Professor - Theatre
Office: Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center 208
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Bloedel has worked in the theater department at Bethany Lutheran College for twenty years. In that time he has directed or technically directed over 60 shows. He is the originator of Bethany’s annual vaudeville revue Theatre Physics which will have its 19th incarnation in the fall of 2012. He recently wrote and directed the play Life Coach, in the Sig Lee Theater on Bethany's campus. Other full-length plays written by Bloedel include: the Minnesota based comedy Icehouse Madrigals, and Jam Jar Sonnets (published by Playscripts Inc.). Other published one-act plays by Bloedel include: The Seussification of A Midsummer Night's Dream, One-Act Rhymes for Bible Times, A Seussified Christmas Carol, A Play With Words, The Rules of Comedy, and The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, which has the distinction of being performed over 1500 times world-wide.
- Play Directing
- Theatrical Design
- A.A. from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota
- B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota
- M.A. from Minnesota State University-Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota
- Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival,
- Evangelical Lutheran Synod Board for Youth Outreach
KCACTF Region 5 award for Bethany's original production of Jam Jar Sonnets.
Many years of church youth work.
- Juggling/Circus Arts
A Christ-centered approach to teaching is at the very heart of the Bethany Lutheran College theater curriculum. We will study plays of all types and genres, and all of them will be examined through the lens of Christ.