Adjunct Faculty

Jill Matarelli Carlson (M.F.A. Western Illinois University) is an Associate Professor at East Carolina University where she teaches Movement, Stage Combat, and Acting. Jill is a Certified Teacher with The Society of American Fight Directors, recognized in: Unarmed, Rapier & Dagger, Broadsword, Quarterstaff, Single Sword, Smallsword, Sword & Shield, and Knife. She has worked as an Entertainment Cast Member for Walt Disney World and co-founded The Odyssey Express Touring Theatre Company, whose goal was to bring quality theatre experiences to children in the Chicago-land area. Jill has worked professionally all over the United States as both an actor and fight choreographer. Most recently she staged the violence for the world premiers of Chalk at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago and The Gray Ghost and Gray Ghost Voices in Virginia. Jill received an MFA in Acting with a Movement Concentration from Western Illinois University. Favorite roles include: Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret; Aunt Eller in Oklahoma!; Matron Mama Morton in Chicago; Antigone in Antigone; Mrs. Walker in Tommy; Amy in Company; Lindsay in Some Girl(s); Tigerlily in Peter Pan; The Herald in Marat/Sade; Jill in A Tribute to Shel; Cinderella in Cindy's Fella; Jan in The Jackie Sexknife Show; and Katya in Wenceslas Square. Jill lives in Greenville, NC with her husband, John and doggie, Quinn.

Course List:

THR 305 C01 - Stage Combat

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Revision Date: 05/22/2014

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