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2016 ASTR-TLA Annual Conference


Schedule at a Glance

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

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8:00 am

ASTR Executive Committee Meeting


9:00 am – 1:30 pm

ATAP Pre-Conference Workshop: "What's Past is Prologue: Theatre Archives Now"
Off-site at the Andersen Library

The University of Minnesota Libraries and ASTR’s American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP) are co-hosting What’s Past Is Prologue: Theatre Archives Now, a workshop for theatre artists, scholars, dramaturgs, archivists, information professionals, and students with an interest in preserving and sustaining the artifacts of performance history. The event will take place at the Andersen Library on the University of Minnesota campus between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm on Thursday, November 3. After hearing from guest speaker Ben Krywosz, Artistic Director of the Nautilus Music-Theater, participants will bring their varied perspectives and experiences to discussions about the importance of collecting and maintaining the records of theatre history, and about how individuals can work together with artists to support this essential work.


11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Move In


2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration Desk Open


2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tell Me Booth Open


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Breathing and Moving: A Gestural Orchestra
Artists: Andrew Salyer and Katie Schaag (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Dissolving into the time-space context of ASTR 2016, this 72-hour relational project curates situations for participants to breathe and move, collaboratively and individually. Structured in three cycles, the piece subtly activates a multiplicity of individual experiences to collectively create a complex score for movement, breath, sound, and gesture.


2:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Curated Panels (1–2)

  1. Tripping the Light Transtastic

    We recover unrecognized histories of transgender performance (Hedy Jo Star, Charles Pierce, Bobby Morris) to interrogate how, why, and if trans history includes performances before the current "trans tipping point."

  2. (On the Way) Home: TRANSience in Performance, Performing TRANSience

2:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Working Groups (1–8)

  1. Puppetry and Material Performance
    Covenors: Veronica Ambros (University of Toronto), Dawn Brandes (University of King's College), Alissa Mello (Independent Scholar), and Lawrence Switzky (University of Toronto)

  2. Adaptation, Translation, and Visibility
    Covenors: Scott Proudfit (Elon University) and Daniel Smith (Michigan State University)

  3. History Has its Eyes on You: Musical Theatre's Moments of Transition
    Covenors: Laura MacDonald (University of Portsmouth) and Bryan Vandevender (University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh)

  4. Race and Performance in Transnational East Asia
    Covenors: Soo Ryon Yoon (Yale University) and Ji Hyon Yuh (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

  5. The Transglobal and Transmedial Eighteenth Century
    Covenors: Pannill Camp (Washington University in St. Louis) and Lisa A. Freeman (University of Illinois at Chicago)

  6. Bodies out in the Open, Mourning as Transgression: Necropolitics and Performance
    Covenors: Eylül Fidan Akıncı (The Graduate Center, CUNY) and Sevi Bayraktar (University of California, Los Angeles)

  7. Transfusions and Transductions: Science and Performance as Imperceptibly Permeable Disciplines
    Covenors: Vivian Appler (College of Charleston) and Meredith Conti (James Madison University)

  8. Transspecies Performance
    Covenors: Marla Carlson (University of Georgia) and Kim Marra (University of Iowa)



4:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Welcome, Plenary 1: The Trans-local and Challenges to Globalisation
Chair: Sharon Mazer (Auckland University of Technology)


6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Transitions 1: Setting the "State" of the Profession: Mentorship, Creativity, and the Future of the Field
Guillermo Aviles-Rodriguez (University of California, Los Angeles)
Joshua Bastian Cole (Cornell University)
T.L. Cowan (Yale University)
Gülgün Kayim (Director of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy for the City of Minneapolis)
Irma Mayorga, M.F.A., Ph.D. (Dartmouth College)
Tavia Nyong’o (Yale University)
Tiffany Trent (Arizona State University)


8:15 pm

Opening Reception: ASTR 60th Anniversary Celebration
Join us for toasts from past ASTR Leaders. Food provided.



9:00 pm

Graduate Student Opening Night Meetup


10:00 pm

Opening Night Dance Party at the Gay 90's
Off-site at 408 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Continue our anniversary celebration by joining ASTR and TLA members at this popular local venue. Show your conference badge at the door to skip the line and cover charge. Thursday nights at the Gay 90’s is $1 drink night!



