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Brittney Harris

Old Dominion University
Assistant Professor of Theatre
b1harris@odu.edu
Brittney Harris teaches Acting One and The Theatre Experience in the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University. Prior to ODU, Brittney taught Intro to Acting for Non-Majors and Applied Collaborative Techniques at Virginia Tech and University of Georgia.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and Communications from Old Dominion University. Brittney’s research efforts are supported by the practices of PaR (Performance as Research).  Her areas of expertise are in Race Performance, Activist Theatre, and youth-based Cultural Enrichment programming.  She has conducted workshops in Solo Performance Development and Race in Performance within the Southeast theatre conference region including Black Theatre Network (BTN), KCACTF Region IV, Georgia Theatre Conference (GTC) and Virginia Theatre Association Conference (VTA). Brittney has created work and performed professionally at Virginia Stage Company, Chrysler Museum of Art, and Hampton University.
Currently, she is workshopping and touring her two solo performance projects, The Intersection: The Sandra Bland Project and Being B.A.D.; each project explores the adverse effects of violence in social media on the personal psyche and how narrative-based storytelling is used as a vessel for social resilience and redemption. These projects are called Drama to Drama: From the Headlines to the Stage. Specific topics explored, but not limited to, are Racial Injustice, Gender Equality, Domestic Violence Awareness, and Diversity/ Inclusion.
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