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Jimmy Chrismon

Associate Professor of Theatre Teacher Education
School of Theatre and Dance
Office
Centennial East - CE 202
Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday 9:30-10:30, or by appointment
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Biography

Dr. Jimmy Chrismon is a theatre educator with 17 years of experience in the public schools of North and South Carolina. He was adjunct theatre faculty member at Winthrop University and Central Piedmont Community College. He has acted, directed, designed, and produced professionally for 23 years. He received his BA in Theatre Education from UNC Charlotte where he was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. He received his MEd in Theatre Education from UNC Greensboro and his EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from Gardner-Webb University.

Current Courses

176.001Arts And Society:Theatre

299.001Independent Honor Study

287.004Independent Study

401.001Orientation to Theatre Teacher Education I

285.001Orientation to Theatre Teacher Education II

458.001Orientation to Theatre Teacher Education II

213.001Theatre For Social Change

302.003Theatre Practicum

Research Interests & Areas

Trauma informed directing, Theatre teacher wellness, Intimacy choreography, Utilizing Theatre of the Oppressed techniques in counseling and education

EDD Curriculum and Instruction

Gardner Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC

Other Theatre Education

University of North Carolina Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Bachelor of Arts Theatre Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

The Johnny Saldana Outstanding Professor of Theatre Education Award

American Alliance for Theatre and Education
2022

Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts Service Initiative Award

Wonsook Kim College of Fine arts
2021

School Service Initiative Award

ISU_ School of Theatre and Dance
2021

School Teaching Award

ISU- School of Theatre and Dance
2020

School Service Initiative Award

ISU- School of Theatre and Dance
2019

Journal Article

Chrismon, J., & Marlin-Hess, M. Intimacy Direction Best Practices for School Theatre. No. Drama Research: international journal of drama in education 14.1 (2023): 18.
James Chrismon & Adam W. Carter (2023) The absence of trauma-informed practices in the high school production process: A qualitative study, Youth Theatre Journal, DOI: 10.1080/08929092.2023.2218719
Chrismon, J. D. (2022). Trauma-Informed Practices in Theatre Education. Pathways to Research in Education EDU087, 1–20.
Vetere III, M., & Chrismon, J. (2022). Drama-Based Inclusion: How Creative Dramatic Play Enhances Belonging and Understanding in an Online Class. World Federation of Education Associations. 4(2), 94–101.
Chrismon, J. TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR PERCEPTIONS OF TRAITS, CHARACTERISTICS, AND INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES OF EFFECTIVE THEATRE TEACHERS. Robyne Elder, EdD (EDs). Educational Leadership in Action 6.1 (2019)

Presentations

Intimacy Directing. Intimacy Directing. ISTOP. (2024)
Keynote Address. EdCon 2024. Georgia Thespians. (2024)
Trauma-Informed Practices in Theatre Education. 2024 Conference. American Alliance for Theatre Education. (2024)
Trauma-Informed Theatre Education. Wellness Practice Workshops. American Alliance for Theatre and Education. (2024)
An Actor’s Viewpoints. Illinois High School Theatre Festival. (2023)
Constructive Improv. Illinois High School Theatre Festival. (2023)
Designing Through the Decades (Costume Design). Illinois High School Theatre Festival. (2023)
Finding the Animal in You and Me. Illinois High School Theatre Festival. (2023)
Freeing The Body Through Movement and Music. Illinois High School Theatre Festival. (2023)
Intimacy Direction. Theatre Class. Stuart Cramer High School. (2023)

Grants & Contracts

Consent-Forward Artist Certification. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2024)
Dean's Travel Grant: SETC. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2024)
Trauma-Informed Practices in Elementary and Middle School: Focus Group. Illinois State Unviersity. Illinois State University. (2024)
FireBird Grant (Undergraduate Student Research Grant). Office of Student Research. Illinois State University. (2021)
School of Theatre and Dance Culturally Responsive Book Club. Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Illinois State University. (2021)