An experienced, driven, multi-hyphenate practician of craft, art, and education, I am committed to fulfilling diverse professional assignments with the full benefit of my curiosity, drive, and large skill set.


I am a playwright, dramaturge, essayist, freelance writer and editor with decades of experience in a variety of forms.  My produced plays include RPM (Revolutions Per Minute), Snake Oil, The Birds and the Bees, and The Maybe Pile.  I was the recipient of Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2nd Nord Playwriting Fellowship, and was a PlayLabs playwright in 2015’s Great Plains Theatre Conference.  I have created a variety of space-based historical work, in both museum and educational settings, including Canton, Ohio's Bicentennial Project and a summer-long arts experience at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois. 

Additionally, I am an experienced editor and play dramaturg, and have a strong track record of assisting fellow writers with feedback, editing, and mentorship (in any genre, but especially in creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and fiction).  I have blogged for over ten years at  I hold an MS in Theatre History & Criticism from Illinois State University, as well as an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. 

I am available for commissions, freelance work, editing, and dramaturgy.  Please email me for my writing CV for further productions, publications, and related experience.

Playwriting Instruction and Dramaturgy


I am a college lecturer, tutor, and mentor based in the Midwest.  With over ten years’ experience in higher education teaching settings, I focus primarily on composition and writing studies, though I am also highly competent and experienced in teaching communication, creative writing, humanities, and theatre studies.   With over thirty-five individual course preps, eighty courses individually taught, and experience at twelve different institutions in urban, suburban, and rural areas (including community college, state university, private college, online, hybrid, dual-enrollment, and others), I am an instructor of intense diversity and pedagogical aptitude.

My primary focus as an instructor is student success, based on department and institutional outcomes.  I have extensive experience with online support platforms, online teaching, and curriculum development and implementation.  My course evaluations reflect my commitment to student success and overall course effectiveness, as do my recommendations from my colleagues, mentors, and employers. 

I am available for instruction, consulting, curriculum development and resources, and mentorship.

Please see my CV, teaching philosophy, and LinkedIn for further information, or email me at my general address below.

CV:Download Teaching CV 

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:Download Teaching Philosophy


CONTACT: arwenamitchell@ gmail . com