Ann Elizabeth Armstrong

Ann Elizabeth Armstrong holds an M.F.A. in Directing and a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  She is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Miami University in Oxford, OH, where she co-directs the “Finding Freedom Summer” project. She has trained and collaborated with theatre companies such as Split Britches, Fringe Benefits, Los Angeles Poverty Department, and Community Performance, Inc., and she has published articles such as “Building Coalitional Spaces in Lois Weaver’s Performance Pedagogy” and “Paradoxes in Community Based Pedagogy,” both in Theatre Topics. Her article “Negotiating Feminist Identities and Theatre of the Oppressed” appears in A Boal Companion (Routledge, 2006).  Armstrong is currently developing a play about Freedom Summer 1964 with playwright Carlyle Brown.

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