• rachel
Associate Professor of Theatre, Theatre Program Co-Director, Department Chair of Theatre & Dance

Research Interests

Contemporary Performance, Devised Theatre, Improvisation, Ensemble, Partnership,      Politics of Collaboration, Processes of Directing, Gender and Artistic Leadership, Playfulness, Slowness, Smallness, Fun, Yurts, Barns, Cabins, Fields, Trees, etc.




  • TDF/LIT 110: Foundations of World Theatre
  • TDF 186: Acting I
  • TDF 2xx: Advanced Topics in Acting (Postmodern Performance, Improvisation)
  • TDF 2xx: Collaborative Arts 
  • CNX 235: Two to Tango: What is Partnership? 
  • TDF 270: Theatre in the Digital Age
  • TDF/LIT/WGSS 272: Women in Theatre
  • TDF/LIT 277: Acting Rebellions: Histories of 20th/21st Century Acting Methodologies
  • TDF 385: Production Studio, Faculty Directed Performance: Three Sisters (2015), One Man Two Guvnors (2016), Arcadia (2017), Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (2017), Anonymous (2019), The Seagull (2020), Head Over Heels: The Musical (2020)
  • TDF 495: Senior Seminar



PhD, Drama. Stanford University

BA, Theatre and Literature. Reed College