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This schedule is subject to change.

The performance program, curated in association with Leslie Hill and Helen Paris of Curious, will be published shortly.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Pre-Conference Workshop What's Past is Prologue: Theatre Archives Now

2:00 - 7:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

2:00 - 7:00 pm

Tell Me Booth Open

Duration of Conference

Breathing and Moving: A Gestural Orchestra 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.

Artists: SALYER + SCHAAG, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2:15 - 4:15 pm

Working Groups

"Puppetry and Material Performance"


Veronica Ambros, University of Toronto

Puppet Life and the Story of Moses on a Table
Dawn Brandes, University of King's College

Toward a Theory of Trans-Embodiment in Puppet and Material Performance
Alissa Mello, Independent Scholar

Theatre for a New (Materialist) Audience: Forced Entertainment's Transhuman Shakespeare
Lawrence Switzky, University of Toronto


"Modes of Pleasure": Contemporary Feminist Erotic Puppet Theatre, from Istanbul with Love
Deniz Başar, University of Toronto

Animated Altars and Puppet-Like Bodies: Between the Object and the Body in Contemporary Uruguayan Theatre
Brooke Christensen, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Japanese Karakuri Puppets as Metaphysical Objects in Performance
William Condee, Ohio University

Partners in the Air: The Transmutation of Apparatus in Aerial Dance
Andrea Dudziak, University of Denver

A Doubtful Display: La Théâtricule Stoïque Play The Edward Gorey House
Tony Gunn, Florida State University

Shank’s Mare/Hizakurige: A Transcultural Journey of Puppetry Creation and Performance
Claudia Orenstein, Hunter College, CUNY

Doll-faced: Satirizing Objectification through Bodily Transformation
Skye Strauss, Northwestern University

Material Worlds, Material Girls: Objects, Things, and Women in Ibsen's A Doll's House and Mabou Mines Dollhouse
Sydney Tyber, York University

"Adaptation, Translation, and Visibility"


Scott Proudfit, Elon University

Daniel Smith, Michigan State University


The Adaptor’s Voice in Katie Mitchell’s Multimedia … Some trace of her
Gregory Aldrich, Southern Illinois University Carbondale,

On the Indistinct Boundary Between Translation and Adaptation
Neil Blackadder, Knox College

Translating History / Adapting Voice: What Adaptation and Translation Studies can tell us about Theatre of the Real
Ryan Claycomb, West Virginia University

Adapting Antiquity
Eva Heppelman, University of California, Los Angeles

"We Don't Do This Kind of Thing Often…": Translating Community-Based Theatre and Experiential Learning
Chandra Owenby, Hopkins Converse College

Not Lost in Translation: From God of Vengeance to Paula Vogel's Indecent
Katie N. Johnson, Miami University

Making Sense of Alien Worlds: Naomi Iizuka's 36 Views as Intercultural Playwriting
Sarah Johnson, University of Colorado - Boulder

Collective Interpretations
Chloe Johnston, Lake Forest College

Translating the Voice of the Dead: Adapting The Witlings for its World Premiere
Kaarin S. Johnston, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University

Bodas de Sangre/ (A) Blood Wedding: Source and Target Cultures as Collaboration Machine
Keith Byron Kirk, University of Pittsburgh

Lost in Translation? Performing Ali Salem's Egyptian The Comedy of Oedipus in Utah
Jennifer Kokai, Weber State University

Arguendo: Adapting Law to the Stage
Sarah Kozinn, Occidental College

Soyinka's Bacchae and the Anxiety of Adaptation: Writing between Influence and Cultural Transfer
Vida Owusu-Boateng, Louisiana State University

Transcultural Translation of Desdemona Isn't Coming
Sunghee Pak, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Failure to Translate: Devising, Adapting, and the Interrogative Mood
Tony Perucci, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Transforming Judith Malina's Antigone in the Twenty-First Century: Bodies in Translation
Cindy Rosenthal, Hofstra University

Adaptation, Translation, and the Embodiment of the Refugee Experience in The Syria Trojan Women Project
Zackary Ross, Bellarmine University

Transcultural Translation of Desdemona Isn't Coming
Steffen Silvis, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Visibility of Hakka Opera Betrayal: Adaptation and Translation from Shakespeare's Cardenio
Iris H. Tuan, National Chiao Tung University

Charles de Gaulle Airport: The Camp as Neoliberal Containment Site in Two Trojan Women Adaptations
Philip Zapkin, West Virginia University

"History Has its Eyes on You: Musical Theatre's Moments of Transition"


The Place is the Public Theater, the Time is 1974: Teaching A Chorus Line in an American Studies Context
Laura MacDonald, University of Portsmouth

Come Hear the Music Play (Again): Mendes' Cabaret on Broadway and Revival as Pedogogical Intervention
Bryan Vandevender, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh


After [a] Weill: The Gestic Potential of Music in Kurt Weill's Johnny Johnson and its Legacy in US/American Political Music Theatre
Gibbes Allison, Florida State University

"Wanting More: Fun Home a Transformational Moment in American Musical Theatre"
Natka Bianchini, Loyola University Maryland

Putting Dramaturgy Onstage: George C. Wolfe's 2016 Production of Shuffle Along: Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Claudia Case, Lehman College, CUNY

Aftershocks' - Next to Normal and the crackle of difference
Clare Chandler, Edge Hill University

From FringeNYC to Broadway -- Urinetown: The Musical
Barbara Wallace Grossman, Tufts University

Sunday in the Theatre with Digital Innovations: Projection Design and the Broadway Musical in the Twenty-First Century
Joseph Paul Hill, The Graduate Center, CUNY

He Wants, He Wants, He Wants, or, How Fun Home Challenges the Conventions of the "I Want" Song
Lisa Quoresimo University of California, Davis

The Seamless Transitions of Ballet Ballads
Bradley Rogers, Duke University

Rebuilding Posterity: The Impact of George C. Wolfe's Shuffle Along: Or The Making Of The Musical Sensation of 1921 And All That Followed
Phoebe Rumsey, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Did You Want That on an Upbeat or a Downbeat?: Gypsy, Ethel Merman, and the Transition of the Star Performance
Michael Schwartz, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

A Latent Uproar: An Argument for Reconstructing the "First" American Musical
Brian Valencia, University of Miami

"Race and Performance in Transnational East Asia"


Touring Blackness in Korea, 1920-1988
Soo Ryon Yoon, Yale University

Playing (with) Others: Theatrical Representations of Racialized Others in South Korea
Ji Hyon Yuh, The Graduate Center, CUNY


Touring Blackness in Korea, 1920-1988
Soo Ryon Yoon, Yale University

Playing (with) Others: Theatrical Representations of Racialized Others in South Korea
Ji Hyon Yuh, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Racial and Gender Impersonation in East Asian Adaptations of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Megan Ammirati, University of California, Davis

Aubrey Pankey, Performativity of Blackness, and Constructions of Race in Maoist China
Keisha Brown, Tennessee State University

Striving for "Peace in Asia": Pan-Asianism and Its Discontents in Hero the Musical
Kyungjin Jo, The Graduate Center, CUNY

"Gangnam Beauties"; Freaks or Hybrid Faces?
Hye Kyoung Kwon, University of California, Los Angeles

Towards a Discourse of Beauty: Koreanness and Cosmetic Surgery in Modern South Korea
So-Rim Lee, Stanford University

Choreographing the Silk Road: Ito Michio and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
Tara Rodman, Northwestern University

"The Transglobal and Transmedial Eighteenth Century"


Masonic Ritual as Philosophy in Early Eighteenth-Century France
Pannill Camp, Washington University in St. Louis

Elizabeth Inchbald and the Art of Live Representation
Lisa A. Freeman, University of Illinois at Chicago


Masonic Ritual as Philosophy in Early Eighteenth-Century France
Pannill Camp, Washington University in St. Louis

Elizabeth Inchbald and the Art of Live Representation
Lisa A. Freeman, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mediated Spaces on the Venetian Stage: Transnational Resistance and Appropriation in Carlo Gozzi's Fiabe
Natalya Baldyga, Tufts University

Needless Captives: Toleration, Dissent, and Resistance in Dryden's Americas
Andrew Brown, Yale University

Transmediality and the Garrick-Zoffany Collaborative
Mita Choudhury, Purdue University Northwest

Finding a National Identity in Transnational Plays: An Examination of the Hamburg National Theater's Repertoire, 1767
Elizabeth Coen, University of Pittsburgh

The Spectacle of Nature in Eighteenth-Century France
Tili Boon Cuillé, Washington University in St. Louis

Crosshairs: In the Intersection of the Theatre of War and the Theatre of War
Odai Johnson, University of Washington

Finding Austria in the Zauberstück
Patrick King, Tufts University

'Trans-' in the Trans-Atlantic British Community: 1715-1743
Michal Kobialka, University of Minnesota

Arlequin's Critical Body: Alterity and Satire in Marginal French Theatre
Jeffrey Leichman, Louisiana State University

The Transglobal Arlecchino: Delisle's Arlequin sauvage (1721)
Matthew McMahan, Tufts University

To "beget a Race of Heroes": Jewish Female Monstrosity and Interfaith Marriage in Behn's Second Part of the Rover
Alaina Pincus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Adaptation as Erasure and Ethnocentrism in the Neoclassical Theater: The Case of De la Touche's Iphigénie en Tauride
Rachel M. E. Wolfe, Independent Scholar

"Bodies out in the Open, Mourning as Transgression: Necropolitics and Performance"


Eylül Fidan Akıncı, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Sevi, Bayraktar, University of California, Los Angeles


Özgül Akıncı, University of British Colombia
My Slow Death As an Emerging Academic or The Fast Death of Peace Process in Turkey

Ron Athey's Queer Blood; or, How to Have Safe Spectatorship in an Epidemic
William Burch, Rutgers University

Absence and Material: On Shocking Bodies in Performance
Giorelle Timothy Diokno, University of Toronto

Hunger Strikes, Forced Feedings, and Histories of Biopower
Jeff Paden, Florida State University

Performing Justice: Indigenous Artistic Responses to Systemic Violence and Judicial Failure
Hannah Rackow, York University

The Hague War Crimes Tribunal in Transition: The Citizen Witness in a Moment of Change
Graham White, University of Roehampton

Vernacular Hero: Exploring The Construction of Toussaint Louverture
Kristen Wright, Cornell University

"Transfusions and Transductions: Science and Performance as Imperceptibly Permeable Disciplines"


Early Modern Aliens: Seventeenth Century SETI Onstage
Vivian Appler, College of Charleston, Convenor

Loaded Acts: Spectacles of Gunplay in American Performance
Meredith Conti, James Madison University


"Something Bad is Happening": Transforming the AIDS Epidemic through Falsettos
Virginia Anderson, Connecticut College

