Sarah Provencal is a director, teacher, and actor. She earned her MFA in theatre pedagogy (directing emphasis) at Virginia Commonwealth University, where some of her favorite projects includef directing Karen Hartman’s Troy Women and playing Rona Lisa Peretti in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. After earning her MFA, she worked and trained abroad in London, England. Highlights include working with Punchdrunk on The Drowned Man, training with physical theatre companies, and directing two premieres for Cutting Edge: An Interactive Fairytale, and The Last Hour of Antigone. Here, in Charlotte, Sarah most recently directed Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles with Three Bone Theatre, and Rapture, Blister, Burn with Charlotte’s Off Broadway. She has also directed at UpStage, The Warehouse, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, for Shakespeare Carolina, Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte; performed with Chickspeare; taught master classes for the Film Actor’s Studio and Taproot Ensemble; performed and devised with Taproot Ensemble; and regularly presents workshops at Southeastern Theatre Conference on directing, devising, and women in theatre. Having trained with a first generation Augusto Boal teacher in London, she uses Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to facilitate sexism response workshops with students, professors, and professionals, both on college campuses and at national conferences. She is an Adjunct Professor of Theatre and Box Office Manager at Winthrop University and a teaching artist at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.
Mel Monier (she/they; @moniermel) is a PhD student in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Michigan. They use queer and intersectional