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Amanda Masterpaul

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Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


Amanda Masterpaul graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies and a B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Directing. Throughout her career, she has worked as a puppeteer, movement coach, director within theatre circles as well as facilitator and coordinator for after-school community-based civic learning programs. Amanda is a trained TO practicioner/joker, originating from Augusto Boal with Theatre of the Oppressed. She is currently teaching the Applied Theatre class at CCU which introduces students to the foundations of Theatre for Social Change, creating and establishing a working knowledge of Theatre of the Oppressed. Amanda also teaches Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies at CCU and is actively engaged with local multiple community organizations and partnerships. 


Graduate degree in Women’s & Gender Studies

B.A., in Theatre with emphasis in Directing – University of South Carolina (USC)


It’s Happening . . . Processing Racism, LGBTQ Oppression, Suicide, Sexual Violence, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, Chicago, IL, June 12, 2015

The Transformative Power of Theatre: An Interactive Workshop on the Dismantling of Bully Culture, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, Omaha, NE, June 28, 2014

Crossing the Border: Confronting and Analyzing Stereotypes with Underrepresented Youth, with Sheri Hardee, Women’s Studies Conference, University of South Carolina, March 2, 2007

Crossing the Border: Confronting and Analyzing Stereotypes, with Sheri Hardee, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, Minneapolis , MN, May 30 – June 2, 2007

Teaching Areas 

Theatre for Social Change & Social Justice 

Women’s and Gender Studies