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Denise Pullen (she/her)
Joined Seton Hill
2002
Hometown
Pittsburgh
Contact Info
pullen@setonhill.edu
(724) 552-2937

Denise Pullen, Chair of the Theatre and Dance Department, joined the faculty in 2002, where she teaches performance and dramatic writing courses. She is an awarded playwright and screenwriter. Denise directs plays and musicals for the Department. She teaches Dramatic Writing and Dramaturgy for the Carnegie Mellon University Drama Precollege Program.

Education

  • MFA Dramatic Writing, Carnegie Mellon University 2000
  • BFA Theatre (Directing,) Carnegie Mellon University 1997

Publications

  • Theatre Topics, Book Review, Leroy Jone's PRACTICAL PLAYWRITING, Spring 2008

Awards

  • Toastmasters International Speech Contest - First Place, Area 24 International Speech Contest
  • 2000 Sloan Foundation Award, 2002 and 2006 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships, John R. Pasquin Award 2001, Winning Play, Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival 1998

Organizations

  • MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
  • SAFE ZONE
  • Member - Voice and Speech Trainers Association
  • Member - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Member of Actors Equity Association
  • Member of American Federation of Radio, Film and Television Artists
  • Member Dramatists Guild
  • Member Toastmasters, CC/CL

Presentations

  • "Setting the Stage: Using Simulations to Build Family Conferencing Skills with Pre-Service Educators" presented with Dr. Tricia Shelton, October 2021
  • Clybourne Park Panel Discussion, 2019

Performances

  • See resume for plays and musical directed, and plays produced and awarded.

Certifications

  • Member of Actors Equity Association, Member of American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, Member Dramatists Guild, Member Theatre Honorary Alpha Psi Omega

Achievements

  • Direct plays and musicals each year for Theatre and Dance Department Awarded Public Speaker, Speech Coach Published in Theatre Journal Presented PAC-TE Conference Awarded playwright and screenwriter