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Lillian Brown is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada! She is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Ripon College. Most of her work involves creating theatrical encounters that conjure a sense of enthusiasm and social responsibility. She received her BA in Theatre from The University of Northern Colorado and MFA in Acting & Devising from The Ohio State University. In addition to being an educator, she is also a solo performing artist, actor, and director. Some of her recent directing credits include: The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe, Everybody by Braden Jacobs-Jenkins, The Great American Trailer Park Musical By Betsy Kelso and David Nehls, and The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthorse. As an actor, some of her favorite theatre credits include Mollie in The Mousetrap, Regine in Mud Row, Siobhan in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mayme in Intimate Apparel, and a Dynamite in Hairspray

In 2021 she wrote a solo performance titled The Oreo Complex which has received a Helen Hayes recommendation and many other positive reviews. It has been one of her greatest joys touring it across the country. The Oreo Complex is autobiographical in nature and tells the story of OREO Girl, a black woman, navigating predominantly white institutions. Through poetry, song, and dance she unravels a variety of topics including representation, stereotypes, assimilation, and microaggressions. 

Current Postion 

Assistant Professor of
Theatre Performance



Ripon College 


The Ohio State University 


The University of Northern Colorado 

Duties include directing mainstage productions, building course curriculum, preparing course syllabi, mentoring students, presenting lectures, facilitating class discussion, grading, participating in university committees.

MFA; Emphasis on Acting and Devising           

BA; Emphasis on Acting 

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