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Friday, November 4, 2016

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7:30 am – 8:30 am

Mentorship Breakfast


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration Desk Open


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tell Me Booth Open


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open (closed 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm for lunch)


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

All Day: Quiet Room

In response to member requests, this program-free space is available to conference attendees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is designed to provide attendees with a place during the conference where they can reflect and rejuvenate, spend time alone, or have quiet conversations. When using the room, please respect our goal to provide members with this disturbance-free environment.


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Breathing and Moving: A Gestural Orchestra
Artists: Andrew Salyer and Katie Schaag (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Dissolving into the time-space context of ASTR 2016, this 72-hour relational project curates situations for participants to breathe and move, collaboratively and individually. Structured in three cycles, the piece subtly activates a multiplicity of individual experiences to collectively create a complex score for movement, breath, sound, and gesture.


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tracing Nan: A Trans-Generational Map Home
Artist: Jenn Cole (University of Toronto)

Over the course of two days, the artist will map her Biskaabiyang, returning home to Algonquin Territory along the Ottawa River by returning to herself across generations of First Nations grandmothers and settler logging, fur-trading grandfathers, an alcoholic but loving mother, and a Nan.


8:30 am – 10:00 am

Plenary 2: Transcriptive Objects and Items
Chair: Yumi Pak (California State University, San Bernardino)


10:15 am – 11:45 am

Plenary 3: Situated Transformations
Chair: Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (University of Pittsburgh)


12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Career Sessions (1–7)

  1. Publishing Books: From Proposal to Press
    Moderators: LeAnn Fields (Senior Executive Editor, University of Michigan Press), Tavia Nyong'o (Co-Editor, Sexual Cultures series, New York University Press; Yale University), Kristine Priddy (Acquisitions Editor, Southern Illinois University Press), and Daniel Sack (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

    This session will feature experienced authors, acquisition editors, and series editors who will share their tips for each stage of the book publication process, including securing a contract, responding to readers’ reports, revising, copy-editing, and final tasks. Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.

  2. Surviving the Dissertation
    Moderators: Robin Bernstein (Harvard University), Brandi Wilkins Catanese (University of California), and Berkeley Jasmine Mahmoud (Washington University in St. Louis)

    This session explores strategies for successful dissertation writing, including choosing and working with committee members, reducing stress, balancing dissertation-writing with personal and family obligations, and getting the job done. Emphasis will be placed on developing life-long writing and research habits that lay the foundation for being a productive writer and scholar. Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.

  3. Managing Your Career off the Tenure Track
    Moderators: Gülgün Kayim (City of Minneapolis; Co- Founder and Company Member, Skewed Visions), Carra Martinez (Guthrie Theater), Eric Severson (St. Paul Academy and Summit School), and Stephanie Lein Walseth (Freelance Academic, Educator, and Artist)

    This session features accomplished professionals who completed graduate work in theater and performance studies and have pursued careers as professional artists, arts administrators, K-12 educators, and more. The discussion will help attendees think dynamically about their many career options, how to decide on a path, and skills to develop while in graduate school in order to keep multiple options open. Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.

  4. Mid-Career Choices and Challenges
    Moderators: Dorothy Chansky (Texas Tech University), J. Ellen Gainor (Cornell University), Jorge Huerta (University of California, San Diego), and Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento (Wesleyan University)

    This session will address paths and possibilities for mid-career scholars. Featured speakers will discuss the rewards and challenges of assuming administrative and leadership posts in departments and the university at large. Promotion to full professor, the job market for mid-career faculty, and scholarship and creative work after tenure will also be discussed. Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.

  5. Pressures on Minority Faculty
    Moderators: Faedra Chatard Carpente (University of Maryland), Sean Metzge (University of California, Los Angeles), Jimmy A. Noriega (College of Wooster), and Analola Santana (Dartmouth College)

    Minority faculty members often face unique challenges. In this session, we will discuss how those challenges impact mentorship, advising, production work, and teaching. We will consider strategies for both minority faculty and their advocates to manage some of these pressures. Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.

