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Wednesday, March 5
 

8:30am

Endowment Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the Endowment Committee.

Moderators
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John Spiegel

SETC Endowment Chair,Piedmont College

Wednesday March 5, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
RV Clipper Suite

8:30am

Teacher's Institute
A day-long seminar designed for teachers and directors of theatre arts, teachers who use or integrate theatre techniques into their curriculum and those who are studying to be teachers. In traditional African societies, the griot or djeli is the community storyteller, historian, and archive for communal knowledge. In this workshop, participants will explore techniques for productively and carefully engaging students' life experiences as a catalyst for learning across disciplines. Daniel and Adam guide participants through the progression they use in their work to think about the role and function of the griot in contemporary society, and share how to engage students in this leadership role. Using movement, storytelling, improvisation, writing, group dialogue, song, and games, participants explore the power of their own experiences and stories as they relate to important issues in their communities. They will then consider how these stories interrelate and, finally, begin to think about composition and staging their communities' voices.

http://www.setc.org/teachers-institute-convention

Moderators
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Elaine Malone

SETC Teacher's Institute Chair

Speakers
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Adam McKinney

DNAWorks
Co-Director of DNAWORKS, Adam McKinney is a classically trained dancer and former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, and Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet. Adam has taught master dance classes in the U.S., Hungary, Indonesia, England, Ghana, South Africa, and Israel, and has organized programs on social justice and the Arts with a long list of organizational partners, including Ghana's... Read More →

Keynotes
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Dr. Daniel Banks

Teacher's Institute, Wednesday Keynote, Masterclass Teacher, DNAWorks
Join Daniel banks for a Keynote Forum exploring Hip Hop, Applied Theatre and Theatre of Purpose. During the presentation and dialogue, he will share practical information about how to structure and apply such techniques into an existing theatre program/curriculum. Banks is a firm believer in interaction: "Expect a chance to think on your feet and begin some visioning work." | | Banks is an accomplished international artist both on the page... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 8:30am - 4:00pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

9:00am

Division Chairs Meeting
Annual meeting of the Chairs from SETC's five divisions: Theatre for Youth, College and University Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Secondary School Theatre.

Speakers
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Bill Murray

SETC Division Representative, Art Institute of Jacksonville


Wednesday March 5, 2014 9:00am - 10:20am
RV Bay Pointe Suite

9:00am

State Representatives Meeting
Annual meeting of the State Representatives.

Moderators
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Mike Hudson

Centreville HS
Mike Hudson has been a high school teacher for the past 32 years. He has taught Theatre at Centreville High School, in Clifton, VA., for the last 22 years. He has been a member of the Virginia Theatre Association since 1992, serving as Secondary Chair and President of the organization. He enjoys utilizing mask work in the classroom and encourages his students to experience a well-rounded exposure to all aspects of the theater. His program... Read More →

Wednesday March 5, 2014 9:00am - 10:20am
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

9:30am

Finance Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the Finance Committee.

Speakers
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David Wohl

Winthrop University
David Wohl serves as Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. He previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at WV State University. Wohl holds the Ph.D. degree in theatre from Kent State U, has published articles and reviews in such publications as Theatre Journal, Southern Theatre, and Journal of the Association for Communication Administration and has directed for... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am
RV Clipper Suite

10:30am

Advisory Council Meeting
Mandatory meeting for SETC Committee Chairs and open to all interested parties.

Speakers
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Stephen Bayless

SETC Administrative VP, Florida Theatre Conference


Wednesday March 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:50am
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

12:00pm

Job Contact Service Professional Company Check In & Set-Up
Companies pick-up registration materials. Job Contact set up.

***No job seekers until Thursday at 10:30 AM***

Moderators
avatar for April J'Callahan Marshall

April J'Callahan Marshall

SETC Professional Services, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and yes, even stage manages now and then! In directing the Professional Theatre Services of SETC, April oversees all aspects of the SETC Professional Spring... Read More →
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Constance Smith

Chippola Center for the Arts
Constance Smith has been serving as the Director of Technical Theatre for the Center for the Arts at Chipola College since 2012. She has worked in scenic design and technical production for over 30 years. At the Center for the Arts she is responsible for Scenic, Lighting, and Sound Design as well as the Technical Direction of all productions. She has designed scenery for Meredith College, University of Mobile, University of South Alabama, and... Read More →

Wednesday March 5, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
CC North Hall

12:00pm

Convention Gear, Information Hub and Message Board

Show your SETC Pride! SETC T-Shirts, lanyards and more will be for sale near the registration area. Proceeds go to supporting the SETC Endowment Scholarship funds. Come here to find information such as schedule changes, locations and lost and found. Leave messages for people you need to read.

Moderators
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Rachel Blake

Administrative Assistant, Southeastern Theatre Conference
Rachel graduated from UNC Asheville with a B.A. in Drama with a concentration in Design and Production and a Business Management minor. She has been involved in theatre since high school, starting onstage, and eventually moving behind the scenes. Rachel has had the pleasure of doing administration, stage managing, designing, constructing costumes, lighting, scenery, makeup, and sound for productions in community and professional theatres in... Read More →

Wednesday March 5, 2014 12:00pm - 8:00pm
CC Convention Registration Area

12:00pm

Registration, Pre-Registration and Check-In
Moderators
avatar for Rachel Blake

Rachel Blake

Administrative Assistant, Southeastern Theatre Conference
Rachel graduated from UNC Asheville with a B.A. in Drama with a concentration in Design and Production and a Business Management minor. She has been involved in theatre since high school, starting onstage, and eventually moving behind the scenes. Rachel has had the pleasure of doing administration, stage managing, designing, constructing costumes, lighting, scenery, makeup, and sound for productions in community and professional theatres in... Read More →
avatar for Mark Snyder

Mark Snyder

Professional Services Assistant, Accounts Recievables, Souhteastern Theatre Conference
Mark is a graduate of High Point University's American Humanics Program, and a brother of Alphi Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Following graduation he served as Senior District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America for 22 years. He began in 2004 working part-time with SETC in preparation for the SETC Conventions and Auditions.

Wednesday March 5, 2014 12:00pm - 8:00pm
CC Convention Registration Area

12:00pm

Silent Auction
SETC Silent Auctions funds to support the Endowment which awards valuable scholarships to students throughout the southeastern region. The theme of this year'€™s Silent Auction will be "Masks", both as a tribute to Mardi Gras and a wonderful way to get that perfect Mask to wear to the SETC Saturday night festivities. Auction closes Saturday at 11am.

Moderators
avatar for Freddy Clements

Freddy Clements

Professor/ Costume Designer, Jacksonville State U
Freddy Clements is currently a Professor of Drama/Faculty Costume Designer at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville Alabama. He holds a BA in English/Theatre from Emory & Henry College, VA 84 and an MFA in Costume design from Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 88. He has designed costumes for various theaters including Wayside Theatre in Middletown VA, CPCC in Charlotte NC, Converse college department of music Spartenburg SC, The Barter... Read More →
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Sharon Morgan

U of Alabama Tuscaloosa

Wednesday March 5, 2014 12:00pm - 8:00pm
CC Convention Registration Area

12:00pm

Commercial Exhibits - Set Up Only
Commercial Exhibits - Set Up Only

Moderators
avatar for Barbizon Lighting Company

Barbizon Lighting Company

Sales Manager, Barbizon Lighting Company
Barbizon, in business since 1947, is the one-stop source for sales, service, installation and integration of lighting equipment and accessories for the Performing Arts, Themed Environments, Live Productions, Film and Television. We have more than 20,000 products in stocking locations across the world and we represent hundreds of manufacturers . We have a vast inventory of virtually anything you could need for your lighting and rigging. No one... Read More →

Wednesday March 5, 2014 12:00pm - 8:00pm
CC North/South Hall

12:00pm

Education Expo - Set Up Only
Education Expo - Set Up Only

Moderators
avatar for Barbizon Lighting Company

Barbizon Lighting Company

Sales Manager, Barbizon Lighting Company
Barbizon, in business since 1947, is the one-stop source for sales, service, installation and integration of lighting equipment and accessories for the Performing Arts, Themed Environments, Live Productions, Film and Television. We have more than 20,000 products in stocking locations across the world and we represent hundreds of manufacturers . We have a vast inventory of virtually anything you could need for your lighting and rigging. No one... Read More →

Wednesday March 5, 2014 12:00pm - 8:00pm
CC North/South Hall

12:30pm

Executive Committee and Board Meetings
The SETC Board Meeting will immediately follow the Executive Committee Meeting.

Moderators
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Jack Benjamin

SETC President, U of SC Aiken

Wednesday March 5, 2014 12:30pm - 4:00pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

2:00pm

Theatre for Youth Orientation
Orientation meeting for all Theatre for Youth Festival participants. At least one member from each group must be present. Each group will have a scheduled time for theatre walk-through.

Moderators
JS

Jennifer Scott McNair

SETC Festival Chair, Galloway School

Wednesday March 5, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
RV Bon Secour Bllrm

2:30pm

Community Theatre Festival
Adjudicators: Eric Browne (Baker HS), Nancy Eppert (Omnibus Theatre Company), Murray Chase (Venice Theatre)

Load In/Tech Meetings/Rehearsals:

6:00PM - 7:45PM      Cookeville Performing Arts Center, TN                          

7:45PM - 9:30PM      The Whole Backstage Theatre, AL


Moderators
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Lori Chase

SETC Festival Chair, Venice Theatre
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Sue Ellen Gerrells

SETC Vice Chair, South City Theatre

Speakers
avatar for Eric Browne

Eric Browne

SETC Communtity Theatre Ajudicator
Eric C. Browne Eric earned his BFA in Theatre (Acting/Directing) in 2006 from the University of Montevallo and his Master of Liberal Arts degree from Spring Hill College in 2011. He is an actor, director, and theatre teacher in Mobile, AL. Eric has been a high school theatre educator for eight years and currently teaches theatre at Baker High School. He most recently directed I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change at the University of... Read More →
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Murray Chase

SETC Community Theatre Adjudicator, Venice Theatre
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 18 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $2.7 million, making it the third largest community theatre in the United States and the largest per capita. The company serves more than 90,000 audience members, 1,500 volunteers, and 11,000 students each year. Mr. Chase has directed, acted, designed, and produced... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Eppert

Nancy Eppert

SETC Community Theatre Ajudicator, Omnibus Theatre Company
Nancy currently serves as the AACT Region V Representative and as a member of the Education and Work Shops Committees.  She has chaired Artistic and Education Directors conferences, and served on state and regional AACTFest committees.   Nancy provides training and program consultation for the University of Kansas Standardized Patient program; has created training presentations in support of Arts-In-Education programs; board... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 2:30pm - 10:30pm
The Saenger Theatre 6 S Joachim St, Mobile, AL ‎

4:00pm

From Creation to Curtain: Collaborative Theatre Making
A collaborative and interactive exploration on the art of ensemble theatre making. Presenters will share the process of devising original work with writers, actors, directors, and designers.

Speakers
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Paolo DiFabio

Boston University
"The 'B' is for Believe." ~psd
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Jon Savage

Boston U


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
RV Schooner Suite

4:00pm

Landing the Role
Explore the keys to landing the role in anything, anywhere. Taught by a professional actor who has worked in theatre, TV and film in both NY and LA, you'll see what it REALLY takes to land the role!

Speakers
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Mark Jeter

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC 107 B

4:00pm

Professional Division Series: Making the Most of your Callback(s)
Presiders: Dewey Scot-Wiley (SETC Professional Division, U of South Carolina Aiken), Matt Davenport (Matt Davenport Productions),and other hiring agents from the Professional Division.

Hear information direct from hiring theatres for what to expect at a variety of callbacks and follow up interviews. This is designed for both actors and crew -- and groups will be split off to discuss specifics after some initial comments.

Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC 202 A/B

4:00pm

Audition Monologue Workshop for Professionals
Actors will present monologues used in their audition for feedback and adjustments.

Speakers
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Michael Wainstein

Chair, Performing Arts, SCAD
Michael Wainstein is the Chair of Performing Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has been a stage director and artistic director for the past 25 years and has attended and adjudicated thousands of auditions over the years. He has directed at regional theatres and internationally.


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
BH Moonlight Bllrm - Salon A

4:00pm

Showcasing Creatively
Knowing how to sift through all of the advice while maintaining a sense of creative identity in your portfolio can be quite a challenge. This workshop will focus on the most important thing...You.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon McWilliams

Brandon McWilliams

Assistant Professor of Costume Design, Louisiana State University
Brandon R. McWilliams holds a BFA in Theatre Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in Costume Design from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. He has designed costumes regionally for the Texas Shakespeare Festival, Swine Palace, Silver Spring Stage, Potomac Theatre Project, Actors’ Theatre of Washington, Virginia Musical Theatre, No Rules Theatre Co., Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Hartford Children’s Theatre, Adventure... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC 107 A

4:00pm

Boring Ballads No More!
Ballads in Musical Theatre don't have to be boring in performance, nor poor choices for auditioning if you have the skills to enliven the text, keep performance spontaneous and engage the listener.

Speakers
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Lee Blair

Assistant Professor of Acting, West Virginia University
Lee Blair is Assistant Professor of Acting at West Virginia University. His acting career has included works off-Broadway, off-off Broadway (most recently, Destinations in the 2011 fringenyc) and regionally. Lee has a MFA in Acting from the University of Florida and is a member of Actors' Equity. With WVU’s School of Theatre & Dance since 2006, Lee has directed Cabaret, Lend Me A Tenor, The Crucible, Guys and Dolls, The World Goes ‘Round and... Read More →
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William Perry Morgan-Hall

Greensboro College


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
BH Crystal Bllrm

4:00pm

GulfQuest National Maritime Museum Tour
Free, Check Registration for Availability!
Presider: Tony Zodrow (GulfQuest Maritime Museum)
Meet at the museum lobby. Exclusive sneak peek and guided tour of Mobile's newly built GulfQuest National Maritime Museum. Learn about the latest and greatest in exhibit design and how theatre skills were applied to the creative development. The museum is located on the south side of the Convention Center on the other side of the plaza.

Moderators
avatar for Tony Zodrow

Tony Zodrow

Executive Director, GulfQuest Maritime Museum
Tony Zodrow has served as an administrator for the educational non-profits, from a private university to two large science centers and currently as Executive Director of GulfQuest, a new interactive maritime museum slated to open several weeks after SETC in 2014. GulfQuest will be the first museum of its kind dedicated to the maritime history, culture and traditions of the Gulf Coast, and only the third maritime museum in the world... Read More →

Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
GulfQuest National Maritime Museum

4:00pm

SETC Orientation: Navigate Next 31/2 Days
Kick-off the 2014 Convention with advice on how to navigate the vast choices and particular events for the next 3 1/2 days.

Speakers
avatar for Quiana Clark-Roland

Quiana Clark-Roland

Program Associate, Southeastern Theatre Conference
At SETC, Quiana serves as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director as well as Program Associate for the Fall and Spring Events. Responsibilities include assisting with board communications and meeting logistics; assisting with the coordination and planning of all conference logistics and programming; processing and scheduling of workshop proposals and overseeing the volunteer program at convention.Quiana has a Masters in Science Arts... Read More →
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Tiza Garland

SETC VP of Programming
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Betsey Horth

SETC Executive Director, Southeastern Theatre Conference
Prior to becoming the Executive Director of SETC in 1999,Betsey taught costuming at Buffalo State College for 11 years and worked in marketing and/or development for professional theatres in Wisconsin and at Buffalo, New York as well as in the ski and gift industries. She has also performed as a commercial/film actress, and successfully produced her own play Joan of Arc: Alive!  Betsey wrote a monthly column, A Month of Sundays... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC 201 B

4:00pm

Explorations in Movement
A forum to explore and experience various approaches of teaching concepts in movement. This is an opportunity for movement professionals and movement educators to work and present amongst their peers. Teachers teaching teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Crouse

Lee Crouse

Mississippi U for Women
Lee Crouse is on faculty at The Mississippi University for Women. He received his MFA in Performance at the University of Southern Mississippi. Lee is working towards a teaching certification in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. He also serves as President of the Mississippi Theatre Association.
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Daniel Granke

University of South Florida
Dan Granke is a movement, mask, mime, and stage combat specialist. He is a Certified Teacher Candidate with the National Michael Chekhov Association and a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He has worked and taught in New York and Chicago. He is currently based in Tampa, Florida, where he teaches Acting, Stage Combat, and Mask at the University of South Florida
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Tommy Schoffler

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, WV Wesleyan College
I am the co-vice chair of the Movement Committee. I teach acting, movement and musical theatre, and am a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Stop by my workshop, "Ease Up: Alexander for Performers" Friday at 7 pm in Imperial A!


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
CC 204 A/B

4:00pm

Specific Dialects: Free and Easy
Stop buying dialect CDs!!! Participants will be given dialect resources, handouts, and web links that will be instrumental in empowering them to create their own free dialect training materials.

Speakers
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Brandon Smith

Brevard College
Mr. Smith has performed with such regional theaters as the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, the Dallas Shakespeare Theatre, Playmaker’s Repertory Theatre, and the Plano Repertory Theatre. He has also worked in commercials and voiceovers in New York and North Texas. Selected directing credits include ...And the Rain Came to Mayfield (KCACTF Region VI Richard A. Weaver Award, 2010), and Bandersnatch (and KCACTF National Distinguished... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
RV Riverboat Suite

4:00pm

Design Portfolio Reviews
Design and technology professionals critique students' portfolios in the areas of costume design and technology, scene design and technical production, lighting design, and stage management.

Speakers
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Robert O'Leary

SETC Design Committee Chair, Florida School of the Arts School of the Arts
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Troy Snyder

Fairmont U


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 6:45pm
CC 106 B

5:30pm

Acting and Directing Interest Meeting
Open meeting for all SETC participants interested in the fields of acting and directing.

Speakers
avatar for Trent  Blenton

Trent Blenton

Rider U
Educating and inspiring aspiring theatre artists.
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Robert Homer-Drummond

Theatre Department, Anderson University
Robert Homer-Drummond is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. He is currently the Chair of the Ballew Scholarship Committee for SETC and prior to that he was the Chair of the Acting/Directing Committee for two years. Robert has received special note from the Southeast Region of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for five of the productions he has directed including THE TEMPEST, THE... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 202 A/B

5:30pm

More Than a Number: Audition Approach for SETC
Designed to help students participating in the SETC college auditions to overcome the intimidation of such mass assessment and let their true artistry shine.

Speakers
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Paolo DiFabio

Boston University
"The 'B' is for Believe." ~psd


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Schooner Suite

5:30pm

Professional Casting Session
Emmy Award nominee, casting director, and Atlantic Acting School faculty members will simulate a professional casting session. Participants will sign in, receive cold copy, slate, and audition on camera.

Speakers

Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 107 B

5:30pm

SETC Volunteer Orientation
Find out what is expected of you as a volunteer at SETC. Also, get valuable information about how you can use volunteering as a professional development and networking tool.

Speakers
avatar for Ben McCarthy

Ben McCarthy

Program Manager, Leadership Development, Seattle Works
Now based out of Seattle, WA, Ben is a training facilitator and Program Manager, Leadership Development at Seattle Works. Types of trainings he facilitates include basics in nonprofit board service, advanced board leadership, practices of leadership, and volunteer management. This is Ben’s fifth year as the volunteer coordinator for SETC and seventh year on the operations staff for the annual convention. Ben is currently finishing graduate... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 201 B

5:30pm

SETC's Scholarships for High Schoolers
Get info on the SETC scholarships. For a senior headed to a theatre major in college or conservatory. Learn the benefits, limits, how to apply, and selection process. Will answer any questions you have.

Speakers
JB

Jesse Bates

Actor, Alabama School of Fine Arts - retired
Jesse has 30- plus years teaching, performing and producing theatre on an academic and professional level. He has seen many plays come close to crashing or never reach their full potential because of personal or professional and artistic differences. In an effort to reduce the waste of time, money and human resources, he would like to discuss with others the using of manditory mediation as a means for facilitating efficiency. He has observed... Read More →
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Newberry College

Professor / Chair, Newberry College Theatre
Pat Gagliano is Chair of the Department of Arts and Communications at Newberry College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of South Florida, and his MFA from Florida State University. His Master’s work focused on Theatre directing, education, and management. Over the years, Pat has continued learning his craft, staying active in stage performance as well as adding experience and training in acting for... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Riverboat Suite

5:30pm

Broadway Audition Bootcamp: Dance
Work one-on-one with Broadway director/choreographer in fast-paced dance workshop and learn a combination from a Broadway show. All levels welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Buscher

Josh Buscher

Open Jar Institute


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 203 B

5:30pm

Tap Technique Workshop: Drills, Patterns, and Combinations
Brush up your technique, get new ideas, and have a blast! Mayer's style of tap is a unique blend of musical-theatre and contemporary tap with east- and west-coast influences. For intermediate and advanced dancers.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Frost Mayer

Rebecca Frost Mayer

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University
Rebecca Frost Mayer is working toward her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy (Musical Theatre/Choreography Focus) at VCU. In addition to her work as a choreographer, director, playwright, and actor, she is a dance instructor with extensive training in ballet, tap, modern, and jazz. She holds a BFA in Theatre Studies from Boston University and has received additional training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has worked in Boston with the... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC East Bllrm

5:30pm

Improvisation Techniques for Singing Actors
Singing improvisation exercises to help young singers get "out of their heads" and into "the moment." We will work on exercises from the Groundlings, Second City and others.

Speakers
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AMDA

faculty, AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts
Kathy Morath is an actor, director and educator, specializing in Musical Theatre Performance and Musical Theatre History. She is currently a faculty member at AMDA in New York City. A 25-year veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway and Regional Theatre, Ms. Morath has also directed for the stage and served as Dialogue Coach for PBS-TV’s Peaboy Award winning series, WISHBONE. Ms. Morath also teaches American Musical Theatre abroad, through her... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
BH Moonlight Bllrm - Salon A

5:30pm

Succeeding at College Musical Theatre Auditions
College musical theatre auditions can be stressful. Be prepared and ahead of the competition with advice from behind the table and hands-on experience. Bring material!

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Accetta

Valerie Accetta

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Valerie Accetta is the Head of Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. An Equity actress who played Margy in the First National Tour of State Fair, Valerie received a BA in Musical Theatre Pedagogy from Otterbein University and an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was the Head of Drama at Campion School in Athens, Greece and her directing credits include Urinetown, Oklahoma, Avenue Q and Pajama... Read More →
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Stacy Alley

Assistant Professor of Theatre, The University of Alabama
Stacy Alley is Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre/Dance at the University of Alabama. She is also a professional director and choreographer whose recent credits include work at Forestburgh Playhouse in NY (A Chorus Line, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival (Beauty and the Beast), and at UA’s Summertide Theatre (Smokey Joe’s Café, Dames at Sea and Anything Goes). Recent University of Alabama... Read More →
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Marisa Guida

Virginia Commonwealth University
Marisa is the Course Coordinator & Lead Instructor for an interdisciplinary theatre & business course for the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University. Marisa is a professional actress and vocalist with over 15 years of performance experience & holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy from VCU. Member Actors’ Equity Association since 2002.


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
BH Crystal Bllrm

5:30pm

A Practical Application of Laban Movement for Actors: Tips for Teachers
Focus is on exposing the teaching professional to the breadth of Laban Movement for Actors and how it can be applied to the physical training process.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Mizenko

Jennifer Mizenko

Professor of Dance and Movement for the Actor, U of Mississippi
Jennifer Mizenko is a Professor of Dance and Movement for the Actor at the University of Mississippi. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College, and an M.A. in dance from The Ohio State University. Her expanded studies include period dance, the study of T'ai Chi with Maggie Newman, and the work of Jerzy Growtoski Jennifer is a teaching member of Alexander Technique International, and served as Chair in 2007-2011. Jennifer is also a Laban... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 204 A/B

5:30pm

Cocktail Reception for Professional Theatre Reps & Presenters
Professional Theatre Reps and Presenters attend a special reception to acknowledge and thank them for their time and expertise in helping to create the 65th Annual Convention. By Invitation Only.

SPONSORED BY DISNEY THEATRICAL GROUP

Sponsors
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Disney Theatrical Group

Disney Theatrical Group
DISNEY THEATRICAL GROUP (DTG) operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and is among the world’s most successful commercial theatre enterprises, bringing live entertainment events to a global annual audience of more than 19 million people in more than 50 countries.  Under the Disney Theatrical Productions banner, the group produces and licenses Broadway musicals around the world, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
RV Bon Secour Bllrm I, II

6:00pm

Design/Technical Convention Planning Meeting
Organizational meeting to discuss Design/Technical events hosted by the committee during Convention. All Design/Tech focused participants welcome.

Moderators
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Robert O'Leary

SETC Design Committee Chair, Florida School of the Arts School of the Arts
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Michael Smith

Professor of Design and Production, Vice Chair, Elon University
Michael Smith is Associate Professor of Performing Art at Elon University. Michael has been a designer in theatre for over 20 years, designing more than 100 productions in professional, academic, regional and community theatre. His credits cover sound design and extend to television productions, video multimedia, and scenery.

Wednesday March 5, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CC 107 A

7:00pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: DANIEL BANKS "Hip Hop Theatre Initiative: A Model for Student and Community Engagement"

Keynote Presentation: Hip Hop Theatre Initiative: A Model for Student and Community   Engagement

Join Daniel Banks for a Keynote Forum exploring Hip Hop, Applied Theatre, and Theatre of Purpose. During the presentation and dialogue, he will share practical information about how to structure and apply such techniques into an existing theatre program/curriculum.

Introduction: Elaine Malone (SETC Teacher’s Institute Chair)

 Presider: Tiza Garland (SETC Vice President of Programming, U of Florida)


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Daniel Banks

Dr. Daniel Banks

Teacher's Institute, Wednesday Keynote, Masterclass Teacher, DNAWorks
Join Daniel banks for a Keynote Forum exploring Hip Hop, Applied Theatre and Theatre of Purpose. During the presentation and dialogue, he will share practical information about how to structure and apply such techniques into an existing theatre program/curriculum. Banks is a firm believer in interaction: "Expect a chance to think on your feet and begin some visioning work." | | Banks is an accomplished international artist both on the page... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:00pm - 7:50pm
RV Bon Secour Bllrm III

7:00pm

Auditions Committee Meeting
Annual Meeting of the Auditions Committee.

Speakers
AJ

April J'Callahan Marshall

SETC Central Office
MM

Mike Murphy

SETC Auditions Committee, Marshall U
As the Designer/TD for Marshall University Theatre he has been instrumental in having Marshall selected as one of 32 US Schools of Scenography for the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. He has completed OSHA’s Train the Trainer courses in both General Industry and Construction. As a member of IATSE and USITT he has recently been approved to teach the OSHA Alliance course for General Entertainment Safety. Mike is the recipient of the John F. Kennedy... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:00pm - 8:20pm
CC West Bllrm

7:00pm

Voice and Speech Meet & Greet
If your focus is Voice & Speech please plan to attend.

Speakers
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Rory

University of Mississippi
Filmmaker


Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:00pm - 8:20pm
RV Commodore Suite

7:00pm

Job Contact/Production Resume Review
Students and young professionals seeking technical theatre positions (via Job Contact) have an opportunity get their resumes reviewed/critiqued by technical theatre professionals prior to interviewing.

Speakers
CS

Constance Smith

Chippola Center for the Arts
Constance Smith has been serving as the Director of Technical Theatre for the Center for the Arts at Chipola College since 2012. She has worked in scenic design and technical production for over 30 years. At the Center for the Arts she is responsible for Scenic, Lighting, and Sound Design as well as the Technical Direction of all productions. She has designed scenery for Meredith College, University of Mobile, University of South Alabama, and... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CC 202 A/B

7:00pm

Professional Auditions: Actor Walk-Thru
Professional auditionees have a chance to check-out the warm up space

Moderators
avatar for Lisa Leonard

Lisa Leonard

SETC Auditions Director
Lisa Leonard:  Lisa has worked on the SETC Audition Team for 12 years, Lisa took over the reins in 2007 and SETC hopes she will be with us many more!  The mother of two performers, Lisa enjoys the stage herself from time to time, and has appeared in a few local and regional commercials.  In real life, she is a licensed massage therapist and dabbles in art.  She lives in Apex, NC with her husband and is enjoying her empty... Read More →

Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CC West Bllrm

7:00pm

Preparation for Undergrad Auditions with Accompanist and Acting Teacher
Chance to meet accompanist and try out your audition on the stage where the undergrad auditions will be held. Accompanist will assist you; acting teacher will time and give suggestions.

Speakers
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Karen Bail

Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs HS
Karen Bail, Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan. Has acted in many productions since 1982 in the Tampa Bay Area. She is both a high school teacher at Pinellas County Center for the Arts in charge of the musical theatre program and a private voice teacher.
KR

Keven Renken

Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs HS


Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:00pm - 9:30pm
BH Moonlight Bllrm - Salon A

8:00pm

Design/Tech Mixer
All techies and designers who work or study in any aspect of technical theatre or theatre design are welcome. Snacks and cash bar.

Sponsored by Barbizon Lighting and InterAmerica Stage.

Sponsors
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Barbizon Lighting Company

Sales Manager, Barbizon Lighting Company
Barbizon, in business since 1947, is the one-stop source for sales, service, installation and integration of lighting equipment and accessories for the Performing Arts, Themed Environments, Live Productions, Film and Television. We have more than 20,000 products in stocking locations across the world and we represent hundreds of manufacturers . We have a vast inventory of virtually anything you could need for your lighting and rigging. No one... Read More →
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InterAmerica Stage

InterAmerica Stage
InterAmerica Stage, Inc., is a stage rigging and specialty equipment company that provides contracting, consulting, project management, design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance services for the broadcast and entertainment industries. | | Our experience allows us to work effectively and efficiently with all members of a Project Team, from Designers to Construction Managers. We will help your project run seamlessly. | | InterAmerica... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
RV Bon Secour Bllrm I, II

10:00pm

Ten-Minute Play Festival & Design Slam: Auditions
Respondent: Wendy MacLeod (Thursday Keynote, Playwright)
Festival Production Manager: Chad McDonald (Cookeville Performing Arts Center)

The festival begins! Actors present their monologues for the playwrights and directors.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PRE-REGISTERED.

