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Since graduating with an honors BA in Performing Arts Jennifer has directed and choreographed over forty productions; performed in just over half that; recorded vocal tracks for various albums, written several plays and musicals; and taught hundreds of teenagers and college students how to be stronger performers. In May of 2009, she graduated from the Florida State University School of Theatre with an MFA in Directing. Jennifer also started her own theater company in Philadelphia, and was the artistic director for five seasons. Under her leadership, the New Mermaid Players developed not only an adult company that performed and read original work locally and toured to the Northeast every summer, but also a thriving youth component. NMP produced seven youth productions annually, and provided training through its theater school and summer camp intensive. Furthermore, Jennifer initiated an outreach program that linked local artists willing to donate their time with schools that had little to no arts budget. Through the outreach program, NMP was able to produce shows at schools that had not been able to afford productions for many years, and allow students with raw talent to hone their craft with skilled mentors. For her first academic appointment, Jennifer worked as the professor of Directing and Movement at Troy University in Troy, Alabama.
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

I am interested in teaching Directing I, II, and III with the second level culminating in a one act play festival and the third level being a student directed production with faculty mentoring throughout the process. I am interested in teaching all levels of Theater History. Movement I and II, Text Analysis, Basic Acting, Musical Theater and Auditioning.

Research Interests

I plan to continue my professional work as an actress, a playwright, and a director. I also plan to finish my work towards language proficiency in Spanish so that I can direct, perform and teach in that language as well.

Consulting Interests

Key Service Activities

Departmental Service

2016: Other - Marketing and Public Relations
2015: Other - Marketing and Public Relations

University Service

2016: Other - Faculty Senate
2016: Committee Chair - Search Committee for Tenure Track Head of Acting Position
Courses Taught

Spring 2018

THEA 14 ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 314 ADVANCED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 213 ASSIST DIRECTR/STAGE MNGR
THEA 310 DIRECTING I
THEA 317 DRAMATURGY
THEA 299 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 214 INTERMED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE ARTS
THEA 355 THEATRE HISTORY & LIT TO 1660

Winterim 2018

THEA 150 TEXT ANALYSIS FOR THE THEATRE:

Fall 2017

THEA 124 BASIC ACTING
THEA 410 DIRECTING II
THEA 299 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 230 MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR
THEA 150 TEXT ANALYSIS FOR THE THEATRE:

Summer 2017

THEA 356 THEATRE HIST & LIT 1660-1915

Spring 2017

THEA 14 ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 314 ADVANCED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 213 ASSIST DIRECTR/STAGE MNGR
THEA 124 BASIC ACTING
THEA 310 DIRECTING I
THEA 317 DRAMATURGY
THEA 299 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 214 INTERMED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 110 THEATRE APPRECIATION

Fall 2016

THEA 426 ACTING FOR MUSICAL THEATR
THEA 14 ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 314 ADVANCED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 124 BASIC ACTING
THEA 317 DRAMATURGY
THEA 299 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 214 INTERMED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 150 TEXT ANALYSIS FOR THE THEATRE

Summer 2016

THEA 355 THEATRE HISTORY & LIT TO 1660

Spring 2016

THEA 310 DIRECTING I
THEA 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN THEATRE ARTS
THEA 110 THEATRE APPRECIATION
THEA 217 THEATRE DANCE II
THEA 355 THEATRE HISTORY & LIT TO 1660

Fall 2015

THEA 14 ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 314 ADVANCED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 213 ASSIST DIRECTR/STAGE MNGR
THEA 124 BASIC ACTING
THEA 317 DRAMATURGY
THEA 299 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 214 INTERMED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 230 MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR
THEA 150 TEXT ANALYSIS FOR THE THEATRE

Summer 2015

THEA 355 THEATRE HISTORY & LIT TO 1660

Spring 2015

THEA 14 ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 314 ADVANCED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 314 ADVANCED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 213 ASSIST DIRECTR/STAGE MNGR
THEA 410 DIRECTING II
THEA 317 DRAMATURGY
THEA 310 FUND OF STAGE DIRECTION
THEA 299 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 214 INTERMED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 110 THEATRE APPRECIATION

Fall 2014

THEA 14 ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 314 ADVANCED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 213 ASSIST DIRECTR/STAGE MNGR
THEA 317 DRAMATURGY
THEA 299 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 214 INTERMED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 285 PERFORMNC/PORTFOLIO DEVEL
THEA 150 TEXT ANALYSIS FOR THE THEATRE
THEA 356 THEATRE HIST & LIT 1660-1915

Summer 2014

THEA 110 THEATRE APPRECIATION

Spring 2014

THEA 14 ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 314 ADVANCED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 213 ASSIST DIRECTR/STAGE MNGR
THEA 410 DIRECTING II
THEA 317 DRAMATURGY
THEA 310 FUND OF STAGE DIRECTION
THEA 299 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
THEA 214 INTERMED ACTING PRACTICUM
THEA 355 THEATRE HISTORY & LIT TO 1660

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