JANICE SHORT, Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Commuication Studies, is a graduate of Morgan State University (1991). She received her Masters of Arts degree in Theatre from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio (1995). Ms. Short joined the Morgan State Fine Arts and Speech Communication Departments as a lecturer in the fall of 1995. She has directed several Theatre productions and Oral Interpretation presentations while at Morgan State University. Her directing works consists of The Medea Myth, T-Bone and Weasel, Big Momma ‘n Em, Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery, The Vagina Monologues. “I Ain’t Noways Tired”, “Vignettes from the African-American Male Experience”, “The Conductor’s Song”, and selections from James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones. Ms. Short has also directed the children’s play, “The Storytrain,” a collection of world trickster tales which she adapted for the stage. She looks forward to working with award-winning author and playwright, J. California Cooper, on adapting her short stories for stage and directing her plays. Ms. Short has directed Theatre Morgan’s production of Anna Deveare Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 and Steel Magnolias and will be directing the Pulitzer Prize winning production Topdog/Underdog this 2006-2007 season.