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Dr. Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian

Dr. Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian

E&H Theatre Professor Presents Research at Conference

June 27, 2008

EMORY, Va. -- An Emory & Henry College theatre professor recently was invited to present her innovative research in acting pedagogy at the Southeast Theatre Conference (SETC) in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Dr. Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian presented "Trifecta! Creating Dynamic Monologue Performances" at the conference in March 2008. The presentation targeted other acting teachers and directors who are interested in observing and learning new approaches on working with audition monologues and scenes.

"I was especially excited about this year's presentation because I was invited to participate in a panel that showcased three acting teachers and their unique approaches," said Stoytcheva-Horissian. "My belief is that scholarship systematically advances teaching, research and practice of theatre. I enjoyed the opportunity to share my research with other renowned colleagues and witness the immediate results that our methods brought to actors' performances."

During recent years, Stoytcheva-Horissian has built a reputation as one of the most innovative and prominent young acting teachers in the country. Her students continually place well in major state, regional, and national acting competitions.

Stoytcheva-Horissian teaches acting and movement courses at the College. Her research and artistic interests include comedy, Moliere, acting pedagogy, and eastern European absurdism. As an actor, she has performed at numerous venues in Europe, North America, and Africa.