Associate Professor of Theatre
Coordinator of Theatre Program
Bradley Griffin joined the Theatre Program in August 2005. In addition to directing plays and teaching courses at Pepperdine, he has published performance reviews and articles in Theatre Journal and Ecumenica, and he has presented his research at the national meetings of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the Mid-America Theatre Conference, and the Christian Scholars Conference. Bradley's research focuses on the intersection of theatre and religious revivals, and he has published and presented papers on the revivals of the nineteenth-century evangelist, Charles G. Finney, and the twentieth-century phenomenon, Aimee Semple McPherson. In the summer of 2008, he participated in an interdisciplinary undergraduate research project that examined the effectiveness of health and diet messages aimed at preventing Type II Diabetes among the Hispanic community of Ventura County. Working with a theatre major, he co-wrote an informational telenovela that was produced and recorded for DVD distribution. In May 2010, Bradley traveled to Italy and Greece to study theatres of Antiquity and the Renaissance as a recipient of the 2010 Graves Awards in the Humanities. He currently serves as the performance reviews editor for Ecumenica, a peer-reviewed journal of spirituality and performance.