Music Department

Faculty Bio

Bio Image Rebekkah J. Meixner-Hanks

Rebekkah J. Meixner-Hanks

Associate Professor of Theatre
Theatre Department Coordinator
Phone: (812) 941-2653
Office Location: OG 057

Academic Background

Masters:
University of Louisville
Country: United States
Degree: Master of Fine Arts
Major: Theatre Arts
Bachelors:
University of New York at Oswego
Country: United States
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Theatre
Minor: Philosophy

Biography

Since joining the Indiana University Southeast faculty in 2005, Rebekkah has spent her time as the theatre department coordinator/ chair and associate professor of theatre. While working for IU Southeast she is also the department’s resident scenic and lighting designer; and as needed she has also stepped in the costume designer’s shoes. In 2010 she was given the honor of designing the scenery and lighting for Lee Meriwether’s world premiere of her one woman show The Women of Spoon River. In 2012 this same production was chosen to be a part of the prestigious NY Fridge Festival. Prior to joining IU Southeast, Rebekkah worked as a successful designer and properties master for numerous regional theatres throughout the Northeast. When not being a properties master she has built a career around working in various technical theatre positions and Theatrical design. Rebekkah obtained her Masters of Fine Arts for theatre design and production from the University of Louisville and holds her B.A. from the State University of New York at Oswego.

Memorable design credits include: The Mousetrap, Mad at Miles, Equus, The Women of Spoon River, Godspell, House of Blue Leaves, My Name is Tracy, Bus Stop, Proof, Sweet Bird of Youth, Noises Off, among many others.

Regional Technical Theatre Credits Include: Alley Theatre in Louisville KY, Music Theatre Louisville, Louisville KY, Bunbury Theater in Louisville KY, University of Louisville in Louisville KY, New Harmony Theatre in Evansville IN, Worcester Foothills Theatre in Worcester MA, The Boston Conservatory of Music in Boston MA, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn NY, as well as others.

Professional Interests

Teaching
  • Theatre Appreciation
  • Introduction to Theatre History I
  • Introduction to Theatre History II
  • American Theatre: The Black Experience
  • Scene Design
  • Stage Lighting
  • Topics in Theatre and Drama
  • Stage Make-up
  • Costume Design
  • Costume Construction
Research
  • Scenic Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Stage Properties Design and Construction