UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE

Courses Taught

Old Dominion University (Starting August 2019)

Visiting Assistant Professor

THEA 241A, Theatre Experience,  1 course.

THEA 152R, Acting One, 2 courses.


Virginia Polytechnic  Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Post MFA Teaching Fellow

TA 2024,  Introduction to Acting, 4 courses.

Introductory performance class in acting skills and theories as a participant (actor) and observer (audience) for the non-major. 

 

TA 2404, Intro to Applied Collaborative Technique (I-ACT), 2 courses.

Introduction to principles of collaboration in applied theatre for non-majors. Situational awareness, intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness, audience engagement, effective storytelling, team creativity and conflict resolution, and communicating across difference in public and professional settings.


University of Georgia

THEA 2010,  Acting for Non-Majors, 3 courses.

General arts elective for non-majors involving script and text analysis as well as basic introduction to theatre as a collaborative art form.   Syllabus Available Upon Request.    


THEA 7710S,  Community-Based Theatre

Graduate Apprentice under Dr. Emily Sahakian

Service learning focused course, Community-based theatre, also known as theatre for social change, used Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques and study the hallmark troupes and artists of the field. 

  • Co-taught service-learning component, students will lead workshops at Coile Middle School (Athens, GA), the Parkview Community Center (Athens, GA) , and other sites.


THEA 4480/6680, History of African-American Theatre 

Pedagogical Artistic Contributor under Dr. Amma Ghartey Tagoe-Kootin

General arts elective for African-American Studies or Theatre majors involving developing an understanding towards the emergence of a distinct and conscious African American theatre in the United States.   

  • Director of Final Class Performance: "Beauty Unchained”- Our main preface for the project was to embody the essence of Black Theater. 


THEA 2000,   Theatre Appreciation

Graduate Assistant

Introductory course aimed at exploring the functions of theatre and its importance in contemporary culture. 


UNIV 1103,  Skills and Strategies Necessary for Success at College and Beyond, 1 course.

This course rests on the fundamental belief that student success is derived from students’ individual self-awareness of and proactive engagement with understanding how learning works. The course is designed to provide students opportunities to engage in critical, creative, and reflective thinking. Syllabus Available Upon Request.    

Conference/Workshop Presentations

National

2019 

33rd Annual Black Theatre Network Conference: Unapologetically Black, 

Winston-Salem, NC

  • Presented/Performed in session: Being B.A.D. (Solo Performance)
  • Presented in session: “Breathing Life into the Black and White: Performing Sandra Bland


Women Theatre Festival Fringe 2019, Raleigh, NC

Presented/Performed in session: Being B.A.D. (Solo Performance)


Gender, Bodies & Technology Conference: TechnoLogics: Power and Resistance, Roanoke Virginia

Presented in session “Three Hysterical Women: Embodying Resistance Through Theatre”


GESA Conference: 4th Annual Kinship, Community, and Activism in the Cultural Production of the Black Diaspora Conference, Howard University

Presented in session “Breathing Life into the Black and White: Performing Sandra Bland


9th Annual African, African American, & Diaspora Studies (AAAD) Conference, James Madison University

Presented in session “Breathing Life into the Black and White: Performing Sandra Bland

Regional

2019

Workshop: “Flying Solo: Your Story and Solo Performance Exploration”

Virginia Thespian Conference 2019, Radford University


2018

Presented/Performed in “Resilient Sustainability Simplified

Coastal @ VT and Center for Communicating Science Collaboration

Advancing the Human Condition Symposium, Virginia Tech, 

Blacksburg, Virginia


Panelist: Artists of Color: The Diversity Gap in Modern Theatre; Telling Your Story: Devising Your Own Work from a Minority Perspective;  Where Should I Go to School to Study Theatre

Virginia Theatre Association Conference 2018,  Norfolk Virginia 


Workshops (2): “Flying Solo: Your Story and Solo Performance Exploration”

Virginia Theatre Association Conference 2018,  Norfolk Virginia 


Workshop: Ensemble Devised Theatre for Teens 

Governor’s School for the Arts College Fair, Norfolk Virginia


 2017 

“Flying Solo: Your Story and Solo Performance Exploration”

 Georgia Theatre Conference 2017, Carrollton Georgia 


Performer/Presenter: Improvisation, Narrative, & Beauty workshops

Performance Studies Summer Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois


Workshop: UGA Audition Prep 101 Workshop 

Athens-Clarke County Public Schools, and Greater Atlanta Public Schools


Workshop: “Improvisation in the Workplace”

University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 


 2016

Workshop: UGA Audition Prep 101 Workshop 

Athens-Clarke County Public Schools, and Greater Atlanta Public Schools


Workshop:  “Youth and Your Creative Masks”

 University of Georgia & Athens-Clarke County Public Schools

Virginia Tech TA 2024, TA 2404, & various VT projects

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TA 2024

Introduction to Acting

Introductory performance class in acting skills and theories as a participant (actor) and observer (audience) for the non-major. 


Pictured: Students working , in pairs, on basic scene analysis and development for  scripted scene assignment.


CAN PROVIDE SYLLABUS , IF REQUESTED

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TA 2404

Intro to Applied Collaborative Technique (I-ACT) 

Introduction to principles of collaboration in applied theatre for non-majors. Situational awareness, intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness, audience engagement, effective storytelling, team creativity and conflict resolution, and communicating across difference in public and professional settings.


Pictured: Diagram of 'Community Agreement' created by the cohort of students


CAN PROVIDE SYLLABUS , IF REQUESTED