Dr. Jennifer Thomas Publishes Book on Inclusive Analysis for the Theatre
Dr. Jennifer Thomas, Associate Professor of Performance, has co-authored a new book addressing inclusivity in character analysis for the theatre. Published by Routledge in December 2020, Inclusive Character Analysis: Putting Theory into Practice for the 21st Century Theatre Classroom foregrounds representations of race, gender, class, ability, and sexual orientation by blending script analysis with a variety of critical theories in order to create a more inclusive performance practice for the classroom and the stage.
Dr. Thomas has been at St. Lawrence since 2014 and she teaches courses like Introduction to Theatre, Taboo Performances, Women and Theatre, and Theatre History. She has also taught Queer Performances in the First Year Program and a first-year seminar titled Beginning Acting: Investigation, Inference, and Imagination. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre and English literature from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), a masters and PhD in Theatre and a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Oregon.