William Doan

visual and performing artist

State College, US

visual art art and health mental health animation performance

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.


Inhale, Exhale, Draw


Sticks and Stones