Research

Where Theatre and the Feminist Intersect

Dr. Meghan Brodie is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and a faculty member in the Women and Gender Studies program at the University of Southern Maine. She teaches dramatic literature, theatre history, text analysis, and acting and also works as a director, playwright, and dramaturg. She has recently directed productions of Charlotte Jones’ Airswimming and Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. This coming April, she will be directing Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando at USM.

Meghan’s scholarly work addresses intersections of theatre and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. She recently co-edited and contributed to Out & Allied: An Anthology of Performance Pieces Written by LGBTQ Youth and Allies, Volume 1, winner of the 2012 Maine Literary Award for Best Anthology (sponsored by the Maine Writers and Publishers Literary Alliance). Meghan regularly presents her work at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education conference and is currently revising her manuscript, Lesbian Broadway: American Theatre & Culture, 1920-1945 for possible publication.

Research Mission

To support research, scholarship and creative activity to: promote knowledge, discovery and practical application to advance Maine's economy, communities and the quality of life for Maine citizens; to strengthen classroom education and transform the lives of students through real world learning opportunities; and to support faculty and staff commitment to excellence in scholarly accomplishments regionally, nationally and internationally.