Areas of Expertise

Voice, Alexander Technique, Acting, Theatre for Social Change


Kathleen Juhl has been teaching acting and performance studies and directing productions in the Department of Theatre at Southwestern University since 1987.

Juhl holds an MFA in acting and directing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an M.A. in Oral Interpretation from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Performance Studies. She also is a certified Alexander Technique teacher and has training in a wide variety of related bodywork modalities including the Feldenkrais Technique, Craniosacral Therapy, and massage therapy.

Juhl has directed numerous productions at Southwestern University including most recently, Execution of Justice by Emily Mann, Phyllis Nagy’s Disappeared, and April DeAngelis’ Playhouse Creatures. She has performed professionally in the Midwest and Southeast, in Austin, Texas, and as a narrator for numerous concerts with Southwestern music ensembles. She is currently touring one-person shows from the works of Virginia Woolf, an oral history about a Danish immigrant called Anna, and a collaborative piece, “The Art of Water” with pianist Kevin Kenner.


PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997
MFA, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1987