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ATHE 2014
Dream Acts: Performance as Refuge, Resistance, and Renewal 

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Tuesday, July 22
 

1:30pm

2014 ATHE Leadership Institute (All Participants)
2014 ATHE Leadership Institute (All Participants)

Moderators
Tuesday July 22, 2014 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:00pm

Interactive Theatre Program (ITP) Subcommittee and Theatre as Social Change (TASC) Focus Group Joint Pre-Conference 1 -- Creating and Sustaining Interactive and Socially Engaged Theatre
Speakers
MW

Michael Wilson

Assistant Director, CUNY SPS M.A. in Applied Theatre
I use the beauty and magic of theatre for learning, activism, and community development. I focus on re-defining masculinity and developing the field of Applied Theatre. | Assistant Director of CUNY SPS M.A. in Applied Theatre | Director, www.manquestion.org


Tuesday July 22, 2014 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:30pm

2014 ATHE Leadership Institute® Buffet Reception
2014 ATHE Leadership Institute Buffet Reception

Moderators
Tuesday July 22, 2014 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Princess B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA
 
Wednesday, July 23
 

8:00am

2014 ATHE Leadership Institute® Workshop
2014 ATHE Leadership Institute Workshop

Moderators
Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:00am - 5:30pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

Women and Theatre Program (WTP) Focus Group Pre-Conference 1 -- Dream and Action, Theory and Practice
Moderators
LH

Lisa Hall Hagen

Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Dramaturgy, Utah Valley University

Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:00am - 6:00pm
Moor 1, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

8:30am

Search Committee Breakfast with ATHE President
Moderators
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.

Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
President's Suite, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) Focus Group Pre-Conference 1 -- Geography and the Human Lifespan: The Collocation of Environment, Conflict, and Resilience in the Transformative Kinesthetic Landscape
Moderators
KH

Kurt Heinlein

Missouri State University
Kurt is a working member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. He is VP of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators, and an active member of SAFD, FDC, and USA. He has performed extensively since completing his MFA in Acting from CCM, with credits that include New York, natl tours, regional... Read More →

Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:30am - 10:00pm
Castile 1, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

9:00am

Directing Program (DP) and Acting Program (AP) Joint Focus Group Pre-Conference 1-- Best Techniques in Teaching Beginning Directing
Moderators
AS

Ann Shanahan

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

Shona Tucker

Director of Theater, Vassar College
Texts they use in their acting classes.
LW

Lionel Walsh

Associate Dean, University of Windsor

Wednesday July 23, 2014 9:00am - 6:00pm
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

9:00am

Latina/o (LFG) Focus Group Pre-Conference 1
Moderators
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 manuscr... Read More →

Wednesday July 23, 2014 9:00am - 9:00pm
Arizona State University 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

9:00am

Interactive Theatre (IT) Subcommittee Pre-Conference 2 -- Creating and Sustaining Interactive and Socially Engaged Theatre
Moderators
MW

Michael Wilson

Assistant Director, CUNY SPS M.A. in Applied Theatre
I use the beauty and magic of theatre for learning, activism, and community development. I focus on re-defining masculinity and developing the field of Applied Theatre. | Assistant Director of CUNY SPS M.A. in Applied Theatre | Director, www.manquestion.org

Wednesday July 23, 2014 9:00am - 10:00pm
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

10:00am

Operations Committee Meeting
Operations Committee Meeting

Moderators
HB

Henry Bial

President, ATHE
Looking forward to another great ATHE Conference!

Wednesday July 23, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

10:00am

Playwrights and Creative Teams (PACT) Focus Group Pre-Conference -- The Mysteries of Devised Theatre Debunked: From Possibilities to Production
Moderators
avatar for Mark J. Charney

Mark J. Charney

Chair of Theatre and Dance, Texas Tech University
Mark J. Charney is Director of the School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University, and is also Professor Emeritus at Clemson University, having worked there for 27 years as Chair of English and Director of Theatre. He is author of the David Mark Cohen prize winning play, Th... Read More →

Wednesday July 23, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm
Princess G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

New Governing Council Members Orientation
New Governing Council Members Orientation

Moderators
HB

Henry Bial

President, ATHE
Looking forward to another great ATHE Conference!

Wednesday July 23, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Performance Studies (PSFG) and Religion and Theatre (RT) Joint Focus Group Pre-Conference 1 -- Spirituality as Critique
Moderators
BH

Beth Hoffmann

Assistant Professor, George Mason University
Contemporary British performance; live art; textuality and narrativity; British cultural studies; aesthetic theory and philosophy of art; social practice; matrixed/non-matrixed performance; immersive performance; narrative structures of alternate-reality games and "gaming for goo... Read More →

Wednesday July 23, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:00pm

Governing Council Meeting
Governing Council Meeting

Moderators
HB

Henry Bial

President, ATHE
Looking forward to another great ATHE Conference!

Wednesday July 23, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:00pm

Professional Development (PDC) Committee Pre-Conference -- Assessment Strategies and Pedagogical Applications: A Working Pre-Conference
Moderators
MS

Monica Stufft

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

Wednesday July 23, 2014 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Princess B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:30pm

Focus Group Representatives' Meeting
Focus Group Representatives' Meeting

Moderators
HB

Henry Bial

President, ATHE
Looking forward to another great ATHE Conference!

Wednesday July 23, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

4:30pm

5:30pm

Leadership Institute®, Governing Council, Focus Group Representatives' and Focus Group Conference Planners' Reception
Governing Council and Focus Group Representatives' Reception

Moderators
HB

Henry Bial

President, ATHE
Looking forward to another great ATHE Conference!

Wednesday July 23, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Plaza Bar, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

7:00pm

Refuge: Hidden Stories -- Transit Performance
“Refuge: Hidden Stories”: A performance of refuge in transit through the Arizona desert. Board the bus to encounter buried narratives and hidden histories unearthed by roving bands of artists. Seating is limited to 35 passengers; the performance is free, but advance reservations are required.  

Moderators
Wednesday July 23, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bus: Participants should plan to meet in the hotel lobby at 6:45 PM 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

7:00pm

New Play Development Workshop and Getchell Award Reading - Meet the Teams
PACT New Plays first team meetings for those selected for participation in the New Play Development Workshop and the SETC/PACT Getchell Award Development Workshop/Staged Reading events.

Moderators
avatar for Ingrid DeSanctis

Ingrid DeSanctis

Assistant Professor, Playwriting, James Madison University
Ingrid De Sanctis works as Assistant Professor of Playwriting at James Madison University where she also teaches acting and directing. Since receiving her MFA in Acting from UNCG, she has taught full time at Eastern Mennonite University, Clemson University and Bloomsburg Univers... Read More →

Wednesday July 23, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA
 
Thursday, July 24
 

8:00am

8:00am

Association for Theatre Movement Education (ATME) Focus Group Pre-Conference 2 - Geography and the Human Landspan: The Collocation of Environment, Conflict, and Resilience in the Transformative Kinesthetic Landscape
Moderators
KH

Kurt Heinlein

Missouri State University
Kurt is a working member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. He is VP of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators, and an active member of SAFD, FDC, and USA. He has performed extensively since completing his MFA in Acting from CCM, with credits that include New York, natl tours, regional... Read More →

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

8:00am

Women and Theatre Program (WTP) Focus Group Pre-Conference 2 - Dream and Action, Theory and Practice
Moderators
LH

Lisa Hall Hagen

Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Dramaturgy, Utah Valley University

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Bourbon 8, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Graduate Student Symposium: Opening Meet and Greet and Get Your Bearings
A great opportunity for graduate students and early professionals to gather and socialize, this session aims to introduce attendees to ATHE and each other.

Moderators
AS

Aoise Stratford

PhD Student, University of Missouri-Columbia
Women in Theatre, Playwriting, Dramaturgy

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

ATHE Leadership Institute® Workshop (ASU)
ATHE Leadership Institute Workshop

Moderators
Thursday July 24, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Arizona State University 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Governing Council and Focus Group Representatives' Meeting
Moderators
HB

Henry Bial

President, ATHE
Looking forward to another great ATHE Conference!

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:30am - 12:00pm
Arabian Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

9:00am

Design / Technology / Management (DTM) Focus Group Pre-Conference - Taking Media Beyond Playback: Interactive/Experiential Media Systems (ASU/Taliesin West)
Moderators
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; Al... Read More →

Thursday July 24, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
Arizona State University 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

9:00am

Directing Program (DP) and Acting Program (AP) Joint Focus Group Pre-Conference 2-- Best Techniques in Teaching Beginning Directing
Moderators
AS

Ann Shanahan

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

Shona Tucker

Director of Theater, Vassar College
Texts they use in their acting classes.
LW

Lionel Walsh

Associate Dean, University of Windsor

Thursday July 24, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
Princess B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

9:00am

New Play Development Workshop and The SETC/PACT Getchell Award Development Workshop/Staged Reading: Orientation and First Read-through
New Play Development Workshop and SETC/PACT Getchell Award Development WorkshopStaged Reading

Moderators
avatar for Ingrid DeSanctis

Ingrid DeSanctis

Assistant Professor, Playwriting, James Madison University
Ingrid De Sanctis works as Assistant Professor of Playwriting at James Madison University where she also teaches acting and directing. Since receiving her MFA in Acting from UNCG, she has taught full time at Eastern Mennonite University, Clemson University and Bloomsburg Univers... Read More →

Thursday July 24, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
Palomino Ballroom 8, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale AZ 85255 USA

9:30am

Graduate Student Symposium: Tips and Tricks for Successfully Navigating the Job Market
A how-to guide to the types of jobs currently available (in and out of the academy), evaluating job listings, and application and interview strategies.

Moderators
AS

Aoise Stratford

PhD Student, University of Missouri-Columbia
Women in Theatre, Playwriting, Dramaturgy

Thursday July 24, 2014 9:30am - 11:15am
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

10:00am

Performance Studies (PSFG) and Religion and Theatre (RT) Joint Focus Group Pre-Conference 2- Spirituality as Critique
Moderators
BH

Beth Hoffmann

Assistant Professor, George Mason University
Contemporary British performance; live art; textuality and narrativity; British cultural studies; aesthetic theory and philosophy of art; social practice; matrixed/non-matrixed performance; immersive performance; narrative structures of alternate-reality games and "gaming for goo... Read More →

Thursday July 24, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

10:00am

Arizona State University Experience: Tour of Innovative Programs Arizona State University
This interactive tour will include multiple stops, with opportunities at each for demonstrations and question/answer sessions with representatives of each program.

Moderators
avatar for Jake Pinholster

Jake Pinholster

Director of the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre, Arizona State University
Jake Pinholster is the Director of the Herberger Institute School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University and head of graduate programs in interdisciplinary digital media and performance design. As a designer, Jake’s efforts have centered on projection and media... Read More →

Thursday July 24, 2014 10:00am - 3:00pm
Arizona State University 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

11:00am

Latina/o Focus Group (LFG) Pre-Conference 2
Moderators
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 manuscr... Read More →

Thursday July 24, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

11:15am

Graduate Student Symposium: Assessment 101 for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals
Assessment is dominating conversations at the institutional and departmental levels. Join us for strategies to translate these big picture questions into improved graduate teaching.

Moderators
AS

Aoise Stratford

PhD Student, University of Missouri-Columbia
Women in Theatre, Playwriting, Dramaturgy

Thursday July 24, 2014 11:15am - 1:00pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

11:30am

American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) Focus Group (Board) Membership Meeting
Business Meeting for Board Members of The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS)

Moderators
Thursday July 24, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

11:30am

Membership Research Group #1
Moderators
DK

David Kaye

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

Thursday July 24, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Finance (FC) Committee Meeting
Moderators
NL

Nina LeNoir

Chair, Chapman University
ATHE Immediate Past President for Conference 2010

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bourbon 9, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

Acting (AP) Focus Group Debut Panel - Adjudicated Acting Exercises Debut Session 1
Acting teachers will introduce new or adapted acting exercises that have been selected for presentation. Attendees may observe and/or participate in these exercises.

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. Thes... Read More →
MC

Maria Cominis

Associate Professor, California State University Fullerton
Let's talk about students independent rehearsal. We all deal with students who don't know how to rehearse when left on their own to work with their scene partner. In Rehearsing In The Zone, A Practical Guide To Rehearsing Without A Director (Kendall Hunt 2013), students learn how... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Covey

Rebecca Covey

Assistant Professor of Voice & Acting, Florida International University
Rebecca Covey is a designated Linklater Voice teacher, Equity Actor and Assistant Professor of Voice and Acting at Florida International University where she is the Resident Voice & Dialect Director. She holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BFA and BA fro... Read More →
BS

Bradley Stephenson

University of Missouri
Teacher, artist, scholar, husband, father, gentleman.


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

Dramaturgy (DR) Focus Group Debut Panel
This session presents outstanding work by emerging dramaturgs and literary managers in professional and educational theatre venues.

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
LH

Lexi Hamill

Front of House Manager, The Cornish Playhouse
Three parts: 1. Footwork 2. Timing 3. Turns Crazy stubborn redhead. Dramaturg. Director. Playwright. Actor. Ballroom Dancer. Workaholic. Those are the basics.


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Casita 5130, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

Asian Theatre Journal* Lecture with Claudia Orenstein
Renowned modern Japanese theatre scholar Cody Poulton reviews his two major projects: *A Beggar's Art* and *The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama.*

Moderators
Speakers

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

Membership Research Group #2
Speakers
DK

David Kaye

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


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

National Partners - American Theatre (NAPAT) Meeting for New and Returning Members
National Partners - American Theatre Meeting An open membership meeting for new and returning members. All interested ATHE members with an interest in supporting student theatre are encouraged to attend and network with NAPAT members.

Speakers
JK

Jeffrey Koep

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


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Moor 2, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

A Dream for Catholicism in American Theatre Part 1: Renewing Catholicism in Performance and Spectatorship
This panel analyzes the role of Catholicism in contemporary American theatre, examining and imagining how theatre can renew and offer refuge in/for the Catholic faith.

Speakers
KW

Kevin Wetmore

Loyola Marymount University


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

Build Your Best Case: Preparing Files for Tenure and Promotion
For tenure or promotion begin early then continue. Panelists representing different types of institutions and programs, outline best practices for success in critical career junctures.


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Casita 5308, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

Dreaming of an Inclusive Campus Climate
Lessons learned and yet to be realized of inclusive campus practices: from validating student veterans, to rethinking first year orientation, to contemplating collaborative Pedagogy.

Speakers
JB

Jason Bisping

University of Colorado
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 t... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Hayford

Michelle Hayford

Assistant Director of Center for the Arts, Florida Gulf Coast University
Applied theatre, theatre for social change, University-Community/non-profit partnerships, ethnodrama, gender studies


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

Dreaming the Profession: African American Artists Envision a More Enlightened Working Future
Panelists revisit the idealism, advocacy and reform work undertaken by African American theatre artists seeking reform within the American theatre industry.

Speakers
HE

Harry Elam

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford Univeristy
JS

Jonathan Shandell

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Arcadia University


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

Fat Chance: Fat, Class, and the American Dream
Through performance and critical position papers, this panel explores how fat is utilized performatively to mark difference in social class and how fat characters become politicized for ideological purposes.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Dark

Kimberly Dark

In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, Kimberly Dark’s writing and storytelling performances about the body in culture continue to help people reframe themselves as physically capable in whatever bodies they have, and culturally capable of creating a world that honors all bodies and experiences. She writes... Read More →


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
McDowell B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ USA

1:30pm

Im/Possible Performance Roundtable Series: Material Dreams--Economic and Labor Im/Possibilities
Scholar/Practitioners examine case studies ranging from labor unions to dream sequences in musicals to analyze the material reality of dream acts.

Speakers
HB

Heather Barfield

CFO / Adjunct Associate Professor / Associate Artistic Director, Austin Creative Alliance/ Austin Community College / VORTEX Repertory
directing new work, performance art, ritual theater, Artaud, feminist performance practices, writing about performance, arts criticism, performance of economics, non-profit arts administration, adjunct challenges, job seeking, local arts community collaborations, arts advocacy, A... Read More →
JB

Jane Barnette

Dramaturg, Theatre Historian, University of Kansas
"Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you're expecting a reward." -- Don Miguel Ruiz
PB

Paul Bonin-Rodriguez

The University of Texas at Austin
Dance in/as “Fake News”: Notes from the Policy Front | Friday, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Cartoon Room 2  In a recent editorial, arts analyst Alan Brown wrote: “Cultural policy has failed us. Patterns of investment in cultural infrastructure too often reinforce class divides instead of tearing them... Read More →
CB

Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013
CE

Christin Essin

Vanderbilt University
LF

Laura Farrell-Wortman

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Bourbon 8, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

Let me play the lion, too!”: A Rare Vision for Training Collaborative Theatre Makers
This panel explores a visionary approach to classical theatre training by discussing our experience dreaming up and implementing an innovative MFA company model built upon interdisciplinarity and collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Davies

Matt Davies

Assistant Professor, Mary Baldwin College
An Associate Professor in Mary Baldwin College's MLitt/MFA in Shakespeare and Performance in association with the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA, Matt is also an associate director with Actors From The London Stage, and a professional actor and director.


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

Longing for What We've Left Behind (And Dreaming Ahead?)
This panel features six scholars discussing research projects that they've abandoned and a collaborative discussion of how we might dream them ahead and back to life.

Speakers
JK

Jennifer Kokai

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Weber State University
avatar for Tom Robson

Tom Robson

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

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


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Casita 5400, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

Movement in the Margins: Movement as Opening, Transition, and Liminal Dream-Space of a Play
An illustrated panel discussion on how movement coaches work with directors to create subtextual and meaningful movement-based theatre as transitions within often conventional drama.


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

How to Get the Most out of ATHE and this Conference!
New to ATHE? This session is for you! Find out all the ways this conference and ATHE can be of maximum service to you.

Speakers
DK

David Kaye

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


Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Bourbon 11, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

2015 Conference Committee Meeting
Moderators
LW

Lionel Walsh

Associate Dean, University of Windsor

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 4:45pm
Moor 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:30pm

Paid Workshop #1: Theater Grottesco: Movement and Gesture as Genetic Cultural Memory
This workshop begins with the premise that culture is stored in our genes as instinct. Glimpses of these memories can be seen as movement and gesture, many of them unconscious. Where language provides oral and written history, and thought gives us world views; movement and gesture, on a deeper and subconscious level, reveal memories of cultures foresworn, family and tribal histories, present pop culture messages imprinting without our awareness or consent, and perhaps even portents of the future. Participants should come ready to move at the ability they are able to; in loose fitting plain colored clothing (no advertising!), hair pulled back and jewelry off. We start on time and prefer to work barefoot.

Moderators
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.

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 4:45pm
Princess B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

Acting (AP) Focus Group Debut Panel - Adjudicated Acting Exercises Debut Session 2
Acting teachers will introduce new or adapted acting exercises that have been selected for presentation. Attendees may observe and/or participate in these exercises.

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. Thes... Read More →
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Maria Cominis

Associate Professor, California State University Fullerton
Let's talk about students independent rehearsal. We all deal with students who don't know how to rehearse when left on their own to work with their scene partner. In Rehearsing In The Zone, A Practical Guide To Rehearsing Without A Director (Kendall Hunt 2013), students learn how... Read More →
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Rebecca Covey

Assistant Professor of Voice & Acting, Florida International University
Rebecca Covey is a designated Linklater Voice teacher, Equity Actor and Assistant Professor of Voice and Acting at Florida International University where she is the Resident Voice & Dialect Director. She holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BFA and BA fro... Read More →
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Bradley Stephenson

University of Missouri
Teacher, artist, scholar, husband, father, gentleman.


Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

3:15pm

Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group Debut Panel - Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel
This adjudicated panel spotlights the work of scholars who have not previously presented at a national conference as well as established scholars new to the areas of music theatre and dance.

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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Mary Jo Lodge

Associate Professor, Lafayette College
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Alison Walls

CUNY Graduate Centre


Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

Performance Studies (PSFG) Focus Group Debut Panel - Emerging Scholars Panel
The annual, vetted emerging scholars panel for the Performance Studies Focus Group.

Moderators
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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 Chine... Read More →

Speakers
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Phillip Zapkin

Doctoral Student, GTA, West Virginia University
I'm in the opening phases of my dissertation in the WVU English Department. My diss will be about contemporary British and non-US Anglophone adaptations of Greek drama as responses to neoliberalism.


Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Bourbon 8, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

Women and Theatre Program (WTP) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Joint Focus Group Debut Panel
This joint session between WTP and LGBTQ highlights emerging theatre scholars working in gender and/or sexuality studies and presenting at ATHE for the first time.

Moderators
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Jason Fitzgerald

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

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

Association for Asian Performance (AAP) Focus Group Membership Meeting
Association for Asian Performance (AAP) Focus Group Membership Meeting

Moderators
Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

Theatre as a Liberal Art (TLA) Focus Group Open Forum
Come join other ATHE members as we discuss a myriad of topics related to the teaching and the study of theatre as a liberal art.

Moderators
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Shawna Mefferd Carroll

Assistant Professor of Theatre, State University of New York at Plattsburgh
I'm the conference planner for the Theatre as Liberal Art Focus Group. If you're interested in TLA, talk to me! | I'm both a theatre artist and educator - director, artistic director, and performer. I teach dramatic literature, script analysis, theatre history, directing, and... Read More →
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Alison Frost

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi
I teach a variety of theatre classes at TAMUCC including Acting 3: Period Styles, Theatre History 1, Audition Preparation, Acting for the Camera, and Musical Theatre. I teach 2 classes for a Study Abroad program I take to England/Scotland every 2 years. I serve on the Theatre as... Read More →
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Jay Sierszyn

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

Lee University, 1113

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Casita 5332, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

(Im)migrant Dreams 1: The Pursuit of Cultural Citizenship Through and Against Hegemonic Theatrical Forms
We consider the politics of engagement with theatrical form in (im)migrant bids for cultural citizenship within national theatrical cultures including the United States and Ireland.

Speakers
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Rui Zhang

M.A. student in Theatre at Illinois State University.


Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Bourbon 11, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

Digital Dreams and Multimedia Mirages (in the Desert)
Presentations on two multimedia-based works: a collaboration with many resources, technological, scientific and creative; and the brainchild of a nearly one-person department with limited resources.

Speakers
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Daniel Fine

Media Design and Education, Freelance
MFA in Interdisciplinary Digital Media & Performance Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts School of Theatre & Film / Arts, Media + Engineering. I tell stories by manipulating moving images, puppets, text, actors, inanimate objects, and interactive technology. By combining... 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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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.


Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Casita 5130, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

Games That We Play
A workshop that explores the hidden ideologies and possibilities of theatre games and exercises

Speakers
JB

Jason Bisping

University of Colorado
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Lisa Brenner

Associate Professor, Drew University
Lisa is a Member at Large for Theatre and Social Change. She is the co-author of Katrina: the K Word, a play based on interviews with residents of New Orleans. Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Columbia University. At Drew, where she recently won the Distinguished Teaching Award... Read More →
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Kimberly Dark

In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, Kimberly Dark’s writing and storytelling performances about the body in culture continue to help people reframe themselves as physically capable in whatever bodies they have, and culturally capable of creating a world that honors all bodies and experiences. She writes... Read More →
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Annalisa Dias-Mandoly

Director|The Salima Project http://salimaproject.org MA Theatre History & Criticism, The Catholic University of America


Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
McDowell A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

Improv Comedy Creates Joy for Actors of All Ages
Improvisation works like a dream. Learn how to use techniques in class and on stage to enhance skills like timing, cooperation, and most of all...comedy!


Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

Inclusive Engagement: Diversity Includes People with Disabilities in Theatre
A panel discussion featuring various practices of inclusive engagement followed by a discussion of diversity including people with disabilities.

Speakers
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PeggyRae Johnson

Keene State College
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Julie Rada

Morales Fellow, University of Utah
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Michael Wilson

Assistant Director, CUNY SPS M.A. in Applied Theatre
I use the beauty and magic of theatre for learning, activism, and community development. I focus on re-defining masculinity and developing the field of Applied Theatre. | Assistant Director of CUNY SPS M.A. in Applied Theatre | Director, www.manquestion.org


Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

Opening Doors to the Dream: Leadership in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Join leaders who have worked with students creating theatrical festival experiences in all disciplines of theatre, supported by scholarship opportunities. Come dream with us.

Speakers
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Elizabeth van den Berg

National Member-at-Large, Irene Ryan Respondent, VIP
Elizabeth van den Berg, KCACTF National Member at Large, Irene Ryan and SDC Coordinator, is a Professor and Chair of the Theatre Arts Department at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.  She recently directed HAIR at McDaniel College, and works professionally in the Washington DC Metropolitan region as a Dialect Coach, Actor and... Read More →
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Scott Mackenzie

Chair Region II, and Prof of Theatre, Westminster College
Chair of KCACTF Region II and recipient of the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for excellence in theatre education. Dr. Mackenzie is Professor and Director of Theatre at Pennsylvania’s Westminster College. He earned his MFA in Acting at Michigan State University and Ph.D. from W... Read More →


Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Moor 2, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

Publishing Book and Performance Reviews: How, Where, and Why
Editors from peer-reviewed scholarly journals will offer insight and answer questions on publishing book and performance reviews for academic presses.

Moderators
Speakers
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Chase Bringardner

Auburn University
VP of Conference, Orlando 2013


Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Casita 5400, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

Renewing Shakespeare's Structure: Lessac's Structural NRG and the Shakespearean Actor
Participants will apply Lessac's Structural NRG to Shakespearean text and discover elements of interpretation, characterization, and heightened emotion and intensity that reveal the potential for speaking Shakespeare's lines as he might have intended.

Speakers
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Helen Housley

Associate Professor of Theatre, University of Mary Washington
Helen Housley is a Certified Lessac Trainer who has been vocal/dialect coaching for several years. She received her Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Maryland and has been a theatre educator for many years. In addition, Dr. Housley is a director. Recent productions include... Read More →


Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Casita 5308, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

The Grand Canyon State: Engaging with Place at ATHE
A curated series of performances, The Grand Canyon State will engage with the politics, aesthetics, and ethics of our attendance in Arizona.

Speakers

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Bourbon 9, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

3:15pm

We Have Your Students; Do You Want them? Transfer Dreams of the 2-year College Student
40% to 60% of 4-year college graduates in the United States first attended 2-year colleges. 2-year colleges offer 4-year colleges a needed source of new enrollment, however problems with transfer and articulation cause roadblocks for 2-year college students. Transfer relationship success stories will be presented, and questions and comments are welcomed as we strive for a better relationship between 2 and 4 year Theatre programs.

Speakers
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Sherry Boyd

Faculty, North Lake College
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Bill Gillett

Asst Professor, Coodinator for Theatre, Carroll Community College


Thursday July 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
McDowell B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ USA

5:00pm

2014 ATHE Awards Ceremony
Moderators
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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.

