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Tuesday, July 31
 

1:00pm

2012 ATHE Leadership Institute® (Mentors Only)
2012 ATHE ATHE Leadership Institute® (Mentors Only) meeting

Speakers
avatar for Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler

President, Valparaiso University
BK

Barbara Korner

University of Connecticut


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Thornton A, Eleventh FloorBC 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:00pm

1:30pm

2012 ATHE Leadership Institute® (All)
2012 ATHE ATHE Leadership Institute® (All)

Speakers
avatar for Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler

President, Valparaiso University
BK

Barbara Korner

University of Connecticut


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Thornton A, Eleventh FloorBC 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:00pm

Theatre as a Liberal Art Pre-Conference - Cancelled
Tuesday July 31, 2012 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:30pm

2012 ATHE Leadership Institute® (Buffet Dinner)
2012 ATHE ATHE Leadership Institute® (Dinner)

Speakers
avatar for Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler

President, Valparaiso University
BK

Barbara Korner

University of Connecticut


Tuesday July 31, 2012 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00pm

2012 Operations Committee Meeting
2012 Operations Committee Meeting

Speakers
avatar for William (Bill) Doan

William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
President's Suite 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
 
Wednesday, August 1
 

8:00am

2012 ATHE Leadership Institute® (All)
2012 ATHE ATHE Leadership Institute® (All)

Speakers
avatar for Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler

President, Valparaiso University
BK

Barbara Korner

University of Connecticut


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:00am - 5:30pm
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Association of Theatre Movement Educators Pre-Conference
Association of Theatre Movement Educators Pre-Conference

Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:00am - 6:00pm
Offsite: Liaison Hotel

8:00am

Theatre as a Liberal Art Pre-Conference - Cancelled

Theatre as a Liberal Art Pre-Conference


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:00am - 6:00pm
Offsite: Hartke Theatre, Catholic University of America 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Association for Asian Performance Pre-Conference
Association for Asian Performance Pre-Conference

Speakers
JD

John D. Swain

Independent Japanese Consultant and Translator
"Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes ~ goodwill among men and peace on earth." Albert Einstein I have two great kids!


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:00am - 7:00pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Association for Asian Performance Pre-Conference
Association for Asian Performance Pre-Conference

Speakers
JD

John D. Swain

Independent Japanese Consultant and Translator
"Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes ~ goodwill among men and peace on earth." Albert Einstein I have two great kids!


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:00am - 7:00pm
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00am

Focus Group Representatives' Meeting
Focus Group Representatives' Meeting

Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00am

Black Theatre Association Pre-Conference
Black Theater Association Pre-Conference

Speakers
SC

Soyica Colbert

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Representative


Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00am

ITP/TASC Pre-Conference:Interactive Performance and Social Change: Civic Engagement and Rehearsal for Action Track 2 (Interactive Theatre)
Interactive Theatre Sub-Committee and TASC Pre-Conference


Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00am

Theory and Criticism (TC)/Theatre History (TH) Focus Groups Pre-Conference
Theory and Criticism (TC)/Theatre History (TH) Focus Groups Pre-Conference

Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00am

9:00am

Latina/o Focus Group Pre-Conference
Latina/o Focus Group Pre-Conference

Wednesday August 1, 2012 9:00am - 10:00pm
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

10:00am

Acting Program Pre-Conference
Acting Program Pre-Conference


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Glacier, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

12:00pm

Playwrights And Creative Teams Pre-Conference - CANCELLED
Playwrights And Creative Teams Pre-Conference - CANCELLED

Wednesday August 1, 2012 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Redwood, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

12:00pm

Performance Studies Focus Group Pre-Conference
Performance Studies Focus Group Pre-Conference

Speakers
avatar for Megan Shea

Megan Shea

Language Lecturer, NYU
International Zombie Slayer


Wednesday August 1, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:00pm

Governing Council Meeting
Governing Council Meeting

Speakers
avatar for William (Bill) Doan

William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.


Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:00pm

1:30pm

ATHE Membership Research Group Discussion
Wednesday August 1, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Offsite - Liaison Hotel, Hub Room, Lobby Level 415 New Jersey Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20001

2:00pm

2012 ATHE Leadership Institute® Breakout Session
ATHE Leadership Institute® Breakout Session

Speakers
avatar for Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler

President, Valparaiso University
BK

Barbara Korner

University of Connecticut


Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Eleventh Floor Parlor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Governing Council and Focus Group Representatives' Meeting
Governing Council and Focus Group Representatives‰Ûª Meeting

Speakers
avatar for William (Bill) Doan

William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.


Wednesday August 1, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:30pm

Governing Council/Focus Groups Representatives' Reception
Governing Council/Focus Groups Representatives‰Ûª Reception

Speakers
avatar for William (Bill) Doan

William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.


Wednesday August 1, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
President's Suite 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Meet the Teams: David Mark Cohen (DMC) and New Play Development Workshop (NPDW)
Creative teams for the New Play Development Workshop and David Mark Cohen Award reading will meet for informal team meetings and first readings of the plays that will be presented during the ATHE Conference.


Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Columbia B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:30pm

Association of Theatre Movement Educators Pre-Conference Reception
Association of Theatre Movement Educators Pre-Conference Reception

Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00pm

Interactive Theatre Project (ITP)/Theatre and Social Change (TASC) Performance

Interactive Theatre Project (ITP)/Theatre and Social Change (TASC) Performance


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Columbia A 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
 
Thursday, August 2
 

8:00am

Association for Asian Performance Pre-Conference 3
AAP Pre-Conference 1

Speakers
JD

John D. Swain

Independent Japanese Consultant and Translator
"Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes ~ goodwill among men and peace on earth." Albert Einstein I have two great kids!


Thursday August 2, 2012 8:00am - 1:00pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Association for Asian Performance Pre-Conference 4
Association for Asian Performance Pre-Conference 4

Speakers
JD

John D. Swain

Independent Japanese Consultant and Translator
"Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes ~ goodwill among men and peace on earth." Albert Einstein I have two great kids!


Thursday August 2, 2012 8:00am - 1:00pm
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:30am

Graduate Student Symposium: Opening Meet and Greet and Get Your Bearings
Graduate Student Symposium: Opening Meet and Greet

Speakers
CC

Cassidy C Browning

Performance as Public Practice PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin
Activist theatre practitioner, teacher, and scholar


Thursday August 2, 2012 8:30am - 9:30am
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:30am

ATHE Leadership Institute®

ATHE Leadership Institute®


Speakers
avatar for Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler

President, Valparaiso University
BK

Barbara Korner

University of Connecticut


Thursday August 2, 2012 8:30am - 10:45am
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00am

Finance Committee Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting

Speakers
FT

Frank Trezza

ATHE Treasurer


Thursday August 2, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am
Glacier, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00am

Association of Theatre Movement Educators Pre-Conference
Thursday August 2, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm
Capitol B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00am

Interactive Theatre Program/TASC Pre-Conference:Interactive Performance and Social Change: Civic Engagement and Rehearsal for Action Track 1
Interactive Theatre Program/TASC Pre-Conference:Interactive Performance and Social Change: Civic Engagement and Rehearsal for Action Track 1


Thursday August 2, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00am

Paid Workshop #1 - Kimberly Dark - Using Spoken Word Performance and Storytelling to Expand Students’ Performance, Writing and Innovation Skills
Paid Workshop #4 - Kimberly Dark

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Dark

Kimberly Dark

Kimberly Dark is a master facilitator who has led groups to awareness and understanding on three continents over the past twenty years. In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, she’s a writer and storyteller whose work has been invited to hundreds of colleges, universities, theatres, festivals and conferences. Through the body and stories, she leads groups to their own skills of peace and cultural transformation. She blogs regularly... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 9:00am - 12:15pm
Regency C, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00am

Theory and Criticism (TC)/Theatre History (TH) Focus Groups Pre-Conference
Theory and Criticism (TC)/Theatre History (TH) Focus Groups Pre-Conference

Thursday August 2, 2012 9:00am - 1:00pm
Offsite: Smithsonian American History Museum 1400 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20560

9:00am

New Play Development Workshop and David Mark Cohen Reading Orientation and First Rehearsal
Orientation and meetings for New Play Development Workshop and David Mark Cohen Reading participants: program overviews, finalizing casting and team working sessions.


Thursday August 2, 2012 9:00am - 1:00pm
Regency A, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:30am

Graduate Student Symposium: Teaching and Mentorship for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals
Renowned recipient of the 2011 ATHE Outstanding Teaching Award Dr. Jill Dolan will share her expertise on teaching, mentorship, and what she has learned from guiding graduate student teachers and early career professionals.

Speakers

Thursday August 2, 2012 9:30am - 11:15am
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

10:00am

Acting Program Pre-Conference
Acting Program Pre-Conference


Thursday August 2, 2012 10:00am - 1:00pm
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:00am

ATHE Leadership Institute® Luncheon
ATHE Leadership Institute® Luncheon

Speakers
avatar for Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler

President, Valparaiso University
BK

Barbara Korner

University of Connecticut


Thursday August 2, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

ATHE Membership Research Group Discussion
Thursday August 2, 2012 11:30am - 1:00am
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Acting Together on the World Stage
The feature documentary, "Acting Together on the World Stage," highlights courageous and creative artists and peacebuilders working in conflict regions, describes exemplary peacebuilding performances and offers tools for the creative transformation of violence. The performances in the film illustrate that theatrical works and ritual are effective resources for non-violent resistance to injustice, for the rehumanization of former enemies and for acknowledgement, remembering and healing in the aftermath of mass violence.

Thursday August 2, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Publishing Requirements for Promotion and Tenure: A Roundtable Discussion of Current Problems and Possible Solutions
Problems arise when universities require a published book for tenure and promotion. What can we in ATHE (and maybe with ASTR) do about this problem?


Thursday August 2, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Graduate Student Symposium: Thriving in Graduate School and Laying the Foundation for Your Career
How can you make the most of your time in graduate school? How can you work to attain the necessary elements of an exceptional CV? And how can you employ sustainable and sound practices with regard to your teaching, conference participation, university service, publication, production work, and more? Join us for a discussion geared toward graduate students and early career professionals featuring teacher/scholar/practitioner/activist/mentor/administrators Ann Haugo, Jorge Huerta, Joan Lipkin, Madison Moore, and Aaron C. Thomas.

Speakers
JH

Jorge Huerta

Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego
I am known as "The Melodramatic Mexican" by my students and friends, so that's one of my passions: my Mexican/Chicana/o heritage. I am also passionate about the promotion of US Latina/o and Latin American theatre in the U.S. I earned my B.A and M.A. in Drama at Cal State L.A. in 1966-67 and started teaching high school drama in 1966 LONG BEFORE "GLEE" hit the little screens. I went on to earn my Ph.D. in Dramatic Art at UC Santa Barbara in 1974... Read More →
JL

Joan Lipkin

Writing/Directing/Social Activism
AC

Aaron C. Thomas

Visiting Lecturer, Dartmouth College


Thursday August 2, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Peter Sellars Live!
Speakers

Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

'Writing' in the Devising Process: A Workshop on Multiple Techniques for Creating Devised Theatre
Three devising practitioners will present a workshop on how to generate "scripted" material for devised performances using physical theatre, adaptation, image exploration, and ethnography.


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Association for Asian Performance Board Meeting
Speakers

Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Redwood, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

ATHE Membership Research Group Discussion
Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Offsite - Liaison Hotel, Hub Room, Lobby Level 415 New Jersey Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20001

1:30pm

Engage in ATHE: 2012 Conference Orientation
Ask both what ATHE can do for you, and what you can do for ATHE! Offered annually, this session provides new and past attendees with strategies for navigating the conference and information regarding the organization.

Speakers
CK

Christopher Krejci

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Focus Group Representative


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Interdisciplinary Performance in the Liberal Arts: Challenges, Strategies and Success Stories
Participants share strategies on how they create interdisciplinary work, challenges they face and why they believe these performances are central to a liberal arts education.


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Modeling Creative Process as Civic Responsibilty
Our panel/workshop shares models of process behavior that seek to de-center the role of authority and build democratic spaces for collaborative creative environments.

Speakers
JM

Julie Mulvihill

Instructor of Dance and Movement, Georgia College; PhD ABD student at Texas Woman\'s University


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Patriotic Dissent as Civic Engagement: Political and Protest Theatre After 9/11
Contributors to _Political and Protest Theatre After 9/11: Patriotic Dissent_ (Routledge 2011) will consider how protest theatre has changed since the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Speakers
RC

Ryan Claycomb

Incoming Book Reviews Editor, West Virginia University
Associate Professor of English | | Assistant Dean of the Honors College | | West Virginia University | | | | Interested in reviewing a book for Theatre Journal? Email me at TJBookReviews@gmail.com to introduce yourself!
SW

Sara Warner

Object Lessons: How History Matters in the plays of Adrienne Kennedy and Suzan-Lori Parks, Cornell University
This paper will discuss how two examples of theatrical activism have negotiated the politics of the post- or para-human (Rotman 2008) brought to the fore by virtual media and environmental change. Such politics rethink what it might mean to assemble a collective and rehabilitate embodied gesture as political action. In the case studies, humans and non-humans, experts and non-experts are convened in different configurations through performance... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Congressional D, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Profiting from Artistry: Using Creative Work in the Tenure and Promotion Process
Panelists from a variety of disciplines and Administrative Positions will discuss the how practitioners can use their creative work in Tenure and Promotion.


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Using Personal Story to Make History Come Alive: WWII from Those Who Were There
Oral histories from men and women who served in WWII come alive in exhibits and performances, transforming memories into exciting theatre.

Speakers
avatar for Art Age Senior Theatre Resource Center

Art Age Senior Theatre Resource Center

President, ArtAge Senior Theatre Resource Center
Bonnie Vorenberg (B.A., M.S. Theatre) has been called “The Guru of Senior Theatre” for her groundbreaking work as a nationally recognized expert and pioneer in the field. | A Senior Theatre educator, director, speaker, and author, Bonnie is the President of ArtAge’s Senior Theatre Resource Center, the central information source for plays, books, and information. She has the pulse on the field. | | Bonnie’s work has been... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Visual Dramaturgy
This roundtable explores the dramaturgy of visual theatre, investigating how puppets, visual media, dance, movement, and space condense, complement, coexist with, or counteract verbal narrative.


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

'The Revolution will be Streamed': The Performance of Protest in the 21st Century
Social media are now utilized to organize and implement political protests, shifting borders between the mediatized and the live within the context of political performance.


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Curtains Up 1 (Debut Panel; Session 1 of 2; Joint with ATDS and BTA)
An emerging scholars panel introducing new scholarship in American, Black, Latina/o and Latin American Theatre and Drama.

Speakers
IM

Irma Mayorga

Assistant Professor of Theater, Dartmouth College
The Panza Monologues, Second Edition from UT Press. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVQZzXSL6uI & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUotBOm2bYY Irma Mayorga is a scholar/artist in theater and holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design (UW-Madison) and a Joint Ph.D. in Drama and the Humanities from Stanford University. Currently @ Dartmouth College.


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Divas, Drums, and Downtown: Queer Theory, Feminism, and Performance in a Post-Feminist Moment
This panel will investigate the intimate and frequently fraught relationship between queer theory and feminism vis-a-vis performance today.


