Carolyn Coulson

Assistant Professor of Theatre

Theatre
Division


Ruebush 127-G

540-665-4917



Faculty Member since 2008


When I came to Shenandoah, it felt like I had come home. As a specialist in medieval drama, I love directing medieval plays and making them accessible to modern students and audiences. Favorite projects have been directing SU students in "The Chester Nativity," performed at the University of Toronto, and "Robin Hood and the Potter," which was performed in Middle English at the Southeastern Medieval Association conference. Other SU productions include Henry IV part 1, Sweet Charity, Pride and Prejudice, Assassins, Noises Off, Anything Goes, and Anton in Show Business.



Teaching Area:

Acting

Education

B.A., Santa Clara University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut



Professional Highlights

  • Secretary/Treasurer for the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society. Recent conference presentations at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo; American Society for Theatre Research; International Medieval Congress at Leeds, UK; Modern Language Association Convention. Recordings of medieval drama in original pronunciation for The Chaucer Studio. Article on Medieval Drama for _Misconceptions about the Middle Ages_. Working on article on the application of modern acting techniques to medieval drama.
Personal Highlights

When not on campus, I can usually be found driving three busy kids around to dance, voice, soccer, softball, etc. Member of Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.