Christen Mandracchia

Role: 
Teaching Assistant

Christen is a first year doctoral student. Research areas include musical theatre, pop culture, feminist theory, queer theory, national identity, and theatre for social change. She has worked as a director, educator, and lighting designer in the Philadelphia and New York areas for the past seven years.

 

Education/Training

  • MA in Theatre, Villanova University
  • BA in Theatre, Ursinus College

Conference Presentations

  • "A Beauty but a Funny Girl: A Queer Investigation of the Broadwayfication of Disney" at Song Stage and Screen XI, City College at the City University of New York (2016)
  • "A Beauty but a Funny Girl: A Queer Investigation of the Broadwayfication of Disney" at the Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium at Villanova University (2015)
  • "Brechtian Distance, War, Romance, and Redemption: Analyzing the Feminist Spectator's Response to Ruined by Lynn Nottage" at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Research Conference at Villanova University (2014)