Dr. Megan Alrutz

Dr. Megan Alrutz heads the Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities area and is a member of the UTeach Theatre faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance. She works nationally as a scholars, dramaturg, director and teaching artist in the areas of applied theatre and theatre with and for youth. Before coming to The University of Texas at Austin in 2009, she led the M.F.A. in Theatre for Young Audiences at the University of Central Florida. Her creative and scholarly work focuses on ethical representation and youth agency in applied theatre, theatre with and for youth and digital storytelling. Dr. Alrutz has a Ph.D. in Theatre from Arizona State University and a B.A. in Theatre from Rutgers University.