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Julienne A Greer

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[Greer, Julienne A]
  • Dr. Julienne Aleta Greer
  • Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts; Social Robotics and Performance
  • Marketing / Public Relations Chairperson, Maverick Theatre Company, Maverick Dance Company

Biography

Dr. Julienne Aleta Greer is a multi-disciplinary scholar/artist who directs, performs, produces, and writes in the theatre, social robotics, film, and game studies disciplines. Julienne is head of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee and head of the Recruiting Committee. She is a member of the Deptartment of Theatre Arts Performance Committee. She earned a BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MA in Media Arts from Texas Christian University’s Bob Schieffer’s College of Communication (formerly College of Communication). Dr. Greer earned a Ph.D. in Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas School of Arts and Humanities. Her dissertation, Affective Connections: Performance Studies, Videogames, and Digital Characters focused on an analysis of existing performance techniques from theatre and cinema recontextualized to apply to videogame characters and to the emerging emotional/affective bond between the game player and digital characters in videogames. Dr. Greer brings a performance expertise based in method work and understanding of sensory data to interdisciplinary collaborations. Dr. Greer presented her paper, "Building emotional authenticity between humans and robots" at the International Conference for Social Robotics 2014 in Sydney, Australia and authored “Digital Companions: Analyzing the emotive connection between players and non-player character companions in video game space” at Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment conference at Mansfield College at Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom in 2011. Dr. Greer is a 2015 recipient of the College of Liberal Arts faculty award granting the purchase of “Pepper” the emotional robot (Softbank/Aldebaran) for use in her interdisciplinary course at UTA - Robots, Digital Humanities, and Theatre. She is a member of Inter-Disciplinary.net 2011 - present, Actors Equity Association (AEA), and the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA).

Professional Preparation

    • 2005 Master of Arts in Media ArtsTexas Christian University (TCU)
    • 2013 Ph.D. in Humanities Aesthetic StudiesUniversity of Texas at Dallas

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Feb 1999 to Present Actors Equity Association
    • Feb 1985 to Present Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA)

Awards and Honors

    • Jan  2015 Best Actor sponsored by Fort Worth Weekly
      Achievements:

      Performed in a the play, "The Other Place" at Circle Theatre. This play won a Tony nomination for Laurie Metcalf in New York City.

       

      Description:

      “Best of 2014 Guide” for Best Actress for the stage production, “The Other Place,” at Circle Theatre, Fort Worth

News Articles

    • Dec 2014 Best Tarrant-area Theatre of 2014

      Mark Lowry of Star-Telegram: The Other Place at Circle Theatre (May): A dark, twisty drama about a scientist developing a new drug and the tricks that memory can play, with a standout performance from Julienne Greer. Directed by Steven Pounders.


      Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article5006997.html#storylink=cpy

    • Apr 2014 Acting in Texas: Julienne Greer at Circle Theatre

      Senior editor, Nancy Wozny of Arts + Culture, interviews Julienne Greer on her role at Circle Theatre, Fort Worth, of "The Other Place." The play "chronicles the story of Juliana Smithton, a successful neurologist, who suffers from a devastating neurological event, while facing divorce, an estranged daughter and a life in free fall."

Research and Expertise

  • Areas of research: Drama, Cinema, Game studies, Social Robotics, Performance

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Publications

      Journal Article 2015
      • http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/conferences/index.php/WICSR/WICSR2014/paper/viewFile/508/107

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

Projects

  • 2015
    • Feb 2015 to Present THEA 4393 002 Special Topics

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      Humans and Robots: The Future is Here

      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Julienne Greer

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Sept 2015 to Mar 2016 Awarded a Faculty Research Grant from the College of Liberal Arts, awarded September 2015. sponsored by  - $3400

Live Performances

  • 2016
    • Apr 2016 Equity Guest Actor in world premiere of Maverick Theatre Company's production, "Helios 24/7"

      Record of Research – Field Study in Creative and Performance-related fields for 2016

      Performer: Helios 24/7, Maverick Theatre Company, Arlington, TX. Performances on April 15, 17, 21, and 23, 2016. Lead performer, Judith Lees, in “Helios 24/7” by Dr. Natalie Gaupp, playwright-in-residence with UTA’s Department of Theatre Arts, Maverick Theatre Company. World premiere staging. “Helios 24/7” is an original play examining the impact of a future world in which sleep and dreams can be eradicated in human beings. As the principal character who chooses eradication, my character is forced to confront issues of ageism, and the repercussions which follow a sleepless life. The narrative of the play set in the future with direct connections to technology, the arts, and the humanities, directly complements my research interests in performance and human-robot interaction (HRI).