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Emerging Voices in Theatre History: Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel
Please join the Theatre History Focus Group in celebrating the work of its emerging scholars.

Speakers
LF

Lisa Freeman

Associate Professor, English, University of Illinois at Chicago


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

The Musical Marionette: Puppetry, Theory, and Musical Theatre
These papers explore the relationship between puppetry (traditional and non-traditional) and musical theatre drawing from aesthetic philosophy, psychology, and cultural studies.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Donovan

Katie Donovan

Visiting Assistant Professor, Franklin & Marshall College


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Theatre and Civic Engagement through High Impact Learning Strategies and Cross Disciplinary Partnerships
Theatre and Nursing professors speak and reflect on integrating service learning and new pedagogical strategies into the teaching of L.A., ESL Nursing and Theatre students.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Cesarano

Mike Cesarano

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, Queensborough Community College / CUNY
A member of the CUNY (City University of NY) Theatre faculty for almost two decades, Mike Cesarano has been teaching at Queensborough Community College since 2000, teaching various courses in Performance and Media. Mike is an experienced theatre practitioner, having been an actor, director, stage manager and sound designer. He studied acting with F. Murray Abraham while earning his MFA from Brooklyn College. Mike is a member of the Gilbert and... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Prosody 400
Music, poetry, grade school, high school, and college come together to strengthen mutual understanding and develop the collective voice of an entire community.

Speakers

Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Refocusing for the Lens: Teaching Acting for the Camera for the Digital Generation
The panel shares philosophies, experiences and on camera techniques to prepare actors for the demands of auditioning and working on camera.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Drake Brody

Jane Drake Brody

Jane Drake Brody: Master Teacher
There can be no more joyful activity than teaching talented young actors to release the joy in them. I am twice blest (reference above)
SD

Stephanie Daventry French

East Stroudsburg University


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Regency C, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

2013 Conference Committee Meeting
2013 Conference Committee Meeting

Speakers
CB

Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 4:45pm
Glacier, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm

Paid Workshop #2 - Synetic Theatre Part 1A
Paid Workshop #2 - Synetic Theatre Part 2A

Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 4:45pm
Capitol B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Directing Program Debut Panel
Session is awarded to an ATHE member who has not previously presented at a national conference.

Speakers

Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Research and Publications Committee Meeting

Research and Publications Committee Meeting




Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Advancing the Form: Research and Scholarship in Devised Theatre
Join Tectonic's Andy Paris and faculty from Bucknell, Western Washington and Adelphi Universities as they speak about their cross campus exploration in devised theatre scholarship.

Speakers
RB

Rich Brown

Rich Brown teaches physical acting at Western Washington U where he directs and devises. He studied at U of Oregon, NYU, SITI Company & Dell’Arte. In recent summers he led Viewpoint and Suzuki intensives for Teatrul Fara Frontiere at the National Theatre of Romania in Bucharest, devised and co-directed The American Family at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival along with Andy Paris of Tectonic Theatre Project, and performed in Pillowman... Read More →
SM

Sarah Martin

Scenic Designer, Assistant Professor, Adelphi University
Research Interests: Devising and collaborative design processes; Multidisciplinary collaboration; Theatre and social practice; Design and performance technologies; Site-specific design and the architecture of performance space. | | Current Projects: Square Peg Round Hole (Tectonic Theatre Project); Entertainment Innovation Conference (UNCSA/USITT); #Wishing Pelt (installation design, Artist: Sean Fader), Good Person of Setzuan (Adelphi... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

ATHE Ambassador's Roundtable: The State of the Profession
ATHE Ambassadors--long-standing, service-oriented members of ATHE at the top of their field--reflect on the state of the profession in this interactive roundtable.


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Dramaturgy, Ensemble-Driven Theatre, and Discourses of Collaboration
This session explores how rehearsal dramaturgy integrates itself into ensemble-driven theatre, and how ensemble-driven theatre impacts the process of dramaturgy.

Speakers
SH

Scott Horstein

Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy and Contemporary Theatre, Sonoma State University
Scott Horstein was formerly Manager of Play Development for Cornerstone Theater Company and Literary Director for the Black Dahlia Theater. Freelance dramaturgy credits include Denver Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, and the Old Globe, where he dramaturged for Arthur Miller on his penultimate play Resurrection Blues. He has directed at Native Voices, East West Players, and the West Coast Ensemble, and taught at SCR, AADA... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Today - An Overview
This session will be a description of the many different programs and initiatives available to students and faculty through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, now in its 46th year. A roundtable question-and-answer discussion will follow.

Speakers
GH

Gregg Henry

The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
(Artistic Director, KCACTF) Recent productions- Theater J: Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam, for The Welders: happiness (and other reasons to die) by Bob Bartlett, Theater Alliance and Hub Theatre: Wonderful Life by Helen Pafumi and Jason Lott, Theater Alliance: You Are Here by Daniel MacIvor, Round House Theatre: A Sleeping Country by Melanie Marnich, WSC Avant Bard: Two-Headed by Julie Jensen and Scaramouche by Barbara Field, Metro Stage... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Congressional D, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Popular Entertainment in America: Evolutions in How We Spend and Interpret Leisure
This roundtable will present some of the changes in popular entertainments between the 1860s and 1920s, and follow with a discussion of the societal forces that shaped them.

Speakers
RB

Rosemarie Bank

"Not METAMORA Again! Can the Merely Popular Be Canonical?", Kent State University
In my PhD thesis I hypothesise that there exists personnel, structural, choreographical and aesthetic relations between the European court ballet of the 19th century and the modern ‚entertainment dance’ arising around 1900. This hypothesis is based on recognizable parallels between choreographic sketchbooks, dance notations, and pictures from the 19th century and the first photography of popular dances (order of the dancers, stage design... Read More →
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Susan Kattwinkel

Associate Professor of Theatre History and Criticism, College of Charleston
I teach Theatre History and Literature, Dramaturgy, Feminist Theatre, Performance Studies, etc. I research American popular theatre of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.
NJ

Naomi J. Stubbs

LaGuardia CC


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Unions: A Bridge to the Profession
Learn how Equity and the new SAG-AFTRA are partners from early training throughout a career.


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Interactive Theatre (and Facilitation) in Action
Two interactive theatre pieces will be performed and facilitated, followed by an in depth discussion concerning interactive theatre challenges and key elements for effective facilitation.

Speakers
CM

Cece McFarland

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Missouri
I don't let many people into my heart. I expect people to make rational choices, even though I know they don't.
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Kate Wintz

University of Missouri Summer Repertory Theatre
ENFP.


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Outlaw Civics, Out Engagements: Theatrical Practices Combating Homophobia
Play readings, video of theatrical productions, and a discussion about the most effective theatrical strategies and dramatic devices available to combat homophobia in local communities.

Speakers
JL

Joan Lipkin

Writing/Directing/Social Activism
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Brent Stansell

Theatre Educator, Dramaturg, Actor, The George Washington University, American University, The Catholic University of America, Round House Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Theatre


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Asian Theatre Journal Lecture by Richard Nichols
The Association for Asian Performance is honored to present Dr. Richard Nichols, renowned teacher, translator, and scholar of modern Korean drama and theatre.


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Disability Performance: Audiencing Procedures
Poetic play with displacement and engagement, with non-normate embodiment and enmindment, at universities and in public, in recent disability performance events in the US.

Speakers
PK

Petra Kuppers

Land-Based Performance Pedagogies: Embodiment/Enmindment, University of Michigan
This paper aims to analyse the complex theatrical environment in late 19th and early 20th century Naples, focusing on those aspects that can be considered the main background in Eduardo De Filippo's production. In that period, Naples is centre of a strong intellectual conflict between a strong vernacular theatre tradition based on the figure of the capocomico (in this case similar to grande attore of the national theatre) and new authors' idea of... Read More →
VL

Victoria Lewis

Professor, Theatre Arts, University of Redlands
theatre history, disability studies, people's theatre, mark rylance, gatz, my cat Basil, my old company LILITH, the mysteries, the chautauqua/pageant movement, project runway.
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Scott Wallin

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
Scott Wallin is a Ph.D. candidate in performance studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His current research investigates psychosocial disability and performance and builds on a background of psychiatric social work, acting, and directing for the stage.


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Preaching to the Choir: Collaborations Between Religious and Civic Performance
The papers on this panel explore various collaborations between religious and civic performance to question if is it ever truly possible to advocate for change.

Speakers
KE

Kurt Edwards

East Central University
LP

Laurelann Porter

PhD Student, Arizona State University


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Tracing the Routes of Memory and Identity: Theatre and Performance in Latin America
This panel investigates the avenues through which Latin American performance and theatre practitioners transform and transmit individual and national identities, histories, and memories.

Speakers
NM

Noe Montez

Assistant Professor of Drama, Tufts University
Noe Montez joined the Department of Drama and Dance after serving as the Dramaturg at the Cleveland Play House and as a freelance director and actor. His interdisciplinary research explores the intersections of performance, developmental psychology, memory and trauma. His manuscript project, Staging Post-Memories in the Contemporary Argentine Theatre, discusses memory politics among Argentine theatre artists who subverted institutionalized... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm

Women and Theatre Program Debut Panel
The Women and Theatre Program proudly presents papers from promising emerging scholars in our field.


Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:00pm

Awards Ceremony
Awards Ceremony

Speakers
KW

Kevin Wetmore

Loyola Marymount University


Thursday August 2, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Regency B, Ballroom Levelallroom, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

6:00pm

Keynote Presentation
Keynote

Speakers
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William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.


Thursday August 2, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Regency B, Ballroom Levelallroom, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:15pm

ATHE Opening Reception
ATHE Opening Reception

Speakers
ML

Mark Lococo

Professor, Director of Theatre, Loyola University Chicago, Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Thursday August 2, 2012 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Exhibits Columbia ABC 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00pm

Awards/Keynote Reception
Awards/Keynote Reception

Speakers
KW

Kevin Wetmore

Loyola Marymount University


Thursday August 2, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
President's Suite 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00pm

Rehearsal for Staged Reading of The Force of Habit
Open rehearsal for staged reading of a new translation of 'The Force of Habit', a Spanish Golden Age play by Guillen de Castro.

Speakers
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Rick Davis

Exec. Dir., Hylton Performing Arts Center/Associate Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University
Directing, translating, writing, writing about, and teaching theater and opera, new and old; building a community (artistic, social, political, economic) for the Hylton Center; exploring and advancing the enduring values and evolving opportunities of the liberal arts throughout the educational spectrum.
SP

Susan Paun de Garcia

Associate Provost, Denison University
I'm passionate about Spanish Golden Age theater in Spanish and in English translation, in period production and in modern adaptation.


Thursday August 2, 2012 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Regency C, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00pm

DocumentNation Performance Project Rehearsal #2

DocumentNation Performance Project Rehearsal #2


Thursday August 2, 2012 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:30pm

Legislative Theater Performance - CANCELLED
CANCELLED

Thursday August 2, 2012 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Regency A, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
 
Friday, August 3
 

7:15am

Association of Theatre Movement Educators Morning Warm-Up #1
Association for Theatre Movement Educators Morning Warm-Up #1. Start your day off by waking up and moving your body!

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2012 7:15am - 7:45am
Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

2013 Conference Planners Meeting #1
2013 Conference Planners' Meeting #1

Speakers
CB

Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Electronic Technology Committee Meeting
Speakers
TB

Terry Brino-Dean

ATHE Secretary


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Strategic Planning Committee Meeting
Stratgic Planning Committee Meeting

Speakers
HB

Henry Bial

President, ATHE
Looking forward to another great ATHE Conference!


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

8:00am

A Toolkit for the Comedia: Engage Your Community with the Spanish Golden Age
Consider a Golden Age play for your stage! Offering tools for bringing the comedia to wider audiences, joined by directors of Hispanic theatre in D.C.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Davis

Rick Davis

Exec. Dir., Hylton Performing Arts Center/Associate Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University
Directing, translating, writing, writing about, and teaching theater and opera, new and old; building a community (artistic, social, political, economic) for the Hylton Center; exploring and advancing the enduring values and evolving opportunities of the liberal arts throughout the educational spectrum.
SP

Susan Paun de Garcia

Associate Provost, Denison University
I'm passionate about Spanish Golden Age theater in Spanish and in English translation, in period production and in modern adaptation.


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Criticism as Activism Roundtable Series: Promoting Praxis
As part of the Criticism as Activism roundtable series, this panel explores how innovations in practice, playwriting, directing, acting, criticism, pedagogy demand new critical techniques and theoretical methods.


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Exploring the Soul of Higher Education Theatre
This session joins a local applied theatre group, Wandering Souls, in exploring the true spirit of theatre, and a possible paradigm change for higher education curriculum.


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Freeway Fliers, Unite! An Open Forum on the Adjunct Workforce in ATHE and the Academy
A discussion on exchanging self-support tactics and improving conditions for contingent faculty members, and an exploration into how ATHE can respond to adjunct needs.

Speakers
JK

Jennifer Kokai

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Weber State University


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Incorporating Asian Performance into the General Theater Course
Experienced teachers of Asian performance offer tips, resources, and tried-and-tested plans for bringing Asian forms into the general theater course. Come learn how!

Speakers
BD

Boris Daussa-Pastor

Professor, Head of Theory and History Department and Head of Graduate Programs, Institut del Teatre, Barcelona (Professor) / CUNY-Graduate Center (PhD Candidate)
Boris Daussà-Pastor is Theatre PhD Candidate at The Graduate Center-CUNY (New York). He is also a professor at Institut del Teatre (Barcelona), where he has been recently elected Head of the Department of Theory and History of the Performing Arts and also appointed Head of Graduate Programs. He has taught in the USA and Spain courses on Theatre Theory, History of Performing Arts, Acting, Asian Theatre, and Performance Studies. Boris combines his... Read More →
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Ronald Gilliam

Doctoral Candidate, Asian Theatre, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
I am currently a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) in Asian Theatre at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. I previously received my MA from the department of Performance Studies at New York University and my BA in Theatre and Chinese Language from Butler University. My current academic research examines the manifestations and changes to modern Uyghur drama in Chinese Central Asia. In addition to my academic contributions I also direct performances. Most... Read More →
DM

David Mason

The Limits of Mimesis in Religious Performance, Rhodes College
In Audience Engagement and the Role of Arts Talk in the Digital Era Lynne Conner argues that, “The pleasure inherent in the interpretive function is enhanced significantly when meaning is made social (Palgrave 2013)”. The contemporary theatre audience has become a restless participant in a traditionally constructed (e.g. passive) viewing experience. Those who go to the theater don’t want to just sit and watch a play; they want to talk about... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Meet the Fellows: The College of Fellows of the American Theatre and Civic Engagement
The College of Fellows of the American Theatre convenes annually at the Kennedy Center. A roundtable of Fellows will inspire those who aspire.