Transition, Transfiguration, and the Performance of Tuberculosis: Sentimental Resistance in a Scientific Age
Roberta Barker, Dalhousie University

The Numbers Don't Lie: Regimes of Truth in Big Data
Taylor Black, New York University

Transforming Theatre and Emergency Medicine: Faultline Theatre Project's Holding Onto the Sky as Community Manifesto
Kate Bredeson, Reed College

"Now, Gentlemen, Time Me": A Cognitive Approach to Nineteenth-Century Surgical Performance
Shelby Brewster, University of Pittsburgh

Science and Gender Transgression in Susan Glaspell's Theatrical Laboratory: The Female Scientist in Suppressed Desires and The Verge
Kerri Ann Considine, University of Tennessee

Antonin Artaud--Vector: The Plague and Performance History
Marianne DiQuattro, Rollins College

Theatre as Method for Experimental Transdisciplinarity in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Yelena Gluzman, University of California, San Diego

The Psychologization of US Culture and the Broadway Musical
Aleksei Grinenko, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Transforming the Dark: Luminous Paint and the Early Twentieth-Century Stage
Beth Kattelman, The Ohio State University

Our bodies, Ourselves, Our Cars, Our Lives: Using Speculative Design to Investigate the Messy Biopolitics of Emerging Technologies
Rachel Murray, Parsons, The New School

Illness in Artaud's The Nerve Meter (1925)
Rebecca Ormiston, Stanford University

Medical Simulations as Theatrical Laboratory: Transposing Case Studies into Character Work
Melissa Porterfield, Valdosta State University

Transmission and Translation in the History of Science: Performative Acts
Aileen Robinson, Northwestern/ Stanford University

A Lecture on Heads: Phrenology and Protean Farce
Marlis Schweitzer, York University

The Transformative Effects of Addiction and the Limits of Medical Knowledge in the Progressive Era
Max Shulman, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Time's Possibilities: Transformations of Science and Stage
Jeanne Tiehen, University of Kansas

"There are channels, and thus there must be noise": Traducing the Relations between Science and Theatre
Mike Vanden Heuval, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Transspecies Performance"


What does Transspecies Performance have to do with Non-Human Animals? Or, is Becoming-Animal Anything other than a Human Transformation?
Marla Carlson, University of Georgia

The Pull of Horses: Embodied Interactions across Urban American Species, 1865-1920
Kim Marra, University of Iowa


Trans-Versial of Differences: Trans-Versial Subject, Trans-Versial Ethics, Body-Thinking
Aurelia Baumgartner, School of Contemporary Dance in Berg (Munich)

Bio-art performances: an anthropological journey
Christine Beaudoin, University of Ottawa

An Ethics of Engagement: How Notions of "Trans-" and "Inter-" Influence the Dynamics of Multispecies Performances
Kimber Sider, University of Guelph

'Let Slip the Dogs of War’: Exploring the contemporary human-military animal partnership
Kristen Tregar, University of California, San Diego

2:15 - 3:45 pm

Curated Panels

"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."

“More of a Woman”: Hedy Jo Star Takes It Off
Jessica Berson, Independent Scholar

Best Bitch in Show: Charles Pierce and the Tradition of Female Impersonation
Kirsten Pullen, Texas A&M University

A Hairy Chest in a Beaded Dress: Drag Striptease in Mainstream Burlesque in 1920’s and 1930’s Culture
Kalle Westerling, City University of New York, The Graduate Center, CUNY

"(On the Way) Home: TRANSience in Performance, Performing TRANSience"
Jeanmarie Higgins, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Akropolis Performance Lab’s The Glas Nocturne: Theatre at Home as Sustainable Production Practice

This session takes place in a hotel room - no late seating.
When you arrive, come on in (or knock if you need to). If the Do Not Disturb sign is on the doorknob, this means that we are filled to capacity. Dress comfortably if you wish.

Come on Home: Domestic Transition and the Black Female Body in Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop
Les Gray, University of Maryland

Domestic Space: Agency, Virtuality, and Avatarism in the Immersive Theatre
Paul Masters, Tufts University

4:30 - 6:15 pm

Welcome, Plenary 1: The Trans-local and Challenges to Globalisation

Chair: Sharon Mazer, Auckland University of Technology

"Trans-indigenous Juxtapositions in the Anthropocene"
Helen Gilbert, Royal Holloway, University of London

"Waria Genres: Performing Trans- in Contemporary Indonesia"
Paige Johnson, University of California, Berkeley

"Trans-Scriptive Things: Archives and Silences"
VK Preston, University of Toronto

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Transitions 1: Setting the “State” of the Profession: Mentorship, Creativity, and the Future of the Field

Moving ASTR's traditional State of the Profession panel to Thursday night, this panel introduces thoughts and ideas that will filter through the conference. Building on ASTR’s working group model, participants with a variety of relations to the field were pre-paired to frame questions, manifestos and discussion about mentorship, the state of the profession, and modes of shaping a career, which form the basis for a provocative discussion.

Guillermo Aviles-Rodriguez
Guillermo Aviles-Rodriguez is a Ph.D. Student in Performance Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Lecturer in the Chicana/o Studies Department at California State University, Northridge. He holds a BFA from the University of Utah and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. He has published in TheatreForum, HowlRound and authored two Student Discovery Guides commissioned by Center Theatre Group: En Un Sol Amarillo and Culture Clash's Palestine, New Mexico.

Joshua Bastian Cole
Joshua Bastian Cole is a Ph.D. student in Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. He holds an M.A. in Theatre History and Criticism from CUNY, Brooklyn College and a B.A. in Theatre and Dance with a minor in Film Studies from James Madison University. Before coming to Cornell, Cole taught in the Communication departments at SUNY Plattsburgh and CUNY, Borough of Manhattan Community College. See Cole’s website at:

T.L. Cowan
T.L. Cowan is a Presidential Visiting Professor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. T.L.’s research and teaching focuses on the political, cultural and intellectual economies and social lives of trans- feminist and queer community-based performance, especially cabaret, and on shifting practices of self-expression across digital and analog media. T.L. is an organizer with the Feminist Technology Network (FemTechNet) and the Center for Solutions to Online Violence ( T.L. is also a performance artist whose practice draws from cabaret, costume-based and alter-ego performance, agit-prop theatre, stand-up comedy, video and sound art, installation and intervention.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a community and ancestor accountable poet, theorist and educator with a PhD in English, African and African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies from Duke University. Alexis is the founder of the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind intergalactic community school based in Durham, North Carolina. Alexis is the author of Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity (Duke University Press, 2016) and the co-editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (PM Press, 2016).

Gülgün Kayim
Gülgün Kayim, is Director of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy for the City of Minneapolis. Previously, she was Assistant Director of the Archibald Bush Foundation’s Artist Program and Public Art on Campus Coordinator at the Weisman Art Museum. Gülgün is also a practicing interdisciplinary theatre artist, and co-founder of the Minneapolis based, award winning, site-specific performance collective, Skewed Visions. She is a core member of the international artist networks Mapping Spectral Traces and her artistic work has been recognized through a number awards and fellowships from The Theatre Communications Group, Bush Foundation, Creative Capital and the Minnesota State Arts Board among others. Kayim, holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from the University of Minnesota, an MA in Intercultural Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA (Hons) in Theatre and Film from the University of Middlesex, London. She also serves as affiliate faculty in the Dept. of Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota.

Irma Mayorga
Scholar and theatermaker, Irma Mayorga’s (M.F.A., Ph.D.) research explores contemporary theater and performance by U.S. people of color, Chicana/o/x Expressive Culture, and, more broadly, U.S. Latina/o/x identic formations and self-representations. Her current manuscript project (forthcoming, Northwestern University Press) theorizes manifestations of theatricality in differential modalities of Chicana Cultural Production. Recent publications include The Panza Monologues, Second Edition (University of Texas Press, 2014). She is currently an Assistant Professor in Dartmouth College’s Department of Theater.

Tavia Nyong’o
Tavia Nyong’ois Professor of American Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University. His first book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory, won the Errol Hill Award for best book in African American theatre and performance studies. He is completing a study of fabulation in black aesthetics and embarking on another on queer wildness. He is co-editor of the journal Social Text and co-series editor of the Sexual Cultures book series at New York University press. He regularly blogs at Bully Bloggers.

Tiffany Trent
Tiffany Trent is a PhD Candidate at Arizona State University in Theatre, researching liberation theology, child theology, performance studies, childhood studies, and critical race theory. Her dissertation identifies assets of welcome and concepts of the child in faith-based, youth-dedicated arts spaces. She is a 2016-2017 doctoral fellowship recipient from the Forum for Theological Exploration and a 2015 recipient of ASTR’s Thomas Marshall Graduate Student Travel Grant. She holds an MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon.

8:15 pm

Opening Reception: ASTR 60th Anniversary Celebration (Food will be provided)

8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 pm

Graduate Student Opening Night Meetup
This event will take place at the Northern Shores Grille, which is located in the hotel

10:00 pm

Opening Night Dance Party at the Gay 90's

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. The Gay 90’s is located three blocks from the hotel at 408 Hennepin Avenue (at 4th Street). The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Ongoing Fri - Sat

Tracing Nan: A Trans-Generational Map Home 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.

Location: Ongoing Fri-Sat, various locations across venue

Artist: Jenn Cole, University of Toronto

7:30 - 8:30 am

Mentorship Breakfast

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.

8:30 - 10:00 am

Plenary 2: Transcriptive Objects and Items

Chair: Yumi Pak, California State University, San Bernardino

"Black Freedom Visions, White Supremacist Nightmares: The Painting-Performances of William Wells Brown and George J. Mastin"
Robin Bernstein, Harvard University

"Trying on Transgression: Kimono Protests and (Trans)National Dress"
Michelle Liu Carriger, University of California, Los Angeles

"Transoceanic Blackface; or, The Silver Belt Jig"
Kellen Hoxworth, Stanford University

10:15 - 11:45 am

Plenary 3: Situated Transformations

Chair: Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, University of Pittsburgh

"On Site: Landmark Performance and Urban Transformation"
Bertie Ferdman

"Falling through the Roof/Dropping Like Beyonce: Arguing for the Ethics of the Trans-Local"
Debra Levine

"Good Neighbor, Good Soldier: Staging Transhemispheric Militarization in the Former Panama Canal Zone"
Katherine Zien

12:00 - 1:15 pm

Career Sessions

Publishing Books: From Proposal to Press

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.

LeAnn Fields, Senior Executive Editor, University of Michigan Press

Tavia Nyong'o, Professor of American Studies and Theater Studies, Yale University. Co-Editor, Sexual Cultures series, New York University Press

Kristine Priddy, Acquisitions Editor, Southern Illinois University Press

Daniel Sack, Assistant Professor, English and Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Surviving the Dissertation

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.

