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Assistant Professor

Eve Muson is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she teaches acting, directing and other performance courses. She is a professional stage director and theatre educator, and her particular research interests include collaborative playmaking, the development and production of new works, the adaptation of mythological and archetypal stories in contemporary settings, and theatre for young audiences. From 1991-2007, she was an Assistant Professor at Boston University’s School of Theatre, where she taught courses in acting, collaborative playmaking, directing, and dramatic literature. At Olney Theatre Center (Maryland,) she directed professional main stage productions of Venus (Suzan-Lori Parks), the musicals Godspell, Big River, and Peter Pan, and her own plays Cinderella and Her Sisters and Pearls From Salt, an adaptation of folk tales about girls entering womanhood. At university, she has directed dozens of plays including Metamorphoses (Zimmerman), The Frog Prince (Mamet), The Cripple of Inishmaan (McDonough), Arcadia (Stoppard), Slavs!(Kushner), The Trojan Women (Kenneally, after Euripides), The Lower Depths (Gorki), Two Shakespearean Actors(Richard Nelson), On the Razzle (Stoppard), The Three Sisters (Chekhov), and Orpheus Descending(Williams). As writer/director, she has led collaborations of many ensemble-created works for projects including The Other Side (based on students' autobiographical material,) James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, J.D. Salinger's Just Before the War with the Eskimos, and How Do I Keep From Singing (based on the life of a student with a traumatic brain injury.) She has also directed new plays at Boston Playwrights Theatre, dozens of original plays for young audiences at American Stage Festival (New Hampshire,) and Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Craig Lucas' Blue Window.) She was twice cited for Outstanding Direction by the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival for her work on two new plays, Un Tango En La Noche and a musical version of Jack London's Call of the Wild. In 2007-2009, Eve held the position of Director of the Olney Theatre Institute, the educational and community outreach arm of Olney Theatre Center. She served as Assistant Director for Performance at Boston University's School of Theatre Arts from 1990-2002. She was Artistic Director of American Stage Festival's Young Company from 1986-1989.

B.A. Production, Boston University
M.F.A. Directing, Boston University

Contact: ebmuson@umbc.edu