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Tuesday, March 6
 

12:00pm

OSHA10 General Entertainment Safety Workshop: IATSE/USITT Alliance Course (Day 1)
Cost: $30 | Includes OSHA Training Booklet & Membership Card | Pre-Registration Required | www.setc.org/osha-training

The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. The modules taught in this class have been formatted to fit the live entertainment industry by members of the ICAP (IATSE Craft Advancement Committee) as a part of the OSHA/USITT/IATSE Alliance. This is part one of a two-day training course. This is part one of a two-day training course. See Day 2.

ROOM CHANGE:
Please note, today's event was originally scheduled to take place in Battle House - Tree House. It will now take place in Battle House - Moonlight Ballroom Salon D. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.   

Presenters
avatar for Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

OSHA Training Program Leader, Marshall U
As the Designer/TD for Marshall University Theatre he has been instrumental in having Marshall selected as one of 32 US Schools of Scenography for the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. He has completed OSHA’s Train the Trainer courses in both General Industry and Construction. As a member... Read More →


2:00pm

Finance Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the Finance Committee.

Presiders
avatar for David Wohl

David Wohl

SETC Vice-President of Finance, Winthrop University
David Wohl recently retired after serving as Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. He previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at WV State University. Wohl holds the Ph.D. degree in theatre from Kent State... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Riverview - Clipper 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Endowment Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the Endowment Committee.

Presiders
avatar for Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Director of the MFA in Arts Leadership, School of Performing Arts, Virginia Tech University
Amanda joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 2013 to create and establish a new MFA program in Arts Leadership. She previously worked 11 years for the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York where she oversaw membership programs, government relations, corporate... Read More →

Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Riverview - Clipper 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL
 
Wednesday, March 7
 

8:00am

OSHA10 General Entertainment Safety Workshop: IATSE/USITT Alliance Course (Day 2)
This is part two of a two-day training course. See Day One for more details.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

OSHA Training Program Leader, Marshall U
As the Designer/TD for Marshall University Theatre he has been instrumental in having Marshall selected as one of 32 US Schools of Scenography for the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. He has completed OSHA’s Train the Trainer courses in both General Industry and Construction. As a member... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:00am - 2:15pm
Battle House - Tree House 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

9:00am

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

Presiders
avatar for Amie Kisling

Amie Kisling

SETC Vice-President of Divisions
Amie Kisling is the director of the theatre program at the School for the Performing Arts at Lafayette High School in Lexington, KY. Before returning to high school, Amie spent four years as the Associate Education Director at Lexington Children’s Theatre after seven summers as... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Bay Pointe Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

State Council Meeting
Annual meeting of the State Representatives.

ROOM CHANGE: Please note, this event was originally scheduled to take place in Riverview - Grand Bay Ballroom. It will now take place in Riverview - Captain Suite. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.  

Presiders
avatar for Lee Crouse

Lee Crouse

SETC VP of Services, Mississippi U for Women
Lee Crouse is on faculty at The Mississippi University for Women, and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Lee is proud to serve SETC as the Mississippi State Representative and Vice President of States... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Captain Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

13th Annual Teachers Institute: A Day of Creative Renewal
Registration Cost: $85 | Includes Lunch | www.setc.org/teachers-institute 

Check-in and hospitality begins at 8:30am.


The SETC Teachers Institute is an all-day seminar designed for middle and high school teachers who use or integrate theatre techniques into their classroom, directors of theatre arts programs, teaching artists, and students studying to be theatre educators.

A DAY OF CREATIVE RENEWAL Embracing Your Creative Being: Suzan Zeder will start the day sharing insights about her own plays and writing processes. That discussion will give way to a general conversation about creativity, which will ultimately focus on the need for teachers to nourish their own creative selves.
Melding Body and Mind: The day-long session will move back and forth between talking, moving, drawing, visualizing, writing and more.
  • Jim Hancock will draw upon movement disciplines such as The Form, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais,  Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Tensegrity.
  • Suzan Zeder will follow up with writing activities of clustering, analog drawing, metaphor, paradox and structural story building.
  • All activities will be participational in nature, but everyone should feel welcome to enter each experience at their own comfort level.
Transcending Subject Matter: The work is equally applicable to teachers of acting, movement, design, and — of course — writing. The exercises and activities truly transcend subject matter, as the real focus will be on the teacher as a creative being. “This will be an Institute FOR them, not merely for their students,” says Zeder.


Presiders
avatar for Elaine Malone

Elaine Malone

SETC Secondary School Division Chair
Elaine Malone spent 36 years teaching theatre at The Galloway School in Atlanta, GA and at Durham Academy in Durham, NC. In 2005, Elaine received a Disney Teacher Award for Creativity in Teaching. She was a writer/reviewer for the textbook Basic Drama Projects. Elaine was on the Boards... Read More →

Presenters
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Jim Hancock

Jim Hancock is a founding faculty member of the Professional Actor Training Program at Southern Methodist University and a nationally known movement specialist and teacher of movement for actors. Hancock and Suzan Zeder are co-authors of Spaces of Creation: The Creative Process of... Read More →
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Suzan Zeder

Friday Keynote / SETC Theatre for Youth Festival Respondent / Masterclass Presenter
Suzan Zeder is recognized internationally as one of the nation’s leading playwrights for family audiences. Her plays have been performed in all 50 states and many foreign countries. Her recent plays include a new musical version of Wiley and the Hairy Man,When She Had Wings about... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Riverview - Jubilee Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

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

ROOM CHANGE: Please note, this event was originally scheduled to take place in Riverview - Grand Bay Ballroom. It will now take place in Riverview - Mobile Bay Ballroom. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.  

Presiders
avatar for Tiza Garland

Tiza Garland

SETC President
In addition to serving as current SETC President, Tiza Garland is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Florida where she is the Coordinator of the Performance Area in the School of Theatre and Dance. Tiza teaches Movement for the Actor, Stage Combat, Period Styles... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Riverview - Mobile Bay Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Professional Hiring Company Check-In and Theatre Job Fair Set-Up
Companies pick up registration materials. Theatre Job Fair setup.

Presiders
avatar for April J'C Marshall

April J'C Marshall

Professional Theatre Services Director, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and... Read More →
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Constance Smith

Director of Technical Theatre, Chipola College
Constance R. Smith holds an MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University, a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production from Auburn University and an MS in Recreational Therapy (Expressive Arts Therapy) from the University of South Alabama. Smith has been working in scenic... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mobile Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Commercial Exhibits & Education Expo: Setup Only
Setup for the commercial and educational exhibitors. The Exhibit Hall isn’t open to attendees until Thursday at 10:00AM. See Pages 78–79 of the printed program for map and details.

Presiders
Wednesday March 7, 2018 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Mobile Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Check-In and Registration
This is the place to register on-site and/or pick up your badge!

Presiders
avatar for Mark Snyder

Mark Snyder

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

Membership Manager, SETC
After an almost 20-year corporate career w/Hanesbrands, working at headquarters in Winston-Salem and globally with people in Costa Rica, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong, Jean joined SETC to re-invest in the Theatrical Arts that were her first love and re-invent herself in the... Read More →

12:00pm

Info Hub, Message Board and Convention Gear
Come here for general convention information, schedule changes, directions, lost and found, convention t-shirts, masks, merchandise and more!

Presiders
avatar for Clay Thornton

Clay Thornton

Marketing Manager, SETC

12:00pm

Silent Auction: Masquerade!
Bid on unique masks and masquerade-themed costume pieces. All proceeds support SETC’s Endowment and Scholarships.

Presiders
avatar for Freddy Clements

Freddy Clements

Professor/ Costume Designer, Jacksonville State U
Freddy Clements is currently a Professor of Drama/Faculty Costume Designer at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville Alabama. He holds a BA in English/Theatre from Emory & Henry College, VA 84 and an MFA in Costume design from Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 88. He has... Read More →

1:00pm

Administration Council Meeting

Meeting of the SETC Administration Council.


Presiders
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Jeff Gibson

SETC President, Middle Tennessee State University
Jeff Gibson currently serves as Chair of Theatre and Dance at Middle Tennessee State University. He is President of SETC and is a past chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region IV. Prior to MTSU, Jeff worked at Watkins College of Art&Design and the Alabama... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Riverview - Captain Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Finance Council Meeting

Meeting of the SETC Finance Council.


Presiders
avatar for David Wohl

David Wohl

SETC Vice-President of Finance, Winthrop University
David Wohl recently retired after serving as Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. He previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at WV State University. Wohl holds the Ph.D. degree in theatre from Kent State... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Riverview - Bay Pointe Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Services Council Meeting

Meeting of the SETC Services Council.


Presiders
avatar for Pat Gagliano

Pat Gagliano

Professor / Dept. Chair, Newberry College
Pat Gagliano is Chair of the Department of Arts and Communications at Newberry College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of South Florida, and his MFA from Florida State University. His Master’s work focused on Theatre directing, education... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Riverview - Mobile Bay Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:30pm

Theatre Security Seminar
Active Assailant in Your Theatre: What Do You Do?

Free to Convention Attendees
  |  Maximum 100 Participants | Pre-Registration Required | www.setc.org/active-assailant
Ensuring a safe and secure environment for patrons and staff is a vital part of any theatre’s work. This four-hour session is designed to help theatre managers and leaders plan for and respond to potential acts of violence.
Jeffrey A. Slotnick, a board-certified security management professional, will help attendees complete a vulnerability self-assessment tool; provide a theatre-specific emergency response/active assailant plan; and assist you in tailoring the plan to your venue.
As Slotnick so succinctly said in “Active Shooter: Is Your Theatre Prepared for the Unthinkable?,” a recent article in Southern Theatre magazine, “You would never consider sending an actor onstage without proper rehearsals. Why would you treat the safety of your audiences and staff any differently?”

Presenters
avatar for Jeffrey A. Slotnick

Jeffrey A. Slotnick

President, Setracon Inc
Mr. Jeffrey A. Slotnick, CPP, PSP is an internationally known Enterprise Security Risk Consultant with more than 28 years of experience, peer recognized as a “Thought Leader”. Jeff is an ISO credentialed Lead Auditor who is responsible for the some of the latest advancements in... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Riverview - Schooner 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

2:30pm

Unleash Your "IT" Factor and Nail the Audition!
Whether auditioning for colleges or a Broadway show, it takes MORE than talent and preparation. This interactive session will unlock your personal powerhouse — your "IT" factor.

Presenters
avatar for Kandie Smith

Kandie Smith

Dr. Kandie Smith (Instructor, Florida School of the Arts) has an extensive background in education and the performing arts. A professional actor, singer and voice specialist with over twenty-five years experience, Smith also holds licenses as a Certified One-To-One HeartMath Provider... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Riverview - Clipper 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

2:30pm

Your Resume Is Your Ad: Will They Remember Your Name?
Does your resume say what you want it to about you? This hands-on and work-in-progress session will make your resume sell you rather than land you in the round file! Bring two copies of your resume, a laptop if possible, and an open mind.

Presenters
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Jane Childs

Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, SILV
Best known as half of the team of "Don and Jane" and continuing The Legacy of Don at SILV developing better ways to train students on cutting edge technology and to be the best humans they can be. In addition to being Don's partner in all life brought, Jane has done simultaneous translation... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Mobile Convention Center - 106 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

2:30pm

ExCom, Board & Advisory Council Mtgs
Combined ExCom, Board and Advisory Council meeting. Open to all.

ROOM CHANGE: Please note, this event was originally scheduled to take place in Riverview - Grand Bay Ballroom. It will now take place in Riverview - Mobile Bay Ballroom. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.  

Presiders
avatar for Tiza Garland

Tiza Garland

SETC President
In addition to serving as current SETC President, Tiza Garland is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Florida where she is the Coordinator of the Performance Area in the School of Theatre and Dance. Tiza teaches Movement for the Actor, Stage Combat, Period Styles... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Riverview - Mobile Bay Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Theatre for Youth Festival Orientation
Meeting for all Theatre for Youth Festival participants.

Presiders
avatar for Chad McDonald

Chad McDonald

SETC Festival Production Manager, Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Wednesday March 7, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Riverview - Bon Secour Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Acting Interest Meeting
This is a meeting of all SETC members interested in the field of acting.

Presiders
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David Haugen

Ohio University, 1112
David Haugen is an Associate Professor and Head of the BFA in Performance program at Ohio University. He has worked nationally and internationally as an actor and teacher.

Wednesday March 7, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Windjammer 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Design/Tech Convention Planning Meeting
Meeting to discuss design/tech events hosted by the committee during the convention. All design/tech focused participants welcome.

Presiders
avatar for Matthew Leckenbusch

Matthew Leckenbusch

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

Production Manager, Middle Tennessee State University
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Neno Russell

Virginia Commenwealth University
Neno Russell is a professional patternmaker and costume designer. He received an MFA in Costume Technology from Florida State University in 1994. He was the Assistant Costume Shop Manager of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for the 1994 season and the Associate Costume Master at... Read More →
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Emily Strickland

Florida School of the Arts

Wednesday March 7, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 107 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

SETC Orientation: Navigate Next 3½ Days
Get an overview of the events that make up the 2018 SETC Convention and receive personal guidance on how to get the most of the programming based on YOUR interests.

Presiders
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Bradley Branham

Program Manager, SETC
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Pat Gagliano

Professor / Dept. Chair, Newberry College
Pat Gagliano is Chair of the Department of Arts and Communications at Newberry College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of South Florida, and his MFA from Florida State University. His Master’s work focused on Theatre directing, education... Read More →
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Betsey Horth

Executive Director, SETC
SETC Executive Director Betsey Horth received the 2012 Gold Medallion Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region IV. That same year she delivered the commencement speech to the Florida School of the Arts. Prior to joining SETC in 1999, Betsey... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 201 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Effective Power Belting: Organic Technique and Effective Characterization
Singers will learn sensations of effective belting technique, then integrate those sensations into the ever-changing fabric of a character's emotional journey. This technique serves the character's emotion in an organic and effective way.

ROOM CHANGE: Please note, this event was originally scheduled to take place in Riverview - Mobile Bay Ballroom. It will now take place in Riverview - Clipper. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.  

Presenters
avatar for Maryann Kyle

Maryann Kyle

In high demand as a coach and teacher of various styles of singing, Maryann Kyle has dedicated her professional life to guiding singers and teachers in their pursuit not only of exceptional singing, but also captivating performance, and she has extensive experience teaching, coaching... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Clipper 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Wrestling With Story: Dramatic Elements of Professional Wrestling
Whether it's WrestleMania or a House Show, pro wrestling tells epic stories with physical theatre, combat, visuals and vibrant characters. Consider pro wrestling's techniques as you create your own scripted dramatic events.

Presenters
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Joseph Frost

Belhaven University
Joseph Frost lives in Jackson MS with his wife and 5 kids, and is Professor of Theatre at Belhaven University, heading the programs in Dramatic Writing and Theatre Ministry. If there's ever time, he writes plays and directs them.


Wednesday March 7, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Riverboat 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:15pm

Chris Chalk Masterclass & Pizza Party
High school students! Join Chris Chalk on the opening night of the convention for a special workshop just for you. Sponsored by Middle Tennessee State University.

RSVP Required. Please contact SETC Educational Services at claire@setc.org to reserve for your high school group.

Presenters
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Chris Chalk

Thursday Keynote
Chris Chalk is currently starring as “Lucius Fox” on Fox’s drama series “Gotham.”Most recently, Chalk wrapped Gideon Raff’s “The Red Sea Diving Resort” which he stars in opposite Haley Bennett, Chris Evans and Ben Kingsley. The film will be released in 2018. Chris... Read More →

Sponsors
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Middle Tennessee State University

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MTSU Theatre and Dance aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully enter professional fields of dance and theatre, within the context of a comprehensive liberal arts education. Our training programs emphasize performance and production, with students... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 5:15pm - 7:30pm
Saenger Theatre 6 S Joachim St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

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

Presiders
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Stacey Cabaj

Assistant Professor of Acting and Pedagogy, Loyola Marymount University
Stacey Cabaj is an award-winning actress, performance pedagogy specialist, and voice coach. She holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, as well as teaching certifications in... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Riverview - Windjammer 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

Movement Playground: Teachers Teaching Teachers (and Everyone Else!)
Open to all, this is an opportunity to play with diverse approaches to teaching movement for performers. Come prepared to learn, interact and — if you like — share. Come play!