Robin Bernstein, Chair and Professor of Studies in Women, Gender, And Sexuality and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Associate Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Jasmine Mahmoud, Postdoctoral Fellow, American Culture Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Managing Your Career off the Tenure Track

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.

Gülgün Kayim, Director of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, City of Minneapolis. Co- Founder and Company Member, Skewed Visions

Carra Martinez, Director of Community Engagement, Guthrie Theater

Eric Severson, US English and Fine Arts, St. Paul Academy and Summit School

Stephanie Lein Walseth, Freelance Academic, Educator, and Artist

Mid-Career Choices and Challenges

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.

Dorothy Chansky, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance and Director of the Humanities Center, Texas Tech University

J. Ellen Gainor, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Performing and Media Arts, Cornell University

Jorge Huerta, Chancellor's Associates Professor of Theatre, Emeritus, University of California, San Diego

Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento, Professor of Theater, Wesleyan University

Pressures on Minority Faculty

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.

Faedra Chatard Carpenter, Associate Professor, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, University of Maryland

Sean Metzger, Associate Professor, School of Theater, Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles

Jimmy A. Noriega, Assistant Professor, Departments of Theatre & Dance and Latin American Studies, College of Wooster

Analola Santana, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Dartmouth College

Empowering Your Career: Strategies for Negotiation (co-sponsored by the Empowerment Committee)

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.

Debra Caplan, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Baruch College, City University of New York

Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of the Arts, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Drama, University of Washington

Amy Cook, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Shakespeare, Theatre History, and Cognitive Theory, Stony Brook University

Chrystyna Dail, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Arts, Ithaca College

Daphne Lei, Professor of Drama, University of California, Irvine

Heather Nathans, Professor and Chair, Department of Drama and Dance, Tufts University

Transforming Research Literacies: Improving Undergraduate Theatre and Performance Research (co-sponsored by the Theatre Library Association)

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.

Michelle Liu Carriger, Assistant Professor, Critical Studies, School of Theater, Film & Television, University of California, Los Angeles

Wade Hollingshaus, Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies, Brigham Young University

Diana King, Librarian for Film, Television & Theater | World Arts & Cultures/Dance, University of California, Los Angeles

Megan Smithling, Reference/Instruction Librarian, Cornish College of the Arts

Matthew Wittmann, Curator, Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard University

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Theatre Library Association Tour of the Guthrie Theatre - Offsite

(for those who would like to walk over together, please meet in the hotel lobby at 12:45 p.m.)

From the conference hotel The Guthrie Theater is a seven-minute drive (with paid garage parking and meters on the street) or a 25-minute walk (a portion of which is through the indoor skyways).

The Guthrie Theater was one of America’s first regional theatres, founded in 1963by its eventual namesake, the British director Tyrone Guthrie. A resident company composed of veterans Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, and Zoe Caldwell and newcomers such as George Grizzard, Ellen Geer, and Joan van Ark performed in the inaugural season. After more than four decades in its original location adjacent to the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Guthrie relocated in 2006 to its unique and locally-inspired landmark designed by internationally-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. The theater complex echoes neighboring historic flour mills that were the engines of Minneapolis’s early industrial successes. By day electric spires advertise plays in performance; by night the ghostly images of past performances appear to float mid-air from the side of the building. Massive portraits of Wilson, Chekhov, Hansberry, Williams, and Miller overlook the Mississippi River, and the Endless Bridge extends over the river five stories up. This $125-million-dollar architectural gem houses three stages — a classic thrust stage for the grand-scale classics of the centuries, a proscenium stage for the more intimate classics of this century. A ninth-floor studio theater (complete with a glass floor and 270-degree views) will house the Guthrie’s new $1-million dollar new play initiative to support the classics of tomorrow. The building also includes production and rehearsal facilities, administrative offices, and an entire floor of classrooms for the theater’s ever-expanding education programs.

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Curated Panels

"Crossing (over): Memory, Illness, Aging, and Death"

Chair: Lisa Merrill, Hofstra University

Transitive Being: Illness, Kinship, Love
Patrick Anderson, University of California, San Diego

Going Transchron: From the Sublime of Old Age to Juvenescence
Elinor Fuchs, Yale University

Performances of the Forgotten Past: Confronting Erasure Across Generational Divides
Jessica Nakamura, University of Nevada, Reno

“Wake me up when Kirby Dies,” or the Art of Dying Onstage
Laurence Senelick, Tufts University

Drawing on examples of postmemory World War 2 Japan, microbial illness, advertising, and performed deaths, this panel examines what happens and how we understand moments of bodily transition.


"Translating National Culture(s) for the Post-Nationalist Age"

Chair: Sonali Pahwa, University of Minnesota

Traditional Chinese Theatre and the Sea Imagery: On the Yue Opera Adapted from Ibsen's The Lady From the Sea
Maoqing Chen, Confucius Institute at the University of Oregon/ East China Normal University

Following #daddytrudeau: Performance, Soft Power, and the Postnational State
Laura Levin, York University

The Touring Grass Stage: Staging the Site-Specific Dilemma of Glocalization in the Hyper-Modern China
Zheyu Wei, Trinity College Dublin

Queering the Trickster: Subaltern Readings of El Güegüence
E.J. Westlake, University of Michigan

This panel raises questions around contemporary performances of national identity in a “postnational” age, through focusing on a variety of examples drawn from traditional performance in Nicaragua, contemporary Chinese adaptations of Western texts, socio-cultural performance work in China, and Canadian politics.

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Working Groups

"Amateur Acts: Performance and the Unsanctioned"


Leon Hilton, University of Pennsylvania

Iván Ramos, University of California, Riverside


The Choreography of Aids Activism: Miguel Gutierrez's Amateur Dancing
Marc Arthur, New York University

Negotiating Local and the Transnational Amateur Performance in the World Premiere of O'Casey's The Drums of Father Ned
Nic Barilar, The University of Pittsburgh

(Local Joke Here): Fingerprints of Community in Amateur Playscripts
Kevin Byrne, University of Arizona, Pittsburgh

Transcending Amateurism: Professional Artists and the Do-it-yourself Ethos in the Blue Blouse Movement
Robert Crane, University of Pittsburgh; Carnegie Mellon University

Mimesis and Alterity: Richard Hotaling and the Edwin Booth Prompt Books
Lezlie Cross, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Soldier-Actors, Army Entertainment, and the Archive Dilemma
Karen Dabney, Midwestern State University

The Black of the Negro: Skin, Identity, and Citizenship in the Early American Republic
Matt DiCintio, Tufts University

Beyond Charity: Disabled Amateur Performance
Jason Dorwart, University of California, San Diego

Decolonial Performance with Undocumented Latinas: The Amateur Aesthetics of Maria TV
Christopher Goodson, University of Washington, Bothell

Awkward Work: Between Amateur Performance and the Performance of Amateurism
Lindsay Goss, City College of New York

Guilty until Paid Up: The Amateur Producer as Transgressive Consumer
Roxane Heinze-Bradshaw, Northwestern University

Too Small to Fail: The Subprime Performance of Will Rawls
Amy Holzapfel, Williams College

Bad Ventriloquism
Sarah Kessler, University of California, Irvine

Sustainment, Internment, Temporality: Care and the Makeshift in GenEnCo's The Mikado: Reclaimed
James McMaster, New York University

If My Play isn't Produced, It doesn't exist: Dublin's Waking the Feminists and the Abbey Theatre
Deirdre O'Leary, Manhattan College

"Everybody Now!": Amateur Chorality and the Death of the Audience
Ethan Philbrick, New York University

"Feelin' It" or "Fakin' It?": Mapping the Amateur in Viral Videos of Dancing Children
Jade Power-Sotomayor, University of Washington, Bothell

The Solo Amateur: Female Monologists and Society Entertainment in the Progressive Era
Jennifer Schmidt, Yale School of Drama

Queer Resources for Putting on a Show in Town
Beth Stinson, New York University

The Aged Amateur
Jeanne Willcoxon, Hamilton College

From Club Plays to Classics: Amateur Performers and the Development of Traditional Chinese Opera in the Early Twentieth Century
Laure Xie, Stanford University

"Ecology and/of/in Performance Working Group"


Preserving What's Lost: Memory, Liveness, and Post-humanism in the National Parks Service
Angenette Spalink, Independent Scholar

Wild Encounters in Safe Places: Performing Ecology at Orchid International Shows
Jonah Winn-Lenetsky, Northern New Mexico College

Performing Intersectional Environmentalism
Lisa Woynarski, University of Reading


Performing the Anthropocene
Wendy Arons, Carnegie Mellon University

Hope and Home: The American Tiny House Movement
Miyuki Baker, University of California, Berkeley

Biomimicry in Performance: trans/forming environments
Sarah Blissett, University of Roehampton

Staging Transhumance: Transforming UK sheep farming into performance
Susan Haedicke, University of Warwick

A Dangerous Gift: Artists Expanding the Frames of Cognition In Environmental Discourse
Nancy Holmes, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Staging the Speculative: The Inhuman and Ecological Collectivity
Bethany D. Holmstrom, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

Getting off the Nostalgia Escalator, Recovering the cultural and capital flows of the Natural body in ecological dance
Liz Ivkovich, University of Utah

Trans-Sensitivity: Performing Plastoception
Ioana Jucan, Brown University

"As They Fear Nature, So They Fear Us": Ecofeminism and Mortality in Shakespeare's Cymbeline
Miriam Kammer, Simpson College

A Dangerous Gift: Artists Expanding the Frames of Cognition In Environmental Discourse
Denise Kenney, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Performance and the Environment: Developing a Trans-Disciplinary Course for Undergraduates
Antonia Krueger, Eckerd College

The Accumulation of the Primitive: The Racialized Performance of Biological Property Law
Coleman Nye, Simon Fraser University

Fear of a Queer Planet: Reorientation in the Anthropocene
Sierra Ortega, City University of New York

"Methodological Transfiguration: Transforming Artist-Scholar Relationships in Indigenous Performance Research"


STOP Smudging with a Dead Fire: The Rhythm of Re Conciliation--Re-membering Ourselves in Deep Time
Jill Carter, University of Toronto

Adron Farris, University of Georgia

Heidi Nees, California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo


Beyond the Citational Maze of Western Knowledge: Native Ethnography and Living Archives
Samer Al-Saber, Florida State University

Maya Language Revitalization Through Performance
Sarah Campbell, Indiana University

Collaboration in/on/with Political Dramaturgy of Indigenous Performance Artists in Canada
Megan Davies, York University

The Eighth Fire
Ric Knowles, University of Guelph

Whose Story / Whose Process / Whose Voice?
Theresa May, University of Oregon

California Mission Archive Project
David Melendez, University of Minnesota

Ritual of BEING Intentionally Creative
Sylvia Richardson, Simon Fraser University

#InsteadOfRedfaceSyllabus: Building a Research & Learning Commons
Jennifer Shook, Grinnell College