Speakers
RB

Rosemarie Bank

"Not METAMORA Again! Can the Merely Popular Be Canonical?", Kent State University
In my PhD thesis I hypothesise that there exists personnel, structural, choreographical and aesthetic relations between the European court ballet of the 19th century and the modern ‚entertainment dance’ arising around 1900. This hypothesis is based on recognizable parallels between choreographic sketchbooks, dance notations, and pictures from the 19th century and the first photography of popular dances (order of the dancers, stage design... Read More →
FJ

Franklin J. Hildy

The Theatre,’ archeological stratification, and Shakespeare’s playhouses, Theatre Architecture Working Group
I've been developing experiences practiced in arts of the body dealing with a moving approach called bodily paths. In one of his most settings outlined, body path implies the reversal of the attention over his own body, amplifying somatic experience at the level where perceiving possible pulsations of movement is achieved. The witness quality of consciousness, thrown from these heating, double up with not merely seeing but also moving... Read More →
JH

Jorge Huerta

Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego
I am known as "The Melodramatic Mexican" by my students and friends, so that's one of my passions: my Mexican/Chicana/o heritage. I am also passionate about the promotion of US Latina/o and Latin American theatre in the U.S. I earned my B.A and M.A. in Drama at Cal State L.A. in 1966-67 and started teaching high school drama in 1966 LONG BEFORE "GLEE" hit the little screens. I went on to earn my Ph.D. in Dramatic Art at UC Santa Barbara in 1974... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Glacier, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Teaching Histories of Actor Training: Broadening Awareness of the Various Civic Functions of the Actor.
A look at the history of actor training with specific focus on various actor's contributions to civic engagement across times and cultures.

Speakers
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Jane Drake Brody

Jane Drake Brody: Master Teacher
There can be no more joyful activity than teaching talented young actors to release the joy in them. I am twice blest (reference above)
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Mark Seton

Honorary Research Associate, University of Sydney
My personal 'mission' is to investigate, devise and nurture resilient and relational education,that is Living, Intentional, Vulnerable and Embodied (LIVE) through creative and playful practices and productions in the arts, humanities, social and health sciences at tertiary levels of education and in the workplace. | People in the arts, humanities, social and health sciences often put themselves ‘at risk’ in offering protection, healing or... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Performer Politicians and Politician Performers: From Artist to Activist and Activist to Artist
This panel will present scholarship related to actors who entered the political arena, as well as politicians who trod the boards on stage.

Speakers
JM

James M. Brandon

Professor of Theatre, Hillsdale College
THEATRE IS LIFE...FILM is Art...television is furniture
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Sarah McCarroll

Georgia Southern University
Sarah McCarroll is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University, where she is also a member of the Center for Irish Teaching and Research. She teaches courses ranging from Script Analysis and Theatre History to Costume Design and Stage Makeup, and is the Costume Shop manager. Sarah holds a PhD from Indiana University in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature and an MFA in Costume Design and Technology from the University of... Read More →
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Tom Robson

Assistant Professor of Theatre & Dance, Millikin University
Focus Group Representative for Theatre History


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Public Performances, Private Matters: Women on the Political Stage
What are the many roles women play, feminist or otherwise, on the American Political Stage? This panel explores how women perform their roles as candidates and spouses and in various political arenas and contexts.


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Theatre and Social Change Debut Panel
In this session, the Theatre and Social Change (TASC) focus group is pleased to highlight work of three artist-scholars, followed by lively discussion.

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Advocating Better Preparation of Stage Directors for Musical Theatre
Advocating improved training of individuals from outside musical theatre to produce better quality productions. Included are text analysis, musical programming, collaboration, music, and dance.


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Latina/o Performance: Counteracting Narratives of Legal Marginalization
Considering as well as presenting recent Latina/o performances, our panel evaluates tactics to reimagine identity and reactivate rights in the face of increasingly stringent immigration laws.

Speakers
ML

Michelle Lopez-Rios

Associate Professor of Voice and Speech, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Helping people discover their voice and share their experience is my passion.


Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Jane Chambers Play Rehearsal
Rehearsal for the performance of the Winner of the Jane Chambers Playwrighting Award

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Book and Performance Review Writing Workshop
Book and Performance Review Writing Workshop

Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Devising Speech Exercises: Making Speech more Accessible for Youth - Cancelled
Connecting speech in preparation for acting using phonetic pillows for middle and high school, participants work on sound symbol identification, physical exercises, text, dialect exercises.

Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Capitol B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Paid Workshop #2 - Synetic Theatre Part 1B
Paid Workshop #2 Synetic Theatre Part 2B

Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 11:15am
Regency C, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

New Play Development Workshop: Rehearsal Part I
Rehearsal for the first half of the plays selected for the New Play Development Workshop and Showcase series.



Friday August 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:30pm
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:45am

Nominations Committee (NOM) Meeting
Nominations Committee Meeting

Speakers
SP

Steve Peters

ATHE Nominations Committee Chair, Immediate Past President


Friday August 3, 2012 9:45am - 11:15am
Glacier, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:45am

All Conference Plenary: The Advocacy Imperative
All Conference Plenary

Speakers
avatar for William (Bill) Doan

William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.


Friday August 3, 2012 9:45am - 11:15am
Regency A, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Black Theatre Association Membership Meeting
Networking opportunity for individuals interested Black Theatere. At this meeting business will be conducted and elections will be held for future officers.

Speakers
SC

Soyica Colbert

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Representative
PJ

Patrick J. Sims

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Conference Planner


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Directing Program Membership Meeting #1
Members of the Directing Program conduct FG business, welcome new members and begin conference planning.



Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Focus Group Membership Meeting
At the LGBTQ Focus Group Membership Meeting, participants discuss the goals, leadership, and future plans of the focus group.

Speakers
NS

Nick Salvato

Associate Professor of Theatre, Cornell University
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Focus Group Conference Planner
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Brent Stansell

Theatre Educator, Dramaturg, Actor, The George Washington University, American University, The Catholic University of America, Round House Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Theatre


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Playwrights and Creative Teams (PACT) Focus Group Membership Meeting
All PACT members and others interested in getting involved with Playwrights and Creative Teams are welcome to attend this membership meeting.

Speakers
RS

Rodger Sorensen

Associate Dean College of Fine Arts and Communications, Brigham Young University
Playwrights and Creative Teams Focus Group Representative


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Religion and Theatre Focus Group Membership Meeting
Join the Religion and Theatre Focus Group for its annual meeting to discuss future conference planning and activities. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Speakers
JS

Jill Stevenson

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Marymount Manhattan College
Religion and Theatre Focus Group Representative


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Senior Theatre and Research Focus Group Membership Meeting
Learn about the Focus Group and how you can contribute to the Focus Group's goals, leadership and future plans. Discover Senior Theatre news and trends.

Speakers
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Art Age Senior Theatre Resource Center

President, ArtAge Senior Theatre Resource Center
Bonnie Vorenberg (B.A., M.S. Theatre) has been called “The Guru of Senior Theatre” for her groundbreaking work as a nationally recognized expert and pioneer in the field. | A Senior Theatre educator, director, speaker, and author, Bonnie is the President of ArtAge’s Senior Theatre Resource Center, the central information source for plays, books, and information. She has the pulse on the field. | | Bonnie’s work has been... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Theatre as a Liberal Art (TLA) Focus Group Membership Meeting
Annual meeting for those celebrating theatre as a liberal art and/or theatre programs within a liberal arts setting. Officer elections, program initiatives and conference planning are on the agenda.

Speakers
JS

Jay Sierszyn

Director of Theatre, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Out-going "Theatre as a Liberal Art" Focus Group Representative


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Glacier, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Theatre History (TH) Focus Group Membership Meeting
Join us for the annual meeting of the Theatre History Focus Group to connect with other teachers and scholars and to begin planning for the 2013 conference.

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Anderson

Virginia Anderson

Chair and Conference Planner, Theatre History Focus Group; Assistant Professor of Theater, Connecticut College


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Summit Meeting
Summit Meeting

Speakers
avatar for William (Bill) Doan

William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
President's Suite 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Acting Program Focus Group Meeting
This is a strategic planning session for all Acting Program members.

Speakers
AT

Alica Tafoya

Acting Program Focus Group Representative


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

American Theatre and Drama Society Membership Meeting
Membership meeting for the American Theatre and Drama Society. Open to all ATDS/ATHE members interested in the work of ATDS.

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Intent and Impact of Community-Based Theatre: Advocacy? Collaboration? Education?
Through performance and discussion, explores goals, methodologies, and outcomes of community-based theatre including the 52nd Street Project, Theatre of the Oppressed, and the Arts Initiative.

Speakers
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Lisa Brenner

Associate Professor, Drew University
Lisa is a Member at Large for Theatre and Social Change. She is the co-author of Katrina: the K Word, a play based on interviews with residents of New Orleans. Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Columbia University. At Drew, where she recently won the Distinguished Teaching Award, she teaches Theatre History, Dramaturgy, African-American Theatre, and a Community-Based Theatre course with Newark high school students. She is currently working on... Read More →
KC

Kate Collins

Doctoral Student, The Ohio State University
I'm currently a doctoral student in Arts Administration, Education and Policy at Ohio State, soon entering into my dissertation research. I was previously faculty in theatre and film at Bowling Green State University for four years. I have an MFA in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State and a BFA in Acting from SUNY Fredonia. My passions and research interests include arts-based civic engagement...theatre with urban youth... interdisciplinary arts... Read More →
SG

Sarah Gabel

Chairperson Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Loyola University Chicago


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

National Playwriting Program (NPP) of Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
This session will be a description of the many different National Playwriting Awards which are available to students and faculty through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, now in its 46th year. A roundtable question-and-answer discussion will follow.



Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Signs and Community Under the Big Top: Exploring Circus as Civic Engagement
This panel will discuss Paul Bouissac's text SEMIOTICS AT THE CIRCUS and present position papers regarding the intersection of semiotics, circus performance and civic engagement.


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Tales From The Trenches: Perspectives on Creating Theatre with LGBTQ and Allied Youth
LGBTQ youth advocacy requires special emphasis on providing structure and support for the youth to do the work. Hear war stories, successes, and strategies.

Speakers
CK

Christopher Krejci

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Focus Group Representative
JL

Joan Lipkin

Writing/Directing/Social Activism


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Dissidence and the Politics of Fear: Performing Human Rights in Latin America
This panel examines the ways Latin American artists have responded to human rights violations and their use of performance as a site of dissent and activism.


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Engaging Japanese Modernities
How did (and do) politics resurface in the arts and lives of Japan's newly minted modern "citizens" from the Meiji Restoration through the post-world-war Occupation?


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Locaturgy--Dramaturging the Local
This panel will investigate the ways in which dramaturgy can be used to make the performing arts truly local. How does dramaturgy connect a piece to the geography, history and culture of a particular audience.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Resing

Mary Resing

Artistic Director, Active Cultures, the vernacular theatre of Maryland
Mary Resing, the artistic director of Active Cultures Theatre, is a playwright, director & dramaturg. The Maryland State Arts Council recognized her in 2012 with an Individual Artist Award in Playwriting for her signed/spoken musical Visible Language. Her work has been seen around the country on at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Hartford Stage, Ann Arbor Rep, Empty Space, New Dramatists, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth, and Source Theatre... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Capitol B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Post Traumatic, Post Colonial, Post Communist: Women Writing and Performing Civic Engagement
This panel proposes an exploration of women's playwrights and performers who demonstrate civic engagement in their art as they deal with the multifaceted aspects of surviving political traumas, of living in post-colonial, post communist or post dictatorial societies.


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Regency A, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Rehearsal #2 for Staged Reading of The Force of Habit

Open rehearsal for staged reading of a new translation of 'The Force of Habit', a Spanish Golden Age play by Guillen de Castro.


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Physical Dramaturgy: Investigating Text and Generating Material Physically, Part 1
This participatory workshop will explore different approaches to physically examine theatrical material.

Speakers
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Stephanie Roberts

Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of Missouri-Kansas City
I have been teaching, directing, coaching and choreographing at UMKC for the past 6 years. My courses include Mask, Clown, Commedia dell'Arte, and Epic Storytelling. I also direct ensemble-devised work at the university in in the KC community. I received my MFA from Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. I am passionate about collaboration and community.


Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

DocumentNation Performance Project Rehearsal #3
DocumentNation Performance Project Rehearsal #3

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2012 11:30am - 1:30pm
Regency C, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:00pm

Coiled Black Tresses: Traditional Japanese Hairstyles
Japanese traditional hairstyles are mysterious and enticing, especially those frozen in time as theatrical wigs. Scrutinize actual wigs closely, along with detailed explanations and videos.


Friday August 3, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Exhibit Hall - Columbia ABC, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:00pm

Author Signing/Bingo
Author Signing/Bingo

Speakers
CB

Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013


Friday August 3, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Exhibits Columbia ABC 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:00pm

Graduate Student Subcommittee Luncheon
Join fellow graduate students for lunch and conversation. We'll meet in the Hyatt lobby at 12:00pm and walk to a fabulous local eatery together.

Speakers
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Cassidy C Browning

Performance as Public Practice PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin
Activist theatre practitioner, teacher, and scholar


Friday August 3, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Offsite 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Awards Committee Meeting
Awards Committee Meeting

Speakers
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Kevin Wetmore

Loyola Marymount University


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Glacier, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Adjunct Faculty: Is It a Trend or is it the Future?
What conditions face today's adjunct professor? This panel will reveal experiences of today's adjunct theatre professors and offer strategies for those facing similar circumstances.


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Advocating and Collaborating through Local Collegiate Partnerships
Members of a Maryland Community College consortium will report on the recent creation of this affinity group. The panel invites other perspectives in this open discussion about the successes and challenges of such groups.

Speakers
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Bill Gillett

Asst Professor, Coodinator for Theatre, Carroll Community College
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Valerie Lash

Chairperson, Arts & Humanities Division; Professor of Theatre; Founding Director, Rep Stage AEA Theatre in Residence at, Howard Community College
Positions at Howard Community College | Chairperson of Arts and Humanities Division | Professor of Theatre | Founding Artistic Director, Rep Stage, AEA Professional Theatre in Residence | ~ Actor, Director & Designer | Executive Producer, Arts Collective | Theatre – Acting | | REP STAGE - ACTING | | Two by J.M. Barrie: The New Word & Mrs. Torrance | The Old... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Criticism as Activism Roundtable Series: Activating Agency
As part of the Criticism as Activism roundtable series, this panel investigates how innovations in performance form and theatrical language challenge critical responses to performances that explore cultural and political empowerment.

Speakers
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Nelson Barre

Human Palimpsests and Layered Storytelling: Ritual, Memory, and Oral Stratification in Enda Walsh’s The Small Things, National University of Ireland, Galway
In 1828, the American actor Edwin Forrest announced a playwriting competition for a $500 prize, "of which the hero, or principle character, shall be an aboriginal of this country." The winning entry was John Augustus Stone's METAMORA; OR, THE LAST OF THE WAMPANOGS, first performed in 1829. The play was a hit and prompted a surge of Indian dramas in the 1830s and 40s, including John Brougham's burlesque METAMORA; OR, THE LAST OF THE POLLYWOGS... Read More →
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Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013
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Max Shulman

Doctoral Student, Tufts University


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Foundational Documents Session – Dramaturgy Focus Group (DR)
The Dramaturgy Focus Group presents an exciting performative interrogation of the Foundational Documents.

