Faculty & Staff

Ellen Valencia
Part Time Lecturer, Dramaturgy

As theatre makers we have the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to fight to decentralize the Eurocentric vision of the theatrical cannon to date and refocus our efforts on an all-encompassing global vision and that starts on a fundamental level–education.

Degrees & Accomplishments
BA in Theater Arts and Africana Studies, Rutgers University
Topics of Expertise
African American Theater
BIPOC in Digital Spaces
Artistic Engagement

Ellen Valencia is a New Jersey based theatre director, producer, and dramaturg. She was the director of Eureka Lewis’ “Justin’s Side”, produced in partnership with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Blackboard plays. She was also the Producing Artistic Director of Hub City Theatre Festival in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where one of her favorite projects included “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”. She has been on the directing team at the Tony Award® winning Crossroads Theatre Company for “Beyond the Oak Trees”, “Holiday Jubilee”, and Walter Moseley’s “Breathe”-a workshop. At Crossroads, she also served as a producing associate for Rohina Malik’s “Mecca Tales”. Ellen has also worked in Artistic Engagement at the Tony Award® winning McCarter Theatre Center.