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Charlotte M. Canning , Ph.D.

Professor and Head, Performance as Public Practice M.A./M.F.A./Ph.D. Programs

Department of Theatre and Dance

UT Austin

As a theatre and performance historian there is nothing more important to me than enabling students to understand the past as essential to their engagement with the world. When a student fully understands the possibilities history gives her, she is seizing the power to make the world a better place for herself and others. As her teacher I believe my job is to help her identify the tools at her command and offer her the guidance she needs to bring about transformation, and, then, get out of her way.