Speakers
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Karen Jean Martinson

Lecturer, Chicago State University
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Cynthia SoRelle

Board Chair, LMDA
Please as me about applying for the ATHE Dramaturgy Debut Panel. I'm happy to tell you about the LMDA BLY Creative Capacity Grants (deadline to apply this year is September 15th) and the range is $5,000 to $20,000. I serve as Board Chair for LMDA and on the BLY Committee; I chair the ATHE Debut competition. Past Focus Group Rep, Conference Planner, & Nominations Committee member for ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group. Professor, Theatre, McLennan... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

The Marriage of Technology, Media and Theatre?
As the lines between technology and traditional theatre blur in a multi-media marketplace, is there a necessity for more collaboration between Film/Television/Media programs and Theatre departments?

Speakers
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Denise Massman

Associate Professor Denise Massman, M.F.A. has been specializing in all aspects of theatre design for nearly 40 years. She has designed for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks; Montana Lyric Opera Company; Montana Repertory Theatre; Missoula Children's Theatre; Vigilante Theatre; Alpine Theatre Project; Motrans Dance Company; onsite tableaus for the multimedia project Geyserland and for Grandstreet Theatre in Montana. Regionally she has designed... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Theatre Topics Editorial Board Meeting
Annual meeting of the Editorial Board of Theatre Topics. This is a closed session.

Speakers
CB

Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Sequoia, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Focus Group Debut Panel
This session features an emerging scholar or scholars working within the area of LGBTQ studies and presenting at ATHE for the first time.

Speakers
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Nick Salvato

Associate Professor of Theatre, Cornell University
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Focus Group Conference Planner


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Religion and Theatre (RT) Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
Emerging scholars explore the intersection of the religion, performance, and spaces of civic engagement. The papers demonstrate the symbiotic relationship between religion and the public sphere.

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

The Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D)
This adjudicated panel spotlights the work of scholars who have not presented at a national conference as well as established scholars new to the areas of Music Theatre and/or Dance.


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

The Path to Presence
Presence is a heightened state of relaxed alertness in performance. The panel will explore multicultural methodology from ritual to new pedagogy to attain presence.

Speakers
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Flloyd Kennedy

Being in Voice
Flloyd Kennedy is an Australian actor, singer, clown, writer, director and voice and acting coach. She took part in the British folk revival in the 60s, performed street theatre, cabaret and fringe theatre, and was Artistic Director of Golden Age Theatre (Scotland) for 6 years. Since returning to Brisbane in 1997, she has directed and performed with many local independent theatre companies and short films. She has taught at RSAMD, QUT, UQ, and... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Twentieth Century American Theatre and Drama
Four established scholars will present papers reflecting their varied research interests intended to inspire discussion on the state of American theatre and drama research.


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Unsung Heroes: Black Theatre and Activism of the early 20th Century
Panel will feature papers exploring the lives Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Edythe Scott Bagley and Bayard Rustin. Together, the lives of these seemingly "average" Black Americans offer glimpses into the daily heroism of what it meant to Black before, during and after the Civil Rights movement.

Speakers
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Patrick J. Sims

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Conference Planner


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Using Theatre to Educate
Learn how to use theatre to educate about past history and current issues using the experiences of two companies as your inspiration.

Speakers
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Art Age Senior Theatre Resource Center

President, ArtAge Senior Theatre Resource Center
Bonnie Vorenberg (B.A., M.S. Theatre) has been called “The Guru of Senior Theatre” for her groundbreaking work as a nationally recognized expert and pioneer in the field. | A Senior Theatre educator, director, speaker, and author, Bonnie is the President of ArtAge’s Senior Theatre Resource Center, the central information source for plays, books, and information. She has the pulse on the field. | | Bonnie’s work has been... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Americans for the Arts Breakout 1 - Tips and Techniques for Advocacy on the Federal Level
Plenary Breakout Sessions

Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Americans for the Arts Breakout 2 - Tips and Techniques for Advocacy at the Local, State and Institutional Level
Plenary Breakout Sessions

Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

OWS: A Newspaper Performance Event
Teresa Rende, Willa Taylor, and Chanelle Vigue collaborate with OWS participants across the nation to create a performance that interrogates the multiple issues of representation surrounding the OWS movement.

Speakers
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Teresa Rende

Education and Community Engagement Associate, Goodman Theatre


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Regency A, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Physical Dramaturgy: Investigating Text and Generating Material Physically, Part 2
This participatory workshop will explore different approaches to physically examine theatrical material.

Speakers
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Kevin Inouye

Adjunct, William and Mary U
Kevin Inouye is an instructor of acting, movement and stage combat. An SAFD Certified Instructor and NMCA Teacher Candidate, he teaches courses at the College of William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Christopher Newport University and elsewhere. He is a SAG-AFTRA actor and also works as a fight director, armourer, and gun wrangler, and will begin Fall 2014 as Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming.
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Jeff McMahon

Presented by Performance Space 122, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, PS 1, LACE, Cleveland Performance Art Fest., Jacob's Pillow, Center for Contemporary Arts (Santa Fe), Dance Works (Toronto), and venues in U.S. Canada, Europe. Dance films shown worldwide. Training: theatre/dance at Reed College, and with Joan Skinner, Mangrove Collective, James Tyler, Ruth Zaporah, and David Schein. He received eight Fellowships and two Project Grants... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Performance: Jane Chambers Winning Play 2012 Reading
An all-conference event, sponsored by WTP and ATHE Moderated by Maya E. Roth (Georgetown University) Join us for a staged reading of this year's Winning Play--which features feminist perspectives and significant roles for female performers. The Playwright of this year's winning play will join us for a QandA to follow the featured event. We will also briefly preview other new feminist plays honored by this year's contest, which draws more than 100 entries annually from across the US and beyond.

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 5:00pm
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Paid Workshop #3 - Sojourn Theatre
Paid Workshop #3 - Sojourn Theatre

Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 5:00pm
Regency C, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Workshop with Washington-based Directors
Professional directors conduct rehearsal workshop on scenes from Sophocles’ Antigone


Friday August 3, 2012 1:45pm - 5:00pm
Capitol B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Betraying Artaud: Projects in Actual and Virtual Realities
Peter Brook claimed that, Artaud applied is Artaud betrayed. The three panelists, working singly and collaboratively, discuss their explorations of the Theatre of Cruelty.

Speakers
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Stephen Schrum

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Areas of interest: Playwrighting and Digital Performance. Using technology for both teaching and performance. Also, taking lesser known works and breathing new life into them.


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

David Goodman, Karen Brazell, and the Modern and Classical Japanese Theatres
This roundtable will focus, analyze, and contextualize the scholarship and life of David Goodman and his work in the modern and avant-garde Japanese theatre.

Speakers
KM

Katherine Mezur

Absolute Cute: "New Dimensions" of Stratification in KATHY's Animated Bodies, Independent Scholar
This narrative analysis research project seeks to investigate and further our understanding of how theatre and performance makers have devised theatre in response to and in the aftermath of mass violence and genocide in the post-colony. This study is a meditation on memory and on the ways in which memory has operated in Brett Bailey’s work on the 1904-1907 San-Herero massacres in Namibia, and the Belgian and the French colonial atrocities in... Read More →
KW

Kevin Wetmore

Loyola Marymount University
GZ

Gouhe Zheng

Professor of Japanese, Ball State University
Modern Japanese theatre, comparative study of modern Japanese and Chinese theatre.


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Design, Technology and Management Program of Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF)
This session will be a description of the many different programs in theatre Design, Technology and Management available to students and faculty through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, now in its 46th year. A roundtable question-and-answer discussion will follow.

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glacier, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Documentary Theatre as Civic Engagement
Documentary theatre has frequently been a locally-generated form of civic engagement. This session will focus on presentations by playwrights and other creative personnel engaged in such projects.


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Engaging the 'Classics': Educating Students and Audiences through Performance of Classic Plays
This roundtable panel will focus on the challenges and rewards that are inherent when staging classic works of dramatic literature.

Speakers
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Marshall University/Jack Cirillo

Program Director/Professor, Marshall University


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

National Partners of American Theatre (NAPAT): Welcome and the Awarded Play-reading, session 1
National Partners American Theatre, an ATHE affiliate, welcomes members both new and prospective, to a reading and discussion of this year's awarded student play. Please join us for the play reading followed by collegial discussion of the programs sponsored by NAPAT, an organization where 100% of member dues support student awards.

Speakers
JK

Jeffrey Koep

Dean, College of Fine Arts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Teaching Music Theory in the Musical Theatre Program
A discussion of the challenges, merits, and techniques of teaching music theory to musical theatre Students in a theatre context.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Shorter

Alan Shorter

ssociate Professor, Performance Faculty, TCU
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Jonathan Swoboda

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Music Director, Kent State University


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

What do We Know? Dialogues on Applied Theater Scholarship and Praxis
Who defines, controls, and benefits from knowledge production and scholarship? This forum/roundtable provides a dialogic space for reflecting on key questions related to applied/social theater praxis.

Speakers
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Ann Elizabeth Armstrong

associate professor of theatre, miami university
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Sonja Kuftinec

Professor, University of Minnesota
Staying less busy and more thoughtful; finding a way to be mindful about everyday practices including parenting and pedagogy.
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Dani Snyder-Young

Associate Professor of Theatre, Illinois Wesleyan University
Talk to me about nominating your hero for 2015 ATHE Awards. | | Applied theatre, critical pedagogy, social justice.


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

'Synchronicity': Multi-Sited Performance as Civic Engagement
The unified effort to stage single performances at multiple sites simultaneously questions theatre's ephemerality, emphasis on collaboration, and place in an increasingly globalized community.

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Anderson

Virginia Anderson

Chair and Conference Planner, Theatre History Focus Group; Assistant Professor of Theater, Connecticut College


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

African American Theater and Drama Since 1987, part 1
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, ATDS presents a series of sessions designed to chart the progression of our discipline. This session focuses on Black Theater and Performance.

Speakers
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Soyica Colbert

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Representative


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Performance Studies (PSFG) Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
The annual, vetted Emerging Scholars Panel for the Performance Studies Focus Group

Speakers
avatar for Megan Shea

Megan Shea

Language Lecturer, NYU
International Zombie Slayer
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Gillian Young

PhD Candidate, Art History, Columbia University


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Staging Latinidad: Reports from the Field Engaging Recent Productions of Latina/o Plays
Participants offer reports from the field that describe and thoughtfully explore recent new play productions by Latina/o playwrights and companies across the U.S.

Speakers
CP

Coya Paz Brownrigg

Assistant Professor, DePaul University
Coya is an Assistant Professor in the Theatre School at DePaul University, where she teaches classes on directing, ensemble creation, Hip-Hop theater, and theater history. She is also the Artistic Director of Free Street Theater in Chicago, which has been "taking theatre out of theaters since 1969." Interests: collaborative pedagogy, social justice, lip gloss.
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Irma Mayorga

Assistant Professor of Theater, Dartmouth College
The Panza Monologues, Second Edition from UT Press. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVQZzXSL6uI & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUotBOm2bYY Irma Mayorga is a scholar/artist in theater and holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design (UW-Madison) and a Joint Ph.D. in Drama and the Humanities from Stanford University. Currently @ Dartmouth College.


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Women's Work: Reclaiming a Space for the Forgotten Female Worker in American Theatre History
Through papers and a performance, this panel will uncover and evaluate the civic engagement and advocacy of under-represented female theatrical workers and some of their significant contributions as performers, playwrights, directors, and producers.

Speakers
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Jocelyn Buckner

Assistant Professor, Chapman University
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Bud Coleman

Professor of Theatre, University of Colorado at Boulder
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Rebecca Stone Thornberry

Assistant Professor of Communication and Theatre Arts, University of Wisconsin-Marinette
I am a director, actor, and scholar primarily interested in 18-21st century American theatre.


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Foundational Documents Session - Directing Program Focus Group (DP)
Panelists conduct hands-on exercises about devising using foundational government documents.

Speakers
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Anne Fliotsos

Professor of Theatre, Purdue University
I'm a long-time member of ATHE and former FGR of the Directing Program. Rather than retype my profile, pls visit my faculty profile at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/theatre/directory/?p=Anne_Fliotsos | | | | See you at ATHE!
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Stephanie Daventry French

East Stroudsburg University


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Americans for the Arts Breakout 3 - Tips and Techniques for Advocacy on the Federal Level
Plenary Breakout Sessions

Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Americans for the Arts Breakout 4 - Tips and Techniques for Advocacy on the State, Local and Institutional Level
Plenary Breakout Sessions

Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Rehearsal #3 for Staged Reading of The Force of Habit
Open rehearsal for staged reading of a new translation of 'The Force of Habit', a Spanish Golden Age play by Guillen de Castro.

Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sequoia, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Adjudicated Workshop of Debut and Adapted Acting Exercises (AP)
Adjudicated Workshop of Debut and Adapted Acting Exercises (AP)

Speakers
JL

Jeanne Leep

Producer of Edgewood College Theatre and Professor of Theatre Arts, head of acting and directing program, Edgewood College
AT

Alica Tafoya

Acting Program Focus Group Representative


Friday August 3, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

Embodied Research Methods: Proposals and Provocations
This panel brings together scholars and practitioners from applied and experimental theater to consider the political and epistemological implications of embodied research.

Speakers
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Ben Spatz

Adjunct Professor and Doctoral Candidate, City University of New York
Ben Spatz is Artistic Director of Urban Research Theater in New York City. His solo performance RITE OF THE BUTCHER (Cave Soak Festival, 2012; United Solo Festival, 2011) explores themes of power and violence through a unique synthesis of poetry, martial dance, and folk songs in an invented language. With Maximilian Balduzzi, Ben created and performed in PLAYWAR (Abrons Arts Center, 2012; Movement Research Festival, 2010) and THEATRICALE (Lincoln... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

Foundational Documents Session – Religion and Theatre Focus Group (RT): Performing Church and State: 'The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom'
In this foundational documents session, a panel will respond to Thomas Jefferson's "Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom."


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

National Partners of American Theatre (NAPAT): Welcome and the Awarded Play-reading, session 2
National Partners American Theatre, an ATHE affiliate, welcomes members both new and prospective, to a reading and discussion of this year's awarded student play. Please join us for the play reading followed by collegial discussion of the programs sponsored by NAPAT, an organization where 100% of member dues support student awards.

Speakers
JK

Jeffrey Koep

Dean, College of Fine Arts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

Outlaw Civics, Out Engagements: The LGBTQ Play Festival as a Platform for Advocacy, Collaboration, and Education
This session brings together scholars, artists, and administrators from across the US to consider the LGBTQ play festival format as a mode of civic engagement.

Speakers
CK

Christopher Krejci

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Focus Group Representative
JL

Joan Lipkin

Writing/Directing/Social Activism
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Brent Stansell

Theatre Educator, Dramaturg, Actor, The George Washington University, American University, The Catholic University of America, Round House Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Theatre


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

Playing to the Assessment Crowd: Assessment in the Theatre Program from Course to Curriculum
Panelists will discuss models for and processes of assessment designed to help theatre educators build robust and valuable assessments of theatre courses and curriculum.

Speakers
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Thomas Donnarumma

Assistant Professor, Iona College
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Kurt Edwards

East Central University


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Capitol B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

STAGING SEX: The Ins and Outs of Creating Romance on Stage.
From the tentative first kiss to XXX, practitioners examine both classwork and production approaches designed to keep student actors safe as they approach one another.

