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Thursday, August 2
 

1:30pm EDT

'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.

Speakers
GA

Gwendolyn Alker

ATHE Co-Vice President for Conference 2011


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

1:30pm EDT

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... Read More →


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

1:30pm EDT

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

1:30pm EDT

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

1:30pm EDT

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
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Katie Donovan

Visiting Assistant Professor, Franklin & Marshall College


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

1:30pm EDT

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
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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... Read More →
GM

Georgia McGill

Two-Year College Program Focus Group Conference Planner


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

3:15pm EDT

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

3:15pm EDT

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
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Petra Kuppers

Disability/Surrealism/Feminism/Land-Based Work, The Olimpias/Turtle Disco/University of Michigan
Petra Kuppers is a queercrip disability culture activist and a community performance artist who teaches at the University of Michigan and Goddard College. She is the Artistic Director of The Olimpias, an international disability culture collective (www.olimipias.org). In 2016/17... 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 EDT
Concord, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

3:15pm EDT

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

3:15pm EDT

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... Read More →


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

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Capitol A, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
 
Friday, August 3
 

8:00am EDT

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
avatar for James M. Brandon

James M. Brandon

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

Associate Professor, Georgia Southern U
Sarah McCarroll is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University, where is also serves as the resident costume designer and costume shop manager. She is the outgoing editor of Theatre Symposium and the Chair of SETC's History/Theory/Criticism/Literature committ... 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 EDT
Thornton C, Eleventh Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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

8:00am EDT

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

11:30am EDT

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

11:30am EDT

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

11:30am EDT

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
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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... Read More →


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

11:30am EDT

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

1:45pm EDT

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
NS

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

1:45pm EDT

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

1:45pm EDT

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

1:45pm EDT

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
FK

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... Read More →
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Artemis Preeshl

Ripe Figs, LLC


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

1:45pm EDT

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

1:45pm EDT

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
PJ

Patrick J. Sims

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Conference Planner


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

3:30pm EDT

'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
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Virginia Anderson

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


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

3:30pm EDT

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
SC

Soyica Colbert

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Representative


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

3:30pm EDT

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

Speakers
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Megan Shea

Language Lecturer, NYU
International Zombie Slayer
GY

Gillian Young

PhD Candidate, Art History, Columbia University


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

3:30pm EDT

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... Read More →
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... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

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
JB

Jocelyn Buckner

Assistant Professor, Chapman University
BC

Bud Coleman

Professor of Theatre, University of Colorado at Boulder
RS

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

5:15pm EDT

'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
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Amanda Giguere

Director of Outreach, Colorado Shakespeare Festival
At CSF, our outreach programs reach 15,000 people each year. We offer summer camps, after school classes, and an elementary Shakespeare festival. Our Shakespeare & Violence Prevention program has reached 80,000 Colorado students since its 2011 inception.
JH

Jacob Hellman

University of Wisconsin-Madison


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

5:15pm EDT

'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
avatar for Rick DesRochers

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... Read More →
IF

Iris Fischer

Professor, Department of English, University of Kansas


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

5:15pm EDT

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
KE

Kathryn Edney

Folklore (Edney), Regis College
MJ

Mary Jo Lodge

Associate Professor, Lafayette College


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

5:15pm EDT

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

5:15pm EDT

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

5:15pm EDT

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.


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

7:00pm EDT

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
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 →
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 →


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

7:00pm EDT

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

7:00pm EDT

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

7:00pm EDT

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.
JS

Jill Stevenson

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


Friday August 3, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Bryce, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
 
Saturday, August 4
 

8:00am EDT

'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
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Julie Rae Mollenkamp

NPP Chair Exchange, University of Central Missouri
Dr. Julie Rae Mollenkamp is the 2012-15 Meridith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Endowed Professor of Theatre at the University of Central Missouri where she serves as the Graduate Coordinator and BSE Advisor. She is thrilled to serve as the Chair for the National Playwriting Program... Read More →
MO

Melinda Oliver

San Bernardino Valley College


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

8:00am EDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00am EDT

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
GA

Gwendolyn Alker

ATHE Co-Vice President for Conference 2011
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 EDT
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00am EDT

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

11:30am EDT

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

11:30am EDT

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
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James M. Brandon

Professor of Theatre, Hillsdale College
THEATRE IS LIFE...FILM is Art...television is furniture
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Julie Rae Mollenkamp

