Emily Rollie  |  Breakout Session

Session: Take Time to Breathe: Yoga & Mindfulness for Theatre Artists – A Discussion & Practice

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About Emily

A dedicated artist-scholar and freelance director, Emily Rollie is an assistant professor at Central Washington University, where she teaches theatre pedagogy, dramatic literature, theatre history, directing, acting, and yoga. Her primary research areas are directing, feminist theory and performance, Canadian theatre, and the relationship between mindfulness, yoga, and creativity. Her scholarly work has been published in Canadian Theatre Review, Theatre Annual, Theatre Survey, and several edited anthologies, including an essay on directing feminist solo performers in About Directing and another on teaching improv to business students in the forthcoming New Directions in Teaching Theatre Arts. In addition to her scholarly endeavors, Emily also is a freelance theatre director and an associate member of the SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society), for which she also serves as the associate book review editor of the SDC Journal Peer-Reviewed Section. Emily is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and maintains a regular home practice in the Ashtanga yoga method. She teaches a variety of yoga classes in several local studios as well as travels around the country leading workshops on yoga and creativity for artists.