D. Ohlandt is a professional in education, performance studies, and theatre practice currently based in the greater DC area. She earned a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Michigan in 2006 and was a Fulbright Fellow to Australia in 2005, where she studied with the Department of Performance Studies at the University of Sydney.

She has taught in traditional college classrooms and in a range of non-traditional settings, including residential and day programs for youth, community adult education programs, and on outdoor experiential education courses. She has been directing for the stage since 1995 and has also worked as a dramaturg, producer, stage manager, and assistant director on various productions. Both her directing and her teaching styles are influenced by her expertise in ensemble development and experiential education.

In addition, she also has extensive experience in program administration, including curriculum design and assessment, policy setting, and budget management.

Areas of specialization in her research and practice include: disability studies, the politics of representation, rehearsal documentation and analysis, directing practice, performance theory, critical literary and cultural theory, rhetoric and composition, introductory acting techniques, and 20th century theatre history.

D is available for workshops or consultation in writing or public speaking, and for custom-designed teambuilding or ensemble development sessions in the greater DC area. Please visit the linked pages above to learn more about her work.