V. Gaye Jeffers teaches UHON 3540: Topics in Visual and Performing Arts: Collaborative Creation: Theatre Offstage. Professor Jeffers is a director, playwright, scenic designer and producer. She teaches the Introduction to Theatre honors seminar, as well as courses in directing, theatre history, and theory and criticism. Austin Peay State University premiered Jeffers’ play Philo (inspired by Sophocles’ Philoctetes) in 2010. UTC Theatre premiered her adaptation of Aristophanes’ Peace in 2008. Professional theatre credits include the Tony Award-winning Goodman Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, National Jewish Theatre, Lifeline Theatre and the Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theatre. In 2011, Ms. Jeffers received the UTC College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Creative Scholarship Award.