Lockford, Lesa 1958-
Lockford, Lesa 1958-
Born June 1, 1958, in Salt Lake City, UT; daughter of Joyce Lockford (an educator); married Stephen Bond (divorced, 1991). Ethnicity: "Anglo-European." Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1980; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, acting diploma, 1983; California State University, Northridge, M.A. (with distinction), 1993; Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Ph.D., 1998. Politics: Democrat.
Professional actress on stage, film, television, and radio, 1983-90; Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, assistant professor of theater, speech, and dance, 1998-2000, holder of Mattie Allen Broyles chair, 1998-99; Bowling Green State University, associate professor of theater, specializing in acting, voice, and performance studies, 2000—. Moving Target Theatre Company, London, England, cofounder and joint artistic director, 1984-88; British Council, tour officer for drama and dance, 1987-88; also stage director. Performances as an actress include appearances in training programs; producer and performer, Alone and on Stage: An Evening of Solo Performances, Kilpatrick Auditorium, Shreveport, 1999, 2000; also conference participant. Antelope Valley College, adjunct instructor, 1993.
National Communication Association, Americas RADA Network, British Actors' Equity Association, Central States Communication Association, International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.
(And producer and director) Sacred Monster (play), produced at Studio Theater, California State University (Northridge, CA), 1992.
(And director and performer) What's a Nice Commodity Like You Doing in a Spectacle Like This (play), produced at Quigley Auditorium, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1995.
(And director) Blood/Lust (play), produced at Marion Kleinau Theater, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1996.
(With others; and performer) Overexposed (play), produced at Marion Kleinau Theater, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1996.
(With others; and performer) Censor (stage performance), produced at Marion Kleinau Theater, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1997.
Performing Femininity: Rewriting Gender Identity, AltaMira Press (Walnut Creek, CA), 2004.
(And performer) in/habit/us (solo show), produced in Returning Artists Program, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2004.
Contributor to books, including Ethnographically Speaking: Autoethnography, Literature, and Aesthetics, edited by Carolyn Ellis and Arthur P. Bochner, AltaMira Press (Walnut Creek, CA), 2001. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Theatre Annual, Theatre Topics, Qualitative Inquiry, Text ad Performance Quarterly, On Stage Studies, Women's Studies in Communication, and Studies in Symbolic Interaction. Member of editorial board, Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies; member of review editorial board, Text and Performance Quarterly, 2000—.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Forum: Qualitative Social Research, March, 2006, Mary Gergen, review of Performing Femininity: Rewriting Gender Identity.