Greta Gebhard (MA/PhD)
Greta Gebhard is a MA/PhD student who holds dual Bachelors degrees in Theatre Arts (BA) and German Studies (BS) from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. She loves exploring new forms of theatrical expression and community connection, most recently in the areas of dramaturgy, directing, playwriting, and performance studies. Greta has worked as a dramaturg on many productions including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Mary Stuart, and Glorious and focuses on finding new ways of connecting the audience to the performance. In her directing work, Greta has explored a combination of approaches and styles, most recently in Blue Stockings, which combined performance art and traditional performance practices. Her play, Hostage Crisis, was selected as part of a full semester new play development workshop, winning the Best Concept for a Full-length Play award from the Mayhew Humanities Contest. Greta’s primary research looks at the translation and performance of German theatre and its interactions with modern production companies and audiences. She is especially interested in German theatrical practices of the post-war eras of the 1930s and the 1950s.