I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in theatre history and dramatic literature, primarily in the modern era (post-1800). I also teach a dramatic theory and criticism course. I study theater and performance in relation to U.S. copyright law. I have a new project related to the development of admission fees in U.S. and U.K. theatre. I teach courses in disability studies through the Humanities program. I have developed/directed plays with adults with developmental disabilities. I also write plays, some of which have been produced.
Dramatic literature, theory, and criticism, copyright, disability studies
HUMN 3930 - Humanities Internship
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Students gain academic credit and professional experience working in museums, galleries, arts administration, and publishing. They work 3-18 hours per week with their professional supervisor and meet regularly with a faculty advisor who determines the reading and writing requirements. An interview with faculty advisor is required.
THTR 1009 - Theatre and Society
Explores the importance of telling (and listening) to stories from the stages of the world; in theatre we learn what people value in their time and place. Investigates the range of genres of theatre in today's society and how theatrical artwork is devised and presented. Ideal for non-majors.
THTR 4149 - Theatre Internship
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Provides opportunities for theatre majors to explore career opportunities in theatre fields other than, or in addition to, those with performance emphasis. Students apply knowledge and skills developed in their major studies to a practical work experience. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended requisite: 30 credit hours in THTR.
THTR 6021 - On-Stage Studies: Shakespeare
Studies Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatic texts as playscripts for performance, with particular attention to contemporary Shakespeare criticism and landmark Shakespeare productions over the last two centuries.