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Dr. Dawn Schluetz

Dr. Dawn Schluetz, PhD

Senior Professor of Dramatic Composition
Cross-Cultural Theatre Specialist

International Experience: Guam, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Czech Republic, USA

 

 

Education

  • PhD Fine Arts, Theatre, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • MA Theatre, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • MA Speech/Communication, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
  • BS Health and Physical Education, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Writing Cross-cultural Theatre for Children and Youth: A Case Study of Two Original Plays

Certificates

  • Performance Studies Certificate, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • Teaching Certificate, Department of Education, State of South Carolina

 

Teaching Specializations

  • Children's Theatre
  • Playwriting
  • Interactive Theatre
  • Educational Theatre
  • Costume Design and History
  • Art History
  • Storytelling
  • Cultural Studies
  • Language Acquisition

 

Academic Experiences

  • Assistant Professor, Theatre, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
  • Senior Specialist, Texas Tech University Library, Lubbock, TX
  • Instructor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • Adjunct Professor, Owens Community College, Toledo, KS
  • Undergraduate Curriculum committee, Cedarville University
  • Faculty Senate (graduate representative), Bowling Green State University
  • Season Selection Committee, Bowling Green State University
 

Professional Theatre Experiences

  • Director, Cedarville Productions, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
  • Technical Director, Harvest Ministries Productions, Greenville, SC
  • Stage Manager/Assistant Director, Summer Shakespeare, Greenville, SC
  • Assistant Director, Classic Players, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
  • Director, Performance Hall Productions, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
  • Script Clerk, Classic Players, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
  • Assistant Director, Maedgen Mainstage,
  • Drama Specialist/Producer, BJU Press Digital, US

Theatre Design Experiences 

  • Lighting Designer, Performance Hall Productions, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
  • Costume Designer, Performance Hall Productions, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
  • Playwright, Performance Hall Productions, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
  • Scene Designer, Performance Hall Productions, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
  • Costume Designer, Joe E. Brown Theatre
  • Playwright, Raider Red’s One-Act Play Spectacular, Texas, Tech University Lab Theatre, Lubbock, TX
  • Playwright, Lubbock Community Theatre, Lubbock, TX

Technical Theatre Experiences 

  • Cutter/Stitcher, Harvest Ministries Productions, Greenville, SC
  • Makeup Artist/Hair Dresser, Harvest Ministries Productions, Greenville, SC
  • Lighting Technician, Harvest Ministries Productions, Greenville, SC
  • Sound Technician, Harvest Ministries Productions, Greenville, SC
  • Makeup Assistant, “Caveman” Commercial, Creation Museum
  • Wig-maker, Living Gallery
  • Costume construction, Main Stage Productions, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Acting Experiences

  • “Nurse,” Henry IV, Classic Players, 2007.
  • “Duchess” Rigoletto, University Opera Association, 2007.
  • “The Artist” Bob Jones University Press, Educational Film Series (8th Grade Curriculum), 2007.
  • “Missionary wife”, “Aunt 1” and “Rude Neighbor,” Christmas Memory,  Performance Hall Production, 2008.
  • “Ermengarde,” Long Christmas Dinner, Performance Hall Production, 2008.
  • “Island Spirit/Goddess” Midsummer Night’s Dream, Summer Shakespeare, 2008.
  • “Little Old Woman” and “The Cow,” The Gingerbread Man, Bob Jones University Press, Educational Series (Kindergarten Music Curriculum), 2008.
  • “Rose Hoffman” and “Candy Cottingham,” Working, Joe E. Brown Theatre,  2010.
  • “Servant (governess),” A Winter’s Tale, Joe E. Brown Theatre, 2010.
  • “Mrs. Soames” Our Town, Texas Tech Mainstage, 2011
  • “Paula” The Chaos Layer, The Nighthawks, 2013
  • “Holofernia” (Holofernes – schoolmaster) Love’s Labour’s Lost, Greenville Summer Shakespeare, 2015.

 

Presentations

  • "Strategies for Teaching Speech and Drama to Middle School Students," American Association of Christian Schools (Georgia) –  1993.
  • “Performing Utopia in Zoar Village, Ohio: “An Unintentional Embodiment of Utopia Intentionally Interpreted,” First Annual Conference on Performance Studies, Bowling Green State University,  2010.
  • Q and A Panel, Jeff Wirth’s symposium on Interactive Theatre, Association of Theatre in Higher Education (Florida), 2013.
  • “Action Heroes!” a workshop for acting teachers – strategies for teaching entrances, audiences and actions," Texas Educational Theatre Association, 2014. 5.

 

Publications

  • Why Does the Lion Dance? An original script produced by Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC, 2009.
  • The Great Rat Race! An original script produced by Lubbock Community Theatre, Lubbock, TX, 2013.
  • In Uniform, a short play produced by Texas Tech University for Raider Red’s One-Act Play Spectacular, Lubbock, TX. 2014.
  • A New Adventure, six film scripts for use with autistic students New Mexico Public Schools, 2013-14.
  • Next Exit, (co-developer), a devised theatre piece for BCFS Health and Human Services, Lubbock, TX, 2014.
  • In Uniform, a short play produced by the Nylon Fusion Theatre Company at the Gene Frankel Theatre, New York, NY, 2015.
  • The Great Rat Race! A children’s play finalist in the Utah Valley University Old Miner Children’s Playwriting Contest, 2016.

 

Professional Memberships

  • Member, The Dramatists Guild of America
  • Member, Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Member, American Alliance for Theatre and Education
  • Member, Texas Educational Theatre Association
  • Member, Christians in Theatre Arts
  • Member, Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Member, Theatre Communications Group