Moriah Flagler

Moriah Flagler

Moriah Flagler

Postdoctoral Researcher

1102 Drake Perf & Event Ctr
1849 Cannon Dr
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Drama-Based Pedagogy
  • Arts Integration


  • MFA The University of Texas at Austin
  • BFA The University of Arizona

Moriah Flagler is a teacher, theatre maker, and scholar.  Her research focuses on community-based devising, applied improvisation, and digital storytelling. Her recent scholarship examines how devising digital stories with middle school aged Spanish speakers foregrounded their community cultural wealth in a schooling system that often strips Latinx youth of their languages and cultures through subtractive assimilation. Flagler received the 2019 Distinguished Thesis Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education for her study, "Storied Moments: Foregrounding Community Cultural Wealth through Digital Storytelling." 

Flagler holds a Master of Fine Arts in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Education from The University of Arizona.  She is currently the Artistic Director of Be the Street, an Ohio State University community-engaged devising program where she continues to explore the intersections of place, identity, connection, story, and social justice.


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