Drama

Melanie Dreyer-Lude

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Directing, Northwestern University, 2000.

Master of Arts in Dramatic Literature, Washington University St. Louis, 1992.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (minor in vocal performance), University of Denver, 1983.

Major Career Achievements

Chair, Department of Drama, University of Alberta. 2018 - present.

Associate/Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, Missouri State University, 2014 – 2018

Assistant Professor, Department of Performance and Media, Cornell University, 2008-2014

Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Head of Performance, Director of MFA in Performance Pedagogy, Department of Theater Arts, University of Pittsburgh, 2003-2008

Artist-in-Residence, Performing Arts Department, Washington University, St. Louis, 1993-1997

Producing Director, Civic Ensemble, 2013- 2014

Co-Artistic Director, International Culture Lab, 2007-2011

CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ShatterMask Theatre, 1992-1996

Directing Credits (representative list)

CIVIC ENSEMBLE     My Children, My Africa by Athol Fugard, 2016

Ithaca, NY                                           

GARAJISTANBUL      S/he by Zeynep Kaçar and Tammy Ryan (mixed language), 2011

Istanbul, Turkey

QUANTUM THEATRE    Yerma by Garcia Lorca, 2009

Pittsburgh, PA                   


59E59 THEATERS, Off Broadway

New York City  Outside Inn by Andreas Jungwirth (mixed language), 2008

 

THEATER RAMPE STUTTGART     Outside Inn by Andreas Jungwirth (mixed language - remount), 2008

Stuttgart, Germany                        


CAPITAL REPERTORY THEATER, LORT C

Albany, NY                                          9 Parts of Desire by Heather Raffo, 2007

 

PITTSBURGH IRISH & CLASSICAL THEATER           9 Parts of Desire by Heather Raffo, 2007

Pittsburgh, PA                   She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, 2002

 

SPRINGFIELD CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

Springfield, Missouri       Grounded by George Brant, 2018

                                    Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, 2017

                                     Killer Joe by Tracy Letts, 2016

 

Publications (representative list)

PERFORMANCE AS RESEARCH: KNOWLEDGE, METHODS, IMPACT. “Introduction II. Threads: linking PAR practice across spectrums.” Published by Routledge. December 2017. Pgs. 75-83.

SDC JOURNAL, “Teaching Young Directors to Signify,” Summer 2016. Pg. 53. (invitation)

PACE UNIVERSITY PRESS, “Show and Tell: Using Recorded Feedback to Improve Learning in the Acting Classroom,” Winter 2015. Pgs. 21-29.  (peer reviewed)

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY, MASKE: “Viewing Through Cultural Glasses,” Turkish: pgs. 207-214. English: pgs. 306-314. Fall 2014.

THEATRE TOPICS, Special Issue: Practice as Research, “The Psychophysical Activation of Personality in Bilingual Performance,” Volume 23, Number 2, pgs. 197-208. September 2013. (peer reviewed)

EXPERIMENTS AND INTENSITIES, VOLUME 3, EXPLORING PRAXIS: THE PERFORMANCE AS RESEARCH GROUP OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THEATRE RESEARCH, “Mapping Ottersberg: Using Performance Intervention to Mediate Performance as Research,” Digital Format: http://www.experimentsandintensities.com/published/vol-3/mapping-ottersberg/. July 2013.  (peer reviewed)

PAJ PUBLICATIONS, NEW EUROPE, NEW VOICES: PLAYS FROM THE CONTINENT, Push Up 1-3, American English translation, pgs. 225-266. Fall 2009. (solicited to publish)

 

Awards and Honors (representative list)

CURTIS P. LAWRENCE MASTER TEACHER AWARD, University Honors College, Missouri State University, April 2018.

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN STUDY AWAY PROGRAMMING, Missouri State University, May 2017.

FULBRIGHT FELLOW SHIP TO BERLIN, GERMANY, November/December 2016, January 2017.

TINA AND DAVID BELLET TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD - UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, April 2008