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April Beiswenger
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April Beiswenger

Associate Professor of Theatre/Scenographer
Theatre Studies920-403-2945

April Beiswenger is an associate professor of theatre studies/scenographer and director of theatre studies and interdisciplinary arts. A life-long theatre artist, Beiswenger has worked in professional theatres such as Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Mountain Playhouse and Peninsula Players. She is the associate artistic director for Theatre Z, a local theatre company.

Her other scholarly work is wide-ranging, including presentations on pedagogy at such conferences as United States Institute of Theatre Technology, Society for Applied Anthropology and Association of Academic Museum and Galleries. Beiswenger has also given talks for Green Bay Community Theatre, Green Bay Embroiderer's Guild and UW-Green Bay Lifelong Learning Institute.

Beiswenger has displayed her artwork in the Godschalx Gallery on the St. Norbert College campus, and twice was accepted for the Neville Public Museum juried show. She was the recipient of the Bishop Robert F. Morneau Community Service Award, the Leonard Ledvina Outstanding Teacher Award and the Founder's Award.

  • THEA 102 Visual Storytelling
  • THEA 201 Design for Performance
  • THEA 237 History of Clothing and Fashion
  • THEA 250 Production Lab
  • THEA 301 Technical Theatre
  • THEA 387 History of Architecture and Décor
  • THEA 450 Senior Capstone

  • M.A. – Villanova University, Theater Arts
  • M.F.A. – West Virginia University, Technical Theatre and Design (concentration - Scenic Design)

  • Theatrical design
  • Environmental and experimental theatre
  • History of clothing and fashion, including ethics and sustainability
  • Weaving and fiber arts
  • Experimental pedagogies