Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in Drama  May 2001
Tufts University, Medford, MA
Dissertation title: “They Saw Othello’s Visage with Their Minds: Interpreting Othello in the Antebellum North”
Committee: Barbara Freedman (Chair), Laurence Senelick, David Krasner, Sudipto Chatterjee

M.F.A in Directing   May 1988
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Thesis: “McNally’s Things that Go Bump in the Night: Research and Production”

B.A. in Theatre
B.S. in Materials Engineering   May 1983
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Meisner Technique Teaching Certificate   July 2016
Larry Silverberg, True Acting Institute, Salem, OR

Professor of Theatre, Ohio Wesleyan University  2014 – 2020
Associate Professor of Theatre, Ohio Wesleyan University  2008 – 2014
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Ohio Wesleyan University  2004 – 2008
Department of Theatre & Dance, Delaware, OH
·  Courses: Directing, Modern Theatre, Theories of Performance, Asian Theatre, Political/Social Cabaret, Script Analysis, Meisner Technique, Art of Theatre, Theatre for Social Change
·  Independent Studies: Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, Advanced Directing, Audition Techniques, Acting Methodology, Research on LGBT Theatre, senior capstone projects in directing, acting, and scholarship
·  Directing: One production per year in departmental season
·  Guests: Hosted residencies for students with performance artist Tim Miller (2012, 2014, 2017, 2020) and Sojourn Theatre & Center for Performance and Civic Practice founder Michael Rohd (2018)
·  Interdisciplinary: Member of interdisciplinary course-connection seminar, “Modern Life and its Discontents,” 2012-2015
·  Service Highlights: Department chairperson 2012-2014 & F’2019, University Academic Policy Committee S’2007-2012 (chair S’11 and S’12), University Governance Committee 2013-F’2018

Lecturer in Theatre Studies, Boston College (part time)   1999 – 2004
Department of Theatre, Chestnut Hill, MA
·  Courses: Theatre History, Modern Drama, Introduction to Theatre
·  Coordinator/Director for Boston College Arts Festival “Theatre in the Garden.”

Graduate Assistant, Tufts University  1997 – 2000
Department of Drama, Medford, MA
·  Course: Beginning Acting

Visiting Assistant Professor, Lehigh University    S’1992, 1994 – 95
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lehigh University   1992 – 1994
Department of Theatre, Bethlehem, PA 18015
·  Courses: Acting I, Acting II, Introduction to Theatre, Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, Sound Design
·  Directing: Three productions for the main departmental season
·  Service: Participated as a respondent for ACTF Region II

“Showing off the Drummers: Zeami as a Pragmatic Producer.” Japan Studies Association Journal 9 (2011): 90-96.

“Desdemona and the Role of Women in the Antebellum North.” Theatre Journal 60 (May 2008): 235-255.

“Writing Suggestions.” Bedford Introduction to Drama Website: Sixth Edition.  Bedford/St. Martins, 2008.

“A Basic Skills Grading Scheme for Acting for Non-majors.” CD-ROM. Mid-American Theatre Conference Pedagogy Papers, 2006.

“Cultural Contexts,” LiterActive: VirtuaLit Drama. CD-ROM. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005.

“Creator of Compromise: William Henry Sedley Smith and the Boston Museum’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.Theatre Survey 41 (November 2000): 71-82.

“Review: Arthur Bloom, Joseph Jefferson: Dean of the American Theatre.”  Theatre Research International 28 (March 2003): 105.

“Review: George A. Thompson, Jr., A Documentary History of the African Theatre.”  Theatre Research International 26 (October 2001): 299.

“Review: Edward Pechter, Othello and Interpretive Traditions.Theatre Research International 25 (Autumn 2000): 296.

“Inviting Devised Work to the Table: Including Devised Work in a Department’s Production Season,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, 2014.

“‘Prince killeth Percy’: an Anti-Heroic Hal in Henry IV, Part I,” Shakespeare Research Group, American Society for Theatre Research Conference, 2009.

“The Othellos of Edwin Forrest and T. D. Rice: Negotiating ‘Blackness’ in Mid-Nineteenth Century America,” Shakespeare in America Conference, Illinois State University, July 2002.

“A Model of Miscegenation: Othello on the Antebellum Stage,” Tufts University Graduate Colloquium, 1999.

“Compromise and the Boston Museum’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Tufts University Drama Department Colloquium, 1999.

Cabaret by Kander, Ebb, and Masteroff  2018 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Main Stage, Delaware, OH

Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca  2017 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Main Stage, Delaware, OH
A new gender reimagined translation/adaptation (written in collaboration with Spanish professor Eva Paris-Huesca)

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard  2015 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Main Stage, Delaware, OH

Urinetown: The Musical by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis  2015 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Main Stage, Delaware, OH

Almost Maine by John Cariani  2014 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Studio Theatre, Delaware, OH

“My Secrets on Beauty”  2013 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Studio Theatre, Delaware, OH
An ensemble devised full-length performance inspired by Ovid’s Pygmalion

Ring Round the Moon by Jean Anouilh/Christopher Fry  2012 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Main Stage, Delaware, OH

The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker  2010 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Main Stage, Delaware, OH

Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein  2009 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Main Stage, Delaware, OH

Stop Kiss by Diana Son  2008 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Studio Theatre, Delaware, OH

Henry IV, Part I by William Shakespeare  2007 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Main Stage, Delaware, OH

Marisol by José Rivera  2006 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Studio Theatre, Delaware, OH

“Play Safe” from Bacchus and Gamma Peer Education Network  2005 – 2016
Ohio Wesleyan University, Studio Theatre, Delaware, OH
Orientation performance for sexual assault prevention

Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman  2005 ¹ ² ³
Ohio Wesleyan University, Studio Theatre, Delaware, OH

“Persistence of Memory” by Robert J. Flanagan  2004 ¹
Ohio Wesleyan University, Main Stage, Delaware, OH
One piece in an evening of short works

“Rain” by Jessica Oliveto  2004 ¹
Ohio Wesleyan University, Main Stage, Delaware, OH
One piece in an evening of short works

The Frog Prince by David Mamet  2003
Boston College Arts Festival outdoor performance, Chestnut Hill, MA

Life Under Water by Richard Greenberg  2002 ¹
Boston College Main Theatre, Chestnut Hill, MA
Part of an “Evening of One-Acts”

Zoo Story by Edward Albee  2002
Boston College Arts Festival outdoor performance, Chestnut Hill, MA

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare  1995
Lehigh University, Wilbur Powerhouse Theatre, Bethlehem, PA

Josephine: the Mouse Singer by Michael McClure from Kafka  1994 ¹
Lehigh University, Wilbur Powerhouse Theatre, Bethlehem, PA

Candida by George Bernard Shaw  1992
Lehigh University, Wilbur Powerhouse Theatre, Bethlehem, PA

The Stone Inscription of Caleb Pellor by Rand Burkert  1991
Wild Onion Storytelling Festival, Chicago, IL

Land of the Dragon by Madge Miller  1991 ¹
Chicago Children’s Theatre, Winnetka, IL

And Things That Go Bump in the Night by Terence McNally  1988
Northwestern University, Ethel M. Barber Theatre, Evanston, IL

Savage in Limbo by John Patrick Shanley  1987
Northwestern University, Wallis Theatre, Evanston, IL

Foursome by Ionesco  1987
Northwestern University, Wallis Theatre, Evanston, IL

American Buffalo by David Mamet  1986
Apple Blossom Theatre, Poughkeepsie, NY

The Fantasticks by Jones and Schmidt  1985
Apple Blossom Theatre, Poughkeepsie, NY

My Client Curley by Norman Corwin  1983
Lehigh University, Coppee Hall, Bethlehem, PA

J.B. by Archibald MacLeish  1982
Lehigh University, Wilbur Powerhouse Theatre, Bethlehem, PA

What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton  1982
Lehigh University, Rathbone Hall, Bethlehem, PA

Vanities by Jack Heifner  1981
Lehigh University, Rathbone Hall, Bethlehem, PA

OWU Theory-to-Practice Grant, “Tim Miller Short Residency at OWU  2020
Funded a performance talk by Tim Miller and a two-day workshop with students

OWU Theory-to-Practice Grant, “Theatre/Dance students at Stratford”  2018
Funded travel and tickets to three performances at the Stratford, ON Shakespeare Festival for twenty-five department majors and minors

OWU Theory-to-Practice Grant, “Michael Rohd Residency at OWU”  2018
Funded a two-day workshop for twenty theatre and dance students

OWU T.E.W. (Thomas E. Wenzlau Presidential Discretionary Fund) Grant, “Sojourn Theatre/CPCP Summer Institute” 2018
Funded my participation in two three-day workshops with Michael Rohd at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago

OWU T.E.W. Grant, “Acting for the Camera at AADA”  2017
Funded my participation in a two-week intensive in acting for the camera at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NY

OWU Theory-to-Practice Grant, “Tim Miller Residency at OWU  2016
Funded a performance by Tim Miller and a week-long workshop with students culminating in their own devised, ensemble performance

OWU T.E.W. Grant, “Summer Meisner Training Program Part 2”  2016
Funded my participation in the second two-week Meisner certification class with Larry Silverberg in Salem, OR

OWU T.E.W. Grant, “Summer Meisner Training Program Part 1”  2015
Funded my participation in the first two-week Meisner certification class with Larry Silverberg in Salem, OR

OWU T.E.W. Grant, “Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference and Panel Presentation”  2014
Funded my travel to the ATHE conference in Phoenix, AZ