Presenters
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Matthew R. Wilson

Professor and Actor/Director, George Washington University
Matthew R. Wilson serves as SETC Chair of Movement & Physical Theatre and works as a professional actor, director, fight director, and Commedia specialist. Matt has toured the world with his THE GREAT ONE-MAN COMMEDIA EPIC since 2004 (including playing SETC in 2005 and 2016). His... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Riverview - Riverboat 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

Disney Cocktail Reception for Professional Theatre Reps & Convention Presenters
Special reception for presenters and professional company reps. Invite only.
Sponsored by Disney Theatrical Group

Sponsors
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David Scott

Director of Theatrical Licensing, Disney Theatrical Group
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Wednesday March 7, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Riverview - Bon Secour Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

6:00pm

Musical Theatre Coaching Sessions
Professional and college auditionees can sign up for 10-minute slots to work on their audition materials one-on-one with a vocal coach and accompanist.

ROOM CHANGE: Please note, this event was originally scheduled to take place in Riverview - Mobile Bay Ballroom. It will now take place in Riverview - Clipper. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.  

Presiders
avatar for Valerie Accetta

Valerie Accetta

Head of Musical Theatre, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Valerie Accetta is the Head of Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. An Equity actress, she played Margy Frake in the First National Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair, starring John Davidson. Other performance credits include Cinderella, The Sound... Read More →
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Ian LeRoy

Music Director, Creede Repertory Theatre
Ian LeRoy is an NYC-based music director, pianist, and vocal coach. Some favorite music direction credits include: She Loves Me at Creede Repertory Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar at Near West Theatre, West Side Story at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and the All-Ohio production of... Read More →
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Nancy Wolfgang

Musical Theater Specialist, U of Northern Colorado
Dr. Nancy Andersen Wolfgang is currently teaching at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Wolfgang ran the musical theater program at Youngstown State University for 10 years, building the program to capacity. She received her PhD in Music Education from Kent State University... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Riverview - Clipper 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

7:00pm

Find Your Fit: How to Find the Right College Program for You
Every student is different and so is every training program. Get strategies to help identify training programs that will suit your specific needs, goals and interests.

Presenters
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Steven House

Asst. Professor, Head of Design, Western Illinois University
Steven House grew up in a military family living across the globe for much of his childhood. After discovering theatre in high school he earned his his M.F.A. in Scenic Design from Illinois State University and his B.F.A. in Design/Technology from the University of Montevallo.Steven... Read More →
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Marcus Lane

Associate Professor of Theatre, University of Montevallo
Marcus Lane is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Montevallo. He received his MFA in Acting Pedagogy from the University of Alabama and his BA in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University. Favorite directing credits include THE WOLVES, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT... Read More →
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Michael Walker

Assistant Professor, University of Montevallo
Michael Thomas Walker is Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice at the University of Montevallo. He is also a professional director having recently directed Hairspray and God of Carnage at Thingamajig Theatre Company, The 39 Steps at Theatre Tuscaloosa and SIDD at New Light Theatre... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Riverview - Windjammer 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

7:00pm

Auditions Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the SETC Auditions Committee.

Presiders
Wednesday March 7, 2018 7:00pm - 8:20pm
Mobile Convention Center - West Ballroom 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

7:00pm

Ready to Direct Candidates “1st Rehearsal”
Pre-registered candidates meet with project leaders and then disperse to work separately with two actors, beginning the rehearsal process for The Cherry Orchard. Professional, community and university theatre directors, and others are invited to move room to room to observe the candidates in process.

Entire group re-gathers at 8:30PM for feedback and a discussion on what they were able to accomplish and what they wish they could have accomplished.

Presiders
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Preston Lane

Producing Artistic Director, Triad Stage
Preston is Founding Artistic Director of Triad Stage, where in 19 seasons he has produced over 120 productions and directed over 60. Before coming to Greensboro, Preston was Artistic Associate at Dallas Theater Center. As a playwright, Preston’s plays and adaptations have been produced... Read More →
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Alan Litsey

Elected Past President, SETC
Alan Litsey is Chair and Professor of Theatre at Birmingham-Southern College (BSC). He has served the Southeastern Theatre Conference in a variety of roles, including two years as President and Elected Past President. Alan has directed well over 40 productions and is a frequent responder... Read More →
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Richard St. Peter

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

7:00pm

Prepare Your SETC Undergraduate Audition With the Accompanist
Meet the accompanist and try out your audition on the stage where the undergrad auditions will be held. Jamey will help with your timing and give suggestions.

Presenters
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John E.R. Friedenberg

Director of Theatre & Associate Teaching Professor, Wake Forest University
John E. R. Friedenberg (Jerf) (BA Wake Forest University, MFA Carnegie Mellon University) works as Director of Theatre and Associate Teaching Professor at Wake Forest University, where he has taught for over 25 years, including courses in producing & directing, theatre management... Read More →


7:00pm

Theatre Job Fair: Production Resume Review
Candidates seeking technical theatre positions via Theatre Job Fair have an opportunity to get their resumes reviewed/critiqued by technical theatre professionals prior to interviewing.

Presiders
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Constance Smith

Director of Technical Theatre, Chipola College
Constance R. Smith holds an MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University, a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production from Auburn University and an MS in Recreational Therapy (Expressive Arts Therapy) from the University of South Alabama. Smith has been working in scenic... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Mobile Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00pm

Professional Auditions: Actor Audition Space Check
Professional auditionees for all days have a chance to check out the audition space.

Presiders
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Lisa Leonard

SETC Professional Auditions Director

Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Mobile Convention Center - West Ballroom 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00pm

Design/Tech Mixer
All techies and designers who work or study in any aspect of technical theatre or design are welcome. Snacks and cash bar.
Sponsored by Robe Lighting, InterAmerica Stage and 4Wall Entertainment Lighting

Sponsors
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4Wall Entertainment Lighting

On-Site Lighting Sponsor, 404
Usedlighting.com provides a great place to buy, sell, and trade professional lighting equipment. Owned and operated by 4Wall Entertainment, the site is constantly updated with gear listed not only from 4Wall rental stock, but from users all around the country. Just take a look at... Read More →
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InterAmerica Stage

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InterAmerica Stage, Inc., is a stage rigging and specialty equipment company that provides contracting, consulting, project management, design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance services for the broadcast and entertainment industries.Our experience allows us to work effectively... Read More →
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Robe Lighting

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Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Riverview - Bon Secour Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:00pm

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Orientation & Auditions
The festival begins! All pre-registered participants meet for introductions and orientation. Actors present monologues for the playwrights and directors.

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Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 10:00pm - Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00am
Riverview - Bon Secour Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00am

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Authors to Work!
Playwrights pen their plays overnight! Various rooms available in the Battle House include: Ashland Place A, Campground, Church Street, DeTonti Square, Oakleigh Garden and Old Dauphin Way.

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Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00am - 7:00am
Battle House - Various Rooms 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA
 
Thursday, March 8
 

7:00am

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Readings & Casting
Directors and playwrights gather at 7:00AM for final read-thrus. Directors start casting at 9:00AM, and actors report at 9:30AM.

Presiders
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Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

7:00am

Undergraduate School Auditions & Design/Tech Interviews
Audition Schedule:

7:00AM – 7:30AM: Student Check-In BH Moonlight Prefunction
7:30AM – 8:00AM: Auditionee Warm-Up BH Moonlight Salon B
7:30AM – 8:00AM: School Rep Check-In BH Moonlight Prefunction
8:00AM: Professor Briefing BH Moonlight Salon A
8:00AM: Student Mandatory Briefing BH Moonlight Salon B
8:30AM – NOON: Auditions BH Moonlight Salon A

Actors Holding Room BH Moonlight Salon E
Actor Callback Postings CC Exhibit Hall
Callback Auditionee Interviews CC Exhibit Hall, Ed Expo

NOON – 1:00PM: Lunch Break

2:30PM – 5:00PM: Auditions Continue BH Moonlight Salon A
2:30PM – 7:00PM: Callback Interviews CC Exhibit Hall, Ed Expo

Design/Technical Student Portfolio Display and Interview Tables:

10:00AM – NOON: Design/Tech Setup BH Moonlight Prefunction
12:30PM – 1:00PM: Design/Tech Students Report to BH Moonlight Salon E
1:00PM – 2:30PM: Design/Tech Presentations BH Moonlight Salon A

Presiders
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John E.R. Friedenberg

Director of Theatre & Associate Teaching Professor, Wake Forest University
John E. R. Friedenberg (Jerf) (BA Wake Forest University, MFA Carnegie Mellon University) works as Director of Theatre and Associate Teaching Professor at Wake Forest University, where he has taught for over 25 years, including courses in producing & directing, theatre management... Read More →
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Claire Wisniewski

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

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8:00am

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

Presiders
Thursday March 8, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Riverview - Captain Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Playwriting Interest Group
Annual meeting of playwrights and others interested in creating, producing and performing new plays.

Presiders
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Darren Michael

Associate Professor of Acting/Directing, Austin Peay State University
Darren Michael is an Associate Professor of Acting/Directing at Austin Peay State University, a board member of SETC and the Tennessee Theatre Association as well as a member of the Dramatists Guild.
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Todd Ristau

Director, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Hollins University
Todd Ristau designed and launched the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University and has served as program director since its launch in 2007. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Riverview - Admiral Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

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

Presenters
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David Gaines

Performer, Teacher, David Gaines Performance
David Gaines studied and later taught mime, mask, and movement at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France, and was a founding member of Moving Picture Mime Show – a London-based movement theatre company that toured Europe and the world for 10 years. He has taught at the graduate school of the University of Missouri (Kansas City), and now teaches at George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA. He also works as a professional clown at Children's... Read More →
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Bart Williams

Ass't Prof Acting/Stage Combat, Southeast Missouri State University
Bart Williams, former Managing Director of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, is an Artistic Associate of UK based Sell-A-Door Theatre, and an honorary member of the Chicago Associates of The Stratford Festival of Ontario. Bart holds an MFA from Wayne State University’s Hilberry... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Mobile Convention Center - 204 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Life After Undergrad: Helping Students Prepare
This faculty-focused panel will discuss everything from internships to graduate school with specific strategies offered on transitioning students out of undergraduate educational setting.

Presenters
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Lara Berich

Professor of Costume Technology, Ohio University
Lara is the Costume Technology Faculty teaching coursework in Draping, Tailoring, Bias and Stretchwear, Corsetry, Period Dressmaking, Couture Technique, and Management.  They are a professional Draper/Tailor recently returning to teaching after five years with the Oregon Shakespeare... Read More →
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Sara Ross

Education Manager, University Resident Theatre Association
Sara is the Education Manager at the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA). For fifty years, URTA has worked to promote excellence in professional theatre training and to support students and emerging artists by providing them access to the tools needed for success. Prior... Read More →
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Kyle Schnack

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Palm Beach Atlantic University
KYLE SCHNACK is a professional theatre practitioner with an MFA in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Theatre Arts from Palm Beach Atlantic University. ​ As an AEA member, Kyle has had the opportunity to work across the country as an actor, and also holds residence as an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Palm Beach Atlantic University. In addition to his passion for theatre arts, Kyle loves exploring new adventures with his wife... Read More →
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John Wolf

Wayne State University


Thursday March 8, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Battle House - Tree House 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

8:00am

Media Lab: Interest/Participant Meeting
All technical and design disciplines are welcome to attend and have the opportunity to work on their designs throughout the week. Showcase of works is Saturday from 11:00AM – 1:00PM.

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Kenton Yeager

Head, Graduate Lighting Design, Owner of Yeagerlabs, U of Tennessee Knoxville, Yeagarlabs
Professional Bio:Member United Scenic Artists 829Over the past 30 years, Kenton has designed or produced more than 600 events for Theatre, Dance, Music, The Corporate World, Weddings, Industrials, Churches, Festivals, and Tours both nationally and internationally. He is the owner... Read More →

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Yeagerlabs

Yeagerlabs


Thursday March 8, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Mobile Convention Center - 106 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Playing an Intention: Why the Words Don't Matter
Act beyond the text! Don't get trapped by the words. Learn the power of subtext and how to play an intention through the words.

Presenters
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Stuart Brown

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


Thursday March 8, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Riverview - Riverboat 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Theatre Job Fair Company Setup
Companies ONLY to set up tables and list jobs.

Presiders
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April J'C Marshall

Professional Theatre Services Director, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and... Read More →
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Constance Smith

Director of Technical Theatre, Chipola College
Constance R. Smith holds an MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University, a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production from Auburn University and an MS in Recreational Therapy (Expressive Arts Therapy) from the University of South Alabama. Smith has been working in scenic... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
Mobile Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

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

Presiders
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J.K. Curry

Wake Forest University
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Deanna Thompson

SETC Editor

Thursday March 8, 2018 8:00am - 10:15am
Battle House - Leinkauf 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

8:00am

Musical Theatre Coaching Sessions
Professional and college auditionees can sign up for 10-minute slots to work on their audition materials one-on-one with a vocal coach and accompanist.

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Valerie Accetta

Head of Musical Theatre, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Valerie Accetta is the Head of Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. An Equity actress, she played Margy Frake in the First National Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair, starring John Davidson. Other performance credits include Cinderella, The Sound... Read More →
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Ian LeRoy

Music Director, Creede Repertory Theatre
Ian LeRoy is an NYC-based music director, pianist, and vocal coach. Some favorite music direction credits include: She Loves Me at Creede Repertory Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar at Near West Theatre, West Side Story at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and the All-Ohio production of... Read More →
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Nancy Wolfgang

Musical Theater Specialist, U of Northern Colorado
Dr. Nancy Andersen Wolfgang is currently teaching at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Wolfgang ran the musical theater program at Youngstown State University for 10 years, building the program to capacity. She received her PhD in Music Education from Kent State University... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Riverview - Mobile Bay Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Gus' Green Room
Show your Theatre Job Fair or Professional Auditions badge for entry. All registered job seekers and professional auditionees are welcome to hang out, relax, get refreshed, get answers and meet others in Gus’ Green Room, named in memory of Troy “Gus” Gillette.

Gus served in many capacities during his tenure with SETC. He was as a member of the Professional Audition Team for many years, volunteered in the Theatre Job Fair, assisted with volunteer coordination, and hosted the “Green Room” in 2016 and 2017 where he always provided a warm smile, a comforting response and a quiet respite from the convention’s chaos for professional auditionees and job seekers. He passed away following the 2017 SETC Convention.

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Break A Leg Network / Dwayne Ague

Director, Break A Leg Network
Entertainment Industry Employment Resource The Break A Leg network was designed to create a place where all people involved in the creation of theatre art can connect, learn, and research legitimate jobs in a focused, reliable, and on an easy-to-navigate website. I am hoping this... Read More →


8:00am

Check-In and Registration
This is the place to register on-site and/or pick up your badge!

Presiders
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Mark Snyder

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

Membership Manager, SETC
After an almost 20-year corporate career w/Hanesbrands, working at headquarters in Winston-Salem and globally with people in Costa Rica, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong, Jean joined SETC to re-invest in the Theatrical Arts that were her first love and re-invent herself in the... Read More →

8:00am

Info Hub, Message Board and Convention Gear
Come here for general convention information, schedule changes, directions, lost and found, convention t-shirts, masks, merchandise and more!

Presiders
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Clay Thornton

Marketing Manager, SETC

8:00am

Silent Auction: Masquerade!
Bid on unique masks and masquerade-themed costume pieces. All proceeds support SETC’s Endowment and Scholarships.

Presiders
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Freddy Clements

Professor/ Costume Designer, Jacksonville State U
Freddy Clements is currently a Professor of Drama/Faculty Costume Designer at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville Alabama. He holds a BA in English/Theatre from Emory & Henry College, VA 84 and an MFA in Costume design from Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 88. He has... Read More →

8:30am

Spring Professional Auditions (1-260), Dance Call & Dancer-Only Auditions
8:30AM – 9:00AM: Mandatory AUDITIONEE Briefing, 1-260  CC West Ballroom
9:00AM – 9:30AM: Mandatory COMPANY Briefing  CC West Ballroom
9:30AM – 5:30PM: Acting and Singing Auditions 1-260  CC West Ballroom

Warm-Up Room: CC 201 D, 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Holding Room: CC 105 A, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Callback Posting: CC 105 B, 9:00AM – 9:30PM

6:00PM – 7:30PM: Mandatory Dancer Briefing/Warm-Up  CC East Ballroom
Presenter: Stephanie Swant (SETC Choreographer)
Those actors who auditioned today and were called back by a theatre to attend the dance call meet for instruction and to learn and rehearse dance routines.
7:30PM – 8:30PM+: Dance Call & Dancer-Only Auditions  CC East Ballroom
Actors called back by companies and dancer-only auditionees present dance routines.

