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Michael Stauffer, M.F.A.

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Michael Stauffer, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Communication

Wheaton, IL, United-States

 michael.stauffer@wheaton.edu

Professor Stauffer focuses on religion, theater, and social change.

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

M.F.A., Stage Design 

Portland State University

M.A., Directing

Wheaton College

B.A., Communications

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Social ChangeTheaterReligion

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Assoc for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
  • United States Institute for Theatre Design and Technology (USITT)

PRESENTATIONS AND EVENT APPEARANCES

Risking the Whole Person – panel, chair. Risking Change – Envisioning an Alternative Future for the Local and Global Community

Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference  New York, NY, Summer 2009

Theater Education in the Christian Academy

Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference  New Orleans, Summer 2007

Theatre: a Way to Forgiveness and Healing

Seminars in Christian Scholarship  Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship, Summer 2007

ACADEMICS AND PUBLISHED RESEARCH

Courses Taught

 - Theatre Survey (Comm 271) - Scenography (Comm 272) - Church and Theatre (Comm 376) - Theatre and Culture (Comm 474) - Arts in London – Musical Theatre in London - European Theatre Studies

Research

- Religion and Theatre - Theatre and Social Change - Theatre and the Liberal Arts - Recent Publications and Activities

Professional Activities

 - The Responsibility of the Christian Theatre Artist to the Local and Global Community (Summer 2010) - Chair and Head Adjudicator for the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts, Arlin G Meyers Award in the Performing Arts (2008) - Developed and facilitated CCCU Disciplinary Workshop - Augusto Boal Professional Training Intensive, ATHE conference (2008), TOP Labs (2005) - Shaping Communities: the Role of Theatre in the Christian Academy (2007) - Attended Prague Quadrennial – International Theatre Exposition and Conference Prague (2007) - CCCU Disciplinary Workshop- Theatre Practice and Pedagogy in the Christian Academy (2004)

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Facilitated an International Exchange Theatre workshop at the Schaubuhne Theatre – Berlin

Supported by a generous grant from the German Government for International Exchange

2008

Foundation Grant to support the facilitation of Theater Seminar in Christian Scholarship at Calvin College

Lilly Fellows

2007

Grant to support facilitation of CCCS seminar

CCCU

2004

SELECT ARTICLES, CHAPTERS, REVIEWS, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Educating the Whole Person through Theatre | Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance

Fall 2007

Show Me and I Will Believe | Journal of Christians in the Theater Arts

Spring 2005

How is it we see what we see? The essential nature of visual communication in theatre experience | CCCU Disciplinary Workshop in Theater

2004