Areas of Specialization
African American Theatre History and Performance, Direction and Dramaturgy
THEA/AFST 150 Investigating August Wilson, THEA 200 Introduction to Theatre, THEA 328 Theatre History 500 BC to 1750, THEA/AFST 336 African American Theatre History I, THEA/AFST 337 African American Theatre History II
BackgroundArtisia Green is a director, dramaturge and an assistant professor of Theatre and Africana Studies. Her research focuses on the adaptation of themes of spirituality, oppression and liberation in plays of the African diaspora and theatrical literature at large. She directs and performs dramaturgy professionally and was an executive board member of the Black Theatre Network, a national organization dedicated to the exploration and preservation of theatrical visions of the African diaspora from 2007-2014 (President from 2010-2012). Recent directing credits include Ruined (April 2012) and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (October 2012) for William and Mary Theatre and Hoodoo Love (June 2013) for ETA Creative Arts Foundation in Chicago which earned her a Best Direction nomination from the Black Theatre Alliance Awards. She is currently preparing for a staged reading of Gloria J. Browne-Marshall’s Class and further developing a paper, “In the beginning there was Àwọn Ìyà Wa: The Presence of Our Mothers in Gem of the Ocean” which was accepted for presentation at the 28th national conference of the Black Theatre Network, Our Play’s the Thing (August 2014).
Artisia is the 2013-2014 Director of the Africana House Living and Learning Community and a pre-major advisor for WMSURE. She received her B.A. (Psychology) from the College of William and Mary and her M.F.A. (Theatre Education/Directing) from Virginia Commonwealth University.