Karen O'Brien

Ecostage Pledger


United States

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University of California, Irvine, Drama and Theatre

Theatre director and drama scholar

Artistic concentration in theatre directing, generative dramaturgy, contemporary modes of performance creation, new play development, and theatre for social change. Research specialization in Irish/postcolonial drama from ecocritical and feminist perspectives with additional focus in the emerging interdisciplinary field of ecology and performance (and environmental arts). Experience designing and teaching a range of courses in theatre practice and literature/theory. Administrative work advancing arts and diversity initiatives. Committed to linking performance and literature across art forms, to supporting transdisciplinary perspectives, and to advancing arts for community betterment.

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