Theodora Skipitares - Associate Professor
Theodora SkipitaresAssociate Professor
Art and Design Education
Steuben Hall 2
14/FA-ADE-531A-03 Student Teaching: Public School, Preschool-Kindergarten-High School
14/SP-ADE-531A-02 Student Teaching: Public School, Preschool-Kindergarten-High School
14/FA-ADE-531A-04 Student Teaching: Public School, Preschool-Kindergarten-High School
14/SP-ADE-531A-01 Student Teaching: Public School, Preschool-Kindergarten-High School
14/FA-ADE-532A-03 Student Teaching Seminar
14/SP-ADE-532A-01 Student Teaching Seminar
14/FA-ADE-532A-04 Student Teaching Seminar
14/SP-ADE-532A-02 Student Teaching Seminar
14/SP-ADE-535-01 Puppets & Performing Objects
14/FA-ADE-535-01 Puppets & Performing Objects
14/SP-ADE-619-01 Foundations in Art & Design Education
14/FA-ED-250-01 Contemporary Ideas About Art and Self
1973 M.F.A. New York University
Theodora Skipitares, an interdisciplinary artist and educator, began teaching in the Art and Design Education Department in 1995. During the 1980’s and 90’s she traveled extensively, performing and exhibiting her artwork throughout Europe, Asia and South America. At this time, she was also a teaching artist for the Guggenheim Museum Learning thru Art Program and for Hospital Audiences, Inc. At Pratt, she taught the course Contemporary Ideas of Art and Self, a course that enables the student to develop a personal philosophy as an artist, designer, and teacher through the exploration of the relationship between the creator, the creative process, and art and culture. The culminating project for each student is an autobiographical performance, based on the idea that teaching is a performative act.
In 2005, she was offered a one-year full-time position in the department. In 2006, she applied for and was awarded a full-time tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with CCE.
She has served on the following committees: Committee on Academic Standing, Peer Review Committee (ADE), Academic Review Committee (ADE). For the past three years, she has collaborated with Jennifer Miller (Circus Amok) to curate a puppetry/circus event in the Pratt Student Union.
Theodora Skipitares has received 28 National Endowment for the Arts grants for her work, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship, McKnight Playwriting Fellowship, and Rockefeller Fellowship, among others.
In the past two years, she has been invited to present lectures throughout Europe, India, and Cyprus, as well as several universities in the U.S. To date, she has created 23 original performances works that have been reviewed favorably in several publications, including the New York Times.
2012 Fulbright Specialist Award, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Sri
2012 Guest Artist, The New School, New York
2010 Guest Artist, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York
PAJ 100 (January 2012) – Performance New York (A journal of Performance and
PROMETHEUS WITHIN (April 2012) written, designed and directed by Theodora
FANTASTICAL FASCINATIONS (December 2011), Pratt Student Union, coordinated by Theodora Skipitares and Jennifer Miller, Dept. of Humanities.
LYSISTRATA (February 2011) adapted, designed, and directed by Theodora Skipitares, La MaMa Theater, New York.