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Jeana-Scotti

JEANA SCOTTI

Theater History

Jeana Scotti, an MFA in Playwriting from Rutgers Mason Gross and BA in Theater and Performance holder, has taught theater at Purchase College and Rutgers University. Her plays have been showcased in multiple venues. As an educator, she centers students’ interpretations and emphasizes diverse voices in shaping the future of theater.

Education

Jeana received her MFA in Playwriting from Rutgers Mason Gross and her BA in Theater and Performance from Purchase College.

Experience

Jeana has been teaching multiple theater courses at Purchase College for over three years. Prior to that, she taught playwriting at Rutgers University. Her work as a playwright has been performed with Clubbed Thumb, The Brick Aux, Rutgers University, Theater for a New City, Dixon Place, Access Theater, New Perspectives, Ensemble Studio Theater, and The Tank. She was a member of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers Groups 2021-2022.

Philosophy

My teaching places students’ thoughts and interpretations at the center. In my course, we will read plays, manifestos, and many ideas of ways in which others have tried to define or reinvent what theater is, but I believe it is how performers respond to these readings that is most valuable in forming their own ideas and impulses of what theater can be.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

In my course, we will examine voices that aren’t always included in the conversation, but that should be. We examine how societal factors and a desire to change what has come before, have led to the emergence of many movements and forms of theater and look at how theater today does the same.

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