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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Time Session # Session Title, Presenters & Description Room
7:15 am - 7:45 am 406

ATME Morning Warm Up #3

Description | Please join us for this invigorating morning warm up—all are welcome!

Session Coordinator | Chelsea Pace, North Dakota State University

8:00 am - 9:30 am 3305

Publishing Reviews in an Academic Journal

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

Session Chair & Presenter | Ryan Claycomb, West Virginia University

Presenters | Chase Bringardner, Auburn University, Daniel Sack, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Ju Yon Kim, Harvard University

8:00 am - 9:30 am 1109

Music Theatre and Dance During Periods of Conflict

Session Coordinator | Robert Dean, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, Paper Title: Staging Allegiances: London Music Hall Revues during World War I

Presenters | Katherine Mezur, Keio University Art Centre Tokyo, Paper Title: Dancing between German and Japanese War Memories: Bara Iro Dansu the inspired butoh duet of Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo, Raf Geenens, University of Leuven, Belgium, Paper Title: The Influence of Revolutionary Russia on the Shape, Content, and Style of Bronislava Nijinska's Choreography

8:00 am - 9:30 am 2306

Women and Theatre Program (WTP) Focus Group Membership Meeting

8:00 am - 9:30 am 103

Acting Program (AP) Focus Group Membership Meeting #2

Description | Please feel warmly invited to attend our second meeting as we plan possible sessions for the upcoming conference and attend to other business.

Session Coordinator | Jeanne Leep, Edgewood College

Presenter | Siobhan Bremer, University of Minnesota, Morris

8:00 am - 9:30 am 2105

Two-Year College Program (TYCP) Focus Group Membership Meeting

8:00 am - 9:30 am 6327

LGBTQ Historical Scholarship: What Was it Like 20 Years Ago?

Description | What was it like to research and publish LGBTQ historical scholarship? How did this work 20 years ago point to the future? How did this work make a difference in the study of American theatre history?

Session Coordinator & Chair | Robert Schanke, Independent Scholar

Presenters | Kimberly Marra, University of Iowa, Jill Dolan, Princeton University, David Roman, University of Southern California, LeAnn Fields, University of Michigan Press, Stacy Wolf, Princeton University, Lisa Merrill, Hoftstra University, Bud Coleman, University of Colorado, Jennifer Jones Cavenaugh, Rollins College, Robin Bernstein, Harvard University; Daniel Raymond-Nadon, Kent State University; Sara Warner, Cornell University; James Wilson, City University of New York

8:00 am - 9:30 am 2404

Memory and Nostalgia in Latin American and Latino/a Theatre

Description | This panel will explore the significant role memory and nostalgia play in selected works from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Canada.

Session Coordinator | Gloria Waldman, York College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Paper Title: Memories of a Theatre Critic (El Diario/La Prensa, NYC; El Nuevo DÍa, Puerto Rico): Iconic Moments in Contemporary Latino/a and Latin American Theatre from the 1960s to the Present

Session Chair | Jorge Huerta, University of California, San Diego

Presenters | Tiffany Ana López, University of California, Riverside, Paper Title: Political Activism and the Processing of Traumatic Memory in Carmen Aguirre's The Trigger, Claudia Villegas-Silva, Arizona State University, Paper Title: Memories of Loss and Longing in Arístides Vargas' Theatre, Yvette Martínez-Vu, University of California, Los Angeles, Paper Title: Myth as Embodied Remembrance in Paulina Sahagun's Calavereando and Cherie Moraga's The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea, Eric Mayer-García, Louisiana State University, Paper Title: Docu-memories and Revolutionary Nostalgia in Teatro de la Esperanza's La víctima and Teatro Escambray's Ramona

Hochelaga 4
8:00 am - 9:30 am 3214

Professional Development Committee (PDC) Meeting

Session Coordinator & Chair | James Peck, Muhlenberg College

Hochelaga 5
8:00 am - 9:30 am 810

Remembering the Best and Forgetting the Rest: Training as a Dramaturg

Description | This roundtable discusses the understanding graduates remember about Dramaturgy from their program and how that may (or not) resemble their current understanding of dramaturgy.

