Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Wind Dell Woods

Current Employment: 
Instructor (online), 2011-present
    Rogue Community College, Medford, OR
Instructor, 2011-present
    Coleman University, San Diego, CA

PhD in Drama & Theatre, U.C. Irvine and U.C. San Diego Joint Program, emphasis     
    iDramaturgy and Critical Theory.
    Dissertation title: Pleading the Fifth Element: Disaesthetics and Hip Hop as Black         Study.
    Fields of Study: Hip Hop Theater, African American Theater, Black Radical 
     Thought, Dramaturgy, Hip Hop aesthetics, disaesthetics
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2008
    Concentration: Playwriting
Bachelor of Arts in English, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR, 2005
    Concentration: Creative Writing

Teaching Experience:
Instructor of English, 2010-2011
    East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA
Adjunct English Instructor, 2009-2011
    Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
Senior Teaching Artist, 2008-2011
    The Shakespeare Society, New York, NY
Poetry/Drama Instructor, 2009-2010
    Good Shepherd Services, Brooklyn, NY
Performing Arts Teaching Artist, 2008-2009
    The Police Athletic League of New York, NewYork, NY
Teaching Assistant, 2005-2008
    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Graduate Workshop Leader, 2007-2008
    Emeritus Writing Workshops, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Theatre/Video Production Teacher, 2002-2004
    Kids Unlimited Youth Program, Medford, OR

College Level Courses Taught
At East Stroudsburg University:
    English Composition, ENGL 103, (4 sections)
    Developmental Writing, ENGL 090, (3 sections)
    Literary Analysis, ENGL 162, (1 section)
At Hudson County Community College
    College Composition I / Composition Lab, ENG 101/096, (9 sections)
    College Composition II, ENG 102, (1 section)
At Arizona State University
    First-Year Composition, ENG 101, (5 sections)
    First-Year Composition, ENG 102, (4 sections)
    Introduction to Playwriting, THP 260, (1 section)
    Introduction to Screenwriting, THP 262, (1 section)

Awards and Honors:
The Southern Oregon University Diversity Scholarship, 2003-2005
    Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, 2004-2005
    Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
The Catherine Molinar Knapp Multicultural Award , 2004
    Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Fellowships and Residencies:
Playwright-in-Residence, 2011-2012
    Mud/Bone Collective, Brooklyn, NY
Virginia Piper Center International Writing Residency Fellowship, 2007
    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Virginia Piper Center New Play Development Fellowship, 2006
    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Research and Creative Publications:
“Breaking Through Hegemony: The Multicultural Perspective in the Composition     
    Classroom,” Web resource annotated bibliography, Arizona State University, 
    Tempe, AZ, 2005
“Black Is,” (poem) From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle Class Performances
    Obermann Humanities Symposium, University of Iowa, Publisher unknown, 2007
“Brown Oak,” (fiction) SPEWS, Southern Oregon University Online Publication
    Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR, 2004

Presentations, Public Speeches, Radio Appearances:
“On Hip-Hop,” interviewed by Selene Sonrisa. "Politics, Puzzles, and Potpourri,"
    KSKQ Radio, Ashland, Oregon, 2008
“Whose World Is This?” Guest speaker, Cultural Expressions Day.
    Kids Unlimited, Medford, Oregon, 2005
“Rap Music: From Hip-Hop to Hip-Homicide,” Act for Earth Day
    Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR, 2004

Writing Awards and Acknowledgements:
Skylark Dreams
    Semi-finalist, The Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2010
Moonlight Sonata
    Semi-finalist, Fire Rose Productions Ten-Minute Play Competitions, 2007
The Black & White Minstrel Show
    Finalist, Chicago Dramatist Many Voices Project, 2006
    Semi-finalist, Fire Rose Productions Ten-Minute Play Competitions, 2006
    Honorable Mention, American College Theatre Festival, 2005
    Finalist, Northwest Drama Conference, 2001
Without Faith
    Honorable Mention, Oregon High School Theatre Conference, 1996

Brown Oak 
    Ed Versluis Award for Fiction, Southern Oregon University, 2004

Star Alarm (A Musical)
    Hands Together Collective, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
233a Play (A Theatrical Happening)
    Hands Together Collective, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
    Arizona State University, Tempe AZ, 2008
Jonny May’s Soul Kitchen
    Directed by Patrick Demers, Herberger College of Fine Arts, Arizona State     
    University, 2007 
Giving Voice to the Dream 
    Commissioned and produced, The Black Theatre Troupe of Arizona, directed by 
    David J. Hemphill, 2007 
A Bronzian Tale
    Directed by Toussaint Jeanlouis, Student Production Board, Arizona State 
    University, 2007 
Skylark Dreams 
    Directed by William Partlan, Herberger College of Fine Arts, Arizona State 
    University, 2006 