Moderators
TB

Tim Bohn

SETC Festival Chair, Arkansas U
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Chad McDonald

SETC Festival Production Manager, Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Speakers
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Wendy MacLeod

Thursday Keynote, Ten-Minute Play Respondent, Playwright and Educator
Wendy MacLeod is a dynamic playwright who has enjoyed success through her own work and by fostering emerging playwrights. She is most widely known for The House of Yes which was adapted into an award winning film and has had very successful stage runs in theatres around the world. MacLeod strives to move beyond stories that follow expected routes and instead tackles topics considered to be taboo such as incest, eating disorders, and... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 10:00pm - 12:00am
RV Bon Secour Bllrm III

11:59pm

Ten-Minute Play Festival & Design Slam: Authors to Work! *Additional Rooms:
Playwrights pen their plays overnight!

*Additional Rooms: BH Ashland Place A, BH Moonlight Bllrm Salon D, BH Oakleigh Garden, BH Bienville Square.

Moderators
TB

Tim Bohn

SETC Festival Chair, Arkansas U

Wednesday March 5, 2014 11:59pm - Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00am
Varies
 
Thursday, March 6
 

7:00am

Ten-Minute Play Festival & Design Slam: Readings
READINGS: Directors, Stage Managers and Playwrights participating in the Ten-Minute play festival gather with playwriting mentor for a final read-thru and casting.

DESIGN SLAM: Create your own design for an orignal play, written the night before. Sit in on the first read-through and start to work - you have 12 hours to complete your costumes, scenery, sound, or light design board to showcase at the Ten Minute Play Festival.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PRE-REGISTERED.

Moderators
TB

Tim Bohn

SETC Festival Chair, Arkansas U

Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00am - 9:00am
RV Windjammer Suite

7:00am

Undergraduate School Auditions & Design Tech Interviews
Accompanist: Karen Bail

Schedule:

7:00AM-7:30AM Student Check-in, BH Moonlight Prefunction Area
7:30AM-8:00AM Auditionee Morning Warm-up, BH Moonlight Salon B
7:30AM-8:00AM School Rep Check-in, BH Moonlight Prefunction Area
8:00AM-8:30AM Professor Briefing, BH Moonlight Bllrm Salon A
8:00AM-8:30AM Student Mandatory Briefing, BH Moonlight Salon B
8:30AM-NOON Auditions, BH Moonlight Bllrm Salon A
Actors Holding Rm, BH Moonlight Bllrm Salon E
Callback Postings for Actors, CC - South Hall
Callback Auditionee Interviews, Ed Expo & Reserved Tables in Exhibit Hall
NOON-12:50PM Auditionee Afternoon Warm-up, BH Moonlight Salon B
NOON-1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00PM-5:00PM Auditions Continue, BH Moonlight Bllrm - Salon A
2:00PM-6:00PM Callback Interviews, Ed Expo & Reserved

Design Technical Student Portfolio Display and Interview Tables
7 AM-8:30 AM - Design Tech Set - Up, BH Moonlight Ballroom Salon A

Moderators
JF

John Friedenberg

SETC Committee Chair, Wake Forest U
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Claire Wisniewski

SETC Educational Services, Southeastern Theatre Conference
Claire works with the Graduate and Undergraduate School Auditions and Design/Tech Interviews; Commercial Exhibits and Education Expo; Design Competition; Teachers Institute; High School and Community Theatre Festivals; and aspects of SETC pertaining to the College & University and Secondary School Divisions.

Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00am - 6:00pm
BH Moonlight Bllrm Prefunction Area Salons A & E

7:00am

Community Theatre Festival
Adjudicators: Eric Browne (Baker HS), Nancy Eppert (Omnibus Theatre Company), Murray Chase (Venice Theatre)


Load In/Tech Meetings/Rehearsals:
7:00AM-8:45AM WINGS Performing Arts Center, MS
8:45AM-10:30AM Tupelo Community Theatre, MS
10:30AM-12:15PM Wetumpka Depot Players, AL
12:15PM-1:30PM Lunch Break
1:00PM-1:30PM Adjudicator meeting at theatre

Performances:
1:30PM-3:00PM
Freud’s Last Session

Tennessee - Cookeville Performing Arts Center
Written by Mark St. Germain, Directed by Matthew Wilson
This show centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud who invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud took his own life.

 

3:00PM-4:30PM
I Don’t Want to Talk About It

Alabama - The Whole Backstage Theatre
Written by Bradley Hayward, Directed by Kelleybrooke Brown
Being a teenager is hard, and nobody wants to talk about it. Confronting the daily challenges of growing up, this series of monologues and scenes offers a look at a multitude of issues including dealing with parents who just don’t get it, rumors, bullying and suicide.

 

5:30PM-7:00PM
Black Sash

Mississippi - WINGS Performing Arts
Written by Sarah Grammar, Tonya Hays, Emily Overmyer, and Sarah Pendleton, Directed by Tonya Hays
Black Sash is an original production written and researched by students celebrating the work of the Black Sash women’s organization and their fight against apartheid. The production centers on the efforts of these upper/middle class women as they fought the injustices of apartheid. The production takes us on a journey from 1955 through 1990 and Nelson Mandela’s release.

 

7:00PM-8:30PM
The SantaLand Diaries

Mississippi – Tupelo Community Theatre
Written by David Sedaris, Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, Directed by Tom Booth
The play is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker's Christmas must feel like when he decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch.

 

8:30PM-10:00PM
The Fantasticks
 
Alabama - Wetumpka Depot Players
Music by Harvey Schmidt and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Directed by Kristy Meanor
A legend in its own time, The Fantasticks is the longest running musical in history! This is a simple romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, their meddling fathers and the wall that divides them. A musical crafted with charming simplicity, captivating music, and whimsy.



Load Out
10:00PM-10:30PM TN, AL, MS

Moderators
LC

Lori Chase

SETC Festival Chair, Venice Theatre
SE

Sue Ellen Gerrells

SETC Vice Chair, South City Theatre

Speakers
avatar for Eric Browne

Eric Browne

SETC Communtity Theatre Ajudicator
Eric C. Browne Eric earned his BFA in Theatre (Acting/Directing) in 2006 from the University of Montevallo and his Master of Liberal Arts degree from Spring Hill College in 2011. He is an actor, director, and theatre teacher in Mobile, AL. Eric has been a high school theatre educator for eight years and currently teaches theatre at Baker High School. He most recently directed I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change at the University of... Read More →
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Murray Chase

SETC Community Theatre Adjudicator, Venice Theatre
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 18 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $2.7 million, making it the third largest community theatre in the United States and the largest per capita. The company serves more than 90,000 audience members, 1,500 volunteers, and 11,000 students each year. Mr. Chase has directed, acted, designed, and produced... Read More →
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Nancy Eppert

SETC Community Theatre Ajudicator, Omnibus Theatre Company
Nancy currently serves as the AACT Region V Representative and as a member of the Education and Work Shops Committees.  She has chaired Artistic and Education Directors conferences, and served on state and regional AACTFest committees.   Nancy provides training and program consultation for the University of Kansas Standardized Patient program; has created training presentations in support of Arts-In-Education programs; board... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00am - 11:00pm
Saenger Theatre

8:00am

Actor Warm-Up
A combined voice and movement warm-up for the actor. Connect to breath, enliven the resonators and work articulators. Connect to your center and core to find balance and release muscular tension.

Speakers
AG

Alana Ghent

Eastern Kentucky University


Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
CC 204 A/B

8:00am

Cultural Diversity Roundtable Discussions I: Gay-Lesbian Issues
The roundtable discussions are opportunities for special interest groups to meet and discuss their expanding roles in theatre.

Speakers
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Adanma Onyedike Barton

Assoc. Prof. of Theatre, Berea College
Adanma Onyedike Barton is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Berea College. Founded in 1855, Berea College is the first interracial and coeducational college in the South where ALL students attend tuition free! Professor Barton is the first African American female President of the Kentucky Theatre Association and concurrently serves on the Executive Committee of the Southeastern Theatre Conference.


Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
RV Commodore Suite

8:00am

Keynote Emerging Artists of Promise Meeting I
Daily orientation for KEAP recipients.

Moderators
avatar for Tonya Hayes

Tonya Hayes

WINGS Performing Arts/LMDC
Tonya Hays is the Director of the WINGS Performing Arts Program at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. She is the creator of Remembrance which toured Mississippi and went on to be performed at the Kennedy Center. Ms. Hays serves on the Mississippi Committee for the WW I Centennial Commission. The nationally recognized and award winning WINGS program is dedicated to the creation of collaborative and transforming theatre.

Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
RV Admiral Suite

8:00am

Publications Committee/Southern Theatre Editorial Board Meeting I
Annual meeting of the Publications Committee with the Southern Theatre Editorial Board. Open to all.

Moderators
avatar for Denise Halbach

Denise Halbach

Freelance Director and Actress
Carpe Diva!
avatar for Deanna Thompson

Deanna Thompson

Publications Editor, SETC

Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00am - 10:15am
BH Ashland Place B

8:00am

Convention Gear, Information Hub and Message Board
Show your SETC Pride! SETC T-Shirts, lanyards and more will be for sale near the registration area. Proceeds go to supporting the SETC Endowment Scholarship funds. Come here to find information such as schedule changes, locations and lost and found. Leave messages for people you need to read.
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Speakers
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Rachel Blake

Administrative Assistant, Southeastern Theatre Conference
Rachel graduated from UNC Asheville with a B.A. in Drama with a concentration in Design and Production and a Business Management minor. She has been involved in theatre since high school, starting onstage, and eventually moving behind the scenes. Rachel has had the pleasure of doing administration, stage managing, designing, constructing costumes, lighting, scenery, makeup, and sound for productions in community and professional theatres in... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
CC Convention Registration Area

8:00am

Registration, Pre-Registration and Check-In
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Blake

Rachel Blake

Administrative Assistant, Southeastern Theatre Conference
Rachel graduated from UNC Asheville with a B.A. in Drama with a concentration in Design and Production and a Business Management minor. She has been involved in theatre since high school, starting onstage, and eventually moving behind the scenes. Rachel has had the pleasure of doing administration, stage managing, designing, constructing costumes, lighting, scenery, makeup, and sound for productions in community and professional theatres in... Read More →
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Mark Snyder

Professional Services Assistant, Accounts Recievables, Souhteastern Theatre Conference
Mark is a graduate of High Point University's American Humanics Program, and a brother of Alphi Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Following graduation he served as Senior District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America for 22 years. He began in 2004 working part-time with SETC in preparation for the SETC Conventions and Auditions.


Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
CC Convention Registration Area

8:00am

Silent Auction
SETC Silent Auctions funds to support the Endowment which awards valuable scholarships to students throughout the southeastern region. The theme of this year'€™s Silent Auction will be "€œMasks",€ both as a tribute to Mardi Gras and a wonderful way to get that perfect Mask to wear to the SETC Saturday night festivities. Auction closes Saturday at 11am.

Speakers
avatar for Freddy Clements

Freddy Clements

Professor/ Costume Designer, Jacksonville State U
Freddy Clements is currently a Professor of Drama/Faculty Costume Designer at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville Alabama. He holds a BA in English/Theatre from Emory & Henry College, VA 84 and an MFA in Costume design from Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 88. He has designed costumes for various theaters including Wayside Theatre in Middletown VA, CPCC in Charlotte NC, Converse college department of music Spartenburg SC, The Barter... Read More →
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Sharon Morgan

U of Alabama Tuscaloosa


Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
CC Convention Registration Area

8:00am

Job Contact Service Professional Company Check In & Set-Up
Schedule:
8:00AM-10:00AM Companies ONLY to setup tables and list jobs
10:00AM-10:30AM JCS COMPANY Briefing & Offstage Showcase - special off-stage showcase for advanced directors and designers (pre-selected only).
10:30AM-6:00PM Pre-registered employees meet employers and interview for off-stage jobs. Actor/Tech sign up for numbers (Pre-registered for Job Contact ONLY). See April Marshall or Constance Smith in Job Contact to secure number on Thursday.
1:00PM-6:00PM Those employees who registering onsite for Job Contact are admitted.

Moderators
avatar for April J'Callahan Marshall

April J'Callahan Marshall

SETC Professional Services, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and yes, even stage manages now and then! In directing the Professional Theatre Services of SETC, April oversees all aspects of the SETC Professional Spring... Read More →
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Constance Smith

Chippola Center for the Arts
Constance Smith has been serving as the Director of Technical Theatre for the Center for the Arts at Chipola College since 2012. She has worked in scenic design and technical production for over 30 years. At the Center for the Arts she is responsible for Scenic, Lighting, and Sound Design as well as the Technical Direction of all productions. She has designed scenery for Meredith College, University of Mobile, University of South Alabama, and... Read More →

Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00am - 6:00pm
CC North Hall VIP Lounge

8:00am

High School Theatre Festival

Adjudicators: Nicholas Irion (Texas Tech U), Ricky Ramon (Hispanic Scholarship Consortium), Deb Shaw (Midland Independent School District)

Tickets will be avialable for purchase at the Mobile Civic Center.

Load-in, Spike and Tech Check
 
 9:25-9:45AM             VA - Albemarle High School
9:50-10:10AM           AL - Mountain Brook High School
10:15-10:35AM         FL - Gateway High School
10:40-11:00AM         GA - Davidson Fine Arts School
3:30-3:50PM            KY - Owensboro High School
3:55-4:15PM            MS - Oak Grove High School
4:20-4:40PM            NC - Northwest School of the Arts
4:45-5:05PM            SC - James F. Byrnes High School
5:10-5:30PM            TN - Cordova High School

Performances:
11:30AM-12:15PM
Shakespeare’s R & J
 
Virginia - Albemarle High School
Written by Joe Colarco, Directed by Fay Cunningham
Four private school boys perform Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a diversion to the mundane lessons of school life.

12:30PM-1:15PM
A Normal Reaction

Alabama – Mountain Brook High School
Written and Directed by Jesse Tilton
A young girl in a perfectly normal town realizes she may be different. Paranoia permeates people's reactions to her individuality. They soon discover that underneath the black and white pages of the script of life lies the greyness of humanity, awaiting the color of compassionate understanding. Will you catch the color?

1:30PM-2:15PM
2.5 Minute Ride
 
Florida - Gateway High School
Written by Lisa Kron, Directed by Donald Rupe
A One-woman show following "Lisa" and her travels with her aging father, a Holocaust survivor. Simple story-telling at its finest, Jelys Bobadilla stars wth direction by Donald Rupe in this gripping and funny story about a daughter and her father.

 

2:30PM-3:15PM
Mother Hicks
 
Georgia – Davidson Fine Arts School
Written by Suzan Zeder, Directed by Betty Walpert
The play takes place in early 1935 during the heart of the Depression in Southern Illinois in and around the small town of Ware. The story revolves around three outsiders - an orphan known only as Girl; a deaf girl, and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. The tale, told with poetry and sign language, chronicles the journeys of these three to find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.


5:30PM-6:15PM
Rock of Ages

Kentucky – Owensboro High School
Written by Mary Kron, Directed by Carolyn Greer
Nine years after WV's largest coal mining explosion, the wives, widows, and mothers of Coal Creek Mining Company are still trying to pick up the pieces and carry on with their lives.

 

6:30PM-7:15PM
Arabian Nights

Mississippi - Oak Grove High School
Written by Dominic Cooke, Directed by Suzanne Allmon
It is wedding night of King Shahrayar. By morning, the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her –storytelling. With her mischievous imagination, the young Queen spins her dazzling array of characters and stories. But will her wondrous stories be enough to enchant her husband and save her life?

 

7:30PM-8:15PM
The Rimers of Eldritch

North Carolina – Northwest School of the Arts
Written by Lanford Wilson, Directed by Bonnie C. Fraker
In the tiny town of Eldritch, Missouri, a murder has taken place. As the play revolves in circular fashion around this event, the dark motives of many seemingly innocent townspeople are revealed and an unexpected hero emerges.

 

8:30PM-9:15PM
Women of Troy
 
South Carolina – James F. Byrnes
Adapted and Directed by Carol Sutton
What happens when the war is over? When the city has been sacked? Will Hecuba find the courage to face life? Death?

 

9:30PM-10:15PM
The Exonerated
 
Tennessee - Cordova HS
Written by Erik Jensen and Jessica Blank, Directed by Chris Luter
The Exonerated
tells the true stories of five wrongfully convicted survivors of death row. Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, the five interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong - and of five brave souls who persevered to survive it.


Moderators
DC

Dwayne Craft

SETC Festival Chair, Bob Jones HS
BM

Bill Murray

SETC Division Representative, Art Institute of Jacksonville

Speakers
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Nicholas D. Irion

Adjudicator, SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator, Instructor, Texas Tech University
Nicholas D. Irion is an Actor, Director, Playwright, Producer and Educator, working in the professional and academic theatre for nearly a decade. As an educator, he works primarily at the university level. Teaching and co-teaching at such Universities as the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Texas Women's University (TWU), and Texas Tech University (TTU). Currently, Nicholas is a doctoral student in the Department of Theatre and Dance at... Read More →
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Ricky Ramon

Educational Consultant, Ramon Educational Consulting
Ricky Ramón comes with over 18 years of educational experience.  He has taught at the middle school, high school and university levels. Ricky holds advanced degrees from Texas Tech University, NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and Harvard Graduate School of Education. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. | Ricky has also been active member of the Texas Theatre Adjudicators & Officials (TTAO) since 2002 and... Read More →
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Deb Shaw

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator, Midland Independent School District
Working now as the Director of Fine Arts for Midland ISD, Deb Shaw has an extensive background in UIL Academics and One-Act Play.  As a theatre director, she has had OAP companies appear at the State Meet three times winning first in 1998 with The King Stag, 2nd in 2001 with Our Country’s Good and 3rd in 2002 with Beggar’s Opera.  She has also served as a critic judge, contest manager and stage manager for district, area, region and state... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 8:00am - 10:30pm
Mobile Civic Center Theatre

8:30am

Spring Professional Auditions and Dance Call

Presiders: Lisa Leonard (SETC Auditions Director)

Schedule:

8:30AM-9:00AM      Mandatory AUDITIONEE Briefing, 1-260
9:00AM-9:30AM      Mandatory Auditioning COMPANY Briefing
9:30AM-5:30PM      Acting and Singing Auditions 1-260
6:00PM-7:30PM      Mandatory Dancer Briefing/Warm-Up (CC East Ballroom)
7:30PM-8:30PM      Dance Call & Dancer-Only Audition (CC East Ballroom)
8:00AM-4:00PM      Auditions Warm-up Rm (CC 201D)
9:00AM-5:00PM      Auditions Holding Rm (CC 105A)
9:00AM-9:00PM      Audition Callback Posting (CC 105B)

Look for your audition number to see who called you back.


Moderators
avatar for Matt Davenport

Matt Davenport

Matt Davenport Productions
Ex Producer & Creative Director of Matt Davenport Productions, Matt has been producing, writing & directing for over twenty years. Matt’s career includes writing & directing national tours including On Broadway!, Birth of the Beat, I Get a Kick Out of Cole & American Rhapsody (official theatrical production of the Gershwin Centennial Celebration). Matt produces, writes & directes award-winning shows for numerous theme parks including Fiesta... Read More →
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Lisa Leonard

SETC Auditions Director
Lisa Leonard:  Lisa has worked on the SETC Audition Team for 12 years, Lisa took over the reins in 2007 and SETC hopes she will be with us many more!  The mother of two performers, Lisa enjoys the stage herself from time to time, and has appeared in a few local and regional commercials.  In real life, she is a licensed massage therapist and dabbles in art.  She lives in Apex, NC with her husband and is enjoying her empty... Read More →
MM

Mike Murphy

SETC Auditions Committee, Marshall U
As the Designer/TD for Marshall University Theatre he has been instrumental in having Marshall selected as one of 32 US Schools of Scenography for the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. He has completed OSHA’s Train the Trainer courses in both General Industry and Construction. As a member of IATSE and USITT he has recently been approved to teach the OSHA Alliance course for General Entertainment Safety. Mike is the recipient of the John F. Kennedy... Read More →
DS

Dewey Scott-Wiley

SETC Professional Division Chair, U of South Carolina Aiken

Sponsors
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Magnum Companies

The Magnum Companies, Ltd. is an Atlanta based entertainment & special events production company, a theatrical equipment retailer, rental house & repair facility, and a permanent technical systems provider and integrator. | | A respected leader in the industry for 30 years, MAGNUM serves both regional and national clients, providing exceptional attention to detail, a highly educated and experienced team of professionals, and an... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 8:30am - 6:00pm
CC East/West Bllrm

9:00am

Acting in Film and the Meisner Approach Connection
Film acting techniques through exercises and scene studies including a discussion of the subtleties of acting on camera and the intense focus and connection that is needed between the actors.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Day

Jeff Day

Asbury University
Jeff Day is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and a professor at Asbury University. He is the director of Theatre & Cinema Performance, which is part of the Communication Arts Department at Asbury. He holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Utah, in conjunction with The Sundance Institute. He a three time winner of the Kennedy Center’s, KCACTF Directing Award of Excellence. Jeff is also a filmmaker and co-founder of Lucky Day... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Clipper Suite

9:00am

Pre-Beat Blastoff: The Moment-Before as Launchpad
The pre-beat is the actor's most powerful secret weapon. Blastoff with a visceral, actionable pre-beat meant to launch your audition, song and scene work into orbit. Bring a monologue/song to work on.

Speakers
JA

Justin Amellio

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Acting and Directing, Indiana University South Bend
Justin Amellio, currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Indiana University South Bend, is also co-founder and former Artistic Director of Easy Street Players in Chicago. Penny Ayn Maas, a Broadway veteran of such productions as "Cabaret," "Damn Yankees," and "Crazy For You," is currently an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Texas Christian University. Proud graduates of the Theatre/Movement Pedagogy MFA program at VCU, their work... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

9:00am

Stop Indicating and ACT! Building a Better Audition Package
After choosing audition material participants will experience a fast-paced and exciting mock audition. Bring a typed monologue to work on.

Speakers
AB

Alex Bailey

U of Central Florida
Alex Jane Bailey is currently pursuing her MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences at UCF. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. Her past experiences in theatre revolve around her involvement with the Gamut Theatre Group, the combined company of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players' Children's Theatre. At Gamut, Alex acted as Resident Theatre Manager, where she maintained and managed patron communication... Read More →
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Sally Robertson

Theatre Program Coordinator, Georgia Perimeter College


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 106 A

9:00am

Theatrical Justice: The Craft of Acting Held Hostage
Explore how actors can set themselves apart without being held hostage to the commercial casting system. Join Perillo for a discussion on today's theatrically trained actor and the craft of acting.

Speakers
VP

Victor Perillo

Center for The Trained and Gifted Performer, former Talent Agent
Mr. Perillo is the creator of the Center for The Trained Professional Performer; a movement alerting actors trained in theatre schools to the casting system. Mr. Perillo was an AFTRA Union representative for 10 years in New York; He established the first AFTRA SHOWCASE which led to the establishment of the current AFTRA SAG showcases. Mr. Perillo also served as a Theatrical Talent Agent in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles where he owned the... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Windjammer Suite

9:00am

6 Ways to Go Green
Program discusses six ways you can green-up your theatre - professional, academic or community. Intended for students, teachers, professionals and sustainability advocates.

Speakers
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Ashleigh Poteat

Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts, LaGrange College
Ashleigh Poteat is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at LaGrange College. She attended the University of North Carolina, Asheville for undergraduate studies and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas for her MFA in Theatrical Design. She has designed costumes, scenery and properties for regional theatres in New York, Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, and Washington. At LaGrange College she teaches Costume Design, Costume Construction, Stage... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Commodore Suite

9:00am

Acting: The Transition from Student to Professional
Information for educators on how to help prepare their students for a professional career in acting throughout school and after.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Goff

Thom Goff

Director of Operations, East Coast, Breakdown Services
Mr Goff started working for Breakdown Services in 1989, eventually taking over the running of the New York office in 1995. As Director of East Coast Operations for Breakdown Services and Actors Access, he oversees all aspects of the company's subsidiaries in the New York market and throughout the east coast. Thom has traveled across the United States, and to Canada, London and Rome participating in seminars for actors regarding the casting... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 202 A/B

9:00am

Theatre Appreciation: New Delivery Approaches
Using a large-enrollment, web-assisted format as a case study, the session presents course design, administrative benefits and an analysis of student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gibson

Jeff Gibson

Middle Tennessee State University
Jeff Gibson is Chair of Speech and Theatre at Middle Tennessee State University where he teaches courses in arts management and stage management. Gibson is Past Chair of KCACTF Region IV as well as Chair of the Theatre Division of the Tennessee Governors’ School for the Arts. He received his MFA in Theatre Management from the University of Alabama and served as a management assistant at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
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Kristi C. Shamburger

Middle Tennessee State University
Kristi Shamburger is an Equity Actress and Assistant Professor of Theatre at Middle Tennessee State University and specailizes in Musical Theatre. She is orginially from Murfreesboro, TN but has lived and performed not only in Tennessee but also in Las Vegas, NV, New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA. Cleveland and Akron, OH, Vermont, South Dakota, North Carolina, and Japan! She taught at Middle Georgia College, Huntington Universtiy, and Belmont... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
BH Midtown

9:00am

Tales from the Trenches; Women Mentoring Women
What challenges do emergent female directors face? This workshop will provide support, perspective, and advice, as we collectively investigate ways to build an inclusive rehearsal culture.

Speakers
KE

Kathi E.B. Ellis

Theatre Director
AG

Alana Ghent

Eastern Kentucky University


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Jubilee Suite

9:00am

Color Theory and Lighting Effects
Discussion of the importance of understanding the different colors of white light and how it affects design choices for scenic, costume and lighting. Learn how we see color and create effects from fire and water to the Aurora Borealis.

Speakers
RM

Rebecca Makus

Kennesaw State University
CR

Caroline Rault

Rosco
Caroline Rault began working with Rosco, in 2007, as the Dance Floor product manager. Her duties included developing new products, creating marketing opportunities and maintaining quality control. She held this position for two years before switching gears and moving back home to the South. She has held her current position as South Atlantic Account Manager since 2009. She represents Rosco's complete line of products within her 9 state territory... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 201 A/B

9:00am

Design South: Technical Direction
Technical Directors from the southeast region present their work and answer questions relating to typical problems encountered in technical theatre.

Speakers
RC

Rick C. Mayfield

The University of Memphis
Rick is the Assistant Technical Director at The University of Memphis. He received his MFA in Theatre Technology from The University of Tennessee. His extensive background includes serving as a Technical Director/Assistant Professor at Florida State University, Technical Director/Lecturer at Oberlin College, Technical Director for Daytona Beach Community College, Scenic Carpenter for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Scenic Carpenter for the... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 107 B

9:00am

Fabric Modification: Faux Batik
Batik is a beautiful wax resist dye technique. The challenge with working it into a production or class is that it is time intensive. This technique achieves the appearance, minus the time investment.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon M. Morgan

Sharon M. Morgan

Shop Manager, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sharon is the Costume Studio Supervisor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She graduated from Jacksonville State University and is a third year MFA candidate at the University of Alabama. She is the owner of internationally known Altered Tyme Corsets and an independent contractor with Romantasy Corsets, the oldest modern custom corset business in the country.


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 106 B

9:00am

From Training to Landing Work: Hotwire Your Career
Industry professionals share cutting edge means to set you apart from the other 89,000 people applying for the tech/design job you want. Individualize your image to get work and keep working.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Childs

Jane Childs

Director, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
Jane Childs Director of Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas and a theatre career assisting her husband Don on his scenic and lighting design projects, costuming, simultaneous French translation for Ladislav Vychodil, and den mother to years of theatre students. Past VP - Development for USITT-SW. Studies at Indiana University, La Sorbonne, and University of Iowa. Jane shares her husband Don’s true passion for theatre and teaching and his demand... Read More →
RK

Ron Keller

Virginia Commonwealth University
JM

Julie Mausey

Altman Lighting
TS

Tommie Stewart

Alabama State University
TV

Tyler Voyles

Georgia State College


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 107 A

9:00am

Dramatic Theatre History Redux: A Key Exchange
Join us for a lively discussion on the €œmost significant plays in Western theatre history. Questions to be raised include "the canon,"€ cultural diversity, and how theatre history is taught at all.