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2014
    • May 2014 "THE OTHER PLACE" by Sharr White

      "The Other Place" by Sharr White was produced at Circle Theatre a SPT (small professional theatre) in Fort Worth, Texas. Circle Theatre is a mainstay of the Fort Worth Theatre landscape for decades and continues to bring the best of theatre to its audience. Julienne Greer performed in "The Other Place" in May, 2014. She was awarded best actress by Fort Worth Weekly and Best of Tarrant County area theatre by the Star-Telegram.

      [Refereed/Juried]

Other Creative Activities

  • 2013
    • Book publication
      • June 2013 Exploring Videogames: Culture Design and Identity

        The hard-copy publication of a paper titled Digital Companions: Analysing the emotive connection between players and NPC companions in videogame space. The paper was presented in Oxford, UK at the 3rd Global Conference: Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment in 2011. This was an invited expansion of the original presented paper integrating and referencing the work of other participants in the conference. "The volume brings together perspectives on videogames and interactive entertainment from film and media studies, Russian studies, health, philosophy and human-computer interaction, among others. It includes theoretically and practically-informed explorations of the nature of games, their design and development, and their communities and culture." Edited by Nick Webber and Daniel Riha.

        [Refereed/Juried]
    • Doctoral Dissertation
      • May 2013 AFFECTIVE CONNECTIONS: PERFORMANCE STUDIES, VIDEOGAMES, AND DIGITAL CHARACTERS

        This dissertation is an analysis of existing performance techniques from theatre and cinema studies re-contextualized to apply to the emerging affective bond between the gameplayer and a digital character in videogames. In this work a bridge is built between the disciplines of humanities and game studies by utilizing traditional performance techniques from theatre and film to enhance and enrich the emotional and affective nature of game play in videogames. The intention is to recognize the encompassing live-ness of the long-established performing arts and the excitement of the technology within the modern videogame in order to connect the best in both disciplines. It is the author's perspective that the affective bond between the gameplayer and the digital character in a game is as vital and essential to the experience of playing the game as the affective relationship between the performer and the audience in a play or film. Recently, videogame designers have become aware of the gameplayer’s increased interest in developing an emotional bond with the digital characters in videogames. This dissertation is designed to reinforce, expand, enhance, and intensify the emotional interaction between the player and the digital character through the application of specific performance techniques. Two schools of traditional performance technique are presented—Lee Strasberg’s method and Vsevolod Meyerhold’s biomechanics. Meyerhold’s performance technique stressed external physicalization, gesture, behavior, and avant-garde themes and movement to create emotion and authentic characterization in the performer. This external performance technique was created, developed, and best exemplified by Vsevolod Meyerhold and his work in biomechanics or physical theater in Russia in the 1890s. The Strasberg performance technique stresses internalized thoughts, psychological motivations and desires, personal memories, and naturalistic behavior and movement to create authentic emotive characterizations in the performer. Inner performance technique was created, developed, and best exemplified by Lee Strasberg and his work to create "the method" system in the United States in the 1920s. This dissertation utilizes aspects of both contrasting performance techniques to fully develop and present powerful emotive and affective bonds between a player and a videogame character referencing both the creators of the performances techniques as well as the developers, creators, and animators of videogames.

        [Refereed/Juried]

Peers Mentored

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    Duration : Dec 2016 to Present
    I performed a peer evaluation including pre and post meetings of a Script Analysis course in which Detra Payne was the instructor. Prof. Payne and I held several informal meetings to discuss strengths and weaknesses in the course and completed the required paperwork for the peer evaluation.

Courses

      • THEA 181-002 Theatre Practicum

        Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 3351-001 ROBOTS, DIGITAL HUMANITIES, AND THEATRE

        A multi-disciplinary course exploring the emerging intersection of theatre and social robotics. A primary focus will be human-robot interaction (HRI) through a digital humanities perspective. From “Eliza”, the simple computer program created by Joseph Weizenbaum in 1966, to “Pepper” the emotional companion robot in 2016, this course looks at the relational interactions that have formed and will form between humans and social robots. In addition to lecture and interactive research; collaborative and multi-disciplinary alliances will be formed with fields of study including UTARI (UTA Research Institute), engineering, social work, liberal arts, disabilities, interdisciplinary studies, and theatre arts.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 1303-001 Fundamentals of Presentation

