Scales Fine Arts Center 210
|Cindy Gendrich, PhD, Professor of Theatre
Dr. Gendrich directs annually for the University Theatre, as well as taking on occasional professional directing projects. Since her arrival at Wake Forest in 1998, she has taught acting, directing, devised theatre, dramatic literature, introduction to theatre, first year seminars, and more. The recipient of a 2010 NEH grant from the Enduring Questions program and 2018 NEA and NEFA grants, she is interested in comic theory, acting and directing history, theory, and practice, as well as global forms of experimental theatre. Recent directing projects include The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Far Away, Marisol, Honk!, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Embers and Stars: the Story of Petr Ginz. The latter was a two-year long research and writing project with her students, colleagues in Documentary Film, and Andy White, of the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago. As well as writing numerous articles on her own, Dr. Gendrich has collaborated with colleagues on both articles and books, including the well-known theatre appreciation text, Theatre, Its Art and Craft, now in its seventh edition. She was the director of Wake Forest’s extraordinarily prolific Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center (IPLACe), which–during its 8 year existence, 2012-2020–brought Wake Forest colleagues together in more than 250 interdisciplinary performance-based projects.
First Year Seminars (FYS 100):
Individual Studies (THE 290):