Session Coordinator & Co-Chair | Martine Kei Green-Rogers, University of Utah

Session Co-Chair | Patrick Tuite, The Catholic University of America

Presenters | Guillaume Tourniaire, University of Washington, Natalie McCabe Tartiere, University of Missouri, Aaron Swenson, University of Utah

Hochelaga 6
8:00 am - 9:30 am 1411

Women of the Relief Society: An Ethnographic Performance Project

Description | A performance-in-process, incorporating verbatim interviews and creative non-fiction, sharing stories of women members of the YSA Branch of the LDS church in Columbia, MO.

Session Coordinator | Carrie Winship, University of Missouri

Presenters | Jennie Pardoe, University of Missouri, Alex Iben Cahill, University of Missouri

8:00 am - 9:30 am 1707

Theatre as a Liberal Art (TLA) Focus Group Membership Meeting

Description | Annual meeting for members interested in promoting the study and the teaching of theatre as a liberal art. Agenda includes: officer elections, conference and pre-conference planning.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Julia Ann Schmitt, Stetson University

Presenters | Shawna Mefferd Kelty, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Alison Frost, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Christine Williams, Lee University, Kathleen Sills, Merrimack College, John Sebestyen, Trinity Christian College, Janice Pohl, Elmhurst College, Jay Sierszyn, Wisconsin Lutheran College

8:00 am - 9:30 am 1208

Performance Studies Focus Group Membership Meeting - Part 2

Description | Please join us for the second part of our annual meeting, during which we will be discussing PSFG's current work and holding elections for the group's leadership.

Session Coordinator | Beth Hoffmann, George Mason University

8:00 am - 9:30 am 706

Directing Program (DP) Focus Group Membership Meeting #2

Session Coordinator | Lewis Magruder, Miami University

Session Chair | Emily Rollie, Monmouth College

8:00 am - 9:30 am 2211

Voice and Speech Trainers Association Membership Meeting

Description | VASTA membership meeting

Session Coordinator & Presenter | John Graham, VASTA, Drake University

8:00 am - 9:30 am 607

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

8:00 am - 9:30 am 2601

Electronic Technology Committee Meeting

Description | Annual committee meeting

Sponsoring Focus Group | Electronic Technology Committee

Session Coordinator & Chair | Patricia Herrera, University of Richmond

Presenters | Andrew Kircher, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Michael O'Hara, University of Pittsburgh, Denise R. Massman, Siena College, Kimberly Ramirez, LaGuardia Community College - City University of New York, David Saltz, University of Georgia, Stephen Schrum, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

8:00 am - 9:30 am 1801

Challenging the Nation: Tracing Performance Genealogies and Cultural Transformation

Description | This session engages theatre historiography as an act of critical memory through case studies from Ireland, Canada and Poland that challenge received genealogies of theatrical meaning.

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

Presenters | Jason King, National University of Ireland, Galway, Paper Title: Colonial Relics, Intercultural Performance, and the Transmission of Indigenous Maliseet and Irish Famine Memory Between New Brunswick and Ireland, 1825-2014, Kasia Lech, Canterbury Christ Church University, Paper Title: Rediscovering national memory through foreignization: Radoslaw Rychcik's staging of Polish Romantic drama, Siobhan O'Gorman, Trinity College, Dublin, Paper Title: The Project Arts Centre: Performance, Design and International Visual Culture

8:00 am - 9:30 am 403

ATME Focus Group Meeting #2

Description | Please join us to find out more about ATME and learn what we're up to in this conference and beyond.

