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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Volume 27, Number 1

ATHE and ASTR Respond to Chronicle Blog Post on Eliminating Doctorate in Theatre

On January 16, 2013, a pseudonymous author wrote a blog post for The Chronicle of Higher Education advocating the elimination of the doctorate in theatre. The President and Vice President of ASTR, the President and President-Elect of ATHE, the ASTR Executive Committee, the ATHE Governing Council, and the ASTR New Paradigms Committee have responded with a piece written to address the numerous inaccuracies and misleading statements in the post and three of the post's most pressing concerns: placements, data-based self-assessment, and distinctions between the MFA and PhD. Read more...

Affiliate News: Nine Young Theatrical Designers Win 2013 USITT Awards

Nine up-and-coming entertainment designers from colleges around the nation will receive USITT Awards for Young Designers & Technicians in the Performing Arts (YD&T Awards), the United States Institute for Theatre Technology announced this week.

  • Cole W. Muth, University of Wisconsin – Madison, will receive the KM Fabrics Inc. Technical Production Award.
  • Daniel Perez, Yale University School of Drama, will recieve the Frederick A. Buerki Golden Hammer Award.
  • Erik T. Lawson, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, will receive the Robert E. Cohen Sound Achievement Award.
  • Albulena Borovci, also of CMU, will receive the Zelma H. Weisfeld Costume Design & Technology Award.
  • Ethan Vail, Purdue University, will receive the USITT Lighting Design Award.
  • Courtney O’Neill, Northwestern University, will receive the USITT Scene Design Award.
  • Jared LeClaire, University of West Georgia, will receive the USITT W. Oren Parker Undergraduate Scene Design Award.
  • Lauren Wilde, University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), will receive the USITT Makeup Design Award.
  • Peyton Taylor Becker, also an MFA student at UNCSA, will receive the USITT Stage Management Award.

Around ATHE

  • Seeking Awards Nominations
    Is there someone whose work you think should be recognized and celebrated? Nominate them for Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Article, Excellence in Editing, Leadership in Community-Based Theatre, or Career Achievement awards!
  • Seeking Editors for ATHE Publications
    Applications for Theatre Topics Co-Editor and Theatre Journal Co-Editor and Book and Performance Review Editors are being accepted until April 1, 2013.
  • Advocacy Committee Relaunches Advocacy Watch
    The Advocacy Committee is re-launching Advocacy Watch, an e-mail list intended to notify members of issues for which they can advocate. Got an issue? E-mail a description of it to Vice President for Advocacy Gale Sheaffer at advocacy @athe.org.

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