Link to Curriculum Vitae

Janeve West CV

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

  • "Dreaming with Collective Imagination: Devising in and across the Liberal Arts Curriculum."  Panel Chair, Coordinator and Presenter. Association for Theatre in Higher Education. 2014
  • “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

  • Associate Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
  • Member of The Association for Theatre in Higher Education