Session Coordinator | Holly Cate, Muhlenberg College

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 6338

New Play Development Showcase of New Plays

Description | Showcase performance and public response to the new plays selected for ATHE's 24th Annual New Play Development Program

Session Coordinators & Co-Chairs | Judith Royer, Loyola Marymount University, Ingrid DeSanctis, James Madison University, Rodger Sorensen, Brigham Young University

Production Managers & Onsite Coordinators | Haley Flanders, Brigham Young University, Aisling Galvin, Loyola Marymount University

Showcase Respondents | David A. Crespy, University of Missouri, Columbia, Gary Garrison, Executive Director, The Creative Affairs of the Dramatists Guild

Plays and Playwrights

But…, by Deirdre Girard, Freelance   
Corn Bread with Raisins and Almonds, by Benjamin V. Marshall, Middlesex County College, New Jersey
Finding Zeus, by Jack Rushton, The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA
In Transit, by Natalie Wilson, Circle in the Square Theater School


The Issue, by Fonzie Geary, Lyon College
Mum Bett’s Minute, by Jesse Waldinger, Freelance        
The Oracle, by Steven Young, Texas Woman’s University
Sculpture Gallery, by Aoise Stratford, Cornell University


Backflash, by David Crespy, University of  Missouri, Columbia
Caveman’s Rock, by Michael Erickson, Webster University, St. Louis
To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief, by Michael Aguirre, Freelance
Sharon Andrews, Wake Forest University
Andrea Grapko, Seattle Central College and Bellevue College
Shawna Mefferd Kelty, SUNY, Plattsburgh
George Nelson, Brigham Young University
Kiara Pipino, Grand Valley State University
Pam Pepper, Lehigh University
Becky Prophet, Alfred University
Barbara Waldinger, Queens College
Linda Bannister, Loyola Marymount University
Meredith Conti, James Madison University
Robert Fieldsteel, Freelance
Jan Lewis, Wesleyan College
Julia Listengarten, University of Central Florida
Diane Merchant, Cedarville University
Fred Rubeck, Elon University
Janna Segal, Mary Baldwin College
Tali Ariav, University of Guam
Charles Erven, Loyola Marymount University
Melpomene Katakalos, Lehigh University
Sarah Martin, Trinity University
Denise R. Massman, Siena College
P. Gibson Ralph, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
Juliet Wunsch, West Chester University 
Rachel E. Blackburn, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Lisa Biggs, Michigan State University
Shelby Brewster, Ohio State University
Cindy Gendrich, Wake Forest University
Nathan Jacobs, Howard College, Texas
PeggyRae Johnson, Keene State College     
Baron Kelly, University of Louisville          
Jayme Kilburn, Cornell University
Wil Kilroy, University of Southern Maine
John E. O’Connor, Fairmont State University
Jennie Pardoe, University of Missouri, Columbia
Daniel L. Patterson, Keene State College
Leah Roy, Wake Forest University
Tom Smith, New Mexico State University
Robin Stone, Roger Williams University
Rodger Sorensen, Brigham Young University
Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson, University of Illinois, Springfield
Greg White, University of Central Oklahoma
9:45 am - 11:15 am 2102

Remembering Relationships: Two and Four Year Programs Working Together

Description | Exploring the space between college & university programs within the same regional community as a way of remembering where the student comes from and where they are going. This panel will present examples of positive working relationships between two year and four year programs focused on student success and creating theatre that reflects and impacts the community.

Session Coordinator | Layle Chambers, Doña Ana Community College

Presenter | Tom Smith, New Mexico State University

9:45 am - 11:15 am 6353

Remembering to Listen: The Relationship Between Director and Voice/Dialect Coach/Designer

Description | This roundtable discussion will explore the various ways directors and voice and dialect coaches interact, attempting to find some best practices for this collaboration.

