Dani Bedau

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Associate Professor

School of Theatre, Television, and Film
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7601
Office: DA 210
Phone: 619-594-1590
Fax: 619 594 4987

dbedau@sdsu.edu

Dani Bedau is a director, playwright, and educator. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at SDSU where she specializes in Shakespeare and Theatre in the Classroom. Dani has worked professionally with such companies as Mark Taper Forum, Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Cornerstone Theatre Company, and Indiana Repertory Theatre. She created the Coming Up Taller Award-winning Will Power to Youth program in Los Angeles and has engaged work that uses theatre to forge alliances with the Arab-speaking world. Dani served as founding chair of Arts Alive SDSU, creating programming and infrastructure for students, faculty, and staff to engage in transformational arts interactions as part of an arts-rich, robust educational community on campus. Dani launched the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Teaching Program at SDSU bringing arts and non-arts faculty together to team teach. Her peer-reviewed journal publications include: Ubiquity, Theatre Topics Journal, Reclaiming Children and Youth, and Ecumenica. She is currently developing a new one-person musical called Normaler Than Everyone that premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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