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Jillian Campana (Dean) (Theater BFA 92)

Jillian Campana (Dean) (Theater BFA 92) has just published a new book with Routledge titled, Western Theatre in Global Contexts: Directing and Teaching Culturally Inclusive Drama Around the World (edited by Jillian Campana and Yasmine Marie Jahanmir). This edited volume examines pedagogical discoveries and teaching methods, how to produce specific plays and musicals, and how students who explore Western practices in non-Western places contribute to the art form. Offering on-the-ground perspectives of teaching and working outside of North America and Europe, the book analyzes the importance of paying attention to the local context when developing theatrical practice and education. It also explores how educators and artists who make deep connections in the local culture can facilitate ethical accessibility to Western models of performance for students, practitioners, and audiences. The text features chapters on working and developing theater in Egypt, China, South Africa, Madagascar, Chile, India, Oman, Tunisia, Kuwait, Singapore, Jordan, Australia, and Hong Kong. Campana is a professor of theater and the associate dean for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University in Cairo.

Jillian Campana (Dean) (Theater BFA 92)
Western Theatre in Global Contexts: Directing and Teaching Culturally Inclusive Drama Around the World (edited by Jillian Campana and Yasmine Marie Jahanmir)