Welcome.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you’ll spend some time with the work represented here and check back from time to time to see what’s new.

William Doan, Ph.D. is a past president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a Fellow in the College of Fellows of The American Theatre. Doan has co-authored three books and several plays. He has created solo performance projects at a variety of venues across the U.S., and abroad. Current work includes the performance piece, Frozen In The Toilet Paper Aisle of Life, part of a larger project, The Anxiety Project, which includes multiple short graphic narratives published in the Annals of Internal Medicine/Graphic Medicine and Cleaver Magazine. He is a Professor of Theatre in the College of Arts and Architecture, and Director of the Arts and Design Research Incubator at Penn State. Doan served as the Penn State Laureate for 2019-2020. His collaboration Inhale, Exhale, Draw, a short animated film, was been selected as a prize finalist in the World Health Organization’s Health For All Film Festival, 2021. Sticks and Stones, his newest animation collaboration has been selected for eleven festivals nationally and internationally to date.

Animations from My Anxiety Project

Sticks and Stones Trailer:

Our second animation drawn from My Anxiety Project is Sticks and Stones. To date, July of 22, we’ve been accepted to eleven festivals and won several awards. We’re now part of Art With Impact’s Olive Film Collection, and The Foundation for Arts and Healing’s UnLonely Project.

Please take a few minutes to watch!

https://www.artandhealing.org/sticks-and-stones/

Or at Art With Impact:

Inhale, Exhale Draw

Inside Anxiety and Depression

A hand drawn and hand written compendium on what it’s like to live with anxiety and depression while building resilience to stay focused on your mental health. (A developing project I hope to publish in the near future.)

Thanks for visiting. I hope you’ll spend some time with the work represented here and check back from time to time to see what’s new.

William Doan, Ph.D. is a past president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a Fellow in the College of Fellows of The American Theatre. Doan has co-authored three books and several plays. He has created solo performance projects at a variety of venues across the U.S., and abroad. Current work includes the performance piece, Frozen In The Toilet Paper Aisle of Life, part of a larger project, The Anxiety Project, which includes multiple short graphic narratives published in the Annals of Internal Medicine/Graphic Medicine and Cleaver Magazine. He is a Professor of Theatre in the College of Arts and Architecture, and Director of the Arts and Design Research Incubator at Penn State. Doan served as the Penn State Laureate for 2019-2020. His collaboration Inhale, Exhale, Draw, a short animated film, was been selected as a prize finalist in the World Health Organization’s Health For All Film Festival, 2021. Sticks and Stones, his newest animation collaboration has been selected for eleven festivals nationally and internationally to date.