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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Time Session # Session Title, Presenters & Description Room
7:30 am - 12:00 pm 2013

Theory in Practice: A Pre-conference Workshop

8:00 am - 12:00 pm 315 & 316


Gatineau & Hochelaga 6
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1216 B

Vital Memories

8:00 am - 4:00 pm 2930

Border Crossings: The Art and Theory of Contemporary Circus

Description | A panel discussion followed by guided tours of Montréal’s circus facilities: Cité des Arts du Cirque, The National Circus School (l’École Nationale de Cirque), Cirque du Soleil, and TOHU

With Québec at the center of the circus renaissance, the Montréal setting of ATHE 2015 provides an ideal opportunity to open a much-needed discussion: how might we begin to integrate circus studies into theatre and performance studies - and to what end?

Contemporary circus arts are undergoing a period of tremendous growth and transformation – and the borders between circus and other forms of performance are becoming ever more porous. Since the seventies, “contemporary circus” practices have been moving ever closer to the dramaturgies and thematic concerns of theatre - just at a time when western theatre is experiencing a seemingly ever-more pronounced shift toward the post-dramatic and the trans-disciplinary.

Theatre has long felt the influence of the circus: from Meyerhold, Copeau, Brecht and Kantor, to Mnouchkine, Wilson, Dodin and LePage - naming but a few - circus arts, acrobatics and clowning have exerted a powerful influence on the development of European and North American theatricalist and physical theatre lineages. This same influence is palpable in modern drama, from the Russian symbolists and futurists (eg, Blok, Andreyev, Mayakovsky) to the absurdists (eg, Kharms, Beckett, Ionesco). And arguably, the growth of devised physical theatre in the contemporary period has opened the way to a new wave of circus influence.

This pre-conference workshop commences with a panel discussion on the evolutions of trans-disciplinarity in European and North American circus, emphasizing recent developments in contemporary circus aesthetics—and attendant scholarship—in Québec, Canada, the US, and Mexico. Following the panel, participants will be taken to the Cité des Arts du Cirque, to tour of some of Montréal’s richest circus facilities, with presentations on site by experts in the field: l’École Nationale de Cirque (National Circus School), Cirque du Soleil, and TOHU.

A light breakfast will be served prior to the morning session; lunch will be provided under an outdoor tent at TOHU.

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Session Coordinator | Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva, Bowdoin University

8:30 am - 9:30 am 3207

Graduate Student Subcommittee (GSSC) Meet and Greet

Description | A great opportunity for graduate students and early professionals to gather and socialize, this casual but informative session aims to introduce attendees to ATHE and each other.

Session Chair | Roxxy Duda, University of Colorado Boulder, Aoise Stratford, Cornell University

Hochelaga 3
8:30 am - 12:00 pm 2911

Governing Council and Focus Group Representatives Meeting

Session Coordinator | Henry Bial, University of Kansas

8:30 am - 1:00 pm 3205

ATHE Leadership Institute® Workshop

Session Coordinator | Barbara O. Korner, Penn State University

8:30 am - 1:00 pm 811

A Meal to Remember: The Dramaturgy of Dining - Flavours and Aromas of Old Montréal Walking Tour

Description | Participants in this walking food tour will experience "the delicious cultural and historic culinary charms of the oldest district of Montréal." A professional tour guide will share Montréal's history, while shops provide tastings along the way.

Offsite in Old Montréal
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 6334

New Play Development Workshop and ATHE Award for Excellence in Playwriting Winner Development Workshop/Staged Reading – Orientation and First Rehearsals

Description | Orientation and meetings for New Play Development Workshop and ATHE Excellence in Playwriting Award Reading participants: program overviews, finalizing casting and team working sessions.

Co-Chair | Judith Royer, Loyola Marymount University, Daniel L. Patterson, Keene State College, Ingrid DeSanctis, James Madison University, Rodger Sorensen, Brigham Young University

Presenters and Program Coordinators | Ingrid DeSanctis, James Madison University, Haley Flanders, Brigham Young University, Aisling Galvin, Loyola Marymount University, Daniel L. Patterson, Keene State College, Judith Royer, Loyola Marymount University, Rodger Sorensen, Brigham Young University

Le Grand Salon and Marquette
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 124

Best Practices in Auditioning & Casting

9:00 am - 5:00 pm 3006

Award Winners Interviews

9:30 am - 11: 15 am 3209

Teaching and The Job Market

Description | Join teacher/scholar/artists for a panel discussion about honing teaching skills as a graduate student and then applying those skills on the job market.