Transforming Conversations: Examining the Way Scholars and Artists Address Cultural Difference
Stefani Tsai, California State University, Stanislaus

Productive Tensions: Indigenous & non-Indigenous Directing Practices and Cross-Cultural Collaboration
Robert Wighs, University of Washington

"Resisting the Margins: Positioning Transgender Performance Center-Stage"


Joshua Bastian Cole, Cornell University

Rye Gentleman, University of Minnesota


Imagining Futures: The Utopian Potential of Queer Youth Theatre
Samuel Blake, Cornell University

"A World of Possibilities in Addition:" Non-Binary Gender Identity in Online Digital Video Performance
Jennifer Herron, Tufts University

"The Joke Is, It's Not a Joke": Annie Danger's Acts of Gaeity
Jess O'Rear, University of Texas at Austin

Hijraism and the Global Gaze
Claire Pamment, The College of William and Mary

Performing the (Im)possible: Queer Traditions Now in D’Lo’s D’FunQT
Anna Renee Winget, University of California, Irvine

"Transmedia Fan Culture: Performance Across Platforms and its Audiences"


Serial Performances and Their Fans
Lauren Beck, Northwestern University

Seth Soulstein, Cornell University


"The Definite Article, You Might Say": The Character of the Doctor as a Bridge from Medieval to Early Modern Popular Drama
Jason Eckard, University of Washington

Broadway Theatre Fan Performance since the Nineteenth Century: Communities of Emancipated Spectators
Caroline Heim, Queensland University of Technology

Generation Sex (2015) and Participatory Theater: Traversing Platforms and Reclaiming Sexualities through Social Media
Melissa Huerta, Denison University

Trans-narrative Performances: Football, the Celebratory Complex, and Fan Participation
Jeff List, Independent Scholar

"Both? Both is Good": The Miscast Gala as Fan Work and Original Work
Cynthia Erin Sampson, Louisiana State University

"What Would you Have us Do, Sir?": Amateur Devisership in Francis Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle
Kevin Windhauser, Columbia University

"Theatre and Real Estate"


Michael McKinnie, Queen Mary University of London

Louise Owen, Birkbeck, University of London


Playing in the Ruins: En Garde Arts and the Millennial American City
Anne Erbe, Yale University

Solitude and the Soliloquy in Congreve's London
Julia Fawcett, University of California-Berkeley

Public Subscription and Provincial Repertory Real Estate
Matthew Franks, Harvard University

Broadway's Housing Market: Avenue Q, Liberal Antiracism, and Racialized Capital Extraction in Bedford-Stuyvesant
Stefanie A. Jones, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Civic Properties: On the relationship between the civic, performance and property development
Elyssa Livergant, Queen Mary University of London

Real Estate and the Lives, Deaths, and Afterlives of New York City's Collapsable Hole
Jasmine Mahmoud, Washington University in St. Louis

No Vacancy?
Derek Miller, Harvard University

Sideshows and Art Walls: Performance and Real Estate in Coney Island
Hillary Miller, California State University, Northridge

Staging Securities: Real Estate Agents in a Bankrupt City
Christian Nagler, University of California, Berkeley

Feeling at Home at the Theatre: Real Estate and the Bourgeois Model of Sedentary Spectatorship
Eleanor Skimin, Brown University

The People's Palace: Performance, Urban Planning, Temporary Use
Brandon Woolf, New York University

"Theatre and Transmedia"


Postmedia Performance
Sarah Bay-Cheng, Bowdoin College

The Realist Actor Is Transmedial
Christopher Grobe, Amherst College

Citizenship as Transmedia Performance
John Muse, University of Chicago


Text Amid Transmedia
Matt Cornish, Ohio University

Target Audiences: General Idea's Transmedial Spectatorship
Miriam Felton-Dansky, Bard College

Transmediating Surveillance: Performing Infradata
Jacob Gallagher-Ross, University of Toronto

Handke, or Divergence
Martin Harries, University of California, Irvine

Crossing Signals and Mixing Messages; Communication at the Intersections of Theatre and Film
Megan Hoetger, University of California, Berkeley

Mediating Desire: Dislocation of Time, Perception of Liveness, and the Case of AKB48
Li-Min Lin, Peking University

Theatre People: Transmedial Performers from Polynices to Pinter
Paul Rae, University of Melbourne

Theatre of the Mind: Contemporary Drama in the Age of Virtual Reality
Alisa Sniderman, New York University

Aesthetics of Absence: The Player Piano and Material Citationality in "Stifters Dinge"
Matthew Stone, Stanford University

Transmedial Theater Studies, Ibsen to Schlingensief
Ilinca Todorut, Yale School of Drama

Towards a Trans (media) Dramaturgy
Robert Walton, University of Melbourne

"Bigger Than a Book": The Recent History of Maximalist Novels on Stage
Elizabeth Wiet, Yale University

"Transposition & Transformation: Medieval Performance in Contemporary Research and Production"


Lofton Durham, Western Michigan University

Getting Medieval: Staging Medieval Drama for a Modern Audience
Jenna Soleo-Shanks, University of Minnesota, Duluth


Movement, Gesture, and Mood: Training for Actors and Directors of Medieval Drama
Mary Maxine Browne, Purdue University

"I think I have a soul": transposing Everyman for a twenty-first century audience
Claire Cochrane, University of Worcester, UK

The Transmission of Trans-bodied Performance
Susannah Crowder, John Jay College, CUNY

Staging Hrosvit's Callimachus for Contemporary Audiences
Lauren McCue, University of California, Irvine

"In States Unborn or Accents Yet Unknown," or Every Play is a (Re)Play
Jesse Njus, Fordham University

From Medieval Church Nave to Contemporary Cabaret Basement: A Gap Allegory Can Transcend?
Nahuel Telleria, Yale School of Drama

3:30 - 4:30 pm

GSC-Sponsored Snacks

3:45 - 5:15 pm

Plenary 4: Trans-Gendered Acts and Drag

Chair: Sean Metzger, University of California, Los Angeles

"Transgender Dancers and the Evolution of Same-Sex Ballroom"
J. Ellen Gainor, Cornell University

"Enter Ophelia Touching her Penis: Toward the Recognition of a Transgender Ghost"
Anthony Sansonetti, New York University

"'How on Earth Can You Be Both Simultaneously?': Transgender Performance and the Limits of Drag"
Janet Werther, The Graduate Center, CUNY

5:30 - 7:15 pm

Curated Panel

"Asian America in Trans-: Re-negotiating Racial Identities in Contemporary Korean American Drama"

Chair: Christin Mok, University of Cincinnati

The Reservoir of Transformed Asian Americanness in Julia Cho’s Desert Trilogy
Hyojin Boo, Yonsei University

Bequeathing Loss of Whiteness: Racial Melancholia in Julia Cho’s BFE and Durango
Youngbin Hyeon, University of Minnesota

Imagined and Reinvented Space and History: Trans-Korean America in Eric Sharp’s Middle Brother
Bomi Yoon, University of Minnesota

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Working Groups

"Training/Trans—: Performance Training as Translation, Transfer, Transformation, and Transition"


Translating Technique: Olympic Weightlifting and Working Out History
Broderick D.V. Chow, Brunel University London

Transferable Training: Replication and Physicality in Commercial Performance
Eero Laine, University at Buffalo, State University of New York


From the Ring to the Studio: Translating Combat Sport Training Methods into Actor Training Methods
B. Slade Billew, Stephen F. Austin State University

Strategic Model Theatre: Training in Constructed Environments
Gregory Cartelli, Yale School of Architecture

Theatre Workshop: Theatre Training and Making as Trans- Activities
Tom Cornford, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Not just sequins and smiles: a material and corporeal exploration of Olympic training in Synchronized Swimming
Yasmine Marie Jahanmir, University of California, Santa Barbara

Transfiguring and Disidentifying in Billy Elliot the Musical
Jihay Park, Indiana University, Bloomington

Transcultural Performance Disciplines: The Precarious Politics of Embodied Choreographies
Zachary Price, University of California, Los Angeles

"Inspiring People to Act Differently:" Corporate Theatre-Based Training in Global India
Sarah Saddler, University of Minnesota

Forum Theatre for Public Health in East Africa
Emily Jane Warheit, University of Maryland, College Park

Transmitting Trio A (1966): Sustaining a Dance through Movement, Stories and Muscle Memory
Sara Wookey, Coventry University

Acting Down Under: The Socio-politics of Australian Actor Training
Peter Zazzali, University of Kansas

"Transfeminisms: Translating, Transgressing, and Transforming Feminisms"


Sarah Bess Rowen, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Acrobatic Bodies as Activist Performance
Amy Meyer, Tufts University


Acrobatic Bodies as Activist Performance
Amy Meyer, Tufts University

Being Yankele: Molly Picon's Performance of Masculinity in a 'Women's Language'
Debra Caplan, Baruch College, CUNY

Coming Away from Myself to be Myself: The Transfeminism of Half Straddle's House of Dance
Jessica Del Vecchio, Drew University

Singing Master and Slave: The Trans-aesthetics of Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield's Vocal Performance
Caitlin Marshall, University of California, Berkeley

Questioning Value and Capital in (Post) Feminist Performances of Sexuality
Amber Muller, University of California, Davis

19th Century Proto-Trans Theatrical Representations
Kara Raphaeli, University of California, San Diego

A Little More Than KIn: Antigone and Transtemporal Feminism
Megan Shea, New York University

"Transfigured Performance"


Areum Jeong, University of California, Los Angeles

Adriana Perez Limon, University of Oklahoma at Norman

Gwyneth Shanks
University of California, Los Angeles


The Transfiguration of Disability in Kantor
Jessie Burkart, Independant Scholar

Transforming the Gospels: McNally's Corpus Christi and the Debunking of Evangelical Dogma
Joseph D'Ambrosi, Indiana University, Bloomington

Born on the Other Side: Disability and Queerness, Ancient and Modern
Ryan Donovan, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Transfiguring Queer Chaos in Witch Camp
Sean Edgecomb, College of Staten Island

Transfiguring Consciousness: Erkki Kurenniemi, Performance, and Aesthetics
Wade Hollingshaus, Brigham Young University

Biblical Performance Criticism: The Almost, But Not Quite, Transubstantiation of Performance Studies into Religious Studies or Why I ate Jesus Naked
Christopher-Rasheem McMillan, The University of Iowa

Transfiguring Fukushima's Contaminated Landscape: "The body in places" and Cows in the Street and at Play in "Happy Island"
Katherine Mezur, San Francisco Museum of Performance and Design

Bones, Bodies, & Capuchin Conceptions of Death
Kristin O'Malley, University of Pittsburgh

Translating beyond text: bodies, cultures, epistemologies
Rachel Price Cooper, Northern Illinois University

Till, Trayvon, Tamir, and T.S. Eliot's Figura in Murder in the Cathedral
Tiffany Trent, Arizona State University

