Amy M. Dunlap, MFAAssociate Dean, School of the Arts
Department Chair, Theatre
Unit: Theatre, College of Communication and Fine Arts
“Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.” ―Madeleine L'Engle
Teaching & Education
You will learn with me when taking courses in Acting, Movement, Voice for the Actor, Playwriting, and Dance.
- BFA Directing, Carnegie Mellon University
- MFA Acting, Regent University
- Certified Teacher through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium
My experience includes teaching at NGU since 2013. I have also been a professional actor and director and worked as a talent agent and Casting Director in Virginia Beach, VA.
Actor, Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC in: The Crucible, Much Ado About Nothing, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses Actor, Centre Stage in Greenville, SC in Noises Off Actor, Arts Naples World Festival, The Government Inspector Actor, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Richard III
Director of numerous shows, including: The Rivals, Much Ado About Nothing, Shadowlands, Into the Woods, The Spitfire Grill Macbeth, It’s a Wonderful Life Beauty, and the Beast Silent Sky Songs for the New World Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley Joyful Noise Hamlet
Author, Truth be Told (original play about Sojourner Truth, produced by NGU Theatre, 2020) Contributor, “Digital Branding for the Young Theatre Professional.” Hayes, Scott, and Andy Geffken. Southern Theatre Magazine, Winter 2019.
2020 – Faculty Lecture, Truth be Told (original production) KC/ACTF Faculty Excellence in Directing Awards for Songs for a New World, Silent Sky, Beauty and the Beast, Macbeth, Into the Woods
My faith journey and my professional career have developed side by side since I received Christ while attending Carnegie Mellon University. I worked as an actor with a Christian touring company and as a part-time drama minister at my local church while marrying my husband and raising three small children. After they got a little older, I pursued an MFA in Acting from Regent University with the goal of teaching at the University level. I worked as an on-camera talent agent for a year or so while searching for a teaching position, and then God opened up a door at North Greenville. I’ve been so blessed to be able to pursue a variety of artistic outlets while teaching here…acting, directing, writing, choreography…my cup runneth over! My greatest joy comes from helping students discover and develop their God-given passions and gifts, through sharing in the creative nature of God.
Favorite Course to Teach
It’s impossible to choose just one, but my Meisner-based Acting II and Acting III classes, along with my Chekhov-based Movement for the Actor class definitely bring me joy. It’s amazing to see the growth and discoveries that happen through allowing vulnerability, seeking truth, and embracing the imagination.
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