Speakers
KD

Karen Dabney

PhD Student, University of Colorado-Boulder
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Heather May

Associate Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Theatre for Social Change | | Representations of the Other Onstage | | 19th Century American Minstrelsy | | Female Impersonation | | Directing | | Stage Management
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Adam Noble

Assistant Professor, Indiana University
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Jay O'Berski

Artistic Director, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern
I'm in Lesotho, Africa right now doing actor training with a group of young artists who teach HIV/AIDS awareness through soccer. My other new project is creating a Legion of Anti-Racism in Durham with Chaunesti Webb. My company is six years old and does mostly original plays and imploded classics. Upcoming directing projects include RICHIE (an all female-adaptation of Shakespeare's RICHARD II) and WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN by Thomas Middleton.


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

The Capstone Course/Senior Project: Strategies for Design and Implementation
In this roundtable panelists discuss strategies for designing and leading the capstone course/senior project. Syllabi, objectives, outcomes and assignments will be shared.

Speakers
JL

Jeanne Leep

Producer of Edgewood College Theatre and Professor of Theatre Arts, head of acting and directing program, Edgewood College


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

The Theatre Artist as World Citizen: Exploring Study/Work Abroad Requirements for B.F.A. Programs
This panel will explore the need for a requirement of study/work abroad components in B.F.A. Theatre programs, and the various structures this requirement may generate.

Speakers
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Valerie Accetta

Head of Musical Theatre, University of Alabama at Birmingham
RB

Rachel Blackburn

Instructor, M.F.A. Candidate, Virginia Commonwealth University
Greetings! I am currently completing my M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy at Virginia Commonwealth University under Dr. Noreen Barnes. I am an instructor for VCU as well, and this year I am teaching Introduction to Stage Performance, History of Dramatic Literature, and Speech for Business and Profession. I hold a B.A. in Directing from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, and have spent the majority of my career directing, performing... Read More →
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Alison Frost

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi
Alison Frost is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Texas A&M University/Corpus Christi with an MFA in Directing from Florida State and an M.Ed. from Sam Houston State. She has worked professionally with the Alley Theatre, the Asolo Repertory Theatre, The Actor Factory, as well as with London's RADA, Royal National and Royal Shakespeare theatre companies. | | Having directed over 100 productions, she has recently completed... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

'Dramaturgs, Yes We Can!: Using Dramaturgical Skills to Create Leaders, Patriots, and Peacemakers'
Through the examinations of three other offbeat but real-world careers, dramaturgy's interdisciplinary nature and relevance will emerge.

Speakers
AS

Ashley Swetnam Dangerfield

University of Kansas
JH

Jacob Hellman

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

'Elective Performances': American Theatre in the 21st Century
Framed by the 2012 Presidential election, this panel considers the crucial role that theatre--drama, musicals, mass-media performance, and public protest--plays in U.S. politics.

Speakers
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Rick DesRochers

Associate Professor of Theatre, Long Island University Post
Associate Professor of Theatre Long Island University Post | Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center | Books: The New Humor in the Progressive Era: Americanization and the Vaudeville Comedian - Palgrave Macmillan, 2014; The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy - Bloomsbury, 2014 | Member: ATDS, ATHE, FIRT, SDC
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Iris Fischer

Professor, Department of English, University of Kansas


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

Advocating for the Anti-Glee: Alternative Images of the Musical on Film and Television
In these papers, the panelists advocate for a less-idealized, broader vision of the mediated musical than is currently popularly depicted on the television show Glee.

Speakers
MJ

Mary Jo Lodge

Associate Professor, Lafayette College


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

African American Theater and Drama Since 1987, part 2
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, ATDS presents a series of sessions designed to chart the progression of our discipline. This session focuses on Black Theater and Performance.

Speakers
SC

Soyica Colbert

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Representative
NH

Nicole Hodges Persley

Assistant Professor


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

Creating Civic Citizens through Performances of Marginalized Identity, Giving Voice without Fetishization: A Taught Panel
This panel addresses theatre as a mode of giving voice to students/audiences by exploring reconciliation of the visibility tension in the performance of marginalized identities.

Speakers
LH

Lisa Hall Hagen

Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Dramaturgy, Utah Valley University
JP

Jennifer Popple

Assistant Professor, Augustana College


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

Performances of Citizenship
This session explores how citizens have used performance as a mode of advocacy, employing techniques of theatricality to contest narratives of national belonging and imagine new forms of citizenship.

Speakers
KM

Katherine Mezur

Absolute Cute: "New Dimensions" of Stratification in KATHY's Animated Bodies, Independent Scholar
This narrative analysis research project seeks to investigate and further our understanding of how theatre and performance makers have devised theatre in response to and in the aftermath of mass violence and genocide in the post-colony. This study is a meditation on memory and on the ways in which memory has operated in Brett Bailey’s work on the 1904-1907 San-Herero massacres in Namibia, and the Belgian and the French colonial atrocities in... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

Sometimes A Rainbow: Old, Homeless, and Musical Comedy!
The musical comedy centers on an abused elderly widow who discovers the meaning of life and the joys of living while surviving on the streets of Washington, DC.

Speakers
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Art Age Senior Theatre Resource Center

President, ArtAge Senior Theatre Resource Center
Bonnie Vorenberg (B.A., M.S. Theatre) has been called “The Guru of Senior Theatre” for her groundbreaking work as a nationally recognized expert and pioneer in the field. | A Senior Theatre educator, director, speaker, and author, Bonnie is the President of ArtAge’s Senior Theatre Resource Center, the central information source for plays, books, and information. She has the pulse on the field. | | Bonnie’s work has been... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Regency C, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

Alternatives to Table Talk: Practical Exercises for the Early Stages of Rehearsal
Participants will explore a series of exercises that presenters use in the first week of rehearsals to mine the text and develop character.

Speakers

Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

Foundational Documents Project Session – Theatre and Social Change Focus Group (TASC)
Interactive exploration of selected foundational documents.


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

How to teach Alexander Technique Principles Even When You are Not a Certified AT Teacher
Discover ways of learning and teaching the Alexander Technique's unique way of thinking and moving in order to improve performance without using guiding hands.


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm

PlayWorks, Part 1: Advocating Performance: Civic Engagement and Hip-hop in the Creation of SMASH/HIT
First session of a two-part workshop/demonstration exploring the use of hip-hop performance as a tool for civic engagement within theatre.

Speakers
MB

Mike Bordner

Writing music and poetry has been my creative outlet to the world, allowing others to take journeys through my experience and thoughts. Steve Broadnax, a friend first and foremost, has been a mentor, partner, and fan of my work constantly pushing me to break boundaries and master my craft. I'm a fan and emcee of Hip-Hop and live the art form everyday of my life.
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William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.
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Aaron Todd Douglas

Loyola University Chicago / Congo Square Theatre
The Arts Infusion Initiative is a cohort of teaching artists and arts organizations seeking to engage "at-risk" youth by introducing theatre, and other artistic endeavors as a a positive occupation, and a gateway to a more productive and fulfilling life. | | Congo Square Theatre Company and its mission to produce established classics and contribute innovative additions to the African American theatrical canon remain a passion... Read More →
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Aristides (DJ Super) Nova

CEO/DJ, DJ Super Nova
CT

Christian Thompson

Student, Penn State


Friday August 3, 2012 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Two-Year College Program (TYCP) Focus Group Dinner Out!
An opportunity for TYCP members to chat over dinner at a local restaurant.

Speakers
BG

Bill Gillett

Asst Professor, Coodinator for Theatre, Carroll Community College


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Offsite 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Collaboration on the Cutting Edge: Teaching and Staging the Contemporary Avant-Garde
The panel seeks to envision ways to train theater artists for the challenges of staging contemporary avant-garde plays.

Speakers
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Stephen diBenedetto

Assoc. Chair and Assoc. Prof., University of Miami


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Collaboratively-Devised Activist Theatre: Exploring the Implementation and Impact of One Devising Methodology in Diverse Contexts, Take 1
A lively presentation/performance and exchange of ideas facilitated by contributing writers to Setting the Stage for Social Justice, SIUP's soon-to-be-released anthology.

Speakers
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Ann Elizabeth Armstrong

associate professor of theatre, miami university
DK

David Kaye

Chair, University of New Hampshire
Applied Theatre | | Theatre and Social Justice | | Acting | | Directing | | Clown and Commedia | | ATHE


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Cultivating Theatre/Ecology: Nature: Culture, and the Human Citizen
This roundtable explores a burgeoning ecological sensibility in our theatrical imaginations that seeks to understand the reciprocal relationships between humans and the non-human world.


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Debating (in)Civility in Social Change Performance
What role should civility play in activist performances? In this roundtable, scholar-activists discuss civility as both a goal and a hindrance to social change agendas.

Speakers
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Martine Green-Rogers

Post-Doc in Theatre, University of Utah
SK

Sonja Kuftinec

Professor, University of Minnesota
Staying less busy and more thoughtful; finding a way to be mindful about everyday practices including parenting and pedagogy.


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Demon Guides as Theatre Activists: Discussing the Lessons Learned from a Hell House Outreach Kit
This panel explores ideas about theatre outreach by presenting various responses to a 300-page document designed to help churches put on their own Hell Houses.

Speakers
AH

Anne Hamilton

Freelance Dramaturg, Hamilton Dramaturgy
Anne Hamilton is the Founder of Hamilton Dramaturgy, an international consultancy based in New York City's professional scene, and located in Bucks County, PA. She has twenty years of experience across the country and internationally. The majority of her clients are located in N.Y. and L.A. Her clients have gone on to win the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur “Genius” Award, the Tony ® Award, and a Royal Court International Residency. In 2009... Read More →
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LaRonika Thomas

Doctoral Student, University of Maryland


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Foundational Documents Session - Theory and Criticism (TC) Focus Group
Desert Island Docs! Join us for a lively debate about “foundational documents” as we ask what performances, scripts, and works of criticism are, have been, or should be our theatrical foundational documents.

Speakers
CB

Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013
DC

Dorothy Chansky

Archive to Art/Body to Blog to Book/Paper to Performance: Three Eleanors as Theatrical Translation Across Media, Texas Tech University
According to Agamben, to ostracize someone is the first political act. Criterias that conform the individual to the standarts of society are determined by the political power thus these change due to the unsteady structure of the politics. Therefore shifting among the social stratum may occur both gradually and unexpectedly. Play en titled “İz” ( Trace) brought on the stage by Galata Perform and being performed currently in this season of... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

It Takes a Village: The Pleasures and Perils of Academic Parenthood
Parenthood and theatre on the tenure track is a treacherous journey, one that requires "village" to overcome. Join us to hear strategies and momifestos!


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Model for Higher Education: The Arena Stage Collaborates and Engages DC Schools to Devise Performance
Model for Higher Ed: Arena Stage's Voices of Now collaborates with young artists to devise and perform autobiographical theater. Session includes performance, talk-back, and worksh


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

The Most Fabulous Producers: A Re-evaluation of Producers' Innovations and Achievements in American Theatre
Roundtable participants re-evaluate the business and creative contributions of major theatre producers, charting the evolving role of the producer from the nineteenth century to today.

Speakers
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Ryan McKinney

Co-Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY-Kingsborough Community College
(Musical Theatre Chair, Workshop Presenter & Regional Selection Team) is a newly-tenured Associate Professor of Theatre Arts for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College.  He has also served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns College, Emerson College and Western Connecticut State University.  In addition to his work as an educator, he maintains an... Read More →
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Mike Schwartz

Temporary Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
I'm happy to begin my 2nd year with IUP this fall. My interests include new play development, dramaturgy, directing, playwriting, performing, early 20th century Broadway, representations of unions and union members onstage, and musicals.


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Heart of a Woman
through discussion and performance, we will explore the neglected legacy of early Twentieth Century African American women playwrights from Washington D.C..


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Re-mix, Re-use, Re-frame: Strategies for Teaching Hip-Hop Theatre and Teaching Theatre with Hip-Hop.
Workshop addresses diverse approaches to teaching Hip-Hop Theatre classes, and proposes pedagogical strategies for using Hip-Hop as a critical framework within a broader Theatre curriculum.

Speakers
DB

Daniel Banks

Co-Director, DNAWORKS
CP

Coya Paz Brownrigg

Assistant Professor, DePaul University
Coya is an Assistant Professor in the Theatre School at DePaul University, where she teaches classes on directing, ensemble creation, Hip-Hop theater, and theater history. She is also the Artistic Director of Free Street Theater in Chicago, which has been "taking theatre out of theaters since 1969." Interests: collaborative pedagogy, social justice, lip gloss.


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Regency C, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Blue Collars in Ivory Towers
Our working-class backgrounds as members of ATHE are often invisible, because unmarked. Participants discuss how their backgrounds have affected their work in academic theatre.

Speakers
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William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.
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Sara Warner

Object Lessons: How History Matters in the plays of Adrienne Kennedy and Suzan-Lori Parks, Cornell University
This paper will discuss how two examples of theatrical activism have negotiated the politics of the post- or para-human (Rotman 2008) brought to the fore by virtual media and environmental change. Such politics rethink what it might mean to assemble a collective and rehabilitate embodied gesture as political action. In the case studies, humans and non-humans, experts and non-experts are convened in different configurations through performance... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Illuminating America: Audiences, Technology and Popular Theatre in the Nineteenth Century
This panel explores the impact of technological developments on the relationship between popular American theatre and its audiences in the late nineteenth-century.

Speakers
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Heather May

Associate Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Theatre for Social Change | | Representations of the Other Onstage | | 19th Century American Minstrelsy | | Female Impersonation | | Directing | | Stage Management


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Outlaw Civics, Out Engagements: Outing as Political Performance
A look at the act of outing in a variety of contexts -- as personal practice, narrative device and critical approach.

Speakers
FM

Frank Miller

Senior Lecturer, Georgia State University
Queer Canadian theatre, directing, popular culture, liberal politics.


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Yellowstone, Second Floor, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

The National Mall as a Performance Site: Activism, Identity, and Magical Thinking
This session explores the National Mall as a versatile and visible staging ground for various causes, groups, and concerns.

Speakers
JD

James Deutsch

Program Curator, Smithsonian Institution
VL

Victoria Lewis

Professor, Theatre Arts, University of Redlands
theatre history, disability studies, people's theatre, mark rylance, gatz, my cat Basil, my old company LILITH, the mysteries, the chautauqua/pageant movement, project runway.
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Jill Stevenson

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Marymount Manhattan College
Religion and Theatre Focus Group Representative


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

PlayWorks, Part 2: Advocating Performance: Civic Engagement and Hip-hop in the Creation of SMASH/HIT
Second session of two-part workshop/demonstration exploring the use of hip-hop performance as a tool for civic engagement within theatre: performance by workshop participants.

Speakers
MB

Mike Bordner

Writing music and poetry has been my creative outlet to the world, allowing others to take journeys through my experience and thoughts. Steve Broadnax, a friend first and foremost, has been a mentor, partner, and fan of my work constantly pushing me to break boundaries and master my craft. I'm a fan and emcee of Hip-Hop and live the art form everyday of my life.
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William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.
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Aaron Todd Douglas

Loyola University Chicago / Congo Square Theatre
The Arts Infusion Initiative is a cohort of teaching artists and arts organizations seeking to engage "at-risk" youth by introducing theatre, and other artistic endeavors as a a positive occupation, and a gateway to a more productive and fulfilling life. | | Congo Square Theatre Company and its mission to produce established classics and contribute innovative additions to the African American theatrical canon remain a passion... Read More →
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Aristides (DJ Super) Nova

CEO/DJ, DJ Super Nova
CT

Christian Thompson

Student, Penn State


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Experiential Anatomy: Source for Movement
This hands-on workshop will explore how an anatomical understanding of the systems of the body can lead to deeper sensation and freer movement for the performer.