The Black & White Minstrel Show
    The DC Black Theatre Festival, Warehouse Theatre, Washington, DC, 2011 
    Striking Short Play Lab, The Roy Arias Studios, New York, NY, 2010
    Vignettes of the Apocalypse, EndTimes Production, New York, NY, 2010
    SlamBoston Ten-Minute Play Festival, Another Country Productions, Boston, MA,     
    The Fifth Annual North Park Playwrights Festival, San Diego, CA, 2007
    Kingsborough Community College’s 10-Minute Play Festival, Brooklyn, NY, 2007
    Five of a Kind Ten-Minute Play Festival, Prism Theatre, Arizona State University, 
The Last Applause
    Beyond Convention Festival, Hunger Artist Theater Company, Fullerton, CA, 2009
    Playwrights Short-play Festival, Rogue Community College, Medford, OR, 2003

Staged Readings:
Star Alarm, Mud/Bone Collective, Brooklyn, NY, 2011 
Skylark Dreams, New York City Repertory Theatre/NYC Rep, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
3 Sistas, The Pen ‘n’ Pad Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
(Re)Working Wilson, Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, 2008
The Waiting and Unseen, Three Roots Cafe, Tempe, AZ, 2007
Desert Hills, Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, 2006

Directing Experience:
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
    The Hunts Point Children’s Theatre Ensemble, Bronx, NY, 2010
An Awkward Customer by Mark Petrie
    Playwrights on Campus Second Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, Arizona State     
    University, 2007
Statement by Gregory Farber 
    Playwrights on Campus First Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, Arizona State 
    University, 2006

Assistant Directing Experience:
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
    The Hunts Point Children’s Theatre Ensemble, Bronx, NY, 2011
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
    The Hunts Point Children’s Theatre Ensemble, Bronx, NY, 2009
The Vine by Jose Casas
    Teatro Bravo, Phoenix, AZ, 2005

Dramaturgical Experience:
We Lost it at the Movies by Guillermo Reyes, Directed by Erma Duricko
    Herberger College of Arts, Arizona State University, 2005

Stage Management Experience:
Night at The Piney Express by Johnny Culver, Brooklyn, NY, 2009

Acting Experience (Stage):
Jacques, As You Like It by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Jordan Dann, Hunts Point’s Children Ensemble, Bronx, NY, 2010
Lucian, Scribblin’ at the Automat by Arthvr Alleyne
    Directed by Ira Kip, Kumble Theatre, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
Ensemble Member, Water Music by Josh Gelb
    Directed by Barrie Gelles, Union Drama Club, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
Father, Oak Tree Lane (reading) by Johnny Culver, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
Levi, Bernice The Skunk (reading) by Johnny Culver, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
Babu, Big Cats by Katie May
    Directed by Blake Wilson, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2006
Ensemble Member. The Vine by Jose Casas
    Directed by Carlos Manuel, Teatro Bravo, Phoenix, AZ, 2005
Malcolm X, The Meeting by Jeff Staton
    City of Ashland Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 2004
Rueben, Joe Turners Come and Gone by August Wilson
    Directed by Clinton Turner Davis, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR, 1993

Acting Experience (Film):
Angry Boyfriend, Wow and Flutter, Broken Sky Films, Directed by Gary Lundgren,     

Other Theatre Experience:
Assistant Artistic Director
    Hands Together Collective, Brooklyn, NY, 2010-2011
    Mud/Bone Theatre Collective, Brooklyn, NY 2010-2011
Artistic Member
    The Union Drama Club, Brooklyn, NY 2009-2011
President/Artistic Director
    Playwrights on Campus, Arizona State University, 2007-2008
Submission Reader
    Phoenix Theatre’s 10th Annual New Works Festival, Phoenix, AZ, 2006
Submission Reader
    Arizona Playwrights Competitions, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2005 
Director/Producer, Student Playwright Short-Play Festival, Rogue Community     
    CollegeMedford, OR, 2003
Founding member, Duct Tape Theatre Troupe, Ashland, OR, 1996-1998

Clubs and Activities:
President, The Associated Students, Southern Oregon University, 2004-2005 
Board Member, Oregon Students Association, 2004-2005
Director of Multicultural Affairs, Associated Students, Southern Oregon University,     
President, Black Student Union, Southern Oregon University, 2003-2004 
Board Member, Oregon Students of Color Coalition, 2002-2003
Vice President, Black Student Union, Rogue Community College, 2001-2002 Founding Member, The Film Club, Ashland High School, 1997-1998

Professional Organizations:
Member of the Dramatists Guild of America, 2007-2010

Volunteer and Employment:
Executive Assistant, Multicultural Executive Council, Southern Oregon University, 
AmeriCorps Member: Reducing Adolescents Pregnancy Program, 2003-2004
Lead Mentor, Kids Unlimited, Medford Oregon, 2002-2005
Group Member, Educational Hip Hop group “Triphonix”, 2002-2005
Member, City of Ashland’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Planning Committee, 1999-