Rebecca Struch

Graduate Student

Rebecca Struch: B.A. Theatre Arts and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota; M.A. Applied Theatre Arts, University of Southern California. Rebecca is a theatre artist, cultural fieldworker, and educator with a commitment to community engagement through participatory practice. Her research on performance and memory examines the politics of participation in U.S. counter-memorial aesthetics by considering the performativity of space and place, and by exploring embodied performances of encounter and witness. Ongoing research interests include liberation psychology, critical race theory, Theatre of the Oppressed and popular performance, decolonizing research methods, critical pedagogy, protests and social movements, and the American South. In addition to her academic work, she developed a community based theatre program at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre, trains M.F.A. actors in citizen artistry, and serves on the boards of Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed and FaultLine Theater. Prior to joining TDPS she ran interdisciplinary arts programs at the Stanford Arts Institute.