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Dr. Gendrich is the director of the new Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center (IPLACe). She also directs annually for the University Theatre, and teaches acting, directing, introduction to theatre, dramatic literature, and first year seminars. The recipient of a 2010 NEH grant from the Enduring Questions program, she is interested in comic theory, acting and directing history, theory, and practice, as well as global forms of experimental theatre.
Gendrich publishes, performs, and directs regularly. Recent directing projects include Marisol, City of Angels, Smash, and Sonnets for an Old Century (a theatre/dance collaboration with colleague Christina Tsoules-Soriano), as well as King Lear with Shakespeare and Company founder Dennis Krausnick, Moonlight and Magnolias at the Parkway Playhouse, and Red Scare on Sunset in Los Angeles with WFU alumni Drew Droege and Sona Tatoyan. Favorite articles she’s authored or co-authored include “Another Terrain: Theatre Nohgaku’s Pine Barrens,” for Theatre Topics, “Noise and Nudity: Kyoto’s dumb type,” and “Straight into the Body: Handmade technology and the Akhe Group’s White Cabin,” both in TheatreForum. As well as writing on her own, she’s collaborated with colleagues on both articles and books, including the well-known theatre appreciation text, Theatre, Its Art and Craft.
First Year Seminars (FYS 100):
Individual Studies (THE 290):