ATHE 2012 has ended
Welcome to ATHE 2012!

Rachel Blackburn

Virginia Commonwealth University
Instructor, M.F.A. Candidate
Richmond, VA
Greetings! I am currently completing my M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy at Virginia Commonwealth University under Dr. Noreen Barnes. I am an instructor for VCU as well, and this year I am teaching Introduction to Stage Performance, History of Dramatic Literature, and Speech for Business and Profession. I hold a B.A. in Directing from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, and have spent the majority of my career directing, performing, as dramaturge, and in other areas of production assistance throughout the U.S., Canada, England and Ireland. I am passionate about many, many things in theatre education, particularly international theatre studies. This year it is my honor to chair a panel at ATHE titled, "The Theater Artist as World Citizen: Exploring Study/Work Abroad Requirements for B.F.A. Programs." I am excited to meet everyone, and very much look forward to attending the many engaging opportunities ATHE has to offer this summer!