See Page 62 of the printed schedule for each day's schedule and details.

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Lisa Leonard

SETC Professional Auditions Director

Presenters
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Stephanie Swant

SETC Choreographer

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4Wall Entertainment Lighting

On-Site Lighting Sponsor, 404
Usedlighting.com provides a great place to buy, sell, and trade professional lighting equipment. Owned and operated by 4Wall Entertainment, the site is constantly updated with gear listed not only from 4Wall rental stock, but from users all around the country. Just take a look at... Read More →
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Robe Lighting

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9:00am

Acting and Singing With Archetypes: Part 1
Designed for actors, singers, directors and teachers, this introduction to working with archetypes will creatively engage your voice, body and imagination — providing you with powerful tools for strong and truthful theatrical choices. Follow up with Part 2.

Presenters
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Bill Adams

Coordinator of Performing Arts, Nova Southeastern University
Bill J. Adams is an Art Song specialist, opera and musical theatre performer, arts administrator, and associate professor. He is a Master Teacher of Acting and Singing with Archetypes as well as Estill Voice Training. Specializing in character work, Bill J. has performed operatic... Read More →
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Allison Hetzel

Associate Professor, University of Alabama
Allison Hetzel is an Associate Professor of Voice and Acting at the University of Alabama. Her vocal coaching credits include the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (2011), and the New York productions of Hell (2012) and Alcestis Ascending (2013). Allison created and performed in a one... Read More →
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Marlene Johnson

Marlene Johnson  is an actor, performance coach, and a certified instructor of the Alexander Technique.  Her research interest is the integration of voice and movement to create dynamic presence and kinesthetic receptivity in the actor.  She is a Designated Master Teacher of... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Mobile Convention Center - 203 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Acting-Driven Singing: Let Your Character Drive Technique!
Be prepared to sing a musical theatre selection! This workshop is for any performer who has had both singing and acting training but needs to merge the two together and who wants to find authenticity in musical performance.

Presenters
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Lori Guy

Assistant Professor of Voice/History, U of Mobile
Hailed by Opera News as an “excellent mezzo,” Indiana native Dr. Lori Guy has created a diverse career for herself by training and singing in operas, operettas, and musical theater productions. An active teacher, Lori maintains a successful private voice studio, is an assistant professor of voice at The University of Mobile... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Clipper 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

CANCELLED: From Princess to Gargoyle: Embrace Change, Create Longevity
This workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
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9:00am

Design South: Costume and Props Technology
Join us to see what your colleagues in the fields of costume and props technology are working on!

Presiders
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Tracy Floyd

Independent Artist, Freelance Artist
Tracy has worked both nationally and internationally with companies such as Moscow Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, New York Stage and Film, Seaside Music Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Chicago Opera Theatre, Des Moines Metro Opera and Steppenwolf... Read More →
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Logan Reagan

Logan Reagan is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Missouri Southern State University where he teaches Scenic and Lighting Design. He has served as Technical Director and Scenic Designer for Market House Theatre, Properties Master for Des Moines Metro Opera, and Scenic Designer... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Mobile Convention Center - 107 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Digital Prompt Books and Blocking for Stage Managers
Let's discuss tools and techniques for working with digital prompt/cue books and digital blocking notation.

Presenters
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Shawn Paul Evans

Professor of Theater, Washington and Lee University
Shawn Paul Evans is a Professor of Theater and head of the Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He is a scenic and lighting designer, a production manager and technical director. His research interests include: technology... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Mobile Convention Center - 107 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Faith, Theatre and Academia: A Conversation
An open conversation for academic artists teaching theatre students in a Christian institution. Topics will include mentoring young artists in faith, maintaining academic focus, and preparing students for professional industries.

Presenters
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Beki Baker

Chair, Dept. of Theatre, Lipscomb University
Beki Baker is the Chair of Theatre at Lipscomb University, where she teaches performance and directing courses, produces the theatre season, teaches in the Honors College, and serves as Director of Curriculum for the College of Entertainment and the Arts. At Lipscomb, she has directed... Read More →
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Dan Buck

Associate Professor, Lee University
Dan Buck is an artist/educator who is starting his 10th year as a theatre professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He recently starred in John Logan’s "Red", the 64th production in which he served as actor, director, or writer. He co-wrote and starred in "I
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Joseph Frost

Belhaven University
Joseph Frost lives in Jackson MS with his wife and 5 kids, and is Professor of Theatre at Belhaven University, heading the programs in Dramatic Writing and Theatre Ministry. If there's ever time, he writes plays and directs them.


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Commodore Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

First Steps Into Virtual Reality for Designers
Get the basics on how existing 3D digital scenic renderings can be transformed into virtual reality experiences for directors, creative teams or audiences.

Presenters
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Will Lowry

Assistant Professor, Lehigh University
Will Lowry is a scenographer with an MFA in Design from UNC Greensboro. He has created scenic, costume, and lighting designs for theatres along the East Coast and beyond, including Dupont Underground (DC), Curtain Call Theatre (NY), Warehouse Theatre (SC), California Theatre Center... Read More →
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Charles Lucas

DDS Participant, The Cradle Will Rock
The Cradle Will Rock Scene Design New Work Artist Collectives


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Mobile Convention Center - 106 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

From Studio to Stage: Process vs. Product
This panel explores the director's role in balancing the performers' process and high production values in academic theatre.

Presenters
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Ed Wagenseller

Ed Wagenseller is an Assistant Professor of Performance at UNCW and also professional actor, director and acting coach. He has two decades of directing experience in the Academic world of Theatre. During his tenure he has developed methods and techniques that carry from the studio... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Windjammer 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Introduction to the Ecole Jacques Lecoq Approach
Lecoq training focuses actors on the connection between their body and their emotional state, connecting the world of stimulus around them (space, situation, acting partners) to the world inside them (character and internal emotional journey).

Presenters
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David Gaines

Performer, Teacher, David Gaines Performance
David Gaines studied and later taught mime, mask, and movement at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France, and was a founding member of Moving Picture Mime Show – a London-based movement theatre company that toured Europe and the world for 10 years. He has taught at the graduate school of the University of Missouri (Kansas City), and now teaches at George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA. He also works as a professional clown at Children's... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Mobile Convention Center - 204 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

KCACTF Region 4 Revealed: Structure, Operations and Opportunities
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. It continues to evolve and provide opportunities for faculty and students in all aspects of theatre production and performance. Come explore the possibilities and new programs that the festival has to offer.

Presenters
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Joel Williams

KCACTF Region 4 - Chair, Appalachian State University
A word from the Region Chair:So glad you are attending our 51st Festival held during the 50th Anniversary year of KCACTF which began with festival 1 in 1969. I was 14 that year and attend my first KCACTF Festival (#6) as a freshman in 1974.A little about meJoel has served on the faculty... Read More →


9:00am

New Walk, New Talk
Using Michael Chekhov techniques as our inspiration, let's explore imaginative and powerful ways to create, embody and express new characters.

Presenters
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Paul Bawek

Associate Professor of Acting & Directing and Head of Performance, Florida Southern College
Paul D. Bawek (AEA) is an award winning actor, director, playwright, fight choreographer, and acting coach. For twenty-five years heâs taught acting, auditioning, playwriting, and directing courses at theatreâs and educational institutions across the nation and abroad. He holds... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Grand Bay Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Preparing Your Character Through the Art of Meditation
Dial in your character for the stage through the art of meditation. The techniques we'll explore can also be applied in other aspects of our daily lives. Open to all.

Presenters
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Seret Cole

Director/Independent Artist, M. T. Pockets Theatre Company
Seret Cole wears many hats in the theatre world, performer-musician-technician-director. She has directed Steel Magnolias, Dancing at Lughnasa and Same Time, Next Year; performed in Urinetown - The Musical, To Kill A Mockingbird, No Exit, Neverwhere, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Riverboat 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Radical Mask Making, Millinery and Puppetry: Life, Death and Apocalypse
Come see how to create a variety of masks, hats and puppets using a post-apocalyptic mix of materials! Useful for students, teachers and other theatre artisans.

Presenters
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Kyle Schnack

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Palm Beach Atlantic University
KYLE SCHNACK is a professional theatre practitioner with an MFA in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Theatre Arts from Palm Beach Atlantic University. ​ As an AEA member, Kyle has had the opportunity to work across the country as an actor, and also holds residence as an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Palm Beach Atlantic University. In addition to his passion for theatre arts, Kyle loves exploring new adventures with his wife... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Jubilee Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Shake up Your Shakespeare: Games and Tactics
Get hands-on with games, tactics and exercises that help make Shakespeare accessible and fun.

Presenters
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Susan Pike

Independent artist and educator, Professional actor/director and acting coach in Virginia
Ms. McCormack- Pike is a professional actor, director, acting coach and educator in the DC area. Her students have appeared on Broadway (most recently in Book of Morman, Miss Saigon and Tootsie). Ms. McCormack-Pike has an MFA in Acting (Catholic University of America) and is a graduate... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Mobile Convention Center - 202 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Song-Spotting: Writing for Musical Theatre
Everyone has the ability to write a song, so find your inner lyricist! Participants learn the function of a song in story-arc and write lyrics for their own song inspired by provided text.

Presenters
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Violet Saylor

Program Representative/Teaching Artist, National Theater Institute
Violet Saylor serves as a Program Representative and Teaching Artist for the National Theater Institute at the Eugene OâNeill Theater Center. Violet holds a BFA in Directing with an emphasis in Musical Theatre from Drake University, and is an NTI program alum. In 2011, Violet co-founded... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Admiral Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

The Balanced Performer: Voice and Movement Through Alexander Technique
Join two Alexander Technique teachers as we explore your full potential as a performer. Come prepared with a monologue or song and dressed in non-restrictive movement clothes.

Presenters
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Rachel Hillmer

Rachel Hillmer is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Speech at The University of Louisville, where she teaches voice, speech, Alexander Technique, IPA, dialects and textwork. She earned her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy: Voice and Speech from the Virginia Commonwealth University, and has... Read More →
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Kelley Schoger

Assistant Professor of Acting and Movement, University of Alabama
Kelley Schoger is Assistant Professor of Acting and Movement in the undergraduate and graduate theatre programs at University of Alabama. She is an actor, movement specialist and certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Kelley worked professionally in New York City as an actor... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Battle House - Tree House 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

9:00am

The Key Plays: Underdogs
Panelists explore important plays in which underdogs win (and lose) — plays that have impacted our lives and our work. Everyone is invited to share your own list!

Presenters
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Steven Burch

Professor, University of Alabama, Department of Theatre and Dance
Professor of Theatre History and Playwriting at University of Alabama; since 2005 co-artistic director of the Rude Mechanicals, Tuscaloosa's free Shakespeare in the Park company, author of Stranislavski in Ireland: The Focus at Fifty.
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Elizabeth Kirkland

Graduate Student, Director, The U of Alabama
Elizabeth Kirkland is a graduate directing student at the University of Alabama. Previous directing credits include: We Are Proud to Present..., I Gelosi, Little Women the Musical, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. She has served as Assistant Director for Appropriate, The Philadelphia... Read More →
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Sarah McCarroll

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

Assistant Professor, University of Montevallo
Michael Thomas Walker is Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice at the University of Montevallo. He is also a professional director having recently directed Hairspray and God of Carnage at Thingamajig Theatre Company, The 39 Steps at Theatre Tuscaloosa and SIDD at New Light Theatre... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Mobile Convention Center - 106 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Theatre Branding in the Digital Age

Are you attracting the right audience for your production? What is your theatre’s graphic identity communicating to your prospective audience? Examine what works, what doesn’t and how to make your brand look as good as your productions.

 
Hey everyone! I am looking forward to the workshop on Thursday morning. The content will last about 1 hour, so there will be time for questions at the end.

A digital version of the presentation will be available for attendants after the event. (That way, you can focus less on taking notes.)

If you want a copy, please send me your email address.

Send to jimg@dramaqueengraphics.com or go to dramaqueengraphics.com and send us a message via the Contact page. Just fill in "SETC Theater Branding Video" in the message field.

 

Thanks all!  Jim Gallagher



Presenters
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Jim Gallagher

Owner, Drama Queen Graphics
Jim Gallagher is a Co-Creative Director at Herrmann Advertising I Branding I Technology in Annapolis, MD, and the owner of Drama Queen Graphics, LLC, a graphic design firm that specializes in creating marketing materials for theaters and arts organizations.


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Mobile Convention Center - 201 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Theatre for Youth Festival Performance: Twas the Week After Christmas
Twas the Week After Christmas
WINGS Performing Arts – Gulfport, MS

Written by Denver Casado and Brian Dawson; Directed by Alyiah Necaise; Music Directed by Bernadette Brockman
It’s the week after Christmas, and everyone in Santa’s workshop is exhausted. Overworked and under-appreciated, the Elves decide to go on a vacation far away. However when they arrive at the Topical Tinsel Resort, the realize the Reindeer and Santa are vacationing there too! Suddenly, the resort is in a crisis when Santa goes missing out at sea. The Elves and Reindeer now more than ever must work together to save Santa and Christmas forever!

Presiders
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Chad McDonald

SETC Festival Production Manager, Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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4Wall Entertainment Lighting

On-Site Lighting Sponsor, 404
Usedlighting.com provides a great place to buy, sell, and trade professional lighting equipment. Owned and operated by 4Wall Entertainment, the site is constantly updated with gear listed not only from 4Wall rental stock, but from users all around the country. Just take a look at... Read More →
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Robe Lighting

Robe Lighting, 602

Adjudicators/Respondents
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Ernie Nolan

SETC Theatre for Youth Festival Respondent
Ernie Nolan, Executive Artistic Director of Nashville Children’s Theatre, is an award-winning director and playwright who received the Illinois Theatre Association’s 2014 award for Excellence in Theatre for Young Audiences. He has directed and choreographed world premieres by... Read More →
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Suzan Zeder

Friday Keynote / SETC Theatre for Youth Festival Respondent / Masterclass Presenter
Suzan Zeder is recognized internationally as one of the nation’s leading playwrights for family audiences. Her plays have been performed in all 50 states and many foreign countries. Her recent plays include a new musical version of Wiley and the Hairy Man,When She Had Wings about... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Riverview - Bon Secour Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Design Competition Check-In and Display Setup
Student check-in and display setup.

Presiders
avatar for Matthew Leckenbusch

Matthew Leckenbusch

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

Production Manager, Middle Tennessee State University
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Neno Russell

Virginia Commenwealth University
Neno Russell is a professional patternmaker and costume designer. He received an MFA in Costume Technology from Florida State University in 1994. He was the Assistant Costume Shop Manager of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for the 1994 season and the Associate Costume Master at... Read More →
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Emily Strickland

Florida School of the Arts

Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Mobile Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:30am

Commercial Exhibitors Meeting
Meeting for Commercial Exhibitors.

Presiders
Thursday March 8, 2018 9:30am - 9:50am
Mobile Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:00am

High School Theatre Festival Performance: Inuk and the Sun
Inuk and the Sun
Ocean Springs High School (Mississippi)
Written by Henry Beissel; Directed by Chris Permenter
Inuk and his father set off on a hunt during the cold winter season. The family and tribe are starving and Inuk is convinced that he must capture the sun and bring it back in order for all to survive.

Load-In, Spike & Tech Check: Thursday, 7:30AM – 7:50AM

Presiders
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Gary Weatherly

Head of the Fine Arts Department, Mountain Brook High School
Gary Weatherly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he earned a BA degree in Drama with emphasis in Design and Technology. Mr. Weatherly is serving MBHS as a Teacher, Designer, Technical Director, and Manager of Mountain Brook High School’s Fine... Read More →

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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Norcostco

Norcostco, Norcostco

Adjudicators/Respondents
avatar for Chris Bellinger

Chris Bellinger

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Chris Bellinger is an actor, director, voice over artist and coach. In over two decades of theatre and film, he has worked in numerous aspects of production in 27 states and two Canadian provinces. Chris has a long personal history with SETC as an auditioner, adjudicator and company... Read More →
avatar for José Casas

José Casas

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
José Casas is a playwright and Assistant Professor of Playwriting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. He is the Resident Playwright at Rising Youth Theatre and Spinning Dot Theatre. He is a Board Member of The Children’s Theatre Foundation and... Read More →
avatar for Christina Villaverde

Christina Villaverde

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Lyric soprano, Christina Villaverde, continues to enjoy an over 20 year career as a performer, educator, music director and pianist. Her background in voice and piano performance has provided a unique perspective in the master class setting; her specific and direct approach has proven... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Mobile Civic Center 401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile, AL

10:00am

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Rehearsals
Groups work together to rehearse their plays. Rooms available in the Battle House include: Ashland Place A, Campground (not a perimeter space), Church Street, DeTonti Square, Midtown, Oakleigh Garden, Old Dauphin Way.

