Teaching

Students in Senior Studio (2014)
COVID Clowning in Laughter Class
With two former graduate students, Jayme Kilburn and Elaigwu Ameh
Recipient of the Stephen H. Weiss Junior Teaching Fellowship (2017-2021), Cornell’s highest teaching award for a recently tenured professor

Staging Dissent: Theatre & Social Change
Students work with local citizens to devise community-based plays on a variety of pressing issues, most recently climate change.

Laughter
“17 of the Most Innovative Classes,” Medium 2 Feb 2020
Explores the art, craft and skill of “making funny,” including joke writing, stand-up, wit, physical comedy, improvisation, masks, and clowning.

Staging Gay and Trans Histories
Investigates how movements for sexual liberation use performance as modes of self-expression and strategies for social justice.

Global Stages I & II
A comparative approach to embodied performance organized around keywords: ritual, realism, revolution, community, conquest, and commerce.

American Drama I & II
Examines theater’s contribution to the construction and deconstruction of an American identities.

Performance Studies: Theories & Methods
Charts the rise of this field of study and its ever-shifting parameters.

Passionate Politics
Examines the role feelings and emotions play in creating and sustaining social bonds and collective formations.