        The fundamentals of vocal performance as it relates to effective oral communication. Students develop ideas for the purpose of communication and learn effective techniques for clarity of expression, ideas, and message while considering the effect on an audience. Theatrical communication techniques are one of several skill sets taught. Oral, aural, written, and visual literacy are all explored, with intense focus on oral presentation. This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in Communication.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 181-002 Theatre Practicum

        Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 3351-001 ROBOTS, DIGITAL HUMANITIES, AND THEATRE

        A multi-disciplinary course exploring the emerging intersection of theatre and social robotics. A primary focus will be human-robot interaction (HRI) through a digital humanities perspective. From “Eliza” the simple computer program created by Joseph Weizenbaum in 1966, to “Pepper” the emotional companion robot in 2016, this course looks at the relational interactions that have formed and will form between humans and social robots. In addition to lecture and interactive research; collaborative and multi-disciplinary alliances will be formed with fields of study including UTARI (UTA Research Institute), engineering, social work, liberal arts, disabilities, interdisciplinary studies, and theatre arts.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • THEA 4393-001 Special Topics in Theatre: Voice and Movement

        This course provides instruction for specialized training of the voice and the body for the performing artist. This class will connect the student’s voice and movement to imagery and text to increase the strength, flexibility, relaxation, and dynamic potential of the student’s instrument for the rigors of performance. Primary focus will include relaxation techniques, breath control, body awareness, the release of habitual patterns, and inter-connection of the voice and body for optimal communication. The class will cover techniques drawn from a wide variety of voice and movement pedagogies including Linklater, Method, Grotowski, and Viewpoints. Prerequisite: permission of faculty. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 1303-002 FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESENTATION

        This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of vocal performance as it relates to effective oral communication.  Students develop ideas for the purpose of communication and learn effective techniques for clarity of expression, ideas, and message while considering the effect on audience. Theatrical communication techniques are one of several skill sets taught.  Oral, aural, written, and visual literacy are all explored, with intense focus on oral presentation.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 181-002 Theatre Arts Practicum

        Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 181-002 Theatre Arts Practicum

        Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 181-002 THEATRE PRACTICUM

        Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 3351-001 ROBOTS, DIGITAL HUMANITIES, AND THEATRE

        A multi-disciplinary course exploring the emerging intersection of theatre and social robotics. A primary focus will be human-robot interaction (HRI) through a digital humanities perspective. From “Eliza” the simple computer program created by Joseph Weizenbaum in 1966, to “Pepper” the emotional companion robot in 2016, this course looks at the relational interactions that have formed and will form between humans and social robots. In addition to lecture and interactive research; collaborative and multi-disciplinary alliances will be formed with fields of study including UTARI (UTA Research Institute), engineering, social work, liberal arts, disabilities, interdisciplinary studies, and theatre arts.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 4393-002 HUMANS AND ROBOTS - Special Topics

        Lecture and applied practices of the emerging emotional interaction between robots and humans utilizing theatrical methodologies. Course will cover human and robot interactions from an interdisciplinary approach: cultural, historical, sociological, health-care, performing arts, and persons with disabilities framework.Lecture and applied practices of the emerging emotional interaction between robots and humans utilizing theatrical methodologies. Course will cover human and robot interactions from an interdisciplinary approach: cultural, historical, sociological, health-care, performing arts, and persons with disabilities framework.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 3311-001 DIALECTS IN PERFORMANCE

        The study and application of selected U.S. and International dialects. Emphasis will be on the analysis and execution of dialects; however, a high level of acting performance is expected. Prerequisite: THEA 1303 and permission of instructor

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 181-007 Theatre Practicum 0181

        Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 181-007 Theatre Practicum 0181

        Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 181-004 Theatre Practicum

        Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 181-002 THEATRE PRACTICUM

        Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 1303-002 FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESENTATION

        This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of vocal performance as it relates to effective oral communication.  Students develop ideas for the purpose of communication and learn effective techniques for clarity of expression, ideas, and message while considering the effect on audience. Theatrical communication techniques are one of several skill sets taught.  Oral, aural, written, and visual literacy are all explored, with intense focus on oral presentation. This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in Communication.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 4393-002 HUMANS AND ROBOTS: THE FUTURE IS HERE

