, including Circle in the Square and CSC Repertory in New York; Yale Repertory Theatre; Hartford Stage Company; The Folger Theatre, Washington, D.C.; Seattle Repertory Theatre; Center Stage, Baltimore; Huntington Theatre Company, Boston; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Alliance Theatre, Atlanta; and the Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Canada, among many others. He is the recipient of a Village Voice OBIE Award for Distinguished Performance in Peer Gynt at CSC Repertory; he played Father Flynn in the European premiere of Doubt at Vienna’s English Theatre. Professor Dooley is a member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and Canadian Actors Equity Association.
Dooley taught graduate and undergraduate Acting, and courses in dramatic literature. He served as Chairman of the Department of Dramatic Art from 1999-2005, was Head of the MFA Program in Acting from 2005-2018, and received the C. Knox Massey Award for Unusual, Meritorious, and Superior Service to the University.
Dooley received his M.F.A. in Acting from The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hamilton College.