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Ms. Beth Reeves - Columbus State University

Columbus State University

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Beth Reeves

Part Time Limited Term Faculty
Theatre


Education

  • BS.Ed in Theatre Columbus State University
  • M.Ed in Theatre Columbus State University

Biography

Beth Reeves is a singer, actor, director and teaching artist.  She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbus State University Department of Theatre and Dance. Her thesis is titled Preserving West African Storytelling in the Pittsburgh Cycle.  "Now that I know how to do the art, it's now time to do the work". This statement serves as the reason why Beth is in theatre: to pay respect to her ancestors, use the art form to initiate social justice, and to use the tool to heal-both with teachers and students. She encourages to use this moment to create a movement.

Beth has worked with Dalton Little Theatre, The Creative Arts Guild, The Springer Opera House, Fountain City Poetry Slam, among other arts organizations throughout the years. She has also worked with after school programming such as Girls Inc. of Columbus and Phenix Russell, Boys and Girls Club of Chattahoochee Valley, New Horizons, CYS (Fort Benning) and Empowered Youth of Columbus.

Over the years, she has developed programming for children with behavior disorders using techniques of West African Storytelling as a form of catharsis. Beth also used the pedagogy of Theatre of the Oppressed as a paradigm for curriculum development for young adults dealing with substance abuse issues. She also has experience training teachers in Muscogee County, using arts integration inside their curriculum and with classroom management.

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