Faculty & Staff


Dr. Prince Duren, Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing ArtsDr. Prince Duren
Assistant Professor,

Phone: 318.274.0000
Email: durenp@gram.edu 
Visual and Performing Arts


Dr. Prince Duren is from the city of Itta Bena, MS by way of Muskegon MI. Prince is a graduate of Jackson State University with a degree in Mass Communications and English. After graduating from JSU, Prince pursued his MFA in Play and Screenwriting at the University of Arkansas.  Prince has written several stages plays with many receiving local and national recognition.  Even though he enjoys acting, Prince garnered his most notable success as a playwright. Among his awards are the Lorraine Hansberry award from The Kennedy Center for American College Theatre Festival, Mississippi Theatre Association Award, and Stage Black One Act Festival Award, just to name a few. Among his many published works, he's most proud of his published essay "Identifying the HBCU Graduate and HBCU Experience" which can be found in The HBCU Experience Book. When it comes to the theatre, Prince feels he has yet to construct his greatest dialogue, create his most memorable character, or conceived his greatest play. Therefore, he is always working towards that ultimate goal. Prince lives by the saying “In a world where you can be anything, why not be yourself?”