Ann Elizabeth Armstrong

Ann Elizabeth Armstrong is an associate professor of theatre at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She has published on community-based theater, feminist pedagogy, theatre for social change, and theatre of the oppressed. She is a dramaturg, director, deviser, and applied theatre facilitator. She has created plays, walking tours, and a location-based app about Freedom Summer in 1964. The Freedom Summer App ( was awarded an NEH Digital Humanities Start Up grant and won an award for most innovative program from the ALL-in-Democracy Challenge. She is currently facilitating a digital storytelling project in collaboration with a community health group. Her work explores civic dialogue, social justice, and intercultural exchange. She is the director of graduate studies for Miami University’s Master of Arts in theatre and practice. Armstrong holds an MFA in directing and a PhD in theatre from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. When she’s not in the theatre, she’s either swimming, walking her dog, or chasing her two sons.

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The Politics and Ethics of Representation in Theatre

The Politics and Ethics of Representation in Theatre

From an upper level seminar class, “The Politics and Ethics of Representation in Theatre,” these HowlRound articles fostered debate on controversial issues, modeled strategies for writing a manifesto about our beliefs on art-making and theatrical collaboration, and helped students propose an inno