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, a writer, 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!
With a few conferences behind me for 2014, now it's time to buckle down and write!
I have just launched a CFP for a new online journal - Etudes - with a colleague of mine.
Also, this summer marked my fourth time 'round spending a month studying at the Moscow Art Theatre (check out http://profgoff.blogspot.com/ for the chronicles of that experience).