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Princess D-G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

6:00pm

Keynote Speaker: Luis Alfaro
Keynote Presentation and Dialogue with Professor Tiffany Ana Lopez

Moderators
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Henry Bial

President, ATHE
Looking forward to another great ATHE Conference!

Thursday July 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Princess D-G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

7:15pm

2014 ATHE Opening Reception
Moderators
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Sonja Kuftinec

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

Thursday July 24, 2014 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Princess H-I, Exhibit Hall, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA
 
Friday, July 25
 

7:45am

ATME Morning Warm Up: Satisfaction Cycle
Please join us for this special conference-wide warm up based on Body-Mind Centering.

Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 7:45am - 8:15am
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Directing Program (DP) Focus Group Debut Panel
This session provides a venue to graduate students or first time presenters at ATHE to present a paper or conduct a workshop related to Theatre Direction in teaching and research.

Moderators
AS

Ann Shanahan

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

Speakers

Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Moor 2, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

2015 Conference Planners' Meeting 1
Moderators
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Lionel Walsh

Associate Dean, University of Windsor

Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Castile 1, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Advocacy (ADV) Committee Meeting
Join us for an opportunity to update and address issues of the committee.

Moderators
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Kathryn Ervin

CSU San Bernardino

Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Bourbon 8, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Arts Summit Meeting
Arts Summit Meeting

Moderators
HB

Henry Bial

President, ATHE
Looking forward to another great ATHE Conference!

Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
President's Suite, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Excellence in Playwriting Award Committee Meeting
Speakers
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Dani Snyder-Young

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


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Research and Publication Committee (RPC) Meeting
Please join us for discussion of the current projects and future goals of the Research and Publications Committee.

Moderators
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Robert Schanke

ATHE Vice President for Awards

Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Bourbon 9, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Strategic Planning (SPC) Committee Meeting
Strategic Planning (SPC) Committee Meeting

Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Theatre History (TH) Focus Group Membership Meeting
This is the membership meeting of the Theatre History Focus Group.

Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
McDowell B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ USA

8:30am

Achieving the Dream: From ATHE Staged Reading to Renewed Production
This session will explore staged readings at previous ATHE conferences which have experienced the renewal of full productions elsewhere. We will learn from the processes, lessons, and experience of fulfilling the dream of a production, and how the experience at ATHE contributed to the process.

Speakers
AS

Aoise Stratford

PhD Student, University of Missouri-Columbia
Women in Theatre, Playwriting, Dramaturgy


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Casita 5332, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Affecting Kinesthesia from Internal and External Awareness in Viewpoints Practice
This participatory workshop explores various perspectives on kinesthetic awareness and response in viewpoints practice with the goal of unleashing creative possibilities


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Casita 5400, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Bordering on Queer
This panel explores how material and discursive borders produce queerness, and how queer performances potentially eschew the rigidity of these borders.

Speakers
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Kareem Khubchandani

Williams College
If you're reading this leave me a poke... = ) Pokes are under-rated
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James McMaster

PhD Student in Performance Studies, New York University
James McMaster is a revolting queer Filipino-American activist, scholar, performer, and poet. He has his MA in Performance as Public Practice from the University of Texas at Austin, and will soon be moving to NYC to pursue his PhD in Performance Studies at New York University. Hi... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Princess F, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Build it and They Will Come: Fostering Institutional Investment for a Diversity-Focused Theatre Company
A roundtable discussion on the establishment and maintenance of a diversity-focused theatre company in institutions that privilege the polytechnic over the liberal arts.

Speakers
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Tessa Carr

Auburn University
Tessa W. Carr, PhD is the Artistic Director of Auburn University's Mosaic Theatre Company and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre. Carr earned her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. at Louisiana State University. Her research interests include d... Read More →
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Heather May

Associate Professor/Artistic Director Mosaic NY, Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Chairs and Deans: Ideas, Strategies, Dialogue
Chairs and Deans meet together to discuss issues involving academic and artistic leadership and administration. A great opportunity to share ideas among kindred spirits!


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Dreamin' Black Churches
This panel will explore the role dreams play in the reversal and maintenance of the status quo in many Black Christian traditions.

Speakers
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Soyica Colbert

Mysterious Mixings: Passing in Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Georgetown University
Professional wrestling is a popular spectacle in which muscular men and women throw, body slam, and attempt to pin each other in stadiums full of screaming fans. Professional wrestling thus has many of the trappings of contemporary sports; however, it also fulfills many of the es... Read More →
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Tiffany Trent

PhD Student, ASU Theatre for Youth
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Anndretta Lyle Wilson

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant, UCLA Theater and Performance Studies - University of California Los Angeles


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Dreaming of New Content: Other Asian Performance Forms
Scholars and teachers know about the major classical Asian theatres. This panel will introduces lesser known but popular Asian performance forms for the generalist audience.

Speakers
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Geetha Creffield

Goldsmiths University of London, Goldsmiths University of London
I am a postgraduate student in Theatre and Performance. I am also a director of a youth ensemble. I am interested in the intersection of theatre and culture nad am an investigator of sociology of theatre.
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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... Read More →
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Kevin Wetmore

Loyola Marymount University


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Princess B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Going to the Chapel: Dreaming of a Queer Wedding
In a post-DOMA world of homonormativity, where gay citizenship is often premised upon the institution of marriage, how might we dream of a queer wedding?

Speakers
JB

Joy Brooke Fairfield

Doctoral Candidate, Stanford University
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Thomas Meacham

University of Connecticut
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Jill Stevenson

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


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Interrogating the American Dream/Performing the American Reality
Performances from and a discussion of a multi-campus collaboration based on interviews across the U.S. about attitudes towards money and opportunity post the financial crisis.

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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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 C... Read More →
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Celeste Miller

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Theatre and Dance, Grinnell College
Since 2013 Celeste Miller has been working with a partnership between an undergraduate liberal arts college and a college of osteopathic medicine have to offer a workshop using embodied/in-bodied experiential exercises in the context of the course, “Medicine and the Humanities... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Princess G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Perspectives on the Acting Profession
This panel will combine four papers featuring performers who were able to dream up new versions of themselves or of their America.


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Resistance to Renewal: The Pedagogy of Interdisciplinary Collaboration
This panel will address collaborations between theatre and other disciplines, particularly how these partnerships may lead to shared resources, renewed creativity, and new audiences.

Speakers
JK

Jennifer Kokai

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Weber State University


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Casita 5308, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

The Artists Speak!!: A Creative State of the Field about Latina/o Theatre in the U.S. Today
Five Latina/o theatre artists currently engaged in theatrical activities across the U.S. offer their own reflections on the development, creation, and reception of Latina/o work.


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30am

Troubleshooting the Dream; Sharing Ways to Help Devised Productions Work in the Liberal Arts
Two designers, two lead deviser/directors and one technical director assemble to speak frankly about the complications of ensemble created work and share ideas and tips.

Speakers
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Rich Brown

Professor, Western Washington University
Deviser/actor/director/teacher. | Carnegie Foundation’s State of Washington Professor of the Year 2015 | KC/ACTF’s National Outstanding Lead Deviser/Director 2012 for "US"
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Anjalee Hutchinson

Associate Professor, Bucknell University
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Mark Hutchinson

Technical Coordinator, Bucknell University
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Sarah Martin

Assistant Professor/Scenic Designer, Trinity University


Friday July 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Casita 5130, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

9:00am

Awardee Videotaping
Friday July 25, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
Castile 2, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

10:15am

2014 ATHE Plenary - Dream Activism and Pedagogies for a Changing America
The American Dream has long been aligned with national westward expansion, in the desire both to settle and occupy as well as to generate and convert local economies and ways of life. This panel proposes an alternative direction for dreaming: starting from indigenous perspectives and on-the-ground activism in Arizona and moving through institutions of higher education. Panelists share local models of production and activist engagement that meet a new imperative in the classroom: to understand and respond to the shifting demographics and economic conditions that affect our students, our jobs, our universities and the state of the field. “Dream Activism” proposes models for sustainable movement-building to envision new ways to teach and practice theater in higher education around the country.

Moderators
Speakers
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Catherine Cole

Professor and Dept. Chair, University of California, Berkeley


Friday July 25, 2014 10:15am - 11:45am
Princess DE, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) Focus Group Membership Meeting
A membership meeting for The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS). Open to all members, and to those interested in joining ATDS.

Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Princess F, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Black Theatre Association (BTA) Focus Group Membership Meeting
Meeting and networking opportunity for artists and scholars interested in black theatre. Focus group business and elections will be conducted. All are welcome.

Moderators
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Jonathan Shandell

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Arcadia University
PJ

Patrick J. Sims

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Conference Planner

Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Design, Technology and Management (DTM) Focus Group Membership Meeting
Design / Technology / Management (DTM) Focus Group Membership Meeting

Moderators
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; Al... Read More →

Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Moor 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Directing Program (DP) Focus Group Membership Meeting #1
Moderators
AS

Ann Shanahan

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

Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Electronic Technology Committee Meeting
Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Bourbon 9, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Interactive Theatre Program (ITP) Subcommittee Membership Meeting
A meeting of the Subcommittee on Interactive Theatre, which is part of the Advocacy Committee. Anyone interested in Interactive Theatre is welcome to attend.

Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Castile 1, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

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

Moderators
JF

Jason Fitzgerald

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

Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Casita 5400, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

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

Moderators
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Ronald Gingerich

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

Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

12:00pm

Theatre as a Liberal Art (TLA) Focus Group Membership Meeting
Annual meeting for members interested in promoting the study and the teaching of theatre as a liberal art. Agenda includes: officer nominations and conference planning.

Moderators
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Shawna Mefferd Carroll

Assistant Professor of Theatre, State University of New York at Plattsburgh
I'm the conference planner for the Theatre as Liberal Art Focus Group. If you're interested in TLA, talk to me! | I'm both a theatre artist and educator - director, artistic director, and performer. I teach dramatic literature, script analysis, theatre history, directing, and... Read More →
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Alison Frost

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi
I teach a variety of theatre classes at TAMUCC including Acting 3: Period Styles, Theatre History 1, Audition Preparation, Acting for the Camera, and Musical Theatre. I teach 2 classes for a Study Abroad program I take to England/Scotland every 2 years. I serve on the Theatre as... Read More →
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Jay Sierszyn

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

Lee University

Lee University, 1113

Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Moor 2, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

12:00pm

What Shall We Do With This Focus Group Called 'Religion and Theatre'?
This session will continue an ongoing conversation with Religion and Theatre members over the efficacy of our focus group name.

Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Princess B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

2014 Career Achievement Winners
Moderators
DS

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.

Speakers
DB

Daniel Banks

Co-Director, DNAWORKS
HE

Harry Elam

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford Univeristy


Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Desertscapes: Perception and the Desert
This panel investigates the relationship between perception and desert environments. Imaginaries of/with desert landscapes are considered through the contexts of policy, archaeology, science, and performance.


Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Dreaming of Shared Place: Site Specific Performance and Change
Speakers
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Ann Elizabeth Armstrong

associate professor of theatre, miami university
Associate Professor, Miami University
LB

Lisa Biggs

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Actress, playwright, and performance scholar focusing on Theatre for Social Change, esp. work with incarcerated women and men in the US and in South Africa.


Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
McDowell B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ USA

12:00pm

National Communication Association and Theatre as a Liberal Art (TLA) Focus Group Collaborative Working Session
This session will examine political theatre from an ontological and epistemological perspective.

Moderators
MS

Matt Saltzberg

Secretary; MFA in Directing Candidate, Association for Theatre Movement Educators; Western Illinois University
Matt Saltzberg holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Missouri; an M.A. in Theatre Performance from Long Island University; and a B.A. Theatre Performance from Susquehanna University. He has taught at St. Lawrence University, the University of Missouri, and Southern Illi... Read More →

Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Casita 5332, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Staging Latinidad: Reports from the Field Engaging Recent Productions of Latin American and Latina/o Plays
Participants offer reports from the field that thoughtfully explore productions by both Latin American and Latino/a playwrights and companies in Latin America and the US


Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

We Are Not Dreaming Towards a Technology, But Becoming Our Dreams
This panel explores the theoretical underpinnings of hybrid forms of live and mediated performance.

Moderators
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Lisa L. Abbott

Festival Host, Georgia Southern University
Lisa L. Abbott (SDC) is an Associate Professor at Georgia Southern University in the Theatre & Performance program. She is the host of this year's Festival and associate coordinator of the SDC Fellowship.  Former credits include Artistic Director of Pavement Productions (Portland OR) and work with Portland Theatres including - Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, Stark Raving Theatre, and Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon. Prior to her time in Oregon Ms. Abbott was a member of... Read More →
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David Coley

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

Steve Gerlach

Graduate Student-Digital Art and New Media- Performative Technologies, UC Santa Cruz
I am a twenty year theatre professional that has returned to school in pursuit of an MFA in Digital Art and New Media. I hope to exercise the degree in not only the theatre world, but the art world in general.

Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Casita 5130, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Women Seeking Refuge
This panel explores performances by and about refugee women, considering when and how performance succeeds (and sometimes fails) to act as a refuge.

Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Princess G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Jane Chambers Rehearsal
Women and Theatre Program requests a three hour time block for a rehearsal for the Jane Chambers reading, in the same space where the reading itself will occur (see separate session request for reading). We also request a three hour session for the performance itself, later that day or the following day.

Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Paid Workshop #2 Theater Grottesco: Silent Storytelling
In 18th century France, as an effort to rein in the sacrilege of theater, a ban was placed on the spoken word in public places, except by the church. The theater community responded by developing pantomime blanche, a style of silent story-telling. A story told today might contain devices from film including pans, close-ups, and pull- backs, where the actors are performing in miniature while creating full scenes through the use of sound and the portrayal of objects. Participants should come ready to move at the ability they are able to; in loose fitting plain colored clothing (no advertising!), hair pulled back and jewelry off. We start on time and prefer to work barefoot.

Moderators
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 July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 3:15pm
Arabian Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:15pm

Bingo Raffle and Refreshments
Moderators
LW

Lionel Walsh

Associate Dean, University of Windsor

Exhibitors
AH

American High School Theatre Festival

American High School Theatre Festival, 321
JF

John Flax

Producing Artistic Director, Theater Grottesco
Theater Grottesco (TG) is a 30 year old, Lecoq-based physical theater ensemble that creates devised works, often combining classical physical styles into modern cutting-edge work. TG has toured nationally and internationally and has taught at theaters and colleges across the coun... Read More →
TC

Theatre Communications Group

Booths 123 & 125
For over 50 years, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has existed to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. Founded in 1961, TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of groundbre... Read More →
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National Theatre Institute

National Theater Institute, 1321
With a singular schedule and an unmatched breadth of training, the National Theater Institute's six semester-long programs offer students a springboard to the professional world at the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Founded in 1970, NTI's credit-earnin... Read More →
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Johns Hopkins University Press

John Hopkins University Press
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Judith Sloan

Co-founder, Artist, Educator, Adjunct Professor Gallatin, NYU, EarSay, Inc.
Judith Sloan is an award-winning writer, audio artist, radio producer and performer. Her new work, YO MISS! is in development with dramaturg Morgan Jenness. She is co-founder with Warren Lehrer of EarSay, a non-profit dedicated to documenting and portraying the lives of uncelebrated individuals. She is a member of the faculty at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized study where she teaches Oral History, Cultural Identity and the Arts, and audio/radio courses. For more information: http://www.earsay.org/projects/performance/ | | Press on YO... Read More →
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Select Travel Study

Select Travel Study, 515
We create custom short term, faculty-led theatre study programs to London, Edinburgh and across Europe. We work exclusively with faculty to design the very finest educational theatre experiences for your students, each crafted to your specifications and run exclusively for your s... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Princess H-I, Exhibit Hall, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

1:15pm

PSI Fluid States - CANCELLED
An introduction to the Fluid States Conference

Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Religion and Theatre (RT) Focus Group Debut Panel - Emerging Scholars Debut Panel in Religion and Theatre: Religious Performance as Refuge, Resistance, and Renewal
In this session, emerging scholars examine the intersections of religion and performance, building upon the conference's theme of performance as refuge, resistance, and renewal.


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Bourbon 11, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Theatre as a Liberal Art (TLA) Debut Panel
This session offers an opportunity for graduate students to present on a topic related to the teaching or the study of theatre as a liberal art.

Speakers
AD

Andrea del Moral

Religion and Theatre Focus Group Representative
LU

Lee University

Lee University, 1113


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Professional Development Committee (PDC) Meeting
The Professional Development Committee will discuss ongoing projects and consider proposals for new projects.

Speakers

Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Paid Workshop #2: Luis Alfaro: Getting Your Hands Dirty
Paid Workshop #2: Luis Alfaro: Getting Your Hands Dirty

Moderators
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 July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Be It Even So Humble, There's No Nightmare Like Home
This session explores the ways in which, over the course of the last half century, theatre has promulgated nightmares where the American dream once flourished.


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Bourbon 9, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Cultivating Professional Recognition Beyond the Border of Theatre Academia for Theatre Academics
On this panel we ask: "How might we capitalize on theatre's collaborative nature to cultivate artistic practice and scholarship within interdisciplinary and liberal studies programs?"

Speakers
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Season Ellison

Lecturer, Northern Arizona University
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Michelle Hayford

Assistant Director of Center for the Arts, Florida Gulf Coast University
Applied theatre, theatre for social change, University-Community/non-profit partnerships, ethnodrama, gender studies


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Devising the American Dream
This roundtable examines the impact of devising processes anchored in the mythology of the American Dream on students' creative imaginations, social consciousness, and artistic agency.

Speakers
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Tommy Costello

SUNY Dutchess Community College
MM

Matthew Mazuroski

Assistanat Professor Acting/Directing, Youngstown State University
I currently head the acting/directing program at Youngstown State University. I have been acting and directing professionally for the past 25 years and received my MFA in Directing from Northwestern University in 2005. | | | | This is my second year attending the ATHE Confe... Read More →
MM

Michael Mufson

Professor of Theatre, Palomar College
I'm currently exploring the concept of "Theatre for the public good." This involves challenging the dominant modes and motives of theatre production in the USA. Even the non-profit theatre sector is driven primarily by commercial concerns. What might it look like to create a thea... Read More →
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Christine Young

University of San Francisco
PZ

Peter Zazzali

Star Struck!: Exploring the Affect of Celebrity on the Great White Way, University of Kansas
Moving Knowledge investigates the choreographic processes of ten Western Australian choreographers to develop case studies that examine the links between memory, music and movement. Investigation takes place within the context of a dance work, the Album Project, that poses a nost... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Doric Wilson Memorial Panel on LGBTQ Theatre
In honor of LGBTQ Theatre pioneer Doric Wilson, this panel will discuss the challenges and achievements of artists creating LGBTQ theatre in Arizona today.

Moderators
Speakers
YF

Yovani Flores

co-Founder/Producer/Writer/Performer, Mujeres del Sol
Ask me anything.


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Bourbon 8, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Dream Ecology: Exploring the Relationship between American Identity, Mythology, and History
Through an examination of ecological relationships, this panel addresses questions of perceived identity, social mythology, and the dream-like nature of American history.

Speakers
BS

Bradley Stephenson

University of Missouri
Teacher, artist, scholar, husband, father, gentleman.


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess D, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Dream Lessons: What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then
This roundtable session gathers an impressive group of accomplished female scholars, asking them to share their top 5 tips for women entering the field today.

Speakers
EK

Esther Kim Lee

Associate Professor, University of Maryland
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... Read More →
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Kristen Rogers

PhD Candidate, Texas Tech University
Kristen Rogers is a PhD candidate in Fine Arts (Theatre) at Texas Tech University. She is also the Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts for the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood, an initiative funded by a 5-year, $25 million grant from the US Department of Education. Rogers... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess D, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Dream to Reality: Meeting A New Common Core Mandate for Vocal Success
This workshop will focus on teaching vocal strategies to adults and young students who want to become dynamic speakers.

Speakers
MG

Marjorie Gaines

Adjunct Professor of Theatre, California State University, Northridge
JG

John Graham

Assistant Professor, Drake University


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Casita 5308, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

El Teatro Campesino: History, Legacy, and Future Directions
As we approach the 50th anniversary of El Teatro Campesino, this panel examines the history, influence, legacy, and future trajectory of the famed theatrical troupe.

Speakers
AM

Angela Marino

Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies
Hi everyone, I'm an Assistant Professor at the University of California Berkeley in the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. My research focuses on fiesta and carnival, U.S. Latin/o American theater, politics and performance. I co-edited a volume called Festive D... Read More →
KV

Kinan Valdez

Producing Artistic Director, El Teatro Campesino
Kinan Valdez is a second-generation member of El Teatro Campesino. Raised in the collective milieu of the famed social justice theater company, Kinan currently serves as ETC’s Producing Artistic Director, works as an educator at the University of California Santa Cruz and is a... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Embodied Dramaturgy as Compassionate Action in *Women of Lockerbie*, *Eclipsed* and *The Lonely Soldier Monologues*
Panel explores how dramaturgy is embodied in/around productions of three plays by women about women, moving actors and audiences toward cultural awareness and compassionate action.

Speakers

Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess F, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

How are Historically Black Colleges and University Theatre Programs responding to LGBTQ issues and why?
A panel roundtable discussion, with excerpts from papers, on the presence or lack thereof of LGBTQ issues on the theatrical stages of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Speakers

Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Peripheral Devisings: Performing Women Negotiating Borders
Using ethnographic processes to examine women negotiating intercultural boundaries reveals under-voiced territories. This round-table considers devised and ethnographic performances that reveal the borders women negotiate.

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 C... Read More →
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Joy Powell

Director of Theatre/PhD Student, Missouri Baptist University/University of Columbia-Missouri
Joy is a second year PhD student at the University of Missouri-Columbia and for the past 10 years has served as the Director of Theatre at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, MO. She holds a bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre performance from Ball State University in Munc... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Moor 2, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

PRESENCE - IMAGE - ACTION: Using a Grotowski-based approach to training first year acting students.
Often young students want to leap immediately to application or 'real' acting. This workshop will present exercises towards process oriented training with skeptical beginning actors.

Speakers
JW

Jeremy Williams

Producing Director, Convergences Theatre Collective
Jeremy Williams is committed to excellence and innovation in the Performing Arts. He focuses on challenging and redefining the creation of new works, developing curricula and pedagogy, as well as leading professional development of educators, artists, and audiences. As a Director... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Casita 5400, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Reparative Re-enactments: Performances of historical memory and activism in East Asia.
This panel explores performances of memory, redress, and activism. We ask how contemporary re-enactments of historical traumas and injustice address the shifting political subjectivities of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China.

Speakers
KM

Katherine Mezur

Absolute Cute: "New Dimensions" of Stratification in KATHY's Animated Bodies, Independent Scholar
This narrative analysis research project seeks to investigate and further our understanding of how theatre and performance makers have devised theatre in response to and in the aftermath of mass violence and genocide in the post-colony. This study is a meditation on memory and on... Read More →
MW

Melissa Wansin Wong

Ph.D. Candidate. Graduate Center, CUNY, Melissa Wansin Wong


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

The Resilience of a Balanced Staff/Faculty workload in the Desert of Academia
This moderated round table discussion will allow us to share solutions or ask questions of peers; something not possible at our home institutions where there are no other designers and technicians with the same work responsibilities. Session Attendees will be invited to join this moderated discussion.

Speakers
EJ

Ellen Jones

Assistant Professor, Youngstown State University
Design and Tech | Greening Theatre | Lighting Design | Scene Design | Scene Painting


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

To Sleep, Per 'Dance' to Dream: Dramaturgy, Dream Scenes, Dance and Directing
This panel explores the dramaturgy in staging dream scenes with dance. Scholarship, live readings, and performances will create a dream-space for movement, research, and discussion.

Speakers
JH

Jacob Hellman

University of Wisconsin-Madison
AN

Ariel Nereson

Assistant Professor of Theatre, State University of New York at Plattsburgh
I'm the conference planner for the Theatre as Liberal Art Focus Group. If you're interested in TLA, talk to me! | | I'm both a theatre artist and educator - director, artistic director, and performer. I teach dramatic literature, script analysis, theatre history, directing, an... Read More →
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Teresa Stankiewicz

Devising, feminism, indigenous studies, technology and theatre


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Casita 5332, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Whose Work Is It And Can You Use It? - Intellectual Property Of A Stage Production
This panel, with representation from the SDC, will explore and illuminate the sometimes-confusing issue of intellectual property as it relates to academic theatrical performance.

Speakers
PL

Paul Lazarus

Executive Board Member, SDC
Executive Board Member of the SDC for 20 years, Paul Lazarus has an over 30-year award-winning career directing, producing and writing theater, television and film. He recently completed a feature documentary called “SlingShot” about Segway inventor Dean Kamen and his work t... Read More →
UO

University of Montevallo

University of Montevallo, 1121
LP

Laura Penn

Executive Director, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
AS

Ann Shanahan

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


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
McDowell B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ USA

2:15pm

Im/Possible Performance Roundtable Series: Activist Dreamscapes--The Im/Possibilities of War and Politics
Participants will engage with the challenges and possibilities of political performance and the theatre of war as a means of enacting change.

Speakers
JB

Jane Barnette

Dramaturg, Theatre Historian, University of Kansas
"Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you're expecting a reward." -- Don Miguel Ruiz
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Laura Lodewyck

PhD candidate, Northwestern University
MS

Max Shulman

Doctoral Student, Tufts University


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess E, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Opening Doors: A Roundtable of Past Music Theatre/Dance Debut Panelists
This roundtable will bring together Music Theatre/Dance debut panelists from the past ten years who will share their experiences and pieces of advice with younger scholars.

Speakers
KE

Kathryn Edney

Folklore (Edney), Regis College
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... Read More →
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Sandra Graham

Associate Professor Music, Humanities, Babson College
Musical theater, early black theater, theater in the humanities, history of African American music


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

The Two-Year College Dream: A Summit of Two-Year College Theatre Programs Part 1
This 2 part series round-table is offered as a national summit for 2-year college Theatre program representatives to collectively identify challenges that face 2-year Theatre programs, and share strategies for meeting these challenges. All are welcome.

Speakers
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Tommy Costello

SUNY Dutchess Community College
BG

Bill Gillett

Asst Professor, Coodinator for Theatre, Carroll Community College


Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Casita 5130, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Jane Chambers Play Reading Dress Rehearsal and Performance

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Play Reading Dress Rehearsal

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Performance of Reading

Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 2:15pm - 5:30pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Theatre History (TH) Focus Group Debut Panel 2014
This session presents the 2014 winners of the Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel Competition

Speakers
KN

Kate Neff Stone

PhD Candidate, University of California, Irvine
Kate Neff Stone is a fifth year PhD candidate at the University of California, Irvine. Her work is situated around the question of purity, tracing the connections of 19th century American theatre, tent revivals, and popular entertainment to modern Evangelical Christianity’s sex... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Princess F, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Adapting/Transgressing Shakespeare: Text and Performance, Gender and Sexuality
This session analyzes specific adaptations of Shakespeare, with a particular regard for how performance (de)constructs gender and sexuality.


