Dr. Chris McCoy (Conference Scholar)

Chris McCoy

Dr. Chris McCoy (he/him) is Assoc. Professor of Theatre at William Jewell College. For nearly a decade, he worked in artistic administration and education with professional theatre companies across the country including Seattle Children’s Theatre, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, and Kansas City’s Theater League. He also received an OPERA America fellowship through which he worked at Saint Louis Opera Theatre, San Diego Opera, and Austin Lyric Opera. Dr. McCoy’s scholarly work focuses on the representational politics in theatre and musicals and he has published work on topics as diverse as guerrilla theatre, Latinx representation, Broadway producers, and performance praxis. An active director and choreographer, notable productions include Asst. Director for the Broadway premiere of Soul Doctor, a Sacramento Regional Theatre Award in choreography for Spring Awakening, and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to devise an original performance about hate crimes called (Un)Civil (Dis)Obedience. Dr. McCoy holds a PhD from the University of California, Davis, a MA from Emerson College in Boston, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a BS from the University of Kansas.