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Lessac Body Energies in Greek Choral Odes
As a means of bridging the gap between acting class and rehearsal, an introduction to Arthur Lessac's Body Energies is applied to Greek Choral Odes.


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Capitol B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Training Future Teachers with Creative Drama and Arts Integration Courses
Learn about techniques, strategies, resources, and issues related to training future K-12 theatre and non-theatre teachers (elementary, English, etc.). Mix of hands-on workshop, discussion, and sharing.

Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm

Chairs and Deans Meet and Greet (Offsite)
Chairs and Deans Meet and Greet

Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Offsite 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

10:00pm

Tim Miller Paid Performance
Speakers

Friday August 3, 2012 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Regency A, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
 
Saturday, August 4
 

7:15am

Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) Morning Warm-Up #2
Association for Theatre Movement Educators Morning Warm-Up #2. Start your day off by waking up and moving your body!

Speakers

Saturday August 4, 2012 7:15am - 7:45am
Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Women and Theater Program Membership Meeting #1
A meeting of the Women and Theater Group focus meeting to get to know our members and discuss and elect officers and roles for next year.

Speakers

Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Black Theatre Network Alliance Meeting
BTA Alliance Meeting

Speakers
avatar for William (Bill) Doan

William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
President's Suite 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

'ElderSpeak,' 'The Odyssey,' and How Sociodrama and Theatre Combine to Combat Ageism and Foster Improved Health Care
ElderSpeak, The Odyssey, and "Young at Heart: Grandma Cheerleaders" show how sociodrama and theatre combine to combat ageism and foster improved health care.

Speakers
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Art Age Senior Theatre Resource Center

President, ArtAge Senior Theatre Resource Center
Bonnie Vorenberg (B.A., M.S. Theatre) has been called “The Guru of Senior Theatre” for her groundbreaking work as a nationally recognized expert and pioneer in the field. | A Senior Theatre educator, director, speaker, and author, Bonnie is the President of ArtAge’s Senior Theatre Resource Center, the central information source for plays, books, and information. She has the pulse on the field. | | Bonnie’s work has been... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

'My Own Best Friend': The Director/Choreographer as the Ultimate Collaborator
In this roundtable discussion, practicing director/choreographers who work in academic settings will explore their best practices, creative processes and institutional challenges.


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) Past Presidents Talk about Past Accomplishments and Future Goals
Former presidents of ATDS will discuss past accomplishments of the association and make suggestions for future plans. Past presidents will be questioned by two junior faculty respondents.

Speakers
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Sarah Bay-Cheng

Command Performances: Digital Historiography and Theatre, University at Buffalo
Cabaret and cinema as mass culture instruments for Embodying fascism in Franco Regime The following paper wants to show the embodyment values of spanish fascism , the social stratification and the status accorded to women in the years of the regime of General Franco through the choreographic work of Marina Lie Goubanina . Her collaborations in Cabaret and films by Iquino show the work of ideological propaganda while highlighting the artistic... Read More →
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Amy E. Hughes

Associate Professor, Brooklyn College (CUNY)
Amy E. Hughes is Associate Professor of Theater History and Deputy Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Theater at Brooklyn College. Her first book, Spectacles of Reform: Theater and Activism in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Michigan Press, 2012), received ASTR's Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History. She has published essays and reviews in Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Journal of... Read More →
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Geri Maschio

Director of Graduate Studies, University of Kentucky
Geri Maschio joined the UK Theatre faculty in 1984. She was the founding director of the BA in Arts Administration, which started in 1987. She then went on to chair the Theatre department (2 terms) subsequently becoming Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts. Geri recently returned to Arts Administration and serves as its Director of Graduate Studies. She continues to teach in the Theatre Department as well.


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Metaphors and Discourses of Acting: Creating Room for More Voices at the Civic Table
To what extent are the dominant metaphors and discourses within actor training still meaningful and appropriate for students? Panelists' papers, located at http://actingethics.wikispaces.com/ATHE+2012+Panel, will generate interactive meaning-making.

Speakers
JP

Jennifer Popple

Assistant Professor, Augustana College
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Mark Seton

Honorary Research Associate, University of Sydney
My personal 'mission' is to investigate, devise and nurture resilient and relational education,that is Living, Intentional, Vulnerable and Embodied (LIVE) through creative and playful practices and productions in the arts, humanities, social and health sciences at tertiary levels of education and in the workplace. | People in the arts, humanities, social and health sciences often put themselves ‘at risk’ in offering protection, healing or... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Production Assessment as a Means to Advocate for Economic Support of Theatre in Higher Education
Theatre faculty must find collaborative ways to advocate for their programs and, in some cases, to educate administrators about the importance of theatre in higher education. What role can production assessment have in these endeavors?


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

This is What Democracy Looks Like: Neoliberalism and Performance on the Global Stage
In response to Lara Nielsen and Patricia Ybarra's anthology "Neoliberalism and Global Theatres," scholars interrogate the states and stakes of intellectual inquiries concerning performance and neoliberalism.

Speakers
JF

Jason Fitzgerald

Columbia University graduate student, PhD in Theatre/English | Yale School of Drama MFA 2008, Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism
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Jill Lane

The dance of primitive accumulation, New York University
Between the years 60s and 70s the artist Hélio Oiticica [1937-1980] proposed the Environmental Program. This program could be read as utopian search for an art of totality that conjugates language, different spaces and times, disintegration of the image and the object with its recreation. Aligned to this idea there is other: CRELAZER - the synthesis of the state of creation and the leisure, the search for a creative way of life. Art should be... Read More →
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Patrick McKelvey

Dis-Affection and Theatrical Labor, Brown Univeristy
Bertolt Brecht’s theory has a greater impact on Chinese opera than otherwise, despite his incorrect and misleading perception on Mei Lanfang, as observed by such critics as Leonard Cabell Pronko and Min Tian. The reception of his theory, particularly alienation effect, by Chinese theatre and academia witnesses the evolution of Chinese opera’s construction of subjectivity in different periods. This paper stratifies three adaptations of his... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Why Religion? Why Now? New Directions, Approaches, and Vocabulary for Religion and Theatre
Scholars and artists from theatre, performance studies, philosophy, and religion discuss the relevancy of religion and spirituality to theatre studies today.

Speakers
CM

Claire Maria Chambers

All Times
Hedonist, heretic, mystical anarchist, cosmic ethicist. | | I have designs on becoming either a Hedonist or a Heretic. Possibly both.
DC

Dorothy Chansky

Archive to Art/Body to Blog to Book/Paper to Performance: Three Eleanors as Theatrical Translation Across Media, Texas Tech University
According to Agamben, to ostracize someone is the first political act. Criterias that conform the individual to the standarts of society are determined by the political power thus these change due to the unsteady structure of the politics. Therefore shifting among the social stratum may occur both gradually and unexpectedly. Play en titled “İz” ( Trace) brought on the stage by Galata Perform and being performed currently in this season of... Read More →
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Lance Gharavi

Associate Professor, Arizona State University
I am an artist, scholar, and educator--in no particular order. Much of my research and creative work involves playing in the intersections of performance with technology, religion, and science.
KW

Kevin Wetmore

Loyola Marymount University


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Michael Rohd and Sojourn Theatre's Town Hall Nation
Explore a national theatre and engagement initiative that's part 365 Plays, part "create your own Town Hall" and conceived/curated by Sojourn Theatre, with Higher Education partner Imagining America.

Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

'The Play's the Thing: Staging Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Theatre of Life
This panel will examine therapeutic responses to ASD which are performative at their core and evolve as important tools for recognizing, representing and assisting all constituencies.

Speakers
PC

Paula Carter

Director / Doctoral student, Spectrum Theatre Ensemble / University of Missouri Dept of Theatre
Autism-Accessible Theatre; Inclusive Theatre
MO

Melinda Oliver

San Bernardino Valley College


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Memorializing Dissent
Panel participants examine how performances that once exemplified dissent against prevailing US social, political, and governmental institutions have themselves been institutionalized within US historical narratives.

Speakers
EO

Elizabeth Osborne

Memory Remade: The Legacies of *The Clansman* and *Birth of a Nation* in Popular Culture, Florida State University
“Dzieci is a wonderful example of the spiritual intensity possible when theatre engages the age-old mysteries of faith and the human experience. We at the Cathedral found the very stones of our monumental building coming alive through their presence.” ~ QUOTE FROM: Canon Tom Miller, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York City ~ PROPOSAL: Dzieci is an experimental theatre company, rooted in the lineage of Jerzy Grotowsky and The... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Scripting Latina/o Communities: Fornes' Hispanic Playwrights Laboratory
Presentations, including a dramatic reading, explore how the influential teachings of Maria Irene Fornes shaped a nation of Latino dramatists.

Speakers
JR

Jason Ramirez

Assistant Professor, CUNY
Latin@ Theatre, American Musical Theatre, Acting, Directing
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Kimberly del Busto Ramirez

Associate Professor, LaGuardia-CUNY
Interests: Latin@ Theatre & Performance; Installation & Performance Art


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

The Actor as Activist in Irish Performance, 1950-Present
Case studies of how performers have negotiated state and community resources and ideologies to address political crisis in Northern Ireland and the Republic

Speakers
EO

Eleanor Owicki

Staging a true ‘Shared Future’: Belfast Theatre and the Stratification of Ethnic Identity, Texas A&M University
It is a difficult problem of performance studies, and particularly of performance as research, that in the creation of a performance, the earlier stages of creative processes tend to become obscured once the project is complete. How does one excavate a performance process? Is each stage a layer that builds upon the next—and obscures the layers below? Do the buried layers rest waiting to be uncovered again, untouched by shovels, undisturbed by... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

The Director as Advocate: Alternative Approaches to Civic Engagement in Production
Working from the perspective of the director, this panel weaves theory and practice to examine alternative directorial strategies for efficacious social justice theatre

Speakers
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Melanie Dreyer-Lude

Parasites, satellites and spin-offs: Examining possibility in audience engagement., Cornell University
In this paper, I will suggest looking at two opposing concepts of mobilized audience, one bottom up making practical use of an artwork and one top down consuming it. Taking into account the case of opera and particularly the production of Wagner’s opera in Bayreuth, which usually aim at an upper class audience, I will look at different strategies of social stratification in the field of music theatre. Taking up the notion of distributed... Read More →
KJ

Kellyn Johnson

UC Santa Barbara
MS

Monica Stufft

Associate Professor, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, University of San Diego


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Performing LBGTQ Advocacy
This panel gathers four artist-scholars who have created new work grounded in LGBTQ experiences to present their findings about using theatre to promote social change.


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Regency C, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Rehearsal #4 for Staged Reading of The Force of Habit
Open rehearsal for staged reading of a new translation of 'The Force of Habit', a Spanish Golden Age play by Guillen de Castro.

Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

David Mark Cohen Rehearsal
The David Mark Cohen staged reading needs a rehearsal time in the performance space. In 2011 this was on the day of the staged reading. This will suffice for 2012 as well.

Speakers

Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Regency A, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

East meets West: Drawing from Both Worlds in Actor Movement Training
This workshop will explore ways in which Eastern and Western training traditions can be used together to investigate strength, precision and body integration for actors.

Speakers

Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Ground, Breath, Speak
The voice starts from a connection to the earth through the feet, a grounding and centering force that creates inner space receptive to the inspiration of the breath. The flow of breath is the animating force of speech. In this session we will eplore the physical actions, impulsive and deliberste, that shape that flow.

Speakers
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Rena Cook

Professor, University of Oklahoma
Rena Cook is Professor of Voice and Speech at the University Of Oklahoma. Her book Voice and the Young Actor, for high school drama teachers and their students, is published by Methuen Drama. She holds an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, an MFA in directing from the OU. Rena has conducted voice workshops throughout the US and the UK.


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Moving, Practicing, and Reflecting on Civic Engagement
How do we involve community members in making performance and creating theatre with a civic purpose? This experiential workshop takes several approaches to civic engagement.

Speakers
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Sheila Kerrigan

Mime in Chief, Collaborative Creativity
Sheila Kerrigan, author of The Performer’s Guide to the Collaborative Process, directs, writes, and teaches in schools, with at-risk youth, and in community settings. She performs “The Mime Who Talks!” for young people, and “Mime Explains String Theory” for old people. She toured the eastern US with TOUCH Mime Theater, performing, teaching, and collaboratively creating twenty original performances. She has performed and taught in prisons... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Capitol B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:45am

ATHE Annual Membership Meeting
ATHE Annual Membership Meeting

Speakers
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William (Bill) Doan

Professor of Theatre, Penn State
Bill Doan is a writer, educator, and artist. A professor of Theatre at Penn State, his most recent play, Drifting, premiered at Dixon Place Theatre in New York City in 2015. Doan is adapting the play for the Graphic Medicine Book series at Penn State Press and has had two pieces published in Annals Graphic Medicine.


Saturday August 4, 2012 9:45am - 11:15am
Regency A, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Association for Asian Performance (AAP) Focus Group Membership Meeting
AAP Membership Meeting: planning AAP's future conference activity.

Speakers
JD

John D. Swain

Independent Japanese Consultant and Translator
"Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes ~ goodwill among men and peace on earth." Albert Einstein I have two great kids!


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) Focus Group Membership Meeting #1
Association for Theatre Movement Educators membership meeting. New members welcome!!!

Speakers

Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Dramaturgy (DR) Focus Group Membership Meeting
All are welcome at the Dramaturgy Focus Group Membership Meeting. This is a time to network, find mentors, and discuss Focus Group happenings as we plan for next year's conference.

Speakers
KJ

Karen Jean Martinson

Lecturer, Chicago State University
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Shelley Orr

Lecturer, San Diego State University
Research interests include the theatre of Marguerite Duras, Memory and Performance, and Dramaturgy.


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Latina/o (LFG) Focus Group Membership Meeting
ATHE Latina/o Focus Group Membership Meeting

Speakers
IM

Irma Mayorga

Assistant Professor of Theater, Dartmouth College
The Panza Monologues, Second Edition from UT Press. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVQZzXSL6uI & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUotBOm2bYY Irma Mayorga is a scholar/artist in theater and holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design (UW-Madison) and a Joint Ph.D. in Drama and the Humanities from Stanford University. Currently @ Dartmouth College.


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group Membership Meeting
The annual business and fellowship meeting for all who are interested in the many forms of Music Theatre and Dance.

Speakers
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Ronald Gingerich

Professor of Theatre - Emeritus, Dickinson State Univeristy
Music Theatre / Dance Focus Group Representative


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Theatre and Social Change (TASC) Focus Group Membership Meeting
Theatre and Social Change's membership meeting. All are welcome.


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Theory and Criticism (TC) Focus Group Membership Meeting
Come join us for our annual meeting to discuss past, present, and future business and to plan next year's conference. All are welcome!

Speakers
CB

Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Two-Year College Program (TYCP) Focus Group Membership Meeting
TYCP meeting to discuss group business; past, present, and future.

