Position:

Assistant Professor
Programme of English Language and Literature Studies

Office: T2-601-R12
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                  ELLS Dr. Sadie Chandler 
      
Academic & Professional Qualifications

• Ph.D. Theatre (University of Missouri)
• M.A. Theatre (Washington State University)
• B.A. Theatre (Central Methodist University)

Academic Interests

• Feminist Theory
• Performance Studies
• Dramatic Literature
• Devised Performance
• Cultural Studies

Selected Research Project / Grants

Selected Creative Works: As an artist scholar, much of  my work is related to creative endeavors

Director

  • 2019, Anon(ymous). By Naomi Iizuka, directed by Sadie Chandler, United International College, ELLS, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.
  • 2018, Trojan Women. By Eurpidies, directed by Sadie Chandler, United International College, ELLS, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.
  • 2014, SCARS: An Educational Journey. Adapted and directed by Sadie Chandler, Hainan College of Foreign Studies, Wenchang, Hainan, China.
  • 2012, A Visit from St. Nicholas. By Clement Clarke Moore, directed by Sadie Chandler, Hainan College of Foreign Studies, Wenchang, Hainan, China.
  • 2008-2012, Word Hammer: A Writing and Performance Troupe. Directed by Sadie Chandler, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • 2007, Narrative Performances for When Love Hurts: Awareness of “Domestic Violence” on Campus. Co-directed by Jill Taft-Kaufman and Sadie Chandler, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • 2005, Commni-K. By Marlys Johnson, directed by Sadie Chandler, Mizzou New Play Series, Columbia, Missouri.
  • 2005, Commni-K. By Marlys Johnson, directed by Sadie Chandler, New Work One-Act Festival Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region V, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 2004, Zoo Story. By Edward Albee, directed by Sadie Chandler, Rhynsburger Theatre, Columbia, Missouri.
  • 2001, Selections of Four Saints in Three Acts. By Gertrude Stein, adapted and directed by Sadie Chandler, Corner Playhouse, Columbia, Missouri.
  • 1999, Coole Tea: The Adapted Journals of Lady Gregory. Adapted and directed by Sadie Chandler, Daggy Theatre, Pullman, Washington.
  • 1997, I Rise in Flame, Cried the Phoenix. By Tennessee Williams, directed by Sadie Chandler, The Little Theatre, Fayette, Missouri.

Solo Performance & Actor in New Work Development

  • 2005, My Story. Written, performed, and directed by Sadie Chandler, Voices Made Flesh, Corner Playhouse, Columbia, Missouri.
  • 2005, The Fool’s Journey. By Lynn Miller, adapted by M. Heather Carver, directed by Suzanne Burgoyne, performed Edith Wharton, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region V, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 2004, The Fool’s Journey. By Lynn Miller, adapted by M. Heather Carver, directed by Suzanne Burgoyne, performed Edith Wharton, University Theatre, Columbia, Missouri.
  • 2004, My Baggage. Written, performed, and directed by Sadie Chandler, Life and Literature Series, Corner Playhouse, Columbia, Missouri,
  • 2003, Survival Dance. By Kate Berneking Kogut, directed by Suzanne Burgoyne, performed Jill, York Theatre, New York City, New York.
  • 2003, Survival Dance. By Kate Berneking Kogut, directed by Suzanne Burgoyne, performed Jill, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region V, Iowa.
  • 2002, Survival Dance. By Kate Berneking Kogut, directed by Suzanne Burgoyne, performed Jill, University Theatre, Columbia, Missouri.
  • 2002, Grief Work. Written and directed by Sadie Chandler, Life and Literature Series, Corner Playhouse, Columbia, Missouri.

