Brilliant professors can be rank amateurs in the field of self-knowledge.
Talented young faculty member Ned Jenkins arrives at bucolic Humbert College in upstate New York hoping to achieve his life ambition and become a tenured college professor. Although quickly embraced by faculty and students alike, this “golden boy” can’t help making romantic and political missteps that sidetrack him from his goal and divide the whole campus--including a brush with an unexpected form of sexual harassment.
It’s all in the faculty….We’re a close-knit family here.
– Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Edward Albee
LENGTH: 1 hour 50 minutes (plus intermission)
CAST: 6M, 3F (11 characters)
SETTING: Humbert College, a small liberal arts college overlooking Seneca Lake in Olmstead, NY.
TIME: The late 1990s
PUBLICATION & LICENSING
ALL IN THE FACULTY is available for purchase or licensing through Dramatists Play Service.
A monologue from ALL IN THE FACULTY by William Ivor Fowkes is included in THE BEST WOMEN'S STAGE MONOLOGUES AND SCENES 2011, edited by Lawrence Harbison, Smith and Kraus Publishers, 2012.
SEMI-FINALIST, Playwrights First Award, the National Arts Club, New York, NY, 2015.
2013. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset, NY.
2009. Turtle Shell Theater, New York City.