October 17, 2021

Dennett Interviewed by American Theatre

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance Bridgette Dennett

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance Bridgette Dennett

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance Bridgette Dennett was recently interviewed in American Theatre on her experiences of teaching technical theater through COVID-19, as well as the UMW and outside productions she’s working on now that live theater has returned.

A scenic designer and assistant professor in the department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., Dennett described some of her teaching over the past year as “how to use power tools but saying, ‘These are theoretical, you shall never touch them.” With school now in session—with masks, reduced class sizes, and some social distancing to prevent COVID-19 spread—she said with relief, “I was joking with my technical production class yesterday, I was like: ‘I just want to tell you guys I’m so happy to have you here. We’re actually going to do lab hours this semester!’” Read more.