Integrated Search Menu

Stephani Etheridge Woodson

Profile photo
Director of the Design and the Arts Corps & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Director of the Design and the Arts Corps & Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Director of the Design and the Arts Corps & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Lincoln Fellow
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Director of the Design and the Arts Corps & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Biography

Dr. Stephani Etheridge Woodson is a Professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre where she specializes in community cultural development and community engaged practices. She serves as Director of the Herberger Institute's Design and Arts Corps, an initiative to partner all Herberger Institute students with community. Her research and creative interests focus on theatre and performance with, by and for children and youth; representational ethics; arts in wellness practices; children's media environments, and the group creation and performance of original work. She is the director of the MFA and PhD programs in Theatre for Young Audiences, one of the oldest programs in the Herberger Institute dating back to ASU's past as a Normal School. 

Research Interests
  • Community Cultural Development and Community-based Theatre
  • Applied Theatre in Wellness and Healthcare
  • Theatre for, by and with Youth
  • Ethics and Performance
  • Socially engaged art and design
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HDA 101ASU & Herbergr Inst Experience
HDA 194Special Topics
HDA 294Special Topics
HDA 394Special Topics
HDA 494Special Topics
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THE 500Research Methods
THE 590Reading and Conference
THP 593Applied Project
HDA 598Special Topics
THP 598Special Topics
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
THE 695Continuing Registration
THE 700Research Methods
THP 783Fieldwork
THE 792Research
THE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 590Reading and Conference
THE 590Reading and Conference
THE 591Seminar
THP 598Special Topics
THE 598Special Topics
THP 680Practicum
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
THE 695Continuing Registration
THE 792Research
THE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 428Theatre and the Future
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 514Prjcts/Community-Based Theatre
THE 590Reading and Conference
THP 593Applied Project
THP 598Special Topics
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
THE 695Continuing Registration
THP 783Fieldwork
THE 792Research
THE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 484Internship
FMP 484Internship
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THE 499Individualized Instruction
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 590Reading and Conference
THE 590Reading and Conference
THE 592Research
THE 599Thesis
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
DCE 693Applied Project
THE 695Continuing Registration
DCE 695Continuing Registration
THP 783Fieldwork
THE 792Research
THE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THE 590Reading and Conference
THP 590Reading and Conference
THP 598Special Topics
THE 598Special Topics
THP 680Practicum
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
THE 695Continuing Registration
THE 792Research
THE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THE 590Reading and Conference
THE 591Seminar
THP 593Applied Project
THP 598Special Topics
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
THE 695Continuing Registration
THP 783Fieldwork
THE 792Research
THE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 684Internship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 514Prjcts/Community-Based Theatre
THP 590Reading and Conference
THE 590Reading and Conference
THP 598Special Topics
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
THE 695Continuing Registration
THE 791Seminar
THE 792Research
THE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THE 590Reading and Conference
THP 598Special Topics
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
THE 695Continuing Registration
THP 783Fieldwork
THE 792Research
THE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 684Internship
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THE 505Critical Theory & Performance
THP 514Prjcts/Community-Based Theatre
THP 590Reading and Conference
THE 590Reading and Conference
THP 598Special Topics
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
THE 695Continuing Registration
THE 792Research
THE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THE 590Reading and Conference
THP 598Special Topics
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
THE 695Continuing Registration
THP 783Fieldwork
THE 792Research
THE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 684Internship
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 590Reading and Conference
THE 590Reading and Conference
THP 598Special Topics
THP 684Internship
THP 693Applied Project
THE 695Continuing Registration
THE 791Seminar
THE 792Research
THE 799Dissertation
Professional Associations
American Alliance for Theatre and Education (Board of Directors as the Director of Research and Publication 2011-2013) American Society for Theatre Research International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network ASSITEJ Imagining America (ASU no longer maintains an institutional membership)
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History
Graduate Student Committees (* = chair) PhD Dissertations: Complete • *Kang, Yoona. “Deconstructing the Ideology of Nature and Childhood in Korean Child Narratives.” 2015. • Dobosiewicz, Troy L. "Constructivism in the Acting Classroom: A Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Practical Aesthetics, Voice, and Movement." 2014. • Giannone, Enza. “But Now You Can See Me: Devising theatre with youth artist-researchers in search of revelations and docutheatricality.” 2014. Arts Research Dissertation Award from AERA • Kosnik, Craig. "The Adolescent's Voice: How Theatre Participation Impacts High Schoolers and College Students." 2014. • *Minarsich, Teresa. “Girl-becomings: Girls Theorizing Girlhood through Visual Art, Theatre, and Digital Communication” 2014. Distinguished Dissertation Award AATE • *Sunni-Ali, Asantewa. "Performing New Afrikan Childhood: Agency, Conformity and The Spaces In Between." 2014. • *Bliznik, Sean. “Constructing the Youth in Commercial Musical Theatre: An Intersectional Case Study.” 2013. • Tsai, Yi-Ren. "The Representation of Taiwanese Childhood as Reflected in Taiwanese Theatre for Young Audience of the Taipei Children's Arts Festival 2000-2011." 2012. • Ikemire, Heather. “Putting Culture to Work: Building Community with Youth through Community-Based Theater Practice,” 2010. • *Davis Freed, Dena Michelle. “Exploring "The Prodigal Son" through Augusto Boal's Forum Theatre with Seventh-day Adventist academy drama students.” 2009. • Verner Chappell, Sharon. “Evidence of utopianizing toward social justice in young people's community-based art works.” 2009. Arts Research Dissertation Award from AERA • *Chappell, Andrew Rees. “Colonizing the Imaginary: Children’s Embodiment of Cultural Narratives.” 2008. • Romine, Jamie. “Where the West Stays Young: Child Re-enactors in Contemporary Wild West Shows.” Diss. Arizona State University, 2007. Print. Dissertations In Process • *Hill, Michelle • *Trent, Tiffany • *Schildkret, Elizabeth • *Schoenfelder, Joseph • *Waldron, Andrew MA & MFA Applied Projects/Theses: 2007: Chiara Lovio Michele Cable 2008: Jeremiah Neal Crystal Mercado *Mariah Keko 2009: Tiffany Pust Blake Wilson 2010: *Xanthia Walker *Zosia Cassie Anne Negri *Margaret McLaughlin 2011: *Rachel Hamilton Aimee Reid *Sarah Sullivan 2012: *Brianna Stapleton-Welch *Ebony Tucker 2013: *Leslie Stellwagen Kathleen Pennyway *Ashley Hare *Riley Braem 2014: *Megan Flod Johnson *Megan Hartman Bradford Forehand Vicki Holden 2015: Miranda Giles Lindsay Vanegas Elizabeth Sullivan *MA social/cultural pedagogy student Dana Keller 2016 *S. Rivka Rocchio *Ashley Laverty *Haley Honeman