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: 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 regional credits include: 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 called The Oreo Complex which was rated 5 stars by DC Theatre Arts and awarded the Fringe Meister Award at the St. Louis Fringe Festival. It has been one of her greatest joys to tour 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.
She is also developing a play called Secret Chat which is set in an interactive chat room where the audience gets to anonymously participate in the performance. Secret Chat provocatively incites conversations about gender roles, relationships, and power dynamics in a world where people rediscover what it means to love.
Assistant Professor of
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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