Dr. Teresa Ter Haar
Theatre Arts Professor/Dean for Curriculum and Instruction
Phone: (712) 722-6207
Ph.D., Theatre Pedagogy and Performance Studies, Bowling Green State University
M.A., Theatre, Bowling Green State University
B.A., Calvin College
In my time as a college professor I have taught at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Trinity Christian College, in Chicago, Illinois. At Dordt, I teach courses for the Theatre Arts Department, Education Department, and Core Program. I direct productions on the mainstage and serve as Chair of the Theatre Arts Department. In addition, I serve as the Area Leader for the Art, Music, and Theatre Arts Departments.
I graduated from Calvin College with an Education degree - emphasizing in Fine Arts. My long-term interest in Theatre Pedagogy, Educational Theatre, and directing Theatre for Youth stems from this formative time at Calvin. I continue to work in this area of specialization by teaching an Educational Theatre/Creative Drama course and teaching summer drama camps for the Sioux Center Arts Council. My research interests also include "a theatre of the cross," theatre practitioners as "prophets," and theatre pedagogy best practices.
Educational Theatre for the Classroom and Beyond
Theatre History I and II
Performance Studies and Voice
Communication and Culture
The Ash Girl (co-directed with senior Jessica McCarty in Spring 2014) by Timberlake Wertenbaker
The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht