Kristi Good - PhD Candidate
MA - Villanova University, Dramaturgy
BA - Kutztown University, Theatre & Classical Voice
Kristi Good is poised to defend her dissertation and hails from Philadelphia, where she earned her MA in Theatre from Villanova University. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Kristi worked as a professional actor and dramaturg and served as Artistic Director of Vanity House Theatre, which she co-founded in 2006. Previous acting credits include Agave in Sparagmos, King of Hearts in Alice, Aphrodite in Metamorphoses, Elizabeth in Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Ariel in The Tempest, and Meg Pearse in Prayers of Sherkin. Favorite dramaturgy credits include Ionesco's The Chairs, Chekhov's Three Sisters , and the Mmmmm Brains! Zombie Play Festival. Research areas of interest include Irish playwright Sebastian Barry, cognitive science, and performance pedagogy.
"Employing Cognitive Techniques in Educational Theatre." Presented at Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Orlando, FL, August 2, 2013.
"'Flames Everywhere Unexpected'": Misunderstanding Barry's Hinterland. Presented at American Conference for Irish Studies, Chicago, IL, April 13, 2013
“Marilyn Monroe: Soldier in Greasepaint.” Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 3, 2012.
“’Ask your mama’: Collective Memory and Storytelling in McCraney’s San Pere.” Presented at the American Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Washington, DC. August 3, 2012.
“’Halfway through the journey’: Intertextuality and Collective Memory in McCraney’s Brother/Sister Plays.” Presented at the American Theatre and Drama Society Conference, Seville, Spain. May 28, 2012.
“Dramatic Surrogation and Commemoration in Sebastian Barry’s ‘Ghost Plays.’” Presented at the American Conference for Irish Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana. March 16, 2012.
“Fact, Cruelty, and Memory: Representations of Bloody Sunday." Presented at the American Conference for Irish Studies, Madison, Wisconsin. April 2, 2011.
“Hybrid Products of Conquest: Origins of a Mexican Performance Identity." Presented at the Middle Atlantic Conference for Latin America Studies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. March 18, 2011.
“As You Like ‘It’: A Cognitive Approach to Audience Perception of the Androgynous Elizabethan Boy Actor.“ Presented at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education. Los Angeles, CA. August 15, 2010.