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bourbon 11, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Artists and Scholars: Successful Models of Collaboration
The relationship between artist and critic has often been a contentious one. In this roundtable, participants will investigate innovative collaborations between theatre artists and scholars.

Speakers
GA

Gwendolyn Alker

ATHE Co-Vice President for Conference 2011
DB

Daniel Banks

Co-Director, DNAWORKS
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Shelley Orr

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


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Princess E, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Community and Identity: Difficult Dialogues and Student Leadership for Socially Just Communities
In this experiential workshop, SMC student educators facilitate interactive theatre exercises to identify campus values, develop creative responses, and work towards inclusive excellence.

Speakers
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Reid Davis

Associate Professor, Saint Mary's College of CA
Reid Davis is Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of Interactive Theatre at St. Mary’s College of Ca.  He serves on the regional executive committee and directed 2010’s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region VII invited production of ANGELS IN AMERIC... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Casita 5400, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

4:00pm

Exposing Theatre Students to Prison Theatre
After older women inmates participated in Lifewriting classes, undergraduate theatre students were added to the experience, bringing out new dimensions in both young and old.


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bourbon 9, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Impossible Dreams of Original Musicals - CANCELLED
CANCELLED - In collaboration with Pallas Theatre Collective, this demonstration panel posits that partnerships between university theatre departments and new musical development organizations are mutually beneficial both culturally and pedagogically.


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Princess G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Josefina Lopez and Theatrical Engagement with Borders and Immigration Politics
This panel spotlights the recent works of playwright Josefina L_pez, particularly her staging of home and the desert as conflicted sites of refuge, resistance, resilience, and renewal.


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bourbon 8, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

LIGHT - The Ethereal Design Element
Established Directors and Lighting Designers examining the communication process. How do Directors and Lighting Designers collaborate during a design process realized so late in the rehearsal process?

Speakers
AG

Andrew Gibbs

Professor, University of Arkansas
Lighting Design, Theatre Architecture and Planning, Departmental Administration. | | Chair of department 1993-2013. | | Active as a Theatre Consultant | | Board Member: National Partners of American Theatre
JK

Jeffrey Koep

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

Wayne State University

Wayne State University, 1010
UO

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 816


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Casita 5130, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Performance Philosophy Pedagogy: The Dream of Educating a Revitalized Society
This session features scholarship that invokes the contexts of Performance Philosophy to respond to the challenges neoliberalism poses to higher education.

Speakers
CF

Cissie Fu

Assistant Professor of Political Theory, Leiden University
-- intersections of politics, philosophy, and performance | -- performance as citizenship | -- performance as scholarship (practice-based research) | -- politics of knowledge | -- artistic activism
WH

Wade Hollingshaus

Associate Professor, Brigham Young University


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Performing War, Dreaming of Peace
Military force is paradoxically framed as necessary for peace. Similarly, performances about war dream of peace. This panel investigates this interaction between war and peace.


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Publishing Articles In Academic Journals: How, Where, and Why
Editors from peer-reviewed scholarly journals will offer insights and answer questions on publishing articles for academic presses.

Moderators
Speakers
DH

D.J. Hopkins

Director, School of Theatre, Television, and Film, San Diego State University


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

The Dream: Theatre as Foundational, Not Frivolous Through Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards require theatre skills for success. This workshop will address how to meet that challenge.

Speakers
MG

Marjorie Gaines

Adjunct Professor of Theatre, California State University, Northridge


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Casita 5308, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

The Role of Movement Training and Somatic Work in Releasing the Actors/ Performers Imagination
In this practical workshop and discussion four practitioners will explore from four different perspectives the role of movement and somatic training in releasing the imagination.

Speakers
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Sara Romersberger

Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University
Movement Specialist and director


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Wanted! Freedom: Dead or Alive
CANCELLED

Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Casita 5320, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Creating a dream season: Roundtable on Best Selection Practices and Productions for Academic Theatre
Sharing best practices and successful production titles from multiple programs, this roundtable discusses pedagogies in the season selection process for academic theatre.

Speakers
JL

Jeanne Leep

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

Jeff Wax

Assistant Professor, Lone Star College


Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Graduate Student Subcommittee (GSSC) Membership Meeting
Come with feedback on this year's Graduate Student Symposium, ideas for next year, and ready to elect a new GSSC co-chair.

Moderators
AS

Aoise Stratford

PhD Student, University of Missouri-Columbia
Women in Theatre, Playwriting, Dramaturgy

Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Bourbon 8, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Choreographing Migration: Movement, Geography, and Belonging
This panel tracks how choreographies of movement and migration function as intertwined global processes operating throughout history.


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Casita 5332, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Creatures from the Dreamscape: Puppetry as a Practice for Social Change
This workshop session invites participants to explore three puppetry practices that enact social change, and to dream up new ideas for harnessing puppetry's transformative potential.

Speakers
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Laura Purcell Gates

‘The history of this monster’: Puppetry as an intervention in disability stratification, Bath Spa University
Even though the Polish people repeatedly showed their resentment toward the communist regime in their country – as during the riots of 1956, 1970 and 1976 – only the strike of August 1980 enforced the leading party to enter into negotiations with the striking workers and to a... Read More →
BO

Beth Osnes

Beth Osnes PhD, is an Associate Professor of Theatre at CU and is a non-voting member of Environmental Studies. She is co-founder and co-director of Inside the Greenhouse, an endowed initiative on the CU campus to inspire creative communication on climate (www.insidethegreenhouse... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Princess B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Developing a Movement Training Curriculum: Serving Our Students with Quality-Driven Pedagogy.
This session will discuss movement curriculum sequencing with quality-driven content and approaches to administrative constraints and the "desert island" phenomenon that many movement instructors experience.

Speakers
AD

Anna DeMers

Assistant Professor of Movement, Middlesex County College
SP

Susan Pfeffer

Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of Nevada, Reno
I am a theatre artist, Alexander Technique teacher and Assistant Professor of Theatre at University of Nevada, Reno where I teach movement, voice and devising. I investigate postmodern practice, performance studies, contemplative art and the integration of new technologies within... Read More →
MS

Matt Saltzberg

Secretary; MFA in Directing Candidate, Association for Theatre Movement Educators; Western Illinois University
Matt Saltzberg holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Missouri; an M.A. in Theatre Performance from Long Island University; and a B.A. Theatre Performance from Susquehanna University. He has taught at St. Lawrence University, the University of Missouri, and Southern Illi... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Dream Dialogues: The Pedagogy of Collaborative Conversations
This roundtable addresses the pedagogy of collaborative dialogue, or how we teach students to engage colleagues in productive, dynamic, and open conversations across creative fields.

Speakers
LC

Lindsay Cummings

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Theatre for social change, dramaturgy, feminist performance, affect theory
KQ

Kristi Quinn

Associate Professor of Dramaturgy, School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon University
I'm a new play dramaturg, now teaching in the BFA Dramaturgy program at Carnegie Mellon University. Right now I'm building a course for grad students looking at what makes a canon, so I'd welcome recommendations of reading for that. I am also dreaming up a future course about aud... Read More →
AS

Aoise Stratford

PhD Student, University of Missouri-Columbia
Women in Theatre, Playwriting, Dramaturgy


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Dream of a Queer Planet: Alternative Embodied Pedagogies for Actor Training
In this participatory workshop, we will investigate what queer and trans-centric theatre training pedagogy might look, sound and feel like.

Speakers
JB

Joshua Bastian Cole

Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
JB

Joy Brooke Fairfield

Doctoral Candidate, Stanford University


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Casita 5308, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Dreaming about the End(s): Performative Research Contemplates Theatrical Eschatology
By performing original analysis, this panel asks how theatre dreams about the end of time, who we are, and how we can talk about it.


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Casita 5130, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Dreaming Lorraine: Meditations on New Landscapes of Theatre and Performance within the African Diaspora
Drawing upon inspiration from the seminal theatre artist Lorraine Hansberry, this roundtable explores future and varied landscapes of Black and African American performance and theatre.

Speakers
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Tom Robson

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


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Dreaming of the End
This panel examines performances that dream of The End in order to consider how they shape conversations about memory, history, human agency, and ethical responsibility.

Speakers
SM

Scott Magelssen

Assoc Professor, University of Washington, Southern Illinois University Press
If you have a book project having to do with Theater in the Americas, talk to me at the conference!
JS

Jill Stevenson

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


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Princess G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Dreaming Up New Visions of the Avant-Garde: The Problems and Possibilities of Contemporary Experimental Performance
Taking as our examples companies from New York City, Austin, Toronto, and Brussels, this panel investigates the aesthetics, ethics, politics, problems, and possibilities of contemporary experimental performance today.


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Fulfilling Older Performers' Dreams: Where do You Fit in?
With the advent of a new generation of older performers, theatre lovers of all ages are discovering that there's something in it for everyone!


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

How To Direct When You Are Not A Director
Professional and experienced academic directors provide targeted advice for professors required to direct at their universities, but who do not have professional training in directing.

Speakers
AF

Alison Frost

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi
I teach a variety of theatre classes at TAMUCC including Acting 3: Period Styles, Theatre History 1, Audition Preparation, Acting for the Camera, and Musical Theatre. I teach 2 classes for a Study Abroad program I take to England/Scotland every 2 years. I serve on the Theatre as... Read More →
NG

Nathan Gabriel

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
The glass is half-full.
MM

Matthew Mazuroski

Assistanat Professor Acting/Directing, Youngstown State University
I currently head the acting/directing program at Youngstown State University. I have been acting and directing professionally for the past 25 years and received my MFA in Directing from Northwestern University in 2005. | | | | This is my second year attending the ATHE Confe... Read More →
ES

Ed. Simone

Director of the Theater Program, St. Bonaventure University
Director of the Theater program at SBU since 2002. | | Host/Writer/Producer for Classical 94.5/WNED Buffalo-Toronto. | | Member AEA Liaison Committee for Western New York. | | Associate Member, SDC. | | ATHE Focus Groups: Directing, Acting, Theater as a Liberal Art.


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Princess E, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Jinju (Beijing Opera) and the State in the People's Republic of China
The three papers in this panel offer case studies that problematize jingjuås troubled relationship with the PRC government from the 1950s to the 21st century.


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

L.A. Theatre Works
Delve into the L.A. Theatre Works comprehensive collection of 450+ classic and contemporary audio recorded plays. Explore the unique production process of live audio play recordings, and investigate the potential usages of LATW recordings and technologies in higher ed. theatre classrooms, productions, and research


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Dorado Room 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Race, Space, and Appropriation of Territory: Re-Historicizing the Other in American Theatre
Panelists examine how American playwrights portray the struggles between dominant and non-dominant cultures, and the ways in which historically opposing cultures share geographic space.


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Bourbon 9, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Re-imagining Theatre History: Developing Games & Liminal Pedagogy
We will develop and play-test a game on El Teatro Campesino, with a post-workshop discussion on making theatre history games for survey and seminar classes.

Speakers
JB

Jane Barnette

Dramaturg, Theatre Historian, University of Kansas
"Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you're expecting a reward." -- Don Miguel Ruiz
BH

Bethany Holmstrom

PhD candidate, Graduate Center, City University of New York
19 c. theatre history, Civil War memories, war reenactments, digital humanities, pedagogy, Reacting to the Past


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Moor 2, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Resistance, Renewal, and the NEH Summer Institute on Roman Comedy in Performance
Participants in the 2012 NEH Summer Institute on Roman Comedy in Performance reflect on their experiences in practice-based research and pedagogies.

Speakers
SJ

Seth Jeppesen

Assistant Professor of Classics, Brigham Young University
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Daniel Smith

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


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Revivifying Rehearsal Acts: Psychophysical Action Between Actor and Director
Communication in rehearsal is enhanced by renewed focus on action. This session considers the languages of Laban, M. Chekhov and Biomechanics toward shaping psychophysical action.

Speakers
LW

Lionel Walsh

Associate Dean, University of Windsor
PZ

Peter Zazzali

Star Struck!: Exploring the Affect of Celebrity on the Great White Way, University of Kansas
Moving Knowledge investigates the choreographic processes of ten Western Australian choreographers to develop case studies that examine the links between memory, music and movement. Investigation takes place within the context of a dance work, the Album Project, that poses a nost... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Casita 5308, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

The Actor's Dream: Memory Training for Actors
Learn practical tips on how to train your brain to memorize faster, reduce stress, gain confidence and remember virtually anything you'll encounter on-stage.

Speakers

Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Bourbon 11, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Transnational Feminist Utopias and Dystopias
The panel Transnational Feminist Utopias and Dystopias proposes a unique exploration of daring theatrical and performative projects by women artists from Eastern Europe and Israel.


Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Castile 1, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Dream Acts of Dramaturgy: Translation Staged Reading Open Rehearsal #1
An open rehearsal for the staged reading of a newly translated play curated by the Dramaturgy Focus Group

Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Moor 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

New Play Development Workshop: Rehearsal Part 1
Rehearsal for the second half of the plays selected for the New Play Development Workshop and Showcase series. (PLEASE NOTE: This session needs to be scheduled for Friday or Saturday of the Conference week.)

Moderators
Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Princess F, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

7:30pm

Performance by Vessel - Spectrum: Community Waterfall
Moderators
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.

Artists

Friday July 25, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
South Pool, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

7:30pm

Latino Theatre Commons
Friday July 25, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
President's Suite, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30pm

Graduate Student Subcommittee Social
Join fellow graduate students for offsite food and drinks. Meet in the lobby at 7.30 to organize transport. Check Facebook group for updates.

