Associate Professor of Theatre: Acting and Voice
Chair, Theatre Department
Research Interests: Environmental Issues, Performances
As a theatre artist, Purse-Wiedenhoeft developed an Improvisation Class that used sustainability as a central idea and also developed the University Studies Course, Introduction to Acting that uses sustainability as a supplementary focus for the class. Purse-Wiedenhoeft’s one woman show on the life of Irish Playwright, Lady Gregory connects this historical figure’s life in the theatre to a love of the natural world.