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Wednesday, August 1
 

7:00pm EDT

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

Speakers
KM

Kevin McFillen

Instructor of Speech Communication, Columbia College


Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Columbia B, Ballroom Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
 
Thursday, August 2
 

9:00am EDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Dark

Kimberly Dark

Kimberly Dark is a writer, professor, yoga teacher and raconteur, working to reveal the hidden architecture of everyday life one clever essay, poem, and story at a time. She uses humor, surprise and intimacy to help audiences discover their influences, and reclaim their power as social... Read More →


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

9:00am EDT

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

Speakers
KM

Kevin McFillen

Instructor of Speech Communication, Columbia College


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

1:30pm EDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Jane 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 →
SD

Stephanie Daventry French

East Stroudsburg University


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

1:30pm EDT

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

Thursday August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 4:45pm EDT
Capitol B, Lobby Level 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
 
Friday, August 3
 

7:15am EDT

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

Speakers

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

8:00am EDT

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

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

8:00am EDT

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

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

8:00am EDT

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

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

8:00am EDT

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

Speakers
KM

Kevin McFillen

Instructor of Speech Communication, Columbia College


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

11:30am EDT

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

Speakers
SR

Stephanie Roberts

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


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

1:45pm EDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Rende

Teresa Rende

Education and Community Engagement Associate, Goodman Theatre
WT

Willa Taylor

Walter Director of Education and Engagement


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

1:45pm EDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Inouye

Kevin Inouye

Adjunct, William and Mary U
Kevin Inouye is an instructor of acting, movement and stage combat. An SAFD Certified Instructor and NMCA Teacher Candidate, he teaches courses at the College of William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Christopher Newport University and elsewhere. He is a SAG-AFTRA actor... Read More →
JM

Jeff McMahon

Presented by Performance Space 122, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, PS 1, LACE, Cleveland Performance Art Fest., Jacob's Pillow, Center for Contemporary Arts (Santa Fe), Dance Works (Toronto), and venues in U.S. Canada, Europe. Dance films shown worldwide. Training: theatre/dance... Read More →


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

1:45pm EDT

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

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

1:45pm EDT

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

Speakers
AS

Ann Shanahan

Directing Program Focus Group Representative Associate Professor of Theatre Loyola University Chicago


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

3:30pm EDT

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

Speakers
JL

Jeanne Leep

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

Alica Tafoya

Acting Program Focus Group Representative


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

5:15pm EDT

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

Speakers

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

5:15pm EDT

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

Speakers
WT

Willa Taylor

Walter Director of Education and Engagement


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

5:15pm EDT

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


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

5:15pm EDT

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

Speakers
MB

Mike Bordner

Writing music and poetry has been my creative outlet to the world, allowing others to take journeys through my experience and thoughts. Steve Broadnax, a friend first and foremost, has been a mentor, partner, and fan of my work constantly pushing me to break boundaries and master... Read More →
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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 →
AT

Aaron Todd Douglas

Loyola University Chicago / Congo Square Theatre
The Arts Infusion Initiative is a cohort of teaching artists and arts organizations seeking to engage "at-risk" youth by introducing theatre, and other artistic endeavors as a a positive occupation, and a gateway to a more productive and fulfilling life. Congo Square Theatre Company... Read More →
KM

Kevin McFillen

Instructor of Speech Communication, Columbia College
AD

Aristides (DJ Super) Nova

CEO/DJ, DJ Super Nova
CT

Christian Thompson

Student, Penn State


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

7:00pm EDT

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


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

7:00pm EDT

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


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

7:00pm EDT

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

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

7:15am EDT

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

Speakers

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

8:00am EDT

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

Speakers

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

8:00am EDT

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

Speakers

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

8:00am EDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Rena Cook

Rena Cook

Professor, University of Oklahoma
Rena Cook is Professor of Voice and Speech at the University Of Oklahoma. Her book Voice and the Young Actor, for high school drama teachers and their students, is published by Methuen Drama. She holds an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London... Read More →


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

8:00am EDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Kerrigan

Sheila Kerrigan

Mime in Chief, Collaborative Creativity
Sheila Kerrigan, author of The Performer’s Guide to the Collaborative Process, directs, writes, and teaches in schools, with at-risk youth, and in community settings. She performs “The Mime Who Talks!” for young people, and “Mime Explains String Theory” for old people. She toured the eastern US with TOUCH Mime Theater, performing, teaching, and collaboratively creating twenty original performances. She has performed and taught in prisons, juvenile detention centers, hospitals, street festivals, and on television. She uses drama t... Read More →


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

11:30am EDT

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

Speakers
KM

Kevin McFillen

Instructor of Speech Communication, Columbia College


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

1:45pm EDT

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

Speakers
TW

Tamiko Washington

Chapman University
Professor Tamiko Washington holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, Irvine. She is an Associate Professor of Voice, Speech and Movement at Chapman University in Orange, California, as well as an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. She has a nineteen-year... Read More →


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

1:45pm EDT

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

Speakers
DM

Dana McConnell

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

Ripe Figs, LLC


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

1:45pm EDT

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

Speakers
JB

Jason Bisping

University of Colorado
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 →
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Doug Paterson

Emeritus Professor, University of Nebraska @ Omaha
I was instrumental in starting PTO in Omaha in 1995 and have been using it in communities and teaching the techniques since then.  Currently I am working with a radical group, Omaha Tenants United, and have dangled the possibility of the group doing some TO.  Also, my wife, Marghee... Read More →
PS

Paul (Spike) Wilson

Artistic Director, Page & Stage Theatre Co.


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

1:45pm EDT

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

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

3:30pm EDT

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


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

7:15am EDT

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

Speakers

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

8:00am EDT

Acting Program (AP) Focus Group Membership Meeting #2

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

9:45am EDT

Introduction to Meyerhold's Biomechanics
Introduction to Biomechanics - A practical workshop in the physical actor training method created by Vsevelod Meyerhold. Taught by Russian director and teacher Vladimir Rovinsky.


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

11:30am EDT

Curriculum for Change: Collaborative Workshop Developing Curriculum for Community-based Theater and Social Change
This workshop will bring participants together to share syllabi and ideas, and to collaboratively explore the development of curriculum on community empowerment and social change.

Speakers
DG

Deb Gordon-Gurfinkel

Director, Telling It
Deb Gordon-Gurfinkel grew up in Great Britain and has lived in the States since 1986. Deb earned her undergraduate degree in Drama in Education from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1983. She worked as a teacher in London’s inner city schools before moving to San Francisco... 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 →
KM

Kate Mendeloff

Lecturer IV, University of Michigan Residential College
Kate Mendeloff is a teacher and director who has been on the Drama faculty of the University of Michigan Residential College since 1990. She teaches directing and acting through the exploration of texts through performance. She covers a wide range of material, but regularly teaches... Read More →


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

11:30am EDT

To Score or Not to Score: Answering the Question for Students - CANCELLED
The session will explore various methods of script analysis for performers to help acting teachers reevaluate how scoring can be streamlined into a performers toolkit.

Speakers

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