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Assistant Professor, Theater: Contemporary Performance
Core Faculty


MFA in Theater - Contemporary Performance


MFA, Theater, Brandeis University
BA, Writing & Poetics, Naropa University

Areas of Specialization:

  • Roy Hart Voice Work
  • Solo musical theatre

Ethelyn joined the faculty of Naropa University in 1994. She teaches Roy Hart Voice Work for both MFA & BFA Performance programs. An actor, singer, writer, and teacher, she began her training as an actor at Circle-in-the-Square Studio in New York City.  Since 1991, Ethelyn has been deeply involved in an artistic and personal association with the Roy Hart Theatre of France. She has acted in professional theatres in San Francisco, Boston, and Denver, including Merrimack Repertory Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, and numerous roles with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. She has appeared with Denver's Curious Theatre Company for two seasons for which she was twice awarded Denver Post's "Ovation Award" for Best Actress in a Comedy (2001, 2003). She has also received numerous grants for her solo musical theatre works.

In 2005, Ethie performed the part of Cassandra in a production of Troilus and Cressida
directed by Stephen Wangh at the Barishnikov Arts Center (NYC) in 2005. A sampling of
her work on this piece can be seen from 3:054:25.