Dr. Teresa Choate
“Amber possesses a great passion for a life of the mind and is one of the most intellectually capable and creative individuals I have ever encountered. As an artist, actor, and director, her work is mesmerizing, original, and forward thinking. I expect that one day, Amber Adeline’s name will be in the theatre history books.” –Dr. Teresa Choate: Professor of Dramaturgy and Directing, with a focus on theatre history, dramatic literature, as well as acting and directing theory and techniques at Kean University.
Dr. Choate directed Amber as Athena in The Odyssey, mentored her in world theatre history and script analysis/dramaturgy, and inducted Amber into the National Honor Theatre Society. Dr. Choate’s recent publications include Electra USA: American Stagings of Sophocles’s Electra, Albee in an Hour, Ayckbourn in an Hour, Beckett in an Hour, Brecht in an Hour, Hansberry in an Hour, as well as performance reviews in Theatre Journal. In addition, she has directed numerous productions, including Gorky’s Summerfolk (a Los Angeles Times “Pick-of-the-Week”), Oedipus the King (on a full-scale reproduction of the Parthenon), Murder in the Cathedral (in a real cathedral). Dr. Choate continues to be Amber’s mentor, archival and production analysis muse, colleague, and dear friend.