Presiders
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Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Battle House - Various Rooms 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

10:00am

Commercial Exhibits & Education Expo
Stop by the Exhibit Hall to view commercial and educational displays. Network withcommercial exhibitors and college, university and training program representatives.

Presiders
Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00am - 7:00pm
Mobile Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:15am

Ready to Direct: Job Fair Offstage Showcase
Pre-selected Ready to Direct Competition candidates will be introduced to hiring theatre representatives from the Theatre Job Fair.

Presenters
avatar for April J'C Marshall

April J'C Marshall

Professional Theatre Services Director, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:15am - 10:30am
Mobile Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Arts Administration Interest Group
Meeting for those interested in arts administration, management and producing.

Presiders
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Dominic Yeager

Director, Arts Management, The University of Alabama

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Battle House - Leinkauf 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

10:30am

Scholarship Procedures Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the chairs of the Porterfield, Ballew, Smith, Halbach, Wilson, Behm, Holiday, Spiegel and Secondary School Scholarship Awards.

Presiders
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Dean Slusser

Camden County HS

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Riverview - Commodore Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Basics of Stage Management: What Beginners Need to Know
Discuss the basic characteristics that make for good stage managers and assistant stage managers.

Presenters
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Russell Luke

independent artist, Freelance stage manger/director.
Russell has taught Management and Directing at the college level for 14 years and is now a freelance director


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Riverview - Admiral Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Beyond the Stage: Project Management for Theatre Professionals
From planning and budgeting to implementation and evaluation, traditional project management will lead to success in a variety of career paths in the arts.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Kirk

Ryan Kirk

co-founder, Propared
Ryan is the co-founder and CEO of Propared, an organization dedicated to improving management efficiency in Arts organizations. He is also a co-founder of Tinc Productions, a production management firm based in New York City. Over the last 18 years, Ryan has held management positions... Read More →
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Amanda Nelson

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Director of the MFA in Arts Leadership, School of Performing Arts, Virginia Tech University
Amanda joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 2013 to create and establish a new MFA program in Arts Leadership. She previously worked 11 years for the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York where she oversaw membership programs, government relations, corporate... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Riverview - Schooner 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

CANCELLED: Finding the Life of Your Character
This workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause. 

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
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10:30am

Creating Cabaret: Bringing Songs and Ideas Passionately Alive
A post-modern cabaret artist who has performed across the U.S. and sold-out theatres from Paris to Moscow discusses the history of cabaret and his personal approach to creating a powerful mix of passion, ideas and song.

Presenters
avatar for Bremner Duthie

Bremner Duthie

Bremner was born in New York. He started singing with Punk Rock bands, moved on to studying and performing Opera, and trained in contemporary vocal music. Bremner has performed across North America and Europe in theatre and in concert, working with chamber ensembles, orchestras and... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mobile Convention Center - 106 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Design South: Projection
Projection designers present their work and answer questions relating to typical problems encountered in technical theatre.

Presiders
avatar for Joseph Payne

Joseph Payne

Associate Professor of Sound and Digital Media, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Joe Payne teaches Projection Design, Sound Design, and Digital Media for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Over the Past 20 years, Joe has designed more than 150 productions throughout the country, including seventeen seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, Syracuse... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mobile Convention Center - 107 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Developing a New Outdoor Drama: In the Valley Where They Danced
We'll detail the creation of a new outdoor drama near Helen, GA as a model of tourism product development. Outdoor Theatre members and enthusiasts will find this especially informative.

Presenters
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Kathy Blum Blandin

Kathy Blandin is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Piedmont College where she heads the Drama Ed and Arts Administration – Theatre programs. She holds a PhD in Theatre Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in Children's Theatre/Creative Drama from the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, Kathy was the Executive Director of the Sautee Nacoochee Center and head of the Cliff... Read More →
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Michael Hardy

Theatre Resource Center: Consultant, SETC
When my Institute of Outdoor Theatre (IOT) merged with SETC in the summer of 2017, I started to work with SETC to build a comprehensive consulting program for theatres across North America. Initially based on our similar programs with the IOT, this will now be available to indoor... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mobile Convention Center - 106 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Historic Garment Collections: Resources for Designers and Technicians
Costume designers and technicians: Get out from behind your computers, leave the library, and visit historic garment collections for your research.

Presenters
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Hali Hutchison

Costume Lab Cutter/Draper, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Hali Hutchison is the Performing Arts Services Costume Lab Cutter/Draper at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi, an M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Southern... Read More →
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Kelly James-Penot

Costume Shop Supervisor, University of Southern Mississippi
Kelly James-Penot is the Costume Shop Supervisor The University of Southern Mississippi. Her Costume Design and Technology work has taken her to opera houses, ballet companies and regional theatres across the nation. She has assisted many Broadway and international designers, supervised... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mobile Convention Center - 201 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Kapow! The Art of Stage Combat
Keep your scene partner and yourself in one piece as you give your audience an adrenaline rush! Safe and effective hand-to-hand combat for the stage.

Presenters
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Don Stallings

Atlanta Workshop Players
Don has had an active career as a Stand-Up Comedian, Improv Artist & a commercial, television & film actor. He is an experienced stage combat choreographer who trained with the Society Of American Fight Directors. He produces, tapes & edits independent & corporate projects each year... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mobile Convention Center - 202 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Monologues: The Compelling Storyteller
Having a great monologue is a mark of a professional actor. Learn how to turn paragraphs of text into a compelling story by using text analysis and basic story structure to develop a complete arc of story. There's a difference between a speech and monologue, and not all monologues are created equal.

Presenters
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Sherrie Peterson

Sherrie Peterson, member of Actors Equity Association(AEA) and the Screen Actors Guild(SAG-AFTRA), holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Regent University. She is currently an Asst. Prof. of Theatre at Shorter University, Artistic Director of The Oak Theatre, and a Teaching Artist... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Riverview - Windjammer 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Partner Characterization: A Text-Free Approach to Character Building
Bring a friend to work with, or show up and make new ones! In this on-your-feet workshop, we'll use movement, improvisation and structured activities to illuminate how building a character doesn't have to start with a script ... or even use one at all. Be prepared to move, play and collaborate!

Presenters
avatar for Bob Shryock

Bob Shryock

Faculty & Director of Communications & Recruiting, Accademia dell'Arte
Bob is faculty at the Accademia dell'Arte in Tuscany, Italy where he teaches various topics in Physical Theatre and Devising. Originally from Manila, Philippines, Bob is a SF Bay Area based actor-creator, director and teaching artist. He's currently directing Naomi Iizuka's "Anon(ymous... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Battle House - Tree House 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

10:30am

Practical Color Theory: Color Mixing Across Technologies
Review basic color mixing, or experiment with more advanced principles of Color Theory using hands-on equipment.

Presenters
avatar for Victoria Fisher

Victoria Fisher

Sales Rep, Barbizon Lighting
Victoria Fisher is a freelance Lighting Designer and Scenic Artist. She works as a Sales Rep for Barbizon Lighting in Charlotte, NC and has recently designed for Central Piedmont Community College, Theatre Charlotte, Belhaven University, Georgia Perimeter College, Providence Day School... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mobile Convention Center - 107 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Shakespeare's Acting Secrets: Mining the Text for Clues
Shakespeare got you scared? This experiential workshop will lead participants through a piece of text and unlock the secrets of Shakespeare. Come prepared to play!

Presenters
avatar for Paul Hurley

Paul Hurley

University of South Alabama
Paul Hurley is an Assistant Professor of Acting at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, and has been teaching there for the past two years. As a professional actor, Paul has performed leading roles with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, New York Classical Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Riverview - Jubilee Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Sing Your Act Off!
Dig deep. Use character arc and lyrical analysis to tell a story through your chosen song. Participants will receive coaching on acting the song, focusing on strong choice making and finding the acting/singing connection. Prepare a song to sing, and bring sheet music!

Presenters
avatar for Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson

Actor/Director/Choreographer
Denise Johnson is a professional musical theatre performer, director and choreographer. She is an active member of the New York/Broadway theatre community and is very involved in workshopping new, up and coming musicals. Favorite credits include Hairspray, The Last Five Years, Legally... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Riverview - Clipper 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Teach the Crew: Start by Training Them as ASMs
Learn tested methods and strategies for building a better, stronger backstage crew. Training beginner crew members as assistant stage managers gives them an overview of the production process — from auditions to closing night — and develops invaluable hard and soft assisting skills.

Presenters
avatar for Elynmarie Kazle

Elynmarie Kazle

Elynmarie Kazle is currently the Production Manager for the Akron School for the Arts and the Chair of the Stage Managers' Association of the United States.  She served as both an adjunct instructor for Kent State and Ohio University and recently completed a three year assignment... Read More →
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Adrienne Wells

Production Stage Manager, Freelance
Ms. Wells is a freelance stage and production manager working in theater, opera and special events. She has previously presented on the subject of stage management at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Hyannis, MA. Ms. Wells has also had the pleasure of working... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Riverview - Riverboat 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Voice Through Movement: Suit the Word to the Action
Explore the sound made when our full body is engaged. Using various movement methods (from Laban to Psychological Gesture) and classic voice techniques (from Linklater to Fitzmaurice), we'll discover how to free our voice and truly make our actions suit our words.

Presenters
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Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller is the Director of Theatre Arts at Virginia Episcopal School. He earned his BFA in Musical Theater from Mars Hill University, and has traveled the country as an Actor, Director, and Educator. His ongoing research is in voice and movement synthesis. As an educator, he... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Mobile Convention Center - 203 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

What's App, Doc?! Apps for Theatre Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation courses can be dull and overdone — or fabulous and fun! Explore how iPad and Android apps can create meaningful learning experiences for high schoolers or non-majors. Bring your tablet and/or smart phone.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Bohn

Lisa Bohn

Lisa Bohn is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Arkansas State University, where she teaches acting, movement, voice, and theatre appreciation. She additionally directs and serves as vocal, text, and movement coach for departmental productions. Also an actor and occasional playwright... Read More →


10:30am

Theatre for Youth Festival Performance: The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
Samford University Theatre for Youth – Birmingham, AL
Written by Kendra Ball; Directed by Laura Byland
Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s books comes a new telling of what it means to grow up. From the day Mowgli wanders into Mother and Father Wolf’s cave, his life becomes a series of challenges and adventures. Will he choose to confront his fears and protect his new family, or will he simply run away?

Presiders
avatar for Chad McDonald

Chad McDonald

SETC Festival Production Manager, Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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4Wall Entertainment Lighting

On-Site Lighting Sponsor, 404
Usedlighting.com provides a great place to buy, sell, and trade professional lighting equipment. Owned and operated by 4Wall Entertainment, the site is constantly updated with gear listed not only from 4Wall rental stock, but from users all around the country. Just take a look at... Read More →
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Robe Lighting

Robe Lighting, 602

Adjudicators/Respondents
avatar for Ernie Nolan

Ernie Nolan

SETC Theatre for Youth Festival Respondent
Ernie Nolan, Executive Artistic Director of Nashville Children’s Theatre, is an award-winning director and playwright who received the Illinois Theatre Association’s 2014 award for Excellence in Theatre for Young Audiences. He has directed and choreographed world premieres by... Read More →
avatar for Suzan Zeder

Suzan Zeder

Friday Keynote / SETC Theatre for Youth Festival Respondent / Masterclass Presenter
Suzan Zeder is recognized internationally as one of the nation’s leading playwrights for family audiences. Her plays have been performed in all 50 states and many foreign countries. Her recent plays include a new musical version of Wiley and the Hairy Man,When She Had Wings about... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Riverview - Bon Secour Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Playwright's Corner
The Playwriting Interest Group will be presenting staged readings of short works by playwrightsfrom around the region.

Presiders
avatar for Darren Michael

Darren Michael

Associate Professor of Acting/Directing, Austin Peay State University
Darren Michael is an Associate Professor of Acting/Directing at Austin Peay State University, a board member of SETC and the Tennessee Theatre Association as well as a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 12:50pm
Battle House - Ashland Place B 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

10:30am

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

Presenters
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Stephanie Swant

SETC Choreographer


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 12:50pm
Mobile Convention Center - 204 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Conquering Theatrical Style!
Free to Convention Attendees | www.setc.org/conquering-theatrical-style
What factors make you “the most powerful actor on the stage?” What are “the two most fundamental responsibilities of the actor?” Why do actors love eye contact “more than people do?” Is it possible to increase your accessibility by 75%? And what is the “three second rule?” In short: How can you improve your “presence?”
Through a series of live, hands-on exercises, Tim Mooney (drawing from his popular book, Acting at the Speed of Life, Conquering Theatrical Style) explores the fundamental nature of language and bridges the gap between the classics and our modern sense of realism, demonstrating the distinction between “realism” and “believability,” while finding the modern connection to theatrical conventions that bring them alive.  Exercises from The MisanthropeHamletTartuffe and The Bourgeois Gentleman help knock down the “wall of words” that stand between ourselves and classical drama. “Your asides will never be the same!”

Presenters
avatar for Timothy Mooney

Timothy Mooney

Executive Director, Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre
Timothy Mooney has adapted seventeen of Molière’s plays to rhyming English verse, most published by Playscripts, and Stage Rights. His one-man plays, "Molière than Thou," "Lot o’ Shakespeare," "Breakneck Hamlet" and "Breakneck Julius Caesar" are turning a whole new generation... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 1:00pm
Mobile Convention Center - 201 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

10:30am

Theatre Job Fair
Job candidates meet employers and interview for off-stage jobs.
  • 10:30am: Pre-registered job candidates are admitted. 
  • 1:00pm: Job candidates who register on site are admitted.

Presiders
avatar for April J'C Marshall

April J'C Marshall

Professional Theatre Services Director, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and... Read More →
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Constance Smith

Director of Technical Theatre, Chipola College
Constance R. Smith holds an MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University, a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production from Auburn University and an MS in Recreational Therapy (Expressive Arts Therapy) from the University of South Alabama. Smith has been working in scenic... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 6:00pm
Mobile Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

11:00am

High School Theatre Festival Performance: Eurydice
Eurydice
Charlotte Country Day School (North Carolina)
Written by Sarah Ruhl; Directed by Jenny Goodfellow
This production reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of it’s heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love.

Load-In, Spike & Tech Check: Thursday, 7:55AM – 8:15AM

Presiders
GW

Gary Weatherly

Head of the Fine Arts Department, Mountain Brook High School
Gary Weatherly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he earned a BA degree in Drama with emphasis in Design and Technology. Mr. Weatherly is serving MBHS as a Teacher, Designer, Technical Director, and Manager of Mountain Brook High School’s Fine... Read More →

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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Norcostco

Norcostco, Norcostco

Adjudicators/Respondents
avatar for Chris Bellinger

Chris Bellinger

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Chris Bellinger is an actor, director, voice over artist and coach. In over two decades of theatre and film, he has worked in numerous aspects of production in 27 states and two Canadian provinces. Chris has a long personal history with SETC as an auditioner, adjudicator and company... Read More →
avatar for José Casas

José Casas

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
José Casas is a playwright and Assistant Professor of Playwriting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. He is the Resident Playwright at Rising Youth Theatre and Spinning Dot Theatre. He is a Board Member of The Children’s Theatre Foundation and... Read More →
avatar for Christina Villaverde

Christina Villaverde

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Lyric soprano, Christina Villaverde, continues to enjoy an over 20 year career as a performer, educator, music director and pianist. Her background in voice and piano performance has provided a unique perspective in the master class setting; her specific and direct approach has proven... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Mobile Civic Center 401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

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

Presiders
avatar for Jack Benjamin

Jack Benjamin

Professor Emeritus, USC Aiken
Jack retired in 2018 after 32 years at the University of South Carolina Aiken and is Professor Emeritus. Jack served as chair of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts from 1996 until his retirement and as Executive Director of the Etherredge Center from 2012 until his retirement... Read More →

12:00pm

Stage Movement Interest Group
An open meet and greet for anyone interested in movement for performers. Come connect with like-minded individuals, learn about new training opportunites, and discuss possibilities for movement workshops at SETC.