Dramaturgy

  • 2012, The Unsaid. Adapted by Richard Bronson and Sadie Chandler, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • 2012, Three Musketeers. By Alexandre Dumas and adapted by Chris Krause, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • 2010, Truth Covered Lies. By Aaron Wineman, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • 2007, Songs for a New World. By Jason Robert Brown, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • 2006, Nickel and Dimed. Adapted by Joan Holden, based on the novel, Nickel and Dimed, on (not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich, University Theatre, Columbia, Missouri.
Program Development and Artistic Residencies
  • 2014, Program Designer, English Corner: SiYuan Schools, Yanai Foundation, Hainan, China. Created and conducted workshops using creative writing and performance techniques. Worked with ten Chinese elementary schools in order to promote language learning and cross-cultural understanding
  • 2012-2014, English Speaker Director, Oral English Competition Hainan College of Foreign Studies, Wenchang, Hainan, China. Developed performative bi-weekly workshops for students in the English Language Speaking Program. Trained students to overcome performance anxiety, correct pronunciation, and develop critical thinking skills in order to participate in regional and national competitions In 2013, students obtained the top four spots in the regional competition, and one student won the Grand Prize at the National Chinese Competition. Student success continued in 2014, with students placing in top three positions in Hainan, as well as National1st Prize.
  • 2008-2012, Artistic Director and Faculty Advisor, Word Hammer: A Writing and Performance Troupe Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Created and led weekly workshops to develop students’ skills in creative writing and performance. Students from across academic disciplines came together to write and perform at local, regional, and national levels. After only three years of existence, Word Hammer members placed 13th in the National Competition in 2011.
  • 2003-2006, Founding Member and Performer, Troubling Violence Performance Project, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Worked with Drs. Elaine Lawless and M. Heather Carver to create performance programing which raised social awareness concerning domestic and sexual violence. Used ethnographic methods to chronicle narratives of survivors. After gathering research, the troupe performed narratives in over 100 local, regional and national venues.
  • 2004-2005, Program Developer, Teaching and Learning Multicultural Theatrical Project University of Missouri-Columbia in conjunction with the Carnegie Foundation, Columbia, Missouri. Created workshops to educate students and faculty about issues of diversity. Taught techniques to establish a multicultural learning environment.
  • 2004, Program Designer, Workshop on Diversity,Unitarian Universalist, Columbia, Missouri. Used applied drama techniques to create a workshop to facilitate communication in order for participants to explore issues of race, class, gender, and nationality.
  • 2004, Workshop Leader, Multicultural Workshop, Graduate Psychology Seminar, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Used applied drama techniques to create a workshop to facilitate communication in order for participants to explore issues of race, class, gender, and nationality.
  • 2003, Program Designer, Changing Prisms, Girls Town, Rolla, Missouri. Developed narrative writing seminars about identity. During two-day, task-oriented workshop that provided at-risk-young-women of Girls Town an opportunity to focus on building self-confidence and goal setting.
  • 2004, Director, Master Class with Edward Albee, Rhynsburger Theatre, Columbia, Missouri. Conducted a Master class with Edward Albee, wherein we discussed the relationships between director, actors, and playwright.
  • 2003, Program Designer, Multicultural Workshop, Graduate Psychology Seminar, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Used applied drama techniques to create a workshop to facilitate communication in order for participants to explore issues of race, class, gender, and nationality.
  • January 2003-May 2003, Resident Artist, Lee School Columbia, Missouri. Created weekly workshops using creative writing and devised drama techniques to encourage creative and critical thinking skills in elementary students. Students explored topics in imagery, metaphor, and theme.
  • February-March 2003 Resident Artist, Using Drama in the Elementary Classroom, Central Methodist University, Fayette, Missouri. Discussed drama pedagogy with Education Majors to aid in elementary student learning. Developed curricula for teachers to incorporate dramatic literature and performance into future classrooms.
