Ann Elizabeth Armstrong

Associate Professor of Theatre

208 Center for Performing Arts (513) 529-8317

Ann Elizabeth Armstrong holds both an M.F.A. in directing and a Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She is co-director of the “Finding Freedom Summer Project,” an initiative that is nurturing various interdisciplinary humanities projects surrounding the history of the civil rights movement. She created a walking tour of Western College campus that explores the events that occurred on this site while activists trained for Freedom Summer in 1964. For this work, she has received grants from the Ohio Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Armstrong’s scholarship includes publications on feminist pedagogy, community-based theatre, theatre of the oppressed, and intercultural theatre. She is an affiliate in Women’s Studies and American Studies, and she also teaches in the Western College Program.

At Miami, she teaches directing, dramatic literature and community-based theatre, and directs in the production season.

Selected Publications

Performing Worlds into Being: Native American Women’s Theater. Co-editor with Kelli Lyon Johnson and Bill Wortman. Oxford, OH: Miami University Press. 2009

Radical Acts: Theatre and Feminist Pedagogies of Change, co-edited with Kathleen Juhl., San Francisco, CA: Aunt Lute Books, 2007.

“Negotiating Feminist Identities in Theatre of the Oppressed” in A Boal Companion: Dialogues on Theatre and Cultural Politics, edited by Mady Schutzman and Jan Cohen-Cruz, London and New York: Routledge, 2006: 173-183