Professional info
 

I am a collaborative teaching artist interested in fostering new works, reinterpretations of classic scripts, plays outside the canon, and collaborating with other teaching artists on the intersection of gender and society: the politics of identity.  In the classroom, I most enjoy teaching survey or appreciation courses, history, literature, script analysis and directing.  In the rehearsal space, I prefer works that challenge audiences to rankle with and to challenge their preconceived notions.

Work experience
 
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
Director of Theatre 
Community College of Denver
2010 - present

Courses:  Acting I, Acting II, Voice & Diction, Script Analysis, Theatre Appreciation, Development of Theatre I Greek – Renaissance, Development of Theatre II Restoration – Modern, Playwriting, Theatre Production I, II, III, IV, English Composition I, English Composition II

 

Accomplishments:

  • Elected Chair of Faculty Council twice by full-time colleagues for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years.

  • Designed, implemented, and evaluated course, department, and program-wide assessment instruments, including collection & reporting for the Higher Learning Commission.

  • Active, consistent contributor to the college’s Teaching & Learning Center, a major faculty resource for pedagogical best practices, including training all faculty on conducting classroom peer observations.

  • Regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Host 2016 & 2017.

  • Served on high-profile campus-wide committees to represent college interests on a unique Tri-Institutional Campus requiring collaborative scheduling and resource allocation. 

  • Successfully collaborated and implemented three co-productions between the Community College of Denver and University of Colorado Denver Theatre programs. 

  • Leader and contributor to major college initiatives through service on Faculty Council, Learning Team, Strategic Planning, and Student Life Committees. 

  • Overseeing a dozen adjunct instructors, hourly employees, and work study students, working and mentoring students each working 20 hours a week. 

  • Implemented approved articulated Statewide Transfer Agreement in Theatre Arts.

  • Increased department size from 03 degree-seeking students in 2010 to over 24 in 2018.

Pedagogical Interests

Directing

Script Analysis

Actor Presence

Voice & Dialect

Stanislavski

Lyric Performance

Physical Theatre

Research Interests

Identity Politics

Actor Presence/Resistance

Smart Classrooms

Web 2.0 Technology

Naomi Wallace

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Instructor
 Department of Film, Television, & Video Production
University of Colorado Denver
2010 - present

Courses: Voice and Movement, Senior Capstone Advisor, Introduction to Theatre Arts, Special Topics in Film, Drama of Diversity

 

Accomplishments:

 

  • Three-time guest lecturer at the International College of Beijing as part of a partnership with China Agricultural University, where students receive all their college instruction in English. 

  • Guest Director, Avenue Q, co-direction with Kathryn Moller.

  • Guest Artist, role: Bunce (lead), One Flea Sparedirected by Nathan Thompson.

  • Guest Artist, role: James Wicker (lead), Its Only A Play directed by Eileen Kearney.

Assistant Professor of Theatre
 Department of Performing Arts 
Northeastern State University
2006-2008
Assistant Professor of English and Theatre
Department of English & Theatre
MacMurray College
2006-2008
Other Experience
  • Incoming Co-Chair, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VII, 2019-2022

  • Co-Vice Chair, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VII 2016 - 2018 

  • Guest Director, Ubu Roi, Colorado State University, 2016 

  • Dialect Coach, Denver’s Dangerous Theatre, Vision Box Studios, 2010 - present 

  • Regional Respondent, KC/ACTF, 2003 – present 

  • Homebound Instructor, Montgomery County Public Schools, 2009 

  • Tutor, Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia, 2009 

  • Reader, The College Board: AP English Literature, 2006 – 2017 

  • Syllabus Auditor, The College Board: AP English Literature, 2007 - present 

  • Curriculum & Creativity Designer, Cooperative Leadership Institute, 2008 

  • Theatre Arts Faculty, Blacksburg High School, Montgomery County, Virginia, 1998 – 2001 

  • Faculty, The Eagle Hill School, Hardwick, Massachusetts, 1995-1997 

Education
 
University of Oregon, 2004
Ph.D. Theatre Arts

Dissertation: Space, Place, and Identity Politics: The Drama of Naomi Wallace

 

Comprehensive Fields: 

 

Voice (Production, Speech, & Musical Theatre), Dramatic Literature, Acting, Acting Theory & Pedagogy, Physical Theatre Directing, Directing Theory & Pedagogy, Performance Art

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1998
M.A.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction

Thesis: Cracker in the Projects: Bridging the Cultural Gap through Performance Literature

Comprehensive Fields:

 

 Secondary English Methodologies, Performance

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1995
B.A. English, theatre
Publications, Workshops, & Conference Presentations
  • “Renegade Theatre” Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VII, 2018 & 2019

  • “Making the Best of a Cold Reading” Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VII, 2019 

  • “Best Practices in Arts Education Curriculum Integration Roundtable” Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VII, 2017 

  • Festival Host & Sponsor, Region VII KC/ACTF, February 2016 & February 2017 

  • “Respondent Training Workshop” Region VII KC/ACTF, February 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 

  • “Cold Readings” Workshop. Region VII KC/ACTF, February 2016 

  • “Elevated Standard & Received Pronunciation.” Workshop. Region VII KC/ACTF, February 2015. 

  • “Mixed Eroticisms: The Politics of Space and Difference in Naomi Wallace’s The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek,” The Louisville Conference on 20thCentury Literature, 2008. 

  • “Monte Cristo: Charles Fechter Version.” The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama, eds. 

Gabrielle Cody and Everett Sprinchorn. Grolier Academic Reference. 2007. 

  • Dramaturg, Sojourn Theatre Company, Portland, OR 2006. 

  • Augusto Boal & Image Theatre, ACTF Region VII, February 2004. 

  • Theatre of the Oppressed, University of Oregon SWAT Team Training, October 2003. 

  • Playing with the Bard, Montgomery County Public Schools, November 2000. 

  • Teacher as Researcher, Virginia Association for Teachers of English, October 1998 

  • What is a Gender Fair Classroom? Virginia Tech Gender Equity Conference, January 1998. 

  • “Hypertext as a Meaning Making Tool,” Virginia English Bulletin, Winter, 1998.

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