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Friday, July 31, 2015

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

Presenter | Deb Margolin

Le Grand Salon

Canadian Play Readings

Je me souviens les femmes de théâtre de Canada – I remember women theater artists from Canada A performative bilingual project: “happenings” of scenes, monologues, theatrical snippets and flashes by Canadian/Quebecois women playwrights of the 20th century. Funny, sad, tragicomic, angry, celebratory – all feminist – the scenes and monologues chosen are meant to refresh, unearth, keep alive the theater work of some of the most vibrant and provocative Canadian women playwrights of the last century and to imbue the conference spaces with their powerful spirit and voices.

Reading locations will be a surprise, so if you suddenly hear voices as you move from session to session, pause and give a listen to some of the strongest feminist voices among Canadian playwrights.

Curator/Organizer/Director | Domnica Radulescu

Friday, July 31, 2015
8:15 am | Les fées ont soif/ The Fairies are Thirsty, by Denise Boucher - bilingual scene
10:00 am | Le retour de l’âge’/ The Return of Age, by Marthe Blackburn- bilingual monologue from the collective La Nef des sorcières /The Ship of Witches
1:15 pm | Indian Princess, by Trisha Lamie - monologue
3:45 pm | Walking to Russia by Jonathan Garfinkel and Alien Creature by Linda Griffiths
5:30 pm | L’Écrivain /The Writer, by Nicole Brossard - bilingual monologue from La Nef dessorcières / The Ship of Witches
8:00 pm | Mommy, by Louisette Dussault – scene

Saturday, August 1, 2015
8:00 am | Mommy, by Louisette Dussault - scene
9:45 am | ‘da kink in my hair, by Trey Anthony - monologue
1:15 pm | I am Sad Still, by Monique Mojica
3:45 pm | Une actrice en folie/ A Mad Actress, by Luce Guilbeault - bilingual monologue from La Nef des .
5:30 pm | The Village by and with Tina Milivojevic
8:00 pm | Les fees ont soif/the Fairies are Thirsty, by Denise Boucher - bilingual scene

8:00 pm 2933

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

This is an offsite event

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!

Note | This production is in French

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

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

Off-site

Saturday, August 1, 2015

7:20 pm - 10:00 pm 1301

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

Description | The Playwrights and Creative Teams focus group presents a public staged-reading performance of the winner of the new ATHE Award for Excellence in Playwriting.

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

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

Director
Anne Healy, University of Texas at Arlington

Assistant Director
Andrew Christopher Gaupp, University of Texas, Arlington

Dramaturg
Norman A. Bert, Texas Tech University

Scenographer
Juliet Wunsch, West Chester University

Actors
Dan Burkarth, Freelance
Sheila Hickey Garvey, Southern Connecticut State University
Chelsea Prettyman, Freelance

Saint-Laurent
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm 2922

Judith Thompson Reading Her One-Woman Play, Watching Glory Die

Description | A riveting yet deeply compassionate portrait of three women inextricably linked by shared helplessness in the face of tragedy, Watching Glory Die takes a bold dramatic leap from recent news headlines in Canada to forge the kind of visceral lyricism that is the hallmark of Judith Thompson at her most powerful.

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

Presenter | Judith Thompson

Duluth

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