Nicolas Shannon Savard (they/them) is multidisciplinary performance artist, educator, scholar, and applied theatre practitioner.
Nicolas Shannon Savard (they/them) is a queer-trans multidisciplinary artist-scholar, educator, and the host of Gender Euphoria, the Podcast, a series produced for HowlRound Theatre Commons.
They earned their PhD in Theatre from The Ohio State University (2021), studying applied theatre and queer and feminist theory, history, and performance practice. As an educator and director, Nicolas Shannon aims to cultivate spaces and pedagogies that prioritize equity, accessibility, and accountability and that draw upon the lived experience and cultural wealth each participant brings into the room. Their pedagogical practice-as-research employs digital humanities methodologies to design accessible, adaptable, collaborative learning experiences for theatre history, writing, and seminar classrooms; the rehearsal studio; and beyond. Their writing and other media on solo and collaborative devised performance, disability aesthetics, and LGBTQ-inclusive pedagogies have been published in the Journal of Consent Based Performance, Theatre Topics, and Texas Theatre Journal.
You can learn more about Nicolas Shannon’s recent projects and read their teaching blog, “Pedagogy in Process” on their website: drnssavard.com