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Amy Steiger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Amy Steiger is a theatre artist, scholar and assistant professor in the Theater, Film and Media Studies Department at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She holds a PhD in Performance as Public Practice from the University of Texas at Austin and has a particular interest in community-engaged processes and performance as research. Dr. Steiger worked with students to develop a method of training and rehearsal that combines literature, ensemble and solo performance, community-based research, and civic dialogue, about which she published, “Re-Membering Our Selves: Acting, Critical Pedagogy and the Plays of Naomi Wallace,” in Theatre Topics. Her article “Paradoxical Sleep and Flights of Imagination: Sleep Rock Thy Brain and the Performance of Research” was recently published in the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.

two acting pedagogy textbooks
Whiteness, Patriarchy, and Resistance in Actor Training Texts
Essay

Whiteness, Patriarchy, and Resistance in Actor Training Texts

Reframing Acting Students as Embodied Critical Thinkers

13 August 2019

Amy Steiger reflects on some of the classic acting texts—which are overwhelmingly written by cis white men and use colonialist, binary, and patriarchal language and narratives—and how teachers should be approaching them today.