Sara Bickweat Penner begins an appointment as a senior lecturer in the Department of English after having served as an adjunct lecturer of voice and movement at the University and a lecturer of acting and voice diction at Finger Lakes Community College.
Penner has been working with the University’s International Theatre Program to shape its consent policies and practices, and training with Theatre Intimacy Education and Intimacy Direction for the Performing Arts. She recently was awarded a teaching innovation grant to build new coursework and practices.
She has taught voice and speech to actors and business professionals and continues to work as an actor, director, and dialect coach.
Penner will teach Movement for the Actor and From Scratch: Devising for the Theatre. She’ll also oversee acting and voice coaching and intimacy direction on the International Theatre Program’s mainstage productions.
- Undergraduate: BA, fine arts in acting, music and dance, Adelphi University; BA, fine arts in music theatre, Webster University Conservatory
- Graduate degrees: MFA, fine arts, The Actors School/New School for Drama, New School University
- Most recent appointment: Adjunct lecturer of voice and movement at the University of Rochester and lecturer of acting and voice and diction at Finger Lakes Community College