Dr. D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson is the Director of the African Community Theatre, the Artistic Director of the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble, and an Assistant Professor of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, USA. She directs academic theatre and teaches courses in African Theatre, Caribbean Theatre, African American Theatre, and a Practicum in African Theatre Arts. She has worked across various disciplines in the visual arts and theatre practice. Her theatre research includes performing blackness, racialized identities, digital media, and theatre pedagogy. Dr. Forbes-Erickson received a PhD in Theatre: Performance as Public Practice, and a Doctoral Portfolio in African and African American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
PhD in Theatre: Performance as Public Practice, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, 2013; , Doctoral Portfolio, African and African American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, 2013; , MA in Theatre, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, 2006; , BA (Hons) in Theatre Design, University of the Arts, London - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, England, 1999; , Dip. in Sculpture, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica, 1990.
new media and technology, Practice as Research, performing blackness, racialized identities