Speakers
avatar for Adanma Onyedike Barton

Adanma Onyedike Barton

Assoc. Prof. of Theatre, Berea College
Adanma Onyedike Barton is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Berea College. Founded in 1855, Berea College is the first interracial and coeducational college in the South where ALL students attend tuition free! Professor Barton is the first African American female President of the Kentucky Theatre Association and concurrently serves on the Executive Committee of the Southeastern Theatre Conference.
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Jimmy Bickerstaff

Associate Professor of Theatre, Valdosta State University
Dr. Jimmy Bickerstaff is Associate Professor of Theatre at Valdosta State University in Georgia where he teaches Theatre History, Play Analysis, Directing and Acting. His Ph.D. is from the University of Oregon with emphases in Dramatic Literature, Theory, and Directing. He enjoys serving on the SETC Publications Committee, has written for Southern Theater, and has published with Taylor and Francis and CTAM Journal as well.
SB

Steven Burch

U of Alabama
Steve Burch teaches theatre history and playwriting at the University of Alabama. He chairs the SETC Playwriting Interest Group and is writing two books about the Focus Theatre in Dublin Ireland.
MH

Michael Howley

Retired University Professor
Michael P. Howley is a retired university professor from Alabama State University, a freelance SDC director, and a freelance ATCA theatre critic. He has served SETC on Excom and as Alabama State Rep, as well as member/chair of several committees; he also is a long-time award winning respondent in Region IV of KC/ACTF.
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Dawn Larsen

Associate Professor Theatre, Francis Marion University
Dawn Larsen PhD is Associate Professor of Theatre at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. Previous owner and operator of the last traveling tent show, the Hard Corn Players, her troupe traveled in the summers reconstructing Toby shows in Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois. She was cast as Sweet Sally (Toby's girlfriend) in the last stationary Toby theatre in Branson, Missouri, which closed in 1987. She recently published a... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Riverboat Suite

9:00am

In-Yer-Face: Contemporary English Theatre. Geddit!
A look at how the aggressive style of In-Yer-Face theatre, from Sarah Kane to Simon Stephens, has dominated the scene in the UK and how that approach has morphed into the mainstream of British drama.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony R. Haigh

Anthony R. Haigh

Professor, Centre College
English born Anthony Haigh is Professor of Theatre at Centre College in Kentucky. He has just returned from London where he led the college's residential program there for the fourth time. He also regularly leads tours of England's regional theatres. He is a Fellow of the Rose Bruford College - one of London's leading Drama Schools - and runs an exchange program betwenn them and Centre College. A former president of SETC he is also active... Read More →
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Rick St. Peter

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Clemson University
RICHARD CORLEY IS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF DIRECTING AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY. HE TAUGHT PREVIOUSLY AT UIC, LAKE FOREST COLLEGE AND DEPAUL IN CHICAGO, AND WAS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF WISCONSIN'S MADISON REPERTORY THEATRE AND ASSOCIATE PRODUCER OF NY'S THE ACTING COMPANY. RICHARD HAS DIRECTED PLAYS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONALLY, INCLUDING FOURTEEN PRODUCTIONS OF SHAKESPEARE AND MANY WORLD PREMIERES. RECENTLY, HE SERVED AS DRAMATURG ON... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
BH Leinkauf

9:00am

Musical Theatre and Fitzmaurice Voicework: Unlock Your Potential
Explore how to unlock your vocal potential by combining musical theatre techniques with the basics of Fitzmaurice Voicework. Bring sheet music and movement clothes.

Speakers
JP

Jeffrey Parker

Chattanooga State Community College
Jeffrey Parker is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Chattanooga State's Professional Actor Training Program, where he teaches Voice/Speech I-IV, Musical Theatre, and Acting. He holds an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine, and is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. Jeffrey studied Voice and Speech under Phil Thompson, Catherine Fitzmaurice, and Dudley Knight. Currently, Jeffrey can be found performing... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

9:00am

Precision Dance Technique
Discover and practice the secrets of precision dancing from a former Radio City Rockette. Practice in guiding and different kicks including strut, piano, and the famous eye-high kicks. For advanced female dancers.

Speakers
avatar for Karyn Tomczak

Karyn Tomczak

Assistant Professor, Program Director: Dance, Western Carolina University
Karyn Tomczak performed professionally in the US and internationally for over 15 years in such shows as 42nd Street, Sophisticated Ladies, Will Rogers Follies, and Funny Girl. She was seen on PBS in Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, which was choreographed by Tony-award winner, Susan Stroman. She also performed as a Radio City Rockette for six and a half years. Her choreographic credits include Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, Dames at Sea... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 204 A/B

9:00am

Commedia dell'Arte for the Modern Actor
Discover traditional principles and stock characters of the Commedia dell'Arte. Work with authentic leather masks, and explore improvisations that create lazzis and commedia plays.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Rikard

Laura Rikard

Professor, Head of Acting and Movement, Stephen F. Austin State U
Laura Rikard is a stage/film actress, director, and movement/devised theatre specialist. She has worked with the Actor's Studio, LaMAMA, ETC, New Perspectives Theatre and appeared at Carnegie Hall. She studied Commedia dell'Arte with master teachers Antionio Fava, Carlos Garcia, and Christopher Bayes. She studied devising and physical theatre with Odin Teatret. She received her MA in Acting from Liverpool Institute For the Performing Arts, and... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 203 B

9:00am

The Basics of Laban Movement Analysis for Actors: A Practical Guide
An overview of the application of Laban Movement Analysis to the acting process. How can LMA, body, effort, shape and space be used by the actor to create character physicality?

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Mizenko

Jennifer Mizenko

Professor of Dance and Movement for the Actor, U of Mississippi
Jennifer Mizenko is a Professor of Dance and Movement for the Actor at the University of Mississippi. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College, and an M.A. in dance from The Ohio State University. Her expanded studies include period dance, the study of T'ai Chi with Maggie Newman, and the work of Jerzy Growtoski Jennifer is a teaching member of Alexander Technique International, and served as Chair in 2007-2011. Jennifer is also a Laban... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 203 A

9:00am

Yogic State of Mind: A Calm Approach to Audition Preparation
Breathe deeply. Relax. Let yoga put you in the proper mind-set for that audition. Invigorating stretches will prepare your body and guided mediation will ease your mind. You've got this!

Speakers
MR

Miriam Ragland

Presbyterian College
Miriam Ragland is certified in yoga and Pilates and has been teaching for 13 years. Her classes focus on alignment and proper body mechanics for the dancer and actor. A strong core is essential for actors and dancers, who use their bodies to make a living. And using proper breathing techniques, as practiced in yoga, is essential to all performers. Ragland utilizes her extensive acting and dance training to make yoga and Pilates accessible to... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Schooner Suite

9:00am

The Collaborative Relationship between Director and Vocal Coach: Synergy
How do you create rich collaborations between directors and vocal coaches? This informal lecture/discussion tackles everything from concept to closing. Bring your questions and challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Cabaj

Stacey Cabaj

Stacey Cabaj is the Acting Director of the MFA in Performance Pedagogy program at the University of Pittsburgh. She works extensively as a voice, speech, dialect, and singing coach. She is an also an award-winning actress, having performed on stages across North America and Europe, in numerous films and several network television series.  BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory; MFA in Theatre Pedagogy (Voice and Speech) from... Read More →
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Cynthia Croot

Head of Performance, University of Pittsburgh, and Resident Director of Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant
Cynthia Croot is a director, writer, humanitarian activist, and Head of Performance at U. of Pittsburgh. Since earning her MFA (Columbia University) she won TCG’s Career Development Fellowship in 2007/2009. Her work spans regional and international venues. As Resident Director of the award-winning NYC theatre company 'Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant,' she has staged experimental audience-immersive and site-specific work across the country. In... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Captain Suite

9:00am

Theatre for Youth Invitational Festival
Respondents: Tom Behm (Professor Emeritus, U of North Carolina Greensboro), Barry Kornhauser (Director of Arts Initiatives at Millersville University, Playwright)

Performances:
9:00AM Seussical Jr. Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Co-Conceived by Eric Idle; Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Presented by Eastern Shore Repertory Theatre
Director: Erin Langley

10:30AM Little Miss Muffet and the Lost Sheep by Sina Skates
Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre
Director: Will Harrell

NOON The Bully Plays by Jose Casas, Lisa Dillman, Sandra Fenichel Asher, Barry Kornhauser, and Werner Trieschmann
Presented by Riverside Children's Theatre

SETC gratefully acknowledges Magnum Companies, Dramatic Publishing and Showbiz Theatrical Services, Inc., for their festival sponsorship.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Behm

Tom Behm

SETC Theatre For Youth Respondent
Tom Behm was a founder of SETC's Theatre for Youth Festival and served as a Board Member and Theatre for Youth Division Chairman  He is Professor Emeritus from UNC-Greensboro where he taught and directed for 34 years and founded the professional NC Theatre for Young People Touring Company. He is a published playwright and was active in all areas of theatre for youth nationally and internationally.
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Barry Kornhauser

SETC Theatre For Youth Respondent
Director of Arts Initiatives at Millersville University, TYA playwright.  Awards: Chorpenning Cup, Helen Hayes Award, Ivey Award, two AATE Distinguished Play Awards, Bonderman Prize.  Grants/Fellowships: NEA, TYA/USA, Doris Duke, Mid-Atlantic Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; and youth theater program honored at White House.  Plays performed at New Visions/New Voices, One Theatre World, other national festivals. ... Read More →
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Jennifer Scott McNair

SETC Festival Chair, Galloway School

Sponsors
avatar for Dramatic Publishing

Dramatic Publishing

DRAMATIC PUBLISHING
Publishing fine plays since 1885, Dramatic Publishing is committed to developing and serving the authors, artists and educators who comprise the world of theatre. We offer musicals, full-length and one-act plays and high-quality theatrical books suitable for high-school theatre, children's theatre, professional theatre and community theatre. Our catalog includes a full spectrum of plays for every cast size, skill level and audience representing... Read More →
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Magnum Companies

The Magnum Companies, Ltd. is an Atlanta based entertainment & special events production company, a theatrical equipment retailer, rental house & repair facility, and a permanent technical systems provider and integrator. | | A respected leader in the industry for 30 years, MAGNUM serves both regional and national clients, providing exceptional attention to detail, a highly educated and experienced team of professionals, and an... Read More →
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Showbiz Theatrical Services, Inc.

Showbiz Theatrical Services, Inc. is a full service supplier of lighting and staging equipment based in Mobile, Alabama. We offer lighting sales and rentals for the entire Southeast and production services nationwide.


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RV Bon Secour Bllrm

9:00am

Ten-Minute Play Festival & Design Slam: Rehearsals
Ten-Minute Play Festival rehearsals; designers work on their Ten-Minute Play Design Boards

Rooms: BH Ashland Place A, BH Oakliegh Garden, BH Moonlight Salon D, BH Bienville Square

Moderators
TB

Tim Bohn

SETC Festival Chair, Arkansas U

Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 4:30pm
Varies

9:00am

Design/Technical Student Design & Craftsmanship Competition Schedule
. . . More than a Competition In addition to the design competitions, critiques, distinguished designer presentations and the annual award ceremony, there are over 66 workshops focusing on all aspects of design and technical production. Lighting sponsored by Magnum Companies.

 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

CC – 107A
6:00PM-7:00PM  Design/Tech Committee Convention Planning Meeting - A meeting to finalize plans for the committee sponsored events. All Design/Tech focused participants are welcome.

RV – Bon Secour Bllrm I, II
8:30PM-9:30PM  Design/Tech Mixer  - All those who work or study any aspect of Theatre Design or Technical Theatre are welcome, including professionals, presenters, professors, commercial company reps and students. Snacks and cash bar.  

 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

CC – South Hall
9:00AM-11:00AM  Register student applicants, receive designs
11:00AM-2:00PM  Room closed for final set-up & pre-screening
12:30PM-5:00PM  Design Adjudicator’s walk-thru – closed to convention participants
6:30 PM – 8:00PM  Exhibit open
7:00PM-10:00PM  Designers’ Presentations & Discussion -  Lighting for Design Programming sponsored by Magnum Companies.

CC  - 170B
9:00AM-7:00PM   Workshops and Design South Presentations

 RV – Bon Secour Bllrm
7:00PM-10:00PM  Distinguished Designer Keynote Presentation  Meet our panel of distinguished designers as they discuss their careers, show examples of    their work, share their design process and take questions from the audience  .  Lighting for Design Programming sponsored by Magnum Companies. 

 
Friday, March 7, 2014
  (Schedule of adjudications may change pending # of entrants) 

CC – South Hall  
9:00AM - 8:00PM  Exhibit Open     

CC – 107B  
8:30AM-11:30AM  Juried Undergraduate Student Response - Responses by the Distinguished Designers
11:00AM – 1:00PM   Lunch
1:00PM-2:30PM  Properties & Craft Exhibit Response - Responses by the Distinguished Designers
3:00PM-5:00PM  Juried Graduate Student Response - Responses by the Distinguished Designers
5:30PM-7:30PM  Secondary Response Sessions (Concurrent for Scenic, Lighting and Costume) Responses to designs are offered by Design Faculty from SETC member schools.

RV – Bon Secour Bllrm   
8:30 PM  Design/Technical Competition Awards Ceremony—Everyone is Welcome! Competition Winners are announced. Cash bar.

 Saturday, March 8, 2014

CC – South Hall
9:00AM-NOON -Design Competition Display - Open to all Convention Attendees 

CC – South Hall
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM  Sound Designers Playback Session and Forum 

CC – 107A          
10:30AM-11:45AM  Design and Technical Business Meeting - The Design/Tech Committee’s annual business meeting. Anyone interested is welcomed and encouraged to attend!




Moderators
RO

Robert O'Leary

SETC Design Committee Chair, Florida School of the Arts School of the Arts
MS

Michael Smith

Professor of Design and Production, Vice Chair, Elon University
Michael Smith is Associate Professor of Performing Art at Elon University. Michael has been a designer in theatre for over 20 years, designing more than 100 productions in professional, academic, regional and community theatre. His credits cover sound design and extend to television productions, video multimedia, and scenery.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Izquierdo

Martin Izquierdo

SETC 2014 Costume Design Respondent
A Mexican, Californian and New Yorker, Izquierdo holds an advertising degree from California College of Arts and Crafts.  His expansive career includes exhibiting in the San Francisco Museum of Art, Theater Museum of Art; designing displays for Macys; and leading the art department at Brooks Van Horne. Mentored by Pat Zipprot, Willa Kim, Ann Roth, Theoni Aldrige, he opened Izquierdo Studios in 1981 working in performance arts, fashion... Read More →
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Stan Pressner

SETC 2014 Lighting Design Respondent
Stan Pressner's designs have been found in the repertoires of, among others: New York City Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Geneva Opera Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Ralph Lemon, Bayerische Staadtsballet, Boston Ballet, John Jasperse, Stephen Petronio and Netherlands Dance Theatre. Credits include: Twefth Night and Richard III for Shakespeare’s Globe on Broadway, Jessye Norman’s Sacred Ellington for Carnegie Hall, Peer Gynt at... Read More →
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Donyale Werle

SETC Scenic Design Respondent
Donyale Werle is an accomplished scenic designer whose focus is on sustainable design practices for the stage. She has been awarded a Tony for Peter and the Starcatcher, an Obie for Sustained Excellence of Set Design, was a nominee for Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, among other honors. Werle is currently the co-chair of the Pre/Post Production Committee for the Broadway Green Alliance.


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - Saturday March 8, 2014 12:00pm
CC South Hall

9:30am

Commercial Exhibitors Meeting
Commercial Exhibitors Meeting

Moderators
avatar for Barbizon Lighting Company

Barbizon Lighting Company

Sales Manager, Barbizon Lighting Company
Barbizon, in business since 1947, is the one-stop source for sales, service, installation and integration of lighting equipment and accessories for the Performing Arts, Themed Environments, Live Productions, Film and Television. We have more than 20,000 products in stocking locations across the world and we represent hundreds of manufacturers . We have a vast inventory of virtually anything you could need for your lighting and rigging. No one... Read More →

Thursday March 6, 2014 9:30am - 9:50am
CC - Exhibit Hall VIP Lounge

10:00am

Commercial Exhibits
Commercial Exhibits open.

Moderators
avatar for Barbizon Lighting Company

Barbizon Lighting Company

Sales Manager, Barbizon Lighting Company
Barbizon, in business since 1947, is the one-stop source for sales, service, installation and integration of lighting equipment and accessories for the Performing Arts, Themed Environments, Live Productions, Film and Television. We have more than 20,000 products in stocking locations across the world and we represent hundreds of manufacturers . We have a vast inventory of virtually anything you could need for your lighting and rigging. No one... Read More →

Thursday March 6, 2014 10:00am - 6:00pm
CC North/South Hall

10:00am

Education Expo
University, College and Training School Exhibits open.

Moderators
avatar for Barbizon Lighting Company

Barbizon Lighting Company

Sales Manager, Barbizon Lighting Company
Barbizon, in business since 1947, is the one-stop source for sales, service, installation and integration of lighting equipment and accessories for the Performing Arts, Themed Environments, Live Productions, Film and Television. We have more than 20,000 products in stocking locations across the world and we represent hundreds of manufacturers . We have a vast inventory of virtually anything you could need for your lighting and rigging. No one... Read More →

Thursday March 6, 2014 10:00am - 6:00pm
CC North/South Hall

10:00am

Job Contact Service
Employees meet and interview employers for off-stage jobs.  Off-stage showcase for advanced directors and designers (pre-selected only).

Moderators
avatar for April J'Callahan Marshall

April J'Callahan Marshall

SETC Professional Services, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and yes, even stage manages now and then! In directing the Professional Theatre Services of SETC, April oversees all aspects of the SETC Professional Spring... Read More →
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Constance Smith

Chippola Center for the Arts
Constance Smith has been serving as the Director of Technical Theatre for the Center for the Arts at Chipola College since 2012. She has worked in scenic design and technical production for over 30 years. At the Center for the Arts she is responsible for Scenic, Lighting, and Sound Design as well as the Technical Direction of all productions. She has designed scenery for Meredith College, University of Mobile, University of South Alabama, and... Read More →

Thursday March 6, 2014 10:00am - 6:00pm
CC North Hall

10:30am

Brechtian Methodologies for the 21st Century Classroom
A program for university and college instructors who wish to introduce their students to Brecht's theories and practices, exploring his multi-disciplinary, social engagement and use of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Gelber

Bill Gelber

Texas Tech U
Bill Gelber is an Associate Professor and Director of Theatre in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University. He teaches acting, directing, pedagogy, and period styles.  He has directed over 60 productions in various genres including plays by Shakespeare, Pirandello, Williams, Pinter, and Kushner. He has a doctorate in Theatre History from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Dr. Oscar Brockett. Dr... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Riverboat Suite

10:30am

Casting for Film and Television - An Overview for Actors
Mark Paladini (CSA) explains the job of the casting director to actors, directors, film makers and educators who want to understand the people on the other side of the table. Lecture with Q & A. Prior to teaching at Regent, Mark was a casting agent. He was a past SETC keynote presenter.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Paladini

Mark Paladini

Professional in Residence, Regent University
Mark Paladini csa studied acting with Uta Hagen & appeared in the world premiere of Ain Gordon’s End Over End in NYC. His entry into the casting world involved directing hundreds of commercial auditions for a group of innovative New York commercial casting directors in the 1980’s. Film/TV casting credits include New Line Cinema's The Mask & Mortal Kombat, Disney's Spy Hard and Richard Attenborough's final film, Closing the Ring. TV casting... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

10:30am

Memorization: Traps, Tricks, & Techniques Every Actor Should Know
Many commonly used memorization techniques can actually damage your performance. Use the latest memory research to become a better actor and avoid being trapped by the three R's of line memorization.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown

Professor of Theatre, Edison State College
Stuart Brown hold an MFA in Directing from the University of Texas at Austin and more than 25 years of experience in Film, Television and Theatre.


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 202 A/B

10:30am

Multiple Character One Person Shows
This workshop demonstrates techniques and script structuring for frequent character-to-character interactions and switches along with narration needed when one person plays multiple characters.

Speakers
avatar for George Younts

George Younts

Charleston County School of the Arts
Originally from Illinois, he has toured nationally and worked around the USA and Charleston, SC as a director, designer, producer and performer. Annually, he tours a one-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol and is a Theatre 99 company member. An award winning instructor with over 20 of years of teaching experience he was at the BAK Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL before joining Charleston County School of the Arts in 1999 . He... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Schooner Suite

10:30am

Approaching the Roles of August Wilson's Women
This workshop will examine the performance of a few monologues, followed by a panel discussion on how to approach the limited women's roles in the works of the American playwright August Wilson.

Speakers
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Annette Grevious

Assoc. Professor of Speech & Drama, Claflin University
Annette Grevious is an associate professor of Speech and Drama at Claflin University, a private HBCU with a theater minor, located in Orangeburg, SC. She received training with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and at the University of Louisville, home of the internationally-recognized African-American Theatre Program. Through her diverse training experiences as a student and now professor, she has learned the value of African-American Theatre... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Commodore Suite

10:30am

CANCELED: Age Makeup Step-by-Step
A demonstration of the techniques used to turn an actor into a "tired 30" or a character of advanced age. Workshop for actors of any age, designers, directors or anyone interested in makeup for stage.

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Esther Iverson

Valdosta State U
Esther Iverson is an Assistant Professor at Valdosta State University, Valdosta GA teaching Costume History, Costume Design, Costume Construction, Stage Makeup for Stage and Film and Advanced Makeup. She has presented workshops for colleges and universities,as well as high school and community theatres.


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 107 A

10:30am

Design South:Sound Design
Showcase of professional, educational, and student design work in the southeast region.

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Michael Smith

Professor of Design and Production, Vice Chair, Elon University
Michael Smith is Associate Professor of Performing Art at Elon University. Michael has been a designer in theatre for over 20 years, designing more than 100 productions in professional, academic, regional and community theatre. His credits cover sound design and extend to television productions, video multimedia, and scenery.


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 107 B

10:30am

Sketching, Rendering and Model Making for Theatre Designers
Twelve designers and technicians demonstrate skills in drawing, painting, model making, and soldering. Gather round the tables, try out a few new techniques and learn new skills.

Moderators
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Marianne Custer

Costume Designer, Professor, University of Tennessee
Marianne Custer is resident costume designer at the Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee and head of the MFA design program at The University of Tennessee.   Her design credits include Broadway, regional theatre, the Municipal Theatre of Istanbul, Theatre Les Halles, Avignon, and the National Theatres of Germany and Hungary.

Speakers
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Charlie Calvert

Assistant Professor of Scene Design, College of Charleston
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Wayne Durst

Mississippi State University
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Julie Heneghan

Towson State U
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Terry Dana Jachimiak II

Westminster College
Terry Dana Jachimiak II graduated with a BFA from Longwood College in Farmville, VA and an MFA in Scene Design from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Terry currently teaches at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, and has also taught at Lynchburg College, Brevard College and St. Mary’s College. He designed for Caravan Theatre of Pittsburgh, Saint Mary’s College, Brevard College, Wayne State University, Omaha Children's Theatre and... Read More →
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Ron Keller

Virginia Commonwealth University
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Martha Marking

Appalachian State U
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Eric Olson

Samford U
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Christopher Pickart

U of Tennessee Knoxville
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Shannon T. Robert

Associate Professor of Scene Design, Clemson University
Shannon is a member of the design faculty at Clemson University and the faculty for directing certificate in the MFA Playwriting Program at Hollins University, and a member of USA 829. She is a freelance designer and scenic artist.
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Nate Sinnot

Southern Indiana U
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Jared Spears

The University of Mississippi
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Emily Strickland

Florida School of the Arts


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 106 B

10:30am

The Limits of Unlimited: The Repertory Space
Designing and constructing a repertory set with limited time, budget and resources for the first time. Break down the daunting challenges faced by the student.

Speakers
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John Houtler-McCoy

Graduate Assistant, Indiana University
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Reuben Lucas

Indiana University
Reuben Lucas is the Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Indiana University. His designs have been seen onstage at the Denver Center Theatre Company, National Theatre Conservatory, Theatre Aspen, Indiana Festival Theatre, Curious Theatre Company and others. Previously, he was the resident scenic design associate at the Denver Center Theatre Company, where he worked on more than 40 productions with nationally known designers. Some other... Read More →
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Lauren Lusk

Indiana University
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Meghan Potter

Indiana University


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 106 A

10:30am

Why Knot?
Knot tying is an important skill for a theatre technician to possess. Knowing the proper knot and how to use it will increase the safety and efficiency in almost every area of theatre technology.

Speakers
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Tracy Nunnally

Hall Associates Flying Effects
Tracy is the owner of Hall Associates Flying Effects, the president of NAAFED, and holds memberships in IATSE, USITT, EdTA, and ITA. He is an ETCP Certified Rigger - Arena & Theatre, an ETCP Recognized Trainer, and an ETCP Recognized Employer. In addition, Tracy is a tenured professor and the head of the graduate theatre technology program at the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance. Standing firmly in both the educational... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

10:30am

Drama and Math in Ancient Greece - LIVE!!
In 2012 a team from Centre College led an interdisciplinary class to Greece where we explored the country surveying locations with significance to both drama and math.

Speakers
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Matthew R. Hallock

Centre College
Chair of Centre College Dramatic Arts Program and Professional Scenic and Lighting Designer.


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Midtown

10:30am

Riffing 101: How to Spice Up Your Vocals
Learn about the major and minor pentatonic scales, the country pentatonic scale, the blues scale, bends, turns, scoops, dips, licks, runs, and how to begin improvising with this vocabulary.

Speakers
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Matt Edwards

Shenandoah Conservatory
Matthew Edwards is an Associate Professor of Voice at Shenandoah Conservatory, Artistic Director of the CCM Voice Pedagogy Institute, and author of "So You Want to Sing Rock 'N' Roll?" His current and former students perform on and off-Broadway, on national and international tours, in regional theaters throughout the United States, and on radio and television. An expert on healthy vocal production for contemporary styles, he has authored articles... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Clipper Suite

10:30am

High School New Play Contest Interest Group
Participate in the discussion and planning of SETC's annual competition. Learn how your high school students can submit scripts.

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Meredith Levy

SETC Committe Chair, Hollins U


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Windjammer Suite

10:30am

Snippets: New Works from SETC Playwrights
Hear actors read brief excerpts of new plays by eight to 12 SETC members. No critiquing but a unique opportunity to meet playwrights through their work.

Speakers
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Nancy J. Gall-Clayton

Independent Playwright
Nancy Gall-Clayton and the other panelists are successful playwrights many credits. All serve as Regional Representatives for the Dramatists Guild, an organization with more than 7,000 members. Nancy represents Kentucky. Kim Stinson represents North Carolina and worked closely with the Guild on a censorship case there in 2014. Brent Englar represents Baltimore, and Josh Hartwell represents Colorado.
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Doug Grissom

U of Virginia
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Stephen Hancock

Associate Professor, U of Memphis
Stephen Hancock, His work includes The Writer's Block, The Horror of the Little Family Farce, The Krewe of Ganymede, The Lioness of the Leopards, and Antiquorum Botanicus Nomen, and Revelations. A semi-finalist in the Humana 10-Minute play festival, runner up for the KCACTF Cohen Prize, Sewanee Writer's Conference (Marsha Norman) and the Last Frontier Conference (Edward Albee/Horton Foote). His work has been seen in NYC, New Orleans, Minneapolis... Read More →
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Todd Ristau

Director, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Hollins University
Todd Ristau designed the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University serve as program director. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England, including London’s West End. He founded No Shame Theatre in 1986 and oversaw its evolution into a national network of venues for new works in dozens of cities. He has an extensive theatre background, with expertise in... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Leinkauf

10:30am

Scholarship Committee Meeting
Annual Meeting of the chairs of the Ballew, Behm, Halbach, Holliday, Porterfield, Secondary School, Smith and Wilson Scholarships.

Speakers
avatar for Newberry College

Newberry College

Professor / Chair, Newberry College Theatre
Pat Gagliano is Chair of the Department of Arts and Communications at Newberry College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of South Florida, and his MFA from Florida State University. His Master’s work focused on Theatre directing, education, and management. Over the years, Pat has continued learning his craft, staying active in stage performance as well as adding experience and training in acting for... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Captain Suite

10:30am

Sociodrama for the Classroom: An Introduction to Theory and Techniques
Explore techniques and theory. Learn tools for psychosocial development and ensemble creation as well as specific and practical applications for theatre education.

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Lilavati Sinclair

Hypothetical Theatre Company
Lilavati Sinclair, is a licensed social worker and Director of Educational Outreach for The Hypothetical Theatre Company. As a social worker and an advocate for the therapeutic and social benefits of the arts, Lilavati brings sociodramatic techniques to a variety of academic, therapeutic and professional settings. Lilavati leads workshops nationwide to clinicians, teachers and business professionals.


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Ashland Place B

10:30am

GulfQuest National Maritime Museum Tour - Free, Check Registration for Availability
Meet at the museum lobby. Exclusive sneak peek and guided tour of Mobile's newly built GulfQuest National Maritime Museum. Learn about the latest and greatest in exhibit design and how theatre skills were applied to the creative development. The museum is located on the south side of the Convention Center on the other side of the plaza.

Speakers
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Tony Zodrow

Executive Director, GulfQuest Maritime Museum
Tony Zodrow has served as an administrator for the educational non-profits, from a private university to two large science centers and currently as Executive Director of GulfQuest, a new interactive maritime museum slated to open several weeks after SETC in 2014. GulfQuest will be the first museum of its kind dedicated to the maritime history, culture and traditions of the Gulf Coast, and only the third maritime museum in the world... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
GulfQuest National Maritime Museum

10:30am

New Technology for Stage Managers: Digital Blocking
An examination of a variety of software and hardware for recording blocking notation digitally.

Speakers
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Patricia Crotty

Florida School of the Arts
During her tenure as Professor of Acting and Stage Management at Florida School of the Arts Patricia Crotty has directed over fifty play and musicals, in addition to designing and implementing the stage management degree which she supervises. She is past Chairman of the SETC Stage management committee and still maintains an active involvement in the committee. In addition to her teaching, Patricia has worked as a free-lance director for a variety... Read More →
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Shawn Paul Evans

Associate Professor of Theater, Washington and Lee University
Shawn Paul Evans is an Associate Professor of Theater at Washington and Lee University. He is a scenic and lighting designer, a production manager and technical director. His research interests include: technology for theater management and performance; Swedish Theater and he leads a spring term study abroad trip every other year to Stockholm, Sweden. Shawn Paul works as a theater consultant for the architectural design of new and renovated... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 202 A/B

10:30am

Basic Mask Work for Actors
An introduction to working with mask to explore physical and emotional character transformation.

Speakers
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Neil David Seibel

Associate Professor of Theatre, Director of Performance, Auburn University Montgomery
Neil David Seibel has acting/directing credits including Off Broadway, Denver Center Theatre Company, Theatre Aspen, Arvada Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Alley Theatre-Houston, Theatre Under The Stars, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Montgomery Ballet and three years as associate artistic director of the Brooklyn based ALAT-etc. His devised works have been performed throughout the United States and... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 203 B

10:30am

Body-Mapping and Alexander Principles for Performers
Clarify your thinking and acting choices through movement! A blend of body-mapping explorations and Alexander Principles leads to greater openness, expressiveness and power.