Session Chair | Aoise Stratford, Cornell University

Hochelaga 3
11:15 am - 1:00 pm 3213

Work/Life Balance in Academic Theatre

Description | Hear from and speak with panelists whose varied perspectives and experiences will begin a conversation about work/life balance for grads and early career professionals.

Session Chair | Roxxy Duda, University of Colorado Boulder

Hochelaga 3
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 105 A

Adjudicated Acting Exercises Debut Session

Description | Acting teachers will introduce new or adapted/researched acting exercises that have been selected for presentation. Attendees may observe and/or participate in these exercises.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Lesley Ann Timlick, Florida International University

Respondents | Maria Cominis Glaudini, California State University, Fullerton, Cynthia Ashpeger, Ryerson University, Canada,

Presenter | Caroline Good, DePauw University, Susan Pfeffer, University of Nevada, Reno, Paper Title: Eye See, Eye See, Eric Zivot, Rollins College, Paper Title: Prime Emotions: The Triune Method, Kyra Jackson, Arizona State University, Paper Title: Shaking Out The Spine, Joan Bruemmer Holden, Naropa University, Paper Title: Acting in the Spaces Between, Michael Yawney, Florida International University

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1602

Borrowing Sugar: Neighbors, Ethics, and Artistry

Description | This session examines alternate ethical and artistic practices while interrogating the rhetoric of process versus product in theatre for and with communities.

Session Coordinator | Cortney McEniry, University of Texas, Austin, Paper Title: Artist as Neighbor: Ethics and Artistry in Community-based Performance

Presenters | Gabrielle Randle, University of Texas, Austin, Paper Title: Nourishment through Performativity: Performance Practice as Fuel for Social Change, Spring Snyder, University of Texas, Austin, Paper Title: The Fog Inside: Facilitating the Sociological Imagination

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 3101

Conference Orientation: How to Get the Most out of ATHE and this Conference!

Session Coordinator | Chase Bringardner, Auburn University

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2302

Fantasy Feminisms: Remembering and Reimagining Feminist Pedagogies

Description | Roundtable discussion in which participants reflect on successes or failures of feminist pedagogy in the theatre classroom.

Session Co-Chairs | Jessica Del Vecchio, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Catherine Young, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Respondent | Jill Dolan, Princeton University

Participants | Anna Andes, Susquehanna University, Paper Title: Discovering Feminist Theory in the Classroom: Damseling and De-damseling, Jessica Silsby Brater, University of New Haven, Paper Title: At the Foot of the Mountain is the Tip of the Iceberg, Donatella Galella, The University of California, Riverside, Paper Title: Theatre of Color for colored girls, Emily Klein, Saint Mary’s College of CA, Paper Title: A Syllabus Full of 'Angry Women', Amy Sarno, Beloit College, Paper Title: They Discovered 'Woman': Examining Orientalism for EraseHER!, Jennifer Thompson, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Paper Title: Reimagining the Open Scene: Ambiguity and Feminist Pedagogy

Hochelaga 3
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 303

Anthologizing Modern Japanese Drama: Asian Theatre Journal Lecture with Cody Poulton

Description | Renowned modern Japanese theatre scholar Cody Poulton reviews his two major projects: A Beggar's Art and The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Siyuan Liu, University of British Columbia

Presenter | Cody Poulton, University of Victoria, Anthologizing Modern Japanese Drama

Hochelaga 4
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 3215

Chairs and Deans Subcommittee Meeting

Description | This forum provides an opportunity for Chairs and Deans to discuss issues related to academic and artistic leadership and administration. Past topics have included tenure and promotion, assessment, budgetary planning and management, curricular change, and the growth of adjunct labor.