NPP Chair Exchange, University of Central Missouri
Dr. Julie Rae Mollenkamp is the 2012-15 Meridith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Endowed Professor of Theatre at the University of Central Missouri where she serves as the Graduate Coordinator and BSE Advisor. She is thrilled to serve as the Chair for the National Playwriting Program... Read More →
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... Read More →


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

11:30am EDT

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

1:45pm EDT

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

1:45pm EDT

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... Read More →


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

1:45pm EDT

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

1:45pm EDT

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... Read More →


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

1:45pm EDT

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... Read More →
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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 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

1:45pm EDT

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

1:45pm EDT

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... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

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

3:30pm EDT

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

3:30pm EDT

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... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

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

3:30pm EDT

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

3:30pm EDT

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

3:30pm EDT

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

3:30pm EDT

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

Speakers
KH

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
JR

Jon Rossini

ATHE Member-at-Large / Liaison to the Focus Group Representatives, Latina/o Focus Group Representative


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

8:00am EDT

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

8:00am EDT

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
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


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

8:00am EDT

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

8:00am EDT

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
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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... Read More →
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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 EDT
Congressional C, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

8:00am EDT

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

8:00am EDT

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

8:00am EDT

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

9:45am EDT

Anonymous(ly) Intercultural and Diasporic: Borrowing What Sells from Abroad
This session explores how the "intercultural" functions and is theorized in a diaspora, in the West, and in the East.

Speakers
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Arnab Banerji

University of Georgia
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!


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

9:45am EDT

Chicana/o Docudramas: Challenging Dominant His-stories
This panel will explore the various kinds of docu-dramas written and produced since the 1970s as responses to the usual dominant narratives.

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 →
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Ashley Lucas

Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill
Ashley Lucas is Assistant Professor of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a B.A. in Theater Studies and English from Yale University and a joint Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies and Theatre and Drama from UC San Diego. She is a fellow of the Ford Foundation... Read More →
JR

Jon Rossini

ATHE Member-at-Large / Liaison to the Focus Group Representatives, Latina/o Focus Group Representative


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

9:45am EDT

East European Theatre/Performance, Civic Reform: Performing Community from the Local to the International
The theatre workers‰Ûª strikes in Romania, the U.S. reception of forbidden Polish theatre, and the exile of the Belarus Free Theatre demonstrate international civic engagement.

Speakers
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Jacob Juntunen

Asst. Professor of Dramatic Literature/Criticism and Playwriting, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
LM

Lauren McConnell

Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University
I recently had a fellowship at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Great facility and wonderful people.


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

9:45am EDT

Monuments and Moving Targets: Civic Engagement by Female Performance Artists in the 21st Century
This panel examines how female performance artists make monuments and moving targets of their bodies, claiming the right to enact their concerns at center stage.

Speakers
HH

Holly Hughes

Professor, University of Michigan
I'm a queer feminist performance artist and dog lover. I direct the BFA in Interarts Performance at Michigan


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

9:45am EDT

Musicals as Intellectual Property
Three scholars will discuss the copyright questions surrounding the creation, study, and teaching of commercial musical theater.

Speakers
DM

Derek Miller

PhD Candidate, Stanford University
I am a PhD candidate in Drama at Stanford University, where my dissertation will focus on copyright law and the performing arts, particularly theater and music, in the nineteenth and twentieth century. I am exploring how the implicit aesthetics of performance in the law structured... Read More →
DR

Doug Reside

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


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

9:45am EDT

Out Engagements with Outlaw Genders
How do we define and identify transgender-ness in performance? How does transgender-ness manifest across a broad spectrum of media and performance? How do other elements of characters' and performers' identities (such as race, class, sex, sexuality, ability, etc.) impact these representations?

Speakers
CC

Cassidy C Browning

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

Jacob Hellman

University of Wisconsin-Madison


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

9:45am EDT

The Personal as Activist: Individual Accounts and Public Action in Anti-War Performance
This panel examines the interplay between affect, biography, and action to better understand anti-war performances that rely on personal experiences to influence public discourse.

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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Lindsey Mantoan

Stanford University


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

9:45am EDT

Uncanny Medias: Performance/Technology
This panel explores civic events and artistic works that engage audiences through seemingly impossible intermedialities. Subjects include video art, war, social networks, and environmental performance.

Speakers
LB

Lauren Beck

Graduate Student
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Raimondo Genna

Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota, Department of Theatre
SO

Sam O'Connell

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Interdisciplinary Arts, Worcester State University
Sam O'Connell is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Interdisciplinary Arts at Worcester State University where he is also the Dramaturg for Worcester State Theatre. His teaching and research interests include devised theatre, theatre history, and musical theatre.


