Dr. Gina L. Grandi comes to Appalachian State by way of New York University, where she taught theatre education and pre-certification courses and worked as a professional development consultant with public schools in the city. Her doctoral research revolved around using theatre as qualitative theatre method - specifically, using devising to explore issues of adolescent identity and cultural narratives. In her pre-university life, she was a full time public school teacher in San Francisco and a teaching artist and arts administrator in New York, working to bring theatre programs to underserved high schools. She is the co-founder and director of The Bechdel Group, a theatre company dedicated to new plays in development that challenge the portrayal of women on stage. In addition, Gina is a mask and puppet designer and her short fiction has been featured in Cicada, Apex Magazine, Gold Fever Press, and 100wordstory.org.
Title: Lecturer, Theatre Arts, Theatre Education
Department: Theatre & Dance
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 832-6971