B.S. Education, University of Colorado
M.A. Theatre and Dance, University of Colorado
Ph.D Drama, New York University
Alan Kreizenbeck’s interests include American theatre, acting theory, and contemporary playwrights. He has received fellowships from the Shubert organization and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His book, Zoe Akins: Broadway Playwright was published in 2004. His essays are included in books on American directors, American theatre in the 1920’s, and notable contemporary plays. He has had work published in numerous academic journals and made presentations at regional and national conferences. He has directed university and professional theatres throughout the United States, winning “best production” awards in Denver and Houston. Named Honors College Professor of the Year in 2003, he teaches courses in acting, theatre history, dramatic literature, and most recently, Japanese performance. He has also worked with developmentally disabled adults to create theatrical performances. In addition, he has written and devised theatre performances that have been selected for the Charm City Fringe Festival. Alan has also presented workshops on Critical Response Process and partnered with WombWork, a black women’s artist collective, to conduct workshops on racism.