"Transgressions and Translations in Early Modern Spain"


Harley Erdman, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Susan Paun de Garcia, Denison University (emerita)


Swords, Gloves and Everything in Between: Exploring Opposite Gender Physicality and Action Through Props and Costumes
Marissa Bejar, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Translating Juan Rana in the Classroom
Tania de Miguel Magro, West Virginia University

Absent Bodies and Puppetry in Octavio Solis’ Don Quixote: Part I
Carla Della Gatta, University of Southern California

Cervantes and Shakespeare Bang Heads in La Florida
Ben Gunter, Theater with a Mission

Staging Gender Non-Comformity and Transphobia in Hispanic Classical Theater
Harrison Meadows, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Transending Gender Roles in Angela de Azevedo's Presumed Dead
David Pasto, Oklahoma City University

Pants and Power: Masculine Dress in Tirso de Molina's Don Gil de las calzas verdes and El Burlador de Sevilla
Bridget Sundin, Indiana University

"Transhistorical and Transdisciplinary: Emotions and Affect Across Time, Space, and (Scholarly) Traditions"


Color, Affect, and the Performance of Lighting Spectacles
David Bisaha, Binghamton University, State University of New York

Bruce McConachie, University of Pittsburgh

Rehearsing Empathy: Embodiment, Mourning, and Lincoln's Deathbed
Ariel Nereson, University at Buffalo, State University of New York


Historicizing the Deadpan
Sarah Balkin, University of Melbourne

Time, Space, Affect, and Death: Thornton Wilder's Our Town
Rhonda Blair, Southern Methodist University

One of These Things (Is Not Like the Others): BGLO's and the Performance of Belonging
Faedra Chatard Carpenter, University of Maryland, College Park

Dislike, Dislocate, Disembody, Deconstruct: Affect, Pathology, Cognition, and Performance
Jennifer Coluccio, California State University, Los Angeles

Spectatorship and Affect: Dialects of Queer Visibility in Lorca's El público
Ben De Witte, Rutgers University

A Case for Empirical Study of Spontaneous Gesture in Theatrical Practice
Ellen Gillooly-Kress, University of Oregon

Transparency: Shame, Mourning, and the Performance of "I"
Louie Jenkins, University of Chichester, UK

Pagan Feelings: Translating Devotional Performance in The Rite of Spring
Rebecca Kastleman, Harvard University

"Make Them Wish They'd Never Come": Leveraging Audience Emotion in Theater of War
Laura A. Lodewyck, North Central College

"All This Time Changing?": Beckett, Time, and Boredom
Elizabeth Phillips, Harvard University

Miss Julie in the Twenty-First Century: Primary, Social, and Artifact Emotions on the Transmedial Stage
Lawrence D. Smith, University of Arkansas -- Little Rock

Inside the Wonder-Machine: Theorizing Affect in The Tempest
Andrew Sofer, Boston College

On the Edge of Our Seats: Distress, Suspense, and Spectacle in Popular American Dramaturgy
Katie B. Turner, University of California, Irvine

Transduction of Affect: Some Preliminary Thoughts on Air Conditioning and Aesthetic Response
Julia A. Walker, Washington University in St. Louis

"Trans-racial Performance, Identity, and Belonging in the 21st Century"


"Generation Sex": Teatro Luna and the Liminality of Latinidad
Maria Enriquez, Penn State, Harrisburg

Performing the "Disappearing Indian"; Absence and Erasure in 21st century Representations of Indigeneity
Christiana Molldrem Harkulich, University of Pittsburgh

Lisa Jackson-Schebetta. University of Pittsburgh


Hoodwinking Identity: Improvisational Comedy as Subversive Play
Omar Abdullah, University of California, Davis

"I always wanted to play that cracker": Remembering race in Debbie Allen’s black Cat
Daniel Ciba, Tufts University

Choreographing Agua Furiosa and other Politics of Black and Latinx Performance
Cindy Garcia, University of Minnesota

Sublime Superhapa: Optics, Representation, and the American Presidency in Christopher Chen's Mutt
Rena Heinrich, University of California, Santa Barbara

"At the Intersection of Deaf and Asian-American Performativity: Deaf West Theatre’s and East West Players’s Adaptations of Pippin"
Stephanie, Lim, University of California, Irvine

Role-Playing in Black and White: Trans-Social (Dis)identifications in Aotearoa New Zealand
Sharon Mazer, Auckland University of Technology

Magical Materialism- Bilingualism, Biculturalism, and Object Puppetry in I Dream of Chang and Eng
Ricardo Rocha, University of California, Irvine; University of California, San Diego

Ritual and History in Baila Brazil: Balé de Rua re-negotiating Brazilian Identity in Transnational Stages
Luana Tavano Garcia University of Warwick

Globalization and Post-Black Theatre: ‘Scrambling’ Spaces in Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter’s In the Continuum and Robert O’Hara’s Antebellum
Kate Nygren, University of Kansas

"Trans Methods for Trans Materials"


Bryan Reynolds, University of California, Irvine

Non-Transitive Transnationals: Pluralization of Theory
Glenn Odom, University of Roehampton


Non-Transitive Transnationals: Pluralization of Theory
Glenn Odom, University of Roehampton

The Pataphysics of Trump, Bedaine, and Gidouille
Adam Bryx, Independent Scholar

What is this "human" in transmedia performance?
Beth Hoffmann, Independent Scholar

Wilella Waldorf in Situ
Dorothy Chansky, Texas Tech University

The Critical Work of Generativity
Heidi Bean, Bridgewater State University

Trans* Material Cultures in UK Popular Performance
Lauren Fried, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art

Transmaterialisms: Technicity's Tempest
Samuel Kolodezh, University of California, Irvine

"Traumatic Structures Working Group: Trans-forming Trauma?"


Mary Karen Dahl, Florida State University

Working Through the Trauma of Ageing: Conceptualizing a Transitory State of Age[ing]
Deborah Kochman, Florida State University


From Trauma to Tragedy: An Uneasy Transference
Roger Bechtel, Carleton College

Tara's Crossing: Traumatic Performance in Refugee Theater
Michelle Castaneda, Brown University

Married in a Graveyard: Trauma and the Popular Culture of Disaster
Danny Devlin Bismarck State College

Sad Girls Make Things: Performing Mental Illness, Masochism, and 'Girl'
Laura Dorwart, University of California, San Diego

Unscripted: Theatre, Memory, and the Ethics of Veteran Performance
Erika Hughes, Arizona State University

The Compulsion to Repeat: Trauma, Race, and the Moralization of Time
Haddy Kreie, University of California, Santa Barbara

Narrativizing Trauma: Seriality and the Recurring in HBO's Oz
Aaron Thomas, University of Central Florida

Powell and Pressburger's The Red Shoes: Transforming Trauma
Victoria Thoms, Coventry University

Violence on the Locker Door: Queer Youth Narratives and Trauma
Andrew Waldron, Arizona State University

Reading and Re-reading through the Postdate Effect: Man Walking Down the Side of a Building in a Post 9/11 World
Lisa Wilson, Coventry University

7:30 pm

Theatre Survey Reception (Location TBD)
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 - 9:30 pm

Graduate Student Caucus Annual Meeting

10:00 pm


A human becoming a bear, a bear becoming a human. What happens when the two meet mid-transition? Set in a future of post-climate collapse, the darkly humorous BEAR world is being built from scrap material and run on wind/hand-crank/solar power. The desperate, magical thinking provides audiences a way to see themselves in urgent new light. Artist: Deke Weaver, associate professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, School of Art & Design and the Department of Theater

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
Location: 810 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis
Tickets: $10/$6 in advance or with ASTR Conference Badge
Full bar and menu service available throughout the performance.
Phone: (612) 825-8949

Saturday, November 5, 2016

6:30 am - 11:30 pm

The temporality of the footnote is determined by its value to the reader, a reader who has already taken time to glance down based on how they valued the sentence before the footnote appeared. Footnote works with forgetting, skimming, and being completely visible while “left out in the cold,” concocting a temporal potion for amnesia.

Artist: Raegan Truax, Stanford University

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.

8:30 - 10:00 am

Trans(in)formation: Theatre Library Association Plenary

Transmission, translation, transformation, transplantation — these are just some of the issues that performing artists, theatre historians, archivists and librarians regularly confront. While the trans- prefix seems ubiquitous today, for the 2016 ASTR Conference, the Program Chairs have focused in upon how trans- "signifies a blending, while it recognizes the complexities of such interweavings and raises questions about historical desires to unravel or untangle." This is an exciting theme for performing arts archivists, librarians, and historians to consider, since we spend much of our time trying to “unravel and untangle” complexities surrounding the collection, preservation, and study of theatrical primary source materials.

With this plenary, the Theatre Library Association hopes to open up discussions surrounding our unraveling and untangling efforts.

Chairs: Beth Kattleman, Ohio State University and and Matt DiCintio,Tufts University

From Private Basements to the Public Archives: Ernie McClintock's Jazz Acting Collection
Elizabeth M. Cizmar, Bucknell University & Tufts University

Translating the Stage: Digital Theatricality in Live Broadcast Theatre
Lindsay Brandon Hunter, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Transitioning to Big Data: Theatre Studies in the 21st Century
Nancy Friedland, Librarian for Film Studies and Performing Arts, Columbia University

10:15 - 11:45 am

Plenary 5: Trans-Corporeal Narratives

Chair: Ariel Osterweis, California Institute of the Arts

"Slave (Auto)Biography in the Performance Archive"
Danielle Bainbridge, Yale University

"Leaky Boundaries: Transversing the Abject through Puppetry Performance"
Laura Purcell-Gates, Bath Spa University

"Going Ape: Simian Feminism and Transspecies Drag"
Joshua Williams, University of California, Berkeley

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Awards Luncheon

On behalf of ASTR and the Conference Committee, we want to express to you that we are highly concerned with issues of waste and sustainability. While we feel it is important that all attendees are able to attend the Awards and AGM Luncheon (and we would like to encourage your attendance there), we are aware that due to hotel policies, non-attendance means a great amount of food is simply thrown out at many conferences. We are working with the hotel to minimize this and are working with the hotel on seasonality and other issues around food options.

Please note that if you tick the box indicating you will be attending the luncheon, we expect you to attend. Your attendance will be confirmed when you register onsite, but note that we cannot necessarily cancel meals at that point. Please join us in minimizing waste by committing to attend the luncheon only if you truly plan to attend—we hope you will join us.

2:15 - 3:45 pm

Curated Panel

"Trans-Temporal Internationalism and Intersecting Aesthetics: Revolutionary Practice in France, Haiti, and Russia"

The panel engages with trans-temporal internationalism generated by the late 18th century slave revolt in Haiti, the French Revolution, and the Soviet Revolution. In looking at theatre and performance generated by these events, panelists will focus on revolutionary temporality, what forms the revolutionary “body,” and what brings the revolution and its mass body into readiness.