Speakers
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Tommy Schoffler

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, WV Wesleyan College
I am the co-vice chair of the Movement Committee. I teach acting, movement and musical theatre, and am a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Stop by my workshop, "Ease Up: Alexander for Performers" Friday at 7 pm in Imperial A!


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 203 A

10:30am

Da, I Have a Russian Accent
Using the techniques of Knight/Thompson Speechwork, especially the oral posture, you will be able to play with, explore and use a Russian accent easily and effectively.

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Vivian Majkowski

Prof., Voice and Speech, SCAD
Vivian Majkowski is the Immediate Past Chair of the Voice and Speech Committee for SETC. She is a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Majkowski holds an MFA in Voice and Speech from the the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theatre School Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. She began studying with Catherine Fitzmaurice and Dudley Knight in 1992 and is certified in Fitzmaurice Voicework. She is... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Jubilee Suite

10:30am

MASTERCLASS: Embodied Learning: Interactive Movement for the Classroom
Adam McKinney, former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre dancer and Chair of the Dance Department of New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, leads participants in Gyrontonic and Laban-based movement composition exercises to assist educators and practitioners in tapping into the power of physical performance. Participants will discover ways of approaching "embodied learning": perceptual and contextual ways of knowing and understanding the world that is based in and of the body and using this approach both in studio and performance contexts. This is an engaging and physically-based workshop open to students and teachers of all levels. Cost $35. Check SETC registration for availability.

Speakers
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Adam McKinney

DNAWorks
Co-Director of DNAWORKS, Adam McKinney is a classically trained dancer and former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, and Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet. Adam has taught master dance classes in the U.S., Hungary, Indonesia, England, Ghana, South Africa, and Israel, and has organized programs on social justice and the Arts with a long list of organizational partners, including Ghana's... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

10:30am

Dance Prep: Preparation, Presentation, and Career Planning
This workshop will demonstrate the dance audition format given at SETC with focus on dancing and career opportunities.

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Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 12:50pm
CC 204 A/B

12:00pm

CANCELED: Mindfulness: Is There an App for That?
How do I get out of my head? Actors can harness mental habits by stimulating emotional and physical responsiveness. All skill levels welcome.

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Danny Burgos

Florida State University
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Michael Hayden

Florida State University
Mr. Hayden has been a steady presence on Broadway, Regional and London stages. His Broadway credits include Henry IV opposite Kevin Kline, Carousel, and Judgment at Nuremberg. London credits include Carousel and Cabaret. A Tony and Olivier Award nominee, he is a recipient of the American Film Institute Best Actor Award. Mr. Hayden is an Assistant Professor of Acting at Florida State University. His research explores the practical application of... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 203 A

12:00pm

Creating the Actor's Reel
Learn how to create your digital film/television acting reel for access into the professional industry. This workshop gives you essential tools and advice on how to build a high quality digital portfolio.

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J.J. Ruscella

Shenandoah U
J.J. Ruscella is the Director of Shenandoah University's Acting Program. He has directed more than forty live theatrical and filmed productions including the International Premiere of Clive Barker's novella "The Hellbound Heart" upon which the movie "Hellraiser" had been based, the feature film The Karaoke King, and the critically acclaimed Miss Julianne (Short Film Corner Festival de Cannes). An innovator in live action simulation, Ruscella... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Riverboat Suite

12:00pm

Ethics and Actor Training
To achieve success, students must push past their "comfort zones." This can involve very intimate training methods. The panel will discuss issues of power in training, nudity, ethics in the studio, and more.

Speakers
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Jeff Day

Asbury University
Jeff Day is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and a professor at Asbury University. He is the director of Theatre & Cinema Performance, which is part of the Communication Arts Department at Asbury. He holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Utah, in conjunction with The Sundance Institute. He a three time winner of the Kennedy Center’s, KCACTF Directing Award of Excellence. Jeff is also a filmmaker and co-founder of Lucky Day... Read More →
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Denise Gabriel

U of North Carolina Greensboro
Denise Gabriel is a member of UNCGreensboro Performance Faculty and Resident Movement Director with Triad Stage. She is a Founding Board Member of ATME and Sensory Awareness Leader with the Sensory Awareness Foundation. Ms. Gabriel has thirty years of experience in the professional theatre and has taught in numerous Universities across the country and internationally.
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Mark Paladini

Professional in Residence, Regent University
Mark Paladini csa studied acting with Uta Hagen & appeared in the world premiere of Ain Gordon’s End Over End in NYC. His entry into the casting world involved directing hundreds of commercial auditions for a group of innovative New York commercial casting directors in the 1980’s. Film/TV casting credits include New Line Cinema's The Mask & Mortal Kombat, Disney's Spy Hard and Richard Attenborough's final film, Closing the Ring. TV casting... Read More →
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Laura Rikard

Professor, Head of Acting and Movement, Stephen F. Austin State U
Laura Rikard is a stage/film actress, director, and movement/devised theatre specialist. She has worked with the Actor's Studio, LaMAMA, ETC, New Perspectives Theatre and appeared at Carnegie Hall. She studied Commedia dell'Arte with master teachers Antionio Fava, Carlos Garcia, and Christopher Bayes. She studied devising and physical theatre with Odin Teatret. She received her MA in Acting from Liverpool Institute For the Performing Arts, and... Read More →
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R Cliff Thompson

Professor of Theatre, Freed-Hardeman University
R. Cliff Thompson serves the university as Director of Theatre. He received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi, a B.A. in theatre from Harding University, and an M.F.A. in directing from the University of Memphis. Thompson specializes in acting, directing, and theatre history instruction. | | Thompson worked professionally in the Memphis theatre community. In 2004, he spent a summer working with the... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Leinkauf

12:00pm

Nail That Audition: Guide to a Fearless Audition
Lecture and discussion on what makes an audition work including choosing material, how to dress, how to find your way in an unfamiliar situation and how to handle callbacks.

Speakers
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Hardy Koenig

North Dakota State University
Hardy Koenig holds an MFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a degree in drama from the University of Texas Austin. Hardy is a professor of theatre in performance at North Dakota State University where he is completing his sixth year and first year as Chair of the department. In a previous life, before committing to a career in academics, Hardy was a drummer in rock bands in California and Texas and paid his way... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Windjammer Suite

12:00pm

Rounds: Using Bodies to Create the Scene
In response to a prompt, each member of the group will create a simple movement or brief scene using some or all of the other members of the group. The group then decides what works best.

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E. Bert Wallace

Associate Professor, Campbell University
E. Bert Wallace is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. In addition to teaching, writing, and directing, he is also Director of the Drama & Christian Ministry Program and Co-Director of the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. For SETC, he serves on the Editorial Board of Theatre Symposium and as Chair of the Religion and Theatre Committee.


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 203 B

12:00pm

Overview & Update of Legal Issues for the Theatre
Ellison provides an overview of legal issues including: copyright, contract, censorship, discrimination, employment, tax and trademark. Includes an "ask the lawyer" segment, so bring your questions.

Speakers
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Daniel Ellison

Attorney at Law, Duke, U North Carolina School of the Arts
Daniel Ellison is an attorney in Durham, NC., concentrating in arts law. He has been concentrating in arts-related law for over twenty years; he has advised numerous artists, including playrights, actors, and local theaters. He teaches a course in the Duke University Department of Theater Studies on “Legal Issues for the Performing Arts” and also teaches a course on “Non-profit Arts & Cultural Institutions." He is Chair of the Durham... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 202 A/B

12:00pm

Past President's Committee Meeting
A meeting for the Past Presidents' of the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH - President's Suite 8120

12:00pm

KCACTF Info Session
This program gives faculty and students new to KCACTF insight into the only festival that celebrates college theatre student work. We'll discuss the regional and national opportunities that the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival offers students and faculty.

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Jeff Green

KCACTF
Professor and Chair of Theater, Communication & Media Arts Arts at Georgia Southwestern, Artistic Director of the Rylander Theater/CP Productions and the faculty advisor/producer for GSW-TV16 student television productions. He also serves as Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV. A member of Actors Equity Association since 1985,


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Ashland Place B

12:00pm

Blurred Lines: Defacing Stereotypes of Gender and Sexuality
Move beyond the social construction of stereotyping to explore and discuss the ideology that by blurring the lines on gender and sexuality, we can create a new normal through our work in the theatre.

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Susan Reese Cato

Florida Atlantic University
Susan Reece Cato is currently an Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, where she teaches Acting and Movement for the Actor. She received her BA in Drama from The University of North Carolina at Asheville and her MFA in Acting from Florida Atlantic University. She is a Certified Michael Chekhov Teacher through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Presently, Susan is continuing her education in Women and... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Commodore Suite

12:00pm

Design South: Scenic Design
Showcase of professional, educational, and student design work in the southeast region.

Speakers
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Eric Olson

Samford U
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Christopher Pickart

U of Tennessee Knoxville
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Nate Sinnot

Southern Indiana U


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 107 B

12:00pm

Dynamic Fabric Choices for Costuming
Looking at examples of costumes, designers show how to layer fabrics, embellish fabrics, and create visual excitement in their costumes through the choice of the perfect fabric or fabrics.

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Stacey Galloway

Assistant Professor of Costume Technology/Design, U of Florida
Stacey Galloway is Associate Professor of Costume Technology/Design at University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance. She has worked as a costume designer, assistant, technician and shop manager at theatres such as Playwright’s Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, McCarter Theatre, Yale Repertory and Long Wharf Theatre. Stacey is a member of USA Local 829 and received her MFA in Costume Design from West Virginia University.
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Robin McGee

University of Florida
Robin L. McGee is a working designer and educator. Robin worked as a designer and an associate designer in New York City for 18 years before moving to Florida to teach at the University of Florida. She has designed for Broadway, Off Broadway, Regional theatre, Regional Opera, Dance ,Circus and Theme parks. She recently designed “Dial M for Murder” at the Maltz Jupiter theatre.


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 106 B

12:00pm

Emphasizing Production Feasibility to Avoid Common Pitfalls
Most instances of a production being over budget or over produced can be avoided by trusting the Technical Director to determine the feasibility of design and entrusting them with the power to say no.

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David Glenn

Samford University
David Glenn is currently the Technical Director for the School of the Arts at Samford University. He served as the Technical Director of the University's 2640 seat concert hall for 10 years before joining the School of the Arts 5 years ago. Prior to working at Samford, he spent 3 seasons as the Technical Director at the Dallas Theater Center, 2 seasons as the Technical Director for Birmingham Summerfest, and 2 Seasons as the Technical Director of... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 106 A

12:00pm

Gel and Gobo Angst: The Psychology behind Expendables
Choosing gel and gobos can be nerve-wracking. Learn the psychology of color and what the universal language of line means to your audience.

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Anne Willingham

The Bradfield Company
Anne L. Willingham is the Educational Outreach Director at Bradfield Stage Lighting and the resident lighting designer for Nashville Shakespeare Festival. She received a Bachelor of Interior Design from the School of Architecture at Auburn University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. After a graduate internship at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Ms. Willingham moved to Nashville to design for such groups as Shelter... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 201 A/B

12:00pm

Running on Empty
Your "Well"€ is spent, and more is expected. Discover methods of renewal that will allow you to move forward while acknowledging emptiness as a key component to the creative process.

Speakers
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Brandon McWilliams

Assistant Professor of Costume Design, Louisiana State University
Brandon R. McWilliams holds a BFA in Theatre Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in Costume Design from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. He has designed costumes regionally for the Texas Shakespeare Festival, Swine Palace, Silver Spring Stage, Potomac Theatre Project, Actors’ Theatre of Washington, Virginia Musical Theatre, No Rules Theatre Co., Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Hartford Children’s Theatre, Adventure... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 107 A

12:00pm

Grabbing Dionysus by the Horns: Engaging the Collaborative Creative Process
Promote a more creative collaboration. Learn how you can synergize your production process through an informational app for engaging your theatrical process.

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Bickerstaff

Jimmy Bickerstaff

Associate Professor of Theatre, Valdosta State University
Dr. Jimmy Bickerstaff is Associate Professor of Theatre at Valdosta State University in Georgia where he teaches Theatre History, Play Analysis, Directing and Acting. His Ph.D. is from the University of Oregon with emphases in Dramatic Literature, Theory, and Directing. He enjoys serving on the SETC Publications Committee, has written for Southern Theater, and has published with Taylor and Francis and CTAM Journal as well.


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Midtown

12:00pm

Teaching Playwriting in High School Drama Classes
Getting kids to begin the writing process is half the battle. In this workshop, teachers will learn techniques to direct students on the way to creating scripts for publication and presentation.

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Martha Summey

Director/instructor, The Altamont School
Known by many as "Dramamama", Martha Summey has taught and directed theatre in Alabama schools for almost 40 years to students in grades 5-12. She has produced hundreds of plays in that time and has written and directed her own and students' works. She is currently director of theatre at The Altamont School in Birmingham, AL.


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Jubilee Suite

12:00pm

Keep the Show, Lose the Drama: Mediation, a Tool to Better Productions
Plays can come to a standstill or never reach full potential because of friction among company members, cast and crew. Mediation - a tool in every company's "toolbox" as a way to facilitate excellence.

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Jesse Bates

Actor, Alabama School of Fine Arts - retired
Jesse has 30- plus years teaching, performing and producing theatre on an academic and professional level. He has seen many plays come close to crashing or never reach their full potential because of personal or professional and artistic differences. In an effort to reduce the waste of time, money and human resources, he would like to discuss with others the using of manditory mediation as a means for facilitating efficiency. He has observed... Read More →
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Mary Lynn Bates

Attorney at Law, Mediator


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Clipper Suite

12:00pm

Stage Movement Committee Meeting
Annual meeting for anyone interested in discussing movement programming at the Convention. Got an idea? Bring it!

Speakers
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Lee Crouse

Mississippi U for Women
Lee Crouse is on faculty at The Mississippi University for Women. He received his MFA in Performance at the University of Southern Mississippi. Lee is working towards a teaching certification in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. He also serves as President of the Mississippi Theatre Association.
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Daniel Granke

University of South Florida
Dan Granke is a movement, mask, mime, and stage combat specialist. He is a Certified Teacher Candidate with the National Michael Chekhov Association and a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He has worked and taught in New York and Chicago. He is currently based in Tampa, Florida, where he teaches Acting, Stage Combat, and Mask at the University of South Florida
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Tommy Schoffler

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, WV Wesleyan College
I am the co-vice chair of the Movement Committee. I teach acting, movement and musical theatre, and am a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Stop by my workshop, "Ease Up: Alexander for Performers" Friday at 7 pm in Imperial A!


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

12:00pm

Releasing Shakespeare's Words: The Rodenburg Approach
This physical on-your-feet workshop explores delivering Shakespeare's verse through vocal and physical exercises developed by Master Voice Teacher Patsy Rodenburg.

Speakers
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Karl B. Wildman

Assistant Professor of Theatre/Voice & Acting, Valdosta State University
Karl B. Wildman is an Assistant Professor of Theatre/Voice & Acting at Valdosta State University. His focus and research on Voice for the Actor has led him to study with voice luminaires Arthur Lessac and Patsy Rodenburg. Karl’s voice-work can be heard on several audio titles published by Random House Listening Library and Full Cast Audio. He received his M.F.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Florida and also holds a B.A. in... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Schooner Suite

1:00pm

Theatre for Youth Festival Load Out
Theatre for Youth Festvial Load Out

Moderators
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Chad McDonald

SETC Festival Production Manager, Cookeville Performing Arts Center
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Jennifer Scott McNair

SETC Festival Chair, Galloway School

Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Bon Secour Bllrm

1:00pm

Embodying Shakespeare: Performance of the Language
Multidisciplinary workshop expands our understanding of embedded stage directions by demonstrating how language, meter, and rhetoric can be embodied through the principles of Viewpoints.

Speakers
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Doreen Bechtol

MFA Company Manager, Mary Baldwin College
Doreen Bechtol is the Master of Fine Arts Company Manager and Director of Training for the Shakespeare and Performance program at Mary Baldwin College. As a physical trainer, her approach blends several modes of training, such as: Suzuki and Viewpoints, acrobatics, dance, and yoga. As the director of the MFA Company’s devised show, she developed her brand of ensemble-based work for creating original performance through years of training with the... Read More →
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Matt Davies

Assistant Professor, Mary Baldwin College
An Associate Professor in Mary Baldwin College's MLitt/MFA in Shakespeare and Performance in association with the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA, Matt is also an associate director with Actors From The London Stage, and a professional actor and director.


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 203 A

1:00pm

Long Form Improv Techniques
The techniques of tag outs, game rounds, openings and closings along with structuring options will be focused on as an introduction into this popular style of improv.

Speakers
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George Younts

Charleston County School of the Arts
Originally from Illinois, he has toured nationally and worked around the USA and Charleston, SC as a director, designer, producer and performer. Annually, he tours a one-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol and is a Theatre 99 company member. An award winning instructor with over 20 of years of teaching experience he was at the BAK Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL before joining Charleston County School of the Arts in 1999 . He... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

1:00pm

Right Actor Right Role through Affinity Casting
Demonstration of an audition process that systematically reveals actors' understanding of roles, working methods, and other factors affecting rehearsal behavior and cast interactions.

Speakers
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Roger Held

Michigan Tech University
Roger Held is a member of SDC and the Chicago Directors Lab. He’s appeared regularly offering workshops at state and national EDTA conferences and Regional KC/ACTF Festivals in directorial methodology and performance. He was the recipient of the regional distinguished theatre educator award. His career spans community, professional, and educational theatre where he’s played the roles of artistic director and department chair. He has a... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Riverboat Suite

1:00pm

'This Is My Space!' Managing Limited Space in Academics
Explorations of the challenges in running an academic program alongside a road house and how to keep the peace among faculty and staff.

Speakers
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Middle Tennessee State University

Justin Durham is the Production Manager at Middle Tennessee State University. As a designer and technician he has worked on hundreds of projects across the country. He is passionate about advancing student learning opportunities with new technology utilization by discovering cost effective ways for institutions to identify resources to fund these endeavors.


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
BH Midtown

1:00pm

KCACTF Respondent Training Session
Share your insights on responding to shows! Learn how to respond to shows! This session is for the veteran respondent and the faculty member new to KCACTF. Veteran respondents, come meet colleagues new to the region. New respondents, come hear the stories of respondents who are enriched by the KCACTF experience. Be a part of the most exciting regional festival to celebrate college/university theatre student and faculty work!

Speakers
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Jeff Green

KCACTF
Professor and Chair of Theater, Communication & Media Arts Arts at Georgia Southwestern, Artistic Director of the Rylander Theater/CP Productions and the faculty advisor/producer for GSW-TV16 student television productions. He also serves as Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV. A member of Actors Equity Association since 1985,


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
BH Ashland Place B

1:00pm

Theatre Accessibility for All: How to Include Deaf Artists
A discussion of past and current trends in providing accessibility for deaf audience members and deaf theatre artists. The session will introduce strategies for accessibility.

Speakers
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Harry Culpepper, Jr.

Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts
Harry Culpepper, Jr. graduated from Shenandoah University with a BFA in Music Theatre. He began teaching by starting the drama program at the SC School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg, SC and then spent time as the Education Specialist at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, SC. He is currently the Theatre Teacher at the Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts. He serves on the boards of the South Eastern... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Commodore Suite

1:00pm

Creating Design Renderings with ArtStudio on iPads
Explore techniques available with the ArtStudio App for iPad and how it can benefit the designer. iPad demonstration on projector will show it in action.

Speakers
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Colleen Muscha

Florida State University
Colleen Muscha—Professor of Costume Design at Florida State University and Director of the MFA Costume Design program. Designed costumes professionally at numerous regional theatres including the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespearean and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Penn Centre Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre Louisville and Asolo Repertory Theatre. Designed costumes for the original... Read More →
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Matthew Pedersen

Florida State University


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 106 B

1:00pm

Design South: Lighting
Showcase of professional, educational, and student design work in the southeast region.

Speakers
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Robert O'Leary

SETC Design Committee Chair, Florida School of the Arts School of the Arts


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 107 B

1:00pm

Mask-Making Techniques
Create partial and full-head masks using materials from thermoplastics and polyfoam to paper mache. Discover what materials are best for low and high budget projects.

Speakers
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Mary McClung

Associate Professor of Costume Design, West Virginia University
Mary McClung is the Associate Professor of Costume Design at West Virginia University, School of Theater and Dance. She has designed costumes, puppets, and sets for theatre, video, and television. Companies include Disney, Children’s Television Workshop, Universal Studios, Dallas Children’s Theatre, The Idaho Repertory Theatre and The Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Designs include: As You Like It, The Dining Room, Twelfth Night, The Tempest... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 201 A/B

1:00pm

Tailoring 101: Techniques to Create Men's 19th Century Garments
Techniques, steps and examples presented in creating 19th century tailored menswear for the stage.

Speakers
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Martha Cooper

Florida State University
Martha H. Cooper is a tenured Associate Professor of Costume Technology at Florida State University and serves as Patterning Supervisor for School of Theatre productions. She has worked as a draper, costume shop manager and/or costume designer at numerous theatres, universities, and theme parks for too many years to mention. Additionally, she is a long-time active member of both SETC and USITT, formerly serving as Chair of SETC's Design/Tech... Read More →
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Annie Rupprecht

Florida State University


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 106 A

1:00pm

Henry the Which? Who'€™s Who in Shakespeare's History Plays
Don't know Henry V from Richard III? This interactive, energetic workshop traces the major characters and families of Shakespeare's history plays. Never be confused again.

Speakers
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Sarah McCarroll

Georgia Southern University
Sarah McCarroll is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University, where she is also a member of the Center for Irish Teaching and Research. She teaches courses ranging from Script Analysis and Theatre History to Costume Design and Stage Makeup, and is the Costume Shop manager. Sarah holds a PhD from Indiana University in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature and an MFA in Costume Design and Technology from the University of... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Windjammer Suite

1:00pm

MASTERCLASS: Say Word! Hip Hop Theatre in the Classroom
A primer on how to incorporate Hip Hop Theatre, the "theatre of now," into various classroom settings. Open to students, teachers, Hip Hop heads, curious allies and everyone else. Open to all.

Speakers
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Dr. Daniel Banks

Teacher's Institute, Wednesday Keynote, Masterclass Teacher, DNAWorks
Join Daniel banks for a Keynote Forum exploring Hip Hop, Applied Theatre and Theatre of Purpose. During the presentation and dialogue, he will share practical information about how to structure and apply such techniques into an existing theatre program/curriculum. Banks is a firm believer in interaction: "Expect a chance to think on your feet and begin some visioning work." | | Banks is an accomplished international artist both on the page... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

1:00pm

A Singing Audition Tune-Up
Need one more lesson on your audition song? Bring your music and work with a voice teacher and accompanist.

Speakers
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Randall Richardson

Performance Studies, Department Chair, Samford University
Randall Richardson is Professor of Voice at Samford University and Department Chair of Performance Studies. In addition to teaching careers, his students have performed in Las Vegas, Disney World, cruise ships, national TV commercials, film, Off-Broadway, opera companies, national tours, and regional music theatre companies. He has also had a national Metropolitan Opera winner, a Miss America winner and first, third, and fourth runners up in... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Clipper Suite

1:00pm

Character-Driven Musical Theatre Dance
This how-to musical theatre dance class will help participants understand how making actor driven character choices will help catch the eye of casting directors. For intermediate and advanced dancers.

Speakers
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Amy Fritsche

Kent State U
Amy Fritsche earned her Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Southern California. Amy is currently teaching acting, and musical theatre at Kent State University. Amy has performed in films, commercials and on stage. She has worked with Fox Animations Studios, Phoenix Theater, Lyric Theater of Oklahoma, and toured with Theater League. Favorite roles... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 204 A/B

1:00pm

Playwriting NOW: Exercises and Tools to Get Students Writing
Work with playwright Lindsay Price to learn exercises and tools to get students started in the writing process and keep them writing. Don't wait to write, write now! For teachers and instructors.

Speakers
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Lindsay L. Price

Resident Playwright, Theatrefolk
Lindsay Price is the resident playwright for THEATREFOLK a publisher of playscripts and educational resources for schools and student performers. She is also the co-founder of the DRAMA TEACHER ACADEMY. She has been a professional playwright for 20 years and written over 60 plays for the youth market. Lindsay is an established workshop leader and dramaturg. Most recently she taught workshops at the International Thespian Festival, the Florida... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
BH Leinkauf

1:00pm

Denise Halbach Award Committee Meeting
Annual Meeting of the Denise Halbach Award Committee. The Denise Halbach Scholar will be presented at the Saturday Awards Banquet.

Speakers
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Glen G. Gourley

Professor - Director of Theatre, Francis Marion University
Glen Gourley, Professor of Theatre at Francis Marion University - Past SETC President


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Captain Suite

1:00pm

Teaching Theatre Game: Those Who Can, TEACH!
What if those who can, teach! Play the game of classroom and production management. Draw scenario cards and suggest/learn the best course of action.

Speakers
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Chip Rome

Consultant, Educational Stages
Chip Rome is a veteran Theatre Educator and co-author, with Zoe Dillard, of Real-World Theatre Education: A Teacher's Guide to Growing a Theatre Education Program. He headed up the theatre program at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax from 1981-2014, and McLean HS from 2015-16. He sports a BA in Economics and Theatre Arts from Trinity College (Hartford), an MA in Education from Assumption College and an MFA in Drama (Directing) from The... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Jubilee Suite

1:00pm

What Would You Do? Pick a Stage Manager's Brain!
Aimed at the new and inexperienced stage manager. Come with your questions and get answers and help.

Speakers
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Karen Baker

U of Alabama
Karen Baker is a recent graduate from the university of Alabama with her MFA in Directing. Karen is a freelance artist who has worked as an educator, director, and stage manager.
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Mary F. Crook

Grambling State University
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Shawn Paul Evans

Associate Professor of Theater, Washington and Lee University
Shawn Paul Evans is an Associate Professor of Theater at Washington and Lee University. He is a scenic and lighting designer, a production manager and technical director. His research interests include: technology for theater management and performance; Swedish Theater and he leads a spring term study abroad trip every other year to Stockholm, Sweden. Shawn Paul works as a theater consultant for the architectural design of new and renovated... Read More →
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Russell Luke

Adjunct Professor/Box Office Manager, Winthrop University
Is on the faculty at Winthrop University where he teaches Stage Managment, Directing and directs departmental productions. He is a memeber of AEA.
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Julie A. Richardson

Production Stage Manager, ASF
Julie A Richardson is an Equity Stage manager as well as a Director. She has worked throughout the Southeast and jumped Mid west a few times. Theaters worked at include: ASF, Alliance Theater, Actors'Theater of Louisville, Florida Rep, Seaside Music Theater,Theater Emory, Maltz Jupiter Theater plus Lost Colony, Blue Jacket and Horn In The West. Also She was the SM on Stand By Your Man which played the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for 2 runs plus... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 107 A

1:00pm

Stage Combat Verbs as the Playable Action
Explores stage combat terms/verbs as playable actions in scenes of confrontation. Selected verbs are rehearsed as a combination which is then applied as a psychological subtext for playing a scene.

Speakers
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Michael Hill-Kirkland

Chairman, Department of Theatre Arts, Regent University
Michael Hill-Kirkland is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He teaches stage combat in the MFA Acting degree program for Regent University. He has designed fights all over the US and has guest and team taught at such prestigious UK conservatories as RADA, Birmingham School of Acting, and MGA Academy of the Performing Arts, Edinburgh, Scotland. He has authored numerous articles and is author of Stage Combat: An... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

1:00pm

Eks: Afrikaans Accent for the Actor
This fun, phonetics-free workshop introduces the Afrikaans accent for the actor. Participants will leave with a handout, media samples, exercises, and monologues for further study. All levels welcome.

Speakers
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Stacey Cabaj

Stacey Cabaj is the Acting Director of the MFA in Performance Pedagogy program at the University of Pittsburgh. She works extensively as a voice, speech, dialect, and singing coach. She is an also an award-winning actress, having performed on stages across North America and Europe, in numerous films and several network television series.  BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory; MFA in Theatre Pedagogy (Voice and Speech) from... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Schooner Suite

2:30pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Wendy MacLeod "What Really Counts is Stamina"

Playwright: The House of Yes, Juvenilia, The Water Children

"Whether we're writers or actors, what really counts is not dreaming about fame and glory--but stamina" (Anton Chekhov's, The Seagull)). Playwright Wendy MacLeod explores the importance of practicing your craft in an interview format.

