Curriculum Vitae

KRISTIN STULTZ PRESSLEY, PH.D., M.A., B.A.

864-607-8354   |   kristin@drbroadway.com

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Theatre & Film Studies—2011
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, Athens, GA
Dissertation: A niche research presentation highlighting Dorothy Fields. Evaluated the female characters Fields created for Broadway, contrasting her characters with those of her primarily male contemporaries. This effort sought to determine Fields’s unique contribution to the musical theatre canon as the lone woman writing for much of its Golden Age.

Masters of Arts (MA), Theatre—2005
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, Lexington, KY
Thesis: Surveyed the lyrics of Dorothy Fields to define her unique lyrical style.

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Drama & English—1999
FURMAN UNIVERSITY, Greenville, SC 

PRESENTATIONS / PUBLICATIONS

“What’s So Great About the Golden Age?” BroadwayCon Theatre Convention, New York, NY, January 2018.

Get to Know the Show Lecture Series. This ongoing series is sponsored by the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. I am one of several presenters who speaks in the series. Charlotte, NC.

“Dorothy Fields: Blazing a Trail for Today’s Women Writers.” BroadwayCon Theatre Convention, New York, NY, January 2017.

Classic Conversations Lecture Series. This ongoing series is sponsored by the Classic Center and held before one performance of each production in their Broadway Series. Athens, GA.

Peace Talk Lecture Series. This ongoing series is sponsored by the Peace Center for the Performing Arts and held before one performance of each production in their Broadway Series. Greenville, SC.

“Once: the Musical.” Residency sponsored by a grant from the Broadway League and the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Travelers Rest High School, Travelers Rest, SC, September 2014.

“Porgy & Bess.” Two-week residency sponsored by a grant from the Broadway League and the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Berea High School, Berea, SC, December 2013.

“Arms & the Girl: the Power that Is Women Writing for the Musical Stage.” Studies in Musical Theatre (journal), Volume 6, Number 3, September 2012.

“Arms & the Girl: the Power that Is Women Writing for the Musical Stage.” Bruce Kirle Emerging Scholars Panel. Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Washington, DC, August 2012.

“Les Miserables: the 25th Anniversary Production.” Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Greenville, SC, April 2012.

“I Feel a Song Coming On: the Life & Lyrics of Dorothy Fields.” A Fine Romance Exhibit of Jewish Songwriters (American Library Association). Greenville Library, Greenville, SC, March 2012.

“Global Theatre History: Applications in the Classroom” Roundtable Panel. Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Chicago, IL, August 2011.

“‘It Does What a Musical Is Supposed to Do’: The Drowsy Chaperone & the ‘other world’ of West End Musicals, 1880-1930.” West End Musical Theatre, 1880-1930. Goldsmith’s College, University of London. London, England, April 2008.

“I Can’t Give You Anything but Love: the Life & Lyrics of Dorothy Fields.” University of Georgia Institute for Women’s Studies Student Symposium. Athens, GA, February 2008.

CREATIVE NARRATIVE

Playwright/Director, Spring Showcase, Stone Academy for Communication Arts, March 2006. Dramaturg, Bury the Dead (staged reading), University of Kentucky, November 2004. Assistant Dramaturg, A Noise in the Room, University of Kentucky, October 2004. Dramaturg, A Soldier’s Play (staged reading), University of Kentucky, September 2004. Assistant Director, La Fille de Joie (staged reading), University of Kentucky, April 2004. Dramaturg/Assistant Director, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, University of Kentucky, March 2004. Stage Manager, A Gala Celebration of Dr. Jim Rodgers, University of Kentucky, March 2004. Performer, Comedy Tonight, Alliance Theatre Summer Repetory (Atlanta, GA), July 2000. Performer, Harvey, Alliance Theatre Summer Repertory, June 2000.

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE  |  FELLOWSHIPS  |  AWARDS

Bruce Kirle Emerging Scholars Selection, Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), 2012 University of Kentucky Department of Theatre Self-Study, March 2005
Research Assistantship, University of Kentucky, 2004-2005
Teaching Assistantship, University of Kentucky, 2003-2004

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

STONE ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS, Greenville, SC 

Drama Teacher / Program Coordinator

Led classroom drama curriculum for students’ kindergarten to grade 5 in this art-enriched teaching environment, which offered drama and dance to every pupil.

2006 to 2007

FURMAN UNIVERSITY, Greenville, SC /
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, Clinton, SC

Adjunct Instructor of Theatre

 

Hired to develop and implement curriculum for courses in Introduction to Theatre, Public Speaking, Theatre History, Creative Dramatics, and Ideas in the Arts and prepare student assessments.

2007 to 2012, 2015-present

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN’S THEATRE, Greenville, SC

Board of Directors

2017-present

NSIGHT, INC., Burlington, MA

Course Writer

Develop course map and write course for an online drama course.

2014-2015

BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Charlotte, NC

Teaching Artist

Conduct one-hour lectures before certain productions in the Broadway Series.

2017-present

GWINNETT DAILY POST,
Lawrenceville, GA 

Art & Entertainment Writer

Pioneered the position that introduced arts coverage in Atlanta’s second largest daily newspaper.

1999 to 2001

CLASSIC CENTER, Athens, GA 

Teaching Artist

Conduct thirty-minute lectures before one performance of each show in the Broadway Series.

2015-present

PEACE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Greenville, SC

Teaching Artist

Conduct thirty-minute lectures before one performance of each show in the Broadway Series.

2012-present