Presiders
avatar for Matthew R. Wilson

Matthew R. Wilson

Professor and Actor/Director, George Washington University
Matthew R. Wilson serves as SETC Chair of Movement & Physical Theatre and works as a professional actor, director, fight director, and Commedia specialist. Matt has toured the world with his THE GREAT ONE-MAN COMMEDIA EPIC since 2004 (including playing SETC in 2005 and 2016). His... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverview - Captain Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

"The Little Foxes": Inside the 2017 Broadway Revival
Gain insight into a renowned director's process and approach to research, script analysis and more in this detailed look at the Tony Award-winning revival of Lillian Hellman's classic.

Presenters
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Anna Filippo

Anna Filippo is the Director of Theatre at Berry College in Rome, GA; areas of specialization in acting, directing and southern drama. Dr. Filippo was an N.E.H. Fellow at Columbia University studying with Assocaite Dean of the Yale School of Drama, Howard Stein. Some of her most recent... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverview - Commodore Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

CANCELLED: Discover Your Mixed Voice: You've Always Had It
This workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
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12:00pm

Costume Construction: Design and Develop Your Course
An introductory costume construction class can take many forms. Let's discuss course design, including class content, assessment, objectives, project options, department requirements, etc.

Presenters
avatar for Freddy Clements

Freddy Clements

Professor/ Costume Designer, Jacksonville State U
Freddy Clements is currently a Professor of Drama/Faculty Costume Designer at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville Alabama. He holds a BA in English/Theatre from Emory & Henry College, VA 84 and an MFA in Costume design from Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 88. He has... Read More →
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Sharon Morgan

Shop Manager/Cutter/Draper, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sharon is the Costume Studio Supervisor and cutter/Draper at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She graduated from Jacksonville State University and earned her MFA at the University of Alabama. She is the owner of internationally known Altered Tyme Corsets and an independent... Read More →
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Amy Page

Amy Page is the Costume Director for the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an assistant professor of theatre. She received her MFA in Costume Production from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She served as a Draper for Playmakers Repertory Company and Carolina... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mobile Convention Center - 201 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Design South: Sound
Meet with sound designers, engineers and composers from around the country. Experience their work and participate in a Q&A discussion.

Presiders
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Shannon Marie O'Neill

Assistant Professor of Sound Design, Louisiana State University
Shannon Marie O'Neill is an Assistant Professor of Sound Design at LSU. She has worked as a sound designer and/or composer for Swine Palace, LSU, the Trollwood Performing Arts School, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Illinois State University, and in North Carolina with Hidden Voices... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mobile Convention Center - 107 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Foundations of Festival Management
When faced with the complexities of managing a festival, things can quickly get out of hand. Using the New York Musical Festival as a case study, we'll explore some of the unique considerations for managing festivals and identify useful skills and strategies for any complex show or organization.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Johnston

Melissa Johnston

Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder, Propared
Melissa is a co-founder of Propared, a company dedicated to enhancing management and communication practices for Theatre Companies and Performing Arts Centers through its software platform. She has worked as a Production Manager, Operations Manager and co-founded Tinc Productions... Read More →
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Ryan Kirk

co-founder, Propared
Ryan is the co-founder and CEO of Propared, an organization dedicated to improving management efficiency in Arts organizations. He is also a co-founder of Tinc Productions, a production management firm based in New York City. Over the last 18 years, Ryan has held management positions... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mobile Convention Center - 107 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Introducing Meisner Techniques Into an Acting 1 Curriculum
Instructors untrained in the Meisner Method of actor training will learn ways to introduce elements of this technique into their entry level acting courses.

Presenters
avatar for Doug Brown

Doug Brown

Associate Professor, High Point University
Doug is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at HPU and is a certified instructor for the Meisner Method of actor training. Doug is also a member of Actors' Equity Association.


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mobile Convention Center - 202 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Know the Greats: The Next Generation of American Writers
New works and new writers spill onto the scene at every turn. How do you keep up with it all? We'll review some of the greatest voices of the next generation of American writers. Come prepared to do cold readings, discuss themes, chat about your favorite writers, and more!

Presenters

12:00pm

Living Outside the Box With Only Collaboration
Go beyond traditional paths to grow into a collaborator. Given that you are the sum of your experiences, how can you expand your base, adopt the skill of daring to do, venture beyond your comfort zones, and learn to see?

Presenters
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Jane Childs

Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, SILV
Best known as half of the team of "Don and Jane" and continuing The Legacy of Don at SILV developing better ways to train students on cutting edge technology and to be the best humans they can be. In addition to being Don's partner in all life brought, Jane has done simultaneous translation... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mobile Convention Center - 106 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Microexpression and Meisner: Nonverbal Communication Theory and Acting
Microexpression recognition to identify deception was made famous by the television show "Lie to Me." Selected tools from the training will assist the actor's progress during the Meisner repetition exercise.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Geffken

Andrew Geffken

Assistant Professor, Liberty University
Andy Geffken is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Liberty University. After receiving his MFA in Acting at Regent University he helped start the Americana Theatre Company in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Beyond acting... Read More →
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Scott Hayes

Dean and Professor, School of Visual & Performing Arts, Liberty University
Scott Hayes is the dean and professor of theatre arts for the School of Visual & Performing Arts at Liberty University. He maintains his professional work as a director, actor, and playwright. He is a member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA. His short play WITHOUT EXCUSE is published by CHRISTIANITY... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Battle House - Tree House 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

12:00pm

New York to L.A.: The Business of Acting
This Q&A workshop aims to give students an insight into the differences and similarities of the business and life of an actor in New York and Los Angeles.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Chittaphong

Ryan Chittaphong

Director of Marketing, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Ryan has been with the Stella Adler Studio since 2008. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Performance from Middle Tennessee State University where he studied Stella Adler’s work. Before coming to the studio, Ryan served as Marketing and Development Associate at the Berkshire... Read More →
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Don Williams

Managing Artistic Director, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Don Williams currently serves as the Managing Artistic Director of the Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. As an actor and director, Mr. Williams has worked on more than 70 productions for such theaters as the Denver Center Theater... Read More →
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Johnny Yoder

School Director, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Johnny Patrick Yoder is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of New York. He has acted in over 60 plays in his career including: Off-Broadway: Our Town (HCLAB), The Third Step (ATA), Stain (development reading, Choice Theatricals); Los Angeles: Enron, Henry VI, Part I, (Burgundy... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mobile Convention Center - 203 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Singing in Style in Musical Theatre
Bring your audition book, and volunteer to participate! Singers who want to learn or fine-tune their musical theatre singing will examine specific techniques and exercises for developing the correct style in musical theatre.

Presenters
avatar for Edrie Means

Edrie Means

Professional; Co-Founder CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute, Musical Theatre Styles Specialist, Independent Artist; Shenandoah U
Edrie Means, an active professional actor, is a ”rock star of vocal crossover” and recognized expert in training singers in all vocal styles. Her students have appeared on the radio, National TV, on America’s Got Talent, The Voice, American Idol, Kidz Star USA, Grammy award... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverview - Clipper 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Stage Managing Opera and Musicals
Stage managing an opera or a musical requires the same skills as running a non-musical show, but many terms and how you interact with the musical staff are different. Learn the pitfalls for a stage manager new to the music world.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Baker

Karen Baker

Full time Professor, The University of Alabama Huntsville
Karen Baker is a Full Time Lecturer at the University of Alabama Huntsville. She received her MFA in Directing from The University of Alabama. Karen has been a member of SETC since 2010.


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverview - Windjammer 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Tech Theatre to Commercial Scene Shop: Preparing Students
Let's discuss how to best prepare technical theatre students for the transition into working in commercial scene shops.

Presenters
avatar for John Keisling

John Keisling

John Keisling is a Visiting Assistant Professor and Technical Director at The University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to his time at Southern Miss, John was employed as a Mechanical Designer at Tait Towers, where he worked on the design team for over 30 live entertainment produ... Read More →
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Amanda Klipsch

Graduate Assistant, USM
I'm a scenic artist and designer from just north of New Orleans, currently working for Solomon Group as a scenic artist and carpenter, and also a second year grad student of scenic design at the University of Southern Mississippi. During my time with Solomon Group I have had the pleasure... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverview - Jubilee Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

The Director's Concept: Forming and Communicating Your Vision
Formulating a concept and communicating that vision to a production team is a large part of the director's job! We'll discuss tips for finding inspiration and creating useful tools to aid in sharing your idea with designers. A background in script analysis is helpful.

Presenters
avatar for Molly Claassen

Molly Claassen

Assistant Professor, Columbus State University
Molly Claassen is currently the Assistant Professor of Directing at Columbus State University. She earned her MFA in directing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her BA in theatre, math minor, and teaching certification for theatre from Baldwin-Wallace University. She... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Riverview - Schooner 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Two's Company: The Relationship Between Director and Musical Director
The director and/or choreographer and the musical director must work well together in order to create and maintain a shared vision and successful production. Join us as we discuss the issues facing these two facets of the creative team.

Presenters
avatar for Stacy Alley

Stacy Alley

Head of Musical Theatre, Associate Professor of Musical Theatre/Dance, The University of Alabama
Stacy Alley is Head of Musical Theatre and an Associate Professor at The University of Alabama. She is also a professional director and choreographer whose teaching and artistic credits include work in Denmark, Tanzania, Norway, Scotland, and Chile and throughout the U.S. Stacy is... Read More →
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Tom Alsip

Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance, Oklahoma State University
The winner of the 2017 SETC Leighton M. Ballew Graduate Directing Scholarship, Tom is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance at Oklahoma State University. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Tom earned his BFA in theatre and worked for... Read More →
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Paul Crook

Acting and Directing, University of South Carolina Aiken
Paul is the Executive Director of the Etherredge Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. He is the author of "The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre."
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Terry Moore

Staff Accompanist, The University of Alabama


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Battle House - Leinkauf 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

12:00pm

Vectorworks for Set Build Plans and 3D Build Models
Guide for using Vectorworks and shortcuts to quickly and accurately generate build plans and blueprints from the scenic designer's material.  Will discuss setting up files and theory behind 3d modeling to create accuracy in blueprints to promote  more efficient scene shop production.    For both technical directors and designers who are generating plans or are submitting drawings for TDs. Basic knowledge of Vectorworks is assumed. Bring your laptop and copy of Vectorworks if you want to follow along.

Template File is listed in the link if you would like to download and use as an example.

Presenters
avatar for Camden Simon

Camden Simon

Technical Director, Oak Ridge Playhouse
Camden is currently in residence on staff with Oak Ridge Playhouse as Technical Director and Production Manager. Camden has 16 years full time professional experience in the field of Technical Direction and Lighting Design and for the last 4 years he has been in residence in Tennessee... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mobile Convention Center - 106 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Theatre for Youth Festival Performance: The Branchman
The Branchman
University School of Jackson – Jackson, TN

Written and Directed by Harrison Hamm
The Branchman is a farce about a legendary creature that kidnaps people in Woodsborough forest. A high school girl has been kidnapped and a group of her teenage peers have set out on a mission to find her, as well as to see if the Branchman is real or fairy tale.

Presiders
avatar for Chad McDonald

Chad McDonald

SETC Festival Production Manager, Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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4Wall Entertainment Lighting

On-Site Lighting Sponsor, 404
Usedlighting.com provides a great place to buy, sell, and trade professional lighting equipment. Owned and operated by 4Wall Entertainment, the site is constantly updated with gear listed not only from 4Wall rental stock, but from users all around the country. Just take a look at... Read More →
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Robe Lighting

Robe Lighting, 602

Adjudicators/Respondents
avatar for Ernie Nolan

Ernie Nolan

SETC Theatre for Youth Festival Respondent
Ernie Nolan, Executive Artistic Director of Nashville Children’s Theatre, is an award-winning director and playwright who received the Illinois Theatre Association’s 2014 award for Excellence in Theatre for Young Audiences. He has directed and choreographed world premieres by... Read More →
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Suzan Zeder

Friday Keynote / SETC Theatre for Youth Festival Respondent / Masterclass Presenter
Suzan Zeder is recognized internationally as one of the nation’s leading playwrights for family audiences. Her plays have been performed in all 50 states and many foreign countries. Her recent plays include a new musical version of Wiley and the Hairy Man,When She Had Wings about... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Riverview - Bon Secour Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00pm

Design Portfolio Review
Design and technology professionals will critique students’ design portfolios.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Leckenbusch

Matthew Leckenbusch

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

Production Manager, Middle Tennessee State University
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Neno Russell

Virginia Commenwealth University
Neno Russell is a professional patternmaker and costume designer. He received an MFA in Costume Technology from Florida State University in 1994. He was the Assistant Costume Shop Manager of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for the 1994 season and the Associate Costume Master at... Read More →
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Emily Strickland

Florida School of the Arts


12:30pm

High School Theatre Festival Performance: The Sins of Sor Juana
The Sins of Sor Juana
Carolina Forest High School (South Carolina)
Written by Karen Zacarias; Directed by Matthew Ward and Terri Cox
Based on the life of a brilliant young poet and philosopher. In 1632 Colonial Mexico, Juana Ines de la Cruz dares to express her passion and to question the world around her through her writing. She is too alluring for some to resist, yet too dangerous for others to accept.

Load-In, Spike & Tech Check: Thursday, 8:20AM – 8:40AM

Presiders
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Gary Weatherly

Head of the Fine Arts Department, Mountain Brook High School
Gary Weatherly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he earned a BA degree in Drama with emphasis in Design and Technology. Mr. Weatherly is serving MBHS as a Teacher, Designer, Technical Director, and Manager of Mountain Brook High School’s Fine... Read More →

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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Norcostco

Norcostco, Norcostco

Adjudicators/Respondents
avatar for Chris Bellinger

Chris Bellinger

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Chris Bellinger is an actor, director, voice over artist and coach. In over two decades of theatre and film, he has worked in numerous aspects of production in 27 states and two Canadian provinces. Chris has a long personal history with SETC as an auditioner, adjudicator and company... Read More →
avatar for José Casas

José Casas

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
José Casas is a playwright and Assistant Professor of Playwriting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. He is the Resident Playwright at Rising Youth Theatre and Spinning Dot Theatre. He is a Board Member of The Children’s Theatre Foundation and... Read More →
avatar for Christina Villaverde

Christina Villaverde

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Lyric soprano, Christina Villaverde, continues to enjoy an over 20 year career as a performer, educator, music director and pianist. Her background in voice and piano performance has provided a unique perspective in the master class setting; her specific and direct approach has proven... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Mobile Civic Center 401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Acting as a Profession: Kickstart Your Acting Career
Want to work professionally in film, television and theatre? Get the insider's guide to help kickstart your career.

Presenters
avatar for Gabrielle Berberich

Gabrielle Berberich

Owner, Michael Howard Studios
Gabrielle Berberich, is an award-winning casting director, writer/producer, and the Owner of Michael Howard Studios in New York. She's worked with actors on shows such as: The Americans, Billions, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire, Bull, Californication, Downton Abbey... Read More →
avatar for Greg Chwerchak

Greg Chwerchak

Greg Chwerchak is an award-winning director, and has created hundreds of music videos for artists such as Britney Spears, Destiny's Child, Counting Crows, System of a Down, and Nelly. He has also created commercials for Gatorade, McDonald's, and ESPN. His two award-winning shorts... Read More →
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Brett Goldstein

Brett Goldstein is an Emmy Award-Winning Casting Director as well as a talent manager (Brett is the owner of Brett Goldstein Talent Management), director, acting teacher, and private acting coach.  He won an Emmy Award for the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street, as well as three... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 106 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Be Our Guest and Beyond: Costume Craft Processes
Learn from the types of materials, techniques used, and problems solved during the costume craft process of Florida State University's production of "Beauty and the Beast."

Presenters
avatar for Colleen Muscha

Colleen Muscha

Florida State University
Designed costumes at numerous professional theatres including: Utah, Alabama, Texas and Dallas Shakespeare Festivals; Milwaukee Repertory, Berkeley Repertory, Asolo Repertory Theatres; Actor's Theatre of Louisville, People's Light and Theatre Company. Noted actors designed for include... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 107 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Bring Your Authentic Self to the Text
Focus on how to use the Meisner Technique to connect in auditions and cold readings. You'll learn how to bring yourself to every moment of a text — a very valuable skill.