Speakers
BG

Bill Gillett

Asst Professor, Coodinator for Theatre, Carroll Community College


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Glacier, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Acting and Directing Programs of Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF)
This session will be a description of the many different programs and initatives in acting and directing which are available to students and faculty through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, now in its 46th year. A roundtable question-and-answer discussion will follow.

Speakers

Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Fulbrights in Theatre--Engaged Reciprocity: How the Fulbright Experience Goes Far Beyond the In-Country Experience
Fulbrighters in Theatre share their experiences around the world, describing the extensive networking, connections, and opportunities that developed out of the Fulbright grant.

Speakers
DK

David Kaye

Chair, University of New Hampshire
Applied Theatre | | Theatre and Social Justice | | Acting | | Directing | | Clown and Commedia | | ATHE
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Jeannie Marlin Woods

Professor of Theatre, Western Illinois University
As a theatre professor I feel strongly about the power of mentorship. I do all I can to foster the development of students and colleagues in education and performance careers. I'm also artistic director of the Starry Night Repertory Theatre, whose mission is to bring theatre to warm the heart to the stage (www.StarryNightRep.org). As a theatre practitioner -- actor, director, artistic director, author -- I believe in the power of theatre to... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

New Governing Council Members Orientation
New Governing Council Members Orientation

Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
President's Suite 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Pioneering a New Civic Engagement: Women Solo Performers in American Theatre and Popular Entertainment
This roundtable explores boundaries of identity and performance pushed by 19th-20th century female soloists whose touring work defied expectations of femininity and theatrical convention.

Speakers
BC

Bud Coleman

Professor of Theatre, University of Colorado at Boulder
JH

Julia Henderson

PhD Student, Theatre Studies, University of British Columbia
Julia is a PhD student in Theatre Studies at the University of British Columbia as well as a professional actor and occupational therapist. Her doctoral research investigates the role of theatre in shaping societal perceptions of aging and she is supported in her work by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Doctoral Scholarship and the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Scholarship. Julia's secondary research focus on late 19th and early 20th... Read More →
JK

Jennifer Kokai

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Weber State University


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

The Democratization of the American Actor
This panel will discuss the post-modern tradition of disintegrating the customary hierarchy of theater in the United States whereby the actor becomes an equal partner


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Appropriation as Advocacy: Strategic Borrowing in the American Avant-Garde, 1960-present
This panel investigates American avant-garde artists' appropriations of conventional culture, asking how theatermakers since the 1960s enriched civic debate, forging alternative narratives within familiar ones.

Speakers
MS

Max Shulman

Doctoral Student, Tufts University
DV

Dan Venning

Doctoral Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Artistry, Pedagogy and History, OH MY!: Graduate Students Advocate For Praxis of Understanding
This eclectic panel will examine diverse topics in an effort to develop some new voices in scholarship and in practice for the 21st century.

Speakers
JM

James M. Brandon

Professor of Theatre, Hillsdale College
THEATRE IS LIFE...FILM is Art...television is furniture
JP

Jonathon Peck

Graduate Student, University of Central Missouri
I am married to Imma and we have two sons, Bryant and Benjamin. I enjoy the performance aspect of theatre and personal experiences have led me to a desire to study the psychological aspect of the creative mind, especially the seeming prevalence of depression in artistic/creative individuals, and how art can be used as a healing tool or as an aid for higher functionality in life. I hope to teach at the university level one day, but if not then I... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Foundational Documents and Constitutional Enactments: Citizenship, Due Process, and Equal Protection: Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG)
This panel brings together scholars of American and African-American Studies to consider the meaning of the U.S. Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment to current performance research.


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Historical and Collective (Counter) Memory in African-American Performances Across Media
This roundtable discusses how African-American artists across dance, theatre, and film create performances that advocate for new understandings of collective and historical memories of African-American experiences and identities.

Speakers
DB

Daniel Banks

Co-Director, DNAWORKS
KW

Katelyn Wood

PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Performance Geographies: Theoretical/Theatrical Approaches To 'Real' Communities
Participants use theory to analyze theatrical approaches to community in Maori haka dance, Sellars' Merchant of Venice in Los Angeles, and the Salazar dictatorship in Portugal.


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Feminist Activism and Social Revolutions through Comedy and Laughter
A review type performance of feminist humor in action followed by a round table discussion about the potential of women's feminist comedy to initiate and accomplish social change

Speakers
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Kimberly Dark

Kimberly Dark is a master facilitator who has led groups to awareness and understanding on three continents over the past twenty years. In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, she’s a writer and storyteller whose work has been invited to hundreds of colleges, universities, theatres, festivals and conferences. Through the body and stories, she leads groups to their own skills of peace and cultural transformation. She blogs regularly... Read More →
JL

Joan Lipkin

Writing/Directing/Social Activism


Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Advocacy (ADV) Committee Meeting
Advocacy Committee Meeting

Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Sequoia, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

New Play Development Workshop: Rehearsal Part II
Rehearsal for the second half of the plays selected for the New Play Development Workshop and Showcase series.



Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Regency A, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am

Foundational Documents Performance Rehearsal #4
DocumentNation Performance Project Rehearsal #4

Speakers

Saturday August 4, 2012 11:30am - 3:15pm
Regency C, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:00pm

Author Signing/Bingo
Author Signing/Bingo

Speakers
CB

Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Exhibit Hall - Columbia ABC, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Membership and Marketing (MM) Committee Meeting
Speakers
CE

Christin Essin

Vanderbilt University


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Graduate Student Subcommittee (GSSC) Membership Meeting
Graduate Student Subcommittee (GSSC) Membership Meeting

Speakers
CC

Cassidy C Browning

Performance as Public Practice PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin
Activist theatre practitioner, teacher, and scholar


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Glacier, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Canada's Shaw Festival, the Korean National University of the Arts, the University of Nevada, LasVegas Playwright's Seminar and What do the National Partner's Have to do with all this . . . Engagement all around?
National Partners American Theatre, an ATHE affiliate, welcomes everyone and members both new and prospective, to a conversation exploring NAPAT‰Ûªs national and international programs supporting student development. Please join us for collegial discussion of the programs sponsored by NAPAT, an organization where 100% of member dues support student awards.

Speakers
JK

Jeffrey Koep

Dean, College of Fine Arts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Fresh Print: Notable Books
Fresh Print: Notable Books



Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

New Histories in Old Archives: A Roundtable on 19th Century American Theatre
This session looks both back and forward at the kinds of research we used to do about nineteenth-century American theatre history and the kinds we are doing now. How have our questions changed? How have the kinds of evidence we consider changed? Whose histories are we telling now that we didn't in the past?

Speakers
RB

Rosemarie Bank

"Not METAMORA Again! Can the Merely Popular Be Canonical?", Kent State University
In my PhD thesis I hypothesise that there exists personnel, structural, choreographical and aesthetic relations between the European court ballet of the 19th century and the modern ‚entertainment dance’ arising around 1900. This hypothesis is based on recognizable parallels between choreographic sketchbooks, dance notations, and pictures from the 19th century and the first photography of popular dances (order of the dancers, stage design... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Religion and Theatre in the Classroom and in Publication: Establishing the Field and Envisioning the Future
Scholars teaching Religion and Theatre across disciplines discuss the current shape of the field and what gaps need to be filled in published literature.

Speakers
HB

Henry Bial

President, ATHE
Looking forward to another great ATHE Conference!
CM

Claire Maria Chambers

All Times
Hedonist, heretic, mystical anarchist, cosmic ethicist. | | I have designs on becoming either a Hedonist or a Heretic. Possibly both.
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Lance Gharavi

Associate Professor, Arizona State University
I am an artist, scholar, and educator--in no particular order. Much of my research and creative work involves playing in the intersections of performance with technology, religion, and science.


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Teaching the Design Process in the Liberal Arts Setting: Reaching both Performance and Design Students
A discussion of techniques for helping all students understand design. What is the process? How do we teach it? How do acting skills apply?

Speakers
LP

Lynne Porter

Associate Professor, Resident Designer, Fairfield University


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Civic Outlaws in the Modernist Avant-Garde: Figuring [Out] Queerness Ahead of its Time
In figuring out and reconfiguring the queerness of Modernist work ahead of its time, this panel will address the question of aethetics and queer temporality. We will argue that queer Modernist figures (and figurations) move in and out of shifting temporal landscapes, ultimately displacing a sense of linear time through figuring outside of it from both historical and presentist perspectives.

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gillespie

Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre and Graduate Teaching Fellow, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
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Bess Rowen

Bess Rowen is currently a Ph.D. student in the department of Theatre at CUNY, The Graduate Center. She recently completed her MA in Performance Studies at New York University, after graduating from Lehigh University Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a double major in English and Theatre and a minor in Psychology. She is an Equity Membership Candidate and has studied acting at Michael Howard Studios, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, and The... Read More →
NS

Nick Salvato

Associate Professor of Theatre, Cornell University
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Focus Group Conference Planner


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Dramaturgy (DR) Focus Group Debut Panel
This session spotlights outstanding and potentially influential dramaturgy by emerging artists in professional and/or adademic theatre. It is the culmination of a yearlong process. The Focus Group adjudicates submissions through a competitive process with assistance from LMDA.

Speakers
CS

Cynthia SoRelle

Board Chair, LMDA
Please as me about applying for the ATHE Dramaturgy Debut Panel. I'm happy to tell you about the LMDA BLY Creative Capacity Grants (deadline to apply this year is September 15th) and the range is $5,000 to $20,000. I serve as Board Chair for LMDA and on the BLY Committee; I chair the ATHE Debut competition. Past Focus Group Rep, Conference Planner, & Nominations Committee member for ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group. Professor, Theatre, McLennan... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Legal Enactments
This session examines enactments of law by and upon subjects both living and dead, sacred and profane, sovereign and abject.

Speakers
LF

Laurie Frederik

Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
cultural anthropologist, ethnographer, Cuba and Latin America, subversive culture and politics, revolution, law and performance
LF

Lisa Freeman

Associate Professor, English, University of Illinois at Chicago
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Megan Shea

Language Lecturer, NYU
International Zombie Slayer


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Reshaping the Body
Panelist's will offer examinations that explore issues of gender, race, sexuality, and the body in recent works by African American and Latina/o playwrights.

Speakers
SC

Soyica Colbert

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Representative
BT

Beliza Torres Narvaez

Doctoral Candidate, University of Texas at Austin
Research and writing in Latin@ Performance and Studies, Women and Gender Studies, African Diaspora,Puerto Rican Studies, Solo Performance, Performing, Theatre of the Oppressed,Radical Street Performance,The Archive and the Repertoire, Research through Practice, Movement, Teaching. Also love the outdoors, urban farming,traveling, alternative medicine, social justice, and more...


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Say What? Explorations in Culture and Language on Stage
This panel will explore the practical, political, and aesthetic possibilities when using foreign language on stage including creative subtitling, translation, cultural dominance, and soundscapes.

Speakers
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Melanie Dreyer-Lude

Parasites, satellites and spin-offs: Examining possibility in audience engagement., Cornell University
In this paper, I will suggest looking at two opposing concepts of mobilized audience, one bottom up making practical use of an artwork and one top down consuming it. Taking into account the case of opera and particularly the production of Wagner’s opera in Bayreuth, which usually aim at an upper class audience, I will look at different strategies of social stratification in the field of music theatre. Taking up the notion of distributed... Read More →
avatar for Jeannie Marlin Woods

Jeannie Marlin Woods

Professor of Theatre, Western Illinois University
As a theatre professor I feel strongly about the power of mentorship. I do all I can to foster the development of students and colleagues in education and performance careers. I'm also artistic director of the Starry Night Repertory Theatre, whose mission is to bring theatre to warm the heart to the stage (www.StarryNightRep.org). As a theatre practitioner -- actor, director, artistic director, author -- I believe in the power of theatre to... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Staging Women's Civic Engagement: Performing Protest in Classic Plays
This panel looks at various twentieth century interpretations of Aristophanes' comedy Lysistrata through the lens of gender, power, and protest.


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Capitol B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Theatre in the Digital Humanities: Public Scholarship as Civic Engagement
This session will examine the proposition that engaging in public scholarship through the digital humanities is a compelling strategy for defending theatre and its rich cultural heritage.

Speakers
FJ

Franklin J. Hildy

The Theatre,’ archeological stratification, and Shakespeare’s playhouses, Theatre Architecture Working Group
I've been developing experiences practiced in arts of the body dealing with a moving approach called bodily paths. In one of his most settings outlined, body path implies the reversal of the attention over his own body, amplifying somatic experience at the level where perceiving possible pulsations of movement is achieved. The witness quality of consciousness, thrown from these heating, double up with not merely seeing but also moving... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Advocating, Collaborating, and Educating in the Digital Age
In the past we carried textbooks and toured physical buildings. But what issues arise when we transcend this world, and enter the virtual/digital world?

Speakers
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Michael O'Hara

Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts, Ball State University
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Stephen Schrum

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Areas of interest: Playwrighting and Digital Performance. Using technology for both teaching and performance. Also, taking lesser known works and breathing new life into them.


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Is Voice Training For Actors a Civic Responsibility?
Voice training serves as a gateway to promoting the quality of life in a community through the effective communication of language in a theatrical production.

Speakers
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Tamiko Washington

Chapman University
Professor Tamiko Washington holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, Irvine. She is an Associate Professor of Voice, Speech and Movement at Chapman University in Orange, California, as well as an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. She has a nineteen-year history as an accomplished actor, voice, and movement teacher, which lead to her original approach of movement based performance entitled American Noh Theatre based... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Telling Stories: Artistry as Advocacy
Debut Presenters presentation of live and DVD performance excerpts and process examination in service of advocacy.

Speakers
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Dana McConnell

Asst. Professor of Theatre & Music Theatre, Viterbo University
Embodied performance; collaborative theatre; community.


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Theatre and Social Change Practitioners Workskhop
Theatre and Social Change practitioners share techniques and exercises from Boal to drama therapy.

Speakers
JB

Jason Bisping

University of Colorado
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Lisa Brenner

Associate Professor, Drew University
Lisa is a Member at Large for Theatre and Social Change. She is the co-author of Katrina: the K Word, a play based on interviews with residents of New Orleans. Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Columbia University. At Drew, where she recently won the Distinguished Teaching Award, she teaches Theatre History, Dramaturgy, African-American Theatre, and a Community-Based Theatre course with Newark high school students. She is currently working on... Read More →
DP

Douglas Paterson

University if not a "company", The University of Nebraska - Omaha -- not a "company"
Theatre and economic/social justice. | | Foundational transformation of the US and the world, beginning with ownership and "private property". | | Urging theatre makers to address the above, as well as the matter of global climate change.


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Staged Reading of David Mark Cohen Award Winning Play
Staged Reading of David Mark Cohen Award Winning Play

Speakers
RS

Rodger Sorensen

Associate Dean College of Fine Arts and Communications, Brigham Young University
Playwrights and Creative Teams Focus Group Representative
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Jeannie Marlin Woods

Professor of Theatre, Western Illinois University
As a theatre professor I feel strongly about the power of mentorship. I do all I can to foster the development of students and colleagues in education and performance careers. I'm also artistic director of the Starry Night Repertory Theatre, whose mission is to bring theatre to warm the heart to the stage (www.StarryNightRep.org). As a theatre practitioner -- actor, director, artistic director, author -- I believe in the power of theatre to... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 5:00pm
Regency A, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm

Paid Workshop #4 - DNA Works
Paid Workshop #4 - DNA Works

Saturday August 4, 2012 1:45pm - 5:00pm
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Singing, Dancing Telling Your Story
Use music, dance, and theatre to make memories, history, and personal experiences come alive in powerful performances for both audiences and performers.

