Elaine Vaan Hogue

Program Head of Theatre Arts and Assistant Professor (Acting and Directing) | evaan@bu.edu

Elaine Vaan Hogue

MFA, Directing, Boston University; BA, Music, University of Southern California. Teaching emphasis: a physical approach to acting, contemporary theatre practice, directing, devising new work. Elaine is co-artistic director and founder of The Gypsy Mamas (with Laura Lanfranchi), a laboratory sustaining adventurous creative exploration, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between artists in the creation of new work. Elaine has worked internationally with Eugenio Barba, Odin Teatret (Denmark); Cristina Castrillo, Teatro delle Radici (Switzerland), Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani (Peru); Dijana Milosevic, Dah Theatre (Serbia); Augusto Boal, Theatre of the Oppressed (Brazil); Aparna Sindhoor, Navarasa Dance Theatre (USA, India), and The Magdalena Project, an international network of women in contemporary theatre. She has performed, directed and taught theatre in diverse settings across the country. Currently she is developing a performance about our relationship with ice and the consequences of global warming. Additional professional training: South Coast Repertory Professional Actor Conservatory (California), Stella Adler Conservatory (California), Uta Hagen (New York), Viola Spolin (California), SITI Company (New York), Double Edge Theatre (Massachusetts), and North American Cultural Laboratory (New York). Professional Affiliations: Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (Associate), American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, Screen Actors Guild. Boston University Appointment 1997.