Session Coordinator & Chair | John Graham, Drake University

Presenters | Valerie Pye, Manhattanville College, Peter Zazzali, University of Kansas, Adrianne Moore, Utah State University, Alison Matthews, Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, Amy Ginther, Vocal Context, Seoul

9:45 am - 11:15 am 2301

Balance and Reversal: Notions of Inversion, Parity, and Feminism in Production and Plays

Description | This panel explores notions of balance and reversal as they apply to theatre design, writing, audiences, and activism. Papers discuss design resources and play demands, subverting Film Noir to discuss race on stage, balance in theatre for social change exercises, and upending relationships between audience and performers.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Lisa Hall Hagen, Utah Valley University

Presenters | Kristen Rogers, Texas Tech University, Paper Title: Balance and Reversal: Requirements and Resources, Leigh Crandall, Texas Tech University, Paper Title: Balance and Reversal: Requirements and Resources, Karen Dabney, University of Colorado Boulder, Paper Title: Interactive Theatre: Flipping Expectations and Balancing Voices in Performance and Facilitation, Karen Gygli, John Carroll University, Paper Title: Out of the Shadows: Three Asian-Canadian Playwrights Confront Film Noir, Lisa Hall Hagen, Utah Valley University, Paper Title: Tipping the Scales, Audience and Performers

Hochelaga 3
9:45 am - 11:15 am 6343

Queer Futures: The Then and There of LGBTQ Theatre Scholarship

Description | Scholar-artists at the vanguard of LGBTQ Theatre studies will track changes in the field over the last twenty years, and comment on their own interventions.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Kareem Khubchandani, University of Texas, Austin

Presenters | E. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern University, Jennifer DeVere Brody, Stanford University, Brian Herrera, Princeton University, Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, University of Texas, Austin, Sean Metzger, University of California, Los Angeles, Clare Croft, University of Michigan

Hochelaga 4
9:45 am - 11:15 am 2928

2016 Conference Planners Meeting #2

Session Coordinator | Kelly Howe, Loyola University Chicago

Hochelaga 5
9:45 am - 11:15 am 6304

This Is How We Do it - Remembering Black Theatre in Canada, U.S. and Global Contexts

Description | This lively discussion will highlight Black Theatre Workshop’s staying power as the oldest Black Theatre Company in Canada.  Representatives share strategies and experiences of producing black theatre in the U.S. as compared to Canada and related international experiences.

Session Coordinator | Monica Ndounou, Tufts University

Session Chair and Respondent | Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas

Presenters | Baron Kelly, University of Louisville, Mike Payette, Assistant Artistic Director of Black Theatre Workshop, Veronda Carey, Oakton Community College, Clarence Bayne, Vice President of the Board and Founding Member of BTW, Concordia University

9:45 am - 11:15 am 2005

Adapt/Translate/Appropriate Roundtable Series: Pedagogical and Dramaturgical Innovations

Description | Educators and critics explore how adaptation, translation, and appropriation offer insight into how we make sense of theatre in the classroom and on the stage.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Jane Barnette, University of Kansas

Presenters | James McKinnon, Victoria University of Wellington, Paper Title: Mystery Play; or, "Gained in Translation": Adventures in Adaptive Dramaturgy and/as Pedagogy, Christin Essin, Vanderbilt University, Paper Title: The Pedagogical Pageant Wagon: Teaching, Translating, and Adapting the Historiography of Medieval Theatrical Practice, Johan Callens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Paper Title: Adapt-Translate-Appropriate: Drama-Film-Dance, David Marcia, Independent Scholar, Paper Title: Critical Revolutions: The Redefinition of the Absurd in Performance, Laura Lodewyck, Northwestern University, Paper Title: Greek Drama and War: Contemporary Appropriations of Ancient Texts

9:45 am - 11:15 am 211

The Stories of Our Lives: Ambiguities and Biases in Documented Memory

Description | Through an examination of documented personal memories, this panel addresses questions of historical inquiry, perceived identity, and social development.

