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TEACHING


TEACHING


Weild currently serves on faculty at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama's John Wells Directing Program where she teaches BFA and MFA directing candidates.  Prior to CMU she was on faculty at Wesleyan University where she also taught directing and acting. She spent five years on faculty at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Theater Institute and The Einhorn School of Performing Arts at Primary Stages in New York City.

Along with her faculty position, she leads workshops and intensives in new play directing, coaches and works with directors and actors at all levels.  She is trained in Method based acting techniques, Viewpoints, Composition, Suzuki and Linklater.  She has taught at leading graduate and undergraduate theater programs across the country including, Columbia University, Yale University, Barnard College, The Kennedy Center, The O'Neill Center's National Theater Institute, Fordham University, Atlantic Theater School, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, National Theater Workshop of the Handicapped, New Actors Workshop, California Institute of the Arts, UC Irvine, University of Houston, Cal State Fullerton, CalState Riverside and La Jolla Playhouse. She has also trained theater companies; Lookingglass, One Year Lease, About Productions, Sowelu Ensemble, Stone Soup and Integrity Productions.

With over twenty-five years of teaching experience, Weild remains steadfastly committed to the training and development of the next generation of visionary theatremakers. She challenges students to dream big, take bold risks and risk failing on a large scale in order to expand their notions of what they think theater to be, what they believe is possible and by extension to push the boundaries of the artform. By creating dialectic environments combined with rigorous critical thinking, in depth text analysis and supporting experimentation through practical application - Weild develops directors of flexibility and versatility of technique who are disciplined, dedicated, innovative and revolutionary theatre artists for the 21st century.