Natalie Sowell, associate professor of theatre, specializes in theatre for young audiences, creative drama, storytelling, and theatre for social change.
She received a B.S. in biology from Creighton University, a M.F.A. in theatre for youth from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a trained Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner.
She has taught numerous creative drama and theatre workshops in schools, prisons, community centers, and churches throughout the U.S. and in Nigeria and served as Artistic Director of UJIMA YOUTHEATRE for seven years.
Her areas of interest include critical pedagogy and liberatory education, diversity and interculturalism in theatre for young audiences, integration of science and creative drama, multicultural children’s literature, and African American theatre.
In her spare time Sowell directs and works as a professional storyteller.
Recent and Upcoming Courses
IA-0248: Take the Show on the Road (Spring 2014)
IA-0194: Classroom Drama: Theatre Education K-12 (Fall 2013)
IA-0228: Storytelling as Performance: Voice, Body, Narrative (Spring 2013)
Dramatizing Children's Literature: From Creative Drama to Theatre for Young Audiences (Fall 2012)