Session Chair | Patrick Bradley, Tufts University, Paper Title: "'EVERYTHING is a Work': How Kayfabe Thrives in the Autobiographies of Professional Wrestlers"

Presenters | Jeanne Klein, University of Kansas, Paper Title: "Childhood Memories of Early U.S. Theatre", Naomi Stubbs, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York, Paper Title: "Celebrity and its Afterlife: Performance, Memory, and Textual Remains"

9:45 am - 11:15 am 3401

Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Patricia Ybarra, Brown University

Presenters | John Muse, University of Chicago, Geraldine Maschio, University of Kentucky, Ann Shanahan, Loyola University Chicago, Megan Sanborn-Jones, Brigham Young University

9:45 am - 11:15 am 606

Remember to Share: An Open Roundtable discussion about successes and challenges in the design/tech/management classroom.

Description | Designers, technicians and management instructors in an open roundtable discussion about various educational processes and challenges. Participants and everyone in attendance will briefly have the floor to share successful educational techniques, as well as solicit help with educational conundrums. The large group will then offer suggestions and feedback. The discussion will address educational issues for both liberal arts and conservatory programs.

Session Chair & Presenter | Lynne Porter, Fairfield University, Paper Title: Design Exercises for Creative Solutions

Presenters | Amanda Nelson, Virginia Tech, Assistant Professor, Paper Title: Educational Techniques to Stimulate Critical Thinking, Creative Problem Solving and Student Engagement in the Management Classroom, Denise Massman, Siena University, Paper Title: Syllabi, Assignments and Grading Rubrics for Effective Projects, Katherine Arfken, Indiana University Northwest, Paper Title: Exercises for Strong Designs, Sabrina Notarfrancisco, Connecticut College, Paper Title: Design Exercises that Minimize Students' Drawing Fears

9:45 am - 11:15 am 6332

Negotiating Memory: Remembering Empowered Female Voices across Histories and Cultures

Description | This session unfolds a trans-historical and transnational exploration of women theatre artists of European, American and Latino heritage. It focuses on the rediscovery of empowered and empowering female voices.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Domnica Radulescu, Washington and Lee University, Paper Title: Sassy and Unforgiving: Carnival, Revolution and Role Reversals in the Theater of Isabella Andreini, Aphra Behn, Olympe de Gouges and Franca Rame

Presenter | Maya Roth, Georgetown University, Paper Title: The Diseuse and the Ethnographer-Storyteller: Ruth Draper and Gabriela Pressiova, Erica Stevens Abbitt, University of Windsor, Paper Title: Transgression, Translation/Traduction, Gloria Waldman, York College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Paper Title: Garro, Casas, Falcon and Rivera: Intergenerational Theater Pioneers from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain and New York

9:45 am - 11:15 am 6319

Disrupting Musical Theatre Historiography: Feminist, Queer, Regional, and Diasporic Explorations of Identity Construction through Musical Memories

Description | This session presents new models for musical theatre historiography through four explorations of identity construction in musicals that emerge from the performance of musical memory.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Sam O'Connell, Worcester State University, Paper Title: “There's No Place Like 'Home”: Musical Memories and the Black Diaspora in The Wiz.

Presenters | Chase Bringardner, Auburn University, Paper Title: Something Amiss in Missitucky: Finian's Rainbow and Southern Musical Theatre Historiography, Michelle Dvoskin, Western Kentucky University, Paper Title: Not Your Father's Founding Fathers: Musical Theatre's Queer Rememberance of U.S. History, Laura MacDonald, University of Portsmouth, Paper Title: Show the World All the Love in Your Heart: Remembering Carole King's Beautiful Feminist History

9:45 am - 11:15 am 6310

Classculinity: Remember What Little Boys Are Made of?

Description | A combination of performance and research exploring class, religion, and the construction of masculinity.

Session Coordinator | Bill Doan, Penn State University

Presenters | Zach Sudbury, University of Kansas, Mark Lococo, Loyola University Chicago, Jeff McMahon

9:45 am - 11:15 am 1007

Post-Exposure to Relax Us: Re-Engaging HIV/AIDS Plays in the Age of PrEP

Description | Since PrEP has emerged as a viable HIV prevention strategy, the media has suggested that gay men are now at risk of forgetting the legacy of AIDS. This panel asks: Why is the gay community simultaneously remembering and forgetting HIV?