OWU Theory-to-Practice Grant, “Tim Miller Residency at OWU”  2014
(co- proposed with Ryan Haddad ‘15)
Funded a performance by Tim Miller and a week-long workshop with students culminating in their own devised, ensemble performance, as well as individual coaching for Ryan on his senior capstone project (a show that Ryan continued to develop and has since performed at The Public, The Guthrie, and Dixon Place, among other venues)

OWU T.E.W. Grant, “Asian Studies Development Program: Infusing Chinese and Japanese Religion, Art and Literature into the Undergraduate Curriculum”  2013
Funded my participation in a three-week East-West Center program in Honolulu, HI

OWU Theory-to-Practice Grant, “Tim Miller Residency at OWU”  2012
Funded a performance by Tim Miller and a week-long workshop with students culminating in their own devised, ensemble performance

Libuse L. Reed Endowed Professorship  2011 – 2013
A chair established to honor Libby Reed’s demanding teaching style, including academic rigor, building a foundation for intellectual outreach, and accessibility

Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) New Directions Initiative, “Full semester at the Asian Theatre Program, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Department of Theatre and Dance.”  2010
Funded a residency in the UH Asian Theatre Program, S’2011

GLCA Endowment for the Study of Japan, “Full semester at the Asian Theatre Program, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Department of Theatre and Dance.”  2010
Funded a residency in the UH Asian Theatre Program, S’2011

OWU T.E.W. Grant, “Full semester at the Asian Theatre Program, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Department of Theatre and Dance.”  2010
Funded a residency in the UH Asian Theatre Program, S’2011

OWU Theory-to-Practice Grant, “OWU theatre students at the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival”  2010
Funded travel and tickets to three performances for twenty-six department majors and minors

OWU T.E.W. Grant, “Institute for Infusing Japan Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum”  2005
Funded my participation in a three-week Freeman Foundation seminar in Honolulu, HI

First Prize, Tufts University Graduate Colloquium: “A Model of Miscegenation: Othello on the Antebellum Stage.”  1999

Oral Examinations passed with High Honors, Tufts University Department of Drama Ph.D. program  1998

Written Comprehensives passed with Distinction, Tufts University Department of Drama Ph.D. program  1998

Tufts University Graduate Assistantship  1997 – 2000
Taught Beginning Acting for undergraduates

Tufts University Graduate Fellowship  1996 – 1997

Northwestern University Graduate Assistantship  1987 – 1988
Maintained and monitored black box performance space

Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship  1986 – 1987

Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, Tau Beta Pi  1983
Honors earned at Lehigh University

Department Chairperson  2012 – 2014, F’2019

Accreditation Team, Criterion 1 – Mission  2018

OWU V.P. for Student Success and Engagement Search Committee  2016

External reviewer for Allegheny College Department of Communication Arts and Theatre  2016

Committee on University Governance  2014 – F’2018

University Sexual Harassment Advisor  2006 – 2014

Academic Policy Committee  S’2007 – 2013
(Committee Chairperson F’2011, F’2012)

Trustee/Faculty Liaison Committee  2009 – 2012

Performing Arts Series Committee  2005 – 2012

President’s Commission on Racial and Cultural Diversity  2008 – 2010

Academic Advisor  2005 – Present

Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL  2019
Audited three classes in the MFA Film Production program: Film Concepts and Practices, Experimental Filmmaking, and Visual Storytelling Techniques and Technology

Sojourn Theatre Institute, Chicago, IL  2018
Attended “Devising Theatre: a 3-Day Sojourn Institute”

Center for Performance and Civic Practice, Chicago, IL  2018
Attended a 3-day CPCP Intensive for Cross Sector Project Teams on “Civic Practice, Creative Placemaking & Placekeeping: Building Effective Partnerships”

American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY  2017
Attended a two-week intensive on acting for the camera

Tim Miller in residency at Ohio Wesleyan  2012, 2014, 2017
Participated alongside students in three week-long workshops, each culminating with a devised public performance

True Acting Institute, Salem, OR  2015 – 2016
Attended two two-week summer intensives on teaching the Meisner acting technique with Larry Silverberg, author of the four-volume The Sanford Meisner Approach

East-West Center, Honolulu, HI  2013
Attended a three-week program on “Infusing Chinese and Japanese Religion, Art and Literature into the Undergraduate Curriculum”

University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Manoa, HI  2011
Audited three graduate courses at the University of Hawai’i Asian Theatre Program: Asian Theatre: Theories and Systems, Drama and Theatre of Southeast Asia and India, Directing Asian Theatre, and observed three months of rehearsals for a kabuki production of “The Vengeful Sword,” directed by Julie Iezzi

Freeman Foundation Summer Institute, Honolulu, HI  2005
Attended a three-week program on infusing Japanese studies into the undergraduate curriculum