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Friday, July 31, 2015

Time Session # Session Title, Presenters & Description Room
7:45 am - 8:15 am 404

ATME Morning Warm Up #1

Description | Please join us for this conference-wide morning warm up. Get those conference juices flowing!

Session Coordinator | Jessie Mills, Wabash College

8:30 am - 9:30 am 2009

Open Mindfulness Practice and Simple Yoga

Description | Start your day with simple meditation, yoga, and contemplative mindfulness practice. Open to all conference attendees. No experience necessary. You may wish to bring a yoga mat or towel for sitting on the floor.

Session Coordinator | Susanne Shawyer, Elon University

8:30 am - 10:00 am 2802

Interactive Theatre for Advocacy Subcommittee Meeting

Description | Anyone interested in Interactive Theatre is welcome to attend. In part we will be planning our pre-conference for ATHE 2016 in Chicago. Come join us!

Session Chair & Presenter | Michael Ellison, Bowling Green State University

8:30 am - 10:00 am 2927

2016 Conference Planners Meeting #1

Session Coordinator | Kelly Howe, Loyola University Chicago

8:30 am - 10:00 am 2701

Finance Committee Meeting

Description | Annual meeting of the ATHE Finance Committee

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Scott Shattuck, Stephen F. Austin State University

8:30 am - 10:00 am 3306

Research and Publication Committee Meeting

Description | Meeting for the Research and Publication Committee

Session Coordinator | Soyica Colbert, Georgetown University

8:30 am - 10:00 am 305

Gender in Ever-Changing Theatres

Description | The panel examines gender presentations, identity, and performance in the ever-changing world of theatres; performing forms include Indian ramlila, Korean traditional puppetry, Chinese jingju, and intercultural adaptations of Agamemnon.

Session Coordinator | Xing Fan, University of Toronto, Paper Title: Gender, Ritual, and Mimesis at Amateur Ramlilas

Presenters | Pamela Lothspeich, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Paper Title: Clytemnestra as Conceived by Richard Schechner in Taiwan and Tadashi Suzuki in Japan, Yi-Ping Wu, The Ohio State University, Paper Title: Gender in Korean Traditional Puppetry, Kyounghye Kwon, University of North Georgia

Hochelaga 3
8:30 am - 10:00 am 2602

Remembering the Future: New Frontiers in Digital Performance

Description | Presentations on the latest research by artists working at the leading edge of digital performance, and at the intersections of art, science, and engineering.

Sponsoring Focus Group | Electronic Technology Committee

Session Coordinator | Lance Gharavi, Arizona State University, Paper Title: Social Robotics and Deep Earth Dynamics in Performance: Digital Performance and the Sciences

Presenters | Boyd Branch, Arizona State University, Paper Title: Performance with Digital Humanities, Matt Ragan, Arizona State University, Paper Title: Newe Designs for Media Playback and Generative Media, Alex Oliszewski, Ohio State University, Paper Title: Motion Capture, Big Data, and Design: New Research in Digital Performance

Hochelaga 4
8:30 am - 10:00 am 3004

Awards Committee Meeting

Session Coordinator | Dani Snyder-Young, VP Awards

Hochelaga 5
8:30 am - 10:00 am 1803

Forgotten Playwrights and the Construction of Irish Memory

Description | Three senior scholars discuss works by "forgotten" Irish playwrights, looking particularly at the notion of national memory: its subjectivity, its mythologies, and its gaps.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Richard Jones, Stephen F. Austin State University, Paper Title: History, Myth, and National Identity in Samuel Lover's The White Horse of the Peppers

Respondent | Karin Maresh, Washington & Jefferson College

Presenters | James Peck, Muhlenberg College, Paper Title: Music and Critical Memory in John O'Keeffe's The Poor Soldier, Mary Trotter, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Paper Title: A "Lost" Playwright from a "Lost" Decade: M.J. Molloy's Dramas of Cultural Survival and the Abbey Theatre in the 1950s

Hochelaga 6
8:30 am - 10:00 am 6359

Sustainable Tools for Precarious Subjects: Performance Actions and Human Rights in the Americas

Description | Comprised of a series of provocation pieces followed by an open-floor discussion, this session examines the strategies, tactics, and technologies artist-activists employ in order to create sustainable tools for precarious subjects that exceed the space-time of the performance event.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Natalie Alvarez, Brock University, Keren Zaiontz, Queen's University

Interlocutor | Kimberly Ramirez, LaGuardia CC- City University of NY

Respondent | Tamara Underiner, Arizona State University, Paper Title: Precarious Lives in Unsustainable Times

Presenters | Pierre Allard, ATSA, L'Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable, Annie Roy, ATSA, L'Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable, Amy Sara Carroll, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Paper Title: Culture: Wars, Naila Keleta-Mae, University of Waterloo, Paper Title: Staging Québec's History of Precarious Subjects, Claudette Lauzon, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Paper Title: Precarious Lives, Fragile Archives: Doris Salcedo's Plegaria Muda, Srimoyee Mitra, Art Gallery of Windsor, Paper Title: Curating Border Cultures: A Group Exhibition on National Borders in a Canadian Border Town

8:30 am - 10:00 am 6323

How to Stay Visible In A Youth Centric Arena

Description | Panel leaders from both Acting Focus Group and Women and Theatre will lead a discussion on the challenges women face in the working arena of theatre, film, television and academia.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Maria Cominis-Glaudini, California State University Fullerton, Paper Title: How to Stay Visible In A Youth Centric Arena

Presenters | Hillary Bucs, Western New England University, Paper Title: How To Stay Visible In A Youth Centric Arena

8:30 am - 10:00 am 1611

Theatre and Social Change (TASC) Debut Panel

Description | Emerging scholarship and/or practice presented by colleagues who are new to TASC and/or new to ATHE.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Peter Harrigan, Saint Michael's College, Vermont

Panelists | Combining Video with Theatre for Social ChangeMary Maxine Browne, Purdue University, The Realities of Rehabilitation: Theatre and Reentry Rachel Castillo, CUNY-SPS, Instigating the power of change through Theatre and a Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day Greg Grobis, University of Detroit Mercy, (Re)Imagining the Polis: Explorations of Community Engagement in Post-Dramatic Theatre, William W. Lewis, University of Colorado, Boulder

Respondents: Sharon Green, Davidson College, Amy Sarno, Beloit College

8:30 am - 10:00 am 2902

Arts Summit Meeting

Note | This session is invite only

Session Coordinator | Henry Bial, University of Kansas

President's Suite 2016
8:30 am - 10:00 am 807

Open Rehearsal for a Staged Reading Curated by the Dramaturgy Focus Group

Session Description | This is an open rehearsal for Between Cultures, Countries, and Constituencies: A Staged Reading Curated by the Dramaturgy Focus Group.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Carrie J Cole, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

8:30 am - 10:00 am 704

Directing Program (DP) Focus Group Debut Panel

Description | This session provides a venue for graduate students or first time presenters at ATHE to present a paper or conduct a workshop related to theatre direction in teaching and research.

Session Coordinator | Lewis Magruder, Miami University

Session Chair | Emily Rollie, Monmouth College

Presenters | Bill Gelber, Texas Tech University, Paper Title: So You Think You Know Brecht: Exploring Bertolt Brecht’s Directing Methods in the Twenty-First Century, Laura Nicholas, Baylor University, Paper Title: Freeing the Syrian Refugee’s Natural Voice: A Look at the Reinforcement of Nationalism through Memory-Based Production

8:30 am - 10:00 am 3304

Publishing Articles in an Academic Journal

Description | This session will bring together journal editors from Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, and Modern Drama to discusses publishing articles in the twenty-first century.

Session Coordinator | Soyica Colbert, Georgetown University

Presenters | R. Darren Gobert, York University, Ric Knowles, University of Guelph, D.J. Hopkins, San Diego State University, Esther Kim Lee, University of Maryland

8:30 am - 12:00 pm 1306

ATHE Award for Excellence in Playwriting (AEP) Staged Reading Rehearsal

Session Chair & Program Coordinator
Daniel L. Patterson, Keene State College

New Plays Production Coordinators
Judith Royer, Loyola Marymount University
Ingrid DeSanctis, James Madison University

On-Site Production Coordinators
Ingrid DeSanctis, James Madison University
Aisling Galvin, Loyola Marymount University

2015 Winner: The Second Girl, by Ronan Noone, Boston University
Alternate Winner: Unraveled, by Jennifer Blackmer

Anne Healy, University of Texas, Arlington

Assistant Director
Andrew Christopher Gaupp, University of Texas, Arlington

Norman A. Bert, Texas Tech University

Juliet Wunsch, West Chester University

Dan Burkarth, Freelance
Kari Hatfield, Abilene Christian University
Sheila Hickey Garvey, Southern Connecticut
State University
Chelsea Prettyman, Freelance

9:00 am - 5:00 pm 3007

Award Winners Interviews

10:15 am - 11:45 am 2924

Plenary Session: Theatre of the Future: How do we prepare our students for the Theatre of the 21st Century and still respect of history and traditions?

Are you devoted to theatre but disgruntled about the adversities that face us as we attempt to maintain the quality of our teaching? This year’s Plenary will follow the guidelines of the Open Space of Devoted and Disgruntled to consider actions we can take collectively and individually in answer to the question: How do we prepare our students for the theatre of the 21st Century and still respect our history and traditions? This question was arrived at after consultation with Focus Group Representatives and Conference Planners; we were excited by it, in part, because it connects with this year’s conference theme, Je me souviens. We will consider the question at ten different tables and then come together to share our action items. Our note-taker will then upload these action items to so that we become part of an international conversation about change in theatre. So please join us to participate in the creation of the Theatre of the Future!

Session Coordinator | Lionel Walsh, Vice President for 2015 Conference, University of Windsor

Le Grand Salon
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1612

Theatre and Social Change Membership Meeting

Description | Join the Theatre and Social Change Focus Group for our annual membership meeting. Meet other artist-activists, debrief on conference sessions, and brainstorm for next year. Open to all ATHE members.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Annalisa Dias-Mandoly, Theatre and Social Change Conference Planner

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 102

Acting Program (AP) Focus Group Membership Meeting

Description | Please join us to learn more about the Acting Focus Group and to connect to others in the Acting Program.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Jeanne Leep, Edgewood College

Presenter | Siobhan Bremer, University of Minnesota, Morris

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1207

Performance Studies Focus Group Membership Meeting - Part 1

Description | Please join us for the first part of our annual membership meeting, where we'll begin to brainstorm ideas for PSFG at ATHE 2016.

Session Coordinator | Beth Hoffman, George Mason University

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 202

ATDS Board Meeting

Session Coordinator & Chair | Cheryl Black, University of Missouri

Presenter | Jocelyn Buckner, Chapman University

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1308

Playwrights and Creative Teams (PACT) Focus Group Membership Meeting

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 302

AAP membership meeting

Description | Annual membership meeting for the Association for Asian Performance.

Session Coordinator | Xing Fan, University of Toronto

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1810

Theatre History Focus Group Membership Meeting

Description | This is the membership meeting of the Theatre History Focus Group.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Charlotte McIvor, National University of Ireland, Galway

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 2402

Latina/o Focus Group Membership Meeting

Description | Latina/o Focus Group Membership Meeting. New members welcome.

Session Coordinator | Jimmy Noriega, The College of Wooster

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 2308

Jane Chambers Award-Winning Play Reading Rehearsal

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm 2905

Bingo Raffle and Refreshments

Session Coordinator | Lionel Walsh, Vice President for 2015 Conference, University of Windsor

Hochelaga 1-2
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2008

Dramatic Mirrors and Theatrical Doppelgangers

Description | The session focuses on plays that mirror each other in provocative and illuminating ways, whether in terms of narrative, structure, theme, or performance history.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | David McCandless, Southern Oregon University, Paper Title: The Unjustly Reviled Woman a the Dubiously Redeemed Man: Gender and Performance in Much Ado About Nothing and The Winter's Tale

Presenters | Edward Isser, College of the Holy Cross, Paper Title: A Funhouse Mirror in a House of Horrors: The Jew of Malta and The Merchant of Venice, Steve Vineberg, College of the Holy Cross, Paper Title: War as Hell: What Price Glory and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 710

Negotiating Sites of Memory and Location in Directing Plays with Historical Context

Description | This panel will look at directing interpretations of four varied texts to explore how location, history and memory framed each production.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | David Callaghan, University of Montevallo, Paper Title: La Vie Boheme: Remembering Sites of Alphabet City c. 1990 in Staging Jonathan Larson's Rent with the Millennial Generation

Presenters | Kathleen McGeever, Northern Arizona University, Paper Title: From Ballybeg to Flagstaff:Evoking Place, History and Memory as Millennial Arizonian Seanchai, Ann Shanahan, Loyola University Chicago, Paper Title: Memory Lingers in the Place: Bodies, Space and History in Site Specific Staging of Fefu and Her Friends, Emily Rollie, Monmouth College, Paper Title: But Don't We Need a Boathouse: Remembering and Re-imagining Talley's Folly through Site-Suggestive Performance

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 1114

The Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel in Music Theatre/Dance

Description | 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.

Session Coordinators | Barrie Gelles, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Vicki Hoskins, University of Pittsburgh

Session Chair | Bryan Vandevender, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Respondent | Bud Coleman, University of Colorado Boulder

Presenters | Michelle Bernier, University of Colorado Boulder, Paper Title: "Fred Astaire's Site-Specific Choreography: High Art for the Low Art Consumer", Phoebe Rumsey, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Paper Title: "The New Choreography of Rodgers and Hammierstein's Allegro", Shiraz Biggie, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Paper Title: “Adopting to Their Own Ends: The Israeli Musicals of 1964-66 and the Changing Generation"

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 6303

There Is No Silence: Remembering the artist and hero, Marcel Marceau, in a devised work with integrated technology

Description | Remembering Marcel Marceau, artist and war hero, in a devised work with integrated technology including live motion capture and animation.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Jeanine Thompson, Ohio State University, Paper Title: Goals for the Marceau project, leading a multidisciplinary team through the collaborative process, and using motion capture in teaching.

Presenters | Alex Oliszewski, Ohio State University, Paper Title: Translations of technology for theatre, the surround training environment and projection design, Vita Berezina-Blackburn, Ohio State University, Paper Title: Integration of performance capture technologies, approaches to qualitative movement analysis, and adaptation of virtual production model from film to theatre

Hochelaga 3
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 1806

Space, Time and Critical Memory: Site and Citation as Performance

Description | This session activates the relationship between space, time and critical memory as not only themes of theatrical performance but the condition or site of its making.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Charlotte McIvor, National University of Ireland, Galway, Paper Title: Ethics and Opacity in Anu's Monto Cycle

Presenters | Alexandra Ripp, Yale University, Paper Title: National Memory on International Stages: The Reinterpretation of Site-Specificity in Guillermo Calderon's Villa and Discurso, Jennifer Goodlander, Indiana University Bloomington, Paper Title: (Re)membering Phnom Penh: The Work of Sovanna Phum

Hochelaga 4
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 6314

Curtains Up:  A Debut Panel of the American Theatre and Drama Society and Black Theater Association

Description | An emerging scholars’ panel introducing new scholarship in American and Black theatre and performance selected by juries of scholars from ATDS and BTA.

Session Coordinator (BTA) | Monica White Ndounou, Tufts University

Session Coordinator (ATDS) | Cheryl Black, University of Missouri (ATDS)

Hochelaga 6
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 6308

Beyond the Bard: Performing Heightened Language in Contemporary Plays and Texts

Description | Panel explores how actors can adapt techniques of classical rhetoric to power their speaking in today's verbally adventurous plays and texts—from Tom Stoppard to Hip Hop theatre—to SciFi television and media.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Milan Dragicevich, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Paper Title: Exploring a Play's Verbal Surface: Glittering Treasures for the Speaking Actor

Presenters | Valerie Pye, Manhattanville College, Paper Title: Unlocking Character Through Alliteration, Repetition, and Word Choice, Zach Hanks, Stephen F. Austin State University, Paper Title: Heightened Language in Popular Media: Antiheroes, Giant Robots, and Space Opera, Amy Chaffee, University of California, Los Angeles, Paper Title: How Classical Training Serves the Needs of Television and Film Scripts, Ursula Meyer, University of California, San Diego, Paper Title: Speaking the Text in New Translations of Greek Drama

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 117

Successful Planning: Envisioning a Career and a Life for Actors

Description | Most actors fail within the first five years of their careers. This panel features a discussion of ways to help students plan for the future.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Jane Brody, DePaul University, Paper Title: A Five Year Plan for Actors

Presenter | Steven Earnest, Coastal Carolina University, Paper Title: Acting in the Provinces

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2101

Remembering 2-Year Colleges: A 2-Year College Summit

Description | The challenges of 2-year colleges are unique. This round-table session is offered as a international summit for 2-year college theatre program representatives, and interested 4-year college representatives, to identify 2-year college challenges and to share strategies for meeting these challenges. All are welcome.

Session Coordinator | Bill Gillett, Carroll Community College

Presenters | Julie Lewis, Community College of Baltimore County, Emily Grigg, Spartanburg Community College, Robin Armstrong, Collin College, Ryan McKinney, Kingsborough Community College

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 1703

Building Creative Confidence within Liberal Arts Settings

Description | Discussion and utilization of David and Tom Kelley's book Creative Confidence as a springboard to situations where institutions have limited resources to make theatre.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Bernadette Hamilton-Brady, St. Mary's University, Paper Title: Building Creative Confidence within Liberal Arts Settings

Presenters | Hillary Bucs, Western New England University, Paper Title: Building Creative Confidence within Liberal Arts Settings, Valerie Clayman Pye, Manhattanville College, Paper Title: Building Creative Confidence within Liberal Arts Settings, Ed Simone, St. Bonaventure University, Paper Title: Building Creative Confidence within Liberal Arts Settings, Beth Watkins, Allegheny College, Paper Title: Building Creative Confidence within Liberal Arts Settings

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 602

Design Collaboration in New Work: Theatrical Creation through a Design Perspective

Description | The panelists discuss the relationships between designers and their collaborators in the creation and/or devising of new work in the theatre.

Session Chair | Richard St. Peter, Clemson University, Paper Title: Design collaboration in new work: theatrical creation through a design perspective

Presenters | Mei Ann Teo, Director, Paper Title: Radical Collaboration, Sarah Martin, Trinity University, Paper Title: Designer-Designer Relationship, Sara Nelson, Freelance Designer, Paper Title: Designer-Designer Relationship, Michelle Hayford, University of Dayton, Paper Title: Devising (ir)reconcilable: faith & reason, Michael Rau, Director, Paper Title: Multiple Collaborations with Designers, Sara Walsh, Designer, Paper Title: Multiple Collaborations with Designers, Melpomene Katakalos, Lehigh University, Paper Title: Radical Collaboration

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 809

Remembering Identity - Dramaturgy and Dysconscious Racism

Description | Is dysconscious racism inherent in theatre practice and education? Five panelists explore the dysconscious racism present in theatre production, playwriting, dramaturgy and education.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Teresa Stankiewicz, Freelance Playwright and Dramaturg, East Tawas, Michigan, Paper Title: Dysconscious Racism and African American Dramaturgy in Higher Education

Presenters | Michael Schwartz, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Paper Title: "The Jewish is Martyrdom": Dysconscious Racism and the Jewish Theater of Neil Simon, Susanne Shawyer, Elon University, Paper Title: Dramaturgy as Pedagogy: Dysconscious Racism in the Theatre History Classroom, Jacob Hellman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paper Title: Friends, Romani, Countrymen?: Dysconscious Racism on the Romani Stage

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 1502

Create Your Autobiographical Monologue, 1-person show, or Performance

Description | Learn how to use memories to create characters based on your life experiences. Then shape the material into many different kinds of performances.

Session Chair | Ann McDonough, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Presenters | Gai Jones, EdTA, AACT, AATE, CETA, DTASC, OACT, Americans for the Arts, SAG-AFTRA, Paper Title: Creating your Autobiographical Monologue and/or One Person Show, Catherine Frid, Playwrights Guild of Canada, Paper Title: Our Voices: Senior Selfies, Gloria Nye, Playwrights Guild of Canada, Paper Title: Our Voices: Senior Selfies, Joy Reilly, Ohio State University, Paper Title: Theatre is the New Orange: Prisoners Tell Their Stories, Monciella Elder, Past Prime Players, Inc., Paper Title: Women On Film, I See Me

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 1610

The Games We Play

Description | A workshop and discussion session that explores the practical application and theoretical underpinnings of several theatre games and exercises.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Jessie Glover, Otterbein University

Presenters | Theresa Dudeck, Chapman University, Paper Title: Johnstone's Blind Offers, Tim Good, DePauw University, Paper Title: Applied Theatre in Community Contexts, Caroline Good, DePauw University, Paper Title: Remember the Greeks? Embolding a Community through Ensemble Building

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2909 B

Con/VER/sations: Creating Theatre en Deux Langues

Description | A speakers’ series of three single panel/roundtable sessions, entitled Con/VER/sations, showcasing ATHE honorees, guest speakers, workshop or performance artists from different nations, languages or cultures who are featured at the Montréal Conference.

Moderators | Erica Stevens Abbitt, University of Windsor, Emily Rollie, Monmouth College, Lionel Walsh, Vice President for 2015 Conference, University of Windsor

Presenters | Marie Brassard, Performer, Director, Playwright, Infrarouge, Montréal, Judith Thompson, Performer, Director, Playwright, University of Guelph

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 2929

Irreverent and Gutsy: New Playwriting from Québec

Description | For the French-speaking community in Québec, theatre is a popular and well attended art form. Not only are Québec playwrights’ works performed in their home land, they are also produced abundantly in continental Europe, in the UK and Ireland, the United States and in Latin America. Québec’s playwriting, high on emotions, is characterized by freedom of invention and the omnipresence of vibrant characters. Language becomes a fertile playground that can bring theatre closer to reality or give it a poetic and playful distance. This presentation, highlighted by reading of excerpts, will be an opportunity to discover some of Québec’s playwrights that have been translated in English: Olivier Choinière, Sarah Berthiaume, Fabien Cloutier, Evelyne de la Chenelière, David Paquet, Étienne Lepage and others.

Session Chair | Lionel Walsh, Vice President for 2015 Conference, University of Windsor

Presenters | Pascale Joubert, Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) du Québec, Paul Lefebvre, Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) du Québec

2:15 pm - 5:30 pm 2919

Joan Lipkin Workshop: Beyond Boal: Broadening Your Tool Kit

Description | Devising work is an increasingly important aspect of the theatrical landscape and useful both in the classroom as another way to learn and experience subject matter as well as in creating new pieces for fuller performance. We will look at a variety of techniques to develop material for both individual class sessions as well as longer projects. This includes working with existing text, developing scenes through paired sharing of stories, wider story circles, movement work and more. We will draw from a rich variety of sources and techniques including Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, authentic movement, free write and more.

Session Coordinator | Lionel Walsh, Vice President for 2015 Conference, University of Windsor

Presenter | Joan Lipkin

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 2309

Jane Chambers Award-Winning Play Reading

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 806

Intersections and Collaborations: Dramaturg and Director Case Studies in Conversation

Description | This roundtable discussion features case studies of a variety of working models of director and dramaturg collaborations.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Carrie J Cole, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Paper Title: Dramaturg as Director: The History and the Future in 'Fahrenheit 451'

Presenters | Lars Tatom, University of South Alabama, Paper Title: The Real, The Imagined, and the Re-imagined: Mentoring Student Dramaturgs on 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' and 'Urinetown', Nadja Masura, Independent Scholar, Paper Title: Working Models at the intersection of Directing, Dramaturgy, and Community, Rob Gretta, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Paper Title: Twice Upon a Time: The Intersections of Direction and Dramaturgy for Two Productions of 'Into the Woods'

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 2203

Coloring Outside the Lines: Teaching Dialect with Improvisation

Description | Using two different dialects, participants will improvise in a variety of styles and exercises designed to aid in the truthful production of a natural-sounding dialect. Participants will leave the workshop with a series of theatre games, improvisation and exercises to use in classes as part of the dialect study process. This is a participatory workshop. No previous improvisation or dialect experience is necessary.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Kimberly Hill, Santa Clara University, Paper Title: Coloring Outside the Lines-Teaching Dialect with Improvisation

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 1003

Joint Debut Panel of the LGBTQ and WTP Focus Groups

Description | This session highlights emerging theatre scholars working in gender, feminist, queer, and sexuality studies who are presenting at ATHE for the first time.

Session Coordinators | Kareem Khubchandani, University of Texas, Austin, and Season Ellison, Northern Arizona University

Session Chair | E. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern University

Presenters | Jayme Kilburn, Cornell University, Paper Title: Performing VictimHood: The Emotional Cost of Difference, Jennifer Schmidt, Yale University, Paper Title: Giving Voice to the "Silent Sex": Two Monologues by May Isabel Fisk, Emma Squire, Miami University of Ohio, Paper Title: "America's Greatest Male Impersonator": Kitty Doner and Male Impersonation in American Vaudeville

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 2407

The Syncopated Americas: Cross-Temporalizing Inquiries

Description | This session employs textual and performance analysis and archival and ethnographic research to explore innovative methods of crafting theatre and performance historiography in the Americas.

Session Coordinator | Katherine Zien, McGill University, Paper Title: Syncopated Sovereignty: Toward a Speech-Act Theory of Treaty-Making in Early US Empire

Presenters | VK Preston, McGill/Brown, Paper Title: Baroque Relations: Dancing Syncopation, Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, University of Pittsburgh, Paper Title: Interwar Hispanophone Theatre and Theories of History, Eric Mayer-García, Louisiana State University, Paper Title: "Realism is Just Behavior:" Experimental Realism in Fornes's Translation and Staging of Cold Air"

Hochelaga 3
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 1304

New Directions and Voices on Canadian Stages

Description | Meet five theatre artists making and facilitating new work on the Canadian Stage. Experience open conversation about the process of developing new work in Canada.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Ingrid DeSanctis, James Madison University

Presenters | Alexis Diamond, Playwright, Dean Patrick Fleming, Geordie Productions, Artistic Director, Joseph Shragge, Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre, Playwright, Alexandria Haber, Playwright, Michael Mackenzie, National Theatre School of Canada, Playwright

Hochelaga 5
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 1008

Queering Our Home and Native Land: The Spatiality & Temporality of Queer Canadian Performance

Description | Considering the spatiality and temporality of queer and Native performance, this panel addresses various the ways queerness is articulated and mobilized on Canadian stages.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Laine Zisman Newman, University of Toronto, Paper Title: (Un)Mapping Queer Performance in Toronto, Canada, Scott Leydon, Northwestern University, Paper Title: Feeling Unsettled: Affect as a Tool of Decolonization in Contemporary Feminist and Queer Native Art, Peter Dickinson, Simon Fraser University, Paper Title: What a Drag, or, Performing Queer Public Memories in Canada and Québec

Hochelaga 5
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 3102

Considerations of Contract Labor: The Changing Landscapes of Academic Employment

Description | This roundtable brings together ATHE members who are presently or previously contract faculty to discuss the reality of non-tenure track positions and the ramifications for their institutions and the field at large.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Chase Bringardner, Auburn University

Presenters | Gwendolyn Alker, New York University, Karen Berman, Georgia College & State University, Rose Malague, University of Pennsylvania, Meghan Brodie, University of South Maine, Susanne Shawyer, Elon University, Angie Ahlgren, Texas A&M University

Hochelaga 6
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 1705

Study Abroad: Best Practices and Value for the Theatre Student

Description | In this session, panelists will address challenges and rewards of leading successful study abroad programs in locations like the Czech Republic, Spain, Ireland, and more.

Session Coordinator | Jamie Rogers, Texas Tech University

Presenters | Linda Donahue, Texas Tech University, Paper Title: Organizing and Leading Study Abroad Trips that Include Study of the Local History, Culture, and Art Scenes, Christine Williams, Lee University, Paper Title: Academic Tourist Traps: Engaging in Challenging Global Experiences with Our Students, Siobhan Bremer, University of Minnesota, Morris, Paper Title: Ireland Abroad, Rebecca Ballinger, Texas Tech University, Paper Title: Study Abroad from a Student Perspective: Benefits, Challenges, Opportunities, and Outcomes

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 6329

Memory as Method: The Uses and Misuses of Memory-based Sources in (Asian) Performance History

Description | This panel examines the strengths, limitations, and methods for using memory-based sources (memoirs, oral histories, retrospective essays) in the writing of performance history. While the talks all deal with Asian cases, they address methodological issues that are common to the broader field of theatre and dance history.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Emily Wilcox, University of Michigan, Paper Title: When the Archive Fails: Memories as a Strategy for Writing Suppressed Performance Histories

Presenters | Carol Sorgenfrei, University of California, Los Angeles, Paper Title: Who Do You Truest? The Limitations of Memory-Based Scholarship, Siyuan (Steven) Liu, University of British Columbia, Paper Title: Diaries, Memoirs, and Biographies: The Issue of Memory and Ideology in China's Post-1949 Dramatic Reform

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 513

Restaging Civil Rights: (Re)memory, (Re)mixing Traditions, and (Re)performance

Description | The panel considers how archival and remembered performances from and about the Civil Rights movement build historical traditions for future generations.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Le'Mil Eiland, University of Pittsburgh, Paper Title: Dragging Back Our History: Tracey Scott Wilson's The Good Negro and Civil Rights Memories in Performance

Presenter | Kashi Johnson, Lehigh University, Paper Title: "Act Like You Know: Employing Hip Hop Theatre to Create a Safe Space for Protest and Self-Expression"

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 6330

Musical Divas Across Stages and Screens

Description | Scholars from musical theatre, film, and television discuss various ways that music divas are created and how they move across various media and performance venues.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Caryl Flinn, University of Michigan, Paper Title: The Sound of Music’s Diminished Diva

Presenters | Stacy Wolf, Princeton University, Paper Title: Backstage Divas: The Passionate Attachments of After-School Musical Theatre Teachers, Kelly Kessler, DePaul University, Paper Title: How Can the Small Screen Contain Her: Television, Genre, and the Broadway Diva Onslaught

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 605

Remember Those Audiences: Tips for Marketing the Arts on Campus

Description | A compilation of innovative and best practices on how to connect, create, nurture and grow our audiences, through the panelists' experience and an open forum with attendees.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Pablo Guerra-Monje, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Associate Professor of Theatre

Presenters | Amanda Nelson, Virginia Tech, Assistant Professor, Theatre, Dale Edwards, University of Connecticut, Marketing Director, Assistant Professor Dramatic Arts

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 6342

Playing the Holocaust: Utilizing Theatre to Engage with Issues about the Holocaust and to Never Forget

Description | How can we utilize theatre to introduce the Holocaust and its relevance to modern society? Two artist scholars share staging productions and applied theatre techniques.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Cheryl Kaplan Zachariah, University of Illinois at Chicago, Paper Title: The Stasis of Status: Applied Theatre Exercises about the Holocaust

Presenter | Kaarin Johnston, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, Paper Title: How the Past Informs the Future: Understanding the Mindset of Genocide

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 711

Part 1 of 2—Montréal Directs: Active Double Session Workshop with Regionally-Based Professional Theatre Directors

Description | This double session is modeled after the successful workshops offered since 2011 by ATHE's Directing Program—active workshops with several regionally based directors working on a common script.

Session Coordinators | Ann Shanahan, Immediate Past FGR Directing Program, Loyola University Chicago, Laura MacDonald, FGR Musical Theatre and Dance Group, University of Portsmouth, Emily Rollie, Conference Planner Directing Program, Monmouth College

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 701

"Je me souviens!" Directing Memory Through Plays, Musicals, and Devising

Description | This panel features four directors examining the various facets of "memory theatre," including memory plays, memory musicals, and memory in devised theatre.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson, University of Illinois Springfield, Paper Title: Why Memory Plays?

Presenters | Siouxsie Easter, Wells College, Paper Title: Mapping Memories: Devising the Past, Anne Healy, The University of Texas Arlington, Paper Title: Musical Memory: Musical Theatre's Contribution to the Memory Play Genre, Beth Watkins, Allegheny College, Paper Title: Memory in Rehearsal, on Stage and in the Classroom

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 108

Exploration in Uniting Voice and Character through Linklater and Michael Chekhov Work

Description | Exploration of voice and character through Lecoq based neutral mask improvisation using Michael Chekhov's qualities of movement and Linklater voice work.

Session Coordinator | Lavinia Hart, Wayne State University and Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium

Presenter | Lynnae Lehfeldt, Oakland University

4:00 pm - 5:50 pm 1808

Supporting Roles in the Archive: The Historian and the Personal

Description | A paper and panel discussion implicating the historian and the archive in acts of institutional forgetting.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | David Bisaha, University of Pittsburgh, Paper Title: Well-Costumed Friendships: Millia Davenport, James Reynolds, and Robert Edmond Jones

Respondent | Amy Hughes, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Presenters | Anne Fliotsos, Purdue University, Paper Title: The Person Behind the Persona: Researching and Staging the Earhart Project, Bethany Holmstrom, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York, Paper Title: Public and Private: Lives and Labor Beyond the Archive, Jacob Juntunen, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Paper Title: Tadeusz Kantor's Uncanny Objects, my Grandmother, and Jakub Salomon: Exposing Silenced Memories of the Dead, Ariel Nereson, Vassar College, Paper Title: Looming Large in His Own Archive: A Case Study of Gentleman Jim, Barbora Prihodova, University of South Carolina, Paper Title: Re-Focusing Light: The Challenges of Interpreting Josef Svoboda's Work, Jessica Riley, University of Guelph, Paper Title: Invisible Collaborators: Tracing Developmental Dramaturgy in the Archive

Hochelaga 4
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 6336

New Play Development Workshop: Rehearsal: Part I

Description | Rehearsal for the first half of the plays selected for the New Play Development Workshop and Showcase Series.

Session Coordinator and Co-Chair | Judith Royer, Loyola Marymount University

Co-Chairs | Roger Sorensen, Brigham Young University, Ingrid DeSanctis, James Madison University

Presenters | Haley Flanders, Brigham Young University, Aisling Galvin, Loyola Marymount University

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 2405

Places of Memory: Site-Specific Performances in the Southern Cone

Description | Places of memory are the spaces where cultural memory crystallizes and secretes itself. This panel explores collective memory and site-specific performance.

Session Coordinator | Noe Montez, Tufts University, Paper Title: Will you Remember? Navigating Former Detention Sites in Post-Dictatorial Argentina

Presenters | Eric C. Heaps, Indiana University, Paper Title: My Last Word is the Penultimate 2.0: An End Just Out of Reach, Claudia Villegas-Silva, Arizona State University, Paper Title: Performing Memory on the Banks of the Mapocho, Anna White-Nockleby, Harvard University, Paper Title: The Filmic Moment: Preserving Demolition in Carindaru and Testigo de las ruins

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 6301

It Ain't Necessarily So: Rehistoricizing Racial Hierarchy and African Americans in Musicals

Description | This roundtable will unpack the politics and academic labor of forgetting and remembering the roles of racial hierarchy and African Americans in U.S. musical theatre.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Donatella Galella, University of California, Riverside, Paper Title: Black Musicals Beyond Broadway: Remembering Regional Theatres and Audiences

Session Chair | Kathryn Edney, Regis College, Paper Title: Piecing together Archival Fragments: Exploring the African American Presence in Mainstream Musicals

Presenters | Shane Breaux, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Paper Title: Leapin' Lizards, Annie's Black! A Discursive Genealogy of "The Black Musical", Eric Glover, Princeton University, Stefanie Jones, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Paper Title: "The Great Hole of History": The Politics of Remembering and Forgetting Racial Hierarchization in the Theatre, Dwayne Mann, Northwestern University, Paper Title: Singing Off Discipline: Muscial Theatre Out of Context, Janet Werther, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Paper Title: A Pivotal Ballet, a Paucity of Resources: Katherine Dunham's Southland and the Racialized, Gendered Gaps in the Concert Dance Archive

Hochelaga 3
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 1401

Has Theatre Ever Been Secular?

Description | Prompted by Latour's deconstruction of the Modern, this session examines and interrogates our assertions, assumptions, and ideologies about secularism(s) in relation to theatre and performance.

Session Coordinator | Jill Stevenson, Marymount Manhattan College

Presenters | Scott Venters, University of Washington, Katie Gough, University of Vermont, Paper Title: The Art of the Loop: Analogy, Aurality, History, Performance, Katherine Swimm, Tufts University, Paper Title: A furor of table tilting': Spiritualist Objects and Modern Anxieties, Rebecca Kastlemann, Harvard University, Paper Title: Gertrude Stein and the Modern Drama of Religion: From Four Religions* to Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, Seth Powers, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Paper Title: Art and Idolatry: Edward Gordon Craig, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and Post-Industrial' Performance

Hochelaga 4
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 804

Dramaturgy Pedagogy and Dramaturging Pedagogy: Remembering and Reconsidering Theatre in the Classroom

Description | This panel considers dramaturgy as a subject of study and as a tool for considering pedagogical methodology in theatre studies, as well as across university curriculum.

Session Coordinator | LaRonika Thomas, University of Maryland

Session Chair | Stuart Hecht, Boston College, Paper Title: Building a Theatre Curriculum via Dramaturgy

Presenters | William Palmer, University of Missouri, Columbia, Paper Title: Educating Dramaturgs Today: A Qualitative Study of Introductory Dramaturgy Courses, Bryan Moore, Concordia University, Nebraska, Paper Title: The Role and Value of Theatre Study Tours in Pedagogy and Student Development, Megan Monaghan-Rivas, Carnegie Mellon University, Paper Title: Stealth Dramaturgy: Infiltrating the Conservatory Curriculum, Nancy Kindelan, Northeastern University, Paper Title: Dramaturgy and Cross-Curricular Relationships

Hochelaga 5
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 1214

Spectacles of Refusal: Asian American Memory and Critique in Visual Culture

Description | This paper panel examines tropes of refusing, resisting, or reconfiguring visibility in the works of contemporary Asian American artists working between photography, video, and performance.

Session Coordinator | Colleen Daniher, Northwestern University, Paper Title: Gina Osterloh's Blank

Presenters | Vivian Huang, New York University and Williams College, Paper Title: Feeling Distance, Victoria Nolte, Concordia University, Paper Title: Crawling as Performative: Negotiating Embodied Citizenship in the Video Works of Jin-me Yoon, Colleen Daniher, Northwestern University, Paper Title: Gina Osterloh's Blank

Hochelaga 6
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 6354

Setting the Stage for ALL Voices: Remembering Diversity in Teaching and Production

Description | This diverse panel of liberal arts faculty will discuss experiments and action taken to confront the challenge of unwhitening college theatre classes, productions and environments.

Session Coordinator | Amy Sarno, Beloit College, Paper Title: Remembering an Unwhitened Williams or Tennessee's speaking to me?!

Presenters | John Kaufmann, Beloit College, Paper Title: The Dream of the Unwhitened Stage, Jimmy Noriega, College of Wooster, Paper Title: No Apologies: Claiming a space for Latina/o Theatre in the classroom and on the stage, Eunice Ferreira, Skidmore College, Paper Title: Recording Bias: Memory, performance and social change in an interdisciplinary, campus-wide theatre project, Amy Seham, Gustavus Adolphus College, Paper Title: Creating plays for diversity creates diversity for plays: or, how our social justice troupe made it possible to produce Hair, Catherine Ming T'ien Duffly, Reed College, Paper Title: The Ground On Which We Stand? Racial Representation in the Liberal Arts Theatre Curriculum, Kathy Privatt, Lawrence University, Paper Title: Appropriation and Selection in the Season

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 204

Forgotten Performances: Recovering Cultural Legacies of Protest in West Africa and the U.S.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Julie Burrell, Cleveland State University, Paper Title: "Black and White Unite to Fight!" Remembering the Interracial History of Civil Rights Theatre

Presenters | Abiola Fasoranti, Kwara State University, Matthew Wickey, Southern Illinois University, Paper Title: Performing Radical Protest: John Wilkes Booth and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 1505

How to Do Senior Theatre

Description | Consider the upcoming aging revolution, then discover how working with older performers might bring you the joys, challenges, and artistic rewards you crave!

Session Chair | Bonnie Vorenberg, ArtAge Senior Theatre Resource Center

Presenters | Sandy & John Laszlo, Roswell Georgia Adult Recreation Center, Paper Title: The Stages of Growth & Development of a Senior Theatre or Make it Fun & They will Come, Pat Beaven: University of Toronto Standardized Patient Program, Act Your Age Players, Paper Title: Applied Theatre: Professional Role-Playing a Good Fit for Seniors’ Life-Experience and Theatre Skills, Lois Dellar: Acting for Fun, Paper Title: Acting for Fun: Why & How to Teach Senior Theatre Classes, Monciella Elder, Past Prime Players, Paper Title: Breathing Life Into Seniors Through Theatre, Barbara Parisi, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Paper Title: “Mirrors” by Bernard Myers

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 310

Re-Examining Official Narratives of Jingju (Beijing Opera) Iconography and Reform

Description | This panel challenges official Chinese narratives of the jingju (Beijing Opera) star Mei Lanfang's iconography and the reform campaign against jingju repertory and organization.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Siyuan (Steven) Liu, University of British Columbia, Paper Title: "Still Under Our Control": The State Ownership of Jingju's Last Major Private Companies

Session Chair | David Rolston, University of Michigan

Presenters | Xing Fan, University of Toronto, Paper Title: Born at the "Sacred Headquarters of Revolution:" Reexamining the Yan'an Pingju Academy and Its Repertory, Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak, University of Hawaii, Paper Title: Mei Lanfang and "Metaphoric Imagery"

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 3208

Graduate Student Subcommittee (GSSC) Membership Meeting

Description | Come and share thoughts on this year's Graduate Student Symposium programming and offer ideas for next year. The GSSC meeting offers another chance for networking and getting involved. We will elect the incoming GSSC Co-chair. A brown bag lunch will be provided.

Session Coordinator | Roxxy Duda, GSSC

Presenter | Aoise Stratford, GSSC

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 712

Part 2 of 2 Montréal Directs: Active Double Session Workshop with Regionally Based Professional Directors

Description | Same as Part 1. Part 2 is scheduled as the session following Part 1 immediately after the "break" in the same room.

Session Coordinators | Ann Shanahan, Immediate Past FGR Directing Program, Loyola University Chicago, Laura MacDonald, FGR Musical Theatre and Dance Group, University of Portsmouth, Emily Rollie, Conference Planner Directing Program, Monmouth College

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 2002

Adapt/Translate/Appropriate Roundtable Series: Border-Crossings and Critical Transnationalism

Description | Participants consider the implications of adapting, translating, and appropriating texts and performances across national/political borders, as well as those delimiting high and low art.

Session Coordinator | Susanne Shawyer, Elon University, Paper Title: The Myth of Canadian Multiculturalism in Robert Chafe's Oil and Water and Jason Maghanoy's dust

Presenters | Rachel Blackburn, University of Kansas, Paper Title: Desire Under the Elms: Reception and the Transnational Audience of Eugene O'Neill, Alysse Rich, Independent Scholar, Paper Title: The God That Comes: Collectivity Without the Collective?, Kelsey Jacobson, University of Toronto, Paper Title: Mr. Burns: A Critical Meta-Review on Cultural Transmission, Eleanor Owicki, Texas A&M University, Paper Title: Performing Terrorism and the Gunpowder Plot in the 21st Century, Dan Venning, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Paper Title: The Musical Adaptations of Dave Malloy: Myth and Epic to Electro-pop Opera

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 1607

Practice and Process: Building a Common Language Across Diverse Cultures to Create Community

Description | Workshop will begin dialogue on developing vocabulary to map critical boundary-crossings and public engagement efforts in higher ed and cultural institutions.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Willa Taylor, Goodman Theatre

Presenters | Michael Stauffer, Wheaton College, Robert Biedrzycki, Columbia College

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 3402

Strategic Planning Open Forum

Description | This will be open forum about current strategic planning initiatives.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Patricia Ybarra, Brown University

Presenters | John Muse, University of Chicago, Geraldine Maschio, University of Kentucky, Ann Shanahan, Loyola University Chicago, Irma Mayorga, Dartmouth College

5:45 pm - 7:15 pm 113

Nurturing the Spontaneous Impulse

Description | An introduction to Ann Bogart's Viewpoints; exploring shape, gesture, architecture, spacial relationship, topography, tempo and duration.

Session Coordinator | Lynnae Lehfeldt, Oakland University

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm 3302

Journal Editors' Reception

Description | Reception for the editors of Theatre Journal and Theatre Topics as well as the authors published in the journal during the 2014-2015 year.

Session Coordinator | Soyica Colbert, Georgetown University

8:00 pm 2933

Le Théâtre du Nouveau Monde presents Trois Mousquetaires (Three Musketeers)

Description | Duels! Kisses! Abductions! Intrigues! Sword blows and twists: the breathless adventures, surprise plot twists and heroic actions will leave you breathless.

Paris, 1625. Amidst treachery between King Louis XIII, Queen Anne of Austria and Cardinal Richelieu, a young Gascon named d'Artagnan, a skilled swordsman, arrives in the capital in the hopes of becoming a musketeer. And the swashbuckling begins, romance abounds, enemies become friends—one for all and all for one—and the henchmen of the Cardinal had better watch out!

Session Coordinator | Lionel Walsh, Vice President for 2015 Conference, University of Windsor

Note | this production is in French and is an off-site event

Location | 84, Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
(1.5 miles from the hotel)
Metro (subway) Stations
On the green line | Place des Arts and St. Lawrence
On the orange line | Place d'Armes

8:30 pm 506

Graduate Student Reception

Description | Graduate Student Reception open to current BTA graduate students and students interested in the Black Theatre Association Focus Group.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Le'Mil Eiland, University of Pittsburgh

8:30 pm 3206

Graduate Student Subcommittee (GSSC) Evening Social

Description | This off-site social event provides an opportunity for grads and early career professionals to continue networking informally outside the conference. Those who have not been able to attend other GSSC events will have an opportunity to learn more about GSSC and ATHE. We will meet as a group in the lobby and go from there. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Session Coordinators | Roxxy Duda, GSCC, Aoise Stratford, GSCC

8:30 pm 1111

Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group Networking Dinner

Description | An opportunity for faculty, graduate students and musical theatre professionals to network and explore possible mentorships within the MTD membership. Individuals are responsible for their own meal and beverages.

Session Coordinator | Laura MacDonald, University of Portsmouth

Off-site Location | St Hubert Rotisserie, 100 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Complexe Desjardins RSVP at

8:30 pm 2104

Two Year College Program Dinner Out

Description | The Two Year College Program (TYCP) invites members and others interested to a dinner out to voice concerns, discuss issues, and generally enjoy a good meal at an off-site restaurant to be determined later.

Dinner will be at Mozza Restaurant. Participants will meet in the lobby at 8:15pm. You may RSVP for dinner by notifying Bill Gillett at or text (240) 605-8277

Session Coordinator | Bill Gillett, Carroll Community College

Presenters | R Scott Hengen, Montgomery College

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm 2921

8 Stops

Description | Deb Margolin is a playwright, actor, and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. She is the author of numerous plays, including Imagining Madoff, Turquoise, and Bringing the Fishermen Home, as well as 10 solo performance plays which she has toured throughout the US, the most recent of which is 8 Stops, a comedy concerning the grief of endless compassion! 8 Stops takes a long, humorous, tender look at motherhood, the suburbs, the fear of death, and the inheritability of ideas. Deb was honored with an OBIE award for Sustained Excellence of Performance and the 2005 Richard H. Broadhead Prize for teaching excellence at Yale University, where she is Associate Professor (adj.) in the undergraduate Theater Studies Program. She lives in New Jersey, which she denies.

This presentation of 8 Stops is made possible in part by the support of the University of Kansas School of the Arts.

Session Coordinator | Lionel Walsh, Vice President for 2015 Conference, University of Windsor

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