Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Rebecca Hammonds is excited to join the ENC community this year as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Artistic Director for Cove Performing Arts Facility. She enjoys researching “bookish women” in musicals and popular culture as well as the deep integration between theatre/arts and faith. She taught and course coordinated theatre and performance studies classes during her training at Bowling Green State University, served as the resident Dramaturg at California Regional Theatre in Chico, CA, and has participated in a variety of professional conferences. She currently serves as the Secretary for the Religion and Theatre Focus Group of ATHE (Association for Theatre in High Education) and has an article coming out this fall about Elphaba (Wicked) titled, “(Un)Limited The Influence of Mentorship and Father-Daughter Relationships on Elphaba’s Heroine Journey in Wicked.” She is thrilled to join this community and work with the theatre students as they use theatre in pursuit of God’s heart for justice and love.
Ph.D. in Theatre from Bowling Green State University
M.A. in Theatre from Regent University
B.A. in Theatre from California Baptist University Expertise Dramaturgy, Faith and Theatre Integration, Musical Theatre, Performance Studies, Collaboration, and listening.
I enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and tending my plants. I move around a great deal, and have learned to never tell God “I would never go THERE,” because that’s exactly where He will take you to learn some of your greatest lessons. I believe actors can learn most of their craft by watching small children, who do everything actors are supposed to be doing.
TJ 110 Applied Theatre
TJ150 Production Practicum
TJ310 Directing and Teaching Theatre
TJ320 Dance, Art, & Poetry
Verses for Social Justice
“Do not be unjust in judging — show neither partiality to the poor nor deference to the mighty, but with justice judge your neighbor. Do not go around spreading slander among your people, but also don’t stand idly by when your neighbor’s life is at stake; I am Adonai. Do not hate your brother in your heart, but rebuke your neighbor frankly, so that you won’t carry sin because of him. Don’t take vengeance on or bear a grudge against any of your people; rather, love your neighbor as yourself; I am Adonai.” (Leviticus 19:15-18)
“Wash yourselves clean! Get your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing evil, learn to do good! Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, defend orphans, plead for the widow” (Isaiah 1:16-17)
“Here is the sort of fast I want — releasing those unjustly bound, untying the thongs of the yoke, letting the oppressed go free, breaking every yoke, sharing your food with the hungry, taking the homeless poor into your house, clothing the naked when you see them, fulfilling your duty to your kinsmen!” Then your light will burst forth like the morning, your new skin will quickly grow over your wound; your righteousness will precede you” (Isaiah 58: 6-8)
This is what Adonai says: “Do what is right and just; rescue the wronged from their oppressors; do nothing wrong or violent to the stranger, orphan or widow; don’t shed innocent blood in this place. “‘“If you are careful to do this, then future kings occupying David’s throne will enter these palace gates riding in chariots and on horses — he, his servants and his people. But if you will not pay attention to these words, then I swear by myself,” says Adonai, “that this palace will become a ruin.”’ (Jeremiah 22:3-4)
For Adonai gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He stores up common sense for the upright, is a shield to those whose conduct is blameless, in order to guard the courses of justice and preserve the way of those faithful to him. Then you will understand righteousness, justice, fairness and every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, knowledge will be enjoyable.