Session Coordinator | Stephen Low, Cornell University

Presenters | David Roman, University of Southern California, Paul Halferty, Damien Atkins

9:45 am - 11:15 am 122

Total Recall: Improvisational Techniques and the Call Back Workshop

Description | This interactive workshop will present a series of approaches to the developing field of improv performance with a focus on the technique of call back.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Jeanne Leep, Edgewood College, Paper Title: GO: Working with Memories and Improvisational Monologues in Performance

Presenters | Amy Seham, Gustavus Adolphus College, Paper Title: Memories in Memories Out, Hillary Haft Bucs, Western New England University, Paper Title: Free Form Warm Ups Games Using the Technique of Layering through Callbacks, Matt Fotis, Albright College, Paper Title: The Three Pulls, Will Kilroy, University of Southern Maine, Paper Title: Call-backs during the Callback

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 6369

Women, Religion, and Political Performance: The contested memory of conflict

Description | By recalling and reframing the contested past, female writers and performers have challenged mainstream narratives through an exploration of gender, religion, and politics in theatre.

Session Coordinator | Megan Stahl, Tufts University, Paper Title: "I am the body that takes the experience": Collective Memory and Identity in Heather Raffo's 9 Parts of Desire

Presenters | Thomas Fish, McGill University, Paper Title: Lyke a Virgin and the Armed Knight: Gender Paradox in the Performance of Early Modern Female Martyrdom, Michael Lueger, Northeastern University, Paper Title: Anti-Theatricality in the Plays of Mercy Otis Warren and Her Contemporaries, Fiona Coffey, University of Hartford, Paper Title: Sectarian Politics and Gender in the JustUs Community Theatre Company, Virginia Anderson, Connecticut College, Paper Title: Remembering Women in the History of Broadway Theatre and the AIDS Epidemic

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 702

Ata` fa` gheall ag E`irinn: Remembering Nationhood, Family, and Revolution as Twenty-First Century Seanchai`

Description | This panel remembers nationhood, revolution, massacre and family with twenty-first century seanchai` reclaiming, and retelling stories for a new age..

Session Chair | David Callaghan, The University of Montevallo

Presenters | Kathleen McGeever, Northern Arizona University, Paper Title: Beidh muid ag cuimhneamh: We Shall remember Grand Aunt Maryanne as Big Maggie in Keane's Familial Tale, Ruth Pe Palileo, Independent Scholar, Paper Title: Remembering Massacres in Miniature: Portraying the Battles of the Boyne and Balangiga on Stage, Thomas Costello, State University of New York, Dutchess Community College, Paper Title: Behind O'Neill's Elms: How Ancestral Memory and Appropriation Fueled Eugene O'Neill's DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 1006

Looking Back to Go Forward: Nostalgia and Queering the Retro-Future

Description | Aliens! Drag Queens! Nostalgia! This panel examines queer nostalgic performances to discuss the role of memory in constructing queer communities and exploring queer futures.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Nicole Eschen, California State University, Northridge, Paper Title: Attack of the Killer Queens: Drag, Camp, and '50s Science Fiction Nostalgia

Presenters | Alexandra Apolloni, University of California, Los Angeles, Paper Title: Please don't worry, this is the space age: Adventures in the B-52s' Queer Retro-Future, Sam Baltimore, Towson University, Paper Title: Not only backward but sideways: queer nostalgia and Orientalism in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Hochelaga 3
11:30 am - 1:00 pm 210

The Progressive Era and the Progressive Stage 1890-1920

Description | This panel proposes to explore the ambiguities and contradictions that functioned as fodder for creative energies in the overlapping venues of Broadway, vaudeville, and immigrant theaters during the Progressive Era in the United States. What did they contribute in terms of changing epistemological and ideological definitions of class and poverty, ethnicity and nativism, gender and sexuality, temperance and intemperance, and literature and leisure during this period of extreme paradigm shifts?

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Rick DesRochers, Long Island University Post, Paper Title: Dumkophs, Delinquents, and Incorrigibles: Social Control, the School Act, and the American Myth of Success During the Progressive Era

Presenter | Stuart Hecht, Boston College, Paper Title: From Z to A: Emile Zola, Jane Addams and the Actualization of Progressivism as Theatrical Modernism, Max Shulman, Tufts University, Paper Title: From Oriental to Existential: The Opium Den Play and Defining American Addiction, Megan Geigner, Northwestern University, Paper Title: Chicago's Columbus Day in the Progressive Era: Immigrant Performances of American Patriotism

Hochelaga 4
11:30 am - 1:00 pm 312

Staging the Past, the Present, and the Future: Theatre as Cultural Memories

Description | The four papers in this panel examine theatre in constructing domestic, diasporic, and cross-national cultural memories in our retrospection, for our presence, and into our future.

Session Coordinator | Xing Fan, University of Toronto

Presenters | Youngji Jeon, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Paper Title: Staging the World for the Nation: Theatre of Early Korean Immigrants in California with Global Outlooks in the 1910s, Sissi Liu, City University of New York, Paper Title: Jingju Wreaking Havoc in Heaven and the Discrepancy in Transnational Cultural Memories, Kaijun Chen, Columbia University, Paper Title: Ecological Flashback: The Memory Spaces as Nostalgic Ethnography in Nick Yu's Fisherman (2013), Wei-Chih Wang, Penn State University, Paper Title: Taiwan Silhouetted--Social Movement and Its Theatrical Double

Hochelaga 6
11:30 am - 1:00 pm 6341

Past as Prologue: Embodying Sociocultural Memory in Actor and Director Training

Description | This session presents interactive techniques and strategies for balancing artistic practice and sociocultural history in the context of undergraduate acting and directing courses.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Peter Zazzali, University of Kansas, Paper Title: Acting Modern US Drama: An Integrated Pedagogy Steeped in Sociocultural History and Artistic Praxis

Presenters | Boone Hopkins, Converse College, Paper Title: Tis in my memory lock'd, and you yourself shall keep the key of it: Collective Memory Mapping through Directing Exercises, Wendy Dann, Ithaca College, Paper Title: Leaving Story Behind: Reordering Aristotle's Elements in the Directing Classroom, Chrystyna Dail, Ithaca College, Paper Title: Proto-Performance as Pedagogy: Creating Activist Performance in the Classroom

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 1807

Supporting Roles in the Archive: Forgotten Figures

Description | A paper session and panel discussion featuring historical figures on the sidelines of history: actors, educators, theatre technicians and public intellectuals.

Session Coordinator | David Bisaha, University of Pittsburgh

Presenters | Michelle Granshaw, University of Pittsburgh, Anna Harb, City University of New York, Paper Title: An Educator Travels: Theatre and Pedagogy in the Interwar Period, Christiana Harkulich, University of Pittsburgh, Paper Title: Buried Next to the Star: Sally Mercer and the Invisibility of the Dresser in Nineteenth Century Theatre, Beck Holden, Tufts University, Paper Title: Alex Rogers and Bert Williams' Promptbook: A Friendship Hidden in the Archive, Les Hunter, Baldwin Wallace University, Paper Title: Louis Wolheim and the Ghost of the Cinematic Real in The Hairy Ape, Eva Miranda, University of the State of Amazonas, Paper Title: Silly Girl: Oneyda Alvarenga and the Sensibility that Saved the Brazilian Folklore, Joseph Sokalski, McMaster University, Paper Title: Nelson Waldron: Master Stage Machinist of the Nineteenth-Century Theatre

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 6317

Directing and Devising New Works: Theatre as Activism, Community, and Social Justice

Description | Four directors examine the strategies and processes they use to devise and stage new works that address issues of social justice and community.

