College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Mya Brown to the position of Assistant Professor of Theatre–Acting/Directing Generalist.

Brown comes to UNC Greensboro from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego where she is an Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing. Previously, she was a Visiting Instructor of Acting at West Virginia University. She has presented workshops on voice for the actor, improvisation, and audition techniques at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival-Region 2, New York State Theatre Education Association, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Northeast Theatre Festival, and SUNY-Oswego Dramafest.

Brown’s primary areas of focus include acting, directing, voice & diction, and Shakespeare. She has led study abroad trips to London, focusing on the murders of Jack the Ripper, the magic of Harry Potter, and the monsters presented in Shakespeare’s plays and the West End theatre.

She is an Open Education Resources (OER) instructor and has created her own OER, the Shakespearean Monologue Database, which is available through LibGuides, the content management system used by libraries worldwide. At West Virginia, she served as a recruiting specialist creating a program that toured the state sharing the impact of theatre with underrepresented student populations. She also worked with that school’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which allowed her to present works in collaboration with the National Institute of Science and Health, Center for Disease Control (WV).

Brown has professional acting credits with the NuBlack Arts West Theatre (Seattle, WA) for The Colored Museum, Atlantic Beach Theatre (Atlantic Beach, FL) for Laundry and Bourbon, and West Virginia Public Theatre (Morgantown, WV) for Elvis the Musical-staged reading, Romeo and Juliet, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

She holds an MFA in Acting from West Virginia University and a BFA in Theatre with a Film Minor from Jacksonville University in Florida.

Please join us in welcoming Mya Brown to the CVPA faculty!