Paula Murray-Cole

Paula Murray Cole is an associate professor of acting in the Department of Theatre Arts. Her professional work is centered on the development of rasaboxes, a suite of exercises devised by Richard Schechner. She is the director of rasaboxes training for East Coast Artists and She has taught performance workshops at New York University, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Central Washington University, The Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Brown University, The Actor’s Movement Studio and The Hangar Theatre Lab Company. She has taught acting, coached and/or directed productions at Hofstra University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Interlochen National Arts Camp, and the Governor’s Magnet School for the Arts of Norfolk, Virginia.  She has acted at The Alley Theatre, The Houston and Dallas Shakespeare Festivals, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Karin Coonrod’s Arden Party in NYC, in Schechner’s productions of Three Sisters and Hamlet with East Coast Artists. She holds her MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University and her BFA in Drama from Ithaca College. She is a member of Actors Equity Association, The International Society of Researchers on Emotion, the Association of Theatre Movement Educators and is a Licensed Massage Therapist in New York State.


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