Guest Artist, University of Northern Colorado
Dr. Rand Harmon, Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, is a theatre director, producer, educator, and a creative entrepreneur. Rand Harmon holds a PhD in Theatre Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing from The University of Texas at Austin. For the Theatre Studies program, Dr. Harmon teaches courses in Directing, Play Analysis and Dramatic Literature, Acting, Theatre Management/Theatre Entrepreneurship, and Arts Entrepreneurship for students from all disciplines in the College of Performing and Visual Arts, as well as mentoring aspiring student directors, producers and managers.
Dr. Harmon’s doctoral dissertation, “Site-based Theatre of 21stCentury Great Britain: Conceptualizing Audience Experience,” identifies and investigates conceptual methods employed by seven leading creators of noted site-based theatre works in England, Scotland and Wales over the past twenty years. He is the co-editor of a special section of essays on site-based theatre in the upcoming 2019 edition of Theatre History Journal. His article “Hamlet on Alcatraz: A Journey Into the Power of Sacred Space” was featured in the Winter 2013 issue of Ecumenica Journal. Dr. Harmon’s review, “Red Earth’s CHALK: Exploring Heritage and Myth through Ritual Performance of Place” was featured in Unstructured.5 Extra, a British on-line Art journal. He co-authored a one-act play with his wife Barb Harmon, “InterLifeChangeCycle (a play for site-specific performance)”, published in the 2010 issue of Palimpsest; A Creative Journal of the Humanities.