  6. Empowering Your Career: Strategies for Negotiation (co-sponsored by the Empowerment Committee)
    Moderators: Debra Caplan (Baruch College, City University of New York), Catherine Cole (University of Washington), Amy Cook (Stony Brook University), Chrystyna Dai (Ithaca College), Daphne Lei (University of California), and Irvine Heather Nathans (Tufts University)

    With particular focus on the impact of gender pay inequity, this session will examine the obstacles to getting what you want in your career. With every advancement there are opportunities for negotiation; this session centers on recognizing these opportunities and successfully navigating them. All of us must address the gaps in pay between men and women and between whites and minorities. The session will include a presentation by the committee, followed by short talks by the panelists, and then a Q & A. Participants will have access to research materials and a PowerPoint presentation.

  7. Transforming Research Literacies: Improving Undergraduate Theatre and Performance Research (co-sponsored by the Theatre Library Association)
    Moderators: Michelle Liu Carriger (University of California, Los Angeles), Wade Hollingshaus (Brigham Young University), Diana King (University of California, Los Angeles), Megan Smithling (Cornish College of the Arts), and Matthew Wittmann (Harvard University)

    This roundtable session invites educators to share with each other pedagogical strategies designed to improve undergraduate research, particularly in light of emerging digital resources and tools. The discussion will touch on creative ways to integrate libraries and archives into research assignments, building familiarity with and contextualization of primary sources, and the uses of multimedia as either research documentation or end product for creative projects. Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.


1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Theatre Library Association Tour of the Guthrie Theatre
Off-site at the Guthrie Theatre. Meet in hotel lobby at 12:45 pm


1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Curated Panels (3–4)

  1. Crossing (over): Memory, Illness, Aging, and Death
    Chair: Lisa Merrill (Hofstra University)

  2. Translating National Culture(s) for the Post-Nationalist Age
    Chair: Sonali Pahwa (University of Minnesota)


1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Working Groups (9–16)

  1. Amateur Acts: Performance and the Unsanctioned
    Covenors: Leon Hilton (University of Pennsylvania) and Iván Ramos (University of California, Riverside)

  2. Ecology and/of/in Performance Working Group
    Covenors: Angenette Spalink (Independent Scholar), Jonah Winn-Lenetsky (Northern New Mexico College), and Lisa Woynarski (University of Reading)

  3. Methodological Transfiguration: Transforming Artist-Scholar Relationships in Indigenous Performance Research
    Covenors: Jill Carter (University of Toronto), Adron Farris (University of Georgia), and Heidi Nees (California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo)

  4. Resisting the Margins: Positioning Transgender Performance Center-Stage
    Covenors: Joshua Bastian Cole (Cornell University) and Rye Gentleman (University of Minnesota)

  5. Transmedia Fan Culture: Performance Across Platforms and its Audiences
    Covenors: Lauren Beck (Northwestern University) and Seth Soulstein (Cornell University)

  6. Theatre and Real Estate
    Covenors: Michael McKinnie (Queen Mary University of London) and Louise Owen (Birkbeck, University of London)

  7. Theatre and Transmedia
    Covenors: Sarah Bay-Cheng (Bowdoin College), Christopher Grobe (Amherst College), and John Muse (University of Chicago)

  8. Transposition & Transformation: Medieval Performance in Contemporary Research and Production
    Covenors: Lofton Durham (Western Michigan University) and Jenna Soleo-Shanks (University of Minnesota, Duluth)


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

GSC-Sponsored Snacks for Graduate Students

Graduate Students are invited to visit the GSC lobby table for GSC sponsored snacks.


3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Plenary 4: Trans-Gendered Acts and Drag
Chair: Sean Metzger (University of California, Los Angeles)


5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Curated Panel 5: Asian America in Trans-: Re-negotiating Racial Identities in Contemporary Korean American Drama
Chair: Christin Mok (University of Cincinnati)


5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Working Groups (17–24)

  1. Training/Trans—: Performance Training as Translation, Transfer, Transformation, and Transition
    Covenors: Broderick D.V. Chow, (Brunel University London) and Eero Laine (University at Buffalo, State University of New York)

  2. Transfeminisms: Translating, Transgressing, and Transforming Feminisms
    Covenors: Sarah Bess Rowen (The Graduate Center, CUNY) and Amy Meyer (Tufts University)

