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Acting Instructor, The Ohio State University, Photo Credit: Jack Long

Aubrey Helene Neumann

Educator | Artist | Scholar

Why Theatre?

Theatre facilitates communication and connection in a way that few other mediums can. 

As a theatre educator, I've heard students engage in productive discussions about everything from the definition of theatre to the politics of representation. 

As a theatre artist, I've experienced the immense privilege of collaborating with talented actors, designers, directors, managers, and technicians to share playful and thought-provoking stories. 

As a theatre scholar, I've learned so much from the incredible young people I've worked with...and laughed plenty along the way!



Aubrey Helene Neumann is a Midwest-based theatre artist joining the faculty at Davis & Elkins College.  She recently completed her PhD in Theatre at The Ohio State University, where her dissertation focused on applied theatre with rural youth. Prior to OSU, Aubrey earned her M.A. in Theatre Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and B.A. in Theatre Arts and Mathematics at Lawrence University. In addition to her formal education, Aubrey has trained with SITI Company, Albany Park Theatre Project, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin.​


As a university instructor, teaching artist, and freelance director, Aubrey is dedicated to supporting the next generation of theatre artists, goers, and advocates.  She has taught introductory theatre, acting, public speaking, and television criticism at the undergraduate level as well as theatre workshops and residencies with middle and high schools throughout the Midwest. Recent directing credits include Dear Elizabeth (Lab Series) Comedy of Errors (The Ohio State University), and Urinetown (Illinois Student Musicals).


Director: Aubrey Helene Neumann | Artistic Team: Lia Christine Dewey, Julianne Kay Nogar, and Nicolas Shannon Savard | Featured Actors: Ashley Bice, Emma Farrenkopf, Mychajlo Johnson, Tey Moriarty, Sean Naughton, and Ben Teitelbaum | Song: "Lisztomania" by The Hipster Orchestra

Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl

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