Session Coordinator & Chair | James Peck, Muhlenberg College

Hochelaga 5
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 212

Theatre, Pedagogy, Memory

Description | This panel speaks to theatre pedagogy's capacity as a context not only for artistic training, but also the preservation of cultural memory. Papers address the role of multiple theatre cultures in Canadian actor training, the possibility of embodying and preserving cultural memory via theatre pedagogy in the history of Native American boarding schools such as Haskell, and the performance of cultural memory through witnessing objects in response to Canada's abusive Indigenous residential schools.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Sheila Rabillard, University of Victoria, Canada, Paper Title: The Witness Blanket: Objects, Memories, Performance

Presenters | Paula Sperdakos, University of Toronto, Paper Title: From MO-ME-ME-MO to Emotion Memory: Remembering Performance Training in Montréal in the 1950s and 1960s, Chandra Hopkins, Converse College, Paper Title: Respect, Rights, and Responsibility: Theatre and the Preservation of Memory at Haskell Indian Nations University

Hochelaga 6
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2004

Adapt/Translate/Appropriate Roundtable Series: Historical Case Studies

Description | Scholars examine the uses of and problems with historical case studies of adaptation, translation, and appropriation, ranging from the ancient to the contemporary era.

Session Coordinator | Leah Lowe, Vanderbilt University, Paper Title: Charisma, Performance, and Belief: A Nineteenth Century Case Study

Presenters | Will Shuler, Royal Holloway University of London, Paper Title: Dionysus Superstar, Alice Hofgren, University of Kansas, Paper Title: Sorceresses or Saints? Feminist Theatrical Appropriation of Sinful Wome, Daniel Ciba, Tufts University, Paper Title: "Monsters turned to a manly shape": The Echoes of Tamburlaine in When Queens Collide, Vivian Appler, University of Pittsburgh, Paper Title: Astrology, Astronomy, Albumazar!, Rebecca Thornberry, University of Wisconsin, Marinette, Paper Title: Acts of Adaptation: Minnie Maddern Fiske Plays Tess of the D'urbervilles and Becky Sharp

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1205

Je me souviens (de quoi?): Acts of Re-membering, Memorializing, and Forgetting

Description | This panel explores the fissures and ruptures that performances create through acts of erasure and disappearance. Subjects include national mythopoeia, mass hysteria, and Shakespearean memory.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Raimondo Genna, University of South Dakota, Paper Title: "Not-So-Empty Sky: Traumatic Memorials, Regenerative Monuments, and 9/11."

Presenters | Julie Burelle, University of California, San Diego, Paper Title: "Neptune Redux: Remembering the (First) Nation(s) in Alexis Marin's Invention du Chauffage Central en Nouvelle France., Beth Hoffmann, George Mason University, Paper Title: "But I remember now I am in this earthly world: Macbeth remains in Punchdrunk's Sleep No More and National Theatre of Scotland's Dunsinane, Megan Shea, New York University, Paper Title: Re-membering Le Roy: Before Hysteria Hit.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1709

Improving TLA’s Outreach to Graduation Students and Emerging Scholars: A Brainstorming Session

Description | This session offers TLA members (and other members of ATHE interested in TLA) an opportunity to discuss different strategies that we might employ to try to increase graduate student involvement in TLA.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Julia Ann Schmitt, Stetson University, Strategies for Improved Mentorship

Presenters | Julia Ann Schmitt, Stetson University, Paper Title: Strategies for Improved Mentorship, Christine Williams, Lee University, Paper Title: Strategies for Improved Mentorship

Panelist | Carrie Klypchak, Texas A&M University Commerce, Paper Title: Graduate Student Engagement with Theatre as a Liberal Art

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1722

Approaching Content Warnings: On the Stage, In the Classroom, and in the Broader Campus Community

Description | Theatre provides opportunities for conversation and emotional reactions. What is our responsibility as educators, artists, to the art? How to negotiate tensions between memory and immediacy?

Session Coordinator & Chair | Jennifer Thomas, St. Lawrence University

Presenters | Stephen Rupsch, St. Norbert College, Paper Title: Sarah Kane and Undergraduates: A recollection of directing 4.48 Psychosis, Robert Vrtis, Luther College, Paper Title: Approaching One Another: Dynamics in the Acting Classroom

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1408

Stigma(ta): Marks of Memory and Performances of Perception

Description | Taking the phenomenon of stigmata as an organizing metaphor for understanding relationships between memory and the body, panelists explore a range of activities to investigate how the politics of stigma affect a variety of bodies—individual, organizational, and school. How do performances navigate pejorative memories or associations? Are there instances of transcendence when one acts with the marks of negative reputations? How does stigma impact or affect a body's interaction with memory?

