M.F.A. Theatre, Penn State University, University Park, PA
5 years private acting study with Alvina Krause
B.S.S. Theatre (School of Speech Science), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Solo theatre artist specializing in writing and performing autobiography
Theatre for social change (Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed)
ME, MISS KRAUSE AND JOAN (original solo piece): Alvina Krause Theatre produced by Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Bloomsburg, PA; Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA; Jung Center of Houston, University of Houston, Clear Lake, TX; Friends World Committee For Consultation Gathering, Bhopal, India; Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA; Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center, Wallingford, PA; Mid-Atlantic Women Studies Association Conference, Abington, PA; Philly Fringe (Recipient Jillene Ringle Solo Performance Grant from 1812 Productions), Philadelphia, PA, 2007-2008.
“WHY I LIVE AT THE P.O.” AND OTHER STORIES BY EUDORA WELTY (Adaptor and solo performer): Penn State Abington College, Abington, PA; Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA; Second Stage-Adrienne Theatre (Theatre Catalyst, producer), Philadelphia, PA; University of Houston, Clear Lake, TX; Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. For The Hadley Fund, Kennett Square, PA. Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour roster, 2002-2005.
GOLIATH (reading)(Ayat) Israeli/Palestinian Play Festival. InterAct Theatre, Phil. PA, 2008.
THE CHILDREN OF FATIMA (R.C.) Adrienne Theatre, Phil. PA, October, 2006.
WRITING ALOUD “Keepsake” “Gaining Ground” InterAct Theatre, Phil. PA, 2006, 2002.
THE FEAST OF THE FLYING COW( InterAct Theatre, Phil. PA 2005.
THE BALLAD OF JOHN WESLEY REED Theater Catalyst, (Playground) Phil PA, 2005. THE MAGIC FIRE (Understudy)Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia, PA Dec., Jan.2002/2003.
EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOR (Babushka)Wilma Theatre, Phil. PA, 2002.
I STAND BEFORE YOU NAKED ESP, Adrienne Phil. PA, 2002.
WINGSPAN by Arden Kass (Featured actor), Philadelphia Fringe, 2000.
BROTHER TRUCKERS(Harry) Theatre Rumpus/Brat, Second Stage, Philadelphia, 1999.
TELL ME ANOTHER STORY, SING ME A SONG (Mother) Blue Window Theatre Company, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1992.
The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, founding ensemble member, 1978-1984:
THE SHADOW BOX (Agnes) PYGMALION (Mrs. Pearce)
LADY AUDLEY’S SECRET (Lady Audley) A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Mrs. Cratchitt)
THE SEAGULL (Masha) UNDER MILKWOOD (Polly Garter, Others)
A DOLL’S HOUSE (Kristine Linde) GETTING MARRIED (Mrs. George)
Teaching interests include acting, women in theatre, theatre for social change (particularly Theatre of the Oppressed work of Augusto Boal), and writing and performing autobiography.
Courses taught include:
Fundamentals of Acting
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Acting
Women and Theatre
Introduction to Theatre (Survey of Plays and Theatre History)
The Uses of Improvisation
Acting and Directing Lab
Introduction to Directing
Workshop: Theatre in Diverse Cultures
Theatre production (I direct a play each spring)
Several Faculty Development Grants from Penn State Abington; the Jillene Ringle Award for Solo performance from 1812 Theatre Company to develop “Me, Miss Krause and Joan” for the 2008 Philadelphia Fringe Festival; funding from Elizabeth Ann Bogert Memorial Fundfor the Study and Practice of Christian Mysticism for travel in France to research and create “Me, Miss Krause and Joan.”