Visiting Lecturer, Quinn Martin Guest Chair of Directing, University of California San Diego 2017
Anschutz Distinguished Fellow, American Studies, Princeton University 2017
Visiting Lecturer, Theater Dance and Media, Harvard University 2016
Graduate Teacher, Brown University, 2014
Visiting Lecturer, Whitman College, 2011
Teaching Artist, Montclair State University, 2010-11
Adjunct Professor, University of Texas @ Austin, 2007-09
A course in devising new work designed for incoming MFA and PhD students with the aim of establishing shared skills and vocabulary while also building relationship and affiliation amongst the cohort. What makes a successful devised piece? How do we successfully create as a collective without losing what is most vivid, idiosyncratic, and powerful about ourselves as individuals?
The Artist-Citizen: Socially Engaged Art in the 21st Century
This course takes as its context the fractured state of our country: at a time when the United States is tending towards division, we will investigate artists whose work is choosing to bring us closer together. Read full description here.
Theory and Performance
What theories have inspired contemporary avant-garde theatre, feminist performance, performance art, installation, and new media? In this interdisciplinary course we examine seminal works from each genre in their historical, political, and social contexts.
Writing plays now: Following Your Own Path
A practical writing course that positions itself within the current American playwriting context. By looking to contemporary playwrights who are forging non-traditional paths in their writing, we can expand our own sense of structure and possibility.
Specificity and Site
A practical course in the writing and creation of site-specific performance. Theoretical readings and case-studies include theater artists Brith Gof (Wales), Punch Drunk (London), PearlDamour (U.S.), theorist Richard Schechner and architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Maya Lin.
Directing New Work
A laboratory course designed to strengthen skills and improve communication and collaboration between writers and directors by putting them in real-world scenarios from the new play development world. Secondary focus is on the art of negotiation within creative collaboration.
For and With: Making Work in Communities
(with PearlDamour and Ashley Sparks, University of Washington 2015-2016)