Session Coordinator | Allan Davis, University of Maryland, College Park, Paper Title: We are Not a Church Group: The Pittsburgh Drama League's Declaration of Autonomy and Secular Identity

Panel Chair | Zach Sudbury, University of Kansas

Presenters | Michelle Hayford, University of Dayton, Paper Title: (ir)reconcilable: faith & reason: Reflections on a Devised Production, Brittany Proudfoot-Ginder, Paper Title: When Performance Produces Stigma: Navigating the Politics of Misogyny in Role-Playing Games, University of Maryland, College Park

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 805

I Remember. . . Working as a Woman in Dramaturgy

Description | This roundtable session gathers practicing female dramaturgs and instructors of dramaturgy to share their experiences as women working in the field of dramaturgy.

Session Coordinator | William Palmer, University of Missouri, Columbia

Moderator | Laura Farrell-Wortman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Presenters | Anne Fletcher, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Martine Kei Green-Rogers, University of Utah, Heather Helinsky, Freelance Dramaturg, Kae Koger, University of Oklahoma, Karen Jean Martinson, Chicago State University, Jules Odendahl-James, Manbites Dog Theater; Ladies of the Triangle Theater, Magda Romanska, Emerson College, Janine Sobeck, Brigham Young University

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1805

Remembering Through the Archive: A Graduate Student Theatre History Discussion

Description | Short papers and a longer discussion to follow will consider how various archives remember or aid in remembrance for graduate student researchers.

Session Coordinator | Megan Geigner, Northwestern University

Presenters | Shelby Brewster, The Ohio State University, Sebastian Samur, University of Toronto, Ira Murfin, Northwestern University, Alex Cahill, University of Missouri, Trevor Boffone, University of Houston, Doug Reside, Billy Rose Theatre Division for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 509

Remembering Archetypes in Shondaland: Shonda Rhimes, Performance, and Identity Politics

Description | Our panel explores the politics of Shondaland where marginalized experiences like Black womanhood and queer identities shift from the performance margins into center focus.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Tabitha Chester, Denison University

Presenters | Le'Mil Eiland, University of Pittsburgh, Karen Bowdre, Independent Scholar, Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas, Tiffany Trent, Arizona State University

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 708

Memory and Devising

Description | This panel expands on unique and diverse directorial approaches to the use of memory in devised processes.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Nitza Tenenblat, University of Brasilia, Paper Title: (Re)creating Memory & Dream for the city of Brasilia in Paralelo 15

Presenters | Michael Rau, Professional Freelance Director, Paper Title: Devising Opera at New York University: using American Cultural Memory to Connect Students to 19th Century German Lieder, Karen Dabney, University of Colorado, Boulder, Paper Title: Memory, Family Tree and Discovery Solo Work, Christine Dunford, University of Illinois at Chicago, Paper Title: Memory Ensemble at Northwerstern's Alzheimer's Disease Center: Facilitating Creation with only Limited or Fading Access to Memory

1:30 pm - 4:45 pm 2932

Workshop: Creation

Presenter | Manon Beaudoin

Description | Bringing years of experience in artistic creation for companies such as Cirque du Soleil and on projects such as Michael Jackson’s final video, Manon Beaudoin has created a unique approach to creating works starting from a blank page. Participants will learn to use various tools, including the exploration of body qualities, music as a script, emotional journey, and a narrative space created with elements found in the room. Working in small groups, participants will learn to use the structure of music to drive the progression of a scene. Each group will receive private coaching, guiding them to a deeper exploration to the piece they are creating. The workshop will conclude with a sharing of the work generated by the participants, followed by a discussion about the process.

1:30 pm - 4:45 pm 2926

2016 Conference Committee Meeting

Session Coordinator | Kelly Howe, Loyola University Chicago

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 105 B

Adjudicated Acting Exercises Debut Session

Description | Acting teachers will introduce new or adapted/researched acting exercises that have been selected for presentation. Attendees may observe and/or participate in these exercises.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Lesley Ann Timlick, Florida International University

Respondents | Maria Cominis Glaudini, California State University, Fullerton, Cynthia Ashpeger, Ryerson University, Canada,

Presenter | Caroline Good, DePauw University, Susan Pfeffer, University of Nevada, Reno, Paper Title: Eye See, Eye See, Eric Zivot, Rollins College, Paper Title: Prime Emotions: The Triune Method, Kyra Jackson, Arizona State University, Paper Title: Shaking Out The Spine, Joan Bruemmer Holden, Naropa University, Paper Title: Acting in the Spaces Between, Michael Yawney, Florida International University

