Bonnie Eckard

DIXIE GAMMAGE HALL
TEMPE
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002

Biography

 

Bonnie J. Eckard is Professor of Theatre in the School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. She has a BFA from the University of Illinois, an MA from the University of Arizona, and PhD from the University of Denver. As an acting teacher, Professor Eckard emphasizes the body’s centrality to actor training, and she integrates contemplation and deep practice into her teaching pedagogy. Creative projects involve exploration of myth and personal narrative using movement, music, and text. Professor Eckard's research interests include exploring relationships between the cognitive sciences and audience studies. Most recently, she is studying how viewing live performance can change how we categorize others. She is a member of the Shakespeare Cognitive Research Consortium, an interdisciplinary research project that analyses reactions to plays performed by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), a Tony Award-winning regional repertory company. She has presented and written on numerous topics including deep practice and pedagogy, creative collaboration, and theatre and disability. She directed and co-created The Space Inside with Maria Porter.

 

Research Interests

As an acting teacher, Professor Eckard emphasizes  the bodys centrality to actor training, and she integrates contemplation and deep practice into her teaching pedagogy. Creative projects involve exploration of myth and personal narrative using movement, music, and text.  Professor Eckard's research interests include exploring relationships between the cognitive sciences and audience studies. Most recently, she is studying how viewing live performance can change how we categorize others.

Research Activity

  • Eckard,Bonnie*. COMPLETING THE CIRCLE: THE PLAYS OF LANFORD WILSON. (6/4/1999 - 12/31/1999).

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HON 294 Special Topics
HON 394 Special Topics
THP 483 Acting: Viewpoints/Composition
THP 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 529 Viewpoints and Composition
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HON 294 Special Topics
THP 483 Acting: Viewpoints/Composition
THP 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 529 Viewpoints and Composition
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
THP 102 Acting I: Fundamentals
HON 294 Special Topics
THP 302 Acting III: Adv Techniques
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
HON 294 Special Topics
THP 483 Acting: Viewpoints/Composition
THP 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 529 Viewpoints and Composition
THP 684 Internship
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
THP 102 Acting I: Fundamentals
THP 302 Acting III: Adv Techniques
THP 428 Theatre and the Future
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
THP 428 Theatre and the Future
THP 483 Acting: Viewpoints/Composition
THP 494 Special Topics
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 529 Viewpoints and Composition
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
THF 101 Acting Introduction
THP 102 Acting I: Fundamentals
THP 428 Theatre and the Future
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 529 Viewpoints and Composition
THP 598 Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
THP 428 Theatre and the Future
THP 483 Acting: Viewpoints/Composition
THP 494 Special Topics
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 529 Viewpoints and Composition
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
THP 302 Acting III: Adv Techniques
THP 428 Theatre and the Future
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 598 Special Topics