Erin Kaplan Graduate Student Photo
PhD Graduate Student

261 UCB
Theatre Graduate Office
University Theatre Building, Room C1B86

Erin Kaplan is a teaching artist, facilitator, playwright, and activist who is deeply interested in the ways in which theatre can be used as a tool for social justice, education, and revolution.  She holds BAs from the University of Michigan’s Residential College in Drama, English Literature, and Political Science and an MA in Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities, with a focus in Applied Theatre from New York University’s Steinhardt School.  Erin has spent the last 10 years working as a Master Teaching Artist for various theatres, community centers, schools and arts-in-education organizations in New York City and New Jersey; and in 2008 was lucky enough to study with Augusto Boal and his Jokers at the Center for Theatre of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro.  Her first full-length play, Collateral Bodies, an investigation of human rights violations happening to women around the world, was published in the Spring of 2012.  Currently, Erin is working to create a Theatre in Prisons program at CU and is partnering with the talented women of Denver Women's Correctional Facility on an original devised theatre piece which explores issues of race, gender, society, and systems of oppression.  Erin's research focus is in Applied Theatre and Women's Rights and the application of feminist theory and practices in everyday life.