Presenters
avatar for Gary Kingston

Gary Kingston

Senior Acting Faculty, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
Gary Kingston is a native of California, where he was a member of LACT in San Francisco. While there he appeared in a number of plays, including One Flew Over the Cuckooâs Nest and Present Laughter among others. His most recent performance was at The Schoolhouse Theater in Conor... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Riverview - Riverboat 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Creating and Developing a Solo Show
Do you have a story you're burning to tell, but you aren't sure how to get started? This experiential workshop will give actors and directors the tips, tricks and techniques they need to get that vision out of their head and onto the stage.

Presenters
avatar for Annie Levy

Annie Levy

Assistant Professor and the Head of the MFA Directing Program, The U of Alabama
Annie G. Levy is a theatre maker whose work often revolves around modern mythology, historical turning points, and scientific breakthroughs. Levy is a founding member of World Wide Lab, an international directorâs collective and theatre laboratory. With WWL, she has created work... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 204 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Design South: Scenic
Scenic designers gather to share selected work with aspiring designers and artists.

Presiders
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Krista Franco

Production Manager/Resident Scenic Designer, Endstation Theatre Company
Krista Franco is a founding member of Endstation Theatre Company and serves as the Resident Scenic Designer and Production Manager. Currently, Krista is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Stetson University in Deland, FL. In addition to technical production & design courses... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Ruth Brandvik

Ruth Brandvik

Associate Professor, Valdosta State U
Ruth is Associate Professor of Theatre at Valdosta State University. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre with an emphasis in Scenic Design from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design/Technical Theatre from Eastern New Mexico University. Ruth teaches... Read More →
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Randall McMullen

Set Design, School of Theatre, UNC - Greensboro (UNCG)
Randy is a set designer and professor of theatre for the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He has been a member of United Scenic Artists (USAA 829-New York) since 1987. In 2004, he received the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival recognition for "Outstanding... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 107 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Directing: Using Movement to Tell Stories
Evolve truthful blocking that supports the text, enhances the work of actors, and works for different theatrical configurations.

Presenters
avatar for Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown

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


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Battle House - Tree House 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

1:00pm

Droznin: An Introduction to Russian Movement
Access your physical freedom and truthfully respond to impulses with the Russian movement technique founded by Andrei Droznin. Wear movement clothes!

Presenters
avatar for Violet Saylor

Violet Saylor

Program Representative/Teaching Artist, National Theater Institute
Violet Saylor serves as a Program Representative and Teaching Artist for the National Theater Institute at the Eugene OâNeill Theater Center. Violet holds a BFA in Directing with an emphasis in Musical Theatre from Drake University, and is an NTI program alum. In 2011, Violet co-founded... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 202 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Effective Theatre Teachers: A Roundtable Discussion
We'll discuss the findings of research conducted to define the qualities of effective theatre teachers from the views of experienced teachers in the field and their administrators for purposes of theatre teacher evaluation.

Presenters
avatar for James Chrismon

James Chrismon

Professor of Theatre Teacher Education, Illinois State U
Dr. Jimmy Chrismon taught high school theatre in North and South Carolina for 17 years. He is now program coordinator for the Theatre Teacher Education program at Illinois State university. He has also worked as adjunct faculty at Winthrop University and Central Piedmont Community... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Riverview - Grand Bay Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Fierce Makeup: Creating Animal Characters
Many popular productions have animal characters, but how do we bring them to life? You can create the illusion of animal traits on human features using various basic stage makeup techniques. Bring your makeup to follow along!

Presenters
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Marie Quintero

Costume Rental Manager, Norcostco Atlanta Costume
Marie Quintero is the Costume Rental Manager of Norcostco Atlanta Costume as well as a professional costume designer in the Atlanta area. She graduated from the University of West Georgia summa cum laude with a BA in Theatre in 2009. After graduation, Marie quickly found work freelancing... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Riverview - Windjammer 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Kick, Guide and Bevel! Dancing Secrets From a Rockette
Learn precision dancing techniques from a former Radio City Rockette — including guiding, spacing and covering off, plus all different kicks including fan, piano keys, strut, flick and the famous eye-high kicks. Session will include warm-up, techniques, combinations and Q&A.

Presenters
avatar for Karyn Tomczak

Karyn Tomczak

Vicki Jiles Flanagan Distinguished Chair in Dance, Columbus State University
Karyn is currently the Vicki Jiles Flanagan Distinguished Chair in Dance at Columbus State University and has a Master's Degree in Dance Education from Skidmore College. For over 15 years she performed in Broadway productions, all across the U.S. and internationally in many shows... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 203 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Legal Issues for the Theatre
An overview and update of legal topics including copyright, contracts, censorship, discrimination, tax law, personal injury, estates, non-profit law, right of publicity and employment law. Bring your questions.

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Ellison

Daniel Ellison

Professor/Attorney, Duke University & Daniel Ellison, Attorney at Law
Daniel Ellison is an arts-law attorney in private practice in Durham, NC. He has been working with theaters, playwrights, artists, non-profit arts organizations, and for-profit arts entrepreneurs for over twenty years. He teaches “Legal Issues for the Performing Arts,” in the... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Riverview - Commodore Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Let Your Musical Sparkle: The Musical for Educators
Explore how the musical can enrich and refine your students' understanding of theatrical style. See samples of forms and procedures for the educator that will aid the student in the "how to" tools for successful musical presentations.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Pike

Susan Pike

Independent artist and educator, Professional actor/director and acting coach in Virginia
Ms. McCormack- Pike is a professional actor, director, acting coach and educator in the DC area. Her students have appeared on Broadway (most recently in Book of Morman, Miss Saigon and Tootsie). Ms. McCormack-Pike has an MFA in Acting (Catholic University of America) and is a graduate... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Riverview - Clipper 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Multi-University Collaboration: A Co-Production of “Constellations”
See inside the collaboration between Midwestern State University and the University of South Alabama to co-produce a professional production of the play "Constellations."

Presenters
avatar for Paul Hurley

Paul Hurley

University of South Alabama
Paul Hurley is an Assistant Professor of Acting at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, and has been teaching there for the past two years. As a professional actor, Paul has performed leading roles with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, New York Classical Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory... Read More →
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Christie Maturo

Professor of Theatre, Central Connecticut State University
Christie Maturo is an Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at Central Connecticut State University. Christie has performed with Undermain Theatre in Dallas, Now Theatre in Mobile, Shear Madness and Tony n Tina’s Wedding in Las Vegas, Theatre 773 in Chicago and was a company... Read More →
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Lyle Miller

Professor, University of South Alabama
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Sally Story

Assistant Professor, Midwestern State University


1:00pm

NEW! SETC Theatre Consulting Network
SETC’s new Theatre Consulting Network will draw on the resources of a national network of theatre specialists to advise organizations on a comprehensive range of issues. If you have consulting experience and are interested in becoming a part of this network please join us to learn more. If your theatre organization is interested in receiving assistance from the network, please come as well.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Hardy

Michael Hardy

Theatre Resource Center: Consultant, SETC
When my Institute of Outdoor Theatre (IOT) merged with SETC in the summer of 2017, I started to work with SETC to build a comprehensive consulting program for theatres across North America. Initially based on our similar programs with the IOT, this will now be available to indoor... Read More →
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Betsey Horth

Executive Director, SETC
SETC Executive Director Betsey Horth received the 2012 Gold Medallion Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region IV. That same year she delivered the commencement speech to the Florida School of the Arts. Prior to joining SETC in 1999, Betsey... Read More →
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Clay Thornton

Marketing Manager, SETC
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David Wohl

SETC Vice-President of Finance, Winthrop University
David Wohl recently retired after serving as Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. He previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at WV State University. Wohl holds the Ph.D. degree in theatre from Kent State... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Battle House - Leinkauf 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

1:00pm

Play Submission and Marketing: Get Your Work Produced!
Let's discuss the do's and don'ts of play submissions with a focus on how to get plays in the hands of theatres most likely to produce them. We'll cover play formatting, cover letters, submission opportunities, social media and website marketing.

Presenters
avatar for Laura King

Laura King

Instructor of Theatre, Gordon State College
Laura King is the former chair of the SETC Ten-Minute Play Festival and currently serves on the SETC Publication Committee. She is an instructor of theatre at Gordon State College and a member of the Playwright's Lab at Hollins University. Her play Independence Day at Happy Meadows... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Riverview - Jubilee Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

So Many Choices! How Do I Cast It?
One of the most difficult jobs for beginning directors is how to approach auditions and casting. Let's demystify the process.

Presenters
avatar for Paul Crook

Paul Crook

Acting and Directing, University of South Carolina Aiken
Paul is the Executive Director of the Etherredge Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. He is the author of "The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre."


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 201 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

So You Want to Have Kids?
A panel discussion about the realities of raising children as a theatre practitioner in the 21st century.

Presenters
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Ashleigh Poteat

Assistant Professor, Centenary U
Ashleigh Poteat is an Assistant Professor of Fashion and Theatre at Centenary University in New Jersey. She has designed costumes and scenery Off-Broadway, Regional, Professional and Academic productions over the last fifteen years.


1:00pm

Sound Design: A Multilayered Approach
Learn ways of constructing sound cues that are comprised of multiple isolated tracks, and instances when this multilayered approach is beneficial.

Presenters
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Nicholas Drashner

Assistant Professor of Sound Design & Projection Design, Kent State University
Nicholas Drashner is a sound designer, projection designer, composer, and interdisciplinary artist. He is Assistant Professor of Sound Design at Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance. He holds an MFA in Sound Design for Theatre and Dance, and a BA in Interdisciplinary... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 106 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

Violent Delights: Spectacle on Stage
Theatre professionals and scholars from different disciplines will discuss representations of violence on stage. The presenters will offer a series of short papers that productively engage with the roundtable theme of Violence as Spectacle.

Presenters
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Geoffrey Douglas

Dr. Geoffrey Aaron Douglas is an artist and an educator. He works as a professor at Armstrong State University, where he teaches classes in playwriting and arts management. He directs university and independent productions and has served as dramaturg for productions in Austin, New... Read More →
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Zackary Ross

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Bellarmine University


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Riverview - Schooner 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:00pm

What, I'm a Department of One?
This is an opportunity to network and discuss the ups and downs of a small academic department. You are not alone, and it will be okay.

Presenters
avatar for Keith Hight

Keith Hight

THEATRE COORDINATOR, COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND
The coordinator of CSM Theatre and Dance, H. Keith Hight, is also a professional jack-of-all-trades. Keith brings, with his love of theatre arts, a dedication to quality performances. Former jobs include technical director, stage manager for various theatres. He is a member of the... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Riverview - Admiral Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

1:30pm

High School Theatre Festival Performance: Medea
Medea
Nolensville High School (Tennessee)
Written by Nelly E Cuellar-Garcia; Directed by Laura Lindsey
Medea is an age old tale of one woman’s struggle with jealousy and revenge. This modern day adaptation of the Greek tragedy incorporates the use of ensemble story-telling and original design and music.

Load-In, Spike & Tech Check: Thursday, 8:45AM – 9:05AM

Presiders
GW

Gary Weatherly

Head of the Fine Arts Department, Mountain Brook High School
Gary Weatherly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he earned a BA degree in Drama with emphasis in Design and Technology. Mr. Weatherly is serving MBHS as a Teacher, Designer, Technical Director, and Manager of Mountain Brook High School’s Fine... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for 1st Street Music & Sound Company

1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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Norcostco

Norcostco, Norcostco

Adjudicators/Respondents
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Chris Bellinger

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Chris Bellinger is an actor, director, voice over artist and coach. In over two decades of theatre and film, he has worked in numerous aspects of production in 27 states and two Canadian provinces. Chris has a long personal history with SETC as an auditioner, adjudicator and company... Read More →
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José Casas

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
José Casas is a playwright and Assistant Professor of Playwriting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. He is the Resident Playwright at Rising Youth Theatre and Spinning Dot Theatre. He is a Board Member of The Children’s Theatre Foundation and... Read More →
avatar for Christina Villaverde

Christina Villaverde

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Lyric soprano, Christina Villaverde, continues to enjoy an over 20 year career as a performer, educator, music director and pianist. Her background in voice and piano performance has provided a unique perspective in the master class setting; her specific and direct approach has proven... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Mobile Civic Center 401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile, AL

2:30pm

High School Theatre Festival Performance: Second Samuel
Second Samuel
Heritage High School (Virginia)
Written by Pamela Parker; Directed by Larry Hart; Musical Direction by DaShay Glover
In a sleepy little town called Second Samuel, when Miss Gertrude passed away, deep dark secrets were revealed. Nobody imagined the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down, leaving everybody wondering if anything would ever be normal again!

Load-In, Spike & Tech Check: Thursday, 9:10AM – 9:30AM

Presiders
GW

Gary Weatherly

Head of the Fine Arts Department, Mountain Brook High School
Gary Weatherly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he earned a BA degree in Drama with emphasis in Design and Technology. Mr. Weatherly is serving MBHS as a Teacher, Designer, Technical Director, and Manager of Mountain Brook High School’s Fine... Read More →

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
avatar for Norcostco

Norcostco

Norcostco, Norcostco

Adjudicators/Respondents
avatar for Chris Bellinger

Chris Bellinger

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Chris Bellinger is an actor, director, voice over artist and coach. In over two decades of theatre and film, he has worked in numerous aspects of production in 27 states and two Canadian provinces. Chris has a long personal history with SETC as an auditioner, adjudicator and company... Read More →
avatar for José Casas

José Casas

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
José Casas is a playwright and Assistant Professor of Playwriting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. He is the Resident Playwright at Rising Youth Theatre and Spinning Dot Theatre. He is a Board Member of The Children’s Theatre Foundation and... Read More →
avatar for Christina Villaverde

Christina Villaverde

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Lyric soprano, Christina Villaverde, continues to enjoy an over 20 year career as a performer, educator, music director and pianist. Her background in voice and piano performance has provided a unique perspective in the master class setting; her specific and direct approach has proven... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Mobile Civic Center 401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile, AL

2:30pm

Keynote Presentation: Chris Chalk
SETC is excited to welcome television, film and stage actor Chris Chalk to the 2018 SETC Convention as a keynote speaker. Open to all convention attendees.

Presiders
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Pat Gagliano

Professor / Dept. Chair, Newberry College
Pat Gagliano is Chair of the Department of Arts and Communications at Newberry College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of South Florida, and his MFA from Florida State University. His Master’s work focused on Theatre directing, education... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Chris Chalk

Chris Chalk

Thursday Keynote
Chris Chalk is currently starring as “Lucius Fox” on Fox’s drama series “Gotham.”Most recently, Chalk wrapped Gideon Raff’s “The Red Sea Diving Resort” which he stars in opposite Haley Bennett, Chris Evans and Ben Kingsley. The film will be released in 2018. Chris... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for 1st Street Music & Sound Company

1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702


Thursday March 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Riverview - Bon Secour Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

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

Presiders
Adjudicators/Respondents
avatar for Ernie Nolan

Ernie Nolan

SETC Theatre for Youth Festival Respondent
Ernie Nolan, Executive Artistic Director of Nashville Children’s Theatre, is an award-winning director and playwright who received the Illinois Theatre Association’s 2014 award for Excellence in Theatre for Young Audiences. He has directed and choreographed world premieres by... Read More →
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Suzan Zeder

Friday Keynote / SETC Theatre for Youth Festival Respondent / Masterclass Presenter
Suzan Zeder is recognized internationally as one of the nation’s leading playwrights for family audiences. Her plays have been performed in all 50 states and many foreign countries. Her recent plays include a new musical version of Wiley and the Hairy Man,When She Had Wings about... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Windjammer 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Directing Interest Meeting
This is a meeting of all SETC participants interested in the field of directing.

Presiders
avatar for Richard St. Peter

Richard St. Peter

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

Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Riverboat 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

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

Presiders
avatar for J.K. Curry

J.K. Curry

Wake Forest University
avatar for Deanna Thompson

Deanna Thompson

SETC Editor

4:00pm

State Executive Director Networking Forum
Roundtable discussion for executive directors of state theatre organizations.

Presiders
avatar for Betsey Horth

Betsey Horth

Executive Director, SETC
SETC Executive Director Betsey Horth received the 2012 Gold Medallion Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region IV. That same year she delivered the commencement speech to the Florida School of the Arts. Prior to joining SETC in 1999, Betsey... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Captain Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

And Still Things Go Bump in the Night
An open opportunity to share stories and experiences (your own or someone else's!) that focus on theatre ghosts, legends and superstitions.

