JONES, MEGAN SANBORN

    Name:  Megan Sanborn Jones

    Title:  Associate Chair, Associate Professor

    Email:  msjones@byu.edu

    Division:  Theatre Arts Studies

    Office:  F-366 HFAC

    Phone:  (801) 422-1321

    Profile: Megan Sanborn Jones is a full professor of theatre at Brigham Young University.  She is an associate chair of the department, where her responsibilities include serving as the Artistic Director of BYU Theatre.  She is also a BYU Women’s Studies affiliate faculty member. She received her PhD in Theatre Historiography from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Megan’s work has been published in Theatre Journal, Theatre History StudiesTheatre Topics, and Ecumenica. Her first book, Performing American Identity in Anti-Mormon Melodrama from Routledge Press won the Mormon History Association Smith-Pettit Best First Book Award (2010). Recent work includes a chapter on “Mormons and Melodrama” in Mormons and American Popular Culture (Clio-ABC Publishers) and an essay on the Mormon Sesquicentennial Spectacular in “By Our Rites of Worship”: Perspectives on Latter-day Saint Ritual (BYU RSC Press). Her second book, Seeking After Our Dead: Resurrecting the Past in Contemporary Mormon Pageantry is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press. Megan is active in the American Society of Theatre Researchers (ASTR), the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) and the Mormon History Association (MHA), as well as serving as the book review editor of Theatre Topics. Megan is also a director/choreographer whose credits at BYU include Crazy for You, Arabian Nights, Young Company’s Twelfth Night, Princess Academy, Travesties.  Next year she will direct and choreograph the new musical Single Wide. 

    Education

    BA, Theatre Arts, BYU, 1995; MA Theatre Arts, Directing emphasis, BYU, 1997; PhD, Theatre Historiography, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, 2004.

    Courses Taught

      • TMA 115 Introduction to Performance Studies
      • TMA 201-202 Theatre History
      • TMA 395-396 Dramatic Literature
      • TMA 401 Contemporary Performance Practices
      • TMA 602 Theatre History/Theory 3
      • TMA 690 Introduction to Graduate Studies

     

    Curriculum Vitae

    Megan Sanborn Jones CV

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