Brittany Ginder

Teaching Assistant

Brittany is a 3rd year doctoral student with research interests in the representations of gender and violence in the Renaissance, Georgian, and Victorian eras. Her pet project is looking at the performances of YouTube gamers and table-top role players. When not in the classroom or in the theatre, you can find her playing video games at home with her husband, Alex and her dog, Bowser.


M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy with a focuses in Dramatic Literature and Dramaturgy, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A. in English Language and Literature, Stevenson University

Representative Conference Presentations:

“Bitches in Britches: Transgressive Representations of Gender Fluidity on the 18th Century Stage,” Comparative Drama Conference, 2016

“Impractical Magic: The Gendered Judgement of Shakespeare’s Magicians,” American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Conference, 2015

“Breaking the Stigmas of the Satanic Panic, or How Dungeons and Dragons Can Be Utilized for Good in the Classroom,”    Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, 2015

 “Poisons and Blades: Culturally Accepted Killings in Shakespeare’s Tragedies,” Comparative Drama Conference, 2014

“Interpreting Invisibility: The Iconography of Regan,” Mid Atlantic Theatre Conference: Theatre History Symposium, 2014

Representative Dramaturgy:

The Kids from Amandla Street and Mr. Jose and the Rabbits, Kennedy Center/UMD collaboration, 2016

Baltimore, UMD Big 10 Theatre Consortium, co-dramaturg with Les Gray, 2016

Pride and Prejudice, Center Stage, assistant dramaturg to Faedra Chatard Carpenter, 2015

Good Kids, UMD Big 10 Theatre Consortium, 2015
Wittenberg, Richmond Shakespeare/Henley Street Theatre, 2014