National Conferences

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NATIONAL CONFERENCES: KEYNOTES

2018 

Keynote performance, excerpts of Shooting Columbus followed by artist talk back with the Fifth World Collective, re: ROUTES, Network of Ensemble Theatres Conference, Tucson, October. 


All Souls Procession round-table/panel moderated by Gerard Stropnicky. re: ROUTES, Network of Ensemble Theatres Conference, Tucson, October. 


2014 

Keynote Speaker for ATME Pre-conference. “From the Stage to the Street: Activating Site-Specific Performance in the Desert” and Somatic Rasaboxes workshop. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Scottsdale, Arizona. July 2014.


2008 

Keynote Speaker for Arizona Thespian Leadership Retreat, July 2008. Heber, Arizona. 

Presented a two-hour Lecoq movement session with 200 Arizona high school students. Conducted a two-hour Rasaboxes teacher training session for Phoenix-based high school teachers. To assist in recruiting efforts for the undergraduate acting program. 

NATIONAL CONFERENCES (REFEREED)

2018 

“Effective Models for Collaborating with Designers in the Devising Process of The Conference of the Birds and The Sun Serpent” for the “Devising with Designers: A Conversation about Devising Under a Traditional Production Schedule,” panel. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Boston, August 2018.


Co-organized the Pre-conference on Immersive Theatre sponsored by the the Acting, Directing, and Association for Theatre of Movement Focus Groups. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Boston, August 2018.

“Immersive Theatre: Asylum and The Conference of the Birds,” presentation. Immersive Theatre Pre-conference, Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Boston, August 2018.


2017 

“Listening to Space: Architecture, Bodies, and Presence,” for Placing Spectacle:  Examining Site-Specific Performance, convened by Marc Devine. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Las Vegas, NV. August 2017.


2016 

“The Role of Ritual in Rehearsal & Performance” round-table moderated by Adam Noble. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Chicago, IL. August 2016.


2015

 “Best Practices for Devising: Accountability and Building a Successful Devising Ensemble,” Association for Theatre Movement Educators Colloquium. Naropa University, Boulder, CO. May 2015. 


2014

 “Building Bridges: Harnessing Site-Specific Performance and Devising with Interdisciplinary Ensembles,” Network of Ensemble Theatres Conference, New School and LaMama, New York City. November 2014.


“Intellectual Property and the Directing Process,” with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) Executive Committee. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Scottsdale, Arizona. July 2014.


2013 

“From the Stage to the Street: Harnessing Site-Specific Performance and Public Art Opportunities,” for Directing Outside of the Box Panel. Sponsored by the Directing Focus Group. With Brian Foley (ASU) and Michael Roddy (Disney Director). Orlando, Florida. August 2013. 


“Physical Dramaturgy Book Research Group.” Chair. Round-table with Annette Thornton (Central Michigan University), Jeff Casazza (Indiana University / Purdue University Fort Wayne), and Kevin Inouye (University of Wyoming). ATME sponsored. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Orlando, Florida. August 2013. 


“Rehearsing Utopia: From Thomas More to Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon,” for panel Ephemeral Utopia: Alterity and Belonging at Burning Man. Chairing panel with Joy Brooke Fairfield (Stanford University). Performance Studies International # 19, Stanford University, California. June 2013. 


2012

“Alternatives to Table Talk: Practical Exercises for the Early Stages of Rehearsal,” moderated by Lionel Walsh (University of Winsor). Multi-disciplinary Panel. Association for Theatre in Higher Education, D.C. July 2012.

 

2011

“The Rasic Clown: Shakespeare’s Clown in the Rasaboxes,” workshop for the Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) with Sara Romersberger (Southern Methodist University). Workshop chair. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Chicago, Illinois. August 2011.


“Interdisciplinarity in Theatre Movement Education: From Liberal Arts Colleges to Research Universities.” Round-table chair and moderator. Coordinated plenary round-table for the Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) with Sara Romersberger (Southern Methodist University), Yoav Kaddar (West Virginia University), Holly Cate (Muhlenberg College), Kate Kohler Amory (Salem State University), Heather Harpham (Action Theatre Master Teacher), Ezra LeBank (California State University, Long Beach), and Jeff Casazza (Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne). Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Chicago, Illinois. August 2011.


