Associate Professor of Theatre
Jeff is a theatre educator, director, and historian. He specializes in alternative theatre, historic off-off Broadway, performance theory, directing, curriculum development, and queer studies. At Knox, Jeff teaches theatre history, dramatic literature, and acting. As a director, Jeff's work has been seen on stages at Indiana University, Brighton High Productions, Jordan UHSAA, Brigham Young University, Lehi Civic Theatre, Street Theatre Jab, and most recently at Knox College with productions of The Nether, The Secret in the Wings, Rapture Blister Burn, The CAFFE CINO Project, Next Fall, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Under Construction, Euripides' Medea, and The Serpent.
Jeff’s current scholarship, "Coming Out at the Caffe Cino: Toward a Re/Visioning of Homosexual Stage Representation," intersects social and cultural history with sexual identity theory by examining how gender expression, social oppression, camp perception, and communication codes illuminated the visibility of homosexual characters on stage in the 1960s.