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

9:45am EDT

Who's in the Room: Negotiating Communities in Community-Based Theatre
Case studies and discussion illuminate the processes of negotiating communities in community-based theatre including issues surrounding reciprocity, self-expression, and assessment.

Speakers
WT

Willa Taylor

Walter Director of Education and Engagement


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

11:30am EDT

Broadway Musicals as Sites of American Identities and American Histories
Musicals can depict narratives of America or challenge a preconceived understanding therein. Papers address the interplay between personal and national identity, the private and public realm.

Speakers

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

11:30am EDT

Cholche, Cholbe: A Study of the Interaction between Politics and Performance in Asia
Performance politics and political use of performance have both had interesting histories in Asia. This panel looks at some recent political events and the role of performance in it. Election campaigns, the G20 summit, street theatre performance, cultural tourism and social activism are studied and analyzed to evaluate and understand the role of popular cultural performance in India, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines

Speakers
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Arnab Banerji

University of Georgia
KL

Katherine Lieder

PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Katherine Lieder is a second-year Ph.D. student in Theatre Research and Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She received a master's degree in Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts and a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago... Read More →
WP

William Peterson

Director, Centre for Theatre & Performance, Monash University


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

11:30am EDT

Engaging With Darkness: Thanatourism and Performance
From nineteenth-century Paris to twenty-first-century New Orleans, an exploration of the darkest aspects of theatre and performance, viewed through the lens of thanatourism and thanapolitics.

Speakers
MA

Margaret Araneo

Disabling Salome: Representing and Embodying Neuropathology and the De-stratification of Modernity, Graduate Center, CUNY
In Zaccho Dance Theatre’s production of ‘Dying While Black and Brown’, four black men in prison uniforms jostle and climb over each other, negotiating spatial and power hierarchies in and on the wooden frame resembling a small house. In Zaccho’s ‘The Monkey and the Devil... Read More →
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Frank Episale

PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center
Dissertation in progress: "Theatron/Panopticon: Representing Imprisonment on the US Stage." Recently published: "Gender, Tradition, and Culture in Translation: Reading the Onnagata in English," Asian Theatre Journal 29, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 89–111.
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... Read More →


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

11:30am EDT

Hemispheric Notions of Ritual
This session employs ritual as a discursive springboard to interrogate how particular performance practices operate as enactments of civic engagement as well as rites of sacrifice and healing in the Americas.


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

11:30am EDT

OUT OF THE HOLE?: Queering the History of Rehabilitative Prison-Based Arts Programs
This panel examines prison performance, focusing on how incarcerated women approach the arts as vehicles for upholding and also re-defining the historical legacies of "rehabilitation."

Speakers
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Lisa Biggs

Performing Artist and Performance Studies PhD Candidate, Northwestern University
Lisa is a performing artist and performance scholar who holds a B.A. in Theatre & Dance from Amherst College and an M.A. in Playwriting & Performance Studies from the Gallatin School at New York University. Her dissertation in the Performance Studies Department at Northwestern University... Read More →
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Ashley Lucas

Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill
Ashley Lucas is Assistant Professor of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a B.A. in Theater Studies and English from Yale University and a joint Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies and Theatre and Drama from UC San Diego. She is a fellow of the Ford Foundation... Read More →


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

11:30am EDT

Performing Racial United States Histories
This session explores the complex racial histories of the post-war South, as performed in diverse settings and time periods.

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 →


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

11:30am EDT

The American Musical Since 1987: Performing Race in Contemporary American Musical Theatre
This multidisciplinary session on black musical theatre is a part of "ATDS @ 25: Looking Forward, Looking Back."

Speakers
DG

Donatella Galella

PhD Candidate, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
ATHE 2014 Papers: "The Promise of (Dis)Pleasure: Yellowface in Contemporary Musical Revivals" "Superheroes, Heteropatriarchy, and Musicals" Bio: Donatella Galella is a PhD Candidate in Theatre at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her dissertation is a critical history... Read More →
SO

Sam O'Connell

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Interdisciplinary Arts, Worcester State University
Sam O'Connell is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Interdisciplinary Arts at Worcester State University where he is also the Dramaturg for Worcester State Theatre. His teaching and research interests include devised theatre, theatre history, and musical theatre.


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