Passing of Founding Theater and Dance Department Chair Donald Eisen

Posted on 12/17/2018 4:36:40 PM

Donald Eisen, faculty emeritus and founding chair of the Department of Theater and Dance, died peacefully in his home over the weekend in Silver Springs, Maryland.

His funeral service will be Wednesday, December 19, at 1:30 p.m. Further details are available at the Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care website.

Don will be remembered as a “man of the theater” who formed many of our early graduates, as well as the Department. His students became artistic directors, playwrights, actors, stage technicians, and, all to one degree or another, scholars of theater. His commitment to theater as a liberal art led him to endow a scholarship and contribute for several years as a dramaturg for Theater-by-the-Grove.

He will be greatly missed, and our theater family mourns his passing.

Department of Theater and Dance