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Jeanmarie Higgins

Jeanmarie Higgins
Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy

Office

Robinson 376

Phone

704-687-0380

Dr. Jeanmarie Higgins received a PhD in Theatre History, Theory, & Criticism from the University of Washington, an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Virginia, and a BA in Theatre Arts from Drew University. Her current book project—Spaces of Home, Spaces of Theatre—engages the relationship between domestic space and theatre space in the work of contemporary playwrights and choreographers. Dr. Higgins’s essays on theatre and dance have been published in the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre Topics, and Theatre Symposium, and her performance criticism has appeared in Theatre Journal. Before joining the UNC Charlotte faculty, Dr. Higgins taught critical theory and playwriting at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where she was also a resident dramaturg. Her recent dramaturgy projects include choreographer Kim Jones’s reconstruction of Martha Graham’s lost 1935 solo, Imperial Gesture, for the Martha Graham Dance Company, and a new bilingual Spanish/English children’s play, Mamá Goose, by Irania Patterson and Beth Murray for UNC Charlotte. She is an artistic associate for the Process Series in residence at UNC Chapel Hill, a member of the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, and a member of the Dramatists Guild.