Andrea Gunoe

  • PhD Student

Andrea Gunoe has a BA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Directing and an MA in Theatre History from Brigham Young University. Andrea is a practitioner, scholar, critic, and teacher.

As a Director/Choreographer, Andrea specializes in movement-based theatre. She applies physical techniques to devised (Madness Lies: The Lear Project, The Cleverest Thief, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey) and classic works (Romeo and Juliet, Comedy of Errors, The Visit, The Verge). She has taught workshops in physical theatre for the Utah Theatre Association, Brigham Young University, and Scera Center for the Arts. She also works as a dramaturg, having been a pioneer for Dance Dramaturgy in the Salt Lake/Utah Valley area, by working with Brown Rice Productions and Salt Lake City’s Repertory Dance Theatre.

As a scholar Andrea looks at the performance of violence, war, the military and how the body performs trauma on stage. She also researches the performative aspects of the soldier and military life. Her master’s thesis was titled, “The Physical Theatre of War: Language, Memory, and Gender in Black Watch and War Horse.” She has presented at ATHE and UTA. Andrea has been an instructor at BYU and at The University of Pittsburgh. She has taught Introduction to performance, Dramatic Structure and Theory, Contemporary Performance, Advanced Directing and has assisted in Theatre and Collaboration, Theatre History, and Intro to Directing. Andrea is also a contributor to the Utah Theatre Bloggers Association and has written many reviews on its behalf. 

Research Interest Summary

Trauma and Violence in Performance

Education & Training

  • MA, Theatre History, Brigham Young University
  • BA, Theatre Arts, Brigham Young University