Jennifer Goff - BA - MA - ABD
I am a native of Anchorage, a product of Denver, and a devotee of Portland (that's rain, not lobster). I received my BA in Theatre and English from The University of Portland, my MA in Theatre from The University of South Carolina, and I am currently pursuing my PhD at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI (anticipated completion 2015). An internship at The Warehouse Theatre brought me to Greenville, SC in 2002 where I had the opportunity to act, direct, co-found The Distracted Globe Theatre Company, provide marketing and operation support for the Warehouse, spearhead six V-Day benefit productions, and much more. In my time at Wayne State I have focused on the study of contemporary women playwrights - even designing a class which I taught to upper level undergraduates and MFA students. My dissertation will focus on exploring the comic dramaturgy of Sarah Ruhl and Sheila Callaghan. As an actor, a director, a scholar and an educator, the storytelling impulse is close to my heart - and my goal is to share and foster that impulse in as many ways as possible!
I will be presenting two papers at the upcoming Mid America Theatre conference in Cleveland, March 6-9. My contribution to the Pedagogy Symposium is titled, "Women vs. the Canon; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Syllabus." My paper for the Practice/Production Symposium is titled, "Anton's Excellent Adventure: Revisioning Chekhov on the Contemporary Russian Stage."