  • June-July 2001, Resident Artist, Journey Through the Arts, Field School, Columbia, Missouri. Created bi-weekly workshops with elementary students using creative writing and devised theatre techniques to encourage creative and critical thinking skills. Students explored topics in imagery, metaphor, and theme.
  •  January-March 2001, Resident Artist, Using Drama in the Elementary Classroom, Central Methodist University, Fayette, Missouri. Discussed drama pedagogy with Education Majors to aid in elementary student learning. Developed curricula for teachers to incorporate dramatic literature and performance into future classrooms.
Publications
  • Chandler, Sadie. Educate: A Performative Ethnographic Case Study (in process)
  • 2010, Contributed research to Lawless, Elaine and M. Heather Carver. Troubling Violence a Performance Project, University Press Mississippi.
  • 2003, Chandler, Sadie, Jean Dickinson, Gennie Pfannenstiel, and C. Whitney. “Journeying Through the Arts into the Harlem Renaissance.” Language Arts: National Council of Teachers of English, vol. 80, no. 5, pp. 345-352.
Conference Papers & Presentations
  • 2010, Taft-Kaufman, Jill. “The Waiting Room.” Central Michigan University Communications Conference, Mt Pleasant, Michigan. Panelist.
  • 2008, “Honoring Lynn Miller.” National Communication Association, San Diego, California. Panelist.
  • 2008, Chandler, Sadie. “Reflecting Activism: Performances of the Self, Other, and Adapted.” Central States Communication Association, Madison, Wisconsin. Paper.
  • 2008, “Finding Space and Voice: Creating and Performing Social Activist Theatre.” Central States Communication Association, Madison, Wisconsin. Chair.
  • 2008,“Why Wild West.” Central States Communication Association,Madison, Wisconsin. Respondent.
  • 2007, Chandler, Sadie. “Resisting Silence: Social Responsibility in Solo Performance.” Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paper.
  • 2006, Chandler, Sadie. “Politics or Politeness: Debating in the Liminal Space.” National Communication Association,San Antonio, Texas. Paper.
  • 2006, “Diamonds in the Field: Textual Gems in Performance Studies.” Central States Communication Association, Indianapolis, Indiana. Panelist.
  • 2006, Chandler, Sadie. “Telling Secrets on Stage: Familial and Cultural Politics of Performance.” Central States Communication Association, Indianapolis, Indiana. Paper.
  • 2005, Chandler, Sadie. “Telling Stories of Violence.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Media in Transition Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. Paper.
  • 2005, Chandler, Sadie. “Troubling Violence Performance Project.” Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, Missouri. Panelist.
  • 2005, Chandler, Sadie. “Directing the Personal Narrative Performer.” Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, Missouri. Paper.
  • 2005, “The Fool’s Journey into Chamber Theatre a Roundtable Discussion.” Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, Missouri. Panelist.
  • 2004, Chandler, Sadie. “Autoethnography: The First Year, Collecting the Story.” Oral History Conference, Portland, Oregon. Paper.
  • 2004, Chandler, Sadie. “Grief Work.” Central States Communication Association, Cleveland, Ohio. Panelist.
  • 2004, Chandler, Sadie. “Troubling Violence Performance Project.” International Conference on Women's Gender Studies, Kansas City, Missouri. Panelist.
  • 2003, Chandler, Sadie. “Troubling Violence Performance Project.” Missouri Folklore Society, Kirksville, Missouri. Panelist.
  • 2003, Chandler, Sadie. “Troubling Violence Performance Project.” American Folklore Society Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Panelist.
Courses Taught

DRAMA COURSES

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Dramatic Words: Theatre and Performance
  • Educational Drama
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Introduction to Western Drama
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Solo Performance & Writing
  • Writing for Performance

LITERATURE COURSES

  • Adaptation of Literature for Film
  • Adaptation of Literature for Theatre
  • Cultural Studies Seminar
  • Dramatic Literature
  • History of American Literature
  • Interpretative Readings: Prose, Poetry, & Drama
  • Performance of Poetry (graduate level)
  • Seminar in Dramatic Literature and Theatre History
  • Short Stories

ACADEMIC WRITING COURSES

  • Advanced Academic Writing
  • Fundamentals of Writing
  • Research Theory & Methodology (graduate level)
  • Thesis Writing (native and non-native English learners)

COMMUNICATION COURSES

  • Advanced Voice: Pronunciation & Articulation
  • Communication Skills III: Public Speaking
  • Language, Media, and Culture
  • Listening Skills
  • Speaking Skills