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Bonnie Eckard

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Biography

 

Bonnie J. Eckard is Professor of Theatre in the School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. She has a BFA from the University of Illinois, an MA from the University of Arizona, and PhD from the University of Denver. As an acting teacher, Professor Eckard emphasizes the body’s centrality to actor training, and she integrates contemplation and deep practice into her teaching pedagogy. Creative projects involve exploration of myth and personal narrative using movement, music, and text. Professor Eckard's research interests include exploring relationships between the cognitive sciences and audience studies. Most recently, she is studying how viewing live performance can change how we categorize others. She is a member of the Shakespeare Cognitive Research Consortium, an interdisciplinary research project that analyses reactions to plays performed by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), a Tony Award-winning regional repertory company. She has presented and written on numerous topics including deep practice and pedagogy, creative collaboration, and theatre and disability. She directed and co-created The Space Inside with Maria Porter.

 

Research Interests

As an acting teacher, Professor Eckard emphasizes  the body’s centrality to actor training, and she integrates contemplation and deep practice into her teaching pedagogy. Creative projects involve exploration of myth and personal narrative using movement, music, and text.  Professor Eckard's research interests include exploring relationships between the cognitive sciences and audience studies. Most recently, she is studying how viewing live performance can change how we categorize others.

Research Activity
  • Eckard,Bonnie*. COMPLETING THE CIRCLE: THE PLAYS OF LANFORD WILSON. (6/4/1999 - 12/31/1999).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 294Special Topics
THP 483Acting: Viewpoints/Composition
THP 494Special Topics
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 529Viewpoints and Composition
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 102Acting I: Fundamentals
HON 294Special Topics
THP 302Acting III: Adv Techniques
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 294Special Topics
THP 483Acting: Viewpoints/Composition
THP 494Special Topics
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 529Viewpoints and Composition
THP 684Internship
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 102Acting I: Fundamentals
THP 302Acting III: Adv Techniques
THP 428Theatre and the Future
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 428Theatre and the Future
THP 483Acting: Viewpoints/Composition
THP 494Special Topics
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 529Viewpoints and Composition
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 101Acting Introduction
THP 102Acting I: Fundamentals
THP 428Theatre and the Future
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 529Viewpoints and Composition
THP 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 428Theatre and the Future
THP 483Acting: Viewpoints/Composition
THP 494Special Topics
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 529Viewpoints and Composition
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 302Acting III: Adv Techniques
THP 428Theatre and the Future
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 428Theatre and the Future
THP 483Acting: Viewpoints/Composition
FMP 492Honors Directed Study
THE 492Honors Directed Study
THE 493Honors Thesis
FMP 493Honors Thesis
THP 494Special Topics
THP 499Individualized Instruction