PhD, MA in Theatre Arts--University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
Graduate Certificate in Women's & Gender Studies--University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
BA in Theatre and English Literature--Concordia College (Moorhead, MN)
Current Professional / Research Interests:
My research interests focus on the intersections of theatre and gender and sexuality in historical and contemporary theatre. My dissertation explored the work of English playwright Bryony Lavery and my thesis focused on the career of directing pioneer Joan Littlewood. I am currently working on two projects. First, an anthology documenting the careers and histories of female lighting, costume, scenic and sound designers. And second, a paper exploring the creative process of casting a collaborative company rather than individual roles in a single production. Future aspirations include additional interviews and work with Bryony Lavery's early plays as well as a devised theatre project exploring the history of theatre and faith.
I have worked in marketing and publications at Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle, WA) and Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT) and in Audience Services at Village Theatre (Issaquah, WA). Professional directing experience includes: Frozen (Theatre B), Chicago (Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead), Death and the Maiden, Independence, Eye of God, and Twisted (Pucker Up Productions).
Professional Associations / Memberships:
Assocation for Theatre in Higher Education
American Society for Theatre Research
Theatre Communications Group
Raising three daughters, journeying through life with an awesome husband, reading books, going for hikes in the woods, watching tv, and taking in social media. And naps...blissfully enjoyed and sometimes stolen...naps.
PCA 107: Beginning Acting
PCA 125: Introduction to Dramatic Scripts
PCA 327: Drama by and About Women
PCA 4000: Taboo Performances: The Politics of Theatre and Sex (Special Topics)