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Tuesday, July 31
 

1:00pm EDT

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

Speakers
BK

Barbara Korner

University of Connecticut


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

5:30pm EDT

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

Speakers
BK

Barbara Korner

University of Connecticut


Tuesday July 31, 2012 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
 
Wednesday, August 1
 

8:00am EDT

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

Speakers
BK

Barbara Korner

University of Connecticut


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

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00am EDT

Focus Group Representatives' Meeting
Focus Group Representatives' Meeting

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

9:00am EDT

12:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

2:00pm EDT

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

Speakers
BK

Barbara Korner

University of Connecticut


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

3:30pm EDT

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... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
 
Thursday, August 2
 

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:30am EDT

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 EDT
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:30am EDT

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 EDT
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am EDT

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... 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 EDT
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Thornton A, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm EDT

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
CD

Carol Day

Dir. Health Education Services; Faculty NHS
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 EDT
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm EDT

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... Read More →


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

1:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:30pm EDT

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 Publications

Art Age Publications

President
ARTAGE PUBLICATIONS' SENIOR THEATRE RESOURCE CENTERVisit Bonnie Vorenburg in the Exhibit HallFor over 20 years, older performers and their directors have turned to the Senior Theatre Resource Center for plays, books, materials, and  workshops that charm audiences. Whether you are an amateur or skilled  professional, we have something fo... Read More →


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

1:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm EDT

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... Read More →
avatar for Mark Hutchinson

Mark Hutchinson

Technical Coordinator, Bucknell University
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... Read More →


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

3:15pm EDT

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.

Speakers
NL

Nina LeNoir

Chair, Chapman University
ATHE Immediate Past President for Conference 2010


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

3:15pm EDT

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... Read More →


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

3:15pm EDT

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
avatar for Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry

Artistic Director, KCACTF
Gregg Henry is artistic director of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He is artistic associate for New Works and Commissions for Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences and is director of the Kennedy Center/Kenan Trust Performing Arts Fellowship Program. Gregg... Read More →


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

3:15pm EDT

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... Read More →
avatar for Susan Kattwinkel

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 EDT
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
 
Friday, August 3
 

8:00am EDT

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... Read More →
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 EDT
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

8:00am EDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →
RS

Robert Schanke

ATHE Vice President for Awards


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

8:00am EDT

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
avatar for Jane Brody

Jane Brody

Jane Drake Brody: Master Teacher
There can be no more exciting activity than teaching talented young actors to release the joy in them. I am a former actress, singer, agent, director, casting director, and long time teacher. Currently I write books that I hope are helpful to actors, teachers and directors. These... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

9:45am EDT

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... Read More →


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

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am EDT

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
avatar for Lisa Brenner

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... 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... Read More →
SG

Sarah Gabel

Chairperson Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Loyola University Chicago


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

11:30am EDT

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.

Speakers
GM

Georgia McGill

Two-Year College Program Focus Group Conference Planner


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

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Exhibits Columbia ABC 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:00pm EDT

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
CC

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 EDT
Offsite 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm EDT

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 EDT
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm EDT

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
BG

Bill Gillett

Asst Professor, Coodinator for Theatre, Carroll Community College
VL

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... Read More →


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

1:45pm EDT

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
NB

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... Read More →
CB

Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013
MS

Max Shulman

Doctoral Student, Tufts University


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

1:45pm EDT

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

Speakers
CJ

Carrie J. Cole

Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
KJ

Karen Jean Martinson

Lecturer, Chicago State University
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... Read More →


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

1:45pm EDT

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
NL

Nina LeNoir

Chair, Chapman University
ATHE Immediate Past President for Conference 2010
DM

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... Read More →


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

1:45pm EDT

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
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Harvey Young

ATHE Vice President for Research and Publications


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

3:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm EDT

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
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Katherine Mezur

Lecturer, UCB
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 EDT
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Glacier, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm EDT

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
MU

Marshall University/Jack Cirillo

Marshall University, 723
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Julie Schmitt

Associate Professor, Director of Theatre Arts, TLA - FGR, Stetson University
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John Sebestyen

Associate Professor and Director of Theatre, Trinity Christian College
LU

Lee University

Lee University, 1113


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

3:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm EDT

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
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Alan Shorter

ssociate Professor, Performance Faculty, TCU
JS

Jonathan Swoboda

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Music Director, Kent State University


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

3:30pm EDT

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
Associate Professor, Miami University
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.
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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.
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Willa Taylor

Walter Director of Education and Engagement


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

5:15pm EDT

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
NS

Nisha Sajnani

Director
Nisha Sajnani, Ph.D., RDT-BCT is the Director of the Drama Therapy Program at New York University and Editor of Drama Therapy Review. Her research interests include critical pedagogy in the arts therapies and the use of drama therapy to promote inclusion primarily amongst immigrants... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

5:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm EDT

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
TD

Thomas Donnarumma

Assistant Professor, Iona College
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Kurt Edwards

East Central University
GH

Gail Humphries Mardirosian

ATHE Vice President for Professional Development


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

5:15pm EDT

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
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Tommy Costello

