Resumes

JENNY WANASEK

  • Co-Founder and Co-Director – Center for Applied Theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practitioner – Theatre of the Oppressed
  • Actor and Stage Director

EDUCATION

  • Workshop and Seminar study with: Augusto Boal, Julian Boal, Doug Paterson, Michael Rohd, Chen Alon, Chris Vine, Helen White, Brent Blair, and others.
  • Beyond Racism and Ally Building – Healing Our Nation
  • Community-Based Theatre – Dell’Arte Theatre
  • The Virtues Project
  • B.F.A. – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD

  • Developed and directed plays and musicals which address social issues for theatre companies, community organizations, and schools.
  • Designed and taught courses in the Theatre and Society Program at UW-Milwaukee.
  • Conducted Theatre of the Oppressed seminars and workshops for practitioners, educators, and artists.
  • “The One-Line Play: Elaborations on Image Theatre” (with Mark Weinberg), in Come Closer: Critical Perspectives on Theatre of the Oppressed (Emert & Friedland, eds. Peter Lang: 2011)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Lecturer – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 2000-present.

MARK  WEINBERG

  • Co-Founder and Co-Director – Center for Applied Theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Practitioner – Theatre of the Oppressed
  • Stage Director and Fight Choreographer
  • Founder and Co-Director – Other Theatre Company collective, Madison, Wisconsin.

EDUCATION

  • Workshop and Seminar study with: Augusto Boal, Julian Boal, Doug Paterson, David Diamond, Michael Rohd, Chen Alon, Chris Vine, Helen White, Brent Blair, Simon Malbogat, and others.
  • Ph.D. – University of Minnesota-Minneapolis.
  • M.F.A.University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, major in Stage Direction.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD

  • Co-founder – Theatre and Social Change focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Board member – Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed
  • In addition to offering Theatre of the Oppressed seminars and workshops for practitioners, educators, and artists, Mark has lectured and written extensively about Applied and Community-based Theatre. Publications include:
    “Boal and Us” (with Katherine Burke and Long Tran). PTO International Journal.
    “The One-Line Play: Elaborations on Image Theatre” (with Jenny Wanasek), in Come Closer: Critical Perspectives on Theatre of the Oppressed (Emert & Friedland, eds. Peter Lang: 2011.
    Challenging the Hierarchy: Collective Theatre in the United States (Greenwood Press).
    “Community based Theatre.” Theatre Symposium (8).
    “We Are All Theatre” (with Doug Paterson). The Citizen Artist


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Visiting Professor – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – 2000-2010
  • Professor – UW-Rock County – Department of Communication and Theatre Arts – 1986-2002
  • Instructor – Post-Secondary Re-entry Education (Prison) Program – 1983-1986.
  • Assistant Professor and Director of Theatre – Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa. 1978-1980.
  • Visiting Instructor – Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin. Spring 1977.