Courtney Bailey Parker is an actor, writer, and literature/theatre professor based in the St. Louis area. She earned her PhD in English Renaissance Literature from Baylor University in 2016, with a research specialty in the plays of William Shakespeare and performance studies. She also holds an MA in English from Baylor, with a concentration in modern and contemporary drama. Her academic writing has appeared in Mississippi Quarterly, Literature and Belief, Cahiers Elisabethains, ANQ, Praxis, and elsewhere. As an actor, she has worked in Austin, Atlanta, and now St. Louis. Dr. Bailey Parker is an Assistant Professor of English in Greenville University’s Center for Visual Culture and Media Studies, where she teaches courses in theatre history, Shakespeare, British literature, writing, and dramatic literature. She also serves as Associate Artistic Director of The Factory Theatre at GU.
upcoming theatre projects
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Curley’s Wife), produced by SATE Ensemble Theatre in St. Louis, MO. November 8-11 and 15-18, 2017.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Director/Lead Designer), produced by The Factory Theatre at Greenville University. December 14-16, 2017.
The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown (Cathy), produced by The Factory Theatre at Greenville University (Instructor Showcase). September 14-16 and 21-23, 2017.
The Diviners by Jim Leonard, Jr. (Director), produced by The Factory Theatre at Greenville University. April 20-22, 2017.
The Factory Theatre Hour, 2016-17 Season (Voice Actor). Sketch comedy radio show and podcast produced by The Factory Theatre. Episodes available on iTunes.
The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare. (Hermione/Time/Mopsa), produced by Something For Nothing Theatre Company in Austin, TX. Director Deb Streusand. (Reviews: Broadway World – AUSTIN Review; Central Texas Live Theatre Review)