Kirsten Trump

Associate Professor of Theatre, Speech and Directing

Theatre
Division


Ruebush 127-D

540-665-5435



Faculty Member since 2003


Shenandoah gives one the opportunity to grow as an artist and as a human being through rigorous training and exploration.



Teaching Area:

Voice and Speech

Education

B.F.A., The Catholic University of America; M.F.A., West Virginia University



Professional Highlights

  • Kirsten Trump previously taught at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts-NYC, West Virginia University, and Shepherd University.
  • Kirsten's professional experience includes a two decade-long affiliation with the prestigious and nationally renowned Contemporary American Theater Festival, both as a dialect coach and as an actor, where, most recently, she coached dialects for Bess Wohl's "Barcelona" and Evan Wiener's "Captors." Some highlights of years past include the privilege of coaching the world premieres of Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright, Lee Blessing's, "Thief River" and Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright, Keith Glover's, "The Rose of Corazon," as well as American theater Icon, Sam Shepard's, "The Late Henry Moss."In addition to these, she has coached many works of global importance, such as J.T. Roger's "The Overwhelming," about the genocide of Rwanda, and the world premiere of Catherine Filloux's, "The Silence of God," about the genocide of Cambodia.At Shenandoah, Kirsten's recent directing credits include, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," "Metamorphoses," "Dancing at Lughnasa," and "The Three Sisters."
Personal Highlights

Kirsten works with arts affiliations in the community advocating arts initiatives for school aged children and adults alike. She is a published and produced lyricist and enjoys writing as a natural extension of her theatrical work.