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Courtney Mohler

Assistant Professor - Theatre Butler Theatre - JCA
Courtney Mohler

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  • from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
  • from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
  • from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM


Lilly Hall 153

Courtney Elkin Mohler joins the faculty of the TheatreDepartment in Fall 2017 as an Assistant Professor, where she will teach Theatre History, Performance Studies and Dramatic Literature courses.  Mohler holds a Ph.D. in Critical Studies in Theater from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also earned her B.A. in Theater with emphases in Acting and Critical Studies.

Due to her lifelong obsession for making theater, she has acted in, directed and served as a dramaturge for over forty productions on the professional and collegiate stage. Some recent directing credits include the pre-premiere of Larissa Fasthorse’s “What WouldCrazy Horse Do?” at Santa Clara University’s Fess Parker Theatre, Goodness (Fess – SCU), Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter (California State University,Dominguez Hills), The Last Judgment & Laundry and Lies (Alliance RepertoryCompany), and the original play Sunshine (UCLA Summer Acting and PerformanceInstitute). Bridging her research and artistic interests, she has works closely with the professional Native American theatre company Native Voices at the Autry.

Specializing in Native American and Chicana/o/x Theater, Critica lRace Theory and Historiography and Mohler has contributed a chapter to American Indian Performing Arts: Critical Directions and wrote the essay on American Indian Theatre and Performance in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Indian Issues Today.  She has also published articles and reviews in the peer-reviewed journals Theatre Topics, Modern Drama, Ecumenica, Platform,Theatre Research International, Latin American Theatre Review and Text and Presentation and is currently working on a Critical Companion to Native American and First Nations Theatre for Bloomsbury-Methuen press. When she's not teaching, writing or in the theatre, she is running after her highly theatrical daughters, Violet and Alice.