Visiting Assistant Professor
Theatre History, Play Analysis
Macaela Carder holds a PhD in Theatre from Bowling Green State University, MA and BFA in Theatre from the University of Central Missouri. Macaela teaches History of Theatre I, History of Theatre II, Play Analysis, and Theatre Appreciation. Macaela has taught performance studies, musical theatre history, introduction to visual and performing arts, script analysis and theatre appreciation at the University of Central Missouri, State Fair Community College, Bowling Green State University, University of Phoenix, Defiance College and the University of Findlay before coming to Sam Houston State University. While living in Northwest Ohio, Macaela worked with university and community theatres in the area as a director and violence designer. Her credits include violence designer for Ohio State University-Lima’s production of She Kills Monsters, and director for Bonnie and Clyde, the musical – the opening production for Toledo Repertoire Theatre’s 85th season. Her research centers on women in stage combat, 19th century American theatre practices, performance studies, theatrical adaptation development, theatre for social justice, and stage combat arts. Macaela’s current writing projects include a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol, an original musical, and a history of women in stage combat.