Nora TeachingSUMMARY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

I come to the table with over ten years’ teaching experience across all ages and experience levels. My background as a theatre performer, director, and facilitator informs my entire pedagogy, even in seminar or theory-based class settings. I believe in the importance of incorporating digital technology and current events into teaching, in the importance of revision, rehearsal, and process, and in second chances. I strive to make my pedagogy intersectional, inclusive, and historically aware.

CLASSES

For the 2019-20 academic year, I will be working as a Teaching Associate in Theatre at Bristol University contributing to team teaching on the following modules:

INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE STUDIES

  • 1st-year discussion-based

INTRODUCTION TO PERFORMANCE PRACTICES

  • 1st-year studio-based
  • Created and delivered workshops on Working with Body

PERFORMANCE HISTORIES

  • 2nd-year discussion-based

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH THEATRE

  • 3rd-year discussion-based

STAGING THE TEXT

  • 1st-year studio-based

POLITICS OF PERFORMANCE

  • 2nd-year discussion-based

INDEPENDENT STUDY

  • supervision of 3rd-year final projects

In the 2018-19 academic year, I  provided seminar and studio teaching for 3 modules as an Associate Lecturer in Drama at Exeter University:

PRACTITIONERS IN CONTEXT

  • 1st-year Drama theory
  • Twentieth-century theatre history module, organised around key practitioners and movements, from the Modernist movements of the late 19th/early 20th centuries to Joan Littlewood to Rimini Protokoll.

RESEARCH & PERFORMANCE

  • 1st-year Drama studio
  • Devising module, tailored to the tutor’s particular research interests.
  • For 2019, I focused on storytelling and physical theatre, with an emphasis on Viewpoints.

PERFORMANCE & INTERPRETATION

  • 2nd-year Drama theory
  • Covered cultural materialism, feminism, postcolonialism, and queer theory as applicable in performance analysis

I served as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PTA) in Drama and English at Exeter University from 2013-2016. During that time, I taught:

THE SHAKESPEAREAN SCENE IN ACTION

  • MA-level Drama studio
  • Supervised students’ development of solo and group performances

PERFORMANCE & INTERPRETATION

  • 2nd-year Drama theory
  • Covered cultural materialism, feminism, postcolonialism, and queer theory as applicable in performance analysis

PRETEXTS & CONTEXTS OF DRAMA

  • 1st-year Drama theory
  • Covered semiotics, phenomenology, reader-response theory, cultural materialism, queer theory, postcolonialism, and feminism

CULTURAL ADAPTATION

  • MA-level Drama theory
  • Assisted students in developing research questions for their final papers

DESIRE & POWER IN RENAISSANCE LITERATURE

  • 2nd-year English Literature
  • Covered variety of Renaissance writers, including Marlowe, Webster, Nashe, Donne, Spenser, Sidney, and Shakespeare

THEATRICAL CULTURES: RENAISSANCE TO RESTORATION

  • 2nd-year English Literature
  • Shadowed convenor Pascale Aebischer on lectures and seminars
  • Delivered seminar on The Changeling and workshops in early modern staging and theatre practice using scenes from Tamburlaine and The Busie Bodie

INVITED LECTURES

  • ‘Early Modern Theatre Spaces’
  • ‘Modern Adaptations of King Lear and As You Like It
  • ‘Shakespeare Today’ (Spring 2019)
    • For: Rethinking Shakespeare (BA English, University of Exeter)
  • ‘”Who will believe thee?” Performing Gendered Violence in the Twenty-First Century’ (Fall 2018)
    • For: Topics in Cultural Affairs: Cultural Criticism (BA Journalism, Emerson College)
  • “‘Speak the Speech, I Pray You”: Editing Shakespeare for Performance’ (Spring 2018; keynote address)
    • For: The Nichols Student Shakespeare Conference (Nichols School)
  • ‘#1Lear and Writing Book Reviews with Social Media’ (Winter 2017)
    • For: Topics in Cultural Affairs: Cultural Criticism (BA Journalism, Emerson College)
  • ‘Developing a Methodology’ (Spring 2016)
    • For: Research Project Development (MA Drama, Uni. of Exeter)
  • ‘Reading Adaptation: The Changeling at the National Theatre, 1988’ (Fall 2014)
    • For: Cultural Adaptation (MA Drama, Uni. of Exeter)

 PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS

‘Shakespeare, Feminism, and Physical Theatre in Practice: Measure (Still) for Measure (Winter 2018)

  • For Dalhousie Uni. BA Drama and English students

‘Staging Shakespeare Beyond the Globe’ (Fall 2015)

  • For Uni. of Exeter MA Staging Shakespeare students

Staging Workshops: Tamburlaine and The Busie Bodie (Winter/Spring 2015)

  • For Uni. of Exeter BA English Lit students (as part of Theatrical Cultures: Renaissance to Restoration)

 

 

with Harry Kingscott

BEYOND H.E.

GUEST ARTIST – Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) (Dec 2018)

  • Facilitated theatre and storytelling workshops involving oral history from the Second World War for a group of ARSP volunteers from Germany, Poland, and Ukraine.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – Nichols School (Jan – May 2017)

  • Worked with a group of seven high school seniors (ages 17-18) over a period of five months as part of the Measure (Still) for Measure project

LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE – Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart (Jan – March 2017)

  • Took on two sections of AP English Language & Composition at short notice when a full-time faculty member was injured
  • Covered topics in American Literature, including the Harlem Renaissance, The Great Gatsby, and modernist poetry

ACTING COACH – Stagecoach Theatre School (Sept 2015-July 2016)

  • Worked with students ages 7 to 17 as part of a weekend stage school in Bristol, Yate, and Portishead
  • Prepared students for Rock School Performing Arts exams
  • Directed Thoroughly Modern Millie 

THEATRE DIRECTOR & ARTS SUPERVISOR – Camp Interlaken, JCC (summers 2010-2012)

  • Taught improv, technical theatre, singing, and acting to campers ages 7 to 17
  • Directed two musicals per summer
  • Supported arts staff in other areas and conducted performance reviews
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