Chaya Gordon-Bland is an Associate Professor of Theatre at USD and the Managing Artistic
Director of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival. Her professional background includes
work as an actor, teaching artist, fight director and director at theatre companies
across the country including the American Shakespeare Center, Kentucky Shakespeare
Festival, American Globe Theatre, Inwood Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival,
and Native Voices at the Autry.
Mask, Movement, Shakespeare, Period Styles, Stage Combat, Mindfullness
Shakespeare, Commedia dell'Arte, Masks in Performance, Stage Combat, Movement Pedagogy,
Cultural Place-making through Performance, Native Theatre
Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for
display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions
of the faculty member or discipline.
- Gordon-Bland, Chaya. Embodying Greek Period Style. In Physical Dramaturgy: Perspectives from the Field, edited by Bowditch, Rachel; Casazza, Jeff; Thornton, Annette, pp. 15-27. London and New York: Routledge, 2018.
- Gordon-Bland, Chaya. Standing on the shoulders of Arlecchino: how variant philosophies regarding the ontology
of Commedia dell'Arte support (or undermine) current pedagogical practices and trends. In Routledge Companion to Commedia dell'Arte, edited by Judith Chaffee and Olly Crick, pp. 2-3. London: Routledge, 2014.
- Gordon-Bland, Chaya. Faculty Practice of Inclusive Excellencce. Edited by Jesus Trevino, p. 5. Vol. October 2013. Vermillion, SD: University of South Dakota Office for Diversity, 2013.
- Person, Sam, Molina, Angie, Willis, Mike, and Gordon-Bland, Chaya. The Relish. In Please note that I am not an author on this publication, but rather then publication
came about as the result of a playwriting workshop offered by the South Dakota Shakespeare
Festival in 2012., 8 pages. Cedar Rapids, IA: Heuer Publishing , 2012.
- Gordon-Bland, Chaya. Chekhov in the House of Atreus: Invoking Michael Chekhov in teaching Greek Period
Style. In ATME News: History, Pedagogy and Process, edited by Diana Moller-Marino & Ezra LeBank, pp. 26-29. Vol. 20, Iss. 2. Association of Theatre Movement Educators, 2012.