ITS Students

Joining us in 2020!

Amber Palmer’s research interests include: Theater for new media, theater for young audiences, contemporary drama, queer theory and Avant garde theater. Amber’s plays have been seen at Activate Midwest, Flint Repertory Theatre, Bristol Valley Theatre, Pegasus PlayLab, and elsewhere. A monologue from her play “It’s a Small World (or The Robot Play)” is published in Best Men’s Monologues of 2019. Awards include City Theatre’s National Award for Short Playwriting (finalist, 2019), Tipping Point Theatre’s Sandbox Play Festival (2nd place, 2019) and Gary Garrison 10 Minute Play Award (Region 3 finalist, 2018). She was Artist-in-Resident at The Mitten Lab in 2019 and graduated with her MFA in playwriting from Western Michigan University in spring 2020.

Bridget Anderson’s research interests include late medieval and early modern theatre history spanning roughly 1300-1700, medieval cycle dramas, Shakespeare, children on the Restoration stage, theatre as response to trauma, biographical archive, the development of the American musical, and dramaturgy of musical theatre. She received a BA in Drama from Franciscan University of Steubenville and an MA in Theatre History and Criticism from Catholic University of America. Recently, she worked as a research assistant on the Oscar Hammerstein II archive at the Library of Congress, dramaturg at the Signature Theatre, and literary manager/resident dramaturgy at Transformation Theatre.

Dan Van Note is a first year MA student. He earned a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Economics from Davidson College in 2014. His research interests include postmodern dance, drag, and endurance sports. He also writes personal essays and hosts a weekly podcast.

Continuing ITS Students