Brittany Ginder

Teaching Assistant

Brittany is a 4th year doctoral student with research interests in the representations of gender and violence in the Renaissance, Georgian, and Victorian eras. Her dissertation works to create a history of travesty performance on the 18th century English stage. When not in the classroom or in the theatre, her pet project involves analyzing the cultural performances of YouTube gamers and table-top role players.


M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy with a focus 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