Moderators
AS

Aoise Stratford

PhD Student, University of Missouri-Columbia
Women in Theatre, Playwriting, Dramaturgy

Friday July 25, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Offsite 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30pm

Music Theatre/Dance Fellowship Gathering
A gathering of people interested in Music Theatre and Dance to socialize and share session ideas. Will meet at the designated location then migrate to a public space for refreshments.

Moderators
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Ronald Gingerich

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

Friday July 25, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Offsite 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30pm

Two-Year College Program Focus Group Open Dinner
Open to all interested in the Two-Year College Program Focus Group.

Moderators
BG

Bill Gillett

Asst Professor, Coodinator for Theatre, Carroll Community College

Friday July 25, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Offsite 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

9:00pm

Journal Editor's Reception
Moderators
RS

Robert Schanke

ATHE Vice President for Awards

Friday July 25, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
East Foyer Near Conference Registration Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel
 
Saturday, July 26
 

7:45am

ATME Morning Warm Up: Dynamic Presence Training
Please join us for this eclectic conference-wide warm up - something for every BODY to get up and moving.

Moderators
Saturday July 26, 2014 7:45am - 8:15am
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Black Theatre Network Alliance Meeting
Moderators
HB

Henry Bial

President, ATHE
Looking forward to another great ATHE Conference!

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
President's Suite, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Membership and Marketing Committee (MM) Meeting
Moderators
DK

David Kaye

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

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Bourbon 8, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Cornering Your Market: How to Foster Your Marketing Savvy for a Thriving Career as an Actor
Actors learn the strategies needed to maximize their opportunities and set a marketing plan in motion for a fulfilling and thriving career in all mediums.


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Bourbon 9, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Directing Dreams into Action: Researching Directors and Directorial Practice
How does a director's dream make its way to the stage? This panel considers international women directors' work, offering strategies for documenting artistic process.

Speakers
AF

Anne Fliotsos

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

Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts, Central Washington University
AS

Ann Shanahan

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


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
McDowell B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ USA

8:15am

Dreamed-Up Histories: Ruptured Realities and Invented Performance
What constitutes an appropriately constructed version of history? Panelists examine contemporary playwrights who break down notions of identity performance and world-creation.

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 performe... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Bourbon 11, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

DREAMSCAPE
*Dreamscape* depicts the death and inner life of a young woman, ãMyeisha Mills,à who dreams though the impact of the twelve police bullets that kill her.

Speakers
DB

Daniel Banks

Co-Director, DNAWORKS
KE

Kathryn Ervin

CSU San Bernardino


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Casita 5332, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Enacting Diaspora: Transcultural Encounters, Collective Creation, and the Theatre of Repair
This panel investigates transcultural collective encounters. Keeping in mind distinctions between projects of “remembering” and of “borrowing” we aim to facilitate dialogue between differently situated constituencies.


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Casita 5308, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Inviting Devised Work to the Table: Including Devised Work in a Department's Production Season
While universities have long included original, devised work within their training programs and pedagogy, recently devised theater practice has mainstreamed onto the main stage.

Speakers
BC

Bud Coleman

Professor of Theatre, University of Colorado at Boulder
EK

Edward Kahn

Ohio Wesleyan University


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Is There Value In A Theatre Arts and Humanities Education?
In an era of global change, the Arts and Humanities are at a critical juncture. Itås time to value the skills a Theatre education offers.

Speakers
AB

Amy Brady

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

Marjorie Gaines

Adjunct Professor of Theatre, California State University, Northridge
PJ

PeggyRae Johnson

Keene State College


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Princess G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

8:15am

Nightmare or Reverie: How the Dream Ballet Shaped the Use of Dance in Musical Theatre
The dream ballet in musical theatre has engaged the audience with a look into the psychological journeys of the characters, as fantasy, vision, dream and nightmare.

Speakers
MJ

Mary Jo Lodge

Associate Professor, Lafayette College
DM

Dustyn Martinich

Senior Fellow, Arts
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Ryan McKinney

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

Rene Pulliam

Interim Chair, The University of Mississippi


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Queer Dreams and Homonationalist Nightmares: Performing and Critiquing Queer Belonging
Panelists discuss homonationalism by examining queer performances by BDSM Nation from Taiwan, CHOKRA from the U.A.E., queer performers in South Africa and gay men in U.S.

Speakers
NE

Nicole Eschen

Women and Theatre Program Focus Group Conference Planner


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Reach Out and Touch Your Audience
This session will explore methods of communicating with our multiple audiences through blogging, mobile technologies and distance learning, in the brave new technological world.

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.


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Casita 5130, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Reflecting on Dreamscapes in the Desert
A roundtable discussion aimed at engaging and disrupting the dramaturgical narrative of Taliesin West within the 2014 ATHE conference experience.


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Spotlight on New Works: Discussion of Newly Published Works in the Fields of American Theatre, African-American Theatre, and Latino/a Theatre
This roundtable session offers a lively discussion of newly published works in the fields of American theatre, African-American theatre, and Latino/a theatre. Hear the authors discuss their research and writing process--what they left in, what they took out, and what questions they still hope to answer.

Speakers
AE

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... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Castile 1, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

The Dream of Inclusivity and Social Justice: Dramaturgy/Performance as Cultural Bridge and Compassionate Action in Devised Work
When the genesis for the development of a new devised work is rooted in a community, how can dramaturgy and performance serve that community?

Speakers
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Season Ellison

Lecturer, Northern Arizona University
JL

Joan Lipkin

Writing/Directing/Social Activism
KM

Kathleen McGeever

Department Chair, Professor, Northern Arizona University, Department of Theatre
Professor of Theatre, specializing in Stage Direction, and Department Chair.


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

The Kinesthetic Environment
Explore environments in and around the conference through various movement lenses. Working in stillness or in motion, be prepared to have your mind blown!

Speakers
AD

Anna DeMers

Assistant Professor of Movement, Middlesex County College
MS

Matt Saltzberg

Secretary; MFA in Directing Candidate, Association for Theatre Movement Educators; Western Illinois University
Matt Saltzberg holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Missouri; an M.A. in Theatre Performance from Long Island University; and a B.A. Theatre Performance from Susquehanna University. He has taught at St. Lawrence University, the University of Missouri, and Southern Illi... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Hall Outside of FEDEX Office, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Waiting for the Beautiful Revolution: Revisiting *Paradise Now*
This panel presents original readings of the Living Theatreås *Paradise Now* and new evaluations of the relationship between theatre and revolution that *Paradise* challenges us to conceptualize.

Speakers
JF

Jason Fitzgerald

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


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Princess B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

What Dreams May Combine: Physical Theater and Improvisation Through the Sensibility of Islamic Culture
Based on the presenter's five years running a Iraqi university Drama program, this session continues the search for physical and verbal creativity within Islamic culture.

Speakers

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

Dream Acts of Dramaturgy: Translation Stage Reading Rehearsal #2
A staged reading of a newly translated play curated by the Dramaturgy Focus Group

Speakers
AV

Adam Versenyi

Nature v. Society: Ramon Griffero and the Dramaturgy of Space, UNC-Chapel Hill/PlayMakers Repertory Company
As one of the most representative and influential figures of contemporary Chinese theatre, Meng Jinghui won his popularity among young audiences with his depiction of confusion, anxiety and passion felt by the younger generation through introducing Western avant-garde methods. Wi... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Casita 5400, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

New Play Development Workshop: Rehearsal Part 2
Rehearsal for the first half of the plays selected for the New Play Development Workshop and Showcase series. (PLEASE NOTE: This session needs to be scheduled for Friday or Saturday of the Conference Week.)

Moderators
Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Princess F, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:15am

The Two-Year College Dream: A Summit of Two-Year Colleges Part 2
This session is part 2 of series round-table offered as a summit to identify and address challenges that face 2-year college Theatre programs. In part 2 solutions are offered to the challenges identified in part 1. All are welcome.

Speakers
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Tommy Costello

SUNY Dutchess Community College


Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15am - 9:45am
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

10:00am

ATHE Annual Membership Meeting: All Conference Forum
Moderators
HB

Henry Bial

President, ATHE
Looking forward to another great ATHE Conference!

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Princess DE, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Acting Program (AP) Focus Group Membership Meeting #1
Moderators
Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Bourbon 8, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) Focus Group Meeting #1
Please join us to find out more about ATME and learn about what we're up to in this conference and beyond.

Moderators
Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Awards Committee Meeting
Moderators
DS

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.

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Dramaturgy (DR) Focus Group Membership Meeting
All are welcome at the Dramaturgy Focus Group Membership Meeting, where we network, find mentors, and discuss events and ideas toward planning next year's conference.

Moderators
KJ

Karen Jean Martinson

Lecturer, Chicago State University
Dramaturgy Program Focus Group Representative, Conference Committee 2014

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Graduate Student Subcommittee Brown Bag Lunch and Info Share
Bring a bite to eat and an optional teaching tip (or problem) to share, and join grads for lunch and conversation.

Moderators
AS

Aoise Stratford

PhD Student, University of Missouri-Columbia
Women in Theatre, Playwriting, Dramaturgy

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Bourbon 9, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) Membership Meeting #1
Please join us for the second part of our annual membership meeting, where we'll begin brainstorming conference ideas for PSFG at ATHE 2015.

Moderators
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Joseph Cermatori

PhD Candidate, Columbia University
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Megan Shea

Language Lecturer, NYU
International Zombie Slayer

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Casita 5308, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Religion and Theatre (RT) Focus Group Business Meeting
Please join the R&T Focus Group for its annual business meeting. All conference attendees are welcome.

Moderators
JS

Jill Stevenson

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

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Casita 5332, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Senior Theatre Research and Performance (STRP) Focus Group Meeting
Learn about the Focus Group and how you can contribute to its goals, leadership, and future plans. Discover Senior Theatre news and trends.

Moderators
Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Castile 1, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Theatre and Social Change (TASC) Focus Group Membership Meeting
Come to the annual TASC Focus Group Membership meeting to see how you can get involved.

Moderators
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Chanelle Vigue

Virginia Commonwealth University
I am a teacher, director, dramaturg, actor, practitioner of theatre for social change, and theatre scholar. I am an ABD doctoral student in Theatre at BGSU. I am currently teaching Intro to Performance and Speech at Virginia Commonwealth University. I am also working on my disser... Read More →

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
McDowell A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

12:00pm

'I Can Do That': Performing Race in Musical Revivals
Panelists will unpack significant racial performances in musical revivals in which the initial casting, sociocultural contexts, and texts themselves have significantly changed.

Speakers
KE

Kathryn Edney

Folklore (Edney), Regis College
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... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Princess G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

(Re)acting to Identities of Conflict: Performing Memory and History in Latin America
This panel examines Latin American performances, where notions of identity are crucial to the action onstage, providing critiques of the current state of political discourses.

Speakers

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Created from Within: Queers and Queerness in the Carceral
The papers in this panel employ Michel Foucault's carceral system to explore how boundaries, deviance, punishment, and resistance operate around queer subjectivities in drama.


Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Bourbon 11, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Double Down or Diversify? The Musical Theatre Educator's Dilemma
Discussing current practices and ongoing dilemmas of musical theatre educators preparing students to achieve their dreams by being both type aware and artistically versatile.

Speakers
AF

Amy Fritsche

Assistant Professor, Acting & Musical Theatre at Kent State University.
CG

Caleb Goh

Musical Theatre Lecturer, LaSalle - College of the Arts
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask wherever you wish and it will be given you. John 15:7 WhatsApp - +65 9235 1359 Instagram: calebygoh
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Jeremy Sortore

Assistant Professor of Voice & Movement, Utah Valley University


Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Dreaming of Peace, Dreaming of War: Coping Through Oral Histories
Exploration of oral histories in performance. How to cope with, work through, and respond to events such as the Vietnam War and Occupy Movements.

Speakers
AB

Amanda Boyle

Doctoral Student/GTA, University of Kansas


Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Heroic Journeys: Superscenes for Directors, Actors, Teachers, and Devisers
Myth and heroes are the unconscious dreams of humankind. Their essence and structure form most dramatic texts. Superscenes physically recapture them for today's theatre.

Speakers
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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. Thes... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Princess B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Journeys of Renewal; Re-visioning Novels for the Stage
These artists will present papers about the "renewal"experienced by producing a work based on a novel. Critical questions include what changes were experienced/explored by the faculty, staff students and/or curriculum?

Speakers

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

Utopic Dreams and Nightmare Visions 1: Re-imagining and Re-performing *Angels in America* in the New Millennium
This panel investigates and challenges historic understandings of how *Angels in America* must be staged and recounts exciting new performative interpretations of Kushner's opus


Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

12:00pm

1:15pm

Bingo Raffle and Refreshments
Moderators
LW

Lionel Walsh

Associate Dean, University of Windsor

Exhibitors
AH

American High School Theatre Festival

American High School Theatre Festival, 321
JF

John Flax

Producing Artistic Director, Theater Grottesco
Theater Grottesco (TG) is a 30 year old, Lecoq-based physical theater ensemble that creates devised works, often combining classical physical styles into modern cutting-edge work. TG has toured nationally and internationally and has taught at theaters and colleges across the coun... Read More →
TC

Theatre Communications Group

Booths 123 & 125
For over 50 years, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has existed to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. Founded in 1961, TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of groundbre... Read More →
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National Theatre Institute

National Theater Institute, 1321
With a singular schedule and an unmatched breadth of training, the National Theater Institute's six semester-long programs offer students a springboard to the professional world at the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Founded in 1970, NTI's credit-earnin... Read More →
JH

Johns Hopkins University Press

John Hopkins University Press
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Judith Sloan

Co-founder, Artist, Educator, Adjunct Professor Gallatin, NYU, EarSay, Inc.
Judith Sloan is an award-winning writer, audio artist, radio producer and performer. Her new work, YO MISS! is in development with dramaturg Morgan Jenness. She is co-founder with Warren Lehrer of EarSay, a non-profit dedicated to documenting and portraying the lives of uncelebrated individuals. She is a member of the faculty at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized study where she teaches Oral History, Cultural Identity and the Arts, and audio/radio courses. For more information: http://www.earsay.org/projects/performance/ | | Press on YO... Read More →
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Select Travel Study

Select Travel Study, 515
We create custom short term, faculty-led theatre study programs to London, Edinburgh and across Europe. We work exclusively with faculty to design the very finest educational theatre experiences for your students, each crafted to your specifications and run exclusively for your s... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Princess H-I, Exhibit Hall, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Open Forum: Planning ATHE's Future
Moderators
Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Paid Workshop #3 - Kinan Valdez: Theatre of the Sphere: An Ancient American Approach to Activist Theatre
How can the philosophy of Ancient America resonate for activist artists, community-arts practitioners, and contemporary theatre makers? In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the foundational principles of “Theater of the Sphere,” a holistic approach to activist/ensemble theatre based on Mesoamerican thought and developed by El Teatro Campesino.

Moderators
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.

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

*Changing Skins*: Transgender Folktales as Performed Inquiry and Advocacy about the Fluidity of Gender
Award-winning performance of transgender folktales interwoven with commentary examines marginalized stories, traditions and research to critique a binary system of gender identification. Holly Hughes responds.

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


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Casita 5332, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Collaboratively Dreaming B(l)ack: A Discussion Across the Disciplines
This workshop seeks to build a practical framework for working across disciplines when analyzing, researching, and producing plays.

Speakers

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Casita 5130, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Creating Performances Using Dreams as Source Material
Using the dreams of participants as source material, this workshop will explore, combine and adapt various techniques to create and shape performances.


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
McDowell A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Digital Scholarship Panel
Emerging practices in digital humanities. Invited participants will discuss their various experiences with—and the future of—non-print research and publication in theatre and performance.

Speakers
SM

Scott Magelssen

Assoc Professor, University of Washington, Southern Illinois University Press
If you have a book project having to do with Theater in the Americas, talk to me at the conference!


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Bourbon 11, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Dream Genders and National Desire
This panel with papers will explore gender in stylized Asian theatre forms as supportive of or subversive to the larger fantasy of a nation's identity.

Speakers
KL

Kathryn LeTrent

Virginia Commonwealth U
KM

Katherine Mezur

Absolute Cute: "New Dimensions" of Stratification in KATHY's Animated Bodies, Independent Scholar
This narrative analysis research project seeks to investigate and further our understanding of how theatre and performance makers have devised theatre in response to and in the aftermath of mass violence and genocide in the post-colony. This study is a meditation on memory and on... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Dreaming Creativity Across Campus
This panel explores the use of acting exercises to teach creativity to non-arts majors and considers how such courses advocate for the value of theatre

Speakers
WP

William Palmer

Graduate Instructor, University of Missouri
Dramaturgy, Directing, Theatre Pedagogy/Education, Theatre as a Liberal Art
JP

Jennie Pardoe

PhD Student, University of Missouri


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Dreaming Together: Navigating Hope in Community-Based Theatre
This panel explores community-partnered performances which dared to dream in spite of barriers, through navigating the slipperiness of "hope" and the nebulous language of aesthetics.

Speakers
KJ

Karen Jean Martinson

Lecturer, Chicago State University
Dramaturgy Program Focus Group Representative, Conference Committee 2014
JR

Julie Rada

Morales Fellow, University of Utah


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess D, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

How to Produce and Direct Interactive Courtroom Dramas
Courtroom dramas are easy to direct and stage. Use **The Steele Deal** as your guide to theatre that's audience participation at its best!


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
McDowell B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ USA

2:15pm

Imagined Theatres: A Staged Reading of a Fictional/Theoretical Universe
Theorists of the stage present a collection of micro-fictions describing imagined theatrical performances. Occasional theoretical glosses situate these fictional worlds as propositions about the nature of the theatre.


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Bourbon 8, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Legal Acts and Dreams of Justice
This session travels between the courtroom and the stage, to find dreams of juridical refuge, (extra)legal resistance, and institutional renewal that drive action and art.

Speakers
JB

James Ball

University of Maryland
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


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Open Session: Advocating for Your Theatre Department
Open Session: Advocating for Your Theatre Department

Moderators
KE

Kathryn Ervin

CSU San Bernardino

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Our Sounds, our Laughs, our Heroes: Performing the (Jewish-) American Dream
Excavating the history of Jewishness on America's stages, this panel reveals how Shakespeare, the Marx Brothers, and Superman served Jewish artists (re)negotiating anxieties of assimilation.

Speakers
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Kane Anderson

UC Santa Barbara
Kane Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara (2013) and an MFA in Theatre Performance from Arizona State University (2007). His dissertation, “Truth, Justice and the Performative Way!” Superhero Performance and the Battle f... Read More →
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Rick DesRochers

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


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess E, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Palabras del Cielo: A Critical Dialogue on Latina/o TYA Plays and Playwrights
This panel examines the historical, cultural, social, and political dimensions of Latina/o Theatre for Young Audiences, focusing on the future development of the growing genre.

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... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Recovery and Renewal: Performing New Dreams of Native American Women
This panel seeks to explore ways in which Native American women resist Western constructs and methodologies and renew their roles through women-centered native performances.

Speakers
BO

Beth Osnes

Beth Osnes PhD, is an Associate Professor of Theatre at CU and is a non-voting member of Environmental Studies. She is co-founder and co-director of Inside the Greenhouse, an endowed initiative on the CU campus to inspire creative communication on climate (www.insidethegreenhouse... Read More →
SO

Stefani Overman-Tsai

UC Santa Barbara


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

The Family Dream House 1: Staging Home and Contested Spaces
This panel is part of a three-session series that explores how the family house has been re-dreamed on stage, through ritual, and using collaborative performances.

Speakers
JS

Jill Stevenson

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


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

The Utopic Frontier: Theatrical Explorations of the Dreams of America
This panel examines the complex and contradictory visions of America as constructed by immigrants and citizens from the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century.

Speakers
AE

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... Read More →
LM

Laura Mielke

Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Laura L. Mielke is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kansas where she teaches course in early and 19thC American literature. She is the author of Moving Encounters: Sympathy and the Indian Question in Antebellum Literature (2008) and co-editor with Josh Bellin o... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

I'm Not the Dream That You Had Before: A Roundtable on the Future of the American Musical Theatre Canon
This session addresses the future of the musical theatre canon and the long-term significance of recent trends: jukebox musicals, movicals, superhero musicals, transnational musicals, and revivals.

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... Read More →
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Laura MacDonald

Lecturer in Musical Theatre, University of Portsmouth
Music Theatre/Dance Conference Planner


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Bourbon 9, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

SETC Getchell Award Winning Play Showcase
The Playwrights and Creative Teams focus group presents a public performance of the winner of the Getchell award for Playwriting, co-sponsored by the SETC.

Moderators
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Mark J. Charney

Chair of Theatre and Dance, Texas Tech University
Mark J. Charney is Director of the School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University, and is also Professor Emeritus at Clemson University, having worked there for 27 years as Chair of English and Director of Theatre. He is author of the David Mark Cohen prize winning play, Th... Read More →
DP

Daniel Patterson

Professor of Theatre, Keene State College
Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Racquetball, Blues, Hard Rock, Superhero comics (collectible), imagination in all it's guises, creativity and collaboration (child of the sixties).

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Princess F, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

2:15pm

Southwest Directs: Workshop with Regionally-based Professional Directors (Part 1 of 2)
In this double session, regionally based professional directors demonstrate rehearsal methods though work on scenes from a common script, with undergraduate student actors.

Speakers
KM

Kathleen McGeever

Department Chair, Professor, Northern Arizona University, Department of Theatre
Professor of Theatre, specializing in Stage Direction, and Department Chair.
JS

Joya Scott

Orange Theatre
AS

Ann Shanahan

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


Saturday July 26, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Casita 5308, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Arabic and Arab-American Theatre: Beyond the Desert
Panelists address theatrical and performative strategies formulated to counter Orientalist stereotypes as projected on the Arab world and, by extension, Arab-Americans.


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Closing the Loop: Reflections on and Dreaming the Possibilities of Assessment in Theatre Pedagogy
Open roundtable where leaders and participants from Assessment Strategies and Pedagogical Applications working pre-conference will share their discoveries and discuss opportunities created by assessing theatre pedagogy.

Speakers
JD

Jane Duncan

Director of Accreditation, Nova Southeastern University
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Bradley Griffin

Associate Professor of Theatre, Pepperdine University
Assessment, Ecumenica Journal, study-abroad programs, directing for non-directors, theatre history & criticism
MS

Monica Stufft

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


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Princess G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Creating Theatre with and for Seniors
Learn how Senior Theatre companies combine scenes, improvisation workshops, murder mystery dinner theatre, and variety shows to create programs that have something for everyone.

Speakers
PB

Peggy Burgess

Professional in Senior Living Community; my goal is to make theatrical performance viable for all seniors, regardless of ability or disability--"On stage at Every Stage"is my motto. | | Interests include all aspects of Senior Theatre; music (especially opera); play writing; poe... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Cultivating Empathy: Essential Training for Actors and Engaged Citizens of the World
Using specially adapted Michael Chekhov, meditation, and Viewpoints exercises, learn methods for inspiring your students to imagine change, take action, and make their dreams realities.

Speakers
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Wendell Beavers

Associate Professor, Performance, Naropa University
Wendell Beavers, a dancer and educator, founded Naropa University's MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance Program in 2004. He was a founding faculty member and Director (1984-1990) of The Experimental Theatre Wing (ETW) at NYU teaching there from 1979-2003 where he was involved i... Read More →
TG

Terry Glaser

Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego
Ms. Glaser is a stage director of plays and operas, as well as a | playwright, translator, and acting teacher. On the faculty of the University of San Diego since 2005, she has worked both in | academia and the professional theatre for over 25 years. She has | taught at UCS... Read More →
MS

Matt Saltzberg

Secretary; MFA in Directing Candidate, Association for Theatre Movement Educators; Western Illinois University
Matt Saltzberg holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Missouri; an M.A. in Theatre Performance from Long Island University; and a B.A. Theatre Performance from Susquehanna University. He has taught at St. Lawrence University, the University of Missouri, and Southern Illi... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Casita 5332, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Desert(ed) Vistas: Performing Spaces, Embodied Identities, and Defining Dreams
Through the landscapes of hysteria, gun culture, and the savage frontier, this panel explores the performativity of physical and conceptual desert(ed) spaces.

Speakers
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Raimondo Genna

Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota, Department of Theatre
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Megan Shea

Language Lecturer, NYU
International Zombie Slayer


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Princess D, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Dream Big: *Artistic Literacy* for the 21st Century
This roundtable of scholars, teachers, and practitioners will apply the principles in Nancy Kindelan's *Artistic Literacy* to theatre studies in liberal arts environments and beyond.

Speakers
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Shawna Mefferd Carroll

Assistant Professor of Theatre, State University of New York at Plattsburgh
I'm the conference planner for the Theatre as Liberal Art Focus Group. If you're interested in TLA, talk to me! | I'm both a theatre artist and educator - director, artistic director, and performer. I teach dramatic literature, script analysis, theatre history, directing, and... Read More →
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Richard Major

Professor of Theatre, Milligan College
Teaching at a small faith based liberal arts college | Keeping updated and exploring new methods of teaching after a career spanning 35 years in higher education | Touring productions for theatre for young audiences in Appalachia | Integrated fine arts curriculum which allo... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Kathy Privatt

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Lawrence University
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Emily Rollie

Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts, Central Washington University
JS

Jay Sierszyn

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

Associate Professor of Theatre, Merrimack College
Region 1 Chair, SDC Directing Fellowship Program | Associate Professor of Theatre, Merrimack College


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Dreaming the Character: Embodying Archetypes to Deepen and Heighten the Character
Participants will explore three Archetypal Characters using Michael Chekhov's Imaginary Body and Centres exercise and apply to them to a character from a play.

Speakers
LW

Lionel Walsh

Associate Dean, University of Windsor


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
McDowell A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

KICKIR: Keeping it Critical, Keeping it Real
A round table discussion of solo performance as practice-based research addressing issues such as racial identity, gender performance, community engagement, and dance as cultural expression

Speakers
KK

Kareem Khubchandani

Williams College
If you're reading this leave me a poke... = ) Pokes are under-rated
LP

Laurelann Porter

Towards a Poetics and Erotics of Performance, Arizona State University
PhD candidate in theatre and performance of the Americas. | | Dissertation fieldwork in rural Bahia, Brazil. Understanding arts practices in a certified Urban Quilombo as epistemological constructs weaving the social fabric of a community rooted in social resistance. Through an... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Performing a Nightmare, Enacting a Fantasy: Collaborative Creation in/through David Ives' *Venus in Fur*
This session demonstrates and develops strategies for creating consensus- based rehearsal methods that dismantle the traditionally hierarchical relationship between actor and director in the production of scripted drama.


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bourbon 11, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Publishing Books with Academic Presses
Academic press editors will discuss book publication across the span of the scholarly career, from submitting a first book proposal to editing a book series.