        A multi-disciplinary course exploring human-robot interaction (HRI) and research. From “Eliza” the simple computer program created by Joseph Weizenbaum in 1966 to “Pepper” the emotional companion robot in 2015, this course will look at the relational interactions that have formed and will form between humans and social robots. In addition to lecture and interactive research, collaborative and multi-disciplinary alliances will be formed with field of study’s as diverse as UTARI (UTA Research Institute), engineering, psychology, social work, liberal arts, disabilities, interdisciplinary studies, and theatre arts.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 1303-001 VOCAL PERFORMANCE I: FUNDAMENTALS

        This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of vocal performance as it relates to effective oral communication.  Students develop ideas for the purpose of communication and learn effective techniques for clarity of expression, ideas, and message while considering the effect on audience. Theatrical communication techniques are one of several skill sets taught.  Oral, aural, written, and visual literacy are all explored, with intense focus on oral presentation. This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in Communication

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 3311-001 VOCAL PERFORMANCE II: DIALECTS

        This course is intended to instruct acting students in the application and performance of a variety of U.S. and international dialects, accents, and regionalisms. Portions of the class will be dedicated to exercises that improve vocal tone, timbre, and flexibility as well as a fundamental understanding of the actor’s breathing apparatus. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of dialect work with performance techniques. Although the focus will be on the analysis and execution of dialects, a high level of acting performance technique is expected and encouraged.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 181-001 THEATRE PRACTICUM

         Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 181-002 Theatre Practicum

         Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 181-001 Theatre Arts Practicum

        Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 1300-001 First Year Seminar in Theatre Arts

        UT Arlington’s Freshman Seminar course is designed to assist first-year students in their transition to UT Arlington. The course is taught by Theatre Arts Department faculty and a student Peer Academic Leader (PAL). The Theatre Arts department also includes a conceptual narrative for the course, which is an overview of Comedy as a theatrical form. The classical Greek philosopher Plato (428-348 B.C.E.) defined comedy as any exhibition, which has a tendency to excite laughter.  However, what is it that makes one person laugh and another cringe with disgust? Comedy may not be defined as science, yet it does have its rules. This first year seminar will explore comedic forms and techniques.  Topics to be examined include: the mechanics of comedy, comedic genres, and iconic comic characters from the past and present.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 3308-001 Acting III - Acting for the Camera

        This is an advanced acting course; to acquire film and video performance technique; to teach the student the unique dynamics of the actor-camera relationship; and to help the student develop an understanding of how the actor functions in a production setting. Required prerequisites: 1303, 1307, and 2352; and permission of faculty. Talent, skill, acting technique, and professionalism will be graded at an advanced level.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 3311-001 Vocal Performance II: Dialects

        This course is intended to instruct acting students in the application and performance of a variety of U.S. and international dialects, accents, and regionalisms. Portions of the class will be dedicated to exercises that improve vocal tone, timbre, and flexibility as well as a fundamental understanding of the actor’s breathing apparatus. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of dialect work with performance techniques. Although the focus will be on the analysis and execution of dialects; a high level of acting performance technique is expected and encouraged.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 1343-001 Introduction to Theatre

        This course acquaints the student with major phases of theatrical activity and production research. It will consider in depth the contributions of the playwright, director, actors, designers, and others involved in the process of play production.  In addition to lectures and discussions, students in this course will also be required to attend one theatre performance outside of class.  During the course of the semester, students will complete an analysis paper on a theatrical performance, one group project, a design project, and several quizzes.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 181-001 Theatre Arts Practicum

        Theatre Practicum is open to all students interested in theatre production at UTA. This may include scenic construction, scenic painting, props, publicity, lighting, costumes, sound, box office, and house management. Practicum is required for all theatre majors.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 3308-001 Acting III - Acting for the Camera

        This is an advanced acting course to acquire film and video performance technique. Required prerequisites: 1303, 1307, and 2352; and permission of faculty. Talent, skill, acting technique, and professionalism will be graded at an advanced level.

