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Kristin Leadbetter

Fourth-year PhD Student


Kristin Leadbetter is a fourth-year Ph.D. student with a BA in Communication/Business and a MA in Theatre Arts. Prior to UC San Diego, she was an On-Air Producer/Talent and the Promotions Director for iHeartMedia. She is committed to an “on-stage” approach to theory with considerable experience acting and directing at the university and professional level. In 2015, she founded Parodos Theatre Workshops, an education initiative for the integrated application of a Theatre degree. Her research focuses on acting techniques and pedagogy, and intersections of communication, cognition, and consciousness in actor training. Select credits: Hedda Gabler (Hedda), Titus Andronicus (Tamora), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Martha), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Director), In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play (Director), Spring Awakening (Asst. Director). UC San Diego Dramaturgy credits: SERE (WNPF 2018), Peer Gynt, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.


Acting Pedagogy


BA in Communication from SUNY Geneseo

MA in Theatre Arts at Stony Brook University

UC San Diego credits

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (Dramaturg)

Peer Gynt (Dramaturg)

SERE (Dramaturg, WNPF 2018)