  3. Transfigured Performance
    Covenors: Areum Jeong (University of California, Los Angeles), Adriana Perez Limon (University of Oklahoma at Norman), and Gwyneth Shanks (University of California, Los Angeles)

  4. Transgressions and Translations in Early Modern Spain
    Covenors: Harley Erdman (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) and Susan Paun de Garcia (Denison University, emerita)

  5. Transhistorical and Transdisciplinary: Emotions and Affect Across Time, Space, and (Scholarly) Traditions
    Covenors: David Bisaha (Binghamton University, State University of New York), Bruce McConachie (University of Pittsburgh), and Ariel Nereson (University at Buffalo, State University of New York)

  6. Trans-racial Performance, Identity, and Belonging in the 21st Century
    Covenors: Maria Enriquez (Penn State, Harrisburg), Christiana Molldrem Harkulich (University of Pittsburgh), and Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (University of Pittsburgh)

  7. Trans Methods for Trans Materials
    Covenors: Bryan Reynolds (University of California, Irvine) and Glenn Odom (University of Roehampton)

  8. Traumatic Structures Working Group: Trans-forming Trauma?
    Covenors: Mary Karen Dahl (Florida State University) and Deborah Kochman (Florida State University)


7:30 pm

Theatre Survey Reception

Sponsored by Cambridge University Press, this reception celebrates ASTR’s own journal: Theatre Survey. Come toast with editors, authors, and board members and learn who the new incoming editors will be.


8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Graduate Student Caucus Annual Meeting


10:00 pm

Performance: Bear
Off-Site at Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre

Tickets: $10/$6 in advance or with ASTR Conference Badge. Full bar and menu service available throughout the performance.



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Saturday, November 5, 2016

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6:30 am – 11:30 pm

Performance: Footnote
Artist: Raegan Truax (Stanford University)


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration Desk Open


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tell Me Booth Open


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open (closed 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm for lunch)


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

All Day: Quiet Room

In response to member requests, this program-free space is available to conference attendees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is designed to provide attendees with a place during the conference where they can reflect and rejuvenate, spend time alone, or have quiet conversations. When using the room, please respect our goal to provide members with this disturbance-free environment.


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Breathing and Moving: A Gestural Orchestra
Artists: Andrew Salyer and Katie Schaag (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Dissolving into the time-space context of ASTR 2016, this 72-hour relational project curates situations for participants to breathe and move, collaboratively and individually. Structured in three cycles, the piece subtly activates a multiplicity of individual experiences to collectively create a complex score for movement, breath, sound, and gesture.


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tracing Nan: A Trans-Generational Map Home
Artist: Jenn Cole (University of Toronto)

Over the course of two days, the artist will map her Biskaabiyang, returning home to Algonquin Territory along the Ottawa River by returning to herself across generations of First Nations grandmothers and settler logging, fur-trading grandfathers, an alcoholic but loving mother, and a Nan.


8:30 am – 10:00 am

Trans(in)formation: Theatre Library Association Plenary
Chairs: Beth Kattleman (Ohio State University) and Matt DiCintio (Tufts University)


10:15 am – 11:45 am

Plenary 5: Trans-Corporeal Narratives
Chair: Ariel Osterweis (California Institute of the Arts)


12:00 am – 2:00 pm

Awards Luncheon and Annual General Business Meeting

We feel it is important to acknowledge that we are highly concerned with issues of waste and sustainability. This is an important moment in the conference and we hope that all attendees are able to attend the Awards and Business Meeting Luncheon (and we encourage your attendance there), but we are aware that due to hotel policies, nonattendance means a large amount of food is simply thrown out at many conferences. We are working with the hotel to minimize waste in a variety of ways as well as focus on seasonality and other ethical issues, which we will discuss briefly at the luncheon. As we cannot cancel meals once you arrive at the conference, please note that if you ticked the box indicating you will be attending the luncheon, we look forward to seeing you there.


2:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Curated Panel 6: Trans-Temporal Internationalism and Intersecting Aesthetics: Revolutionary Practice in France, Haiti, and Russia
Chair: Nick Ridout (Queen Mary University of London)


2:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Working Groups (25– 31)

  1. Transient Performance
    Covenors: Sean Metzger (University of California, Los Angeles) and Kimberly Welch (University of California, Los Angeles)

  2. Performance in the Age of Transparency: Biopolitics, Biotechnology & Biogenetics
    Covenors: Gabriella Calchi Novati (International School of Analytical Psychology, ISAP-ZURICH), Malin Palani (Macalaster College), and Andrew Wilford (University Of Chichester)

  3. Beyond the State: Performances of Trans-Bodies in Central-Eastern Europe, Eurasia and Russia
    Covenors: Jacob Juntenun (Southern Illinois University), Margarita Kompelmakher (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), and Yana Meerzon (University of Ottawa)

  4. Transplants: Food/Theatre/Performance
    Covenors: Susan Bennett (University of Calgary) and Kristin Hunt (Arizona State University)

  5. The Transitive Is Transformative: Opportunities and Constraints in Performative Social Practice Transactions
    Covenors: Laurie Beth Clark and Michael Peterson (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

  6. Theorizing from the South: Contemporary Theater and Criticism in Latin America
    Covenors: Claudia Tatinge Nascimento (Wesleyan University) and Patricia Ybarra (Brown University)

  7. Transections: Performance Studies in/from the Global South
    Covenors: David Donkor (Texas A&M University), Laura Edmondson (Dartmouth College), and Karin Shankar (University of California, Berkeley)


3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Working Group (32)

  1. José Muñoz Working Session: The Future in the Present: The Transtemporalities of Minoritarian Performance
    Covenors: Soyica Colbert (Georgetown University), Douglas Jones (Rutgers University), and Shane Vogel (Indiana University)

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

GSC-Sponsored Snacks for Graduate Students


3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Curated Panel 7: Trans-formations in Performance Studies
Chair: Coleman Nye (Simon Fraser University)


5:30 pm – 7:00 pm



7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dinner, on your own


7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Reception for Emerging Scholars


8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

TRANSFORMance Performance Festival and Cash Bar
Click here to view the full TRANSFORMance schedule



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Sunday, November 6, 2016

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7:30 am – 8:45 am

Career Sessions (8– 14)

  1. Publishing in Academic Journals
    Moderators: Gwendolyn Alker (Editor, Theatre Topics; New York University), R. Darren Gobert (Editor, Modern Drama; York University), Nicholas Ridout (Editor, Theatre Survey; Queen Mary University of London), and Joanne Tompkins (Editor, Theatre Journal; University of Queensland)

    In this session, editors from leading theatre and performance studies journals address multiple aspects of writing a quality article and discuss the process from submission to revision to publication. Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.

  2. Best Practices at Small Liberal Arts Colleges
    Moderators: Sarah Bay-Cheng (Bowdoin College), Kate Bredeson (Reed College), and Amy Holzapfel (Williams College)

    This session offers best practices for managing work-load, tenure, the theory/practice divide, and academic/artistic freedom, which are often the biggest opportunities and stressors for faculty at small liberal arts colleges. Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.

  3. Success on the Tenure Track
    Moderators: Patricia Herrera (University of Richmond), John Muse (University of Chicago), and Jon D. Rossini (University of California, Davis)

    This session gives practical, candid advice about maximizing tenurability and minimizing professional missteps. Topics include balancing research, teaching, and service; managing relationships with senior colleagues; seeking out opportunities; balancing professional and personal responsibilities; and nurturing productive habits. Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.

  4. Diversity and Inclusion in Department Production and Curriculum
    Moderators: Charlotte Canning (University of Texas, Austin), Noe Montez (Tufts University), and Patricia Ybarra (Brown University)

    Many departments of theatre and performance studies are striving to become more diverse and inclusive. This session addresses two key components of that mission: production and curriculum. Speaking from experience at their home institutions, panelists will focus on the challenges and rewards of emphasizing diversity and inclusion in departmental season planning, curricular reform, and casting. The place of theatre and performance departments within larger campus and local communities, strategies for advocacy within one’s home department, and the place of academic theatre in campus dialogue may also be discussed. Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.

