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Joelle Ré Arp-Dunham, PhD, MFA 

Kansas State University, USA

Activating the Creative Will 

Joelle Ré Arp-Dunham's Biography

Joelle Ré Arp-Dunham is a director, actor, Consent and Staged Intimacy Professional and educator in both theatre and film. In addition to directing over 50 productions and teaching countless acting classes, she was the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the professional nonprofit Circle Ensemble Theatre Company in Athens, Georgia from 2010-1019. Her current scholarly research applies concepts from behavioral neuroscience to Stanislavsky’s methodology and theories to give performance scholars a richer and more precise understanding of Stanislavsky’s work, while allowing teachers and directors to zero in on the techniques that are most likely to help them achieve their goals. Arp-Dunham received her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies and MFA in Dramatic Media with a Directing Emphasis from the University of Georgia. She also holds a B.F.A. in Acting from The Ohio State University and currently teaches at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. She is a proud member of the SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society), the Directing Focus Group Representative for ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education), and the Social Media Editor for Stanislavski Studies.

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