A lecture by Ann Elizabeth Armstrong, an associate professor in the department of theatre and the Western College program.
Ann Elizabeth Armstrong holds both an M.F.A. in directing and a Ph.D. in
theatre from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She is co-director of
the “Finding Freedom Summer Project,” an initiative that is nurturing
various interdisciplinary humanities projects surrounding the history of
the civil rights movement. She created a walking tour of Western
College campus that explores the events that occurred on this site while
activists trained for Freedom Summer in 1964. For this work, she has
received grants from the Ohio Humanities Council and the National
Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Armstrong’s scholarship includes
publications on feminist pedagogy, community-based theatre, theatre of
the oppressed, and intercultural theatre. She is an affiliate in Women’s
Studies and American Studies, and she also teaches in the Western
College Program. At Miami, she teaches directing, dramatic literature
and community-based theatre, and directs in the production season.
Discussion and reception to follow.