In Memoriam: Marcia Joy Douglas, 1946-2021

Marcia Joy Douglas, associate professor of theatre emerita at the University of Maine, died on October 11 after a short illness. She was 75 years old.

Douglas was born in California and raised in Colorado. She held a master of fine arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a master’s degree in directing from the University of Washington.

Douglas was a theatre educator for over 40 years at universities in the Midwest and Maine. In 1999, she joined the faculty at the University of Maine, specializing in acting. She taught movement, voice, speech, and dramatic literature. She also directed many plays and musicals for the School of Performing Arts and served two terms as chair of the Division of Theatre and Dance at the university.

Professor Douglas retired from teaching in September.

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