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Cate Brewer

CATE BREWER
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EDUCATION

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy, (Emphasis in Acting/Directing) GPA 4.0, 2009

Michael Howard Studio One Year Acting Conservatory Program, Certificate, 2003-2004

Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. in Theatre (Emphasis in Acting), Magna Cum Laude, 2000

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON (August 2009-present)

Lecturer in Theatre (Fall 2013-present)

Visiting Assistant Professor (Fall 2010-Spring 2013), Adjunct (A/Y 2009-10)

Courses: THEA 111: Introduction to Theatre
THEA 112: Introduction to Acting
THEA 321: Acting One
THEA 322: Acting Two
THEA 411: Acting Styles
THEA 482: Senior Project
THEA 491: Individual Study

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (2007-2009)

Adjunct Faculty (Spring 2008- Spring 2009)

Courses:
THEA 107: Introduction to Stage Performance
THEA 113: Acting One
SPCH 121: Effective Speech
THEA 491: Monologue Technique

Teaching Assistant (Fall 2007-Spring 2008)

Courses:
THEA 212: Introduction to Drama
THEA 308: History of Theatre
THEA 313: Actors' Studio
THEA 314: Actors' Studio

ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Director of Acting, Clear Space Theatre Company, Summer 2012
Directed a week long acting intensive for ages 6-18
Teaching Artist, Imagination Stage, Summer 2012
Acting Shakespeare: The Tragedies: week long intensive for high school students.
Teaching Artist, Imagination Stage, Summer 2011
Acting Shakespeare: The Comedies, and Acting Shakespeare: The Tragedies. Two-week intensives for high school students.
Teaching Artist, City of Fairfax Theatre Company, Summer 2010
Taught six-week acting camp for ages 6-16.
Teaching Artist, The Richmond Shakespeare Company, 2007-2009
Taught various Shakespeare acting intensives for ages 8-17.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Teacher Development Program, Actors Center, NYC, Summer 2011
Slava Dolgachev; Artistic Director, New Theatre of Moscow,
Ron Van Lieu; Chair of the Acting Program, Yale School of Drama
On-camera acting (NYC):
Alexandra Neil
Audition Skills (NYC):
Caryn West
Alexander Technique for Actors (NYC):
Daniel Singer
Movement and Lucid Body Technique (NYC):
Fay Simpson
Shakespearian Verse Technique and Style (NYC and London):
Elizabeth Swain, Jane Lapotaire (RSC), Patrick Spottiswoode (Globe)
Text Analysis (NYC):
Slava Dolgachev, Diane Shalet
Scene Study (NYC):
Ron Van Lieu, Michael Howard, Larry Singer
Improvisation (NYC):
Jane Nichols, Armando Diaz
Monologue Technique (NYC):
Jacqueline Brogan
Vocal Production - Make Your Voice Heard (NYC):
David Wells
Vocal Training for the Stage:
Janet Rodgers
International Training:
Globe Theatre Program, London, England

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

Four Riffs For A Sailor Guillotine Theatre/Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival
Into The Woods City of Fairfax Theatre Co.
Gina and Her GPS DC SWAN Day
The Glass Menagerie Virginia Commonwealth University (Ass. Dir. to Janet B. Rodgers)
Return to the Upright Position Firehouse Theatre Project
Minimalist Mondays Virginia Commonwealth University

DRAMATURGICAL EXPERIENCE

The Glass Menagerie Directed by Janet B. Rodgers VCU
In Good Company: Sexual Icons Directed by Leslie Jacobson Horizons Theatre
Spinning Into Butter Directed by Scott Zigler Rep. Theatre of St. Louis (Assistant)
Richard II Directed by Robert Woodruff ART, Cambridge (Assistant)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Mid-America Theatre Conference, 2009-2012

RELATED THEATRE EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

AWARDS AND HONORS

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

University of Mary Washington

Major Advisor, Department of Theatre and Dance, 2011-present; 3-5 Students
First-year Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences, 2011-present; 20-24 Students

Virginia Commonwealth University

Orientation Advisor, 2009
Course Scheduling and Enrollment Assistant, Department of Theatre, 2009

Helen Hayes Awards

Reviewer from 2010-present

Virginia High School League: Commonwealth District Theatre Festival

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Evergreen District One-Act Play Festival:

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Senior Booster Scholarship Program, Fairfax High School:

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