Theatre & Dance
Mollenkamp, Dr. Julie Rae
Classes Regularly Taught
- Literature and History of the Theatre I & II
- Theatre Management
- Introduction to Graduate Studies
- Advanced Directing
- Period Acting Styles
- Discovering Theatre
- Methods in Teaching Speech and Theatre
- Oral Interpretation
- Valuing Differences
Doc J serves as the BSE Advisor and Graduate Coordinator in theatre. In addition, she is the sponsor of the Richard Herman Black Box Theatre Program and Players Student Organization. She enjoys teaching, directing, acting and researching.
Creative and Scholarly Activity
A veteran of more than 50 directing and acting projects, Mollenkamp enjoys working on productions that engage other academic disciplines and spark both personal and political resonances with the audience. Her research interests include theatre pedagogy and history, acting and directing, theatre for social change, feminist theatre, and performance studies. Her most recent publication, a review of the Unicorn Theatre' s production of Bare, a Pop Rock Opera, appeared in the scholarly journal Theatre Topics. She is actively involved in the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (past productions received 40 Meritorious Achievement Awards, an invitation to the Region V Festival and 5 National Accommodations), The National Communication Association Theatre Division (Chair 1999-2001), and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (Vice-President for Membership and Marketing 2006-2008). She is the recipient of the NCA Division of Theatre's Excellence in Teaching and Service Award, The KCACTF Road Warrior Award, and the UCM’s College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award as well as the Excellence in Teaching Award. Her one-woman performance piece, In Conclusive Woman, premiered at the Ryan Repertory Theatre in New York June 2009, and was published in Best American Short Plays 2006-2007. She and her husband, Daniel, own Smashing Frames, a film and theatre production company which focuses on new voices and the synergy of talented artists working in a variety of media. You can learn more about her work at http://julieraepratt.blogspot.com/.