Region 1 Vice-Chair, SDC Directing Fellowship Program, SUNY Dutchess
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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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Jesse Merz

Director of Theatre, Butte College
Artistic Director, Columbia Gorge School of Theatre since 1997. MFA UC Davis MAT George Fox BFA NYU/Tisch AEA, SAG-AFTRA ✌️
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Adam Noble

Assistant Professor, Indiana University
JO

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... Read More →


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

5:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

5:15pm EDT

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
Valerie Accetta is the Head of Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. An Equity actress, she played Margy Frake in the First National Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair, starring John Davidson. Other performance credits include Cinderella, The Sound... Read More →
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Amy Baumgartner-Hutton

Virginia Commonwealth University
Amy Hutton is a nationally recognized Stage Manager, having worked Off-Broadway and in regional theatres throughout the country. She is a member of the Actors' Equity Association. Currently, she serves as Director of Admissions for the Music Department at Virginia Commonwealth Un... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →


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

7:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm EDT

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
Associate Professor, Miami University
DK

David Kaye

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

Kent State University, Kent State University
LGBTQ Theatre D/deaf and Hearing Theatre Detroit


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

7:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm EDT

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... Read More →
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LaRonika Thomas

Doctoral Student, University of Maryland


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

7:00pm EDT

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... Read More →


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

7:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Regency D, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

7:00pm EDT

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

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, City University of New York - Kingsborough CC
MS

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 EDT
Thornton Lounge, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
 
Saturday, August 4
 

8:00am EDT

'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 Publications

President
ARTAGE PUBLICATIONS' SENIOR THEATRE RESOURCE CENTERVisit Bonnie Vorenburg in the Exhibit HallFor over 20 years, older performers and their directors have turned to the Senior Theatre Resource Center for plays, books, materials, and  workshops that charm audiences. Whether you are an amateur or skilled  professional, we have something fo... Read More →


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

8:00am EDT

'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.

Speakers
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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 815
MJ

Mary Jo Lodge

Associate Professor, Lafayette College
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Pamela Sears

Associate Professor


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

8:00am EDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

8:00am EDT

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
CM

Cheryl McFarren

I teach acting at Denison University. Currently, I am passionate about Sarah Bernhardt, and am producing and acting in a Chicago show about her life. It plays during the conference. Check it out on the "my website" link or at http://www.greenhousetheater.org/index.php/coming-soon... Read More →
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... Read More →
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Harvey Young

ATHE Vice President for Research and Publications


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

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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
CC

Clare Croft

University of Michigan
Reflecting on Queer DanceSaturday, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 220 Sullivant This roundtable brings together the authors—both scholars and artists—featured in Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings (Oxford 2017). We ask how individuals, communities, and artmaking and scholarly practices... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →


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

8:00am EDT

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.
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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... 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.
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Kevin Wetmore

Loyola Marymount University


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

9:45am EDT

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... Read More →


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

11:30am EDT

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 EDT
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am EDT

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... Read More →


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

11:30am EDT

New Governing Council Members Orientation
New Governing Council Members Orientation

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

11:30am EDT

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
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Julia Henderson

Local Arrangements Coordinator CATR 2019, University of British Columbia
Julia recently completed her doctorate in Theatre Studies at UBC supported by SSHRC and Killam scholarships. Her dissertation explores narratives of aging and old age in contemporary theatre. Julia’s publications appear in CTR, Theatre Journal, TRiC, Age Culture Humanities, and... Read More →
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Jennifer Kokai

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Weber State University


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

11:30am EDT

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

Speakers
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Jesse Merz

Director of Theatre, Butte College
Artistic Director, Columbia Gorge School of Theatre since 1997. MFA UC Davis MAT George Fox BFA NYU/Tisch AEA, SAG-AFTRA ✌️


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

1:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Exhibit Hall - Columbia ABC, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm EDT

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 EDT
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm EDT

Fresh Print: Notable Books
Fresh Print: Notable Books

Speakers
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Harvey Young

ATHE Vice President for Research and Publications


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

1:45pm EDT

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... Read More →


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

1:45pm EDT

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.
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John Sebestyen

Associate Professor and Director of Theatre, Trinity Christian College


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

1:45pm EDT

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 EDT
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Lexington, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Yellowstone, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm EDT

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
PF

Penny Farfan

“What are you trying to do to me?” – “I’m doing it”: Djuna Barnes’s Parodies In and Across Time, University of Calgary
Theatre history often ties theatre management to renowned theatre managers and directors. However, conducting a theatre is a more complex problem; many had a say in the internal affairs, the decisions were the result of a long-term consensus among people following different principles... 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 EDT
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:30pm EDT

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
LP

Lynne Porter

Associate Professor, Resident Designer, Fairfield University


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

3:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Offsite - The Dubliner Number 4 "F" Street, Washington, D.C. 20001
 
Sunday, August 5
 

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Regency B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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... Read More →
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Carrie J. Cole

Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


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

9:45am EDT

Equal Rights, Civil Rights, Bullying: Using Theatre to Empower Issues
Learn how to combine oral histories and social issues with theatre to create messages that build intergenerational connections and transformative power.

