Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
PhD, Theatre, The Ohio State University
MA, Communication (Theatre), Indiana State University
BA, Theatre (minors in Philosophy & Religion and English), Truman State University
MA, English as a Second Language (minor in Psychology), University of Minnesota
As a scholar she studies life narratives, how people tell their own stories and the stories of others, and how those stories themselves impact people’s sense of who they are. Her research draws on several disciplines: performance history, philosophy, psychology, and language studies.
Tonia also explores these themes as a writer and performer. Her auto/biographical play Pucelle was produced by the Expanded Arts Theatre Company in New York City. She appeared As Herself in Strange Sisters at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto, Canada (also featured on the Canadian television show Zed: Just Say Yes), and she played the role of Alice in the award-winning film adaptation of May Sarton’s autobiographical novel Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing.
Dr. Krueger has worked as a dramaturg, playwright, actor, director, costumer, and theatre administrator.She was a founding company member for the Great River Shakespeare Festival, where she served as the first Education and Administration Coordinator. She was a founding judge for the Theatre Tampa Bay professional theatre awards. You might also see her perform, dramaturg, or costume design at one of the professional theatres in the Tampa Bay area.
She is a member of VASTA, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.