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Spring 2020: A Voyage of Discovery
Core Theatre Faculty

Artemis Preeshl

University of West Georgia

Dr. Artemis Preeshl is a director, actor, and choreographer for stage and film in Albania, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Columbia, Croatia, England, France, Indonesia, India, Italy, Kosovo, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, The Philippines, The Ukraine, and Uganda. An International Acting Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe, she has taught theatre, directed, and/or choreographed at Elon University, Utah State University, University of West Georgia, and Loyola University New Orleans.

As a Fulbright Senior Researcher, Dr. Preeshl wrote and directed her Tamil film Pancha Ratna at Kalakshetra Foundation, “the Juilliard of India”, which received Honorable Mention in Best World Cinema in Hollywood’s DIY Festival in 2012. Artemis coached Aunjunae Ellis (Quantico) in a New Orleans dialect for Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind at the New Orleans Film Festival in 2014. A Fulbright Specialist in Theatre, Dr. Preeshl screened her first film, Inachevé, based on Kate Chopin’s short stories such as A Respectable Woman, at Fatima Jinnah Women’s College in Islamabad, Pakistan in 2018. With Ripe Figs LLC, she directed Ripe Figs, winner of Best Short Film, at the Raleigh Film Festival, and Dr. Chevalier’s Lie, for which she was nominated as best director at the Southern States Independent Film Festival in 2019.

As a Commedia dell’arte director and actor, Dr. Preeshl directed and acted in Commedia degli Errori at La MaMa Umbria in Italy. Routledge published her chapter, “Brighella: The Knave We Love to Hate”, in Commedia dell’Arte Companion (2014) and her books, Shakespeare and Commedia dell’arte: Play by Play (2017) and Reframing Acting in the Digital Age: Nimbly Scaling Actor Training in the Academy (2019).