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Religion and Theatre: New Methodologies for Research, Performance, and Pedagogy
A core working group will present the results of a year-long book proposal project on methodologies for addressing religion in theatre and performance studies.

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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Kurt Edwards

East Central University
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Lance Gharavi

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


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Renewing the Dream Process: Design Projects that move from Dream (Concept) to Reality
Design instructors share design projects and educational processes that encourage beginning design students to explore various aspects of the design process.

Speakers
EJ

Ellen Jones

Assistant Professor, Youngstown State University
Design and Tech | Greening Theatre | Lighting Design | Scene Design | Scene Painting
LP

Lynne Porter

Associate Professor, Resident Designer, Fairfield University


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
McDowell B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ USA

4:00pm

The Dance Captain: A Dream Job or an Impossible One?
This roundtable discusses the Dance Captain, examining the history of the profession, the skills needed and the role of women in the field.

Speakers
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Valerie Accetta

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Valerie Accetta is the Head of Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. An Equity actress who played Margy in the First National Tour of State Fair, Valerie received a BA in Musical Theatre Pedagogy from Otterbein University and an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

The Personal is Political: Indicting Immigration Policy Through Theatre
This session was inspired by the conference locale: performances of two plays depicting how immigration policies affect people politically, socially, and psychologically; panel discussion follows.

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 →


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Casita 5130, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Transnational Visions: Performative Interventions in Latin American and Latina/o Performance
This panel examines Latin American and Latina/o performances that engage in a transnational vision of art by focusing on methods used to stage performative interventions.

Speakers
YM

Yvette Martinez-Vu

PhD Candidate, UCLA Theater and Performance Studies
CR

Colleen Rua

Assistant Professor, Bridgewater State University
AS

Analola Santana

PhD Student, University of Missouri


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Im/Possible Performance Roundtable Series: Indigenous Actors--The Im/Possibilities of Representation
Scholar/Practitioners reflect on the challenges of representation of indigenous actors in Guatemala, South Africa, the Yucatan Peninsula, Hawaii, and in the archive.

Speakers
JB

Jason Bisping

University of Colorado
HH

Haley Honeman

Arizona State University
SO

Stefani Overman-Tsai

UC Santa Barbara


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Princess E, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

4:00pm

Southwest Directs: Workshop with Regionally-based Professional Directors (Part 2 of 2)
In this double session, regionally based professional directors demonstrate rehearsal methods though work on scenes from a common script, with undergraduate student actors.

Speakers
KM

Kathleen McGeever

Department Chair, Professor, Northern Arizona University, Department of Theatre
Professor of Theatre, specializing in Stage Direction, and Department Chair.
JS

Joya Scott

Orange Theatre
AS

Ann Shanahan

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


Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Casita 5308, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

(Im)migrant Dreams 2: American and Other, Performing Cultural Citizenship
Papers consider the dramaturgy of theatrical and everyday performances of Americanness, citizenship, and "the Other" in moments of nation-making in the long 19th-century United States


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Casita 5130, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Deviant Dreams, Normative Nightmares: Performing Feminist Revenge Fantasies
This panel brings together critical perspectives on performances that stage feminist revenge fantasies.

Speakers
JB

Jocelyn Buckner

Assistant Professor, Chapman University
YM

Yvette Martinez-Vu

PhD Candidate, UCLA Theater and Performance Studies
LS

Lisa Sloan

PhD Candidate, UCLA Theater and Performance Studies


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Princess G, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Digital Dreams: The Impact of Technology in Dance-Media Performance
This panel explores the use of technology in dance-media performances, including the combination of live dancers with digital projections and telematic dance.

Speakers
AD

Anna DeMers

Assistant Professor of Movement, Middlesex County College
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Shana MacDonald

Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
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Teresa Stankiewicz

Devising, feminism, indigenous studies, technology and theatre


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Casita 5308, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Dream Building & Sustaining Momentum: Strategies for Fostering Organizational Diversity Through the Arts
BTA & BTN Joint Session - Session is designed to discuss ways in which theatrical experiences in professional, community and educational settings, can help shape an organizational discourse around issues of diversity and inclusion.

Speakers
JS

Jonathan Shandell

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Arcadia University
PJ

Patrick J. Sims

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Conference Planner


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Dreaming with Collective Imagination: Devising in and across the Liberal Arts Curriculum
Practitioners and educators of devised performance discuss and share examples of interdisciplinary experimentation encouraged in their liberal arts curricula. Audience participation in discussion is welcomed.


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Princess D, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Dreams for the Future: Empowering Students Through Service-Learning Projects
A panel exploring how theatre programs and non-profit organizations can collaborate to create valuable civic engagement opportunities that offer students both social-emotional and theatrical educations.

Speakers
SH

Steven Hitt

LaGuardia Community College
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Ryan McKinney

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

Co-Vice Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Co-Vice Chair of Kennedy Center’s American Collegiate Theatre Festival, Region 1.  Associate Professor and Program Director of Theatre at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York, in Queens, NY.  Mellon Foundation, CUNY Graduate Center and LaGuardia Humanities Alliance... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Im/Possible Performance Roundtable Series: Dreaming of Praxis--Pushing the Limits of Im/Possibilities in Rehearsal, Pedagogy, and Performance
Scholar/Practitioners explore how the im/possible, from liveness and Stanislavski to prisons and masks, can spark innovations in practice and performance.

Speakers
JB

Jane Barnette

Dramaturg, Theatre Historian, University of Kansas
"Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you're expecting a reward." -- Don Miguel Ruiz
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David Coley

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


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Princess E, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Living Fiction; Real Time: On Elevator Repair Service's *Gatz*
This panel places scholars in dialogue with ERS's artistic director, John Collins, to consider how *Gatz* materializes and temporalizes the (American) dream-spaces of Fitzgerald's novel.

Speakers
BH

Beth Hoffmann

Assistant Professor, George Mason University
Contemporary British performance; live art; textuality and narrativity; British cultural studies; aesthetic theory and philosophy of art; social practice; matrixed/non-matrixed performance; immersive performance; narrative structures of alternate-reality games and "gaming for goo... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Living the Dream: Professional Development Panel for Theatre and Social Change Practitioners/Scholars
Professional practitioners/scholars provide advice on the current job market and funding opportunities for people who are particularly interested in Theatre and Social Change.

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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Kimberly Dark

In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, Kimberly Dark’s writing and storytelling performances about the body in culture continue to help people reframe themselves as physically capable in whatever bodies they have, and culturally capable of creating a world that honors all bodies and experiences. She writes... Read More →
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David Kaye

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

MA Student, Miami University
Feminist Theatre. Theatre for Social Change. Disability Studies.
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Michael Wilson

Assistant Director, CUNY SPS M.A. in Applied Theatre
I use the beauty and magic of theatre for learning, activism, and community development. I focus on re-defining masculinity and developing the field of Applied Theatre. | Assistant Director of CUNY SPS M.A. in Applied Theatre | Director, www.manquestion.org


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
McDowell A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Putting the Science in Your Science Themed Play
This panel will discuss research methods and writing techniques to keep the science themes and references in your play accurate and bullet proof.

Speakers
GM

George Morgan

Playwright in Residence, Caltech


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Castile 3, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Teaching Teachers to Dream: Social Engagement in Theatre Teacher Education
An interactive panel considering the possibilities and practicalities of social engagement in Theatre Teacher education.

Speakers
KJ

Kellyn Johnson

UC Santa Barbara


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Princess C, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

The Family Dream House 2: Re-Dreaming Home in Performance
This panel is part of a three-session series that explores how the family house has been re-dreamed on stage, through ritual, and using collaborative performances.

Speakers
UN

Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer

The Making of “Attawapiskat is no Exception”, Concordia University
In an era that may have “forgotten how to think historically”, to quote Fredric Jameson, a recovery of stratification as the layering of history can be a powerful antidote against stratification in its other sense, as the upholding of socioeconomic and political hierarchies... Read More →
JS

Jill Stevenson

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

Doctoral Student, University of Maryland


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Princess A, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

5:45pm

Wet Dreams: New Perspectives on Pornography, Burlesque, and the Pleasures of Viewing
This panel reconsiders voyeurism, pornography, and the theatrical pleasure of viewing. Panelists reconsider pornography and burlesque as productive lenses for viewership and ethical considerations.

Speakers
FM

Frank Miller

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

Aaron C. Thomas

Visiting Lecturer, Dartmouth College


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
McDowell B, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ USA

5:45pm

Dream Acts of Dramaturgy: Translation Staged Reading Curated by the Dramaturgy Focus Group
A staged reading of a newly translated play curated by the Dramaturgy Focus Group

Speakers
AV

Adam Versenyi

Nature v. Society: Ramon Griffero and the Dramaturgy of Space, UNC-Chapel Hill/PlayMakers Repertory Company
As one of the most representative and influential figures of contemporary Chinese theatre, Meng Jinghui won his popularity among young audiences with his depiction of confusion, anxiety and passion felt by the younger generation through introducing Western avant-garde methods. Wi... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

7:30pm

Vessel Presents Unreal City: Remixes of the Arizona Landscape
Spectrum is an 'atmospheric' silent theatre performance that surprises and delights audiences transforming the street in to a stag, revealing the poetry and beauty of the mundane. Adorned in five colors of the spectrum, performers playfully weave in and out of audience public space creating a visual kaleidoscope.

Artists

Saturday July 26, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Hotel Grounds, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30pm

Black Theatre Association Networking Dinner
Networking opportunities for faculty, graduate students and others who are interested in BTA and mentoring up-and-coming artists and scholars of Black Theatre. Individuals are responsible for his/her own meal and beverages. Location TBA

Moderators
PJ

Patrick J. Sims

Black Theatre Association Focus Group Conference Planner

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Offsite 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:30pm

Intimate Acts: Banned Play Readings
Performance: Banned Play Readings

Moderators
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.

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA
 
Sunday, July 27
 

7:15am

ATME Morning Warm Up: Release Into Movement
Please join us for this conference-wide morning warm up. Get those conference juices flowing!


Sunday July 27, 2014 7:15am - 7:45am
Princess F, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

Acting Program (AP) Focus Group Membership Meeting #2
Moderators
Sunday July 27, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Castile 1, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) Focus Group Membership Meeting #2
Please join us to find out more about ATME and learn about what we're up to in this conference and beyond.

Moderators
Sunday July 27, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Castile 4, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

Directing Program (DP) Focus Group Membership Meeting #2
Moderators
AS

Ann Shanahan

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

Sunday July 27, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Bourbon 10, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

Latina/o (LFG) Focus Group Membership Meeting
Annual membership meeting for all ATHE members participating within or interested in Latina/o, Latin American, or Indigenous theater.

Moderators
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 →

Sunday July 27, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Casita 5400, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) Membership Meeting #2
Please join us for the first part of our annual meeting! We'll be discussing the PSFG's current work and holding elections for the group's leadership.

Moderators
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Joseph Cermatori

PhD Candidate, Columbia University
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Megan Shea

Language Lecturer, NYU
International Zombie Slayer

Sunday July 27, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Castile 6, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

Two-Year College Program Focus Group Membership Meeting
Meeting is open to all who are interested in the Two-Year college issues and perspectives.

Moderators
BG

Bill Gillett

Asst Professor, Coodinator for Theatre, Carroll Community College

Sunday July 27, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Casita 5130, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

A Dream for Catholicism in American Theatre Part 2: Empowerment Through the Art of Playwriting
This panel is the second part of an examination of Catholicism and theatre, investigating how playwriting can empower twenty-first century American Catholics.


Sunday July 27, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Castile 5, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

Acting Out: Dreaming of Women's Health in Narratives of Resistance
This panel explores the counternarratives and strategies women and theatre practitioners use to resist dominant narratives that shape women's experiences of aging, cancer and obesity.

Speakers
GA

Gwendolyn Alker

ATHE Co-Vice President for Conference 2011
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Kimberly Dark

In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, Kimberly Dark’s writing and storytelling performances about the body in culture continue to help people reframe themselves as physically capable in whatever bodies they have, and culturally capable of creating a world that honors all bodies and experiences. She writes... Read More →
JL

Joan Lipkin

Writing/Directing/Social Activism
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Sarah Senff

MA Student, Miami University
Feminist Theatre. Theatre for Social Change. Disability Studies.


Sunday July 27, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Princess E, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

Cultivating Student-Dreamers in Contemporary Liberal Arts Environments
This session explores challenges and successes of educators teaching acting to contemporary Liberal Arts students who may lack experience in dreaming and imagining new possibilities.

Speakers
AF

Alison Frost

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi
I teach a variety of theatre classes at TAMUCC including Acting 3: Period Styles, Theatre History 1, Audition Preparation, Acting for the Camera, and Musical Theatre. I teach 2 classes for a Study Abroad program I take to England/Scotland every 2 years. I serve on the Theatre as... Read More →


Sunday July 27, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
Sonoran Room, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel 7575 E Princess Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

8:00am

Devising and Performing as Social Work: the Micro and the Macro in Applied Theatre
Wait, is that theatre or is that social work? Yes. Scholars and practitioners share projects serving social justice. See Prezi to preview.

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 C... Read More →
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Meg Greene

Freelance Teaching Artist
Laughing is my favorite
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Jodi Jinks

Mary Lou Lemon Endowed Professor, Oklahoma State
Jodi is the Mary Lou Lemon Endowed Professor and an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Oklahoma State University. Her endowment funds ArtsAloud-OSU, a program dedicated to giving voice to incarcerated men and women in Oklahoma through autobiographical performance. Jodi is a compan... Read More →