Edward Journey (B.A., M.F.A.) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts at Alabama A&M University. He is an educator, artist, and administrator with a broad range of experience in professional theatre and higher education. As a theatre artist/administrator he has worked with professional regional theatres throughout the United States. He is an active member of Actors' Equity Association, the national union of professional actors and stage managers.
As a professional director and stage manager, he toured with and directed regional and touring productions. Directing credits include Shakespeare, Chekhov, musical theatre, and theatre for young audiences, and feature contemporary and avant garde works ranging from Gertrude Stein and Samuel Beckett to Sam Shepard and Kia Corthron.
Since 2002 Prof. Journey has been on the faculty of Alabama A&M University. He has also taught at Oakwood University (AL); Galveston College (TX); the University of Southern Indiana; Longwood University (VA); University of Alabama at Birmingham; The University of Alabama; and other institutions.
"The Peach Highway," his documentary about family-run peach farms in Chilton County, Alabama, is currently in production. He has a particular interest in American independent and avant garde moviemaking. Journey has written and presented critical and scholarly papers on a number of topics. His articles on artists William Christenberry and Walker Evans are available in the Encyclopedia of Alabama. He has a special interest in research on the plays of twentieth century modernist icon Gertrude Stein and has presented papers, workshops, and productions about Stein's works in a variety of American venues since 1989. He has frequently been an adjudicator for film scripts for the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival and regularly judges for the Trumbauer Festival, the statewide theatre showcase competition for high schools in the state of Alabama.
Journey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Alabama. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre (directing) from the University of Alabama in 1988.