        Note: Course syllabus, course requirements, assignments, projects, topics and grading criteria are subject to change and review by the instructor depending on instructor’s evaluation of class progress and comprehension of course material.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 1342-001 Theatre and Film Appreciation

        This course is a survey of the developments in the history of Western theatre and the history of film.  This course is designed to develop awareness of and appreciation for dramatic art as reflected in theatre and film and to increase the student's enjoyment and knowledge of drama and its historical, social, and cultural contexts. Although the first section of the course will be devoted to theatre and the second section will be devoted to film, a specific focus of this course is noting the similarities and differences between stage and film work and the adaptations that occur when one medium transforms work.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 1300-001 First Year Seminar in Theatre Arts

        This seminar course is an introduction to the first-year Theatre Arts student to the academic, social, and cultural rigors of University life. A portion of the course is dedicated to the mentoring of the upper-classmen student PAL (Peer Academic Leader). The majority of the class is the broad-based analysis of comedic genres. This first year seminar will explore comedic forms and techniques from Greek classicism to contemporary movements.  Topics to be examined include: the mechanics of comedy, comedic genres, and iconic comic characters from the past and present.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 3335-001 Dance for the Actor

        This course provides dance experience of the elementary level in ballet, jazz, and tap. This introduction to dance is an experiential course requiring the student’s participation in a daily movement class consisting of: warm up, center work, traveling patterns, dance combinations, improvisation, and composition. Emphasis is based on individual and group creative experience through dance exercises, improvisation, and composition. Dance elements of space, rhythm, and energy are explored. Dance and movement analysis, which consist of viewing live or video-taped performances, research, and self-study will be included in this course and constitute an equal portion of the curriculum.  Note: Since movement is an integral part of this class it is advisable that the student be in relatively good health. It is recommended that the student inform the instructor of any medical concerns and/or physician’s ongoing care that could affect the student’s participation and/or personal safety in the class.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 1342-003 Theatre and Film Appreciation

        This course is a survey of the developments in the history of Western theatre and the history of film.  This course is designed to develop awareness of and appreciation for dramatic art as reflected in theatre and film and to increase the student's enjoyment and knowledge of drama and its historical, social, and cultural contexts. Although the first part of the course will be devoted to theatre and the second part will be devoted to film, a specific focus of this course is noting the similarities and differences between stage and film work and the adaptations that occur when one medium transforms work into another.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 3311-001 Vocal Performance II - Dialects

        This course is intended to instruct acting students in the application and performance of a variety of U.S. and international dialects, accents, and regionalisms. Portions of the class will be dedicated to exercises which improve vocal tone, timbre, and flexibility as well as a fundamental understanding of the actor’s breathing apparatus. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of dialect work with performance techniques. Although the focus will be on the analysis and execution of dialects; a high level of acting performance technique is expected.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 1307-002 ACTING I

        This is an introductory level acting class for the theatre and is designed to introduce and illustrate the fundamentals of acting through exploration into the Stanislavski System of acting.  The student will study and practice warm-ups, physical and vocal awareness and expression, the Stanislavski System, theatre terminology, improvisation, and the performance and audition processes. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours2 Documents
      • THEA 3308-001 Acting III - Acting for the Camera

        This is an advanced acting course to acquire film and video performance technique. Required prerequisites: 1303, 1307, and 2352; and permission of faculty. Talent, skill, acting technique, and professionalism will be graded at an advanced level.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • THEA 1342-001 Theatre and Film Appreciation

        This course is a survey of the developments in the history of Western theatre and the history of film.  This course is designed to develop awareness of and appreciation for dramatic art as reflected in theatre and film and to increase the student's enjoyment and knowledge of drama and its historical, social, and cultural contexts. Although the first part of the course will be devoted to theatre and the second part will be devoted to film, a specific focus of this course is noting the similarities and differences between stage and film work and the adaptations that occur when one medium transforms work into another.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Mar 2015 to  Present Discussant on an Interdisciplinary panel in regards to the film, "FIXED: The Science Fiction of Human Enhancement."

      A viewing of the documentary FIXED followed by an open interdisciplinary panel and audience discussion. The intersection of disabilities and human enhancement was discussed Tuesday in University Hall as a result of a partnership between the Women’s and Gender Studies program and the Office for Students with Disabilities.

    • Aug 2015 to  Present Interdisciplinarity In and Out of the Classroom - Faculty Orientation Fall 2015

      Dr. Julienne Greer. Invited to present on an Interdisciplinary Panel at the expanded new faculty orientation, August 2015, University of Texas at Arlington. Title of presentation: “Interdisciplinarity In and Out of the Classroom." How does a cross-disciplinary team come together? Join Drs. Anand Puppala, David Arditi and Julienne Greer for a discussion on music, robots, recycled materials, and actor training.

      Topics to include:

      Ways to make connections with faculty outside your discipline.

      Bringing an interdisciplinary perspective into your teaching.

      Working with students on interdisciplinary research and/or projects.