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Jean D. Giebel

Professor of Drama and Dance


Degrees

MFA, 1997, Indiana Univ Bloomington; BA, 1982, Baldwin-Wallace Coll


Bio

Jean Dobie Giebel (Acting, Play Analysis) has served as associate director for both The Mint Theater and Riverside Shakespeare Company. As an actor, she has appeared off-Broadway with Riverside Shakespeare in Macbeth, and in Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado about Nothing and Love's Labours Lost for Riverside Shakespeare in the Park; other New York credits include The Hostage and On the Verge at Pulse Ensemble Theater; regional/guest artist appearances include Marat/Sade, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Robber Bridegroom and the cabaret Kennedy's Kids. She is a founding member of Asylum Theatre Company, where she has appeared in The Brutality of Fact, The Butterfly Collection, and What Remains ' Long Island Voices of 9/11, on which she also served as dramaturg. Her New York directing credits include productions at the New 42nd Street Theatre, The Mint Theater, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, and Riverside Shakespeare Company. She administers the Harold and Marilyn Cohen Playwriting Competition each year, and has developed and directed several Cohen Award-winning plays for the Annual Samuel French Original Short Play Festival. She regularly participates in the Association of Theatre in Higher Education New Play Development Program. Hofstra University directing credits include productions as diverse as Tartuffe, No Mercy, Baby with the Bathwater, Footfalls and Not I, The Adding Machine, Romeo and Juliet, and Sweet Charity. She recently developed and directed Amy Mihyang's (Class of '05) one-woman show for the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her chapter "Significant Action: A Unifying Approach to Acting" appears in Method Acting Reconsidered: Theory, Practice, Future (St. Martin's Press, 2000). She lives with her husband, Tim, and their very best production: Amelia Louise.


Teaching Interests

Drama Theater Arts

Research Interests

Drama Theater Arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
DRAM 056 REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE Undergraduate
DRAM 059 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING I Undergraduate
DRAM 060 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING II Undergraduate
DRAM 100 HONORS ESSAY Undergraduate
DRAM 115 INDEPENDENT STUDIES Undergraduate
DRAM 155 ADV PRODUCTION LABORATORY I Undergraduate
DRAM 156 ADV PRODUCTION LABORATORY II Undergraduate
DRAM 165 ACTING: CHARCTZN & SCENE STUDY Undergraduate
DRAM 166 PERFORMING PLAYS OF SHAKESPRE Undergraduate
DRAM 190 PLAY DIRECTING Undergraduate
HUHC 020G WHO GETS TO PLAY?DIVERSITY ART Undergraduate
INTD 003A 7 STAGES THEATER COMPANY Undergraduate
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