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Thursday, March 6
 

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 Barton

Adanma Barton

Associate Professor, Berea College
Adanma Onyedike Barton was the first African-American female of the Kentucky Theatre Association and concurrently the first to serve on the SETC Executive Committee. Prof. Barton is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Berea College where all students who are accepted attend tuition... Read More →
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... Read More →
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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.
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Michael Howley

Retired University Professor
Michael P. Howley is a freelance director and retired university professor. He has served SETC as Administrative VP, State Rep for AL, Chair of Cultural Diversity, and service on EXCOM, FINCOM, KEAP, and several other committees. He is a member of SDC; is a Region IV respondent for... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Larsen

Dawn Larsen

Associate Professor Theatre, Francis Marion University
Storyteller/singer-songwriter, Dawn Larsen grew up in the Ozarks amid lots of mountain music, arts, and storytelling. She founded and operated the last traveling Toby tent show in the country and researches and publishes about that and tent theatre. For the past two years Dawn has... 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 Haigh

Anthony Haigh

Professor, Centre College
English born Anthony Haigh is a Professor of Theatre at Centre College in Kentucky and is a founding director of the Scarlet Cup Theatre Company - a site specific theatre company based in Central Kentucky. He has just returned from England where he led a tour of England's regional... Read More →
avatar for Richard St. Peter

Richard St. Peter

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Northwestern State University
Richard St. Peter is an assistant professor of theatre at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. He is an accomplished professional director and former artistic director with more than 50 professional and academic directing credits. He has directed throughout the Southeast, in... Read More →


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

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
avatar for Matthew Hallock

Matthew 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

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... Read More →


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

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
avatar for Sarah McCarroll

Sarah McCarroll

Associate Professor, Georgia Southern U
Sarah McCarroll is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University, where is also serves as the resident costume designer and costume shop manager. She is the outgoing editor of Theatre Symposium and the Chair of SETC's History/Theory/Criticism/Literature committ... Read More →


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

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 Marty Lynch

Marty Lynch

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Eureka College
Marty Lynch is an associate professor of theatre at Eureka College. Prior to teaching, Marty worked as a set designer for the Theater at Monmouth, the state Shakespearean theatre of Maine. He also worked for Royal Caribbean International on the Majesty of the Seas, the first ship... Read More →


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

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
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Michael Howley

Retired University Professor
Michael P. Howley is a freelance director and retired university professor. He has served SETC as Administrative VP, State Rep for AL, Chair of Cultural Diversity, and service on EXCOM, FINCOM, KEAP, and several other committees. He is a member of SDC; is a Region IV respondent for... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 5:30pm - 6:45pm
BH Leinkauf
 
Friday, March 7
 

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
avatar for Denise Halbach

Denise Halbach

Freelance Director and Actress
Carpe Diva!
avatar for Deanna Thompson

Deanna Thompson

Publications Editor, SETC


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Bay Pointe 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... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Old Dauphin Way

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

Professor of Theatre, Anderson University
Robert Homer-Drummond is a Professor of Theatre at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. He has been an actor, director and theatre educator for more than twenty years. Recent directing work includes AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, HAMLET, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH & OEDIPUS REX... Read More →
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Cara Wood

Anderson University
Cara Wood is the production manager and resident designer of the Anderson University theatre department. She has designed at several local universities and regional theaters. She teaches Theatre Forms, Stagecraft, Stage Management, Fundamentals of Design, Set Design, Light Design... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Old Dauphin Way

1:00pm

Stanislavski in Ireland: Deirdre O'Connell and the Focus Theatre 1963-2013
As the Focus Theatre in Dublin celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, this presentation focuses on its founder and its artistic and cultural impact on the contemporary Irish theatre.

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 1:00pm - 2:15pm
BH Old Dauphin Way

4:00pm

Theatre Symposium Interest Meeting
Interested in becoming involved with Theatre Symposium, the official journal of the Southeastern Theatre Conference? Join us as we plan for the upcoming April Symposium. This year's topic: Theatre for Youth. Everyone welcome.

Moderators
avatar for J.K. Curry

J.K. Curry

Wake Forest University

Friday March 7, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
BH Leinkauf
 
Saturday, March 8
 

8:00am

History/Theory/Lit/Crit Interest Group Mtg
Forum for those interested in theatre history, theory, criticism, and/or literature. The first hour will function as a forum, with the last 20 minutes as our annual meeting.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah McCarroll

Sarah McCarroll

Associate Professor, Georgia Southern U
Sarah McCarroll is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University, where is also serves as the resident costume designer and costume shop manager. She is the outgoing editor of Theatre Symposium and the Chair of SETC's History/Theory/Criticism/Literature committ... Read More →


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

9:00am

Young Scholars Award Panel Presentation
Panel features papers from the 2014 Young Scholar's Award winners.

Undergraduate School Category: Briana Valderrey for Bert Williams and The Subtle Black Pantomime.

Graduate School Category: Samuel Kolodezh for Spectral Laughter: Constructing a Modern Subjectivity through Humor in The Castle Spectre.

Briana Valderrey - Undergraduate Award Winner
Bert Williams and the Subtle Black Pantomime

Briana Valderrey is a recent graduate of the U of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she earned her BFA in Drama - Technical Production, focusing in stage management. Previously she has studied directing at Columbia U, and hopes to continue her education with a PhD in Performance Studies.

Samuel Kolodezh - Graduate Award Winner
Spectral Laughter: Constructing a Modern Subjectivity through Humor in The Castle Spectre

As a first year doctoral student in the Joint Ph.D Program in Drama and Theatre at the U of California, Irvine and U of California, San Diego, he is interested in the intersection between technology and identity, affect studies, and performance philosophy, alongside Shakespearean and Gothic drama, theatre and performance.

 


Moderators
avatar for Sarah McCarroll

Sarah McCarroll

Associate Professor, Georgia Southern U
Sarah McCarroll is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University, where is also serves as the resident costume designer and costume shop manager. She is the outgoing editor of Theatre Symposium and the Chair of SETC's History/Theory/Criticism/Literature committ... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Commodore Suite

10:30am

Theatre Symposium Highlights
Interested in becoming involved with Theatre Symposium, the official journal of the Southeastern Theatre Conference? Join us as we plan for the upcoming April Symposium.

Speakers
avatar for J.K. Curry

J.K. Curry

Wake Forest University


Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:50am
BH Leinkauf

12:00pm

Creating Across Disciplines
Panel explores "Interdisciplinary Collaborations" to build audiences, ignite new creative pathways, and provide funding partnerships essential in the current economic climate of higher education.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Jones

Nancy Jones

University of Kentucky, 620
avatar for Richard St. Peter

Richard St. Peter

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Northwestern State University
Richard St. Peter is an assistant professor of theatre at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. He is an accomplished professional director and former artistic director with more than 50 professional and academic directing credits. He has directed throughout the Southeast, in... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Leinkauf

1:00pm

The National Theatre: 50 Years/5 Directors
The National Theatre of Great Britain is arguably the most successful theatre in the English-speaking world. Examine its evolution by tracing its history under its 5 artistic directors.

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... Read More →
avatar for Richard St. Peter

Richard St. Peter

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Northwestern State University
Richard St. Peter is an assistant professor of theatre at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. He is an accomplished professional director and former artistic director with more than 50 professional and academic directing credits. He has directed throughout the Southeast, in... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
BH Leinkauf