Speakers
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Art Age Senior Theatre Resource Center

President, ArtAge Senior Theatre Resource Center
Bonnie Vorenberg (B.A., M.S. Theatre) has been called “The Guru of Senior Theatre” for her groundbreaking work as a nationally recognized expert and pioneer in the field. | A Senior Theatre educator, director, speaker, and author, Bonnie is the President of ArtAge’s Senior Theatre Resource Center, the central information source for plays, books, and information. She has the pulse on the field. | | Bonnie’s work has been... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Playing Shakespeare's Consonants: An Experiential Journey
Participants will apply Lessac's Consonant NRG to Shakespearean text and discover elements of interpretation, characterization, and pacing that reveal the potential for speaking Shakespeare's lines as he might have intended.

Speakers
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Helen Housley

Associate Professor of Theatre, University of Mary Washington
Helen M. Housley is a Certified Trainer of Lessac Kinesensics and has taught the work for over ten years. She is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Mary Washington and earned a Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Maryland, after receiving an M.A. in theatre from Western Illinois University and a B.A. in drama and English literature from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame. A member of the Lessac Training and Research Institute... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Criticism as Activism Roundtable Series: Crafting Cultural Dialogues
As part of the Criticism as Activism roundtable series, this panel explores how twentieth century theatre artists and performance critics intervened in cultural debates about class, gender, and nationalism.

Speakers
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Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Foundational Documents Session: Feminist Foundations: A Discussion of Foundational Documents and the Rights of Women
The Women and Theatre Program presents a roundtable discussion of foundational documents examining the rights and roles of women in the United States, including an examination of the Declaration of Sentiments and the role of theatrical women in the suffrage movement.


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Going Digital Native: A Roundtable on Using Electronic Research in the Theatre Classroom
A practical conversation, focused on real-world approaches to using electronic research as a vital component of theatre pedagogy.

Speakers
JS

Jonathan Shandell

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Arcadia University


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Publishing Your First Article: Conversations with Editors
The editors of the ATHE's journals, Theatre Journal and Theatre Topics, along with editors from other key journals in the field, will offer insight into the publication process for new authors.

Speakers
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Nick Salvato

Associate Professor of Theatre, Cornell University
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Focus Group Conference Planner


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Teaching Leadership and Civic Engagement through Theatre Practice: Theatre Skills as Essential Life Skills
A discussion of how theatre making builds essential life skills. These skills are applicable in all contexts of life: leadership, ensemble-building, taking responsibility and community engagement.

Speakers
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Lynne Porter

Associate Professor, Resident Designer, Fairfield University


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

The Academic as Professional Director: How to Find and Land that Elusive Professional Gig
A career in academia requires that we also work as professionals; however, the search for professional directing work is often mysterious and frequently intimidating. This panel offers insights and advice on how to pursue and secure work as a professional director, and how to address the separate and often conflicting demands of being both professors and professionals.


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Curtains Up 2 (Debut Panel; Session 2 of 2; Joint with LFG and BTA)
An emerging scholars panel introducing new scholarship in American, Black, Latina/o and Latin American Theatre and Drama.


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Directing, Kung Fu, and Emerging Museum Theatre
Kung Fu as a Performing Art, State Mandated Directors of Xiqu, and Museum Theatre in Taiwan.

Speakers
JD

John D. Swain

Independent Japanese Consultant and Translator
"Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes ~ goodwill among men and peace on earth." Albert Einstein I have two great kids!


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino: A Legacy of Taking Theatre to the People
This panel explores and reassesses the social and artistic legacy of Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino, beginning with the Actos and his first play The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa through to the first Mexican production of Zoot Suit at La Compania Nacional Teatro de Mexico.

Speakers
JH

Jorge Huerta

Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego
I am known as "The Melodramatic Mexican" by my students and friends, so that's one of my passions: my Mexican/Chicana/o heritage. I am also passionate about the promotion of US Latina/o and Latin American theatre in the U.S. I earned my B.A and M.A. in Drama at Cal State L.A. in 1966-67 and started teaching high school drama in 1966 LONG BEFORE "GLEE" hit the little screens. I went on to earn my Ph.D. in Dramatic Art at UC Santa Barbara in 1974... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Regency C, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Making Multidisciplinary Theatre
through explorations of multi-disciplinary theatre, we argue that such collaborations model a creative and intellectual engagement that is the essence of the liberal arts experience.


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Capitol B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Outlaw Civics, Out Engagements Past Positive: Performing and Remembering AIDS after Crisis
This panel will examine social and aesthetic practices of remembering and performing the AIDS Crisis in the queer urban communities with which it was first identified.

Speakers
JF

Jason Fitzgerald

Columbia University graduate student, PhD in Theatre/English | Yale School of Drama MFA 2008, Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism
PM

Patrick McKelvey

Dis-Affection and Theatrical Labor, Brown Univeristy
Bertolt Brecht’s theory has a greater impact on Chinese opera than otherwise, despite his incorrect and misleading perception on Mei Lanfang, as observed by such critics as Leonard Cabell Pronko and Min Tian. The reception of his theory, particularly alienation effect, by Chinese theatre and academia witnesses the evolution of Chinese opera’s construction of subjectivity in different periods. This paper stratifies three adaptations of his... Read More →
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Nick Salvato

Associate Professor of Theatre, Cornell University
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Focus Group Conference Planner


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Performative Politics, Passivity, and the Rise of Foodie Culture
The panel questions whether the new foodie movement creates televisual passivity that extends to a culture of civic disengagement in American political and social life.


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Performing Arbitration: Arbitrating Performance: Ascertaining Truth through Civic and Performance Practice
This panel explores the ways in which civic and performance practices borrow from each other to interrogate, ascertain, and disseminate "truth."


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Refiguring American Mythologies
Panelists will examine dramaturgical constructions of identity in contemporary works by African-American and Latino Playwrights.

Speakers
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Kellen Hoxworth

University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre
Presenter on the Refiguring American Mythologies Panel (ATDS/BTA, Saturday, 8/4, 3:30-5 pm).
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Jason Ramirez

Assistant Professor, CUNY
Latin@ Theatre, American Musical Theatre, Acting, Directing


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

The Rite of the Butcher: New Directions in Musical Theatre
A Solo Performance

Speakers
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Ben Spatz

Adjunct Professor and Doctoral Candidate, City University of New York
Ben Spatz is Artistic Director of Urban Research Theater in New York City. His solo performance RITE OF THE BUTCHER (Cave Soak Festival, 2012; United Solo Festival, 2011) explores themes of power and violence through a unique synthesis of poetry, martial dance, and folk songs in an invented language. With Maximilian Balduzzi, Ben created and performed in PLAYWAR (Abrons Arts Center, 2012; Movement Research Festival, 2010) and THEATRICALE (Lincoln... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm

Simultaneity in Training: The Michael Chekhov Technique Explored in Collaboration within and across Disparate Disciplines
This workshop exhibits harmony through difference, exploring the Michael Chekhov Technique synchronously through and across other modes of training and different perspectives and disciplines.


Saturday August 4, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:00pm

8:30pm

Rehearsed Reading of Brand-New Translation of the Spanish Golden Age Play The Force of Habit
Rehearsed Reading of Brand-New Translation of Spanish Golden Age Play 'The Force of Habit': What happens when you raise a 17th-century boy to sew and behave as a girl, and his sister to fight as a soldier?

Speakers
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Rick Davis

Exec. Dir., Hylton Performing Arts Center/Associate Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University
Directing, translating, writing, writing about, and teaching theater and opera, new and old; building a community (artistic, social, political, economic) for the Hylton Center; exploring and advancing the enduring values and evolving opportunities of the liberal arts throughout the educational spectrum.
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Susan Paun de Garcia

Associate Provost, Denison University
I'm passionate about Spanish Golden Age theater in Spanish and in English translation, in period production and in modern adaptation.


Saturday August 4, 2012 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00pm

Graduate Student Subcommittee (GSSC) Social (offsite)
Join fellow graduate students for dessert and drinks at the fantastic local establishment, The Dubliner. We'll meet in the Hyatt lobby at 9:00pm and walk over together. For more information about the venue, visit http://dublinerdc.com/.

Speakers
CC

Cassidy C Browning

Performance as Public Practice PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin
Activist theatre practitioner, teacher, and scholar


Saturday August 4, 2012 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Offsite - The Dubliner Number 4 "F" Street, Washington, D.C. 20001
 
Sunday, August 5
 

7:15am

Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) Morning Warm-Up #3
Association for Theatre Movement Educators Morning Warm-Up #3. Start your day off by waking up and moving your body!

Speakers

Sunday August 5, 2012 7:15am - 7:45am
Regency Foyer, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) Focus Group Membership Meeting #2
The Association for Theatre Movement Educators membership meeting. New members welcome!!!!

Speakers

Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Black Theatre Alliance (BTA) Focus Group Officers' Meeting
Meeting to conduct business and provide updates on future planning.

Speakers
SC

Soyica Colbert

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Representative
JS

Jonathan Shandell

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Arcadia University
PJ

Patrick J. Sims

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Conference Planner


Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Directing Program (DP) Focus Group Membership Meeting #2
Members of the Directing Program conduct FG business, welcome new members and continue conference planning.



Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Performance Studies (PSFG) Focus Group Annual Membership Meeting
Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting. We welcome new members!

Speakers
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Megan Shea

Language Lecturer, NYU
International Zombie Slayer


Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Theatre as a Liberal Art (TLA) Focus Group Membership Meeting
Annual meeting for those celebrating theatre as a liberal art and/or theatre programs within a liberal arts setting. Officer elections, program initiatives and conference planning are on the agenda.

Speakers
JS

Jay Sierszyn

Director of Theatre, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Out-going "Theatre as a Liberal Art" Focus Group Representative


Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Theatre Management (TM) Focus Group Membership Meeting
Come join us for our membership meeting, presented with the Design / Tech Focus Group. Come learn more about ATHE and give session ideas for next year's conference.

Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Glacier, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

8:00am

American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) Focus Group Membership Meeting #2
Board/Business meeting for the American Theatre and Drama Society. Open to all interested ATHE/ATDS members.

Speakers

Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Criticism as Activism Roundtable Series: Motivating through Media
As part of the Criticism as Activism roundtable series, this panel explores how different media are used or ignored by critics, scholars, bloggers, and playwrights, demonstrating the critical potentials and critical limitations of media.

Speakers
CB

Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013
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David Coley

Assistant Professor, St. Gregory's University
Performance and Media, Performance Theory, Film Theory, Film History, Hybrid Theatre


Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Script Analysis Textbook Roundtable
This roundtable will include short presentations on eight books for script analysis courses, followed by a group discussion.

Speakers
LH

Lisa Hall Hagen

Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Dramaturgy, Utah Valley University
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Tom Robson

Assistant Professor of Theatre & Dance, Millikin University
Focus Group Representative for Theatre History


Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

The Dramaturgy of Advocacy in the Academy and in the Field
Advocacy: a dramaturgical process or artistic product/by-product? This multi-disciplinary panel explores issues of advocating for social topics in conjunction or in conflict with institutional advocacy.

Speakers
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Lisa Brenner

Associate Professor, Drew University
Lisa is a Member at Large for Theatre and Social Change. She is the co-author of Katrina: the K Word, a play based on interviews with residents of New Orleans. Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Columbia University. At Drew, where she recently won the Distinguished Teaching Award, she teaches Theatre History, Dramaturgy, African-American Theatre, and a Community-Based Theatre course with Newark high school students. She is currently working on... Read More →


Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Capitol B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Civilians at War: Post-9/11 Theatre and the Performance of Trauma
The papers in this session will analyze the ways in which post-9/11 narratives of trauma politicize representations of Muslim women, soldiers, and civilians.


Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Regency C, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Collaboratively-Devised Activist Theatre: Exploring the Implementation and Impact of One Devising Methodology in Diverse Contexts, Take 2
A lively presentation/performance and exchange of ideas facilitated by contributing writers to Setting the Stage for Social Justice, SIUP's soon-to-be-released anthology.

Speakers
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Ann Elizabeth Armstrong

associate professor of theatre, miami university
DK

David Kaye

Chair, University of New Hampshire
Applied Theatre | | Theatre and Social Justice | | Acting | | Directing | | Clown and Commedia | | ATHE


Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Critique, Subversion, and Transcendence: Religious Theatre Beyond Traditional Borders and Boundaries
This panel of papers discusses ways in which movements of theatre historically identified with anti-realism and avant-garde critique, reflect, and illuminate religious identity and practice.


Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Occupation: Performing Cuban, Puerto Rican, and U.S. Latina/o articulations of resistance
Presentations will examine Las Damas de Blanco in Cuba, playwright Papo Márquez’s response to Puerto Rican colonialism, and recent representations of Latina/os on Broadway in Evita and In the Heights.

Speakers
IM

Irma Mayorga

Assistant Professor of Theater, Dartmouth College
The Panza Monologues, Second Edition from UT Press. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVQZzXSL6uI & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUotBOm2bYY Irma Mayorga is a scholar/artist in theater and holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design (UW-Madison) and a Joint Ph.D. in Drama and the Humanities from Stanford University. Currently @ Dartmouth College.
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Kimberly del Busto Ramirez

Associate Professor, LaGuardia-CUNY
Interests: Latin@ Theatre & Performance; Installation & Performance Art


Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

The Art of the Possible? Critiquing Theatre's Limitations in the Creation of Political and Social Change
This session critiques limitations of theatre in creating social and political change for the purpose of productively engaging with theatre's unique opportunities for change-making.

Speakers
LD

Lesley Delmenico

Penetrating Habitual Stratifications: Traversing Urban Spaces en route, Associate Professor Department of Theatre and Dance Grinnell College
In 2013, I was asked by Gospel Light Christian Church (GLCC) in Singapore to direct a Christmas show and make it more professional and “experiential”. The church leadership was fully aware of the pre-existing Christmas shows put up by “megachurches” such as New Creation Church and Faith Community Baptist Church—Protestant churches that average at least two thousand total attendees in their weekend services (Scott Thumma and Dave... Read More →
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Dani Snyder-Young

Associate Professor of Theatre, Illinois Wesleyan University
Talk to me about nominating your hero for 2015 ATHE Awards. | | Applied theatre, critical pedagogy, social justice.


Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Who am I? Who shall I be?: Performances of identity in Anglo American Musical Theatre before 1910
An examination of how form, geography, and identity politics impact the performance style of musical theatre works before 1910.

Speakers
DR

Doug Reside

Curator, Billy Rose Theater Division, The New York Public Library


Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Women and Theater Program (WTP) Focus Group Membership Meeting #2 - Planning
This is a meeting to discuss plans and ideas for next year, including both the preconference and conference 2013. All members are encouraged to attend and offer their ideas and thoughts about this year and next.

Speakers

Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am

Acting Program (AP) Focus Group Membership Meeting #2

Sunday August 5, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am