Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Artemis Preeshl - The Drama Queen

 Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
Loyola university,  New Orleans USA

Artemis Preeshl (Director) holds an M.F.A. in Drama from the University of Arizona and an M.A. in Dance from Ohio State University. She is a Certified Movement Analyst and has directed 35 plays including a commedia dell'arte production of The Merchant of Venice I in New York and the musical, Anything Goes in 2007. She has also directed contemporary plays such as Dancing at Lughnasa, The Purification and The Long Goodbye. Before directing The Fantasticks for the Old Lyric Repertory Company, she was Assistant Director on the new musicals Hangout Rainbow and Madame Bovary. Ms. Preeshl directed and performed with the Blue Collar Babes (Caroline’s Comedy Club). She played the lead in the independent feature film, Rolarz. As the Movement Specialist in the Theatre Arts Department at Utah State University, she directed and choreographed Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale and Peter Maxwell Davies’ opera, Eight Songs for a Mad King with Robert Osborne. Artemis Preeshl Artistic Director studied commedia dell’arte with Antonio Fava and mask making with Donato Sartori in Italy. Professor Preeshl toured nationally with the musical, Gold Rush!, and a bilingual Tartuffe. Her favorite roles include Hermione (The Winter’s Tale), Isabella (Measure for Measure), Viola, Rosalind, Beatrice, Lady M, Ophelia, Juliet, Cleopatra and Cunegonde (Candide). In summer 2007, Professor Preeshl received the Theater Communication Group Future Collaboration grant to work with Albanian Director and Playwright Arben Kumbaro in Albania, a Professional Residency from The Rhodopi International Theater Collective in Bulgaria and the International Actor Fellowship to Shakespeare's Globe in London. She is delighted to join the faculty at Loyola University this year.

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