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Jean D. Giebel

Associate Dean for Curriculum and Personnel
Professor of Drama and Dance


Degrees

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


Bio

Jean Dobie Giebel is Associate Dean for Curriculum and Personnel for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Hofstra University. She is also a Professor of Drama, faculty Director, and former Chair of the Department of Drama and Dance. She holds a B.A. in Speech, Communications, and Theater from Baldwin-Wallace University, and an M.F.A. in Directing from Indiana University, Bloomington. She has studied professionally with the Original Shakespeare Company, Riverside Shakespeare Company, and at Playwrights Horizons.

Professor Giebel began her theatrical career as an actor and has appeared Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and in Regional theatre. She also appeared as a principle in numerous TV commercials and worked as a spokesperson for Mattel, Inc. and Computership, Inc. (SAG-AFTRA)

Professor Giebel is a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers (SDC) and has directed multiple Off and Off-Off Broadway productions. She has developed several new works for the Annual Samuel French Original Short Play Festival as well as the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and is a member of the Dramatists Guild (DG) having written several plays. Her play CHASING THE RIVER is in development for an Off-Broadway run in fall of 2019.

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 DEPT HONORS CANDIDACY: ESSAY Undergraduate
DRAM 103 SENIOR PRACTICUM 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
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