Dr. Charles Parrott is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies where he teaches courses at KSU focused on performance studies including the intersections between performance and culture, performance art, performance of literature. He is also the director of the KSU Tellers storytelling troupe.
Dr. Parrott has led The KSU Tellers in performances at: local high schools, the Atlanta Fringe Festival, the Southern States Communication Association Conference, KSU’s 24th Annual Conference on Literature for Children and Young Adults, the International Council of Fine Arts Deans Annual Conference, International Association for Research in Service Learning and Community Engagement International Conference, Serenbe Theater, Push Push Theater, the Do Tell Festival Storytelling Festival, KSU’s All Boards Day, and DragonCon among numerous other events.
His recent theatrical productions include a devised theatre piece called Frankenstein’d and a fully produced production called Bloody Pulp: Crisis in the American Comic Book which conceived, wrote, and co-directed with Dr. Jim Davis.
Dr. Parrott’s research focuses on storytelling, performance pedagogy, performance ethnography, history, and devised theatre. His publications include articles in Storytelling, Self, and Society, American Communication Journal, and Text & Performance Quarterly. He regularly presents his research at the National Communication Association Annual Convention. He has also presented papers at the Southern States Communication Association Conference, the Western States Communication Association, the Central States Communication Association Conference, the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement, and the Ezra Pound International Conference.