PhD Students

Rachel Foran

PhD Candidate; BA in Technical Theatre, Western Oregon University, 2005; MA in Theatre, Portland State University, 2011

2013-14 GTF Teaching Assignments: Acting I and Acting II
Research Interests: Irish drama and the Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland.

Recent Production Credits:
Director-The Worker UO Pocket Theatre, 2014; Technical Director/Production Manager- Mad Duckling Children’s Theatre, 2013; Scenic Design- Mad Duckling Children’s Theatre, 2012; Sound Design- An Oak Tree with Our Shoes are Red/The Performance Lab, 2011; Stage Manager- Awake and Sing! with University Theatre, 2012; A Comedy of Errors, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Death of a Salesman with Bag&Baggage Productions, Portland; Assistant Director & Dramaturg- Fefu and Her Friends with PSU Theatre; Dramaturg- I Ain’t Yo Uncle with University Theatre, 2012; Taming of the Shrew and A Woman’s Prize with Bag&Baggage Productions, Portland

Tricia Rodley

PhD Candidate; BAs in Theatre and English, University of Oregon; MA in Classical Acting, The Central School of Speech and Drama, London

2013-14 GTF Teaching Assignments: Acting I, History of the Theatre II, III
(recent courses also include: Introduction to Theater Arts, Acting I, II, III, TA for History of the Theatre I, II, III)

Dissertation: “Practical Dramaturgy for Actors: Applying Resources of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to the Challenges of Language and Preparation”

Research Interests: acting, actor training, voice and text, dramaturgy, language plays, Shakespeare, Moliere

Awards, Accomplishments, Professional Memberships:
ASTR (Ecology and Performance Working Group, 2012 conference); Co-Artistic Director, Mad Duckling Children’s Theatre, 2011-12; Member, Actor’s Equity; Co-Founder and former member, Printer’s Devil Theatre, Seattle

Recent Production Credits:
Director- Creature with University Theatre, 2013; The Commedia Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland with Mad Duckling Children’s Theatre, 2011-2012; “Word Plays” with Pocket Playhouse, 2012; Dialect Coach- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Arcadia, 2013-2014 with UT; Voice and Text Coach- Arabian Nights and Love’s Labors Lost, 2010-2011 with UT.

 Zeina Salame

PhD Student; MS: Theatre for Educators – Florida State University; MA: English – University of North Florida; BA: English, Psychology, Theatre (Minor) – Jacksonville University;

2013-14 GTF Teaching Assignments: Intro to Theatre, Acting I

Research Interests: Contemporary Middle Eastern/Arab American Theatre & Performance, Acting & Theatre Pedagogy, Applied Theatre, Site Specific Theatre, Gender Studies, Identity;

Accomplishments: Co-Founder – The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company;

Recent Production Credits:

Performance: 9 Parts of Desire (solo), A Moon for the Misbegotten (Josie), Fat Pig (Helen)

Direction: Batboy: The MusicalUrinetown, Reasons to be Pretty, I Hate Hamlet (Daytona State College); AD: Ecstasy: A Water Fable(UO 2014)

Jean Sidden

PhD Candidate; BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance, Arizona State University (summa cum laude); MA in Theatre Studies, University of Arizona; Graduate work in Dramaturgy at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

2012-13 GTF Teaching Assignments: Acting I, History of Theater II and III
(recent courses also include: Introduction to Theater Arts; Acting I, II, III)

Awards, Accomplishments, Professional Memberships:
School of Theatre Arts Graduate Creative Achievement Award, University of Arizona, 2008; Founder and Managing Director, Road West Theatre, Goodyear, AZ; Founding Member, Merely Players, New York City; Actor, Director, Playwright, Teacher and Dramaturg in North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Arizona

Recent Production Credits:
New Voices with University Theatre, 2012; OTMA with Pocket Playhouse, 2012; Actor- Salmon is Everything with University Theatre, 2011

Michelle Yeadon

PhD Student; BS in Liberal Studies with emphasis in Theatre, History and Writing, Oregon State University; MA in Theatre Arts, Portland State University

2013-14 GTF Teaching Assignments: Acting I and III
(recent courses also include: Introduction to Theater Arts; Acting II)

Research Interests: Dramatic use of virtual space; mediatized culture and New Media in theatre; New Language playwriting; Shakespeare; Greek theatre, ecodramatrugy

Awards, Accomplishments, Professional Memberships:
Co-Artistic Director, Mad Duckling Children’s Theatre, 2012-13; Irene Ryan Acting Nomination, University Theatre production of The Crucible, 2012

Recent Production Credits:
Director- Rumpelstiltskin Revisited and Cinderella! Cinderella! with Mad Duckling Children’s Theatre;  Dramaturg- Breaking the Code with University Theatre, 2013; Hamlet, the 1603 Quarto, Portland, 2011; Actor- The Crucible with University Theatre, 2012; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Headwaters Theatre, Portland, 2011


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