Assistant Professor of Theatre
Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance
Artisia Green is an African American Theatre (AAT) historian and professional director and dramaturge. She is an academic advisor, a William and Mary Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience Faculty Fellow, and Director of the Africana House Living and Learning Community here at the College. She has a total of eight years of collegiate teaching experience and is tenured as an Associate Professor at Chicago State University. Since her appointment began at William and Mary in 2010, she has developed two permanent survey courses in AAT (AATH I: The Early Period through the Civil Rights Movement and AATH II: The Black Arts Movement through The Contemporary Period) and three special topics courses including, Black Drama and Performance of the African Diaspora, Investigating August Wilson, and New B??? Math: Theatre in a Post-Racial Age. She also teaches Introduction to Theatre and Theatre History, 500 BC - 1750. Since her first academic appointment with Morgan State University in Fall 2004, she has directed eight collegiate mainstage productions including In the Blood, Crowns, Yard Gal, Ruined and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and from Spring 2009 – Summer 2013 she will have directed three professional productions with eta Creative Arts Foundation in Chicago, IL including Levee James, The Man Who Saved New Orleans and Hoodoo Love. Artisia’s dramaturgical focus is on new script development. She joined the eta Creative Arts Foundation’s reconstituted team of literary readers assembled to raise the literary standards and underscore the mission work of the institution in 2009 and has continued to serve the organization each year as it discovers and develops new voices for the theatre. Her work as a literary interpreter of new scripts led to dramaturgical assignments on the premiers of “Tearing Down the Walls” by Daniel Beaty in 2010 and “Dowager Daughters of Transcendence” by Cheryl Hall in 2011 (which garnered seven nominations from the Black Theatre Alliance including Best Play (comedy or drama) and Best Writing of a Play (original or adaptation). Artisia is the 2012-2014 Immediate Past President of the Black Theatre Network, a national organization dedicated to the preservation, exploration, and the advancement of theatrical visions of the African Diaspora and coordinator of BTN's annual S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition.