. . . as a teacher . . .
"A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again"
-- Alexander Pope
Essay on Criticism
History of Theatre
Taught multiple sections of undergraduate classes in History of Theatre and Introduction toTheatre. Survey of classical to contemporary plays, writers, theaters, genres, politics and ideologies.
Taught Playwriting I and II in HS for 4 years. Taught 3 courses for MFA students, workshops funded by Poets and Writers and adult classes for Ensemble Theatre Company. Also taught playwriting to MS and HS students as a Theatre Artist
For Karen's teaching philosophy click here
Taught beginning and advanced classes for 3 years
Taught all levels and styles of acting (including scene study and movement) at local theatres. Taught acting for 4 years at private HS
Taught over 20 undergraduate classes in Comparative Literature and and Literature and Society (content focuses on the Short Story)
Playwrights and Screenwriters
Taught 4 Graduate courses in Playwrights and Screenwriters
After reading RED by John Logan, we visited LACMA to experience an authentic ROTHKO
History of Women in Film, TV and Theatre
Designed curriculum for an upper level course intersecting gender studies with film/Theatre and Television History. Taught several sections focusing on how the three mediums codified the role of women in society and helped to subvert and/or support patriarchy over the course of western history.
Taught several undergraduate classes in Dramatic Literature covering classical and contemporary works
Composition and Rhetoric
Taught 4 years of HS English, and several sections of College Composition, Writing Fundamentals, and Advanced Argumentative Writing. Certified on-line college instructor for rhetoric