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Faculty: Stephanie Sandberg

stephanie sandbergStephanie Sandberg, professor of communication arts and sciences

ssandber@calvin.edu
616-526-6713
DeVos Communication Center 263

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Educational background

  • BA - Westmont College, English and theatre, 1992
  • California Institute for the Arts
  • MA - University of California, Santa Barbara, dramatic art, 1994
  • PhD - University of California, Santa Barbara, dramatic art, 1998

Academic/research interests

  • dramaturgy of new plays
  • adapations of novels into theatrical scripts.
  • directing Shakespeare in newly conceived contemporary productions.
  • the direction of new works for the stage
  • devising theatre for social justice

Selected productions

Seven Passages: The Stories of Gay Christians, (written with a devising team from Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI., 2008.

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, adapted for the stage by Heather Leigh Brown and Stephanie Sandberg, Calvin Theatre Company, Grand Rapids, MI., 2006.

As It Is In Heaven by Arlene Hutton, Dramaturgy for the 78th Street Theatre Lab and New Dramatists, NY, 2001. Toured to Edinburgh Fringe Festival and opened at Calvin College in 2002.

Disciples by András Visky, dramaturgy and direction by Stephanie Sandberg, Calvin Theatre Company and the Institute of Worship, Grand Rapids, MI, 2006.

Elizabeth Rex by Timothy Findley, directed by Stephanie Sandberg, Actors’ Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI, 2006.

Professional affiliations

  • Literary Managers and Dramaturges Association (LMDA)
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • American Society for Theatre Research

Honors and awards

Grand Award, Seven Passages, Actors’ Theatre Company Ensemble, 2008.

Heather MacAllister Award, Triangle Foundation, Seven Passages: The Stories of Gay Christians, Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids, 2008.

Arlin G. Meyer Prize Finalist, Seven Passages: The Stories of Gay Christians, Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids and Calvin College, 2008.

Grand Awards for best director of a college production for Disciples, Edith Stein and Richard III.

Additional information

Read Stephanie Sandberg's statement on faith and scholarship.

Curriculum vitae

Download a copy of Stephanie Sandberg's professional curriculum vitae.