Dr. Becky Becker, Associate Professor of Theatre and Head of the BA Program, teaches courses in Theatre History, Script Analysis, Playwriting and Devising Performance at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Her directing credits include: The Conduct of Life, Once On This Island, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Laramie Project, Violet, Cloud Nine,and Eurydice. She has also conceived and directed several oral history performances, including Westville: Collected Lives, describing the founding of an historic 1850s village in Georgia, and Bibb City: Collected Lives From a Mill Town, chronicling mill life on the Chattahoochee River.
Becky developed an interest in Nigeria and Nollywood, the film and home video industry there, after visiting Nigeria on a faculty development seminar in 2008, interviewing Nigeria-born playwright, Tess Onwueme, and helping to plan a conference on Onwueme's work in 2009. Her interest in International Studies extends to other parts of the globe, including Japan, where she intends to lead a study abroad program, and England, where she has led programs for several years both at CSU and elsewhere. Becky's published work may be found in Theatre Journal, Feminist Teacher, and Theatre Symposium.
Becky received her BA in English and BS in Communication Arts (Theatre) from Minot State University, her MA in Theatre Arts from the University of North Dakota, and her PhD in Philosophy of Theatre from Bowling Green State University.