Introduction: Tiza Garland (SETC Vice President of Programming, U of Florida)
Interviewer: Jack Benjamin (SETC President, U of SC - Aiken)

Speakers
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Wendy MacLeod

Thursday Keynote, Ten-Minute Play Respondent, Playwright and Educator
Wendy MacLeod is a dynamic playwright who has enjoyed success through her own work and by fostering emerging playwrights. She is most widely known for The House of Yes which was adapted into an award winning film and has had very successful stage runs in theatres around the world. MacLeod strives to move beyond stories that follow expected routes and instead tackles topics considered to be taboo such as incest, eating disorders, and... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
RV Bon Secour Bllrm

3:45pm

Commercial Exhibitor Showcase and Social
Join us for snacks and beverage as you stroll the aisles and visit the Exhibitor Parks!
Gather expertise, ideas, and inspiration as you check out the hottest products and services available in the industry.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no workshops from 3:45PM-4:30PM

Moderators
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Barbizon Lighting Company

Sales Manager, Barbizon Lighting Company
Barbizon, in business since 1947, is the one-stop source for sales, service, installation and integration of lighting equipment and accessories for the Performing Arts, Themed Environments, Live Productions, Film and Television. We have more than 20,000 products in stocking locations across the world and we represent hundreds of manufacturers . We have a vast inventory of virtually anything you could need for your lighting and rigging. No one... Read More →

Sponsors
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4Wall Entertainment Lighting

Meet Tom Stanziano from 4Wall Entertainment, a full-service lighting company that specializes solely in providing entertainment lighting systems. We are proud to say that we don't try to focus our resources and talents on anything other than providing quality lighting. This ensures that we don't spread ourselves too thin, so no matter the size of your production, you'll be treated as if you're our only client and your project will receive the... Read More →
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Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC)

Booth 707
ETC began more than three decades ago with the conviction that there was a better way to make a lighting control console. There was. We developed one of the first microprocessor-based systems, which boasted the then blindingly fast 2MHz 8080 CPU! Now our popular lighting control consoles – including the Eos®, Congo® and Smart Solutions™ lines – are thousands of times more powerful than those groundbreaking early... Read More →
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Eye Dialogue

Founded in 2004, Eye Dialogue is a lighting, sound, special effects & video company. Nationally recognized for our innovative approach to lighting design, Eye Dialogue brings integrity & creativity to entertainment design, emphasizing use of new techniques & technology. | | The largest stock of LED Color Changing fixtures in our area, we provide impactful lighting systems which run on a tenth the power a conventional lighting... Read More →
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Hollins Exposition Services

When Second Best Just Won't Do | HOLLINS Exposition Services offers the very best in Service, Equipment and Know-how... | For Conventions• Trade Shows• Expositions• Corporate Meetings • Special Event |  You never get a second chance to make that first impression.
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InterAmerica Stage

InterAmerica Stage
InterAmerica Stage, Inc., is a stage rigging and specialty equipment company that provides contracting, consulting, project management, design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance services for the broadcast and entertainment industries. | | Our experience allows us to work effectively and efficiently with all members of a Project Team, from Designers to Construction Managers. We will help your project run seamlessly. | | InterAmerica... Read More →
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Mainstage Theatrical Supply

Founded in 1981, Mainstage Theatrical Supply, Inc. is a full service entertainment supply company, with offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Pensacola, Florida; and Memphis, Tennessee as well as satellite field sales employees. All offices maintain a large stock of basic theater and entertainment supplies and offer the newest technology in stage equipment.
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Pioneer Drama Service

For half a century, Pioneer Drama Service has been hand-picking manuscripts through a rigorous selection process to make sure you can find just the right show for your cast, crew and community. | Trust our integrity. We’re proud to offer wholesome scripts appropriate for community and children’s theatres, youth theatres, church groups and school productions. | Stay within budget — and keep it reasonable. Most of our affordable... Read More →
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TheatreWorld Backdrops

| TheatreWorld Backdrops: Offering Broadway-Class Theatre Backdrop Rentals Exclusively From Florida! Our mission is to provide backdrops with significant detail and realism that are designed and manufactured with artistic precision. We pair this with top-flight, friendly customer service to ensure that you receive the best production values available in the scenic backdrop marketplace. This shows through best in our Signature Series Scenic... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
CC North/South Hall

4:30pm

Theatre for Youth Festival Critique
Response for this year's festival performances.

Moderators
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Jennifer Scott McNair

SETC Festival Chair, Galloway School

Speakers
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Tom Behm

SETC Theatre For Youth Respondent
Tom Behm was a founder of SETC's Theatre for Youth Festival and served as a Board Member and Theatre for Youth Division Chairman  He is Professor Emeritus from UNC-Greensboro where he taught and directed for 34 years and founded the professional NC Theatre for Young People Touring Company. He is a published playwright and was active in all areas of theatre for youth nationally and internationally.
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Barry Kornhauser

SETC Theatre For Youth Respondent
Director of Arts Initiatives at Millersville University, TYA playwright.  Awards: Chorpenning Cup, Helen Hayes Award, Ivey Award, two AATE Distinguished Play Awards, Bonderman Prize.  Grants/Fellowships: NEA, TYA/USA, Doris Duke, Mid-Atlantic Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; and youth theater program honored at White House.  Plays performed at New Visions/New Voices, One Theatre World, other national festivals. ... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
RV Jubilee Suite

4:30pm

The Seven Secrets of the Working Actor
I'll help connect-the-dots for success in your career as an actor. We discuss the balance between "Art" and "The Biz,"€ handling the challenges of the ups and downs of everyday living as an actor.

Speakers
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Mark Jeter

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
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Anthony Reimer

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Anthony Reimer is an actor & a representative for the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He serves as an Associate Artist with the New York Classical Theatre. Anthony has appeared in numerous NYC productions (revivals, Off-Broadway, Cabarets & Comedy Clubs) Regionally he has appeared at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Capital Rep., PA & Pensacola Shakespeare Festivals & the Denver Center. He has taught workshops all over the world including at... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

4:30pm

Meeting Expectations: Incorporating Good Business & Artistic Training
Is there a need for educating student artists about the business practices of the performing arts? If so, how do we offer it, and where do we implement it in the curriculum?

Speakers
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Jeffrey Tangeman

U of Alabama
JEFFREY TANGEMAN (Assistant Professor of Theatre) is the Head of the MFA Directing Program at the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance where he teaches Directing and Stage Management courses. He is a proud member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers (SDC). The former Producing Artistic Director of Black Box Productions in NYC and Artistic Director for the New Play Developmental Series (also in NYC), Jeffrey has also... Read More →
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Dominic Yeager

Director, Arts Management, The University of Alabama


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
RV Commodore Suite

4:30pm

Tips for Graduate School Audition Survival
Get recruiters to sit up and take notice. Faculty from URTA schools work one-on-one with actors, and offer tips and techniques for a successful graduate school audition. Bring audition material!

Speakers
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Tiza Garland

SETC VP of Programming


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
RV Windjammer Suite

4:30pm

Publications Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the Publications Committee, which oversees Southern Theatre magazine, SETC News and Theatre Symposium. Open to all.

Speakers
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Jimmy Bickerstaff

Associate Professor of Theatre, Valdosta State University
Dr. Jimmy Bickerstaff is Associate Professor of Theatre at Valdosta State University in Georgia where he teaches Theatre History, Play Analysis, Directing and Acting. His Ph.D. is from the University of Oregon with emphases in Dramatic Literature, Theory, and Directing. He enjoys serving on the SETC Publications Committee, has written for Southern Theater, and has published with Taylor and Francis and CTAM Journal as well.
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Deanna Thompson

Publications Editor, SETC


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
BH Ashland Place B

4:30pm

The MFA Artist as Teacher: The Initial Plunge
A panel discussion of challenges that face the teaching MFA artist, particularly those teaching for the first time in higher education.

Speakers
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Ashley

Cornerstone University
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Kaja Dunn

California State University San Marcos
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Andy Geffken

Assistant Professor, Liberty University
Andy Geffken is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Liberty University. After receiving his MFA in Acting at Regent University he helped start the Americana Theatre Company in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Beyond acting and directing, he works as the Fight Director for the Alluvion Stage Company. Andy lives in Forest, Virginia with his wife and three children.
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Scott M. Hayes

Associate Dean, School of Communication & Creative Arts, Liberty University
Scott Hayes serves as Associate Dean for Liberty University's School of Communication & Creative Arts where he is also an associate professor specializing in acting and directing. Scott has been teaching, producing, and directing for 19 years throughout the United States and England. He is a member of SAG and AEA. In 2015 he appeared in Tidewater Stage Company's production of THE NERD, and he directed the Virginia premiere of PETER AND THE... Read More →
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Marji Peters

Visiting Professor of Theatre, Regent University
Marji Peters is the Visiting Professor of Theatre in Regent University'’s College of Arts & Sciences. She was offered the position shortly after graduating from Regent'’s MFA in Acting program (May 2013). Before earning her terminal degree, Ms. Peters completed a BA in Interpretative Speech and an MA in Performance Studies at Bob Jones University. While working on her MA, she taught freshman speech, for which she received her department’s GA... Read More →
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Michael Salsbury

Southeastern University
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North Greenville University

Assistant Professor, North Greenville University


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
BH Bienville Square

4:30pm

Avignon Festival, Experiencing an International Theatre Festival Tour
An in-depth overview of the Festival Avignon, a month long theatre festival in Avignon, France; what it is, what the performance/audience opportunities are, and advice on how to tour internationally.

Speakers
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John Burgess

James Madison University
John Burgess is an Assistant Professor and Director of Technical Production at James Madison University. John received an MFA in Scenic Design from the University of Arizona, and worked for ten years as an Art Director and Production Designer in Los Angeles, working on a wide variety of commercial, film and televison projects, including Survivor 2-5.
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Wolf Sherrill

Associate Professor, James Madison University
Wolf J. Sherrill is an Associate Professor of Acting at James Madison University, a freelance director, and an award winning equity actor. Wolf has worked in numerous regional theatres including the Indiana Repertory Theater, The Contemporary American Theater Company, and The Arvada Center. Favorite roles include Mr. Darcy/Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice, Marc Antony in Julius Caesar, George in Of Mice and Men and Baba Melvin in the... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
RV Riverboat Suite

4:30pm

CANCELED: A Demonstration between Director and Designer
Demonstration of how directors and designers relate, communicate, and collaborate. Specific examples of that collaboration process will be presented.

Speakers
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Melissa Merz

Texas Tech University
Melissa Merz has worked as a costume designer for over 25 years. In that time, she has held several positions in several theatres including The Old Globe, San Diego; Theatre West Virginia; Dorset Summer Theatre Festival, VT; Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, MI; and others. She has also worked at several universities and currently resides at Texas Tech University.
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Todd Ristau

Director, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Hollins University
Todd Ristau designed the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University serve as program director. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England, including London’s West End. He founded No Shame Theatre in 1986 and oversaw its evolution into a national network of venues for new works in dozens of cities. He has an extensive theatre background, with expertise in... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 106 B

4:30pm

101 Ways to use Gaff Tape
Gaff tape is the most versatile tool for today's theatrical technician. Come learn about the other creative ways gaff tape can be used in theatre.

Speakers
JC

Jason Conner

Norcostco


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 107 A

4:30pm

Design South: Costumes
Showcase of professional, educational, and student design work in the southeast region.

Speakers
ES

Emily Strickland

Florida School of the Arts


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 107 B

4:30pm

Light Lab Participant Meeting
All technical and design disciplines are welcome to attend and explore the theatre lab. Participants will work on designs Thursday and Friday 6PM-11PM. Showcase of work is Saturday.

Speakers
avatar for Kenton Yeager

Kenton Yeager

Head, Graduate Lighting Design, Owner of Yeagerlabs, U of Tennessee Knoxville, Yeagarlabs
Professional Bio: | Member United Scenic Artists 829 | | Over the past 30 years, Kenton has designed or produced more than 600 events for the Corporate World, Theatre, Dance, Music, Weddings, Industrials, Churches, Festivals, and Tours both nationally and internationally. He is the owner and creator of yeagerlabs a classroom theater system used in teaching theatre (yeagerlabs.com). | His theatre design credits include work for: Cincinnati... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
RV Admiral Suite

4:30pm

Survey of Architectural Design Trends for Outdoor Theatres
The Institute of Outdoor Drama has commissioned a new survey by architects and theatre consultants of the most effective types of outdoor theatre facilities for permanent and portable stages.

Speakers
MH

Michael Hardy

Institute of Outdoor Drama
Prior to serving as Director of the Institute of Outdoor Drama at ECU, Hardy was General Manager of The Lost Colony in Roanoke Island, and served in executive roles in non-profit arts organizations for 40 years in addition to his consulting work and volunteer services to the field. He has been President of three major performing arts centers, the International Society for the Performing Arts and one of the nation’s largest historic... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 106 A

4:30pm

Write It Up! Theatre Technology Articles
A discussion featuring the Editor of SETC's Outside the Box and the Co-Chair of USITT's Tech Expo Committee. Each will discuss how to get published in their respective publications.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Cook

Larry Cook

Associate Professor of Theatre, U of North Georgia Gainesville
Larry Cook teaches at the University of North Georgia and Brenau University in Gainesville, GA., home of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Larry earned an MFA in Theatre - Design and Technology at the University of Georgia in 1992, (where he also taught from 1993-1999) and a BS in Speech and Theatre at Troy State University, Troy, AL in 1988. Larry started his theatre artist's journey as an actor but after performing in over 30 different... Read More →
avatar for Justin P. Walsh

Justin P. Walsh

Assistant Professor of Technical Direction & Sound, Murray State University
Justin P. Walsh (Technical Director) is an Assistant Professor and has been working professionally in theatre since 1994. He earned his MFA at West Virginia University and his BFA at Miami University. Some of the places he has worked in the past include: Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, and Glimmerglass Opera.


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 201 A/B

4:30pm

Playing in Peoria: An Audience Awareness Case Study
The old phrase "Will it play in Peoria?" was put to the test in a season including "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" and "The Man Who Came To Dinner." Guess which production received angry letters?

Speakers
avatar for Eureka College

Eureka College

Eureka College
Marty Lynch is an associate professor of theatre at Eureka College where he teaches design, technical theatre, theatre history, and dramatic literature. He also works as a designer and director in regional theatre. Marty serves on the executive board for the Peoria Live Theatre League, the Illinois Theatre Association board, and the Illinois High School Theatre Planning Committee. He also travels as a respondent for the Kennedy Center of the Arts... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
BH Leinkauf

4:30pm

Thanks for the Music: Collaboration in Musical Theatre
With the addition of so much technology into the musical theatre process, how can we protect the vital collaboration between stage and music director?

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Bremner

Kelly Bremner

Emory & Henry College
Kelly J. G. Bremner is an Assistant Professor at Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA where she teaches classes in directing, devised and applied performance, and Theatre History. When not teaching, Kelly has a rich and diverse resume that combines her interest in devised performance and all forms of musical theatre and opera. Known for taking theatrical dares, recent performances of hers have involved staging over 300 children in a concert, and... Read More →
avatar for Christianne Roll

Christianne Roll

Assistant Professor, Florida Southern College
Christianne Roll is an expert on the female musical theatre belt voice. She received her BFA in musical theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her doctorate from Columbia University. While at Columbia, her dissertation research produced the first study of female musical theatre belt pedagogy. A proud member of AEA, Christianne has performed at Goodspeed, Off-Broadway, and internationally as the principal singer for Norwegian... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 202 A/B

4:30pm

Tape-Out That Ground Plan
How do you change a ground plan into tape lines for rehearsals? What is important and where do you start?

Speakers
avatar for Michael Schafer

Michael Schafer

Technical Director, Troy University
Mike Schafer is a professor at Troy University's Department of Theatre and Dance. He serves as the TD and PSM for the department's season.


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

4:30pm

Dynamic Characters: Movement and Voice-Based Creation
Walk in as you are. Walk away with multiple grounded, intriguing characters of your own creation through voice and movement!

Speakers
KS

Katherine Sweeney

U of Pittsburgh
Katherine Sweeney is a second-year MFA candidate and will earn her degree in Performance Pedagogy from the University of Pittsburgh with a secondary emphasis in Voice and Speech in 2014. Katherine received her BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University. She has lived and worked in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Germany. As an actress, her work has ranged from stage, to television and film (with directors such as Curtis Hanson and Sally... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 203 A

4:30pm

Fight Stuff...Let's Get on the Same Page
Delve into the dynamics of building a good production team when dealing with a show with strong elements of fight direction.

Speakers
RB

Rebecca Britton

U of South Alabama
Rebecca Britton is an Associate Professor at the Univ. of South Alabama in Design and Technology. She has worked professionally as a designer and costumer with theatres including Peach State Summer Theatre, Glassboro Summer Theatre, and Jekyll Island MTF. Internationally her work has been seen at Le Festival Mondiale du Theatre and the Dundalk International Theatre Festival. She has received the KCACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence... Read More →
TB

T. Burns

U of South Alabama
LM

Lyle Miller

Professor, University of South Alabama
CP

Christopher Peck

U of South Alabama


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 204 A/B

4:30pm

Harnessing the Power Suzuki: Suzuki Express
Apply basic principles of Suzuki techniques in a fast food, express fashion. Suzuki techniques are rigorously physical. Movement attire is best. Properly warm-up lower body in advance, and give extra attention to the ankles.

Speakers
KF

Keone Fuqua

University of Mobile
Keone Fuqua teaches general acting and movement curriculum for the University of Mobile’'s Film and Theatre program and adjuncts for the University of South Alabama’s Department of Dramatic Arts. His key movement curriculum focuses on techniques from Suzuki, Laban and elemental movement study. Keone’'s interest in Suzuki began during his graduate studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, then further inspired by Anne Bogart and SITI... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
CC 203 B

4:30pm

Dialects: A Quick Approach
Learn the fundamentals of building a dialect quickly with resonance, pitch, vowels and consonants, so you'll be ready when the director says "Action!"€

Speakers
avatar for Linda Brennan

Linda Brennan

Core Faculty/student Advisor, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Linda is on the faculty of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles (Voice and Speech Department Chair), where she teaches voice, speech, and dialects. Production coaching includes Arcadia, Dancing at Lughnasa, Kentucky Cycle, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and numerous others. Film/TV credits include American Pie, The Scorpion King, That’s Life (CBS), The Hughleys (UPN), and For the People (Lifetime). Directing credits include Bus... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

4:30pm

Stage Management 101: Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers Duties
Discuss the basic characteristics that make a good stage manager and assistant manager as well as their relationship to one another.

Speakers
RL

Russell Luke

Adjunct Professor/Box Office Manager, Winthrop University
Is on the faculty at Winthrop University where he teaches Stage Managment, Directing and directs departmental productions. He is a memeber of AEA.
avatar for Julie A. Richardson

Julie A. Richardson

Production Stage Manager, ASF
Julie A Richardson is an Equity Stage manager as well as a Director. She has worked throughout the Southeast and jumped Mid west a few times. Theaters worked at include: ASF, Alliance Theater, Actors'Theater of Louisville, Florida Rep, Seaside Music Theater,Theater Emory, Maltz Jupiter Theater plus Lost Colony, Blue Jacket and Horn In The West. Also She was the SM on Stand By Your Man which played the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for 2 runs plus... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:45pm
CC 201 A/B

4:30pm

Ten-Minute Play Festival & Design Slam: Tech Rehearsals
Ten-Minute Play Festival rehearsals; designers work on their Ten-Minute Paly Design Boards

Moderators
TB

Tim Bohn

SETC Festival Chair, Arkansas U

Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 6:30pm
RV Bon Secour Bllrm

4:30pm

MASTERCLASS: The Mind Maps of Michael Chekhov
Discover in active play how all the Chekhov tools and concepts are united and can have a logical learning structure that enriches us as performers and human beings. If you have seen any of Mr. Chekhov’s character sketches, you know he loved to express in images. Fortunately shortly before he passed, he summed up his whole technique drawing a Chart for Inspired Acting for his protégé, Mala Powers, who in turn gave it to Lisa. Mr. Chekhov also created The Goblet and the Graph of Imaginative Development for teachers to further understand his pedagogy. Lisa Dalton will share these interactively with experiential games and exercises to help us grasp how to meet three universal challenges all storytellers must. Based on interest and time, Dynamic Directing, Synthesis with Stanislavski, Syllabus integration suggestions and Q & A may be offered. $50, limit 50 participants. Check registration for availability.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Dalton

Lisa Dalton

Fetaured Guest Artist, Masterclass Teacher, National Michael Chekhov Association
Lisa Dalton taught with the late Mala Powers, Chekhov Estate Executrix for 18 years. Together the co-founded the National Michael Chekhov Association with Wil Kilroy, offering the longest running Chekhov Training Intensive and Teacher Certification globally. Lisa co-produced the first documentary on Michael Chekhov, From Russia to Hollywood, and contributed footage to additional documentaries in UK and Russia. She has produced Anthony... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 6:30pm
RV Schooner Suite

5:30pm

Improving Accuracy and Depth in Directorial Script Interpretation
Demonstrates how directors unwittingly impose a personal take on a script and the means for removing various barriers to discover the essence of the script

Speakers
RH

Roger Held

Michigan Tech University
Roger Held is a member of SDC and the Chicago Directors Lab. He’s appeared regularly offering workshops at state and national EDTA conferences and Regional KC/ACTF Festivals in directorial methodology and performance. He was the recipient of the regional distinguished theatre educator award. His career spans community, professional, and educational theatre where he’s played the roles of artistic director and department chair. He has a... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 202 A/B

5:30pm

Living in the Moment: Introduction to the Meisner Technique
Introduction to the "Repetition" exercise made famous by Sanford Meisner. Repetition helps the actor to focus on what is happening moment-to-moment with their partner and with themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Daryl Phillipy

Daryl Phillipy

Asst. Professor of Acting, Murray State University
Daryl W. Phillipy is an Actor, Director, and Educator residing in Murray, Kentucky. Daryl has performed professionally with regional theatres, throughout the United States, as an actor. He has served as director on over 30 productions. He is a certified teacher of the Meisner Approach to Acting and has served as the head of performance at Eastern New Mexico University (2000-2003), Southern Arkansas University (2003-2007), and Winthrop... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Windjammer Suite

5:30pm

NY to LA: The Business of Acting on the Coasts
Q & A workshop aims to give participants an insight into the differences and similarities of the business and life of an actor in New York City and Los Angeles.

Speakers
avatar for Don Williams

Don Williams

Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Don Williams currently serves as the Managing Artistic Director of the Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. As an actor and director, Mr. Williams has worked on more than 70 productions for such theaters as the Denver Center Theater Company, Marin Theatre Company, Neighborhood Playhouse, Henry Street Settlement, California Shakespeare Festival, 78th Street Theatre Lab, Expanded Arts... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 107 A

5:30pm

The Varieties of Applied Theatre
Learn about how applied theatre methods are changing the lives of people in at-risk and underserved communities - and how you can make a difference through theatre.

Speakers
DS

Dale Savidge

Chair, Theatre Department, North Greenville University
Dr. Dale Savidge (Professor, Chair Department of Theatre at North Greenville University) earned a PhD in English and Theatre from the University of South Carolina. He was instrumental in founding Christians in Theatre Arts in the mid 1980s and is its current Executive Director. He co-authored Performing the Sacred: Theology and Theatre in Dialogue for the Engaging Culture series of books, published by Baker Academic Press. In addition to... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 203 B

5:30pm

College & University Interest Group Meeting and Reception
Meet and network with others who understand the day-to-day challenges of making college
level theatre programs happen. Lend your support to this very important division of SETC--we need you! Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be served.

Reception sponsored by Barbizon Lighting in Charlotte and Atlanta, and Mainstage Theatrical Supply.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Brewster

Karen Brewster

Professor of Theatre, East Tennessee State University
Karen Brewster serves the East Tennessee State University Department of Communication as Associate Chair, and the ETSU Division of Theatre & Dance as resident costume designer and costume shop supervisor. Karen is also an author, with a recent release (July 2011) co-authored with Melissa Shafer titled Fundamentals of Theatrical Design: A Guide to the Basics of Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Design published by Allworth Press. Karen currently... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Barbizon Lighting Company

Barbizon Lighting Company

Sales Manager, Barbizon Lighting Company
Barbizon, in business since 1947, is the one-stop source for sales, service, installation and integration of lighting equipment and accessories for the Performing Arts, Themed Environments, Live Productions, Film and Television. We have more than 20,000 products in stocking locations across the world and we represent hundreds of manufacturers . We have a vast inventory of virtually anything you could need for your lighting and rigging. No one... Read More →
avatar for Mainstage Theatrical Supply

Mainstage Theatrical Supply

Founded in 1981, Mainstage Theatrical Supply, Inc. is a full service entertainment supply company, with offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Pensacola, Florida; and Memphis, Tennessee as well as satellite field sales employees. All offices maintain a large stock of basic theater and entertainment supplies and offer the newest technology in stage equipment.


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
BH Oakleigh Garden

5:30pm

ALCs Caudill Players: A Model for Performing Shakespeare in Appalachia
ALCs Caudill Players presents a model for undergraduate and graduate school theatre programs for performing Shakespeare to audiences of all ages in Appalachia.

Speakers
MB

Megan Burnett

Alice Lloyd College
Megan Burnett, Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre at Alice Lloyd College. Megan received her MFA in Theatre at the University of Louisville in 1991. She received the ALC Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award in 2012. She was an English Speaking Union Teaching Scholar, studying at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and has twice been a Folger Shakespeare Library Teaching Artist for the ESU. She directs The ALC Alfred and Shirley... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
BH Midtown

5:30pm

Cultural Diversity Interest Group Meeting
A meeting of all persons interested in cultural diversity

Speakers
avatar for Annette Grevious

Annette Grevious

Assoc. Professor of Speech & Drama, Claflin University
Annette Grevious is an associate professor of Speech and Drama at Claflin University, a private HBCU with a theater minor, located in Orangeburg, SC. She received training with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and at the University of Louisville, home of the internationally-recognized African-American Theatre Program. Through her diverse training experiences as a student and now professor, she has learned the value of African-American Theatre... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Commodore Suite

5:30pm

Design South: Costume & Prop Technology
Costume technologists and props artisans will present samples of recent work.

Speakers
SG

Stacey Galloway

Assistant Professor of Costume Technology/Design, U of Florida
Stacey Galloway is Associate Professor of Costume Technology/Design at University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance. She has worked as a costume designer, assistant, technician and shop manager at theatres such as Playwright’s Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, McCarter Theatre, Yale Repertory and Long Wharf Theatre. Stacey is a member of USA Local 829 and received her MFA in Costume Design from West Virginia University.


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 107 B

5:30pm

Effective Portfolios: How to Represent Yourself and Your Work
Workshop geared to helping young designers, technicians and artisans prepare portfolios that represent their work and growth potential. For anyone preparing for university or employment.

Speakers
KJ

Kendra Johnson

Clemson University
ML

Matthew Leckenbusch

Clemson University
Matthew Leckenbusch is the Technical Director for the Clemson University Theater Department. He is also a freelance lighting designer and carpenter in theatre, dance and video.
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Tony Penna

Clemson University
avatar for Shannon T. Robert

Shannon T. Robert

Associate Professor of Scene Design, Clemson University
Shannon is a member of the design faculty at Clemson University and the faculty for directing certificate in the MFA Playwriting Program at Hollins University, and a member of USA 829. She is a freelance designer and scenic artist.


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 106 B

5:30pm

Introduction to Motor Drives for Automation
Motor drives are typically the core of most automated motion control systems. Workshop will help simplify the terminology, operation, and selection of a drive for a typical motion system.

Speakers
avatar for F. Randy deCelle

F. Randy deCelle

Technical Director, The University of Alabama
Randy is the Technical Director and Director of Graduate Studies with the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Alabama. He mentors and teaches graduate and undergraduate students in traditional and technology based methods of entertainment production. Recent professional work has included serving as Technical Designer for visual artist and choreographer Ralph Lemon’s world premier of Scaffold Room. Before joining the... Read More →
AO

Andrew O'Neal

The University of Alabama


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 106 A

5:30pm

Introduction to Techniques for Basic Stage Makeup
Demonstration of introductory techniques for applying basic makeup for stage productions. Questions and discussions during and after the demonstration are encouraged.

Speakers
ME

Marie Estes

Norcostco


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 201 A/B

5:30pm

Arnold Wesker: Angry Young Man at 82
Panel discussion analyzing Wesker's misunderstood and often overlooked prominence in the forefront of social realism and kitchen-sink drama. Attendees encouraged to contribute to discussion.

Speakers
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Kathi E.B. Ellis

Theatre Director
MH

Michael Howley

Retired University Professor
Michael P. Howley is a retired university professor from Alabama State University, a freelance SDC director, and a freelance ATCA theatre critic. He has served SETC on Excom and as Alabama State Rep, as well as member/chair of several committees; he also is a long-time award winning respondent in Region IV of KC/ACTF.


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
BH Leinkauf

5:30pm

Musical Improvisation
Improvise songs on the spot. Explore song structure. Express feelings and ideas musically and learn to improvise musically as a group.


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

5:30pm

SETC Auditions Coordinators Meeting
All SETC Auditions Coordinators, State Representatives, and State Executive Officers attend this meeting to find out plans for the Fall SETC Professional Screening Auditions hosted by the member states. Come learn and give your input!

Speakers
avatar for April J'Callahan Marshall

April J'Callahan Marshall

SETC Professional Services, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and yes, even stage manages now and then! In directing the Professional Theatre Services of SETC, April oversees all aspects of the SETC Professional Spring... Read More →
MM

Mike Murphy

SETC Auditions Committee, Marshall U
As the Designer/TD for Marshall University Theatre he has been instrumental in having Marshall selected as one of 32 US Schools of Scenography for the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. He has completed OSHA’s Train the Trainer courses in both General Industry and Construction. As a member of IATSE and USITT he has recently been approved to teach the OSHA Alliance course for General Entertainment Safety. Mike is the recipient of the John F. Kennedy... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
BH Ashland Place B

5:30pm

Quo Vadis? The Christian Theatre Artist in the 21st Century
Three professional actor/teachers, who have all taught in an MFA in Acting Degree Program, explore the challenges of being a person of faith committed to a career in the professional theatre.

Speakers
avatar for Scott M. Hayes

Scott M. Hayes

Associate Dean, School of Communication & Creative Arts, Liberty University
Scott Hayes serves as Associate Dean for Liberty University's School of Communication & Creative Arts where he is also an associate professor specializing in acting and directing. Scott has been teaching, producing, and directing for 19 years throughout the United States and England. He is a member of SAG and AEA. In 2015 he appeared in Tidewater Stage Company's production of THE NERD, and he directed the Virginia premiere of PETER AND THE... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hill-Kirkland

Michael Hill-Kirkland

Chairman, Department of Theatre Arts, Regent University
Michael Hill-Kirkland is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He teaches stage combat in the MFA Acting degree program for Regent University. He has designed fights all over the US and has guest and team taught at such prestigious UK conservatories as RADA, Birmingham School of Acting, and MGA Academy of the Performing Arts, Edinburgh, Scotland. He has authored numerous articles and is author of Stage Combat: An... Read More →
avatar for Mark Paladini

Mark Paladini

Professional in Residence, Regent University
Mark Paladini csa studied acting with Uta Hagen & appeared in the world premiere of Ain Gordon’s End Over End in NYC. His entry into the casting world involved directing hundreds of commercial auditions for a group of innovative New York commercial casting directors in the 1980’s. Film/TV casting credits include New Line Cinema's The Mask & Mortal Kombat, Disney's Spy Hard and Richard Attenborough's final film, Closing the Ring. TV casting... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Jubilee Suite

5:30pm

Integrating Drama Across the Curriculum
There are ways to integrate drama that enhance learning in both theatre and the other subject areas. Come learn tried and true techniques for teaching strategies that work in today's classrooms!

