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Siouxsie Easter

Associate Professor of Theatre

Chair, Division of the Arts

315.364.3232

Phipps Auditorium

seaster@wells.edu

Siouxsie Easter

"What I like best about my discipline is the ensemble nature of the work. It takes a great number of people to put on a play. As the marvelous theatre educator Viola Spolin said, 'A healthy group relationship demands a number of individuals working interdependently to complete a given project with full individual participation and personal contribution.' I think students pursue theatre to express themselves among and for individuals, and because it is a whole lot of fun. Let's take the journey together!"

Professor Easter is interested in facilitating students' discovery of the whole artist, specifically looking at the actor, director, historian, designer, stage manager, educator, manager, and theorist. Her research continues to take her in the direction of interdisciplinary arts, with pointed questions pertaining to the manner in which visual art, photography, and history affect her work.

Education

1992 B.A. University of Montevallo, Speech and Theatre
1998 M. Ed. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Drama
2007 M.F.A. Goddard College, Interdisciplinary Arts:
concentrations in Directing and Devising Theatre

Select Productions

Director, "Pygmalion." Wells College. (2009).
Director, "The Maids." Wells College. (2009).
Actor, "Vita and Virginia." Cornell Johnson Museum of Art. (2009).

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to the Performing Arts
  • Acting One
  • Acting Two
  • Arts Management
  • Arts in Education
  • London Theatre
  • Rehearsal and Performance
  • Advanced Rehearsal and Performance
  • Theatre History
  • Marginalized Voices: Women Playwrights
  • Methods of Directing
  • Stage Management
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • Monologues and Audition Techniques
  • Acting Styles
  • Improvisational Theatre

 

 
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