Yolanda Williams




Directing, Stage ManagementTheatre Studies
Email: Yolanda.R.Williams@jsums.edu
Phone: 601.979.3335
Location : Liberal Arts Building 303





B.A., University of Dallas, Drama 2003
M.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi, Directing, 2009

Research Interest:
Theatre; Black Theatre; Directing; Producing; Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Theatre and Film; People of Color in the Arts; Audience Engagement; etc.

Courses Taught:
Techniques in Directing
Children’s Theatre
Reader’s Theatre
Production Lab
Oral Interpretation
Dramatic Criticism
Senior Play Production

Professional Memberships:
United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT), Mississippi Theatre Association (MTA), Theatre Communications Group (TCG)

Recent Publications and/or Creative Works: 
Stick Fly, JSU- Department of Art & Theatre, 2017
Freedom Rings, Emmett Till Celebration- Jackson, MS, 2017
Speed Dating While Black, Johnny T’s & YELP performance (Blue Light Underground Ensemble), 2017
Kwanzaa Celebration Performance, Jackson, MS and Atlanta, GA, 2016
Blue Light Underground Ensemble Play Reading Series I, 2016
A Streetcar Named Desire, JSU- Department of Speech & Theatre, 2016
Steel Magnolia, Center Players Theatre, 2016
God’s Prayer (Casting Director), 2015
Wine in the Wilderness, JSU- Department of Speech & Theatre, 2015
The Grandfathers’ Project, JSU- Sociology Department, 2015
Freedom Rings, Lumumba Celebration (Blue Light Underground Ensemble), 2015
Kwanzaa Celebration: For Colored Girls selection, Jackson, Malcolm X Center (Blue Light Underground Ensemble), 2014
234: An Evening of Remembrance, Blue Light Underground Ensemble, 2014
In the Red & Brown Water, JSU- Department of Speech & Theatre, 2014
The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Center Players Theatre, 2013
For Colored Girls…, New Stage Theatre, 2012
Antigone, JSU- Department of Speech & Theatre 2012