Speakers
JB

Jonas Basom

Drama Education Network
Jonas Basom is a national consultant presenter and teacher trainer for theatre arts and literacy in grades K-12. Winner of the Bravo Award for Outstanding Arts Educator of California, he is the creator of The Drama Game File, a curriculum program in arts and literacy used by K-12 teachers across the country. Jonas has taught all ages of students and teachers at private and public schools including The Buckley School, LAUSD, Cal State LA, Glendale... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Riverboat Suite

5:30pm

Freeing the Intuitive Brain and Body: Divergent Thinking for Artists
Experiential workshop explores techniques to free the brain and body from the "œroutine,"€ enabling the artist to make innovative, intuitive connections in creating new work.

Speakers
AG

Alana Ghent

Eastern Kentucky University
SP

Susan Pope

TheatrExpands


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 204 A/B

5:30pm

High Stakes Intention - Hit the Stage RUNNING!
Catch the audience's breath. Enter as if your life depended on it. Amp up any performance with honest engagement. Active class challenging all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Beaulieu

Christopher Beaulieu

Co-Artistic Director, Creatively Independent
Christopher Beaulieu, co-founder of revolutionary arts education company, Creatively Independent, tours internationally as a Director/Fight Choreographer/Teacher with 20+ years experience. In Germany this summer, Chris takes CI to perform the world premiere of "To The Breach" an original adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry V. Chris has worked with: Shakespeare & Co., WTF's Greylock Project, Dell'Arte, ISTA, Brown/Trinity Rep, Boston Univ., Univ. of... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
CC 203 A

5:30pm

Sculpt Your Body with Pilates: Mat Exercises to Build the Body You Want!
There is so little you can control as a performer, so take control of what you can! Sculpt your body with Pilates. Focused exercises develop the core you need to be the professional you want to be!

Speakers
MR

Miriam Ragland

Presbyterian College
Miriam Ragland is certified in yoga and Pilates and has been teaching for 13 years. Her classes focus on alignment and proper body mechanics for the dancer and actor. A strong core is essential for actors and dancers, who use their bodies to make a living. And using proper breathing techniques, as practiced in yoga, is essential to all performers. Ragland utilizes her extensive acting and dance training to make yoga and Pilates accessible to... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

6:00pm

Mandatory Dancers' Briefing & Warm-Up
Those Actors who Auditioned today and were called by a theatre to attend the Dance call meet for instruction and to learn and rehearse dance routines. Dance call immediately follows.

Moderators
Thursday March 6, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
CC East Bllrm

6:00pm

Light Lab Working Session I
Students participating in the Light Lab sessions use this time to explore and work on their projects with supervision. See page __ for more information on the Light Lab.

Speakers
avatar for Kenton Yeager

Kenton Yeager

Head, Graduate Lighting Design, Owner of Yeagerlabs, U of Tennessee Knoxville, Yeagarlabs
Professional Bio: | Member United Scenic Artists 829 | | Over the past 30 years, Kenton has designed or produced more than 600 events for the Corporate World, Theatre, Dance, Music, Weddings, Industrials, Churches, Festivals, and Tours both nationally and internationally. He is the owner and creator of yeagerlabs a classroom theater system used in teaching theatre (yeagerlabs.com). | His theatre design credits include work for: Cincinnati... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 6:00pm - 11:00pm
CC North Hall

6:30pm

Design/Technical Competition Open
Design Competition displays open to all convention attendees.

Moderators
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Robert O'Leary

SETC Design Committee Chair, Florida School of the Arts School of the Arts
MS

Michael Smith

Professor of Design and Production, Vice Chair, Elon University
Michael Smith is Associate Professor of Performing Art at Elon University. Michael has been a designer in theatre for over 20 years, designing more than 100 productions in professional, academic, regional and community theatre. His credits cover sound design and extend to television productions, video multimedia, and scenery.

Thursday March 6, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
CC South Hall

7:00pm

Bark Like a Dog! Outrageous Ideas for Actors
Overcome your fear of falling on your face by falling on your face! Learn techniques to help you make the "Big Choice" by starting with this premise: a play is an outrageous situation, caused by LOVE!

Speakers
avatar for Herb Parker

Herb Parker

Professor, East Tennessee State University
Herb Parker is Associate Professor in the Division of Theatre and Dance with East Tennessee State University. He is the author of “A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation! How to Survive the 60-Second Audition,” published by Focal Press. Some of his directing credits include RACE, THE TROJAN WOMEN, CAESAR 2012, (his adaptation of JULIUS CAESAR), CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, AS YOU LIKE IT, and HAMLET. He is a three-time winner of the KCACTF... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
RV Jubilee Suite

7:00pm

The Principles of Meisner Technique
Everyone knows the Repetition Exercise, Meisner's seminal tool for actors. But is everyone clear on the acting principles the exercise is intended to simulate? Beginning through advanced levels welcomed.

Speakers
avatar for David Haugen

David Haugen

Ohio University
David Haugen is an Associate Professor and Head of the BFA in Performance program at Ohio University. He has worked nationally and internationally as an actor and teacher.


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 107 A

7:00pm

Sensory Awareness: Application to Theatre and Disabled Communities
Beginning with a performance of "Flying with Wheels," the discussion moves to why and how the performance was created and taken into disabled communities.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Gabriel

Denise Gabriel

U of North Carolina Greensboro
Denise Gabriel is a member of UNCGreensboro Performance Faculty and Resident Movement Director with Triad Stage. She is a Founding Board Member of ATME and Sensory Awareness Leader with the Sensory Awareness Foundation. Ms. Gabriel has thirty years of experience in the professional theatre and has taught in numerous Universities across the country and internationally.


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
RV Commodore Suite

7:00pm

Singing in Styles
Add vocal expressions and stylisms to your musical theatre audition songs. Participants will experiment with exercises for laryngeal flexibility and singing styles and genres. Bring your music!

Speakers
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Edrie E. Means

Professional Actor, Shenandoah U
Edrie Means, an active professional actor, is a “rock star of vocal crossover” and recognized expert in training singers in all vocal styles. Her students have appeared on the radio, National TV, on The Voice, American Idol, Kidz Star USA, Grammy award recordings, Broadway, television, films, cabaret, international, tours, theme parks, cruises and concerts worldwide. With many performances broadcast internationally on NPR/PBS and recorded by... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

7:00pm

Accurate Shadow Casting: Solving the Mystery!
Once you grasp the basic concepts, you will be able to render objects with realistic shadows that anchor your drawings and help them look 3D. Participants should bring a drawing pencil and eraser.

Speakers
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Daniel Backlund

Professor, Head of Design and Production, Sewanee: The U of the South
Dan is a Professor of Theatre Arts at Sewanee where he teaches scenic design, lighting design, scenic art, construction, CAD, model making, and Asian theatre. Since 1976, Dan has worked as a designer, scenic artist, and technician for more than 525 projects in eighteen states and two countries. Dan received his undergraduate training at Bradley University in Illinois, and received his Master of Fine Arts from the North Carolina School of the... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 201 A/B

7:00pm

CANCELED: 3-Dimensional Makeup for Stage and Halloween- Zombies and Creatures
How can you use a basic student kit to do 3-dimensional makeup for stage characters or for your next Halloween party? Learn to easily create zombies, creatures, age makeup, bruises, burns, cuts or bullet holes.

Speakers
EI

Esther Iverson

Valdosta State U
Esther Iverson is an Assistant Professor at Valdosta State University, Valdosta GA teaching Costume History, Costume Design, Costume Construction, Stage Makeup for Stage and Film and Advanced Makeup. She has presented workshops for colleges and universities,as well as high school and community theatres.


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 106 B

7:00pm

Laterally Moving Revolve: Motorized Wagon or Turntable?
Why not both? We built and motorized a twenty foot turntable that also moved across the stage. Come and see how it was built from concept to completion.

Speakers
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David Stellhorn

TD and Head of Design/Tech BFA program, State U of New York Fredonia
David Stellhorn is an Assistant Professor and Technical Director at the State University of New York in Fredonia. He taught for eight years as the Technical Director at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Technical Director at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. He received his B.A. from California State University, Fresno, and his M.F.A. from the... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 106 A

7:00pm

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention in the Costume Shop
What are those "necessary inventions" that save us time, money and sometimes frustration when constructing costumes? Topics include animal skins, corsets and insignia.

Speakers
KJ

Kathy Jaremski

Christopher Newport University
Kathy Jaremski is an associate professor at Christopher Newport University where she teaches costume design, stage makeup and rendering. She has designed for educational and professional theatres as well as commercial venues. Currently she is working on fashion and its relationship to print culture and women's specialty clubs in the nineteenth century.


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 107 B

7:00pm

Actors Equity and Your Career in Theatre
A Q & A workshop covering everything you need to know about Actors' Equity as you transition from an academic environment to a professional career.

Speakers
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Tom Miller

Director of Education & Outreach, Actors' Equity Association
Prior to joining the staff of Actors' Equity Association, Tom was an Actor for over 25 years, performing in National Tours, Regional Theatre, Off Broadway, with the Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Florida, Carl Radcliff Dance Theatre, at Opryland USA, and in Europe. He can be seen in the documentary “Show Business – The Road To Broadway” hosting a Broadway Gypsy Robe presentation. For over a decade Tom served as a voter for the annual... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 202 A/B

7:00pm

Combat Workshop: Violence from Character
Actors are empowered to investigate physical action in terms of motivation, the action, and the reaction in stage combat techniques utilizing active language and scenes created in the class.

Speakers
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Ryan Chittaphong

Director of Marketing, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
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J. Steven White

Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Mr. White has directed fight scenes in over 250 professional productions for theater, film, and ballet. On Broadway, his fights have been seen in PORGY AND BESS, THE PIRATE QUEEN, THE COLOR PURPLE, PILLOW MAN, and A VEW FROM THE BRIDGE. Off-Broadway favorite productions are BURN THIS, HURLY BURLY, CYMBELINE, HAMLET, and GEM OF THE OCEAN. He has worked for every major regional company, including 10 productions for the Roundabout Theater Company... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 204 A/B

7:00pm

Physical Devising: Making Meaning of Movement
The workshop will focus on creating simple choreography and using it as a base to explore tempo, space, atmosphere, and psychology. The participants will create at least two pieces of original theatre.

Speakers
DG

Daniel Granke

University of South Florida
Dan Granke is a movement, mask, mime, and stage combat specialist. He is a Certified Teacher Candidate with the National Michael Chekhov Association and a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He has worked and taught in New York and Chicago. He is currently based in Tampa, Florida, where he teaches Acting, Stage Combat, and Mask at the University of South Florida
RW

Richard Walker

University of Pittsburgh
Ric Walker Currently teaching at the University of Pittsburgh was a longtime fixture of the Chicago stage. His many performances with The Second City, 2nd Story and with the Improvised Shakespeare Company has given him the opportunity to perform for thousands both in Chicago and throughout the US and Europe. His background includes numerous plays, films, solo work and countless improvisational performances.He also believes himself to be a world... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 203 A

7:00pm

The VIEWPOINTS in Production
A practical workshop for actors, directors and choreographers with explanation and suggestions for utilizing the concepts introduced by Viewpoints to various performance genres.

Speakers
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Neil David Seibel

Associate Professor of Theatre, Director of Performance, Auburn University Montgomery
Neil David Seibel has acting/directing credits including Off Broadway, Denver Center Theatre Company, Theatre Aspen, Arvada Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Alley Theatre-Houston, Theatre Under The Stars, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Montgomery Ballet and three years as associate artistic director of the Brooklyn based ALAT-etc. His devised works have been performed throughout the United States and... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
CC 203 B

7:00pm

Voice and Speech Interest Group
Annual meeting gives interested members the opportunity to discuss topics of interest to the membership. Anyone interested in Voice & Speech is encouraged to contribute.

Speakers
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Rory

University of Mississippi
Filmmaker


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
RV Riverboat Suite

7:00pm

Design Keynote Presentations:
Meet our panel of distinguished designers as they discuss their careers, show examples of  their work, share their design process and take questions from the audience.

Moderators
RO

Robert O'Leary

SETC Design Committee Chair, Florida School of the Arts School of the Arts
MS

Michael Smith

Professor of Design and Production, Vice Chair, Elon University
Michael Smith is Associate Professor of Performing Art at Elon University. Michael has been a designer in theatre for over 20 years, designing more than 100 productions in professional, academic, regional and community theatre. His credits cover sound design and extend to television productions, video multimedia, and scenery.

Speakers
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Martin Izquierdo

SETC 2014 Costume Design Respondent
A Mexican, Californian and New Yorker, Izquierdo holds an advertising degree from California College of Arts and Crafts.  His expansive career includes exhibiting in the San Francisco Museum of Art, Theater Museum of Art; designing displays for Macys; and leading the art department at Brooks Van Horne. Mentored by Pat Zipprot, Willa Kim, Ann Roth, Theoni Aldrige, he opened Izquierdo Studios in 1981 working in performance arts, fashion... Read More →
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Stan Pressner

SETC 2014 Lighting Design Respondent
Stan Pressner's designs have been found in the repertoires of, among others: New York City Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Geneva Opera Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Ralph Lemon, Bayerische Staadtsballet, Boston Ballet, John Jasperse, Stephen Petronio and Netherlands Dance Theatre. Credits include: Twefth Night and Richard III for Shakespeare’s Globe on Broadway, Jessye Norman’s Sacred Ellington for Carnegie Hall, Peer Gynt at... Read More →
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Donyale Werle

SETC Scenic Design Respondent
Donyale Werle is an accomplished scenic designer whose focus is on sustainable design practices for the stage. She has been awarded a Tony for Peter and the Starcatcher, an Obie for Sustained Excellence of Set Design, was a nominee for Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, among other honors. Werle is currently the co-chair of the Pre/Post Production Committee for the Broadway Green Alliance.


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
RV Bon Secour Bllrm

7:00pm

Open Rehearsal of 'The Missing Link' by Robert Plowman, the 2014 Charles M. Getchell New Play Winner
Observe a rehearsal preparing for Friday evening's staged reading of the 2014 SETC award winning play.

THE MISSING LINK by Robert Plowman

In the Sideshow of Wonders, Marie discovers that it’s easy to get lost in a world of make-believe…but it might not be easy to escape from.  In her Uncle Fletcher’s Sideshow of Wonders, she discovers a world of mystery and strangeness.  And though no one else can see it, Marie discovers a terrible curse at work, and only she can put a stop to the endless chain of misfortunes. 

Open Rehearsal  - 7PM Thursday,  Windjammer Suite, Riverview

Staged Reading & Response  -  7PM Friday, Windjammer Suite, Riverview

Staged Reading is directed by Todd Ristau (Hollins U)

Respondent: Craig Popisil, Dramatists Play Service

The 2014 SETC Charles M. Getchell Award winning play and playwright have also been honored by ATHE with an invitation to receive further development through a workshop and staged reading at their annual conference.




Moderators
avatar for Craig Pospisil

Craig Pospisil

Dramatist Play Service
Craig Pospisil is the author of Months On End, The Dunes, Somewhere In Between, and Life is Short. His plays have been seen at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Purple Rose, Barrington Stage, Bay Street, New World Stages, around the US, in more than a dozen countries, and translated into Mandarin, French, Spanish and Greek. His new play The Poles of Inaccessibility has had readings in New York and Los Angeles. Craig has written more than 60 short plays... Read More →
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Todd Ristau

Director, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Hollins University
Todd Ristau designed the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University serve as program director. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England, including London’s West End. He founded No Shame Theatre in 1986 and oversaw its evolution into a national network of venues for new works in dozens of cities. He has an extensive theatre background, with expertise in... Read More →

Speakers
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Robert Plowman

Playwright, SETC Getchell New Play Award Winner
ROBERT PLOWMAN is a Canadian playwright and collaborative theatre artist. Most recently: THE MATADOR was produced in Roanoke and Los Angeles; and his collaboration with Secret Theatre, the audio installation FOLKLOREMOBILE, debuted at the Nocturne: Art at Night festival in Halifax. Robert’s play RADIUM CITY was published in Volume 9 of the New Canadian Drama anthology series, and THE MISSING LINK appears in the fall 2014 issue of... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
RV Windjammer Suite

7:00pm

Stage Management Olympics
A round-robin set of timed, high-speed events that include: writing cues, recording blocking, taking line notes, taping a plan and checking presets. The top three advance to a finalist round.

Speakers
KB

Karen Baker

U of Alabama
Karen Baker is a recent graduate from the university of Alabama with her MFA in Directing. Karen is a freelance artist who has worked as an educator, director, and stage manager.
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Patricia Crotty

Florida School of the Arts
During her tenure as Professor of Acting and Stage Management at Florida School of the Arts Patricia Crotty has directed over fifty play and musicals, in addition to designing and implementing the stage management degree which she supervises. She is past Chairman of the SETC Stage management committee and still maintains an active involvement in the committee. In addition to her teaching, Patricia has worked as a free-lance director for a variety... Read More →
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Shawn Paul Evans

Associate Professor of Theater, Washington and Lee University
Shawn Paul Evans is an Associate Professor of Theater at Washington and Lee University. He is a scenic and lighting designer, a production manager and technical director. His research interests include: technology for theater management and performance; Swedish Theater and he leads a spring term study abroad trip every other year to Stockholm, Sweden. Shawn Paul works as a theater consultant for the architectural design of new and renovated... Read More →

Sponsors
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EmptySpace Technology

EmptySpace Technology
EmptySpace Technology LLC, established in 2006, is committed to producing high quality internet applications and offering IT consulting for the live entertainment industry and its practitioners.


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

7:15pm

Theatre for Youth Meet & Greet
Gathering for those interested in Theatre For Youth production.

Moderators
AK

Amie Kisling

SETC Division Chair, Lexington Children's Theatre
GS

Gayle Sergel

Vice President, Dramatic Publishing

Sponsors
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Dramatic Publishing

DRAMATIC PUBLISHING
Publishing fine plays since 1885, Dramatic Publishing is committed to developing and serving the authors, artists and educators who comprise the world of theatre. We offer musicals, full-length and one-act plays and high-quality theatrical books suitable for high-school theatre, children's theatre, professional theatre and community theatre. Our catalog includes a full spectrum of plays for every cast size, skill level and audience representing... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:15pm - 9:45pm
BH - President's Suite 8120

7:30pm

SETC Dance Call & Dancer Only
Actors called back by companies present dance routines.

Moderators
Thursday March 6, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
CC East Bllrm

10:00pm

Ten-Minute Play Festival Performances & Design Slam
Respondent: Wendy MacLeod (SETC Thursday keynote)

Performances of ten-minute plays that have been conceived, written and rehearsed over the last 24 hours. Response immediately follows. Designers present their design boards.

Lighting sponsorship by Magnum Companies; Sound Sponsorship Showbiz Theatrical Services, Inc.

Moderators
TB

Tim Bohn

SETC Festival Chair, Arkansas U
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Chad McDonald

SETC Festival Production Manager, Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Speakers
avatar for Wendy MacLeod

Wendy MacLeod

Thursday Keynote, Ten-Minute Play Respondent, Playwright and Educator
Wendy MacLeod is a dynamic playwright who has enjoyed success through her own work and by fostering emerging playwrights. She is most widely known for The House of Yes which was adapted into an award winning film and has had very successful stage runs in theatres around the world. MacLeod strives to move beyond stories that follow expected routes and instead tackles topics considered to be taboo such as incest, eating disorders, and... Read More →

Sponsors
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Magnum Companies

The Magnum Companies, Ltd. is an Atlanta based entertainment & special events production company, a theatrical equipment retailer, rental house & repair facility, and a permanent technical systems provider and integrator. | | A respected leader in the industry for 30 years, MAGNUM serves both regional and national clients, providing exceptional attention to detail, a highly educated and experienced team of professionals, and an... Read More →
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Showbiz Theatrical Services, Inc.

Showbiz Theatrical Services, Inc. is a full service supplier of lighting and staging equipment based in Mobile, Alabama. We offer lighting sales and rentals for the entire Southeast and production services nationwide.


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:00pm - 12:00am
RV Bon Secour Bllrm
 
Friday, March 7
 

7:00am

Community Theatre Festival
Adjudicators: Eric C. Brown (Mobile Theatre Guild, Baker HS), Murray Chase (Venice Theatre), Nancy Eppert (AACT Region V Representative)

Load In/Tech Meetings/Rehearsals:
7:00AM-8:45AM MT Pockets Theatre Company, WV
8:45AM-10:30AM Actors for Children Theatre, KY
10:30AM-12:15PM Artist Collaborative Theatre, KY
12:15PM-1:15PM Lunch Break
1:15PM-3:00PM Troubadours, VA
3:00PM-4:45PM Castaways Repertory Theatre, VA

Performances:
6:00PM-7:30PM
Art
 
West Virginia - MT Pockets Theatre Company
Written by Yasmina Reza, Translated by Christopher Hampton, Directed by David Beach
Art
focuses on the meaning of art, in the form of a solid white painting, as well as the meaning of friendship, to both the man who bought the painting and the two friends who came to see it.

 

7:30PM-9:00PM
A Thousand Cranes
 
Kentucky - Actors for Children Theatre
Written by Kathryn Schultz Miller, Directed by Sarah Diamond Burroway
This is the true story of a Sadako who falls ill from *radiation sickness* 10 years after Hiroshima's atomic bomb. She's visited in the hospital by a friend who shares the legend of the paper crane: if you fold 1,000 cranes, your wish for health and life will come true.

 

9:0PM-10:30PM
Quilters

Kentucky - Artists Collaborative Theatre
Book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, Lyrics and Music by Barbara Damashek, Directed by Lauren Stewart
In this musical patchwork of American history, a pioneer woman and her daughters stitch together the interrelated stories of dozens of women into a colorful masterpiece. Through music, drama and dance, each "quilt block" celebrates the women of the frontier.



Load Out
10:30PM-11:00PM WV, KY

Moderators
LC

Lori Chase

SETC Festival Chair, Venice Theatre
SE

Sue Ellen Gerrells

SETC Vice Chair, South City Theatre

Speakers
avatar for Eric Browne

Eric Browne

SETC Communtity Theatre Ajudicator
Eric C. Browne Eric earned his BFA in Theatre (Acting/Directing) in 2006 from the University of Montevallo and his Master of Liberal Arts degree from Spring Hill College in 2011. He is an actor, director, and theatre teacher in Mobile, AL. Eric has been a high school theatre educator for eight years and currently teaches theatre at Baker High School. He most recently directed I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change at the University of... Read More →
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Murray Chase

SETC Community Theatre Adjudicator, Venice Theatre
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 18 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $2.7 million, making it the third largest community theatre in the United States and the largest per capita. The company serves more than 90,000 audience members, 1,500 volunteers, and 11,000 students each year. Mr. Chase has directed, acted, designed, and produced... Read More →
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Nancy Eppert

SETC Community Theatre Ajudicator, Omnibus Theatre Company
Nancy currently serves as the AACT Region V Representative and as a member of the Education and Work Shops Committees.  She has chaired Artistic and Education Directors conferences, and served on state and regional AACTFest committees.   Nancy provides training and program consultation for the University of Kansas Standardized Patient program; has created training presentations in support of Arts-In-Education programs; board... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 7:00am - 11:00pm
Saenger Theatre

7:30am

Graduate School Auditions & Design Interviews
Accompanist: William "Perry" Morgan

Schedule
7:30AM-8:00AM Student Check-in for Acting Auditions, BH Moonlight Prefunction Area
8:00AM-8:30AM Professor Check-in for Acting Auditions,BH Moonlight Prefunction Area
Student Auditionee Warm-up, BH Crystal Bllrm
8:30AM-9:00AM Professor Briefing, BH Moonlight Bllrm Salon A
Student Mandatory Briefing, BH Crystal Bllrm
9:00AM-12:00PM Auditions, BH Moonlight Bllrm Salon A
Holding Rm, BH Moonlight Bllrm Salon E
Callback Postings, CC South Hall
10:00AM-6:00PM Callback Interviews Ed Expo

Graduate Design/Tech Interviews
12:00PM - 12:30PM Student Check-in, Display Set-up, Briefing, BH Moonlight Bllrm Salon A
12:30PM - 1:30PM Professor Check-in, Bllrm A
1:30PM - 2:00PM Professor Briefing, Display Viewing, Bllrm A
2:00PM - 6:00PM Student Presentations & Interviews, Bllrm A
Ed Expo (Interviews)

Moderators
JF

John Friedenberg

SETC Committee Chair, Wake Forest U
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Claire Wisniewski

SETC Educational Services, Southeastern Theatre Conference
Claire works with the Graduate and Undergraduate School Auditions and Design/Tech Interviews; Commercial Exhibits and Education Expo; Design Competition; Teachers Institute; High School and Community Theatre Festivals; and aspects of SETC pertaining to the College & University and Secondary School Divisions.

Friday March 7, 2014 7:30am - 5:00pm
BH Moonlight Bllrm - Prefunction Area

8:00am

Actor Tech Briefing
Pre-approved Technicians who will also work as actors will have 10 seconds to be seen by hiring companies.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Leonard

Lisa Leonard

SETC Auditions Director
Lisa Leonard:  Lisa has worked on the SETC Audition Team for 12 years, Lisa took over the reins in 2007 and SETC hopes she will be with us many more!  The mother of two performers, Lisa enjoys the stage herself from time to time, and has appeared in a few local and regional commercials.  In real life, she is a licensed massage therapist and dabbles in art.  She lives in Apex, NC with her husband and is enjoying her empty... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am
CC West Bllrm

8:00am

Actor Warm-Up
A combined voice and movement warm-up for the actor. Connect to breath, enliven the resonators and work articulators. Connect to your center and core to find balance and release muscular tension.

Speakers
DG

Daniel Granke

University of South Florida
Dan Granke is a movement, mask, mime, and stage combat specialist. He is a Certified Teacher Candidate with the National Michael Chekhov Association and a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He has worked and taught in New York and Chicago. He is currently based in Tampa, Florida, where he teaches Acting, Stage Combat, and Mask at the University of South Florida
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Tommy Schoffler

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, WV Wesleyan College
I am the co-vice chair of the Movement Committee. I teach acting, movement and musical theatre, and am a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Stop by my workshop, "Ease Up: Alexander for Performers" Friday at 7 pm in Imperial A!


Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
CC 204 A/B

8:00am

Cultural Diversity Roundtable Discussions II: Ethnic Diversity in Theatre
The roundtable discussions are opportunities for special interest groups to meet and discuss their expanding roles in theatre.

Speakers
KE

Kathi E.B. Ellis

Theatre Director


Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
RV Commodore Suite

8:00am

USITT Southeast Section Business Meeting
Meeting of the Southeast Section of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), the association of design, production and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry.

Speakers

Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
CC 107 A

8:00am

Keynote Emerging Artists of Promise Meeting II
Daily orientation for KEAP recipients.

Moderators
avatar for Tonya Hayes

Tonya Hayes

WINGS Performing Arts/LMDC
Tonya Hays is the Director of the WINGS Performing Arts Program at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. She is the creator of Remembrance which toured Mississippi and went on to be performed at the Kennedy Center. Ms. Hays serves on the Mississippi Committee for the WW I Centennial Commission. The nationally recognized and award winning WINGS program is dedicated to the creation of collaborative and transforming theatre.

Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
BH Ashland Place B

8:00am

Leighton M. Ballew Graduate Directing Scholarship Award Interviews
The Leighton M. Ballew Directing Award is a $3,300 cash award presented annually to an undergraduate student within the SETC region attending, or upon entering, an accredited graduate program in Directing. The Ballew Awards Committee interviews finalists at this time. The Leighton M. Ballew Award will be presented at the Saturday Awards Banquet.

Moderators
avatar for Paul B. Crook

Paul B. Crook

Acting and Directing, Louisiana Tech U
Paul teaches both undergraduate and graduate acting and directing courses and supervises all student directing projects, in addition to directing for the University Theatre. He also serves as the Director of Recruiting for the University Theatre. Paul has previously served as the Director of Theatre Arts for Andrew College in Cuthbert, GA; on the faculty of Shelton State Community College Theatre; as a Distance Educator for the University of... Read More →

Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
RV Bay Pointe Suite

8:00am

Robert Porterfield Graduate Study in Theatre Scholarship Award Interviews
The Robert Porterfield Graduate Award is a $3,000 cash award presented annually to an undergraduate student within the SETC region attending, or upon entering, an accredited graduate program in theatre. The Porterfield Award Committee interviews finalists at this time. The Robert Porterfield Scholar will be presented at the Saturday Awards Banquet.

Speakers
AK

Abby Kiker

Young Harris College


Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
RV Captain Suite

8:00am

Convention Gear, Information Hub and Message Board
Show your SETC Pride! SETC T-shirts, lanyards and more will be for sale near the registration area. Proceeds go to supporting the SETC Endowment Scholarship funds. Come here to find information such as schedule changes, locations and lost and found. Leave messages for people you need to reach.

Speakers
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Rachel Blake

Administrative Assistant, Southeastern Theatre Conference
Rachel graduated from UNC Asheville with a B.A. in Drama with a concentration in Design and Production and a Business Management minor. She has been involved in theatre since high school, starting onstage, and eventually moving behind the scenes. Rachel has had the pleasure of doing administration, stage managing, designing, constructing costumes, lighting, scenery, makeup, and sound for productions in community and professional theatres in... Read More →
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Mark Snyder

Professional Services Assistant, Accounts Recievables, Souhteastern Theatre Conference
Mark is a graduate of High Point University's American Humanics Program, and a brother of Alphi Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Following graduation he served as Senior District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America for 22 years. He began in 2004 working part-time with SETC in preparation for the SETC Conventions and Auditions.


Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
CC Convention Registration Area

8:00am

Registration, Pre-Registration and Check-In
Managers: Mark Snyder, Rachel Blake (SETC Central Office)

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Blake

Rachel Blake

Administrative Assistant, Southeastern Theatre Conference
Rachel graduated from UNC Asheville with a B.A. in Drama with a concentration in Design and Production and a Business Management minor. She has been involved in theatre since high school, starting onstage, and eventually moving behind the scenes. Rachel has had the pleasure of doing administration, stage managing, designing, constructing costumes, lighting, scenery, makeup, and sound for productions in community and professional theatres in... Read More →
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Mark Snyder

Professional Services Assistant, Accounts Recievables, Souhteastern Theatre Conference
Mark is a graduate of High Point University's American Humanics Program, and a brother of Alphi Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Following graduation he served as Senior District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America for 22 years. He began in 2004 working part-time with SETC in preparation for the SETC Conventions and Auditions.


Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
CC Convention Registration Area

8:00am

Silent Auction
SETC Silent Auctions funds to support the Endowment which awards valuable scholarships to students throughout the southeastern region. The theme of this year's Silent Auction will be "Masks", both as a tribute to Mardi Gras and a wonderful way to get that perfect Mask to wear to the SETC Saturday night festivities. Auction closes Saturday at 11am.

Moderators
SM

Sharon Morgan

U of Alabama Tuscaloosa

Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
CC Convention Registration Area

8:00am

Spring Professional Auditions, Professional Division Meeting and Dance Call
Presiders: Lisa Leonard (SETC Auditions Director)

Schedule:

8:00AM-8:30AM       Mandatory Actor/Tech Briefing 5001-5075

8:30AM-9:00AM       Mandatory AUDITIONEE Briefing, 261-520

9:00AM-9:30AM       Actor/Tech Walk-Thru, 5001 - 5075

9:30AM-5:45PM       Acting and Singing Auditions, 261-520

NOON -1:30PM         Professional Division Meeting/Lunch – Auditions & Job Contact Companies  (CC West Ballroom)

6:00PM-7:30PM       Mandatory Dancers' Briefing & Warm-up (CC East Ballroom)

7:30PM-8:30PM       Dance Call (CC East Ballroom)

8:00AM-4:00PM      Auditions Warm-up Rm (CC 201D)

9:00AM-5:00PM      Auditions Holding Rm (CC 105A)

9:00AM-9:00PM      Audition Callback Posting (CC 105B)

Look for your audition number to see who called you back.




Moderators
avatar for Matt Davenport

Matt Davenport

Matt Davenport Productions
Ex Producer & Creative Director of Matt Davenport Productions, Matt has been producing, writing & directing for over twenty years. Matt’s career includes writing & directing national tours including On Broadway!, Birth of the Beat, I Get a Kick Out of Cole & American Rhapsody (official theatrical production of the Gershwin Centennial Celebration). Matt produces, writes & directes award-winning shows for numerous theme parks including Fiesta... Read More →
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Mike Murphy

SETC Auditions Committee, Marshall U
As the Designer/TD for Marshall University Theatre he has been instrumental in having Marshall selected as one of 32 US Schools of Scenography for the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. He has completed OSHA’s Train the Trainer courses in both General Industry and Construction. As a member of IATSE and USITT he has recently been approved to teach the OSHA Alliance course for General Entertainment Safety. Mike is the recipient of the John F. Kennedy... Read More →
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Dewey Scott-Wiley

SETC Professional Division Chair, U of South Carolina Aiken

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Leonard

Lisa Leonard

SETC Auditions Director
Lisa Leonard:  Lisa has worked on the SETC Audition Team for 12 years, Lisa took over the reins in 2007 and SETC hopes she will be with us many more!  The mother of two performers, Lisa enjoys the stage herself from time to time, and has appeared in a few local and regional commercials.  In real life, she is a licensed massage therapist and dabbles in art.  She lives in Apex, NC with her husband and is enjoying her empty... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Magnum Companies

Magnum Companies

The Magnum Companies, Ltd. is an Atlanta based entertainment & special events production company, a theatrical equipment retailer, rental house & repair facility, and a permanent technical systems provider and integrator. | | A respected leader in the industry for 30 years, MAGNUM serves both regional and national clients, providing exceptional attention to detail, a highly educated and experienced team of professionals, and an... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 9:00pm
CC East/West Bllrm

8:00am

High School Theatre Festival

Adjudicators: Nicholas Irion (Texas Tech U), Ricky Ramon (Hispanic Scholarship Consortium), Deb Shaw (Midland Independent School District)

Tickets will be avialable for purchase at the Mobile Civic Center.

Load-in, Spike and Tech Check:

8:00-8:20 am            VA - Stafford High School
8:25-8:45 am            WV - Wyoming East High School
8:50-9:10 am            AL - Bob Jones High School
9:15-9:35 am            FL - Dr. Phillips High School
9:40-10:00 am          GA - Savannah Country Day School
3:30-3:50 pm            KY - Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
3:55-4:15 pm            MS - Picayune Memorial High School
4:20-4:40 pm            NC - Central Academy of Technology & Arts
4:45-5:05 pm            SC - Richland Northeast High School
5:10-5:30 pm            TN - LaVergne High School

Performances:
10:30AM-11:15AM
On the Verge

Virginia - Stafford High School
Written by Eric Overmyer, Directed by Michael D'Addario
On a remote island in the tropics, three Victorian ladies set off to explore the last undiscovered bits of globe. As they trek from coast to jungle to howling ice field, they find themselves unraveling multiple mysteries of the magically changing world around them, and also unexpectedly, the mysteries within themselves. (Scenes 1,4,6,8,9,12-15,18,19 and 22 will be presented)

 

11:30AM-12:15PM
Bel Canto

West Virginia – Wyoming East High School
Written by Will Scheffer, Directed by B.J.A. Adams
Two blue collar Jersey Girls and their handicapped mother wait out a hurricane in their cellar. When their mother dies, the sisters debate what they have done, and what to do with their lives.

 

12:30PM-1:15PM
The Last Illusion

Alabama – Bob Jones High School
Written by B. Dwayne Craft, Directed by B. Dwayne Craft and Mary Davis
The Last Illusion takes inside the real world of the great Harry Houdini. The magic of his love for Bess Houdini and the impact his life had on those who knew him is an experience the changes audiences forever.

 

1:30PM-2:15PM
Of Mice and Men

Florida – Dr. Phillips High School
Written by John Steinbeck, Directed by Karen J. Rugerio
Set in the Depression Era, George and Lennie, two drifters with a special bond, search for their piece of the American dream. George, ever-protective of his friend, gets Lennie safely away after a brush with the law. Lennie, the "gentle-giant", tragically sets in motion a series of events that tests the meaning of true friendship and devotion.

 

2:30PM-3:15PM
Elephant’s Graveyard

Georgia – Savannah Country Day School
Written by George Brant, Directed by DJ Queenan
Elephant's Graveyard is the true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge.

 

5:30PM-6:15PM
And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson

Kentucky – Paul Laurence Dunbar HS
Written by Jim Leonard, Jr., Directed by Tonda-Leah Fields
A memory play set in the mind of Elizabeth Ann Willow, a young woman in a wheelchair caused by Polio. The play follows Elizabeth as she faces the confusion and prejudices of those in her small town, and she eventually seeks refuge from the world within her own mind.

 

6:30PM-7:15PM
Property Rites

Mississippi – Picayune Memorial High School
Written by Alan Haehnel, Directed by William Rester
Kyle Macmanus has invested millions in a high-tech work of art -- fifteen human-figure sculptures programmed to perform thousands of movements, monologues, dialogues, and more. But just when Kyle is about to sell the sculpture, it malfunctions; the figures are alive. As each one struggles to achieve autonomy, they begin a fatal race against their desperate owner's destructive plan.

 

7:30PM-8:15PM
The Parchman Hour

North Carolina – Central Academy for Technology and Arts
Written by Mike Wiley, Directed by Larry Robinson
The Parchman Hour
is about the efforts of Freedom Riders in 1961 to challenge and change the segregation laws in the South. The story is told through the Freedom Riders' own stories and through choreography to the music and songs integral to the Freedom Riders' experiences.

 

8:30PM-9:15PM
Agnes of God

South Carolina – Richland Northeast High School
Written by John Pielmeier, Directed by Donna Wilson
The conflict between science and religion takes center stage in Agnes of God, the story of a young novice accused of murdering her newborn baby and the court appointed psychiatrist who has been summoned to assess her sanity.

 

9:30PM-10:15PM
American Tall Tales

Tennessee – LaVergne High School
Written by Austin Sanders, Directed by Alex Wallace
Using only their imaginations and the junk around them, 9 young kids recreate heroes of American folk lore.


Moderators
DC

Dwayne Craft

SETC Festival Chair, Bob Jones HS
BM

Bill Murray

SETC Division Representative, Art Institute of Jacksonville

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas D. Irion

Nicholas D. Irion

Adjudicator, SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator, Instructor, Texas Tech University
Nicholas D. Irion is an Actor, Director, Playwright, Producer and Educator, working in the professional and academic theatre for nearly a decade. As an educator, he works primarily at the university level. Teaching and co-teaching at such Universities as the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Texas Women's University (TWU), and Texas Tech University (TTU). Currently, Nicholas is a doctoral student in the Department of Theatre and Dance at... Read More →
avatar for Ricky Ramon

Ricky Ramon

Educational Consultant, Ramon Educational Consulting
Ricky Ramón comes with over 18 years of educational experience.  He has taught at the middle school, high school and university levels. Ricky holds advanced degrees from Texas Tech University, NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and Harvard Graduate School of Education. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. | Ricky has also been active member of the Texas Theatre Adjudicators & Officials (TTAO) since 2002 and... Read More →
avatar for Deb Shaw

Deb Shaw

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator, Midland Independent School District
Working now as the Director of Fine Arts for Midland ISD, Deb Shaw has an extensive background in UIL Academics and One-Act Play.  As a theatre director, she has had OAP companies appear at the State Meet three times winning first in 1998 with The King Stag, 2nd in 2001 with Our Country’s Good and 3rd in 2002 with Beggar’s Opera.  She has also served as a critic judge, contest manager and stage manager for district, area, region and state... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 8:00am - 10:30pm
Mobile Civic Center Theatre

8:30am

Design/Technical Competition - Juried Undergraduate Student Response
Responses by the Distinguished Designers

Moderators
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Robert O'Leary

SETC Design Committee Chair, Florida School of the Arts School of the Arts
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Michael Smith

Professor of Design and Production, Vice Chair, Elon University
Michael Smith is Associate Professor of Performing Art at Elon University. Michael has been a designer in theatre for over 20 years, designing more than 100 productions in professional, academic, regional and community theatre. His credits cover sound design and extend to television productions, video multimedia, and scenery.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Izquierdo

Martin Izquierdo

SETC 2014 Costume Design Respondent
A Mexican, Californian and New Yorker, Izquierdo holds an advertising degree from California College of Arts and Crafts.  His expansive career includes exhibiting in the San Francisco Museum of Art, Theater Museum of Art; designing displays for Macys; and leading the art department at Brooks Van Horne. Mentored by Pat Zipprot, Willa Kim, Ann Roth, Theoni Aldrige, he opened Izquierdo Studios in 1981 working in performance arts, fashion... Read More →
avatar for Stan Pressner

Stan Pressner

SETC 2014 Lighting Design Respondent
Stan Pressner's designs have been found in the repertoires of, among others: New York City Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Geneva Opera Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Ralph Lemon, Bayerische Staadtsballet, Boston Ballet, John Jasperse, Stephen Petronio and Netherlands Dance Theatre. Credits include: Twefth Night and Richard III for Shakespeare’s Globe on Broadway, Jessye Norman’s Sacred Ellington for Carnegie Hall, Peer Gynt at... Read More →
avatar for Donyale Werle

Donyale Werle

SETC Scenic Design Respondent
Donyale Werle is an accomplished scenic designer whose focus is on sustainable design practices for the stage. She has been awarded a Tony for Peter and the Starcatcher, an Obie for Sustained Excellence of Set Design, was a nominee for Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, among other honors. Werle is currently the co-chair of the Pre/Post Production Committee for the Broadway Green Alliance.


Friday March 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
CC 107 B

8:30am

Design/Technical Competition Open
Design Competition displays open to all convention attendees.

Moderators
RO

Robert O'Leary

SETC Design Committee Chair, Florida School of the Arts School of the Arts
MS

Michael Smith

Professor of Design and Production, Vice Chair, Elon University
Michael Smith is Associate Professor of Performing Art at Elon University. Michael has been a designer in theatre for over 20 years, designing more than 100 productions in professional, academic, regional and community theatre. His credits cover sound design and extend to television productions, video multimedia, and scenery.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Izquierdo

Martin Izquierdo

SETC 2014 Costume Design Respondent
A Mexican, Californian and New Yorker, Izquierdo holds an advertising degree from California College of Arts and Crafts.  His expansive career includes exhibiting in the San Francisco Museum of Art, Theater Museum of Art; designing displays for Macys; and leading the art department at Brooks Van Horne. Mentored by Pat Zipprot, Willa Kim, Ann Roth, Theoni Aldrige, he opened Izquierdo Studios in 1981 working in performance arts, fashion... Read More →
avatar for Stan Pressner

Stan Pressner

SETC 2014 Lighting Design Respondent
Stan Pressner's designs have been found in the repertoires of, among others: New York City Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Geneva Opera Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Ralph Lemon, Bayerische Staadtsballet, Boston Ballet, John Jasperse, Stephen Petronio and Netherlands Dance Theatre. Credits include: Twefth Night and Richard III for Shakespeare’s Globe on Broadway, Jessye Norman’s Sacred Ellington for Carnegie Hall, Peer Gynt at... Read More →
avatar for Donyale Werle

Donyale Werle

SETC Scenic Design Respondent
Donyale Werle is an accomplished scenic designer whose focus is on sustainable design practices for the stage. She has been awarded a Tony for Peter and the Starcatcher, an Obie for Sustained Excellence of Set Design, was a nominee for Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, among other honors. Werle is currently the co-chair of the Pre/Post Production Committee for the Broadway Green Alliance.


Friday March 7, 2014 8:30am - 8:00pm
CC South Hall

9:00am

Arts Admin/Management Interest Group
Meeting for those interested in arts administration, management and producing.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Gibson

Jeff Gibson

Middle Tennessee State University
Jeff Gibson is Chair of Speech and Theatre at Middle Tennessee State University where he teaches courses in arts management and stage management. Gibson is Past Chair of KCACTF Region IV as well as Chair of the Theatre Division of the Tennessee Governors’ School for the Arts. He received his MFA in Theatre Management from the University of Alabama and served as a management assistant at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
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Jennifer Jenkins

Georgia Perimeter College
Jennifer Jenkins serves as Fine Arts Events Production Manager for Georgia Perimeter College with whom she recently marked 31 years of employment. She holds an AA from GPC and a BFA from UGA. In Atlanta, she gained professional experience at the Harlequin Dinner Theatre and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Though she has no formal postgrad credits Jennifer considers her past 34 SETC conventions have served her well and thanks all those workshop... Read More →
avatar for Cherrie A. Sciro

Cherrie A. Sciro

Coordinator of Theatre, Louisiana Tech University
Cherrie Sciro is the Coordinator of Theatre and Professor in the School of Performing Arts at Louisiana Tech. Ms. Sciro is also known nationally for her Broadway credits which include Production Coordinator of the Tony Award-winning productions Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon. As well as Broadway Stage Manager for Song and Dance, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly, an All-Star... Read More →

Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
BH Ashland Place B

9:00am

Dynamic Direction: Actor/Director Communication from the Ground Up
Hands on approach to actor/director communication and staging via ground plan creation/navigation. For actors and directors seeking a new spin on creating authentic and dynamic worlds onstage.

Speakers
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Justin Amellio

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Acting and Directing, Indiana University South Bend
Justin Amellio, currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Indiana University South Bend, is also co-founder and former Artistic Director of Easy Street Players in Chicago. Penny Ayn Maas, a Broadway veteran of such productions as "Cabaret," "Damn Yankees," and "Crazy For You," is currently an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Texas Christian University. Proud graduates of the Theatre/Movement Pedagogy MFA program at VCU, their work... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
BH Leinkauf

9:00am

From Stage to Page: Scripting Devised Work
Techniques for transitioning from the inspirational idea generation phase of devising to the cutting, mending, and stitching together of a tangible script.

Speakers
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Heather Falks

Virginia Commonwealth U
avatar for Sarah Provencal

Sarah Provencal

Winthrop U
Sarah Provencal earned her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy (Directing emphasis) at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked and trained internationally_while in London, England she trained with physical theatre companies and directed two premieres: Cutting Edge: An Interactive Fairytale, and The Last Hour of Antigone, both of which she was director/co-author. Currently working in Charlotte, NC, recent directing projects include Gina... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Windjammer Suite

9:00am

Monologue Musts! Explore New Choices in Text
Explore your text using the voice, body, and imagination. Bring a short memorized monologue along with your ear buds and music. Please arrive ready to move and play.

Speakers
AH

Allison Hetzel

U of Alabama


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Bon Secour Bllrm

9:00am

Who's the Boss? Interns & Volunteers at Your Theatre -- Legal Concerns
Recent court decisions have entertainment businesses and non-profit organizations re-evaluating their internship and volunteer programs. Learn about the issues, concerns, and how to stay compliant.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Ellison

Daniel Ellison

Attorney at Law, Duke, U North Carolina School of the Arts
Daniel Ellison is an attorney in Durham, NC., concentrating in arts law. He has been concentrating in arts-related law for over twenty years; he has advised numerous artists, including playrights, actors, and local theaters. He teaches a course in the Duke University Department of Theater Studies on “Legal Issues for the Performing Arts” and also teaches a course on “Non-profit Arts & Cultural Institutions." He is Chair of the Durham... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Riverboat Suite

9:00am

Marian A. Smith Graduate Costume Design/Tech Award Interviews
The Marian A. Smith Award is a $2,000 cash award presented annually to a graduate student within the SETC region attending, or upon entering, an accredited graduate theatre program in costume design and/or technology. The Smith Award Committee interviews finalists at this time. The Marian A. Smith Scholar will be announced at the Saturday Awards Banquet.

Speakers
CH

Carey Hanson

U of Mississippi
Associate professor of Costume Design at the University of Mississippi. Her costume work has covered a wide range of theatre, dance, opera, musical theatre, and theatre for youth. Carey has worked professionally with The Santa Fe Opera, Utah Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Unicorn Children's Theatre, Sundance Summer Theatre, Old Lyric Repertory Company, The Harper Joy Theatre, and Playmill Theatre-Jackson. Carey is the Vice Commissioner of... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Bay Pointe Suite

9:00am

Ensemble Performance, Pedagogy, & Practice
How to facilitate an ensemble and create new work. Introduction to the Network of Ensemble Theaters Symposium to be held in Buffalo, NY, June 13-15, 2014.

Speakers
avatar for Kali Quinn

Kali Quinn

Stateside University Relations Director, Accademia dell'Arte
Kali Quinn teaches at Brown/Trinity Rep and as Stateside Faculty for Accademia dell'Arte. She has created two solo shows and devised, directed, performed or taught with: Williams College, Here Arts Center, Bucknell, Mississippi University for Women, Pearl Theatre Company, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Duke, Emory, Celebration Barn, MIT, Boston University, Coastal Carolina, Clowns Without Borders & Grupo Galpao, Brazil. Kali serves on the Board for... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 203 B

9:00am

From Student to Teacher: Making the Switch
Workshop presents and discusses the expectations, issues, and pitfalls of transitioning from being a graduate student to becoming a teacher/professor.

Speakers
JC

Jared Cole

Oral Roberts U
Jared is a 2009 graduate of the Hilberry Repertory Theatre Company at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with a MFA degree in Scenic Design. He has spent that last several year teaching and designing in the Midwest and South. Besides scenic and lighting design, he also enjoys directing, acting, Shakespeare, reading, playing golf, and watching sports like golf, hockey, and football.


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
BH Midtown

9:00am

How Early 20th Century Black Theatre Was Used for Social Change
Explore how Angelina Weld Grimke used theatre for social change which inspired more early 20th century African American playwrights to develop the genre known as Lynching Plays.

Speakers
BH

Billicia Hines

Elizabeth City State U
Billicia obtained her BFA in Professional Theatre from NC Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro, NC and her MFA in Acting from University of Missouri at Kansas City. Billicia is currently Director of the Theatre Program and tenured Associate Professor of Theatre at Elizabeth City State University.
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Shalisa Spence

North Carolina A&T State U


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Commodore Suite

9:00am

Transcending the Arts Barriers: Students w/ Disabilities
Creating arts workshops and camps for children and youth with intellectual and physical disabilities. Discussion of staffing, funding and obstacles. Curriculum examples for camps and workshops.

Speakers
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Olivia Finnegan

Stage Door Productions, Inc.
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Kimberly Kemp

Stage Door Productions, Inc.
Kimberly Kemp,founder and Executive Director of Stage Door Productions, Inc. in Fredericksburg, VA. Stage Door's programs include main stage shows, theatre for youth educational programs and productions, original playwriting festival and arts camps and workshops for children with special needs. Transcending the arts barrier for children with disabilities has been a long time goal of Stage Door's. Their arts camps and workshops program, Stage Door... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 202 A/B

9:00am

The Magic of Adaptation: Disney's Stage Musicals
After exploring DTG's adaptation process using Disney's current stage musicals as case studies, participants will learn how to apply them for use in their own practice.

Speakers
LM

Lisa Mitchell

Disney Theatrical Group
Lisa Mitchell is the Senior Manager of Education & Outreach at Disney Theatrical Group, where she engages young people through Broadway performance and student-driven production. She works with an ensemble of Disney Teaching Artists, who bring DTG’s education and outreach programs to life in schools across the country. Lisa chairs arts-education committees for various organizations, and is a national workshop facilitator. She holds a Master's... Read More →
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David Scott

Disney Theatrical Group
David R. Scott is the Manager of Theatrical Licensing at Disney Theatrical Group where he oversees the stock and amateur business. He has contributed to the Broadway productions of Tarzan, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher and the National Tour of High School Musical. Lisa Mitchell is the Senior Manager, Education and Outreach at Disney Theatrical Group, where she engages young people through Broadway... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Jubilee Suite

9:00am

Casting and Molding, the Art of Hot Glue
Learn molding and casting methods using a variety of materials including hot glue, Alja-Safe, and Flex Foam. Hands on demonstration at the end.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Dana Jachimiak II

Terry Dana Jachimiak II

Westminster College
Terry Dana Jachimiak II graduated with a BFA from Longwood College in Farmville, VA and an MFA in Scene Design from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Terry currently teaches at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, and has also taught at Lynchburg College, Brevard College and St. Mary’s College. He designed for Caravan Theatre of Pittsburgh, Saint Mary’s College, Brevard College, Wayne State University, Omaha Children's Theatre and... Read More →
EP

Evelyn Pearson

Tennessee Repertory Theatre


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 107 A

9:00am

Diary of an Automation Junkie
We love automation. We love talking about automation. Most importantly, we love sharing our expertise in automation. Diary of an Automation Junkie is a humorous and educational tour through the basic principles of scenic automation. Attendees learn how to get from design drawings to sophisticated, computer-controlled motion on stage.


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Admiral Suite

9:00am

Hands-On Design: Creating Found-Object 'Costumes'
Understand and learn the principles of design by creating found-object "costumes" using simple but unconventional materials. This is a hands-on workshop.

Speakers
SG

Stacey Galloway

Assistant Professor of Costume Technology/Design, U of Florida
Stacey Galloway is Associate Professor of Costume Technology/Design at University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance. She has worked as a costume designer, assistant, technician and shop manager at theatres such as Playwright’s Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, McCarter Theatre, Yale Repertory and Long Wharf Theatre. Stacey is a member of USA Local 829 and received her MFA in Costume Design from West Virginia University.
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Robin McGee

University of Florida
Robin L. McGee is a working designer and educator. Robin worked as a designer and an associate designer in New York City for 18 years before moving to Florida to teach at the University of Florida. She has designed for Broadway, Off Broadway, Regional theatre, Regional Opera, Dance ,Circus and Theme parks. She recently designed “Dial M for Murder” at the Maltz Jupiter theatre.


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 106 A

9:00am

Classroom Management Using Game-Based Learning and Creative Expression
This system develops foundational theatre skills, builds the ensemble, and builds a physically and emotionally safe environment for creative expression. Come ready to move, participate and play!

Speakers
JB

Jonas Basom

Drama Education Network
Jonas Basom is a national consultant presenter and teacher trainer for theatre arts and literacy in grades K-12. Winner of the Bravo Award for Outstanding Arts Educator of California, he is the creator of The Drama Game File, a curriculum program in arts and literacy used by K-12 teachers across the country. Jonas has taught all ages of students and teachers at private and public schools including The Buckley School, LAUSD, Cal State LA, Glendale... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
BH Old Dauphin Way

9:00am

Featured Guest Artist Presentation: Michael Chekhov's Sensational Feelings: Qualities and Atmospheres
Delve into a psycho-physical emotional workout that will cure any fears you have about not feeling the moment! Discover how to use Michael Chekhov's Qualities and Atmospheres to activate the soul of your performance. Your imagination can deliver any emotional state your character requires, on cue, without endangering your own psychological stability. Come prepared to move freely and to rehydrate. Open to all.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Dalton

Lisa Dalton

Fetaured Guest Artist, Masterclass Teacher, National Michael Chekhov Association
Lisa Dalton taught with the late Mala Powers, Chekhov Estate Executrix for 18 years. Together the co-founded the National Michael Chekhov Association with Wil Kilroy, offering the longest running Chekhov Training Intensive and Teacher Certification globally. Lisa co-produced the first documentary on Michael Chekhov, From Russia to Hollywood, and contributed footage to additional documentaries in UK and Russia. She has produced Anthony... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 204 A/B

9:00am

Broadway Audition Bootcamp: Dance
Work one-on-one with Broadway director/choreographer in this fast-paced dance workshop. Learn a combination from a Broadway show. All levels welcome.

Speakers
JW

Jeff Whiting

The Open Jar Institute
BROADWAY (Associate Director/Choreographer): Bullets Over Broadway, The Scottsboro Boys, Hair, Wicked (5th Anniversary), Young Frankenstein, Big Fish. NATIONAL TOURS: Bullets Over Broadway, Young Frankenstein, Hairspray, The Producers. CONCERTS: James Taylor Life (Carnegie Hall). Jeff is the creator of StageWrite Software, deemed the new standard of documentation for theatre, and the Artistic Director of The Open Jar Institute, dedicated to... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

9:00am

Express Yourself: Enhancing Expression through Vocal Technique
Participate in an interactive discussion of vocal technique and its power to enhance your expressive talents. Volunteer singers will be chosen from among the attendees.

Speakers
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William Martin

U of Alabama
Dr. William A. Martin is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama in the Department of Theatre and Dance where he serves as Director of Vocal Instruction for the Musical Theatre Program. Most recently Dr. Martin played the role of Maurice on NETwork's National/North American tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. He is a member of NATS, MTEA, SETC, AGMA, and Pi Kappa Lambda.


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Clipper Suite

9:00am

Playwriting Interest Group Meeting
Annual meeting of playwrights and others interested in creating, producing, and performing new plays.

Speakers
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Steven Burch

U of Alabama
Steve Burch teaches theatre history and playwriting at the University of Alabama. He chairs the SETC Playwriting Interest Group and is writing two books about the Focus Theatre in Dublin Ireland.


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
BH Campground

9:00am

Marian A. Smith Graduate Costume Design/Tech Award Interviews
The Marian A. Smith Award is a $2,000 cash award presented annually to a graduate student within the SETC region attending, or upon entering, an accredited graduate theatre program in costume design and/or technology. The Smith Award Committee interviews finalists at this time. The Marian A. Smith Scholar will be announced at the Saturday Awards Banquet.

Speakers
CH

Carey Hanson

U of Mississippi
Associate professor of Costume Design at the University of Mississippi. Her costume work has covered a wide range of theatre, dance, opera, musical theatre, and theatre for youth. Carey has worked professionally with The Santa Fe Opera, Utah Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Unicorn Children's Theatre, Sundance Summer Theatre, Old Lyric Repertory Company, The Harper Joy Theatre, and Playmill Theatre-Jackson. Carey is the Vice Commissioner of... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Bay Pointe Suite

9:00am

William E. Wilson K-12 Teacher Scholarship Award Interviews
William E. Wilson Scholarship Award is a $6,000 cash award presented annually to a secondary school educator pursuing a graduate degree in theatre or speech and theatre in a regionally accredited graduate program. The William E. Wilson Scholar will be announced at the Awards Banquet.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Slusser

Dean Slusser

Camden County HS


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Captain Suite

9:00am

Acting Alice: A Physical Immersion into Wonderland
Utilizing a variety of sources including Michael Chekhov and Anne Bogart, this physical workshop will guide you into vibrant characterization and inspired choices as we devise Carroll's classic.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Chenard

Josh Chenard

Head of Acting, New Mexico State University
Josh Chenard is The Head of Acting at New Mexico State University. A sought after teaching artist and director, Josh has taught workshops at universities, theaters, and conferences all over the country including in New York, Baltimore, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Boston. An Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework_, Josh is also a certified instructor of the Michael Chekhov Technique. Recent directing credits include "Other Desert Cities" for the... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
CC 203 A

9:00am

Moving through Yoga to Discover Creative Centering
Yoga blends with dance, BMC, contact improv, and authentic movement for all creative theatre artists to discover "centering" and to encourage openness and transformation during the creative process.

