Kathleen Juhl

Notable Achievements

Professor of Theatre Kathleen Juhl and Cathy Madden’s co-edited book, Galvanizing Performance: The Alexander Technique as a Catalyst for Excellence, was published on August 21, 2017. The Alexander Technique is practiced widely by performing artists. It encourages artists to make the choice to perform with ease and confidence. This book is the first of its kind because it focuses specifically on the ways performing artists and their teachers engage the Alexander Technique as they rehearse and perform. The book represents the first time Alexander Technique teachers have formally opened the doors to their teaching studios and classrooms to reveal specific pedagogies for working with the technique and performance.

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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.

Juhl received here PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997 and her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1987.

  • 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.

    Juhl received here PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997 and her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1987.