Ph.D. The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
M.A. University of Toronto
B. A. University of Rochester
I am the chair of the Theatre Department and an associate professor whose teaching and research interests include: theatre history, acting, community-based theatre for social change, contemporary performance theory and practice, feminism and performance, 20th century political theatre, and Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed techniques
At Davidson, I have directed: Waiting for Lefty, Goodnight Desdemona (Good morning Juliet), Diary of Anne Frank, Love of the Nightingale, The Jewish Wife, 9 Parts of Desire, and most recently, Sonia Flew.
My work has been published in Theatre, Theatre Topics, Theatre Journal, Journal of Women's History, Arts in the Public Interest, and Small Axe: A Journal of Criticism. I have participated, as an actor, director and facilitator, in numerous community-based and forum theatre performances. I am also a founding member of the feminist theatre collective, Something Permanent, which produced original works performed in Toronto, London and Edinburgh. I served as the conference planner for the Theatre and Social Change (TASC) focus group within the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) from 2000-2003, and continue to be a member of ATHE and TASC.