Terri has worked and trained with many companies and practitioners across the US and UK through workshops, residencies, performances, education and professional training programs. She has been associated with the RSC, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the SITI Company, The Wooster Group, Cleveland Public Theatre, The Wexner Center, The Queen's Company and Marcel Marceau. Terri is a member of many theatrical unions, and has worked under AEA, AGVA and IATSE contracts in the entertainment industry including long term full-time positions for Disney and Universal Studios Hollywood. In Los Angeles she was in many theatrical productions including the critically acclaimed Electra: I Hate My Momma and Step Daddy, Gypsy with the Westside Musical Theatre Company, and Antigone at the Knightsbridge Theatre. She also performed lead and supporting roles in independent feature films such as Two Gentlemen of Verona (a modern version of Shakespeare's play) written and directed by award winning filmmaker Karen Klopfenstein.
Terri was awarded an MFA in Staging Shakespeare with Distinction (2004) and a PhD in Performance Practice (2010) from the University of Exeter in England. Her plays Drag King Richard III and Possession:Macbeth have been toured throughout the UK. In 2005, she served as Assistant Director and performed in Taming of the Shrew with the All-Female Queen's Company in New York City. Terri authored and served as the Course Director for the MA in Performing Shakespeare at Bath Spa University. She also was a Director and Education and Outreach Manager for the Bristol Shakespeare Festival, and a consultant for the Global Virtual Theatre Project in the UK. She has many publications, academic and artistic, and continues to champion minority and queer communities and the arts. Her book Shakespeare and Gender in Practice (Palgrave 2016) has been released globally and features the acclaimed London production of her play Drag King Richard III produced by Stance Theatre Company. Reviewer Max Sycamore wrote, "Terri Power's script is fearless, featuring scenes packed with a brutal honesty that can only be applauded" and was “easily one of the most thought-provoking shows on the London stage at the moment.”
Terri is one of the founding members of Stance Theatre Company UK and is the company's resident playwright. Terri teaches in Southern California and lives in Palm Desert, California with her wife and two dogs.
Below are descriptions of some of her current and on-going projects.
DRAG KING RICHARD III
written by Terri Power
This play has recieved outstanding critical attention including being commneded by Amnesty International in 2004. Currently touring the UK .
Shakespeare and Gender in Practice (Book)
This monograph is being released January 2016 by Palgrave Macmillan as part of the outstanding Shakespeare in Practice series.
Cock-A-Hoop: Contemporary Shakespeare in Practice
A symposium bringing together interdisciplinary artists, scholars and students to explore Shakespeare in the New Millennium.
Held in April 2013 at Bath Spa University.