Detailed Information for Laura Jefferson

Laura Jefferson 
College of Fine Arts, Fain
 » Interim Dean
Office Location
Fain Fine Arts Center B128
Office Hours

 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4274
Fax: (940) 397-4909
 
 

Theatre
 » Associate Professor
Office Location
Fain Fine Arts Center B128 
  

Contact Information

laura.jefferson@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

     Teach Acting One, Stage Movement, Advanced Stage Movement, Theatre History I, Stage Management , Fundamentals of Speech and Theatre Collaboration.  Direct two major productions per year. Developing community outreach and education with theatre productions, educating students about theatricians' health and wellness, stage combat, and acting in student and off-campus productions are particular interests of mine.


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2014 4483  201  Collaborative Play Production    Fain Fine Arts Center B120

MWF 11-12

Details Fall 2013 THEA 3433  101  Principles of Directing    Fain Fine Arts Center C111

11-12:30 TR

Details Fall 2013 2113  101  Stage Movement    Fain Fine Arts Center C117A

TR 9:30-11

Details Spring 2013 THEA 4483  201  Collaborative Play Production    Fain Fine Arts Center B120

MWF 11-12

Details Spring 2013 THEA 3143  201  Stage Management    Fain Fine Arts Center B106

MWF 10-11

Details Spring 2013 SPCH 1133  205  Fundamentals of Speech Communication    Fain Fine Arts Center B114

TR 12:30-1:50

Details Fall 2012 2113  101  Stage Movement    Fain Fine Arts Center B118

TR 9:30-10:50 a.m.

Details Fall 2012 1133  101  Fundamentals of Speech Communication    Fain Fine Arts Center B114

MWF 9-9:50 a.m.

Details Fall 2012 1133  102  Fundamentals of Speech Communication    Fain Fine Arts Center B120

MWF 10-10:50 a.m.

Details Spring 2012 THEA 4483  201  Collaborative Play Production    Fain Fine Arts Center B116

MWF 11-12

Details Spring 2012 THEA 3123  201  Advanced Movement    Fain Fine Arts Center B117

TR 9:30-11 a.m.

Details Spring 2012 2113  201  Stage Movement    Fain Fine Arts Center B106

TR 11 - 12:20

Details Spring 2012 1121, 2121, 3121, 4121  all  Rehearsal and Production and Advanced Rehearsal and Production    Fain Fine Arts Center B118

Arranged. 

Details Fall 2011 2433  101  Theatre History I    Fain Fine Arts Center B117, B114

TR:  11:00 A.M. TO 12:20 P.M.

TR:  12:30 P.M. TO 1:50 P.M.

Details Fall 2011 2121 & 3121  all  Rehearsal and Production and Advanced Rehearsal and Production    Fain Fine Arts Center B118

Arranged.  First meeting Tues., Aug. 23 at 6:00 p.m.

Details Fall 2011 1133    Fundamentals of Speech    Fain Fine Arts Center B114, B117

TR:  11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

TR:  12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Details Spring 2011 4483  201  Collaborative Play Production    Fain Fine Arts Center B116 MWF 10:00-10:50
Details Spring 2011 2121  201  Rehearsal and Production    Fain Fine Arts Center 
Details Spring 2011 2113  201  Stage Movement    Fain Fine Arts Center B117

TR 9:30-10:50

Details Fall 2010 3143  101  Stage Management    Fain Fine Arts Center B120

MWF :  11:00 -- 11:50 a.m.

Details Fall 2010 1133  105  Fundamentals of Speech    Fain Fine Arts Center B118

TR 9:30 - 10:50

MWF 1:00 -- 1:50




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Midwestern State University B.A. Theatre with Speech minor May 10 1980 12:00AM 
Southern Illinois University M.F.A. Theatre May 14 1983 12:00AM 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Midwestern State University  Instructor of Theatre  Sept. 1 1984  Sept. 1 1989
 Midwestern State University  Coordinator/Chair of Theatre Dept.  Sept. 1 1985  present
 Midwestern State University  Assistant Professor of Theatre  Sept. 1, 1989  Sept. 1, 1998
 Midwestern State University  Associate Professor  Sept. 1, 1998  present



Research and Publications

PRODUCTION & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

2009-2010             A Christmas Carol:  A Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Michael Wilson

                              Special productions in coordination with the College of Education West Foundation P-16 Council College and Career Readiness Actitivity.

                              “A Dickens Christmas” Kemp Center Christmas 2009

 

                              Side by Side by Sondheim Co-directed with Dr. Ruth Morrow

 

                              Directed and Coordinated the shooting of two videos:

                              “Quantification of Effective Communication” videos for the College of Health Sciences and the Criminal Justice Department.

 

                              Coordinated with the Multi-Cultural Office a audience talk-back with education and political science professors as respondents for a production of . . .And the Rain Came to Mayfield

                               

      2008-2009             Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson

 

 2007-2008              A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.

                               Buried Child by Sam Shepard.  Associate production of American College Theatre Festival.

 

      2006-2007             The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

Coordinated and conducted audience talk-back sessions for every performance.  Show was held-over for extra performances.

Keystone Cops Stage Combat choreography- Much Ado About Nothing

The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin

Coordinated and conducted audience talk back at the high school

performance and one evening performance.

    

      2005-2006             Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

                                    Stage Combat Angels in America

 

2004-2005           Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

                                   Broadway Bound by Neil Simon

                                   Stage Combat choreography – Humble Boy – ACTF Participant

 

2003-2004           Cover of Life by R.T. Robinson

                                  The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman

                                  Coordinated a multi-discipline and community respondent panel  for

                                   audience talk-back sessions for every performance.

 

      2002-2003            Hot L Baltimore by Lanford Wilson

                                   Sylvia by A.R. Gurney

 

      2001-2002           Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

                                   Stage  Combat choreography - MacBeth

 

      2000-2001          Rimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson

                                 A Piece of My Heart by Shirley Laura