Visiting Assistant Professor of TheatreKennedy Center 225
Susan Finque’s research and practice include Peruvian theatre history, processional performance, and sacred clowns. Her interests also include LGBTQ theatre, crossing gender in performance, devising work with culturally specific communities, African American performance studies, and pedagogical models employing theatre practices at the center of whole-person education.
Finque was founding co-artistic director of Seattle’s Alice B. Theatre, associate artist at The Group Theatre, and visiting artistic director for New York City’s Dixon Place. She taught at Cornish College of the Arts, University of Wisconsin, the original Antioch campus, and under the auspices of the American Friends Services Committee. Finque describes herself as a theatre artist for life. She teaches performance classes as well as history and literature courses.
She has a bachelor’s degree in theatre and communities from University of California Santa Cruz, a master’s of fine arts in directing from the Yale School of Drama, and a doctorate in theatre history and theory from the University of Washington.
Recent Courses Taught
Acting for the Avant Garde
Theatre (&) History: Tracking the Fool
OutLoud: A performance class for Everybody's Voice
Devising Work: playmaking, site specificity and improvisation
Introduction to Theatre
Appointed to the Faculty: 2018
Ph.D., University of Washington
M.F.A., Yale School of Drama
B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz