Master of Fine Arts in Acting May 2018
University of Georgia
Areas of Emphasis: Performance, Cultural Enrichment, Diversity and Inclusion
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting/Minor in Communications December 2011
Old Dominion University
AREAS OF EXPERTISE & INTERESTS
Background: Race Performance, Theatre of the Oppressed, Solo Performance Development, Cultural Enrichment, and Youth Development
MEMBERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS
A.E.A Equity Member Candidate (EMC)
Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre Fraternity)
U.G.A Graduate Emerging Leader
Brittney S. Harris has a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Georgia. She holds a B.F.A in Acting and Theatre Performance with a minor in Communications from Old Dominion University. Her areas of expertise are in performance, cultural enrichment, and diversity/inclusion. Brittney’s PaR (Performance as Research) emphasis is in Race Performance, Activist Theatre, and youth-based Cultural Enrichment programming. In addition to her educational and performance credentials, her primary background is in Cultural Enrichment and Youth Development/Involvement. Throughout the Southeast regions of VA, NC, and GA, she has created and conducted workshops on personal development and cultural identity for the past 5 years. In 2013 & 2015, she toured as a Keynote Speaker to multiple universities in the state of Virginia and addressed the topics of Community Involvement and Youth Violence Awareness.
While pursuing her graduate studies at the University of Georgia, Brittney instructs undergraduate courses in Acting for Non-Majors, History of African-American Theatre, Characterization, Solo Performance, and youth community-based workshops in audition prep and personal/artistic development. Her approach to education centers around providing a sacred space for discovery, exploration, and individuality. Furthermore, in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, she developed and workshopped a one-woman show centered around the #SayHerName Movement titled The Intersection about Black Lives Matters Activist Sandra Bland. Currently, she is workshopping two independent projects exploring the effects of social media on the personal psyche. These projects are called Drama to Drama: From the Headlines to the Stage. Specific topics explored, but not limited to, are Domestic Violence Awareness and Diversity/ Inclusion.
Her personal aesthetics for performative and outreach initiatives is creating an environment for individuals that is free from predispositions and limitations. Through the idea of experiential learning, Brittney is adapting a skill set and practice that will present an open forum for both theatrical and non-theatrical individuals to explore their own artistic and leadership interests using Boalian, Chekhovian, and Improvisational techniques. By providing resources and exercises for utilizing one’s own distinctive histories and experiences, Brittney believes we can foster a community of artists built on confidence and artistic integrity.
Starting in Fall 2017, she will be hosting a series of workshops in Solo Performance Development at theatre conferences throughout the Southeast US; most recently to include the Georgia Theatre Conference. Membership affiliations: ATHE, Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre Fraternity), AEA EMC (Equity Member Candidate). Beyond her extensive performance and instructing background, Brittney possesses about seven years’ experience youth and teen programming and management and over three years in Non-Profit Management and Grant Writing.
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