2010

“Mourning En Masse: Tucson’s All Souls Day Procession,” for the Popular Fiesta and Carnival of the Americas: Movement, Politics, and the Body en Masse Work Group. Co-convener with Angela Marino Segura (University of California at Berkeley) and Milla Riggio (Trinity College). American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR): Embodying Power/Work Over Time. Seattle, Washington. November 2010. 


“Will We Just Survive or Will We Thrive? The Challenge of Implementing Entrepreneurship in Theatre,” round-table with Carolyn Roark (Editor of Ecumenica), Linda Essig (ASU), and Suzanne Burgoyne (University of Michigan). Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Los Angeles, California. August 2010.


“Darkness Behind the Light: Media Design for Deborah Stein’s Bone Portraits,” paper presentation and chaired panel Innovative Modes of Directing in the Digital Age for directing focus group. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Los Angeles, California. August 2010.


“Devising the Ophelia Project: A Poetic Portrait,” paper presentation for Devising Ensemble Work in the Digital Age for directing focus group. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Los Angeles, California. August 2010.


“Rasaboxes and the Tragic Chorus,” workshop for Movement for the Tragic Chorus I for the Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) with Leslie Bennett (University of Kansas) and Heather Harpham (Senior Action Theatre Master Teacher). Workshop chair. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Los Angeles, California. August 2010.


Chair for Movement for the Tragic Chorus II for the Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) with Sarah Jane Burton (University of Toronto) and Jeff Casazza (Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne). Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Los Angeles, California. August 2010.


2009

 “On the Edge: Media Design in Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal and Naomi Iizuka’s Anon(ymous),” paper presentation and chaired panel titled Avatars and Actors: Innovative Modes of Directing in the Digital Age for directing focus group with Jean Giebel (Hofstra University) and Rebecca Holderness (University of Wisconsin). Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). New York City, New York. August 2009.


Chaired workshop/lecture/demo titled Rasaboxes: Training the Athlete of the Emotions with Richard Schechner (New York University), Paula Murray Cole (Ithaca College) and Michele Minnick (University of Baltimore), Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). New York City, New York. August 2009.


“Rasaboxes and Heightened Text,” in the Heightened Text and Movement workshop, for the Association of Theatre Movement Educators focus group. Workshop chair. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). New York City, New York. August 2009.


“Rasaboxes and Directing: Machinal and Mapping an Emotional Score,” for Bridging the Theory/Practice Divide in the Study of the Body Performance Studies focus group round-table with Gwendolyn Acker (New York University) and Wendell Beavers (Head of the MFA in Performance at Naropa). Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). New York City, New York. August 2009.


2008

“Actor as Athlete: Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal” for the Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) “Dreaming and Imagining” Pre-conference, Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Denver, Colorado. July 2008. 


2007

 “Rehearsing Utopia: Staging a Counter-Empire Performance at Burning Man” in Escaping Americaseminar convened by Silvija Jestrovic (University of Warwick) and Erith Jaffe-Berg (University of California, Riverside), American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). Phoenix, Arizona. November 2007.


“Pedagogies of Practice: A Post-modern Approach to the Transmission of Performance Knowledge,” Performance Studies International #13. New York University, New York City, New York. November 2007.


“Rehearsing Utopia in Black Rock City: From the Everyday to Spectacle,” for the Urban Culture Fantastical Cities panel, Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Conference convened by Blagovesta Momchedjikova (New York University). Philadelphia, PA. November 2007. 


“Temple of Tears: Revitalizing and Inventing Ritual in the Burning Man Community in Black Rock Desert, Nevada,” for Religion and Theatre focus group debut panel. Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). New Orleans. July 2007. 


2006 

“Temple of Tears: Revitalizing and Inventing Ritual in the Burning Man Community in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada (work-in-progress),” 10TH Annual Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display convened by Jack Santino (Bowling Green University). Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. June 2006.


2005

 “The Poetic Body: Poetry in Motion,” conducted workshop at Performance Studies International #11. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. April 2005.


2003

“Yokastas Redux,” performance directed by Richard Schechner at Kimmel Center, Hemispheric Institute Encuentro. New York University, New York City, New York. July 2003.


IMAGES: Memory Room, 3 month performance installation. Commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art, INFLUX 3, 2013.