Research 

Publications

2022

2003

Currently working on a book with Kari Margolis on the scope and applications of Margolis Method. 

 

Parks, Elizabeth 2003. "Ma Sœur." Theatre of the Mind, Noble House Publishers, Poetry Division: New York, NY, 2003. p.3

International Conference Presentations

2019

“Agency for Educators: Margolis Method as Embodied Pedagogy Training in Teacher Education.”

A paper examining that uses of Margolis Method as training methodology for embodied pedagogy practices in the classroom. Margolis Method 2nd International Conference, New York, NY.

2016

“Speaking Bodies, Bodies Speaking: Why and How Stage Movement Practice and Education Differs from Dance Practice and Education.”

One of four panelists presenting on “Defining the Theatre Movement Educator.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Chicago, IL.

2014

“Barter as Deliverance from the Desert.”

Chairperson of a panel on he practices of Odin Teatret and other international theatre companies that fostered communities and cultural exchange. Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Scottsdale, AZ.

2013

“Displacement Effect”

Chairperson of a devised performance presentation centering on the oppressiveness of women by women in a theatrical construct. Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL.

2013

“Pass Toss Release”

An original acting exercise presented at the Adjudicated Acting Exercises Debut Panel, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL.

National/Regional Conference Presentations

2020

“Enhancing Pedagogical Impact through Voice and Movement”

An interdisciplinary workshop exploring ways to use performance training from Noh, Lessac Kinesensics, and Patsy Rodenburg for instructors outside of theatre to utilize to enjoy a more dynamic and vitalizing presence in the classroom while maintaining vocal health. The Upper Peninsula Teaching and Learning Conference, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

2019

“Exploring Tonal and Structural NRG Through Japanese Noh”

A participatory workshop using Noh utai (singing) to create a new familiar event of Tonal and Structural NRG in Lessac Kinesensics. Lessac Research and Training Institute Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Fredericksburg, VA.

2016

“Creating Classroom Impact through Embodied Pedagogy,”

A participatory workshop exploring ways to use performance training from Noh, Lessac Kinesensics, and Patsy Rodenburg work for work theatre teacher to enjoy a more dynamic and vitalizing presence in the classroom while maintaining vocal health. Texas Educational Theatre Association TheatreFest, Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, TX.

2016

“A Liberal Arts Education as Agent of Artistic Dreams,”

Chairperson of panel for undergraduate students to examine and present on their experience earning a liberal arts education. Texas Educational Theatre Association TheatreFest, Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, TX.

2016

“My Character’s Body and my Body’s Character,”

A participatory physical theatre workshop based on Margolis Method, The Michael Chekhov Technique, Lessac Kinesensics, and Viewpoints. Texas Educational Theatre Association TheatreFest, Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, TX.

2014

“The Problem of Embodiment: Text, Image, and the Actor in the work of Michael Chekhov and Arthur Lessac,”

Paper presentation proposing the possible intersections of Michael Chekhov and Arthur Lessac’s work with text, image, imagination, voice training, and actor training. The 46th Annual Comparative Literature Symposium: Representing Reality in Text and Image: Clichés, Stereotypes, and Caricatures, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

2014

“3 Eleanors”

Performance in a devised production based on the lives of Eleanora Duse, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Written by Karen Wurl. Directed by Dorothy Chansky. 30th Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

2013

“Be an Actor Warrior”

A participatory physical theatre workshop based on Margolis Method and the practices of Odin Teatret. University Interscholastic League Superconference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2013

“3-2-1 Contact: An Introduction to Contact Improvisation.”

A participatory workshop on the basics of contact improvisation concluding with a “Jam Session.” Texas Education Theatre Association Festival, Houston, TX.

2013

“Movement for the Non-dancer: Contact Improvisation”

A participatory workshop on the basics of contact improvisation concluding with a “Jam Session.” Southeastern Theatre Conference, The Galt House, Louisville, IN.

2013

“Eurasian Movement: An Intercultural Approach to Physical Intelligence”

A participatory workshop based on the Theatre Anthropology work of Odin Teatret and Eugenio Barba and Nicola Savarese. Southeastern Theatre Conference, The Galt House, Louisville, IN.

2013

“#LookUp- A Reprise”

A reimagining and performance of a project I’d previously devised for 12 actors set on one person. The project examined the theatricality of witnessing, the myth of Sisyphus, and the role of the Greek messenger in Classic Greek drama. Arts and Humanities Graduate Research Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

2013

“Echoes of Familiarity”

Performance of a devised work I created with graduate and undergraduate students for the Devised Work Initiative. Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 6, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA.

2011

"Undiscovered Territory: Practical Exploration of New Horizons in Actor Training”

A participatory workshop exploring the intersections of Yoga and Fitness Instruction with Actor Training. Rocky Mountain Theatre Association Festival, Cheyenne Little Theatre, Cheyenne, WY. 

2011

“Contact Improvisation”

A participatory workshop on the basics of contact improvisation concluding with a “Jam Session.” University Interscholastic League Superconference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

2010

"Movement for the Non-dancer: Contact Improvisation"

By popular demand, I was invited to reprise my participatory workshop from the previous year on the basics of contact improvisation concluding with a “Jam Session. ”Rocky Mountain Theatre Association Festival, Grand Street Theatre, Helena, MT.

2009

"Contact Improvisation"

A participatory workshop on the basics of contact improvisation concluding with a “Jam Session.” Rocky Mountain Theatre Association Festival, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, February. 

2007

"Auditions from A to Z: How to Get the Part,”

A participatory workshop of the do’s and don’ts of professional auditioning offered to college students. Rocky Mountain Theatre Association Festivention, Western State College, Gunnison, CO.