Robyn Pursley

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Dr Robyn Pursley

mageern@nsuok.edu

  • Assistant Dean/Assoc Prof
    Theatre

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    University Playhouse 103
    (918) 444-2793

Bio

Originally from Catoosa, OK, Dr. Pursley has been teaching Drama at NSU since 2003. She teaches, directs, and designs for productions in the drama program and also serves as the Artistic Director for the River City Players shows during the summer season. She also serves as an Assistant Dean in the College of Liberal Arts, focusing on the areas of recruitment, promotion, facilities, and students.

Education:

  • EDD,Higher Education and Leadership,University of Arkansas,,2011
  • MA,Theatre,Oklahoma State University,Cum laude,2003
  • BA,Theatre,Northeastern State University,Magna cum laude,2000
The impact of drama on children and the educational process.
The importance of arts education.
Drama as a therapeutic tool/technique.
The experiences of arts students in various levels of education
Stage Directing, Acting, Costume Design, Props Design, Children's Theatre, Drama in the Classroom, Theatre Makeup, Theatre Management.

Performances:

  • September 2018 - September 2018, Theatre - Direct play, NSU Drama (Tahlequah)
    NSU Drama
  • March 2019 - March 2019, Theatre - Perform, NSU Drama (Tahlequah)
    NSU Drama
  • - July 2019, Theatre - Perform, Studio Center (Oklahoma City, OK, USA)
    Studio Center
  • April 2019 - April 2019, Theatre - Musical staging, NSU Music Vocal Studios (Tahlequah)
    NSU Music Vocal Studios
  • April 2017 - April 2017, Theatre - Perform, NSU Drama - New Works Play Festival (Tahlequah)
    NSU Drama - New Works Play Festival
  • January 2019 - February 2019, Theatre - Direct play, NSU Drama (Tahlequah)
    NSU Drama
  • September 2015 - September 2015, Theatre - Write play, NSU Drama (Tahlequah)
    NSU Drama
  • April 2016 - April 2016, Theatre - Perform, NSU Drama - NxNSU Festival (Tahlequah)
    NSU Drama - NxNSU Festival
  • February 2017 - February 2017, Theatre - Direct play, NSU Drama (Tahlequah)
    NSU Drama
  • May 2017 - August 2017, Theatre - Design costumes, River City Players (Tahlequah)
    River City Players

Intellectual Content:

  • An Exploration of Collegiate Experiences of Theatre Students in a Regional University (Cited Research), Discovery, Published, ,

Presentations:

  • A Collaborative Production Design for Jones And Schmidts The Fantasticks - Oklahoma Research Day - Tahlequah, Oklahoma - March 2015
  • Black Comedy: Designing for a Theatrical Farce Set in the 1960s - Oklahoma Research Day - Edmond, Oklahoma - March 2013
  • Creating Children's Theatre Through Improvisation - Oklahoma Thespian Festival - Tulsa Community College - February 2017
  • Performing Theatre for Children - Arkansas Thespian Festival - Russellville, AK - February 2015
  • Developing a historically-based production design for an original Native American musical - Oklahoma Research Day - Edmond, Oklahoma - March 2014
  • Using Drama to Address Societal Issues - Renewing Our Purpose: Empowering Communities Through Civic Engagement - Norman, Oklahoma - September 2013
  • Student Design Panel - Faces of Activism: In the Classroom and Beyond - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma - September 2015
  • Improvisation and Ensemble Building - - Ada, Oklahoma - September 2017

Courses Taught:

  • CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE - DRAM 4993 - Fall 2017
  • UNIVERSITY STRATEGIES - UNIV 1003 - Fall 2017
  • INTRO TO DRAMA I - DRAM 2003 - Fall 2017
  • THEATRE APPRECIATION - DRAM 2763 - Fall 2017
  • SUMMER THEATRE - DRAM 4104 - Summer 2017
  • PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER - DRAM 4803 - Summer 2017
  • CHILDREN'S THEATRE - THTR 4763 - Fall 2016
  • ARTS MANAGEMENT - THTR 4003 - Fall 2016