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Alexis Skinner

Education

  • M.A., Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, Goldsmith's, University of London, United Kingdom
  • B.A., Theatre, Temple University, Pennsylvania

Honors

  • Southern Regional Educational Board/Louisiana Board of Regents, Doctoral Fellowship
  • Travel Grant, School of Theatre, College of Music & Dramatic Arts, Louisiana State University
  • "Excellence in Program Design" for The Colored Museum, KCACTF Arkansas State Competition
  • Curtis Tate Actor's Award, Arkansas Black Independent Film Festival

Recent Publications

  • "Shaman at the Crossroads: Esu's Performing Action Figures in Femi Euba's Dionysus of the Holocaust," The Work of Femi Euba. Ed. Adelaide Russo. Alexander Street Press, Forthcoming.
  • Book Review, "Knight, Dudley, ed. A World of Voice: Voice and Speech across Culture presented by the Voice & Speech Review," Methods: A Journal of Acting Pedagogy, 2015
  • Cooking in the Kitchen with Red (Commissioned children's play), Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis, TN
  • "Amma's Messenger" Redlines: Baltimore 2028. Ed. Jason T. Harris. www.newfuturism.com. 2012
  • "Lorraine Hansberry" (with Carol Bunch Davis). Icons of African American Literature. Ed. Yoland Page. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2011.

Recent Presentations

  • Baltimore Pecha Kuchas, "Calling on Nommo: A Science Fiction Writing Process" 2017
  • American Society for Theatre Research Workgroup "Sustainable Tools for Precarious Subjects" 2015
  • Microaggressions Panel, NoPassport Theatre Conference 2015
  • Guest Lecture: Disgraced, Theatre 1020, Eric Mayer-Garcia 2015
  • Guest Lecture: Skills with People, Social Work 3003, Missy Mitchell-Williams 2015

Recent Performances

  • Dionysus of the Holocaust, Missisip/Custer, Swine Palace, Baton Rouge, LA 2014
  • Waker. Multimedia Identity Performance, THTR 7923 Race & Gender 2014
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Maggie, KTM Productions, Little Rock, AR 2010
  • The Beholder (short film) 2010

Experience

  • Instructor of Theatre/Box Office Manager, Univeristy of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR *
  • Instructor, University of Arkansas, Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR * Center of Diversity Affairs Summer STEM program for middle, high school and college students.
  • Adjunct Professor, Coppin State University, Baltimore, MD
  • Partnership Development, NOLA Global Youth Fest, New Orleans, LA * Festival week of events aimed at empowering New Orleans youth with event management training, life and entrepreneurial skills, and sharing strategies for social justice advocacy.
  • Coordinator, Run of the Mill Theatre, Baltimore, MD * Small local theatre company know for new writing, local playwright talent, non-traditional casting and works by international playwrights.

Professional Association

  • Vice President, National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts
  • Member, American Society for Theatre Research
  • Member, Network of Ensemble Theatres
  • Social Media Chair, Black Graduate & Professional Student Association
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