Dr. John P. Blair, Jr.

Blair John pic

Associate Professor, Drama

Contact
202 Grayson House (Historic Beaufort)
246 Library (Hilton Head Gateway)
jpblair@uscb.edu
843-521-4156 ph; 843-521-4192 fax

Education
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1982.
Dissertation: "Productions at Niblo’s Garden Theatre, 1849-1862."

M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1974. Thesis: "Biomechanics: Its Development as a Training Program for Actors and Its Present Day Influences."

B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1969.

About
Prof. Blair has taught at USCB since 1987, where he has held numerous academic positions, including the chairs of various committees. He inaugurated the ClassFlicks Film Club (1999), the Two-year Theatre program, through a Title III Grant (1990), the Rafael Sabatini Players (1989), and Roges & Vacaboundes, the drama club of USCB (1987).

He is the advisor for the Roges & Vacaboundes drama club, Gamma Beta Phi, and the Literary Society.

Dr. Blair has directed almost ninety plays and produced another sixteen. Since 1987 he has directed thirty-six plays for the University and another eight for the Beaufort Little Theatre.

The Good person of Setzuan 

Rafael Sabatini Players

Shakespeare

2008, Rafael Sabatini Players

Arlecchino, the Servant of Two Masters

2008, Rafael Sabatini Players

Jick’s Journey (an original piece)

2007, Rafael Sabatini Players

War and Peace

2006, Rafael Sabatini Players

Electra, Euripides

2006, Rafael Sabatini Players

Beowulf

2005, Rafael Sabatini Players

The Rocky Horror Show

2005, Rafael Sabatini Players

Greendale

2004, Rafael Sabatini Players

Moonlight and Valentino

2004, Rafael Sabatini Players

Book I, The Odyssey

2003, Rafael Sabatini Players

JB

2003, Rafael Sabatini Players

Under Milk Wood

2002, Rafael Sabatini Players

The Cure at Troy

2002, Rafael Sabatini Players

The Importance of Being Earnest

2001, Rafael Sabatini Players

Lost and Found

2000, South Carolina Playwrights Conference

Old Times

2000, Rafael Sabatini Players

“Maid’s Night Out”

1999, Rafael Sabatini Players (World Premiere)

“Maid’s Night Out”

1999, South Carolina Playwrights Conference

Bad Habits

1999, Rafael Sabatini Players

The Clowns’ Macbeth

1998, Rafael Sabatini Players

East into the Sunset; an Evening of One-Act-Plays

1997, Rafael Sabatini Players

Timid Love

1997, South Carolina Playwrights Conference

An Evening with Kurt Weill and Bert Brecht (Scripted as well as directed)

1997, Rafael Sabatini Players

Rhinoceros

1996, Rafael Sabatini Players

The Firebugs

1995, Rafael Sabatini Players

Oedipus (Seneca)

1995, Rafael Sabatini Players

Ubu the King

1995, Rafael Sabatini Players

“A Walk through History”

1995, Rafael Sabatini Players, in conjunction with the Museum of Beaufort

Shakespeare!; or, the Bard’s Progress (Scripted as well as directed)

 1994, Rafael Sabatini Players

Of Mice and Men

1994, Rafael Sabatini Players

Hammerstone

1994, Rafael Sabatini Players

Twelve Angry Men

1994, South Carolina Playwrights Conference

“Scenes from Feiffer’s People”

1994, Rafael Sabatini Players

Tartuffe

1994, Roges & Vacaboundes

The Real Inspector Hound

1993, Rafael Sabatini Players

Elektra, Sophocles

1992, Rafael Sabatini Players

The Good Doctor

1992, Rafael Sabatini Players

True West

1991, Beaufort Little Theatre

Three Penny Opera

1991, Rafael Sabatini Players

What the Butler Saw

1991, Beaufort Little Theatre

The Caretaker

1991, Beaufort Little Theatre

“The Zoo Story”

1990, Rafael Sabatini Players

Guys and Dolls

1990, Roges & Vacaboundes

A Doll’s House

1990, Beaufort Little Theatre

“The Lover”

1989, Beaufort Little Theatre

Arms and the Man

1989, Rafael Sabatini Players

Witness for the Prosecution

1989, Beaufort Little Theatre

“The Marriage Proposal”

1988, Beaufort Little Theatre

Round and Round the Garden     

1988, Roges & Vacaboundes