Katherine L. Whitlock

Phone:  530-898-4056
Building:  PAC 260
Department Position:  Associate Professor
Email: klwhitlock@csuchico.edu

Dr. Katie Whitlock is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she received her PhD in theatre history, literature, and criticism in 2004. She also received an MFA. in theatrical design from the University of Memphis, specializing in sound design, and a BFA. in stage and arts management from the University of Arizona. She taught at the University of Arizona, The Ohio State University, the University of Memphis, and the University of Florida. Her practical and scholarly work revolves around intersections of performance and technology with a particular interest in the nature of video games as the latest in a long line of interactive art forms. Her dissertation was entitled Theatre and the Video Game:  Beauty and the Beast, hinting at the connections between theatrical narrative, character, and design as related to the latest, hippest trends in video game design and culture. She has presented at several conferences including the Mid-America Theatre Conference, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the International Federation for Theatre Research and the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. As a designer and director, Katie has been involved with several transdisciplinary projects that serve to link animation, music, and performance. Her favorite sound designs have included Angels in America Part II:  Perestroika, Uncommon Clay (a devised work about the life of Camille Claudel), Viet Rock, Another Part of the House, and Hamlet.