+ University of Massachusetts - MFA Dramaturgy
+ Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies
+ University of Evansville - BS Theatre Studies
Minor in Russian Studies
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
+ Applied Theatre (Boal--Theatre of the Oppressed and Cops in the Head, Story Circles, Undesirable Elements, Playback Theatre)
+ New Play Dramaturgy
+ Literary Management (season selection, script assessment, database management, script cutting)
+ Facilitation & Teaching
+ Bodywork (Intimacy choreography, Reiki, somatic experiencing)
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
+ Dissertation Research Award - UMASS 2017
+ Arts Council Project Grants - UMASS 2014, 2015, 2017
+ Diversity Scholarship Award - UMASS 2014-15
+ New Play Dramaturgy Award - KCACTF 2012
Finn Lefevre (they/them pronouns)
I am a theatre artist and educator currently serving as a visiting lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Department of Theater.
I have an MFA in Dramaturgy and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from the UMass- Amherst. Before grad school, I spent three years developing a small non-profit organization focused on the wellness of transgender individuals through peer support groups, public education, and workshops. While in grad school, I combined my interests of social justice and applied theatre, developing and facilitating a trans applied theatre troupe for three years, using techniques such as Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, and Undesirable Elements.
In addition to applied theatre work, I have also worked as a script reader, a production dramaturg, and as a teacher--most recently teaching courses such as Contemporary Playwrights of Color, Play Analysis for Production, and Queering Performance. When I'm not working, I enjoy woodworking, gardening, crafting, and spending time with my two silly pups.