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Angela Michelle Farr Schiller

Angela Michelle Farr Schiller angfarr
Personal bio
Angela M. Farr Schiller received her B.A. in theatre from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she completed her final year of study at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She has also studied at the University of Ghana at Legon, Accra and the University degli Studi di Siena, Italy. As a performer, she has appeared onstage with the Emmy Award-winning Kaiser Permanente?s Educational Theatre Programs, the National Dance Company of Ghana, the Tony Award winning Old Globe Theatre and the La Jolla Playhouse. Angela received her Masters Degree in Africana Studies/Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University. Her academic areas of research include early 20th century African American performance, race, gender, and sensorial studies. She co-wrote and directed an original work, The Knot, which premiered at Stanford in 2011. Angela performed and toured with Stanford Summer Theatre's production of The Wanderings of Odysseus in Athens, Greece. Recently, Angela directed an adaptation of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye for Stanford's Main Stage season. As a scholar Ms. Schiller has presented her research on the intersections of tactility, race and performance at various conferences, including Performance Studies International (PSI), and the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). In 2012, she joined Stanford's Center for Teaching and Learning and the Vice Provost Office of Undergraduate Education as an Academic Skills Coach and Advisor. Recently, Angela became a Mellon Fellow and is currently completing her doctoral dissertation entitled The Choreography of Jim Crow: Race, Performance, and the Politics of Touch in Stanford's department of Theater and Performance Studies.

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