University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2013-present)
Recipient of the College of Fine Arts Teacher of the Year (2016)
Shakespeare And… (Spring 2015)
In this graduate level seminar, students learn and practice a variety of methodologies to enable them to interpret, analyze, and embody Shakespeare’s texts. 15-20 students.
Research Methods (Fall 2014, 2017)
Students in this class learn a variety of research and writing methods to apply to the study of theatre production and history. 10-20 students.
Adaptation and Postcolonialism (Spring 2014)
In this graduate level seminar, students read a variety of adaptations of western canonical texts by playwrights across the world. Students learn to read these plays, and the originals, through the lens of postcolonialist theory. 15-20 students.
Graduate and Undergraduate Courses
Dramaturgy in the American Theatre (Spring 2015-2018)
This course introduces students to the wide variety of tasks that a dramaturg might be called upon to complete in the modern American theatre. A variety of classroom projects prepares students to operate as literary managers and dramaturgs. 10-20 students.
Script Analysis II (Fall 2013, 2015-2017)
In this required course, undergraduate and graduate level theatre students read plays closely with special attention to structure and style, investigate the key ideas of major dramatic theories, and engage with performance traditions from a range of periods and geographies. 25-35 students.
Theatre History I (Fall 2013-2017)
This required course for undergraduate and graduate level theatre students covers the history of global performance traditions from oral and ritual performance to the mid-nineteenth century and the advent of Realism and Naturalism. 30-40 students.
Theatre History II (Spring 2014-2018)
This required course for undergraduate and graduate level theatre students covers the history of performance across the globe from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. 30-40 students.
Theatre Theories (Fall 2014)
Students in this course investigate the key ideas of major dramatic theories and engage with performance traditions from a range of periods and geographies. 25-35 students.
Script Analysis I (Spring 2014)
In this required course, undergraduate level theatre students read plays closely with special attention to structure and style with an emphasis on applying formalist analysis to the dramatic literature of a diverse range of periods and geographies. 25-35 students.
Women Playwrights (Fall 2013)
In this undergraduate level course students are introduced to the writings of American female playwrights, theatrical conventions, performance theories, and theatrical activity as well as the history of women in America and the emergence of the women’s suffrage and feminist movements. 20-30 students.
University of Washington (2009-2013)
Graduate and Undergraduate Courses
Spanish Drama and Play Production (Teaching Assistant: Winter 2011)
The course includes historical study of Spanish drama as well as performance practice and culminates in a full production of a Spanish Golden Age play. Production and course in Spanish. 15-20 students.
Play Analysis and Styles (Instructor of record: Summer and Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2013)
This course in script analysis for drama majors covers period styles for plays from the classical theatre to postmodernism. 15-30 students.
Critical Analysis of Theatre (Interim Instructor: Winter 2013)
This course introduces students to major theoretical methods for analyzing drama and performance. By applying the theories to dramatic literature, students investigate how each of these methods can contribute to contemporary theatre-making and spectatorship. 15-30 students.
Theatrical Ways of Seeing (Developer: Fall 2012; Instructor of Record: Winter 2013)
This new online course, offered for the first time in 2013, introduces students to a series of recorded lectures and videos on the history and production of world theatre; students participate in online discussion forums and quizzes. 50-100 students.
Introduction to Drama (Lead Teaching Assistant: Fall 2010, Spring 2011; Teaching Assistant: Fall 2009, Winter 2010)
Lectures on theatre history and dramatic literature are supplemented by section activities devoted to developing the skills to think critically and practically about drama. The course includes discussion, writing and theatrical practice. Lecture and quiz section format. 150-200 students.