Chair: Nick Ridout, Queen Mary University of London

Sergei Eisenstein's Haitian Revolutionary Preparations as Theory/Practice"
Jeremy Glick, Hunter College, CUNY

Transitions and Transpositions: French Revolutionary Mass Practice
Kimberley Jannarone, University of California, Santa Cruz

Maurya Wickstrom, College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, CUNY
The New Present in Revolutionary Haiti: C.L.R. James’s Toussaint Louverture

2:15 - 5:15 pm

Working Groups

"Transient Performance"


Sean Metzger, University of California, Los Angeles

Kimberly Welch, University of California, Los Angeles


Enhancing and Expanding  Agency Through Play in Immersive Performance 
Gina Braswell, University of Colorado - Boulder

Stopping Time, Freezing Politics: Militant Activisms on the Right and Left
John Fletcher, Louisiana State University

Tramping and the Cultural Reimagining of Work
Michelle Granshaw, University of Pittsburgh

Transience and the Theatrical Time of Civil War
Jon Rossini, University of California, Davis

Transient Earth: Rafa Esparza's Movable Ground
Gwyneth Shanks, University of California, Los Angeles

In Residence, or Wouldn't it be Nice to Take a Break from it all?
Andrew Starner, Brown University

"Performance in the Age of Transparency: Biopolitics, Biotechnology & Biogenetics"


Transparent, Invisible, Erased Bodies: the Biopolitics of Remains
Gabriella Calchi Novati, International School of Analytical Psychology, ISAP-ZURICH

Transparency and Confinement: the Necropolitics of Iowa Hog Production
Malin Palani, Macalaster College

Traveling Light Through Transparency: A Workshopinar
Andrew Wilford, University Of Chichester


Legal Agency: Performing Whistleblowing in the Age of Dark Media
Anaïs Nony, Florida State University

France’s Struggle to Remain Secular: The Biopolitics of Surveillance after ISIS
Áine Josephine Tyrrell, Stanford University

Regulation and Rights to Identity Prostheses In the Transparency State
Evan Darwin Winet, Independent Scholar

"Beyond the State: Performances of Trans-Bodies in Central-Eastern Europe, Eurasia and Russia"


Transhistorical Objects and Memories in Tadeusz Kantor's Theatre
Jacob Juntenun, Southern Illinois University

Executing the Crying Onion: On Sentient and Sensational Bodies as Human Rights Practice in Belarusian Theater
Margarita Kompelmakher, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

On Recognition: Sarah Ahmed's Strange Encounters in the East European Exilic Performance
Yana Meerzon, University of Ottawa


Beyond the "Politics of Indistinction": The Trans-Body Performance Actions of Pyotr Pavlensky
Jay Ball, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Modes of the Body Politic: Transgressing Representation On and Beyond Czech Alternative Stages
Dennis C. Beck, James Madison University

On Recognition: Sarah Ahmed's Strange Encounters in East European Exilic Performance
Natasha Davis, Independent Artist and Producer

Embodying the New Socialist Life: Mass Performance and Biopolitics in Ceaușescu’s Romania
Ben Dumbauld, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Beyond the "Politics of Indistinction": The Trans-Body Performance Actions of Pyotr Pavlensky
Volha Isakava, Central Washington University

Crossbreeding the celestial and the terrestrial body: On the metamorphoses of Vladimir Vysotskii's bodily image in Russian pop-culture
Natalia Krylova University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Bodies that Trespass: Performances of Transmigration in Central-Eastern Europe
Dominika Laster, University of New Mexico

Piotr Włast after ‘89: Trans-politics and representation in the Polish public sphere
Bryce Lease, Royal Holloway, University of London

Lucky Jews
Rachel Merrill Moss, Northwestern University

Response and Renewal: Trans-Cultural Dialogue in the Russian Puppet Nativity
Dassia Posner, Northwestern University

Bodies in Exile: Desires, mutations and wanderings in the theaters of Patrice Chéreau, Klaus-Michaël Grüber and Krzysztof Warlikowski
Selim Rauer, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Trans-Bodies Across the Iron Curtain: Romanian Theatre, Censorship and International Theatre Festivals
Ioana Szeman, University of Roehampton

Migrating Statues: Embodied and Disembodied Heroes for a New Golden Age
Aniko Szucs, New York University / John Jay College

Lenin's Body in Transition: From Icon to Effigy
Ryan Tvedt, Nazarbayev University

The Triumph of Antiheroes or an Ethical Turn in Post-communist Polish Drama
Svetlana Vassileva-Karagyozova, University of Kansas

"Transplants: Food/Theatre/Performance"


Sp(r)outing Theories: Translating Three Years of Food and Performance
Susan Bennett, University of Calgary

Sp(r)outing Theories: Translating Three Years of Food and Performance
Kristin Hunt, Arizona State University


Magical Drinking: Consumption and Commerce in Contemporary Immersive Theatre in New York City
Chloe Edmonson, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Transcultural and Transhistorical Culinary Spaces in ANU Productions' Sunder
Laura Farrell-Wortman, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Tasting the Past: Transhistorical Experiences with Food and Celebrity
Ann Folino White, Michigan State University

Recipe for a Last Supper: The Liminality of Food in Julia Cho's Aubergine
Jieun Lee, The University of Georgia

Trans/Gendered Food: Embodiment and Human Milk
Megan Marsh-McGlone, University of Wisconsin - Madison

The Performative Power of (Food) Transformation: Transforming Food and Communities Through the Performance of Preservation
Edward Whittall, York University

"The Transitive Is Transformative: Opportunities and Constraints in Performative Social Practice Transactions"


Laurie Beth Clark, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Michael Peterson, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Growing an Eco-Social Movement: PerFarmance Project in the West Midlands
Chris Bell, University of Minnesota

A Thing Held In Full View: The Politics of Performance Ethnography and Performance as a Social Practice
Michelle Cowin Gibbs, St. Olaf College

Radical Facilitation: Alejandro Jodorowsky's Mexican "Ephemeral Panic" Events
Aaron Kelly, University of Georgia

All Night Check: Exploring Disappointment in Relational Performance
Victoria P. Lantz, Sam Houston State University

Voices From The Long War: Theater, Transformation, and Ethical Exchange
Elise Morrison, Texas A&M University

On women becoming women and "cliches" as actual challenges
Margie Rauen, UNICENTRO

Relationality in SALYER + SCHAAG's "Performing MMoCA" and "Breathing and Moving: A Gestural Orchestra"
Andrew Salyer, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Relationality in SALYER + SCHAAG's "Performing MMoCA" and "Breathing and Moving: A Gestural Orchestra"
Katie Schaag, University of Wisconsin - Madison

All Night Check: Exploring Disappointment in Relational Performance
Angela Sweigart-Gallagher, St. Lawrence University

When Dwarfs Go to Ukraine: Mass Spectacle during the 2004 Orange Revolution
Sara Taylor, Indiana University

All Night Check: Exploring Disappointment in Relational Performance
Melissa C. Thompson, University of Maine at Farmington

"Theorizing from the South: Contemporary Theater and Criticism in Latin America"


Claudia Tatinge Nascimento, Wesleyan University

Patricia Ybarra, Brown University


Contemporary Theater Companies in Brazil: Staging the Political Scenario
Carolina Barcelos, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio

The Weaponization of Video: Mass Media and Armed Conflict in Colombia
Sebastián Calderón Bentin, New York University

The Whitening Effect: Teatro La María's Exposure of Chile's Incomplete Democracy
Alex Ripp, Yale School of Drama

From Mockery to Tribute: the distortion of Costa Rica’s Mascarada tradition
Gina Sandi-Diaz, University of Kansas

The Precarious Stumble of PROJETO bRASIL
Marcos Steuernagel, University of Colorado-Boulder

Theatricality in Paucartambo: Heterogeneity and Coloniality as Theoretical Tools for Theatre Research in Latin America
Carlos Vargas-Salgado, Whitman College, Washington

How do Tell the Truth: Trans-genre Approaches and the Documentary Experience in Contemporary Argentine Performance
Brenda Werth, American University

Market Play: Serialization as Critique in Post-Crisis Argentine Performance
Anna White-Nockleby, Harvard University

Trans- and the Cityscape: Urban Art in Bogotá as Transgressive Citizenship Performance
Geoffrey Wilson, Ohio State University

"Transections: Performance Studies in/from the Global South"


Black and Blue: Performing Blackness in the Global South--Louis Armstrong's 1956 Jazz Tour of Ghana
David Donkor, Texas A&M University

(Anti)Homosexual Acts on Trial: The Poetics of Justice and the Theatre of Law in Uganda
Laura Edmondson, Dartmouth College

Karin Shankar, University of California, Berkeley


Black and Blue: Performing Blackness in the Global South--Louis Armstrong's 1956 Jazz Tour of Ghana
David Donkor, Texas A&M University

(Anti)Homosexual Acts on Trial: The Poetics of Justice and the Theatre of Law in Uganda
Laura Edmondson, Dartmouth College

ReStaging (South) Africa through Queer Refugee Performance
Andrew Brown, Fairhaven College, Western Washington University

Cosmopolitan Bauls: Performing Authenticity, Identity, and Spatiality in a "Glocal" Context
Sukanya Chakrabarti, Stanford University

Transnationalism and the Maiden: Staging Chile's Truth Commission in South Africa
Gibson Cima, Georgetown University

Trans-forming the Nation: The Beauty and the Beast or the Dancer and the Nation
Fijalkow Gustavo, Coventry University

Breaking Bureaucracy: Ngāi Tūhoe, the Waitangi Tribunal, and Transindigeneity
Ryan Hartigan, University of Nebraska Omaha

Waiting for Godot in South Africa
Elliott Leffler, Reed College

Doing Nothing in the Neoliberal Indian City: The Radical Feminist Act of Performative Loitering
K. Frances Lieder, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Transitory or Transformational? Spatial Practices in Contemporary Mapuche Activism
Kelly McKay, University of Minnesota

Cultural Trans-Actions from the Post Colony: Reflections on Botswana Theatre and Cultural Heritage Festivals
Thulaganyo Mogobe, University of Botswana (collaborator with Rapoo below)

Caste as Performance: What the Institutional Murder of Rohith Vemula has to say about the Study of Caste
Vivek V. Narayan, Stanford University

Theatre as Trans-action: Re-investigating African Then and Now
Adeleke OGUNFEYIMI, Samuel Adegboyega University

Draupadi's ethics: Feminist performances of protest in Manipur
Lakshmi Padmanabhan, Brown University

Cultural Trans-Actions from the Post Colony: Reflections on Botswana Theatre and Cultural Heritage Festivals
Connie Rapoo, University of Botswana (collaborator with Mogobe above)