  5. Beyond the Journal: Social Media, Blogs, and Podcasts
    Moderators: Pannill Camp (Washington University in St. Louis), Brian Herrera (Princeton University), and Bethany D. Holmstrom (LaGuardia Community College)

    With varied opportunities to share ideas and research digitally, what might we want to keep in mind? In this session, we will discuss alternative media, digital self-promotion, and academic/artistic freedom, especially as they relate to more traditional outlets for scholarship. Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.

  6. Teaching and Research at Large Public Universities
    Moderators: Lisa A. Freeman (University of Illinois at Chicago), Scott Magelssen (University of Washington School of Drama), and Christine Y. Mok (University of Cincinnati)

    This session focuses on pedagogical and institutional issues facing faculty and graduate students working at large public universities. Speakers will address pedagogical topics (such as teaching large lecture courses and managing large numbers of teaching assistants) as well as institutional ones (such as reduced funding for public education and academic freedom at public institutions). Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.

  7. Graduate Student Service in the Academy and the Profession (co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus)
    Moderators: Eero Laine (University at Buffalo, State University of New York), Heather Nathans (Tufts University), and Stephanie Vella (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)

    While pursuing a postgraduate degree, many opportunities to serve on committees in one’s department, institution, and professional organizations are available. These positions can form an important part of a graduate student’s education and professionalization, but it can also be difficult to know what positions are available and how they might form the most productive part of your graduate career. This panel is designed to help graduate students think through how service can best be a part of their academic lives and how it can prepare them for their future careers. Please come with questions; there will be plenty of time for conversation.


8:00 am – 11:00 am

Registration Desk Open


8:00 am – 11:00 am

Tell Me Booth Open


8:00 am – 11:00 am

Exhibit Hall Open


8:00 am – 11:00 am

All Day: Quiet Room

In response to member requests, this program-free space is available to conference attendees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is designed to provide attendees with a place during the conference where they can reflect and rejuvenate, spend time alone, or have quiet conversations. When using the room, please respect our goal to provide members with this disturbance-free environment.


Breathing and Moving: A Gestural Orchestra
Artists: Andrew Salyer and Katie Schaag (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Dissolving into the time-space context of ASTR 2016, this 72-hour relational project curates situations for participants to breathe and move, collaboratively and individually. Structured in three cycles, the piece subtly activates a multiplicity of individual experiences to collectively create a complex score for movement, breath, sound, and gesture.


9:00 am – 10:30 am

Curated Panel 8: Performing Transnationalisms through Festivals
Chair/Respondent: Margaret Werry (University of Minnesota)


9:00 am – 11:00 am

Working Group (33–39)

  1. Performing War: Acts of Transgression and Transformation
    Covenors: DeAnna Toten Beard (Baylor University) and Jenna L. Kubly (Independent Scholar)

  2. Shakespearean Performance Research Group
    Covenors: Catherine Burriss (California State University, Channel Islands), Franklin J. Hildy (University of Maryland), Rob Ormsby (Memorial University, Newfoundland), Don Weingust (University of California, Berkeley), and W. B. Worthen (Barnard College, Columbia University)

  3. Site-Based Theatre as a Trans-Contextual Experience
    Covenors: Penelope Cole (Independent Scholar) and Rand Harmon (University of Northern Colorado)

  4. Theorizing Transtemporality and Performance
    Covenors: Benjamin Gillespie (The Graduate Center, CUNY) and Stephanie Vella (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

  5. Translating Beyond Text: Bodies, Cultures, Epistemologies
    Covenors: Bhargav Rani (The Graduate Center, CUNY), Jennifer Thompson (The Graduate Center, CUNY), Mara Valderrama (The Graduate Center, CUNY), and Alison Walls (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

  6. Transverting Whiteness
    Covenors: Megan Lewis (University of Massachucetts, Amherst) and Shannon Walsh (Louisiana State University)

  7. Video Games and Gaming: Towards a Transmedial Analysis
    Covenors: Alan Filewod (University of Guelph), Kimi Johnson (University of Minnesota), and Mike Sell (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)


11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Transitions 2: All-Conference Wrap-Up Session and Toast, curated in association with Spatula&Barcode

Join Spatula&Barcode and a team of toastmasters for a conversation about questions that transect the conference. Light food will be provided.


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

DROUGHT: Transpiration, Saturation & Desertification EcoPerformance
Off-site at Loring Park (20 minute walk)



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