+ asking the right question at the right time
+ transforming the energy of a space (especially if the energy you're looking for is open, vulnerable, and a bit silly)
+ finding things (that PDF you've been looking for, the perfect home for a script, that piece in the archive)
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
+ Applied Theatre (Boal--Theatre of the Oppressed and Cops in the Head, Story Circles, Undesirable Elements, Playback Theatre, Applied Theatre as Research/ ATR&PaR)
+Intimacy Choreography & Consultation (trauma-informed practice, specializing in queer & trans intimacy)
+ New Play Dramaturgy
+ Literary Management (season selection, script assessment, database management, script cutting)
+ Facilitation & Teaching
+JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion) training and implementation (with a restorative justice focus, intersectional feminist, anti-racist lens)
+ University of Massachusetts - MFA Dramaturgy
+ Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies
+ University of Evansville - BS Theatre Studies
Minor in Russian Studies
Finn Lefevre (they/them pronouns)
I am a theater artist and educator currently serving as the Managing Director of The Performance Project, a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Department of Theater, and as the Co-VP of Freelance for the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).
I have an MFA in Dramaturgy and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from 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 theater, developing and facilitating a trans applied theater troupe for three years, using techniques such as Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, and Undesirable Elements.
In addition to applied theater 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, Science Fiction & Fantasy Theater, and Queer Theater.