Stephani Etheridge Woodson

Director of the Design and the Arts Corps & Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Lincoln Fellow
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Director of the Design and the Arts Corps & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Director of the Design and the Arts Corps & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002

Biography

Stephani Etheridge Woodson is a professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre at ASU where she specializes in community cultural development and community engaged practices. She serves as director of the Herberger Institute's Design and Arts Corps, an initiative to partner all Herberger Institute students with community. Her research and creative interests focus on theatre and performance with, by and for children and youth; representational ethics; arts in wellness practices; and the group creation and performance of original work. She also directs the MFA and PhD programs in Theatre for Youth, one of the oldest programs in the Herberger Institute, dating back to ASU's past as a Normal School. She is a founding member of CENAS (Cultural Engagements in Nutrition, Arts and Sciences), a transdisciplinary working group of scholars and artists who develop, implement and evaluate innovative approaches to community and individual wellness, with arts practices at its center.

Education

  • P.h.D. Theatre (Theatre forYoung Audiences), Arizona State University
  • M.A. Theatre (Pedagogy), University of Texas-Austin 
  • B.F.A. Theatre Studies, University of Texas-Austin 

Research Interests

  • Community Cultural Development and Community-based Theatre
  • Applied Theatre in Wellness and Healthcare
  • Theatre for, by and with Youth
  • Ethics and Performance
  • Socially engaged art and design

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 500 Research Methods
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THP 593 Applied Project
THP 598 Special Topics
HDA 598 Special Topics
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 700 Research Methods
THP 783 Fieldwork
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
HDA 194 Special Topics
HDA 294 Special Topics
HDA 310 Socially Engaged Practice
HDA 394 Special Topics
HDA 410 Design & Arts Corps Seminar
HDA 484 Internship
HDA 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
HDA 510 Design & Arts Corps Seminar
THP 590 Reading and Conference
THP 598 Special Topics
HDA 598 Special Topics
THP 680 Practicum
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
HDA 101 ASU & Herbergr Inst Experience
HDA 194 Special Topics
HDA 294 Special Topics
HDA 394 Special Topics
HDA 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 500 Research Methods
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 591 Seminar
THP 593 Applied Project
THP 598 Special Topics
HDA 598 Special Topics
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THP 783 Fieldwork
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HDA 194 Special Topics
HDA 294 Special Topics
HDA 310 Socially Engaged Practice
HDA 394 Special Topics
HDA 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
HDA 498 Pro-Seminar
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 514 Prjcts/Community-Based Theatre
THP 590 Reading and Conference
HDA 593 Applied Project
THP 598 Special Topics
HDA 598 Special Topics
THP 680 Practicum
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HDA 101 ASU & Herbergr Inst Experience
HDA 194 Special Topics
HDA 294 Special Topics
HDA 394 Special Topics
HDA 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 500 Research Methods
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THP 593 Applied Project
HDA 598 Special Topics
THP 598 Special Topics
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 700 Research Methods
THP 783 Fieldwork
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 590 Reading and Conference
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 591 Seminar
THP 598 Special Topics
THE 598 Special Topics
THP 680 Practicum
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
THP 428 Theatre and the Future
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 514 Prjcts/Community-Based Theatre
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THP 593 Applied Project
THP 598 Special Topics
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THP 783 Fieldwork
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
THP 484 Internship
FMP 484 Internship
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 590 Reading and Conference
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 592 Research
THE 599 Thesis
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project
DCE 693 Applied Project
THE 695 Continuing Registration
DCE 695 Continuing Registration
THP 783 Fieldwork
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THP 590 Reading and Conference
THP 598 Special Topics
THE 598 Special Topics
THP 680 Practicum
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 591 Seminar
THP 593 Applied Project
THP 598 Special Topics
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THP 783 Fieldwork
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
THP 684 Internship
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 514 Prjcts/Community-Based Theatre
THP 590 Reading and Conference
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THP 598 Special Topics
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 791 Seminar
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation

Professional Associations

American Alliance for Theatre and Education (Board of Directors as the Director of Research and Publication 2011-2013) American Society for Theatre Research International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network ASSITEJ Imagining America (ASU no longer maintains an institutional membership)

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Graduate Student Committees (* = chair) PhD Dissertations: Complete " *Kang, Yoona. Deconstructing the Ideology of Nature and Childhood in Korean Child Narratives. 2015. " Dobosiewicz, Troy L. "Constructivism in the Acting Classroom: A Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Practical Aesthetics, Voice, and Movement." 2014. " Giannone, Enza. But Now You Can See Me: Devising theatre with youth artist-researchers in search of revelations and docutheatricality. 2014. Arts Research Dissertation Award from AERA " Kosnik, Craig. "The Adolescent's Voice: How Theatre Participation Impacts High Schoolers and College Students." 2014. " *Minarsich, Teresa. Girl-becomings: Girls Theorizing Girlhood through Visual Art, Theatre, and Digital Communication 2014. Distinguished Dissertation Award AATE " *Sunni-Ali, Asantewa. "Performing New Afrikan Childhood: Agency, Conformity and The Spaces In Between." 2014. " *Bliznik, Sean. Constructing the Youth in Commercial Musical Theatre: An Intersectional Case Study. 2013. " Tsai, Yi-Ren. "The Representation of Taiwanese Childhood as Reflected in Taiwanese Theatre for Young Audience of the Taipei Children's Arts Festival 2000-2011." 2012. " Ikemire, Heather. Putting Culture to Work: Building Community with Youth through Community-Based Theater Practice, 2010. " *Davis Freed, Dena Michelle. Exploring "The Prodigal Son" through Augusto Boal's Forum Theatre with Seventh-day Adventist academy drama students. 2009. " Verner Chappell, Sharon. Evidence of utopianizing toward social justice in young people's community-based art works. 2009. Arts Research Dissertation Award from AERA " *Chappell, Andrew Rees. Colonizing the Imaginary: Childrens Embodiment of Cultural Narratives. 2008. " Romine, Jamie. Where the West Stays Young: Child Re-enactors in Contemporary Wild West Shows. Diss. Arizona State University, 2007. Print. Dissertations In Process " *Hill, Michelle " *Trent, Tiffany " *Schildkret, Elizabeth " *Schoenfelder, Joseph " *Waldron, Andrew MA & MFA Applied Projects/Theses: 2007: Chiara Lovio Michele Cable 2008: Jeremiah Neal Crystal Mercado *Mariah Keko 2009: Tiffany Pust Blake Wilson 2010: *Xanthia Walker *Zosia Cassie Anne Negri *Margaret McLaughlin 2011: *Rachel Hamilton Aimee Reid *Sarah Sullivan 2012: *Brianna Stapleton-Welch *Ebony Tucker 2013: *Leslie Stellwagen Kathleen Pennyway *Ashley Hare *Riley Braem 2014: *Megan Flod Johnson *Megan Hartman Bradford Forehand Vicki Holden 2015: Miranda Giles Lindsay Vanegas Elizabeth Sullivan *MA social/cultural pedagogy student Dana Keller 2016 *S. Rivka Rocchio *Ashley Laverty *Haley Honeman