"We have the Mic Now:" South Africa’s #FeesMustFall Student Movement, Decolonial Acts, and the Limitations of ‘Global’ Theory
April Sizemore-Barber, Georgetown University

The Case of a Sixteenth-Century Kongo Moresca
Esther J. Terry, University of Pittsburgh

Las Velas y Los Muxes: Festival Performance as Queer, De-Colonial Gesture
Joshua Truett, The Ohio State University

3:15 - 5:15 pm

José Muñoz Working Group

"The Future in the Present: The Transtemporalities of Minoritarian Performance"


Soyica Colbert, Georgetown University

Douglas Jones, Rutgers University

Shane Vogel, Indiana University


OMNI Zona Franca: Performing Cuba's Occult Futures Now
Candice Amich, Vanderbilt University

Racing the Present: Reimagining the News Through Minoritarian Performance
Jordana Cox, University of Richmond

Resurrecting the Human Doing: The Performance of Carceral Subjectivity in The House that Herman Built
Nicholas Fesette, Cornell University

The Sonic Transtemporalities of Hamilton
Patricia Herrera, University of Richmond

Black Cracker: From Queer Hip-Hop Minstrel to Trans Afrofuturist
Karen Jaime, Cornell University

Sorrow’s Swing
Jasmine Johnson, Brandeis University

Haiti’s "Dedouble" and/in African Diaspora Performances
Mario LaMothe, University of Illinois, Chicago

Off-whiteness vs. Yellow Spectacle Negotiating Strategic Invisibility and Performative Orientalism in Higher Education
Daphne Lei University of California, Irvine

Asian/American Futures in the Asian Century
Christine Mok, University of Cincinnati

Automaton in the Canebreak: Joe Louis and Black Modernist Movement
Tina Post, Yale University

"When You Burn it Down/What Do You Put There in its Place?": An Octoroon and Transtemporal Methodologies of Performance
Rosa Schneider, Columbia University

#BlackDeathMatters: Performance, Black Bodies, Space
Shanté Paradigm Smalls, St. John's University

Tapping into Shuffle Along's Temporal Transformations
Catherine Young, Baruch College, CUNY

3:30 - 4:30 pm

GSC-Sponsored Snacks

3:45 - 5:15 pm

Curated Panel

"Trans-formations in Performance Studies"

Chair: Coleman Nye, Simon Fraser University

Peggy Phelan, Stanford University, Trans-formations in Performance/Studies

Daniel Sack, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Theatrical Performance in the Margins

Rebecca Schneider, Brown University, Sloughing Performance and Finishing Live

Reflecting on the transitory nature of Performance Studies, this panel inquires what comes of a discipline that defers arrival or finish, or what to make of a discipline after it has arrived.

5:30 - 6:15 pm

TRANSformance Dialogues

Clay/ Fire/ Sweat: Cassils on transformation: Cassils (via Skype) in conversation with Branislav Jakovljevic, Stanford University

Cassils performs trans not as a crossing from one sex to another, but as a continual becoming that works in a space of indeterminacy, spasm and slipperiness. It is with sweat, blood and sinew that they construct a visual critique and discourse around physical and gender ideologies and histories. They will discuss their works Becoming an Image, Powers That Be, 103 Shots, and Inextinguishable Fire.

6:15 - 7:30 pm

TRANSformance Dialogues

empowered vulnerability: Kris Grey / Justin Credible in conversation with Leslie Hill, Stanford University

Kris Grey is a Brooklyn-based gender queer artist whose work exists at the intersection of communication, activism, community building, storytelling, lecture, and studio production. Grey's generous and often humorous works point at the permeability of binary gender constructions, inviting audiences to explore intimate gestures. They will discuss their work and process including Homage, Body Dialectic, and (Sub)merge.

7:30 - 8:30 pm

Dinner, on your own

7:30 - 8:30 pm

Reception for Emerging Scholars

8:30 - 11:30 pm

TRANSFORMance Performance Festival and Cash Bar
Click here to read about our special performances

Sunday, November 6, 2016

7:30 - 8:45 am

Career Sessions

Publishing in Academic Journals

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.

Gwendolyn Alker, Editor, Theatre Topics and Teacher, Department of Drama, New York University

R. Darren Gobert, Editor, Modern Drama and Professor of English and Theatre & Performance Studies, York University

Nicholas Ridout, Editor, Theatre Survey and Professor of Theatre, Department of Drama, Queen Mary University of London

Joanne Tompkins, Editor, Theatre Journal and Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Queensland

Best Practices at Small Liberal Arts Colleges

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.

Sarah Bay-Cheng, Chair and Professor of Theatre and Dance, Bowdoin College

Kate Bredeson, Associate Professor of Theatre, Reed College

Amy Holzapfel, Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre, Williams College

Success on the Tenure Track

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.

Patricia Herrera, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance, University of Richmond

John Muse, Assistant Professor, Department of English & Committee on Theater and Performance Studies, University of Chicago

Jon D. Rossini, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of California, Davis

Diversity and Inclusion in Department Production and Curriculum

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.

Charlotte Canning, Professor and Head of Performance as Public Practice, University of Texas, Austin

Noe Montez, Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of Drama and Dance, Tufts University

Patricia Ybarra, Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre and Performance Studies, Brown University

Beyond the Journal: Social Media, Blogs, and Podcasts

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.

Pannill Camp, Associate Professor of Drama and Director of Graduate Studies, AM in Theater & Performance Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Brian Herrera, Assistant Professor of Theater, Princeton University

Bethany D. Holmstrom, Assistant Professor of English, LaGuardia Community College

Teaching and Research at Large Public Universities

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.

Lisa A. Freeman, Professor of English, University of Illinois at Chicago

Scott Magelssen, Associate Professor of Theater History, University of Washington School of Drama

Christine Y. Mok, Assistant Professor of Drama and Performance, University of Cincinnati

Graduate Student Service in the Academy and the Profession (co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus)

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.

Eero Laine, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Heather Nathans, Chair and Professor, Department of Drama and Dance, Tufts University

Stephanie Vella, PhD Candidate, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

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.

9:00 - 10:30 am

Curated Panel

"Performing Transnationalisms through Festivals"

Chair/Respondent: Margaret Werry, University of Minnesota

Staging Uganda in the World: Negotiating Twenty-First-Century Local, Regional, and Cosmopolitan Theatrical Identities at the Kampala International Theatre Festival
Julia Goldstein, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Haunted stages: colonialism, transnationalism, and globalization, in theater festivals in Portuguese-speaking countries
Rita M Rufino, University of California, Los Angeles

Seeking 'Pura Vida' at Costa Rica's Envision: Festival, Race, and Ethical Tourism
Bryan Schmidt, University of Minnesota

9:00 - 11:00 am

Working Group

"Performing War: Acts of Transgression and Transformation"


Dreams of Transformation: Finding Her Sphere during World War I
DeAnna Toten Beard, Baylor University

Dreams of Transformation: Finding Her Sphere during World War I
Jenna L. Kubly, Independent Scholar


Desertion as Performance: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s … Transgressions
Sara Brady, Bronx Community College, CUNY

Transgressive Voices: Soldiers Transition Home, Amanda Dawson (Boyle), Brescia University

Transgressive and Transformative acts: the essential significance of female impersonators during World War 1
Victor Emeljanow, University of Newcastle, Australia

"Learn How to Suck": Transforming Soldiers to Rangers Through Simulation and Affect
Andrea Gunoe, University of Pittsburgh

Tearjerkers, Kamishibai, Nagasaki, and Kids: Atomic Dialogues and Children's Theatre in Japan under the American Military
David Jortner, Baylor University

Laughter, Tears and Defiance: Wartime Theatrical Performances in the Dutch Transit Camp of Westerbork
Emmy Kreilkamp, Centralia College

Crossing Borders and Transforming Bodies: Ghosts and Identities in The Elliot Trilogy
Margaret Lebron, Northwestern University

Staging Ground Zero: Glenda Dickerson's Kitchen Prayer Series
Khalid Y. Long, University of Maryland, College Park

Lines of Flight: Transcending Disenfranchisement through Barnstorming Performance
Scott Magelssen, University of Washington

Modern Odysseys: Transmedial Representations of War, Displacement, and Fluid Identities in Two Productions by the Théâtre du Soleil
Maria Ines Marques, Yale School of Drama

Enemy Non-Alien: Performing the Histories of Japanese-American Internment Camps
Elizabeth A. Osborne, Florida State University

Betwixt and Between: Liminality, the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, and the Radical Performances of Protest
Rebecca Worley, Texas A&M University - Commerce

The Legal Transgression and Violent Transformation of the Body of the Comfort Women: The Examination of the Comfort Women’s Body Performance in The Eye Holds The Truth
Yi-Ping Wu, Ohio State University

"Shakespearean Performance Research Group"


Catherine Burriss, California State University, Channel Islands

Franklin J. Hildy, University of Maryland

Rob Ormsby, Memorial University, Newfoundland

Don Weingust, University of California, Berkeley

W. B. Worthen, Barnard College, Columbia University


"Nature's Journeymen": Transplanting Shakespeare's Gardens, Todd Barnes, Ramapo College of New Jersey

"Approaching over-the-top bloody": Transpersonal Affective Complexity in Lucy Bailey’s Titus Andronicus
Eric Brinkman, The Ohio State University

Transhistorical Shakespeare in Performance
Regina Buccola, Roosevelt University

Not Nice But Full of Charge: Translating Musical Instrument Meaning on Original and Recreated Jacobean Stages
Scott Campbell, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Ohio Shakespeare Festival

Transgressing the Boundaries of Black and White: The Possibility and Politics of a Racialized Macbeth
Matthieu Chapman, Central Washington University

Bloody Instruction: Combatting Narco-Trafficking with a Transnational Transformation of Macbeth
Michael Chemers University of California, Santa Cruz

"Do you not know I am a woman?": Phenomenology and Gender in As You Like It
Sonia Desai, University of California, Irvine

Trans-Disciplinary Methods for Shakespeare Performance History
Lauren Eriks Cline, University of Michigan

Some Tweeting Cleopatra: Crossing Borders on (and off) the Shakespearean Stage
Louise Geddes, Adelphi University

"I am Transformed": The Transgressive Role of The Comedy of Errors’ Servants
Amy W. Grubbs, Father Ryan High School

Spy in the House of Actors: A Transdisciplinary Field Report From RADA
Musa Gurnis, Washington University in St. Louis

Transnational Shakespeare: the commedia dell'arte, Robert Henke, Washington University in St. Louis

Transmediating, Multimediating Shakespeare: theory and practice of the digital multimedia edition
Noam Lior, University of Toronto

Body Music: William Poel's "Poetic Drama"
Emily Madison, Columbia University

Shakespeare Translated: Trans-Historical Histories
Cary Mazer, University of Pennsylvania

On (Not) Pretending to be Elizabethan: Watching the Transtemporal Spectator at Shakespeare’s Globe
Nova Myhill, New College of Florida

