Shona Tucker

Professor of Drama on the Mary Riepma Ross '32 Chair

Shona Tucker joined the faculty as the Acting Professor in August 2008. The day before she was performing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR, where she was a company member for three years. In addition to her ongoing relationship with OSF, Ms. Tucker has an affiliation with Half Moon Theatre Company of Poughkeepsie, and is a Usual Suspect of New York Theater Workshop, The Actors Center, Lincoln Center Directors™ Lab. She has strong interests in taking literature from all over the world and adapting it for the stage. Ms Tucker is a Schomburg Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar. She has a BS in Speech from Northwestern University and an MFA in Acting from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program.

BS, Northwestern University; MFA, New York University
At Vassar since 2008


Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film
Box 178

Departments and Programs


DRAM 200 The Experimental Theater
DRAM 306 The Art of Acting: Comedy

In the Media

Professor of English Eve Dunbar

Professor of English Eve Dunbar, Professor of Drama Shona Tucker, Assistant Professor of Biology Myra Hughey, and Professor of Psychological Science Michele Tugade ’95 have been appointed to endowed chairs, Dean of the Faculty William Hoynes announced.

In celebration of Black History Month, five Vassar professors discuss some of the individuals who made an impact on them.