Jeanne Willcoxon

Jeanne Willcoxon
Jeanne Willcoxon

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

Kennedy Center 225

Jeanne Willcoxon is a scholar, actor and director who has published many reviews. Her current research focuses on the role of the nonactor in contemporary or postdramatic performance. Her other areas of interest include feminist performance and the performance of race and gender in early modern masques. She has published reviews in Theatre Journal, Theatre History Studies, Theatre Topics and Theatre Survey and has worked professionally as an actor in New York City and regionally. Before coming to Hamilton, Willcoxon taught at the University of Minnesota, Macalester College and St. Olaf College, where she also directed productions. Willcoxon received her bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College and her master's degree and doctorate in theatre historiography from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She graduated from the acting program at the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

Recent Courses Taught

Acting Styles: Theatrical 
History of Theatre


 St. Olaf College Magnus the Good Award (2013)
St. Olaf Faculty Development Grants (2014,2012, 2008)
St. Olaf Teaching and Curriculum Development Grant (2009)

Select Publications

  • Performance Review, The Walker Art Center's 2014 Out There Series, Theatre Journal, 66:3 (October 2014): 454-458.
  • Book Review, On the Uses of Fantastic in Modern Theatre. Theatre Survey, 52:1 (May 2011): 203-205.
  •  Performance Review, Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, Theatre Journal, 61:4 (December 2009): 623-624.
  • Book Review, 'Divine Thalie': the Career of Jeanne Quinault, Theatre History Studies, 29 (2009): 651-652.
  • Book Review, Postdramatic TheatreTheatre Topics, 18:2 (September 2008): 248-249.
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  • Performance Review, Dark Nights: The Museum Soliloquies, Theatre Journal, 59:4 (December 2007): 651-652.
  • Book Review, Women on Stage in Stuart Drama, Theatre Journal, 59:3 (October 2007): 537-539.
  • Performance Review, Reeling, Theatre Journal, 58:4 (December 2006): 671-672.

Professional Affiliations

Theatre History Focus Group
National Communication Association
Minnesota State Arts Board
Central States Communication Association
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
CoActors' Equity Association Member

Appointed to the Faculty: 2016

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Minnesota
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College
Harvard University/ American Repertory Theatre Institute of Advanced Theatre Training

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