Speakers
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Harriet Lynn

Producer/Artistic Director, Heritage Theatre Artists' Consortium
museum theatre professional oral history performance dance choreography senior theatre producer director
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Art Age Publications

President
ARTAGE PUBLICATIONS' SENIOR THEATRE RESOURCE CENTERVisit Bonnie Vorenburg in the Exhibit HallFor over 20 years, older performers and their directors have turned to the Senior Theatre Resource Center for plays, books, materials, and  workshops that charm audiences. Whether you are an amateur or skilled  professional, we have something fo... Read More →


Sunday August 5, 2012 9:45am - 11:15am EDT
Thornton B, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:45am EDT

Kingdom Come: Performing Interfaith Civics in Election-Year America
In this roundtable, scholars discuss how candidates and faith communities use performance to represent their beliefs and relate to other religious groups during electoral campaigns.

Speakers
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... 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.
JS

Jill Stevenson

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


Sunday August 5, 2012 9:45am - 11:15am EDT
Congressional B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:45am EDT

Spotlight on New Works in American Theatre
This session features authors of books published between 2011-2012. We highlight new works by authors working in American Theatre, including a focus on African American and Latino/a Theatre.

Speakers
SH

Stuart Hecht

Stuart J. Hecht is Associate Professor of Theatre at Boston College. He received his bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a masters and doctorate from Northwestern University. He worked on the artistic staff of the Goodman Theatre and was resident dramaturg for the... Read More →


Sunday August 5, 2012 9:45am - 11:15am EDT
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:45am EDT

The Indispensable Theater Department: Ideas and Strategies for Increasing your Value across Campus
An opportunity to hear innovative approaches being used to make theatre and theatre pedagogy irreplaceable to a University. Brief presentations will be followed by brainstorming.

Speakers
DK

David Kaye

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

Barbara Lynch

Instructor, Queensborough Community College
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Gale Sheaffer

VP ADV, ATHE
ATHE Vice President for Advocacy


Sunday August 5, 2012 9:45am - 11:15am EDT
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:45am EDT

The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy of Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF)
This session will be a description of the many different programs and initiatives in theatre criticism, journalism, dramaturgy, and advocacy 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

Sunday August 5, 2012 9:45am - 11:15am EDT
Yosemite, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

9:45am EDT

Theatre as a Liberal Art (TLA) Focus Group Open Forum
Join with colleagues who work with theatre as a liberal art and/or in programs situated in liberal arts institutions. Topics exchanged in this collegial Forum may result in conference programming, pre-conferences, or Focus Group initiatives.

Speakers
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Julie Schmitt

Associate Professor, Director of Theatre Arts, TLA - FGR, Stetson University
JS

Jay Sierszyn

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

Lee University

Lee University, 1113


Sunday August 5, 2012 9:45am - 11:15am EDT
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am EDT

Approaches to Teaching Classical Greek Theatre and Athenian Democracy
Does teaching civic engagement in Ancient Greece encourage civic engagement today? This roundtable proposes strategies for teaching Greek tragedy and comedy in theatre history courses.

Speakers
SB

Steven Burch

U of Alabama
Steve Burch teaches theatre history and playwriting at the University of Alabama. He chairs the SETC Playwriting Interest Group and is writing two books about the Focus Theatre in Dublin Ireland.
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Daniel Smith

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, Translation Studies, History of Sexuality


Sunday August 5, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am EDT

Directing Intergenerational Casts
Directing actors of all ages, in all abilities, becomes easier and more successful with proven tips and tricks for creating inclusive performances.

Speakers
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Art Age Publications

President
ARTAGE PUBLICATIONS' SENIOR THEATRE RESOURCE CENTERVisit Bonnie Vorenburg in the Exhibit HallFor over 20 years, older performers and their directors have turned to the Senior Theatre Resource Center for plays, books, materials, and  workshops that charm audiences. Whether you are an amateur or skilled  professional, we have something fo... Read More →


Sunday August 5, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Congressional A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am EDT

Staging Strife and Solidarity: Black-Jewish Relations in American Drama
The artistic leadership from Theater J and Centerstage will join notable historians and dramaturgs to discuss provocative representations of Black-Jewish relations on the American stage.

Speakers
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Jacqueline Lawton

Playwright, Dramaturg, Teaching Artist
Jacqueline E. Lawton received her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'em Horns!), where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. Her plays include Anna K; Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful; The Hampton Years; Ira Aldridge: the African Roscius... Read More →
AR

Ari Roth

Artistic Director, Theater J
I'm a playwright and producer - passionate about new plays, civic and theatrical dialogue, and bridge building of all sorts!
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LaRonika Thomas

Doctoral Student, University of Maryland
GW

Gavin Witt

Associate Artistic Director/Director of Dramaturgy, CENTERSTAGE


Sunday August 5, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

11:30am EDT

The Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching Theatre Online
A discussion of the challenges and opportunities of teaching Theatre online with a panel of faculty who have been teaching in both hybrid and full-online formats for several years.


Sunday August 5, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Grand Teton, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA