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Directing Program

For more information about the Directing Program, click here to send an e-mail to the Directing Program leadership.

The Directing Focus Group (DFG) serves ATHE members interested in directing practice, pedagogy, theory and history. DFG officers facilitate conference planning for the Annual ATHE Conference and work with other ATHE focus groups to present workshops of interest to its members at other times during the year.

Find out more about the Directing Program and their activities:

Officers

Focus Group Representative

Emily Rollie (Central Washington University)
erollie@gmail.com

Focus Group Conference Planner

Kathleen McGeever (Northern Arizona University)
kathleen.mcgeever@nau.edu

Secretary

Karen Dabney (Westminster College)
karenmdabney@gmail.com 

Treasurer

Dana Resnick (Loyola Marymount University)
dana.resnick@lmu.edu

Communications and Publications

William Lewis (University of Colorado, Boulder)
william.lewis-2@colorado.edu

Graduate Student Representatives

Joelle Arp-Dunham (University of Georgia)
joelle.arpdunham25@uga.edu

Niki Tulk (University of Colorado, Boulder)
nikitulk@gmail.com

Immediate Past Focus Group Representative

Lewis Magruder (Miami University, Ohio)
lewis.magruder@miamioh.edu

Group Feed
Joelle R. Arp-Dunham, Circle Ensemble Theatre Company wrote on the Focus Groups A-D: Directing Program wall: Please pass this on to any graduate student directors in your programs. How Will Graduate Students Revolutionize Directing? For this proposal, we are looking for graduate students whose work will soon help revolutionize theatre pedagogy and practice: that means all of us! What exercises, approaches, methodologies, or analyses can you share that will contribute to the change that each new academic brings? We are looking for a number of students to present in a round-table/workshop format. In addition, we hope to pair each student with a mentor to begin an on-going relationship. Please send a few sentences of interest to the Directing Focus Group Graduate Student Representatives: Niki Tulk: nikitulk@gmail.com and Joelle Ré Arp-Dunham: Joelle.arpdunham25@uga.edu
Posted Saturday, October 28, 2017
Dana Resnick, Loyola Marymount University wrote on the Focus Groups A-D: Directing Program wall: Consent. In the light of the "me too" campaign and the women in theatre's movement towards creating safe creative spaces, how do we teach directors about consent? Is it even possible for a student actor to give consent? This would be a discussion on how to handle both teaching about the responsibility of the director as a person in a position of power/authority, as well as an opportunity for professional/faculty directors to decipher how to navigate sensitively as we move forward directing in academia. Deadline is approaching and I've never done this before so please email me at dana.resnick@lmu.edu of you are interested in doing this with me.
Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Jean O'Hara joined the group Focus Groups A-D: Directing Program.
Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Michael Yawney, Florida International University wrote on the Focus Groups A-D: Directing Program wall: Production = Pedagogy? Looking for anyone interested in being part of a roundtable about strategies for integrating pedagogy into the production process before—and after—opening. How have you been able to make production a more effective pedagogical tool? Email me at myawney@fiu.edu if you are interested.
Posted Monday, October 23, 2017
Joelle R. Arp-Dunham, Circle Ensemble Theatre Company wrote on the Focus Groups A-D: Directing Program wall: Going from Protester to Protestee: Who has the right to tell a story? I am looking for collaborators interested in creating a discussion about who has the right and/or the responsibility to tell a story. Is it better to have someone who may not have experienced the situation at hand tell as best they can, or is it better for the story to wait until someone is available with the applicable affinity? We’ve heard stories about rights being pulled from schools that cast against racial or ethnic type and the controversy within the film community about who should have been given support for certain films: what can we do in our academic and community to engage audiences about issues and cultures without appropriating inappropriately? Do we add to the protest of the story or will we be the ones being protested against? Do we need to approach students with a different process in theatre of protest? Contact: Joelle Arp-Dunham, A.B.D. University of Georgia, Joelle.arpdunham25@uga.edu
Posted Sunday, October 22, 2017
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