Janeve West

Janeve West

Associate Professor of Theatre

48G Armstrong Hall
JWest@cornellcollege.edu
(319) 895-4516

Cornell College
600 First Street West
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Link to Curriculum Vitae

Academic History

  • MFA in Acting/Directing, Texas Tech University. 2003
  • BA (magna cum laude) English and Theatre Education, Southwestern College in Winfield, KS. 2000

Courses Taught

  • Directing I
  • Advanced Directing
  • Theatre and Society (History and Literature)
  • Devised Theatre
  • Play Analysis
  • Theatre and Social Change
  • Theatre History, Topics:  Wicked to Wicked:   Tracing the Musical Line from Burlesque to Broadway.  

  • Theatre History, Topics: Theatre and the Gods: Thousands of years of pleasing and pestering the powerful.

Shows and Productions

  • Directing Highlights
    • Here and Now: A devised piece
    • Virtue  (Staged Reading)  
    • Cloud 9 
    • The Tempest 
    • The Learned Ladies 
    • Sweeney Todd
    • Waiting for Godot
    • The Shape of Things
    • The Baltimore Waltz
    • Woyzeck
    • Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
      • A staged reading and simultaneous premiere with The Tectonic Theatre Project and the Manetta Lane Theatre Company.

Talks/Lectures

  • “Evoking the Bang: Literary vs. Theatrical Approach to a Text."  Cornell College,    September 2013

  • “Minding the Gap: Performing Existentialism and Waiting for Godot.”   Monmouth College, March, 2013.

  • “Interdisciplinary Performance in the Liberal Arts: Challenges, Strategies and Success Stories.”   Panel Presenter.  Association for Theatre in Higher Education.  August 2012.

  • “Taking Theatre out of the Void: The Intentional use of Theatre as the Centerpiece for Broader Campus and Community Discussions.”  Monmouth College.  November 2011.

Memberships

  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education