Meet the Program Directors
Assistant Professor Gigi Jennewein has taught and directed productions at DePauw University for 25 years. She also maintains a career in the Indianapolis theatre market teaching at Indianapolis Repertory Theatre and acting and directing at the Phoenix Theatre. Her résumé also includes Theatre Founder (Dionysus & Co, Sewanee, TN), Theatre Program Director at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Instructor at Indiana State University, Chair of the Theatre Department at the Patel Conservatory/Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, as well as, Coordinator of Arts Publicity & Marketing and Associate Director of Community Service and Outreach at DePauw. Jennewein’s interests have always included doing theatre for community enhancement. Most recently she directed The Duchess of Stringtown - a play written by two incarcerated women at the Indiana Women’s Prison - both inside the prison with inmates and outside the prison with professional actors.
Susan Anthony received her M.A. from Binghamton University in 1990 and her Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Maryland in 1997, where she also directed a living-learning program called "Scholars in the Arts." At DePauw, she teaches Theatre History, Acting, Gender and Theatre, Theatre, Culture, and Society, and Communication courses. She is the author of Gothic Plays and American Society as well as several journal articles that explore 18th and 19th century drama and the careers of women on the stage in the Early Republic.