Presenters
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Barbara Brock

Program Specialist, Dogwood Dell Festival of Arts
Barbara Brock currently serves as the Program Specialist for the Dogwood Dell Festival of Arts through the city of Richmond's department of Recreation and Parks. She also works as a docent at historic Berkeley Plantation. Previous incarnations include a storyteller at Colonial Williamsburg... Read More →
avatar for Will George

Will George

Recreation Specialist II, City of Richmond
I coordinate and manage Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center, a place of theater, fine arts, and dance. We will hire ten technical positions for the Festival of the Arts at Dogwood Dell and three summer theater teachers for a performance arts camp at Pine Camp. Stop in to say hello.


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 106 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Booking Film and TV: Auditioning on Camera
Want to work in film and TV? Industry experts will give you the secrets for success, with tips to booking professional on-camera work.

Presenters
avatar for Gabrielle Berberich

Gabrielle Berberich

Owner, Michael Howard Studios
Gabrielle Berberich, is an award-winning casting director, writer/producer, and the Owner of Michael Howard Studios in New York. She's worked with actors on shows such as: The Americans, Billions, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire, Bull, Californication, Downton Abbey... Read More →
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Greg Chwerchak

Greg Chwerchak is an award-winning director, and has created hundreds of music videos for artists such as Britney Spears, Destiny's Child, Counting Crows, System of a Down, and Nelly. He has also created commercials for Gatorade, McDonald's, and ESPN. His two award-winning shorts... Read More →
BG

Brett Goldstein

Brett Goldstein is an Emmy Award-Winning Casting Director as well as a talent manager (Brett is the owner of Brett Goldstein Talent Management), director, acting teacher, and private acting coach.  He won an Emmy Award for the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street, as well as three... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Admiral Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

CANCELLED: Breathe, Then Speak: An Introduction to Fitzmaurice Voicework®
This workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
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4:00pm

Creative Landscapes: Physical Improv, Movement and Sound
Develop a physical vocabulary between bodies through the exploration of improvisational movement and sound. Focus on developing group connections, specifically working on how individuals understand their body in space, and how the bodies of an ensemble create meaning.

Presenters
avatar for John Paul Staszel

John Paul Staszel

Professor, California University of Pennsylvcania
Dr. John Paul "JP" Staszel teaches theatre at California University of Pennsylvania. He completed his doctoral work at Bowling Green State University in the field of theatre and performance studies, and recently participated in the Northwestern Summer Institute fellowship program... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 204 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Creative Solutions for Stage Managers Round Table
High school, college and early-career stage managers are invited to "pick the brains" of seasoned, Equity professionals about how to handle difficult situations in rehearsals and performances.

Presenters
SB

Stacy Blackburn

Academic Production Manager/Head of Stage Management/Interim Program Chair, Lindenwood University
Stacy, a proud member of Actors' Equity for 21 years, is currently the Academic Production Manager/Head of Stage Management/interim program chair for Lindenwood University. Stacy has worked professionally as a PSM all over the country, including 6 years as the PSM for STAGES St. Louis... Read More →
GH

George Hamrah

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre
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Jen Lane

Adjunct Professor, U of Montevallo
Jen Nelson Lane is a freelance AEA Stage Manager based in Montevallo, AL. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Montevallo and Samford University, where she teaches Stage Management, Arts Administration, Play Analysis, Business of the Arts, and Intro to Theatre. Professional... Read More →
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Julie A. Richardson

Freelance Director and AEA Stage Manager
Julie is an AEA Stage Manager and has worked mainly in Regional Theaters throughout the Southeast.She wants to help new upcoming managers succeed as they start their careers.She was inducted into the SETC Hall Of Fame in 2018.Julie a also a freelance Director


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 201 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Dance Longer and Stronger: A Scientific Approach
Based on the most recent scientific research, this workshop will provide you with information on how to warm up properly, enhance your dance performance and prevent injury. Please wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to move around. 

Presenters
avatar for Yenwen Kuo

Yenwen Kuo

Yenwen Kuo, a native of Taiwan, started her dance training at the age of three with ballet and traditional Chinese dance. Miss Kuo obtained BFA in dance and choreography from Shenandoah University and MSc in Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 107 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Design South: Technical Direction
Join seasoned technical directors as they present innovative solutions to common challenges. Ask questions, be inspired, and engage with technical directors from across the country.

Presiders
avatar for Brian Smallwood

Brian Smallwood

Assistant Professor/ Technical Director, U of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brian Smallwood has been teaching at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for over four years now. His research focuses on increasing productivity through employee wellness, and he has presented on the topic for the American Public Works Association and Washington College. Prior to... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 107 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Four Elements for Character Development: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
Go through four basic exercises to isolate the use of Earth, Air, Fire and Water in the body and enrich character development.

Presenters
avatar for Neil David Seibel

Neil David Seibel

Associate Professor of Theatre, Director of Performance, Auburn University Montgomery
Neil David Seibel has acting/directing credits including Off Broadway, Denver Center Theatre Company, Theatre Aspen, Arvada Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Alley Theatre-Houston, Theatre Under The Stars, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Montgomery... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Battle House - Tree House 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

4:00pm

KCACTF Respondent Training: Speaking to Young Artists (Part 1)
The heart of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival is the production response. Learn to speak openly and honestly with young artists; combine truth with tact. Follow up with Part 2.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Mackenzie

Scott Mackenzie

Dr. Mackenzie is Professor and Director of Theatre and Chair for the Department of Theatre and Dance at Alma College in Alma, MI. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Acting at Michigan State University and Ph.D. from the director/scholar program at Wayne State University. He was... Read More →


4:00pm

Musical Improvisation
Go to the edge. Take the risk. Improvise songs on the spot. Join us for this fun-filled workshop exploring song structure, expressing feelings and ideas musically, and improvising musically as a group.

Presenters
avatar for Rex Knowles

Rex Knowles

Director of theatre programs, Chattanooga State Community College
Rex Knowles and Sherry Landrum head the Professional Actor Training Program at Chattanooga State, a two-year program modeled after the New Actors Workshop (NYC) founded by George Morrison, Mike Nichols, and Paul Sills, where for 10 years they taught improvisation and acting. Their... Read More →
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Sherry Landrum

Professional Actor Training Program at Chattanooga State


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 203 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Musical Theatre and Stanislavski: The Art of Experiencing
Bring a song and dig into aspects of Konstantin Stanislavski's system. Deepen your musical theatre performance by actually experiencing a song through a character.

Presenters
avatar for Chelsea Nicholson

Chelsea Nicholson

Assistant Professor, Musical Theatre, Samford University
Chelsea Reynolds Nicholson is a SAG-AFTRA actor and theatre educator who hails from Gulf Breeze, FL. She is the Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. She holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Alabama, and a B.A. in Musical Theatre... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Mobile Bay Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Navigating Next Steps in Design/Technology Careers
Join a panel of faculty from design/technology MFA theatre programs around the country to discuss how to navigate a career in design and technology — both your own career and how to best prepare your students for "the industry." Bring your questions.

Presenters
avatar for Lara Berich

Lara Berich

Professor of Costume Technology, Ohio University
Lara is the Costume Technology Faculty teaching coursework in Draping, Tailoring, Bias and Stretchwear, Corsetry, Period Dressmaking, Couture Technique, and Management.  They are a professional Draper/Tailor recently returning to teaching after five years with the Oregon Shakespeare... Read More →
avatar for Richard Dunham

Richard Dunham

Professor, Head of Design, The University of Georgia
Rich is a lighting and scenic designer who is active in the national leadership of USITT, is a Fellow of the Institute and was a Commissioner of the Lighting Commission from 1998 to 2006. His professional credits include numerous regional and stock productions throughout the East... Read More →
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Brackley Frayer

Professor of Lighting Design, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brackley Frayer is a professor of lighting design at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has designed Oedipus at Polonus at the Delphi theater in Greece, for the International Ancient Greek Theater Festival. Regional design credits include work with Nevada Conservatory Theatre... Read More →
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Sara Ross

Education Manager, University Resident Theatre Association
Sara is the Education Manager at the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA). For fifty years, URTA has worked to promote excellence in professional theatre training and to support students and emerging artists by providing them access to the tools needed for success. Prior... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 201 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

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

Presenters
avatar for Justin Amellio

Justin Amellio

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Acting and Directing, Indiana University South Bend
Justin Amellio, currently serving as Assistant Professor of Theatre at Indiana University South Bend, is a proud graduate of the Theatre/Movement Pedagogy MFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Justin is an Artistic Associate at Richmond Triangle Players, about to celebrate... Read More →


4:00pm

Professional Workflow in SketchUp for Set Designers
Take your set design ideas through the full design process inside of SketchUp Pro. You'll learn how to produce fantastic 3D renderings and beautiful, precise shop draftings without spending thousands of dollars on software.

Presenters
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Matthew Emerson

Matthew Emerson is an Associate Professor of Set and Lighting Design at High Point University. His areas of research are in 3D drafting, modeling, and rendering for the theatre.


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Jubilee Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Quo Vadis: The 21st Century Christian Theatre Artist
University professors will explore the dialectical tensions that come with a full commitment to the pursuit of excellence in artistry, scholarship and integration of faith in graduate and undergraduate theatre training.

Presenters
avatar for Joseph Frost

Joseph Frost

Belhaven University
Joseph Frost lives in Jackson MS with his wife and 5 kids, and is Professor of Theatre at Belhaven University, heading the programs in Dramatic Writing and Theatre Ministry. If there's ever time, he writes plays and directs them.
avatar for Scott Hayes

Scott Hayes

Dean and Professor, School of Visual & Performing Arts, Liberty University
Scott Hayes is the dean and professor of theatre arts for the School of Visual & Performing Arts at Liberty University. He maintains his professional work as a director, actor, and playwright. He is a member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA. His short play WITHOUT EXCUSE is published by CHRISTIANITY... Read More →
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Michael Hill-Kirkland

Professor, Regent University
Michael Kirkland, Ph.D., MFA, is a senior faculty member in the Department of Media, Performing Arts, and Music at Regent University, in Virginia Beach where he serves as Director of Theater and coordinates the MFA and BFA in Acting degree programs. A member of Actors Equity Association... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Commodore Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Shakespeare Monologue Jam Session: Bring 10 Lines!
Get on your feet and learn the strategies you need to transform a Shakespeare monologue into a bold classical audition piece.

Presenters
avatar for Doreen Bechtol

Doreen Bechtol

Asst. Professor, MFA Company Manager, Mary Baldwin College / American Shakespeare Center
I primarily teach ensemble-based physical theatre training and how it relates to devised work and plays from the early modern era. I'd be happy to talk about devising performances with Shakespeare as the source text, and thrilled to talk about our innovative new MFA program that is... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Grand Bay Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Sketching, Rendering and Model Making
Designers from the region will demonstrate techniques of drawing, painting, model making. Feel courageous and dive in to learn a new skill or merely watch to see how a professional does it.

Presenters
MC

Marianne Custer

Marianne Custer is resident costume designer at the Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee and head of the MFA design program at The University of Tennessee. Her design credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, the Municipal Theatre of Istanbul, Theatre Les... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 106 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Stage Combat Safety Protocols for Directors, Stage Managers and Actors
What happens when the fight director leaves? Be aware of the potential for hazards in stage combat during the rehearsal process, and learn to spot dangerous practices before an accident occurs.

Presenters
avatar for Steven Schwall

Steven Schwall

Founder and Lead Instructor, Academy of Combat and Movement Education
Steven Schwall has been staging fights professionally since 2006. He is a Certified Teacher of Stage Combat with the Society of American Fight Directors. In addition, he is a Level 2 professor of the Margolis Method of Dynamic Movement. He is also a practitioner of Historic European... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Schooner 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

This Pianist Hates Me: Working With Audition Accompanists
Bring audition cuts in and learn how to work with audition pianists. You'll leave knowing how to prepare, what to say, and what to write.

Presenters
avatar for Ian LeRoy

Ian LeRoy

Music Director, Creede Repertory Theatre
Ian LeRoy is an NYC-based music director, pianist, and vocal coach. Some favorite music direction credits include: She Loves Me at Creede Repertory Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar at Near West Theatre, West Side Story at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and the All-Ohio production of... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Riverview - Clipper 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Tech Rehearsals
All shows gather for tech-through. Each show will be given 25 minutes on stage. Stage managers should have a copy of script with any cues needed written in for the Light Board Op. Stage managers or directors will run any sound cues needed. All shows report back at 9:00pm, an hour before curtain!

Presiders
avatar for Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Riverview - Bon Secour Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:00pm

Stage Technology Hackathon: The Build
An event allowing students to ideate and create a new piece of stage technology for the industry using the supplies provided. Creations will be showcased to the public for feedback.

ROOM CHANGE: This event was originally scheduled to take place in the Mobile Convention Center's Exhibit Hall Workshop Space. It will now take place in the VIP Lounge (take the elevator/stairs at the back of the Exhibit Hall up to the VIP Lounge).

Presenters
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Rick Mayfield

The University of Memphis
Rick is the Assistant Technical Director at The University of Memphis. He received his MFA in Theatre Technology from The University of Tennessee. His extensive background includes serving as a Technical Director/Assistant Professor at Florida State University, Technical Director/Lecturer... Read More →
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Kevin Wolfgang

TechStyleLAB Outreach Manager, Kent State University
Kevin Wolfgang is the Outreach Manager for the TechStyleLAB at Kent State University. The TechStyleLAB is a digital prototyping laboratory designed for fashion applications. Kevin has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in Costume Design and a Bachelor of Fine... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Mobile Convention Center - VIP Lounge 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

4:30pm

Beer Break
Stroll the Exhibit Hall while enjoying a refreshment. Featuring Serda Brewing.

Sponsors
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Philips Entertainment Lighting

Philips Entertainment, 605


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Mobile Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:00pm

Past President's Reception
A gathering in appreciation of current and incoming Executive Committee Members.

Presiders
avatar for Jack Benjamin

Jack Benjamin

Professor Emeritus, USC Aiken
Jack retired in 2018 after 32 years at the University of South Carolina Aiken and is Professor Emeritus. Jack served as chair of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts from 1996 until his retirement and as Executive Director of the Etherredge Center from 2012 until his retirement... Read More →

5:30pm

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

Presiders
Thursday March 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Riverview - Commodore Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

A Well-Balanced Actor: Acting Technique and Mindfulness
Uncover emotional blocks or habitual tendencies that prevent you from unleashing the truthfulness in your acting, as well as your personal life.

Presenters
avatar for Dawn Souza

Dawn Souza

Dawn Souza is a Rhode Island native and a certified theatre educator (K-12), thrilled to be presenting at SETC. She earned her BAS in Theatre and Secondary Education from Salve Regina University in RI, and then her MA from Emerson College in Boston, Ma. She is also an MFA candidate... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Mobile Convention Center - 203 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

Acting and Singing With Archetypes: Part 2
Designed for actors, singers, directors and teachers, this introduction to working with archetypes will creatively engage your voice, body and imagination —providing you with powerful tools for strong and truthful theatrical choices. See Part 1.

Presenters
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Christine Morris

Christine Morris is an actor, voice coach, teacher and director based in North Carolina. She is an associate professor at UNCG Greensboro and also resident vocal coach at Triad Stage, an Equity theatre producing in both Greensboro and Winston Salem. She has been working with Vocal... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Riverview - Riverboat 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

Breaking Down Classical Text for Auditions: A Simple Checklist
By following a simple checklist, young performers will gain the confidence and skills to ace a classical audition. Focus on how to select a classical monologue/soliloquy, rehearse properly, and let it all go and actually have fun in the audition.

Presenters
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Andrew Schwartz

Assistant Professor, Coker College
Professor Andrew Schwartz has worked in theaters internationally, Broadway and Off Broadway in NYC, and regionally including Classic Stage Company (NYC), The New Victory Theatre (NYC), Lincoln Center Institute (NYC), The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Denver Center, La Jolla Playhouse... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Riverview - Schooner 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

CANCELLED: The Joy of Shooting the Self-Tape Audition
This workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Thursday March 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
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5:30pm

Character in the Score: Finding Greater Depth for Performance
Participants are invited to perform songs or cuts while examining their characters more closely through the specific choices the composer and lyricist make.

Presenters
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Jay White

Professor of Voice, Kent State U
Dr. Jay White has held positions at the University of Maryland, the University of Delaware, and DePauw University. Currently, he is Professor of Voice at Kent State University (OH). Dr. White trains voices in classical and commercial music styles for degrees in Vocal Performance... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Riverview - Mobile Bay Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

Integration: Lights, Sound and Projections
A detailed exploration of how these mediums work together to create a unified environment, including a practical examination of the collaborative process in technical rehearsals. Presented in the 1-to-6 scale media lab.

