“Send these, the Homeless, Tempest-tost to Me”: Staging Stories of Immigration to the U.S.A.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY SESSION - FOCUS GROUPS: American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D)
Theatre History (TH)
SESSION COORDINATOR AND CHAIR:
Barrie Gelles, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Passing as Citizens: Jewish Immigration and Acculturation in The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*AN, Rags, and Ragtime
Amanda Boyle, University of Kansas
The Adding Machine: The Musical
Anne Healy, University of Texas, Arlington
Staged Assimilation as Seen in The Immigrant, Haven, and The Immigration and Musical Theatre: Dramatized Orchestral Work Ellis Island: The Dream of America
Stuart Hecht, Boston University
Melting Pots, Salad Bowls, and Soup: Hull-House Theatre and Americanization
Geraldine Maschio, University of Kentucky
Falling Flat on My Face: Immigrant Character on the Vaudeville Stage
Participants will investigate plays and musicals that feature stories of immigration to the United States of America and discuss their importance and relevance.