Dr. Sharon Klassen

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Phone: 9056482139 Ext:4478

Email: sklassen@redeemer.ca

Office: 127D

Department: Theatre Arts


Ph.D. Candidate, Drama, University of Toronto
Dissertation: Finding a new morality: Oscar Wilde’s influence on Edwardian comedy

M.A. (1994), English, Carleton University

B.A. Hons (1992), English, Carleton University

B.J. Hons (1989), Journalism and English, Carleton University


  • Introduction to Dramatic Art (THR-103)
  • History of Theatre I (THR-225)
  • Women & Marriage on Stage, 1890-1940 (THR-320)
  • Oral Communication (MCS-115)
  • Media and Communication Ethics (MCS-302)


Sharon Klassen, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, holds a B.Journ., BA Hons. and MA from Carlton University and is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. Prof. Klassen teaches courses in the history of theatre, public speaking and on the opera and the musical. Her research interests include Victorian and Edwardian British drama, Renaissance drama, theatre and social justice and set design. She runs the Storytelling Project, where Redeemer students visit a downtown Hamilton school each winter to participate in a program that uses storytelling to promote literacy.

Research Interests

Research Funding

2011: Arcellor Mittal, $1,000, Storytelling Project operating.
2010: Arcellor Mittal, $1,000, Storytelling Project operating.
2009: Anonymous Donor, $750, Storytelling Project operating.
2008: Dofasco, $1,000, Storytelling Project operating.

Professional Memberships and Associations

International Shaw Society, Recording Secretary

Cross Appointments

Media and Communications Studies Department

Community Involvement

Storytelling Project – Take Redeemer students into a downtown Hamilton school to participate in a program that uses storytelling to promote literacy