A former dancer with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Fort Worth Ballet, Kinesis, and Ballet Austin, Coleman has directed and choreographed a wide range of musicals, plays, and operas. Coleman's writing includes analytical articles on musical theatre, American Theatre History, and the performance of gender.
Global theatre history, musical theatre, theatre directing, theatre choreography, performance of gender, GLBTQ Studies
THTR 1011 - Global Theatre 1: Live Performance to Shakespeare
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Travels across four continents exploring live performance from the beginning of recorded history to Shakespeare through various forms of theatrical storytelling including masked dramas, shadow puppets, kabuki, passion plays and commedia.
THTR 3011 - American Musical Theatre History
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
Studies the creation, evolution and influence of American musical theatre and its importance to American society. Students analyze landmark productions, artists and the creative process. Recommended prerequisite: 3 credits in THTR, DNCE or MUSC.
THTR 4149 - Theatre Internship
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
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.