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 803

Dramaturgy Debut Panel

Description | This session presents emerging dramaturgs and their recent professional and/or academic projects. They are selected through a competitive process that is adjudicated by professional dramaturgs/literary managers in the Americas. Participants are presented with a one-year free membership to Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Cynthia SoRelle, McLennan College and Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas

Presenters | Andrea Anderson, Texas Tech University, Paper Title: “Passion/Dispassion: Weaving Historical Fact and Theatrical Fiction in Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, or the vibrator play,” Alison Bowie, Associate Dramaturg, SpiderWebShow and PhD student, Concordia University, Montréal, Paper Title: “Digital Dramaturgy: Mapping, Situating and Contextualizing Canadian Theatre Practices through the SpiderWebShow Project,” Sylvie Di Leonardo, University of Guelph and BFA, York University, Paper Title: “Slomka and Flaubert: a Boy and his Fish and the Fluidity of Roles in Devised Theatre”

Adjudicators | Brian Quirt, Artistic Director, Paper Title: Nightswimming Theatre, Toronto and Chair, Board of Directors, LMDA, Cynthia M. SoRelle, Chair, Board of Directors, LMDA, 2009-2015

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 3303

Publishing a Book with an Academic Press

Description | This session will bring together series editors from academic presses to discusses publishing book-length projects in the twenty-first century.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Soyica Colbert, Georgetown University

Presenters | Robin Bernstein, Harvard University, Brian Herrera, Princeton University, Stephanie Batiste, University of California, Santa Barbara, Heather Nathans, Tufts University, Tracy Davis, Northwestern University

Hochelaga 3
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 1702

Breaking the Boundaries: Theatre for Exceptional Needs Participants

Description | Embracing the unique nature of theatre as a liberal art, this panel will present research from 4 different projects utilizing theatre for participants who have exceptional needs.

Session Coordinator | Christine Williams, Lee University, Paper Title: Acting from the Heart: The Trousdale School Acting Experience

Presenters | Carrie Ameling, Limestone College, Paper Title: An Artistically/Austically Beautiful Spectrum: Discovering Empathy with the Autistic Actor, Jennifer Suppo, Seton Hill University, Paper Title: Collaboration in Education, Tamara Swank, Seton Hill University, Paper Title: Collaboration in Education, Kellee Van Aken, Seton Hill University, Paper Title: Collaboration in Education, Dionne O'Dell, Michigan State University, Paper Title: Breaking the 4th Wall

Hochelaga 4
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 1302

Best Practices: Ideas, Exercises and Approaches for a Beginning Playwriting Course

Description | Representatives from various university and college programs will each share one successful exercise or approach they use in their beginning playwriting class.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Tom Smith, New Mexico State University

Presenters | Amy Seham, Gustavus Adolphus College, Fonzie Geary, Lyon College, Teresa Givens Stankiewicz, Independent Playwright and Dramaturge, Dennis Schebetta, University of Pittsburgh, Daniel L. Patterson, Keene State College

Hochelaga 5
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 1605

I Remember this Place Too: Site-Specific Performance and Performing Community Memory

Description | This second panel also examines how people and places, dreams and memories, past and future are tied together in a complex tapestry of human experience.

Session Coordinator | Nadja Masura, Virtual Performance Collective

Presenters | Guillermo Aviles-Rodriguez, California State University, Northridge, CA, Paper Title: Towards a Moving Theatre: The Emergency of Transit-Oriented, Site-Specific Theatre and Performance in Los Angeles, Coya Paz, DePaul University, Paper Title: Attack of the Mutant Chihuahuas! And Other Magical Happenings Around Town, Steve Luber, Connecticut College, Paper Title: the aesthetics and logistics of site-specific performance, Charissa Menefee, Iowa State University, Paper Title: Writing as Performance: Place and Community at Iowa State's Public Art Collection

Hochelaga 6
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 309

Performing Asian Bodies: Festivals and Theatre in France, Britain, and China

Description | Examination of globally circulated Asian bodies and motifs have featured prominently in international festivals since the nineteenth century in France, Britain, and China.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Presenter | Alexa Huang, George Washington University, Paper Title: Performing Asia in Britain: The Politics of Festivals and Touring Theatre