Speakers
BP

Bess Park

North Greenville U
Bess has over 25 years of academic, professional, and community based theatre/dance experience. Specializing in contemporary dance choreography and lighting/scenic design, musical theatre directing/choreography; Bess is also a massage therapist, a neuromuscular therapist, and a certified Yoga instructor. With over 400 hours of training and work toward advanced yoga teacher training in various styles of yoga, she is specializing in anatomically... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

9:00am

Theatre for Youth Forecast
Respondents discuss innovations and interesting issues in the field. This session encourages participants to explore and discover topics pertinent to theatre for young audiences.

Speakers
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Tom Behm

SETC Theatre For Youth Respondent
Tom Behm was a founder of SETC's Theatre for Youth Festival and served as a Board Member and Theatre for Youth Division Chairman  He is Professor Emeritus from UNC-Greensboro where he taught and directed for 34 years and founded the professional NC Theatre for Young People Touring Company. He is a published playwright and was active in all areas of theatre for youth nationally and internationally.
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Amie Kisling

SETC Division Chair, Lexington Children's Theatre
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Barry Kornhauser

SETC Theatre For Youth Respondent
Director of Arts Initiatives at Millersville University, TYA playwright.  Awards: Chorpenning Cup, Helen Hayes Award, Ivey Award, two AATE Distinguished Play Awards, Bonderman Prize.  Grants/Fellowships: NEA, TYA/USA, Doris Duke, Mid-Atlantic Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; and youth theater program honored at White House.  Plays performed at New Visions/New Voices, One Theatre World, other national festivals. ... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
BH Oakleigh Garden

9:00am

Shake It Up! Expanding Vocal Freedom through Fitzmaurice Voicework
Participants are introduced to basic Fitzmaurice Voicework principles. The workshop focuses on awareness, breath and releasing tension that inhibits a free, responsive voice. Be prepared to move.

Speakers
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Kris Danford

U of West Florida
Kris Danford is head of the Musical Theatre program at UWF. She has worked professionally as an actor in New York and regionally. Currently a Candidate for Certification in Fitzmaurice Voicework, she is also a speech and dialect coach. Kris holds an MFA in Acting from the FSU Asolo Conservatory for Actor training and a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia.


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Schooner Suite

9:00am

Job Contact Service
Employees meet and interview employers for off-stage jobs.  Off-stage showcase for advanced directors and designers (pre-selected only).

Moderators
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April J'Callahan Marshall

SETC Professional Services, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and yes, even stage manages now and then! In directing the Professional Theatre Services of SETC, April oversees all aspects of the SETC Professional Spring... Read More →
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Constance Smith

Chippola Center for the Arts
Constance Smith has been serving as the Director of Technical Theatre for the Center for the Arts at Chipola College since 2012. She has worked in scenic design and technical production for over 30 years. At the Center for the Arts she is responsible for Scenic, Lighting, and Sound Design as well as the Technical Direction of all productions. She has designed scenery for Meredith College, University of Mobile, University of South Alabama, and... Read More →

Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 6:00pm
CC North Hall

10:00am

MASTERCLASS: Interactive Projection Design Techniques in Isadora Using New Media Devices - Part I
An advanced workshop for theatre professionals who are interested in using modern media devices such as the Nintendo Wii, Leap Motion, Kinect and iPhones for interactive theatre with a focus on projections and interactive cues. This is a two part session. Cost $40, limit 15 participants. Check SETC registration for availability.

Speakers
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Patrick Pagano

Digital Worlds Institute, U of Florida
Patrick Pagano joined the Digital Worlds Institute in 2007 as a Digital Media Engineer and Faculty member. He uses a multidisciplinary approach integrating the technological fields of computer science, video, audio, and photography, within a digital praxis. Mr. Pagano has over 17 years of experience in advanced media systems, projection design, live performance production, and is adept at various digital software production tools. His research in... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
CC 106 B

10:00am

Commercial Exhibits
Commercial Exhibits open.

Speakers
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Barbizon Lighting Company

Sales Manager, Barbizon Lighting Company
Barbizon, in business since 1947, is the one-stop source for sales, service, installation and integration of lighting equipment and accessories for the Performing Arts, Themed Environments, Live Productions, Film and Television. We have more than 20,000 products in stocking locations across the world and we represent hundreds of manufacturers . We have a vast inventory of virtually anything you could need for your lighting and rigging. No one... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:00am - 6:00pm
CC North/South Hall

10:00am

Education Expo
University, college and training school exhibits open.

Speakers
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Barbizon Lighting Company

Sales Manager, Barbizon Lighting Company
Barbizon, in business since 1947, is the one-stop source for sales, service, installation and integration of lighting equipment and accessories for the Performing Arts, Themed Environments, Live Productions, Film and Television. We have more than 20,000 products in stocking locations across the world and we represent hundreds of manufacturers . We have a vast inventory of virtually anything you could need for your lighting and rigging. No one... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:00am - 6:00pm
CC North/South Hall

10:30am

CANCELED: Fringe Festival: Religion & Theatre Short Works
The show will be a collection of original short pieces developed by students from various universities. The pieces will reflect the interests of the Religion & Theatre committee in that they will deal in some way with religion/spirituality.
Lighting sponsored by Magnum Companies; Sound sponsored by Showbiz Theatrical Services Inc.

Speakers
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E. Bert Wallace

Associate Professor, Campbell University
E. Bert Wallace is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. In addition to teaching, writing, and directing, he is also Director of the Drama & Christian Ministry Program and Co-Director of the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. For SETC, he serves on the Editorial Board of Theatre Symposium and as Chair of the Religion and Theatre Committee.


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
RV Bon Secour Bllrm

10:30am

Theatre For Youth Divisional Meeting
Annual meeting of SETC's Theatre for Youth Division. This meeting, discussion and planning session is open to all individuals connected with high schools, youth theatre or training programs.

Moderators
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Amie Kisling

SETC Division Chair, Lexington Children's Theatre

Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Oakleigh Garden

10:30am

Act Like It's Your Business: Branding and Marketing for Actors
The author of "Act Like It's Your Business" offers branding techniques for actors to increase audition success through self-awareness and how to market the actor as a small business.

Speakers
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Jonathon Flom

Shenandoah Conservatory
Jonathan Flom is the Musical Theatre Program Coordinator at Shenandoah Conservatory. His books, Act Like It's Your Business: Branding and Marketing Strategies for Actors, and Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre, have been used as sourcebooks to students and professionals all over the world. Jonathan is a professional director in addition to his teaching and writing work, and he is currently in the process of developing... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Riverboat Suite

10:30am

CANCELED: Playing with Shakespeare: A Monologue Workshop
A practical hands-on workshop to get your Shakespeare piece inspired again!

Speakers
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Laura Wayth

Assistant Professor, San Francisco State U
Laura Wayth is the head of acting at San Francisco State University where she teaches contemporary and classical acting. She has taught internationally in China, Morocco, Italy, England, Russia and Romania.


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

10:30am

Creating a Character with the Expressive Actor Method
By exploring the Expressive Actor principles performers will quickly create characters that are easily identifiable.

Speakers
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Fulton Burns

U of South Alabama
T. Fulton Burns is the Director of Acting & Performance at the University of South Alabama and he is a Certified Teacher in the Expressive Actor Method as well as a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors.


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 203 B

10:30am

Thinking, Feeling, Willing Life Forces
Introductory exploration of how your inherent "Thinking, Feeling, and Willing" life forces manifest themselves - and how to recast these forces when creating a new personality/character.

Speakers
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Paul D. Bawek

Associate Professor, Florida Southern College
Paul D. Bawek (AEA) is a professional actor, director, playwright, and acting coach. For over twenty years he has taught acting, auditioning for the stage and screen, playwriting, and directing courses at theatres and educational institutions across the nation and abroad. He holds an MFA in Acting from UC-Davis, an MFA in Directing from SIU-Carbondale, and a certification to teach the Michael Chekhov Technique from The National Michael Chekhov... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Leinkauf

10:30am

Cultivating the Relationship between Business and Art
We will explore the need for an organic relationship between the business and creative processes in the performing arts.

Speakers
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Jeffrey Tangeman

U of Alabama
JEFFREY TANGEMAN (Assistant Professor of Theatre) is the Head of the MFA Directing Program at the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance where he teaches Directing and Stage Management courses. He is a proud member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers (SDC). The former Producing Artistic Director of Black Box Productions in NYC and Artistic Director for the New Play Developmental Series (also in NYC), Jeffrey has also... Read More →
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Dominic Yeager

Director, Arts Management, The University of Alabama


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 201 A/B

10:30am

Become a Writer or Editorial Board Member for Southern Theatre, SETC's Popular Magazine
This meeting will provide general information on Southern Theatre magazine, including types of stories sought, submission methods, and how to become an editorial board member for SETC's year-round publication. Participants are encouraged to bring story ideas to the meeting. Open to all.

Speakers
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Denise Halbach

Freelance Director and Actress
Carpe Diva!
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Deanna Thompson

Publications Editor, SETC


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Bay Pointe Suite

10:30am

Small Theatre Program Support Group
Small theatre programs of three or fewer faculty encounter unique challenges that larger programs may not face. Share your experiences and solutions with those that face similar problems. Discover that you are NOT ALONE!

Speakers
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Matthew R. Fuller

Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of Technical Theatre, Newberry College
Matthew has served on the faculty of Newberry College as Professor of Theatre and Director of Technical Theatre for over a decade. For his teaching he received an SCICU Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014. At the college he oversees all areas of technical theatre. When not designing for the college he has designed for the Newberry Community Players and the Newberry Ballet Guild. For SETC he currently serves as the Chair of Small Theatre... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Ashland Place B

10:30am

Theatre for Social Change: Course Design and Pedagogies
Create a course in theatre for social change exploring best practices in syllabus and assignment design. For instructors and college students interested in the diverse genre of theatre for social change.

Speakers
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Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

St. Lawrence U
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead is an Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Performance and Communication Arts at St. Lawrence University where she teaches acting, directing, children's theatre, and theatre for social change. Ann Marie is also an actor, director and author of the internationally-produced play Have You Filled a Bucket Today?, an adaptation of the award-winning children's book. The play addresses the issue of bullying with... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Midtown

10:30am

Got Diversity? Building Cultural Diversity in Theatre Programs
Develop and implement an inclusive and comprehensive multicultural high school theatre program, track, session or unit.

Speakers
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Erica Sutherlin

Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs HS
Erica is a theatrical director, filmmaker, actress, producer and teacher who has performed and taught nationally and internationally. She received her BA in Theater Performance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Ms. Sutherlin is the 1st African American performance teacher employed at Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. Also, she is the 1st African American to direct at St. Petersburg City Theatre. Ms. Sutherlin... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Commodore Suite

10:30am

Costume Design for Mardi Gras Royalty
Homer McClure, designer to Mobile Mardi Gras Royalty, discusses the design process and the craftsmanship needed for creating jeweled costumes, mantles, and trains for the annual carnival festivities.

Speakers
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Homer McClure

Mardi Gras Costume Designer


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 106 A

10:30am

iPad Art: Designing Digitally for the Theatre
Create designs digitally - starting with research and continuing through programs such as Procreate and Artrage, before culminating in a complete design. All done on a simple tablet.

Speakers
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Terry Dana Jachimiak II

Westminster College
Terry Dana Jachimiak II graduated with a BFA from Longwood College in Farmville, VA and an MFA in Scene Design from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Terry currently teaches at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, and has also taught at Lynchburg College, Brevard College and St. Mary’s College. He designed for Caravan Theatre of Pittsburgh, Saint Mary’s College, Brevard College, Wayne State University, Omaha Children's Theatre and... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 107 A

10:30am

Small Budget High Tech: Inspiring Creative Theatrical Solutionstrical solutions
Want to learn how to turn that pile of spare parts into a useful piece of theatrical technology? Discover a scissor lift to move props, a rewritable props table, low cost fake fire, and many more.

Speakers
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Robert Berls

U of North Carolina Asheville
Rob Berls is an associate professor of scenic design and technical direction and the University of North Carolina Asheville and enjoying his first summer with the Clinton Area Showboat. He has many professional and academic credits including the Southern Appalachian Reparatory Theatre, Summer Circle Theatre, and North Carolina Stage Company; as well as teaching at Albion College and Michigan State University. He has a MA in Theatre History, MFA... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Admiral Suite

10:30am

Lehman Engel and the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop
Focus is on Lehman Engel and the development of the BMI workshop, which continues to be a major force in the musical theatre today.

Speakers
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Raphael Crystal

U of Alabama
Raphael Crystal is the founder and director of the Musical Theatre program at the University of Alabama. Active as a composer, musical director, and pianist, he received an Outer Critic Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical for the score of KUNI-LEML. Recent premieres include THE BOURGEOIS GENTLEMAN at Jean Cocteau Rep in NY, MEGAHEROES at Birmingham Children's Theatre, and music and lyrics for Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not in New York City. He... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Old Dauphin Way

10:30am

An Actor's Approach to Musical Theatre
Hands-on workshop explores ways the musical score and text serve to awaken the actor's inner life and inspire specific and personal acting choices.

Speakers
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Kieran Cronin

U of Arkansas
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Amy Herzberg

University of Arkansas
Amy Herzberg is Head of Acting at the University of Arkansas. Extensive professional credits include La Jolla Playhouse and resident acting company with San Diego Rep. She holds an MFA in Acting from Cal Arts. Additional training: Uta Hagen, The Actors Center in New York and American Conservatory Theatre. She is Associate Artistic Director of TheatreSquared, a professional regional theatre named a top ten emerging theatre in the nation by... Read More →
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James Odom

U of Arkansas
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Nathaniel Stahlke

U of Arkansas


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Clipper Suite

10:30am

Open Forum for Teachers of Playwriting
A panel of playwriting teachers will discuss interesting exercises, books to consider, and answer questions about classroom strategies or playwriting challenges.

Speakers
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Doug Grissom

U of Virginia
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Stephen Hancock

Associate Professor, U of Memphis
Stephen Hancock, His work includes The Writer's Block, The Horror of the Little Family Farce, The Krewe of Ganymede, The Lioness of the Leopards, and Antiquorum Botanicus Nomen, and Revelations. A semi-finalist in the Humana 10-Minute play festival, runner up for the KCACTF Cohen Prize, Sewanee Writer's Conference (Marsha Norman) and the Last Frontier Conference (Edward Albee/Horton Foote). His work has been seen in NYC, New Orleans, Minneapolis... Read More →
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Todd Ristau

Director, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Hollins University
Todd Ristau designed the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University serve as program director. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England, including London’s West End. He founded No Shame Theatre in 1986 and oversaw its evolution into a national network of venues for new works in dozens of cities. He has an extensive theatre background, with expertise in... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Bienville Square

10:30am

Open Rehearsal of 'This is A Play About Pirates: An Autobiography' by Caleigh Derreberry, Winner of the High School Playwriting Contest
The staged reading of a new play will provide insight into the ways in which director, writer and actors collaborate to bring a newly written work to the stage.

Speakers
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Meredith Levy

SETC Committe Chair, Hollins U
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Todd Ristau

Director, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Hollins University
Todd Ristau designed the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University serve as program director. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England, including London’s West End. He founded No Shame Theatre in 1986 and oversaw its evolution into a national network of venues for new works in dozens of cities. He has an extensive theatre background, with expertise in... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Windjammer Suite

10:30am

New Technology for Stage Managers: Digital Prompt/Cue Script
Session examines new software and hardware technology for creating and using digital prompt/cue scripts.

Speakers
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Patricia Crotty

Florida School of the Arts
During her tenure as Professor of Acting and Stage Management at Florida School of the Arts Patricia Crotty has directed over fifty play and musicals, in addition to designing and implementing the stage management degree which she supervises. She is past Chairman of the SETC Stage management committee and still maintains an active involvement in the committee. In addition to her teaching, Patricia has worked as a free-lance director for a variety... Read More →
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Shawn Paul Evans

Associate Professor of Theater, Washington and Lee University
Shawn Paul Evans is an Associate Professor of Theater at Washington and Lee University. He is a scenic and lighting designer, a production manager and technical director. His research interests include: technology for theater management and performance; Swedish Theater and he leads a spring term study abroad trip every other year to Stockholm, Sweden. Shawn Paul works as a theater consultant for the architectural design of new and renovated... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 202 A/B

10:30am

Alexander Technique for Performing Artists
Hands-on explorations in small group format. Alexander Technique teachers guide you to find ease and greater artistic and emotional freedom of expression in your work.

Speakers
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Missy Barnes

Rollins College
Missy Barnes is serving her third year as an Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. She is an ATI certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Missy has worked as a director, choreographer, actor, singer, dancer, and movement coach on numerous productions. Favorite theatrical experiences include directing "Reefer Madness," "Into the Woods," "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," "Sweeney Todd," and... Read More →
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Teresa Lee

E-Resource & Access Librarian, Appalachian State U
Teresa Lee is a theatre and movement artist-educator. She is a Professor of performance in the Department of Theatre & Dance at Appalachian State University. Ms. Lee earned her certification to teach the Alexander Technique from Alexander Technique International. Since 1994, she has worked with applying Alexander Technique to actor preparation in professional theatre workshop settings, privately, and in college and university classes in the... Read More →
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Jennifer Mizenko

Professor of Dance and Movement for the Actor, U of Mississippi
Jennifer Mizenko is a Professor of Dance and Movement for the Actor at the University of Mississippi. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College, and an M.A. in dance from The Ohio State University. Her expanded studies include period dance, the study of T'ai Chi with Maggie Newman, and the work of Jerzy Growtoski Jennifer is a teaching member of Alexander Technique International, and served as Chair in 2007-2011. Jennifer is also a Laban... Read More →
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Nicole Perron

Marshall U
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Tommy Schoffler

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, WV Wesleyan College
I am the co-vice chair of the Movement Committee. I teach acting, movement and musical theatre, and am a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Stop by my workshop, "Ease Up: Alexander for Performers" Friday at 7 pm in Imperial A!


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC 203 A

10:30am

Mindfulness as Presence: Mask Training Discovering Original Face
The workshop will explore the interconnectedness of breath, mind and body as mindfulness practice with Mask Technique.

Speakers
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Deb Bell

U of North Carolina Greensboro
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Denise Gabriel

U of North Carolina Greensboro
Denise Gabriel is a member of UNCGreensboro Performance Faculty and Resident Movement Director with Triad Stage. She is a Founding Board Member of ATME and Sensory Awareness Leader with the Sensory Awareness Foundation. Ms. Gabriel has thirty years of experience in the professional theatre and has taught in numerous Universities across the country and internationally.


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
CC South Hall - Workshop Space

10:30am

Engaging the Transversus to Produce Healthy, Resonant Sound
Interactive workshop uses Fitzmaurice Voicework and other techniques to identify, isolate and engage the transversus abdominis while speaking. All levels of experience are welcome.

Speakers
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Rory

University of Mississippi
Filmmaker


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Jubilee Suite

10:30am

MASTERCLASS: Devising Theatre for Community Connection
Explore the relationship between art making, community building, and the power of personal experiences and stories as source material for devising while considering the role of applied theatre in the classroom, in production, and as part of a theatre program. Daniel draws on his work in Hip Hop Theatre, his M.A. in Applied Theatre at CUNY, and as Co-Director of Theatre Without Borders during this experiential Master Class. Learn how these fun and interactive exercises can be applied in most every setting. Open to all who wish to consider how theatre can be a catalyst for healing in communities and beyond. Cost $35. Check SETC registration for availability.

Speakers
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Dr. Daniel Banks

Teacher's Institute, Wednesday Keynote, Masterclass Teacher, DNAWorks
Join Daniel banks for a Keynote Forum exploring Hip Hop, Applied Theatre and Theatre of Purpose. During the presentation and dialogue, he will share practical information about how to structure and apply such techniques into an existing theatre program/curriculum. Banks is a firm believer in interaction: "Expect a chance to think on your feet and begin some visioning work." | | Banks is an accomplished international artist both on the page... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
RV Schooner Suite

10:30am

Dance Prep: Preparation, Presentation, and Career Planning
This workshop will demonstrate the dance audition format given at SETC with focus on dancing and career opportunities.

Speakers

Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:50pm
CC 204 B

12:00pm

A Cosplayer Prepares: Stanislavski Techniques for Cosplay Conventions
Using the Stanislavski technique to create and perform powerful characters at cons and to create award-winning skits at cons by using skits from Vaudeville and modern Improv groups.

Speakers
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Bobby Funk

East Tennessee State University
Bobby Funk teaches a variety of performance classes: Directing, Acting I, Acting for Commercials and Industrial Films, Stage Combat, and The Audition Process at ETSU. He has taught at Southern Mississippi and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Bobby did his undergraduate work at Western Carolina University. He then went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and then to receive his MFA Degree in Acting and... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 202 A/B

12:00pm

CANCELED: Scared Scriptless- Improv for the Performing Artist and Educator
Improvisation workshop focuses on theatre games and techniques that are based on Spolin and Second City. Will help artist with spontaneity, teamwork, staying present and bringing their art to life!

Speakers
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Marc Moritz

Weathervane Playhouse
MARC MORITZ During the 2012 season at Oberlin Summer Theater Festival Marc played Mr. Mister in The Cradle Will Rock. Marc originated the role of Talk Show Host in the Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim / Hal Prince musical, Merrily We Roll Along. He most recently appeared as Joe Boyd in Damn Yankees and Al Lewis in The Sunshine Boys, both at Porthouse Theatre. Other regional acting work includes Great Lakes Theatre Festival/Idaho... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

12:00pm

Empowering Your Audition: Finding Confidence, Calm, Creative Intuition, and Focus
Make a moment count! Learn about meditation and mindfulness. Simple as a single breath, inspire excellence. Bonus: Learn a 2 minute scientifically proven technique for your auditions!

Speakers
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Katherine Sweeney

U of Pittsburgh
Katherine Sweeney is a second-year MFA candidate and will earn her degree in Performance Pedagogy from the University of Pittsburgh with a secondary emphasis in Voice and Speech in 2014. Katherine received her BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University. She has lived and worked in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Germany. As an actress, her work has ranged from stage, to television and film (with directors such as Curtis Hanson and Sally... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 203 B

12:00pm

Theatre of the Oppressed and the Examination of Power Struggles
This workshop will delve into a general introduction of Image Theatre from Theatre of the Oppressed and games for the high school drama classroom to engage in conversation of power struggles today.

Speakers
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Elise Bragard

Emerson College
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Rachel Meggs

Emerson College
Rachel All Meggs received her Bachelor's in Spanish Education with a minor in Theatre from Western Carolina University in 2008. There, she worked with Glenda Hensley and Claire Eye in the Theatre in Education (TIE) class and created the connection between that course and a program called "Estrella Brillante", an arts program geared toward young Hispanic Americans. She worked in Atlanta as a Spanish teacher until 2012 when she moved to Boston to... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Jubilee Suite

12:00pm

CANCELLED: Engaging Millennial Volunteers
What do the Millennials want out of a volunteer experience? Discussion includes resources and tactics used in engaging today's volunteer.

Speakers
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Ben McCarthy

Program Manager, Leadership Development, Seattle Works
Now based out of Seattle, WA, Ben is a training facilitator and Program Manager, Leadership Development at Seattle Works. Types of trainings he facilitates include basics in nonprofit board service, advanced board leadership, practices of leadership, and volunteer management. This is Ben’s fifth year as the volunteer coordinator for SETC and seventh year on the operations staff for the annual convention. Ben is currently finishing graduate... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Riverboat Suite

12:00pm

An Investigation of Timelines in the Design Process
Panelists discuss common problems found in the production process and will offer workable templates to improve team collaboration, presentation expectations, and timeline efficiency.

Speakers
RC

Robert Coleman

Florida State U
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David Navalinsky

U of North Carolina Chapel Hill
David is the Director of Undergraduate Production at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill overseeing the Kenan Theatre Company in the Department of Dramatic Art. David has taught at The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Mississippi where he served as technical director and production manager. While in Oxford, MS he was the Managing Director for the inaugural season of the Oxford Shakespeare Festival. David has... Read More →
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Kenneth John Verdugo

Associate Professor, Scene Design, Alabama State University
Kenneth John Verdugo is an Associate Professor in Scene Design (resident designer and scenic charge) at Alabama State University. Mr. Verdugo has designed for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre (2000); Shakespeare Dallas (2008); Cara Mia Theatre Company (2009-2011); The African-American Theatre, AART, TX (2013-2014), among others in multiple US regions. Over the past two years, Mr. Verdugo has received the Meritorious Achievement Award – Excellence... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 107 A

12:00pm

Teaching Contextualized Mathematics in Theatre Technology
A discussion of the stagecraft techniques used and initial results in an ongoing pilot program teaching math and quantitative reasoning skills in a learning community.

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Scott Cally

City U of New York - Kingsborough
Is an Assistant Professor of Design and Technology at the City University of New York Kingsborough in Brooklyn, NY and an Adjunct Professor of Lighting Design at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. He is also a New York City based Professional Lighting Designer. He received his MFA University of Florida 2002 and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, IATSE.


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Midtown

12:00pm

International Festivals - How You Can Participate
Learn how to go international. Advice and strategies for your theatre group to attend international festival events. Challenges in the areas of application, budgeting, and publicity will be addressed.


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Commodore Suite

12:00pm

Musical Theatre Interest Group
For all SETC participants who wish to be a part of the SETC Musical Theatre Committee. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Alley

Stacy Alley

Assistant Professor of Theatre, The University of Alabama
Stacy Alley is Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre/Dance at the University of Alabama. She is also a professional director and choreographer whose recent credits include work at Forestburgh Playhouse in NY (A Chorus Line, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival (Beauty and the Beast), and at UA’s Summertide Theatre (Smokey Joe’s Café, Dames at Sea and Anything Goes). Recent University of Alabama... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Bay Pointe Suite

12:00pm

Aging Made Easy
One great thing about acting in high school theatre is that you can play - which means you'd better look any age! Demonstration will cover the different stages of aging and show how to accomplish the look of any age, on any stage.

Speakers
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Gene Flaharty

Mehron
Gene Flaharty, Makeup Artist/Instructor, has been doing professional makeup for TV, Film, print, and theatre for over 34 years. He enjoys teaching at a local college and doing makeup on celebrities like Martin Short, Dee Wallace Stone and David Ogden Stiers. He has designed over 200 different theater productions. He enjoys makeup education as he does lecture/demonstrations across the country in his full time position as Sales Manager/Makeup... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 201 A/B

12:00pm

Exploring Non-Western Theatre: Practicing and Teaching Stage Design in India
Introduction of how stage design is taught in contemporary India. Explore the role of scene design in Indian theatre while focusing on the methods used by the National School of Drama.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Easterling

Anita Easterling

U of North Carolina Charlotte
Anita Tripathi Easterling is the Assistant Professor of Scene Design at UNC Charlotte, where she teaches scene design, scene painting, stage properties, model making, and portfolio/resume development. Prior to joining the faculty Anita was the Resident Scene Designer of the Virginia Stage Company. Design credits include: To Kill A Mockingbird (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Of Mice and Men, A Christmas Carol, Private Lives, and Vincent... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 106 B

12:00pm

Outside the Box: Design-Tech Solutions
Outside the Box is an annual workshop at SETC devoted to exploring low-cost, low-tech, or time-saving solutions to production challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Cook

Larry Cook

Associate Professor of Theatre, U of North Georgia Gainesville
Larry Cook teaches at the University of North Georgia and Brenau University in Gainesville, GA., home of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Larry earned an MFA in Theatre - Design and Technology at the University of Georgia in 1992, (where he also taught from 1993-1999) and a BS in Speech and Theatre at Troy State University, Troy, AL in 1988. Larry started his theatre artist's journey as an actor but after performing in over 30 different... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 106 A

12:00pm

Updating Brecht: Tweetin' & Tumblin' Brecht's Mother Courage
Theatre meets Social Media. An updated Brecht's "Mother Courage" with an original alternative rock score, audience participation through texts, tweets and the use of a behind-the-scenes blog on Tumblr.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Homer-Drummond

Robert Homer-Drummond

Theatre Department, Anderson University
Robert Homer-Drummond is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. He is currently the Chair of the Ballew Scholarship Committee for SETC and prior to that he was the Chair of the Acting/Directing Committee for two years. Robert has received special note from the Southeast Region of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for five of the productions he has directed including THE TEMPEST, THE... Read More →
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Cara Wood

Anderson U


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Old Dauphin Way

12:00pm

The Value of Arts Integration: Engaging Students and Enriching Teachers
Participants will investigate the value of applying arts integration practices to contemporary educational practices such as Common Core State Standards and Marzano's Deliberate Practice Strategies.

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Alex Bailey

U of Central Florida
Alex Jane Bailey is currently pursuing her MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences at UCF. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. Her past experiences in theatre revolve around her involvement with the Gamut Theatre Group, the combined company of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players' Children's Theatre. At Gamut, Alex acted as Resident Theatre Manager, where she maintained and managed patron communication... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Oakleigh Garden

12:00pm

Female Musical Theater Singing: Is It Really Belting?
Belting has evolved from Ethel to Idina! Using vocal exercises and discussion, discover the different styles of belting. Ideal for female singers and voice teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Christianne Roll

Christianne Roll

Assistant Professor, Florida Southern College
Christianne Roll is an expert on the female musical theatre belt voice. She received her BFA in musical theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her doctorate from Columbia University. While at Columbia, her dissertation research produced the first study of female musical theatre belt pedagogy. A proud member of AEA, Christianne has performed at Goodspeed, Off-Broadway, and internationally as the principal singer for Norwegian... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Clipper Suite

12:00pm

Finding Your Story: Fundamentals of Playwriting
With both the beginner and experienced playwright in mind participants will be given the tools necessary to develop active characters, create dramatic tension and write compelling dialogue.

Speakers
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Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at U of the South Sewanee
Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder's plays include Gee's Bend was the recipient of the Osborn Award given by the American Theatre Critics Association and has been produced at ASF, Denver Center, Cleveland Play House, KC Rep, Northlight, the Arden and Hartford Stage, among others. Other plays commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival include The Furniture of Home and The Flag Maker of Market Street. The Bone Orchard was commissioned by the Denver... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Bienville Square

12:00pm