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Career and Scholarship

Eastern Nazarene College 

Theatre for Social Justice major chair, Curriculum Design and Development for TFSJ major, advises and teaches students in 4:4 schedule, Artistic Director, Coordinator of Community Engagement Projects, Oversees and designs space Renovations

South Shore School of Theatre

Founding and Executive Director, Teach and Direct children ages seven to adult, Manages teachers and staff with School Director, Company produces five productions per year, Award Winner for Arts Leadership on the South Shore


REsearch and Scholarship

PhD from Tufts University (grad. May 2021) in Theatre and Performance Studies, regular contributor to HowlRound Theatre Commons, professional affiliations with Association for Theatre in Higher Education, American Association for Theatre Educators, and Quincy Arts Council, presentations at Northwestern University, Villanova University, Tufts University, Eastern Nazarene College


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Theatre for Social Justice and Comm Arts at ENC

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Theatre for Social Justice was designed and implemented at Eastern Nazarene College in 2017 by Tara Brooke Watkins as a way to blend the college's mission of social justice with theatre development. Students engage in a curriculum that focuses on applied theatre skills, production, and foundational theatre knowledge and dramas. They double major and create experimental productions their junior and senior years that address social justice issues through the lens of their second major. Students also work on a community engagement project which culminates in a devised theatre production for the main stage. 

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