The Mysterious Murder of Mrs. Shakespeare: Transgressive Performance in Nineteenth-Century New York
Heather Nathans, Tufts University

Trans(forming) Shakespeare: Transgender Approaches to Contemporary Anglo-American Shakespearean Performance
Emory Noakes, King's College London & Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare in Porkopolis
Niamh O'Leary, Xavier University

Shakespeare's Globe "360": transmedial performance and the reconstructed playhouse
Valerie Clayman Pye, Long Island University, Post

"Unsex Me Here": Circulatory Gender Fluidity in Shakespearean Performance
Lisa Robinson, St. John's University

"Say She Be Mute": Domesticating Katherine in Silent Film Adaptations of The Taming of the Shrew
Olivia Rutigliano, Columbia University

Trans-temporal Shakespeare: Performing Restoration Shakespeare Today
Richard Schoch, Queen's University Belfast

"Be Stone No More": Proto-Feminism, Iconoclasm and Performance in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale
Michelle Shafer, Independent Scholar

Americanizing Shakespeare in Print: Alexander Anderson and the First American Illustrated Edition of Shakespeare
Hesam Sharifian, Tufts University

Theater of Kindness: Levinas, Intersubjective Transcendence, and Shakespearean Performance
Lisa S. Starks-Estes, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

The Meininger: Transporting Shakespeare as a Symbol of German Nationalism
Dan Venning, New York University

Monstrous Transformations
Katherine Williams, New York University Abu Dhabi

"Site-Based Theatre as a Trans-Contextual Experience"


Becoming the Mob: Mike Pearson's Coriolanus
Penelope Cole, Independent Scholar

Exploiting the Participative Interface: Conceptualizing Trans-contextual Audience Immersions
Rand Harmon, University of Northern Colorado


Playing Hopscotch on Uncommon Ground: Performance, Politics and Place in Los Ángeles
Guillermo Aviles-Rodriguez, University of California, Los Angeles

Mesmeric Revelations in Baltimore
James Ball, Texas A&M University

Virtually There: Rethinking Digital Performance as Site-Specific
Joyelle Ball, University of California, Santa Barbara

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Trans-Contextual Public Performance
Sean Bartley, Florida State University

Site-Specific Puppetry in the Trans-Contextual Landscape of Naoshima
Jyana Browne, University of Washington

Street View: Mapping Communal Identity and/in Itinerant Site-Specific Performance
Kelley Holley, University of Maryland

Performing Posthuman Spectatorship: Architectures of Agency and Exchange in Trans-Mediated Space
William Lewis, University of Colorado Boulder

The Rasa of Transmedia Theatres Erin Mee New York University Participant A Home and Open Road: Contextualizing Displacement in Waiting for Godot
Melissa Minniefee, University of California, San Diego

Localizing Practices of Human Trafficking in Cora Bissett's Roadkill
Charles O'Malley, Yale School of Drama

An Awfully Big Adventure: Navigating Identity and Agency in Immersive Theatre
Colleen Rua, Bridgewater State University

Olympic Spectacles: Historical Views on a Twentieth-Century Transmedia Tradition
Susan, Tenneriello, Baruch College, CUNY

Sites of change; the power of site-based performance to intervene in context
Saba Zavarei Goldsmiths, University of London

Trans-temporal Immersion in the New Gilded Age: The Day Shall Declare It in L.A.'s Arts District
Guy Zimmerman, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

"Theorizing Transtemporality and Performance"


Performing [in] Late Time
Benjamin Gillespie, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Jane Ellen Harrison's Primitive Greek Body: Performance, Race, and Modernist Time
Stephanie Vella, The Graduate Center, CUNY


Transtemporality and the twice-ephemeral: Digitality and dance
Harmony Bench, The Ohio State University

The Transtemporal Frame: Entryway to Early Modern Spain
Erin Cowling, Hampden-Sydney College

Telling Time: Temporal Ambivalence in Jen Silverman's Gothic Plays
Lindsay Cummings, University of Connecticut

Dead Men Watching in 1 Henry VI
Alice Dailey, Villanova University

Staging Modern West African Subjectivity: Ama Ata Aidoo's and Wole Soyinka's Trans-historical Plays
Savannah Hall, Indiana University

trace: Performing an Impossible Place
Moynan King, York University

Transtemporality in Racial (Trans)formation/Traversing: (In)Flexible Casting Practices and Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese
Sissi Liu, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Time and the Other: Transtemporal Encounters in Lisa Reihana’s In Pursuit of Venus [infected]
Diana Looser, Stanford University

Transweight Affect: Black Directed Transtemporalities
Sharrell Luckett, Muhlenberg College

Trans Affect: Temporal Transience and Techno-performances of Racialized Femininity
Ali Na, UNC Chapel Hill

Embodying Queer History and Historiography: Taylor Mac's A 24 Decade History of Popular Music
Hansol Oh, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Transcendental Time, Local Orientation: Future Memory of Salvation in Medieval Religious Performance
Christopher Swift, New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Waiting for Godot’s Tragicomic Temporalities
Elliot Turley, The University of Texas at Austin

Curating Time: The retrospective exhibition and the temporal construction of (art) history
Clio Unger, The Graduate Center, CUNY

A Long Time Coming: The Transtemporal Erotics of Paula Vogel's Indecent
Sara Warner, Cornell University

"Translating Beyond Text: Bodies, Cultures, Epistemologies"


Translation, Performance, and Scientific Subjectivity
Bhargav Rani, The Graduate Center, CUNY

"Do you Understand": OSF's Play On! initiative and the politics of English to English translation
Jennifer Thompson, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Poetry on its feet: Stage adaptations and text translations of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba
Mara Valderrama, The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Simpsons and its Double: Dubbing and the Hybridization of Cultural Identity
Alison Walls, The Graduate Center, CUNY


Staging Incomprehension, Performing the Untranslatable
Avishek Ganguly, Rhode Island School of Design

Kinesthetic Image Schema - Performance Moving Through Metaphors in Windstorm
Eric C. Heaps, Indiana University

Broadway, Lost in Translation: Transnational Broadway Musical Theatre in Seoul
Hyewon Kim, Yonsei University

Antigone in Wonderland, or, Notes on the Political Efficacy of Being Lost in Translation
Ali-Reza Mirsajadi, Tufts University

Borrowing and Lending: The "Cultural" Translation Debate in the Theatre
Maria Mytilinaki Kennedy, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Robert Lepage Re-"Writes" Needles & Opium for the Twenty-First Century: Haunting, Embodied Text and Intercultural Performance-Making
Melissa Poll, Kansas State University

Madame Paz de la Alma y Cuerpo, an Articulation and Embodiment of Diachronic Translation in a new Adaptation of Six Characters in Search of an Author
Laurelann Porter, Arizona State University

The Philosopher's Toothache: Stoic Bodies in Renaissance Culture
Donovan Sherman, Seton Hall University

"With a new tongue I now will speak": Translation and Postsecular Performance in the Wooster Group’s Early Shaker Spirituals
Dana Tanner-Kennedy, Yale School of Drama

Trans-temporal Performance and the Sounding-Body of the Early Modern Diva
Claudia Weir, York University

"Transverting Whiteness"


Performing Whitely in the Postcolony
Megan Lewis, University of Massachucetts, Amherst

Shannon Walsh, Louisiana State University


Authorial Significance, Transracial Performance and the Postracial Turn
Brandi Catanese, University of California, Berkeley

Tyrannical Whiteness: Jackson Pollock, Ann Liv Young, and Vegard Vinge’s Performance of Artistic Process
Andrew Friedman, New York University

Transverting the War at Home: Exploring Racial Struggle in Amiri Baraka’s The Slave
Doug Kern, University of Maryland, College Park

Mammy Rogue: Alice Childress and August Wilson Pushing Against the Gendered Pillar of Whiteness
Barbara Lewis, University of Massachusetts, Boston

"I Feel Like Dancing!": How El Vez, The Mexican Elvi Dances Around White Fragility to Transvert Whitenesss
Karen Jean Martinson, Chicago State University

Spectatorship as an Act of Penance: The Ideal White Spectator of Young Jean Lee’s Avant-Garde (?) Theatre
Stefka Mihaylova, University of Washington, Seattle

Black Hibernia: Ruth Negga, the Telescopic Figure, and Challenging Irish Whiteness
Justine Nakase, National University of Ireland, Galway

Transverting A Note on Casting:  A Critical Analysis of Charles Mee’s Call for Inclusion
Michelle Salerno, Bellarmine University

Beyond Acknowledgement of Whiteness: Teaching Across Cultural Markers
Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, University of Texas, Austin

The Death of the Progressive Author: White Habitus in Post-Performance Discourse
Dani Snyder-Young, Illinois Weslayan University

Cultivating Chrysanthemums: White Femininity, American Orientalism, and Amateur Theatricals in Residential Garden
Allan Davis, University of Maryland, College Park

"Video Games and Gaming: Towards a Transmedial Analysis"


Alan Filewod, University of Guelph

Kimi Johnson, University of Minnesota

Mike Sell, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Transformations of the Self through Video Games
Kelly Aliano, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

Towards a dramaturgy of interactive theatre
Lawrence Ashford, The University of Sydney

Theater Studies as a Method for Game Design
Gina Bloom, University of California, Davis

Choose Your Own Adventure: Spectatorship and Identity Creation
Alicia Corts, Saint Leo University

The Performance of Avatars in Video Games and Motion/Performance Capture
Bélgica del Rio, University of California, Berkeley

The Mirror, The Tower: on The Metropolitan Erotics of Character Creators
Douglas Eacho, Stanford University

The 'Link' Between Gamer and Avatar: Surrogation in The Legend of Zelda
Alice Hofgren, University of Washington

A Study of "THE END" - Using Game Mechanics to Create Customizeable Transmedia Narratives
Adrienne Mackey, Swim Pony Performing Arts

A Study of "THE END" - Using Game Mechanics to Create Customizeable Transmedia Narratives
Sam Wend, Swim Pony Performing Arts

An Analysis of Gender and Performance in the Games of Bioware
Alexander Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz

Online Role-playing Games and the Definition of Theater
Tobin Nellhaus, Independent Scholar

The Yellow Cyborg's Digital Flesh: Masochism and Deus Ex Human Revolution
Takeo Rivera, University of California, Berkeley

Players as Artists: Interactive Spectatorship and Video Games
Cassandra Silver, University of Toronto

The Body and the Audio Game
Ariel Watson, Saint Mary's University

11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Transitions 2: All-Conference Wrap-Up Session and Toast curated by Spatula&Barcode

Join Spatula&Barcode and a team of toastmaster for a conversation about questions that transect the conference.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Loring Park maps available at registration desk (20 min walk) DROUGHT: Transpiration, Saturation & Desertification EcoPerformance

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