Presenters | Liana Chen, George Washington University, Paper Title: A Chinese Giant's Global Journey, Jiayun Zhuang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Paper Title: Wuzhen Theatre Festival: The Theatrical and Tourist Spectacles Open to Glocal Gaze?, Shih-lung Lo, Reseau Asie et Pacifique, CNRS, France, Paper Title: The Journey of Tian Axi: A Survey of His Chinese Performances in the Nineteenth Century France

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 1113

Now and Forever: How Musicals Become Immortal

Description | How are musicals made "immortal"? Why do we all know songs from Oklahoma? How do shows like The Last Five Years, Assassins, Passion, which have very short runs and often play to small houses, become part of the "canon" of musical theatre? What is the role of cast recordings, revivals, history books, legends (Not since Carrie...) in creating the remembered history of musical theatre?

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Doug Reside, New York Public Library, Paper Title: A Hummable Melody: How Recordings Make Familiar

Presenters | William Everett, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Paper Title: New Lenses for Legendary Failures: Rethinking Allegro and Anyone Can Whistle, Nathan Stith, University of Colorado Boulder, Paper Title: Misremembering West Side Story: The Impact of "Iconic Status" on the Memories of Creation, Kellee VanAken, Seton Hill University, Paper Title: One for the History Books

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 207

Lest We Forget: (Re)membering Women in American Theatre

Description | This panel examines three women working at distinct points in American history, and how their work contributed to the development of the American theatrical landscape.

Session Coordinator & Chair | Franklin Lasik, University of Missouri, Columbia, Paper Title: "The Eternal Flapper": Trixie Friganza and the Building of a Theatrical Brand

Presenters | Heidi Bean, Bridgewater State University, Paper Title: Bunny Lang, Beat Drama, and the Poet's Theatre in the 1950s, Zach Dailey, Miami University, Paper Title: Annie Baker's The Flick (2013): Feminism and the Reclamation of Realism

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 6324

Impact of Technology on Collaborative Behaviors in the Classroom

Description | Technology is wonderful, but are advancements coming at a cost to our theatre students, and what can we do in response?

Session Coordinator, Chair & Participant | Rose Burnett Bonczek, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Paper Title: Professor

Presenters | David Storck, Savannah College of Art and Design, Paper Title: Professor, Roger Manix, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 2803

Re-membering from the Future

Description | Participants will explore ways to dismantle past paradigms, putting the pieces back together (Re-membering) in new more expansive ways inspired by imagined futures.

Session Coordinator, Chair & Participant | Michael Ellison, Bowling Green State University

Presenters | Michael Wilson, City University of New York School of Professional Studies

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 2909 A

Con/VER/sations: Directors Across Difference

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 | Gordon McCall, University of Windsor, Former Artistic Director, Centaur Theatre, Montréal, Catherine Joncas, Les Productions Ondinnok, Montréal, Sharon Ott, Society of Directors and Choreographers (SDC)

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 6372

re(Calling): Memory, Fatness, and Queer Identity

Description | Utilizing solo performance as a way to examine memory, subjectivity, and agency, this session seeks to create a space that illuminates on being (or not being) a member of a particular group. Featuring solo work and response by Bryant Keith Alexander.

Session Coordinator & Presenter | Sharrell Luckett, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Co-Chair | Sara Warner, Cornell University

Presenters | DeRon Williams, Texas Tech University, Bryant Keith Alexander, Loyola Marymount University, M. Heather Carver, University of Missouri, Columbia, J. Michael Kinsey, Cornell University, Khalid Long, University of Maryland

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 3001

ATHE Awards Ceremony

Session Coordinator | Dani Snyder-Young, Illinois Wesleyan University

Le Grand Salon
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 2914

Keynote Address | Shedding Skins

Description | Memories race through my mind as I listen to music: mingled thoughts and images, a spectacle of my past. Made up stories emerge from these visions and those figments of my imagination begin to exist on their own. My plays are made of those recycled, metamorphosed reminiscences. Performing them myself keeps me in a state of constant mutation, in fantasy and in reality.

Marie Brassard is a playwright, director, and performer whose innovative imagistic theatre and film uses dance, music, sound, and lighting to dislocate linear narrative. Read more about the keynote address here.

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

Le Grand Salon
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm 2901

2015 ATHE Opening Reception

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

Hochelaga 1-2
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 3002

Award Winners Reception

Note | This session is invite only

Session Coordinator | Dani Snyder-Young, Illinois Wesleyan University

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