Session Coordinator | Jimmy Noriega, The College of Wooster, Paper Title: Directing and Touring Women of Ciudad Juárez: Teatro Travieso and the Role of the Collective in Performance as Social Change

Session Chair | Tamara Underiner, Arizona State University

Presenters | Sonja Kuftinec, University of Minnesota, Joan Lipkin, That Uppity Theater Company, Paper Title: Let's talk about Sex, Baby: Empowering Student Perspectives Across Disciplines in an Original Campus Production, Daniel - Raymond Nadon, Kent State University, Paper Title: Using Theatre Productions to Merge Deaf/Deaf and Hearing Populations at Kent State University, Evelyn Cruz, University of San Diego, Paper Title: Dreaming THEatre and commUNITY: Crossing Imaginary Borders for Creating Theatre as a Collective

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 2406

Places of Memory: Site-Specific Performances in the United States

Description | Places of memory are the spaces where cultural memory crystalizes and secretes itself. This panel explores collective memory and site-specific performances across the United States.

Session Coordinator | Noe Montez, Tufts University

Presenters | Courtney Elkin Mohler, Santa Clara University, Paper Title: Unpacking Ramona, Guillermo Aviles-Rodriguez, California State University, Northridge, Paper Title: Remembrance, Resilience, and Rebellion: The Black, Brown, and Immigrant Legacy of the Watts Towers, Trevor Boffone, University of Houston, Paper Title: Real Women Have Archives: Memory, Neglect and Performance in the Josefina Lopez Archive

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 6307

Adjunct Labor Round Table

Description | This is a brainstorming session for helping ATHE meet the needs of continegent/adjunct faculty members in the association and in the field more broadly. Bring your ideas!

Session Coordinator | Patricia Ybarra, Brown University

Session Chair | John Muse, University of Chicago

Presenters | Chase Bringardner, Auburn University, Megan Sanborn Jones, Brigham Young University, Alicia Tafoya, Our Lady of the Lake University, Northwest Vista College

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 1212

Remembering, Differently, Toward a Liveable Present

Description | This group of papers addresses struggles over appropriated histories, both real and imagined, where such struggles have immediate and urgent consequences in the negotiation of a precarious present.

Session Coordinator | Beth Hoffman, George Mason University

Presenters | Margaret Lebron, Northwestern University, Paper Title: "Once a Soldier, Always a Soldier": Performance, Memory, and U.S. Veterans, Joshua Williams, University of California, Berkeley, Paper Title: Julius Nyerere, Ebrahim Hussein, and the (Anti-)Politics of the Uncanny, Karin Shankar, University of California, Berkeley, Paper Title: Memory of the Image: "Witnessing Inwards" in Amar Kanwar's Films

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 120

The Words Spoken: Verbatim on Stage and in the Classroom

Description | This interactive workshop offers participants tools for incorporating interviews, correspondence and other "precisely remembered" texts into devising work, documentary theatre and actor training.

Session Coordinator | John Kaufmann, Beloit College, Paper Title: The Words Spoken: Verbatim on Stage and in the Classroom

Presenters | Libby Ricardo, Independent Scholar, Paper Title: Remembering our Soldiers: Exploring the Past through Performative Interpretation of Letters from the Marine Corps, George Pate, University of South Carolina Beaufort, Paper Title: Remembering our Soldiers: Exploring the Past through Performative Interpretation of Letters from the Marine Corps

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 1507

Performance Storytelling: Meet the GeriActors and Friends

Description | Learn how to take participants through playfulness, collaborative improvisation, and play development presented by an intergenerational theatre company, now in its 13th year.

Session Chair | Vrenia Ivonoffski, Ryerson University - Act II Studio

Presenter | Dave Barnet, University of Alberta, Paper Title: Playfulness, Improvisation and Play Development


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