Assistant Professor of Theatre
Jeff is a theatre educator, director, and historian. He specializes in performance theory, historic off-off Broadway, postmodernism, directing, curriculum development, and queer studies. At Knox, Jeff teaches dramatic literature, theatre history, and acting. As a director, Jeff's work has been represented 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 Geoffrey Nauffts' Next Fall, Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Charles Mee's Under Construction, Euripides' Medea, and van Itallie's 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 themes of sexual identity by examining how topics of gender expression, social oppression, communication codes, camp perception, and characteristics of affirmation coalesce around textual bodies of performance that facilitated homosexual diversity on stage in the 1960s.