Presenters
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Joseph Payne

Associate Professor of Sound and Digital Media, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Joe Payne teaches Projection Design, Sound Design, and Digital Media for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Over the Past 20 years, Joe has designed more than 150 productions throughout the country, including seventeen seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, Syracuse... Read More →
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Kenton Yeager

Head, Graduate Lighting Design, Owner of Yeagerlabs, U of Tennessee Knoxville, Yeagarlabs
Professional Bio:Member United Scenic Artists 829Over the past 30 years, Kenton has designed or produced more than 600 events for Theatre, Dance, Music, The Corporate World, Weddings, Industrials, Churches, Festivals, and Tours both nationally and internationally. He is the owner... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Mobile Convention Center - 107 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

Practical Aesthetics: The Atlantic Acting Technique
Get an introduction to the contemporary acting technique developed by playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy. Practical aesthetics focuses on script analysis and moment-to-moment work. Teachers and all level students welcome.

Presenters
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Christopher Booth

Director of Admissions, Atlantic Acting School
Chris Booth (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) is an award winning actor, comedian, storyteller, and playwright. His work has appeared both on and Off-Broadway as well as his recent adaptation of H.G. Well's "War of the Worlds" being broadcast on NPR. Chris is also the host of the storytelling podcast... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Riverview - Grand Bay Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

Ready to Direct Discussion
Participate in an open discussion digging deep into a pre-selected text to explore ideas of dramaturgy and dramatic action.

Presiders
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Preston Lane

Producing Artistic Director, Triad Stage
Preston is Founding Artistic Director of Triad Stage, where in 19 seasons he has produced over 120 productions and directed over 60. Before coming to Greensboro, Preston was Artistic Associate at Dallas Theater Center. As a playwright, Preston’s plays and adaptations have been produced... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Riverview - Windjammer 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

Stage Manager's Prompt Book Review
Professional Equity stage managers will review your prompt script and give you feedback to improve your skills.

Presenters
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Stacy Blackburn

Academic Production Manager/Head of Stage Management/Interim Program Chair, Lindenwood University
Stacy, a proud member of Actors' Equity for 21 years, is currently the Academic Production Manager/Head of Stage Management/interim program chair for Lindenwood University. Stacy has worked professionally as a PSM all over the country, including 6 years as the PSM for STAGES St. Louis... Read More →
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George Hamrah

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre
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Jen Lane

Adjunct Professor, U of Montevallo
Jen Nelson Lane is a freelance AEA Stage Manager based in Montevallo, AL. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Montevallo and Samford University, where she teaches Stage Management, Arts Administration, Play Analysis, Business of the Arts, and Intro to Theatre. Professional... Read More →
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Julie A. Richardson

Freelance Director and AEA Stage Manager
Julie is an AEA Stage Manager and has worked mainly in Regional Theaters throughout the Southeast.She wants to help new upcoming managers succeed as they start their careers.She was inducted into the SETC Hall Of Fame in 2018.Julie a also a freelance Director


Thursday March 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Riverview - Jubilee Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

The Calling of a Storyteller: Redemptive Theatre
Telling stories can be a compulsion that goes far beyond filling seats in the house. The calling of a storyteller is to bring light into the darkness and provoke change in the minds and hearts of the audience, but we must do it in a way that leaves the largest imprint of hope possible.

Presenters
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Sherrie Peterson

Sherrie Peterson, member of Actors Equity Association(AEA) and the Screen Actors Guild(SAG-AFTRA), holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Regent University. She is currently an Asst. Prof. of Theatre at Shorter University, Artistic Director of The Oak Theatre, and a Teaching Artist... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Riverview - Admiral Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

5:30pm

The Physical Memory Technique: Learning All Those Lines
Don't just sit there! Learn your lines in your body. We'll use the latest memory science to help actors learn quickly, deeply and accurately. Bring something you wish to memorize, or we will provide text. Everyone will work in class.

Presenters
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Walter Brody

Jane Brody on the Road, 312
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Jane Brody

Jane Drake Brody: Master Teacher
There can be no more exciting activity than teaching talented young actors to release the joy in them. I am a former actress, singer, agent, director, casting director, and long time teacher. Currently I write books that I hope are helpful to actors, teachers and directors. These... Read More →


5:30pm

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

Presiders
Thursday March 8, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mobile Convention Center - 105 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

6:00pm

High School Theatre Festival Performance: Adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors
Adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors
Westside High School (West Virginia)

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman; Music by Alan Menken; Directed by Tim Kennedy and Susie Griffin
Seymour, meek floral assistant, stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” — after his coworker crush. This smart-mouthed singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as hekeeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and intent towards global domination!

Load-In, Spike & Tech Check: Thursday, 3:30PM – 3:50PM

Presiders
GW

Gary Weatherly

Head of the Fine Arts Department, Mountain Brook High School
Gary Weatherly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he earned a BA degree in Drama with emphasis in Design and Technology. Mr. Weatherly is serving MBHS as a Teacher, Designer, Technical Director, and Manager of Mountain Brook High School’s Fine... Read More →

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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Norcostco

Norcostco, Norcostco

Adjudicators/Respondents
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Chris Bellinger

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Chris Bellinger is an actor, director, voice over artist and coach. In over two decades of theatre and film, he has worked in numerous aspects of production in 27 states and two Canadian provinces. Chris has a long personal history with SETC as an auditioner, adjudicator and company... Read More →
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José Casas

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
José Casas is a playwright and Assistant Professor of Playwriting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. He is the Resident Playwright at Rising Youth Theatre and Spinning Dot Theatre. He is a Board Member of The Children’s Theatre Foundation and... Read More →
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Christina Villaverde

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Lyric soprano, Christina Villaverde, continues to enjoy an over 20 year career as a performer, educator, music director and pianist. Her background in voice and piano performance has provided a unique perspective in the master class setting; her specific and direct approach has proven... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Mobile Civic Center 401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile, AL

6:00pm

Community Theatre Festival Performance: Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
Actors for Children Theatre (Kentucky)
Written by David Rogers; Based on the book by Daniel Keyes; Directed by Sarah Diamond Burroway
This is the story of Charlie, a developmentally disabled man, and Algernon, a mouse, who undergoes surgery to increase intelligence. Charlie also has thesurgery and becomes a genius, outpacing his teacher and the researchers. As Charlie approaches the peak of brilliance, Algernon regresses and Charlie realizeshe will, too. This tale is about hope of man’s indomitable spirit.

Load-In, Tech Meeting & Rehearsal: Thursday, 7:00AM - 8:30AM
Load-Out: Thursday, 10:30PM

Presiders
LC

Libby Crews

Mill Town Players

Sponsors
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Dramatists Play Service

Booth 314
For over seventy-five years Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has provided the finest plays by both established writers and new playwrights of exceptional promise.Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has grown steadily to become one of the premier play-licensing agencies in the English-speaking... Read More →

Adjudicators/Respondents
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Anthony Christian Daniel

SETC Community Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Anthony is a New York City based Director / Casting Director. Most recently, he made his New York City directorial debut with the sold-out return production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. His production of Sister Act at the Mac-Haydn Theatre was a Berkshire Theatre... Read More →
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Tammy Killian

SETC Community Theatre Festival Adjudicator
WIU’s Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, Tammy Killian, is a native of Alabama. She received her BA in Theatre/Art from Birmingham-Southern College and her MFA in Acting/Theatre from Florida Atlantic University.Tammy was LSUA’s Howard and Eloise Mulder Endowed Chair... Read More →
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Katrina Ploof

SETC Community Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Katrina Ploof is a freelance theatre professional based in Orlando, FL and has directed and choreographed over 200 productions in the U.S. and Canada. She came to directing after an extensive acting career, appearing in National Tours and Regional Theatre productions of works by Chekov... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Saenger Theatre 6 S Joachim St, Mobile, AL

6:00pm

Media Lab: Work Sessions
Come work on projects in the 1-to-6 scale lab.

Presiders
avatar for Kenton Yeager

Kenton Yeager

Head, Graduate Lighting Design, Owner of Yeagerlabs, U of Tennessee Knoxville, Yeagarlabs
Professional Bio:Member United Scenic Artists 829Over the past 30 years, Kenton has designed or produced more than 600 events for Theatre, Dance, Music, The Corporate World, Weddings, Industrials, Churches, Festivals, and Tours both nationally and internationally. He is the owner... Read More →

Sponsors
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Yeagerlabs

Yeagerlabs


Thursday March 8, 2018 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Mobile Convention Center - 106 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

6:30pm

Design Competition: Displays Open
Check out the student design, technology and craftsmanship competition displays.

Presiders
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Matthew Leckenbusch

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

Production Manager, Middle Tennessee State University
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Neno Russell

Virginia Commenwealth University
Neno Russell is a professional patternmaker and costume designer. He received an MFA in Costume Technology from Florida State University in 1994. He was the Assistant Costume Shop Manager of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for the 1994 season and the Associate Costume Master at... Read More →
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Emily Strickland

Florida School of the Arts

Thursday March 8, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Mobile Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

7:00pm

High School Theatre Festival Performance: Radium Girls
Radium Girls
Hoover High School (Alabama)

Written by D.W. Gregory; Directed by Nancy Malone
Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls portrays the journey of the factory girls who painted luminous watch dials and later became fatally ill from the radium in the paint. Grace Fryer seeks justice, taking on the corporation and her former boss, Arthur Roeder, who denies responsibility and refuses to believe that the miracle of radium could also be deadly.

Load-In, Spike & Tech Check: Thursday, 3:55PM – 4:15PM

Presiders
GW

Gary Weatherly

Head of the Fine Arts Department, Mountain Brook High School
Gary Weatherly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he earned a BA degree in Drama with emphasis in Design and Technology. Mr. Weatherly is serving MBHS as a Teacher, Designer, Technical Director, and Manager of Mountain Brook High School’s Fine... Read More →

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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Norcostco

Norcostco, Norcostco

Adjudicators/Respondents
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Chris Bellinger

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Chris Bellinger is an actor, director, voice over artist and coach. In over two decades of theatre and film, he has worked in numerous aspects of production in 27 states and two Canadian provinces. Chris has a long personal history with SETC as an auditioner, adjudicator and company... Read More →
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José Casas

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
José Casas is a playwright and Assistant Professor of Playwriting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. He is the Resident Playwright at Rising Youth Theatre and Spinning Dot Theatre. He is a Board Member of The Children’s Theatre Foundation and... Read More →
avatar for Christina Villaverde

Christina Villaverde

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Lyric soprano, Christina Villaverde, continues to enjoy an over 20 year career as a performer, educator, music director and pianist. Her background in voice and piano performance has provided a unique perspective in the master class setting; her specific and direct approach has proven... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Mobile Civic Center 401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile, AL

7:00pm

Christians in Theatre Arts (CITA) Networking Session
This annual gathering of CITA is an opportunity for Christians at SETC to meet and network.

Presiders
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Dale Savidge

Executive Director, The Applied Theatre Center
A Greenville, SC-based theatre director, educator and entrepreneur, Dale Savidge holds a PhD in English and Theatre from the University of South Carolina. He is also a Registered Drama Therapist under the guidelines of the North American Drama Therapy Association. He co-authored the... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Riverview - Grand Bay Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

7:00pm

Mad Skills! Three Skills Every Director Needs
Do you have what it takes to be a director? This interactive workshop will help develop three of the most important tools you need as a director.

Presenters
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Paul Crook

Acting and Directing, University of South Carolina Aiken
Paul is the Executive Director of the Etherredge Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. He is the author of "The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre."


Thursday March 8, 2018 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Mobile Convention Center - 201 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

7:00pm

Design Keynotes: Jane Greenwood, Jane Shaw, Stephen Strawbridge, Donyale Werle
SETC’s panel of distinguished designers show examples of their work, share stories from their design careers, and answer questions from the audience.

Presenters
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Jane Greenwood

Saturday Keynote / SETC Distinguished Career Award Recipient / SETC Distinguished Costume Designer
Ms. Greenwood has been designing on Broadway for more than 50 years. Originally from Liverpool, England, Ms. Greenwood was educated at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. She began her career at the Oxford Playhouse. She has designed for theatre, opera, dance, film and... Read More →
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Jane Shaw

SETC Distinguished Sound Designer
Ms. Shaw has designed approximately 240 productions ranging from devised dance pieces to new play premieres. In New York City her design and composition work includesThe Killer, Measure for Measure (Theater for a New Audience), Actually (MTC/Williamstown Theatre Festival), Men... Read More →
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Stephen Strawbridge

SETC Distinguished Lighting Designer
Stephen Strawbridge has designed more than 200 productions on and off Broadway and at most leading regional theaters and opera houses across the US. Internationally he has helped create major premiers in Bergen, Copenhagen, The Hague, Hong Kong, Linz, Lisbon, Munich, Naples, Sao Paulo... Read More →
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Donyale Werle

SETC Distinguished Set Designer
Donyale Werle is a set designer and sustainable design advocate based in Brooklyn, NY. Broadway credits include Peter & the Starcatcher (Tony Award), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Tony nom), In Transit & Allegiance. Off-Broadway credits include The Legend of Georgia McBride (MCC), The... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Riverview - Bon Secour Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

7:00pm

Getchell New Play Open Rehearsal: "Moving" by Sean Michael McCord
Join us for an open rehearsal for the reading of "Moving" by Sean Michael McCord, winner of SETC's 2018 Charles M. Getchell New Play Contest.

Presiders
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Darren Michael

Associate Professor of Acting/Directing, Austin Peay State University
Darren Michael is an Associate Professor of Acting/Directing at Austin Peay State University, a board member of SETC and the Tennessee Theatre Association as well as a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Thursday March 8, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Riverview - Windjammer 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

7:00pm

Stage Management Games
In this friendly and fun competition, stage managers compete in a round-robin set of timed, high-speed events that include: writing cues, recording blocking, taking line notes, taping a plan and checking presets. The top three competitors will advance to a finalist round of calling cues from a prepared script. Members who want to compete will need to report to the Games at 6:30pm to sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards sponsored by EmptySpace Technology

Presiders
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Patricia Crotty

Professor of Acting and Stage Management, Florida School of the Arts
During her tenure as Professor of Acting and Stage Management at Florida School of the Arts Patricia Crotty has directed over fifty play and musicals, in addition to designing and implementing the stage management degree which she supervises. She is a past Chairman of the SETC Stage... Read More →
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Shawn Paul Evans

Professor of Theater, Washington and Lee University
Shawn Paul Evans is a Professor of Theater and head of the Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He is a scenic and lighting designer, a production manager and technical director. His research interests include: technology... Read More →

Sponsors
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EmptySpace Technology

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


Thursday March 8, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Mobile Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

7:30pm

Community Theatre Festival Performance: The Last Five Years
The Last Five Years
Aiken Community Playhouse (South Carolina)
Written by Jason Robert Brown; Directed by Juli Davis
An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

Load-In, Tech Meeting & Rehearsal: Thursday, 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Load-Out: Thursday, 10:30PM

Presiders
LC

Libby Crews

Mill Town Players

Sponsors
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Dramatists Play Service

Booth 314
For over seventy-five years Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has provided the finest plays by both established writers and new playwrights of exceptional promise.Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has grown steadily to become one of the premier play-licensing agencies in the English-speaking... Read More →

Adjudicators/Respondents
avatar for Anthony Christian Daniel

Anthony Christian Daniel

SETC Community Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Anthony is a New York City based Director / Casting Director. Most recently, he made his New York City directorial debut with the sold-out return production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. His production of Sister Act at the Mac-Haydn Theatre was a Berkshire Theatre... Read More →
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Tammy Killian

SETC Community Theatre Festival Adjudicator
WIU’s Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, Tammy Killian, is a native of Alabama. She received her BA in Theatre/Art from Birmingham-Southern College and her MFA in Acting/Theatre from Florida Atlantic University.Tammy was LSUA’s Howard and Eloise Mulder Endowed Chair... Read More →
avatar for Katrina Ploof

Katrina Ploof

SETC Community Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Katrina Ploof is a freelance theatre professional based in Orlando, FL and has directed and choreographed over 200 productions in the U.S. and Canada. She came to directing after an extensive acting career, appearing in National Tours and Regional Theatre productions of works by Chekov... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Saenger Theatre 6 S Joachim St, Mobile, AL

7:30pm

Theatre for Youth Reception
If your focus is theatre for youth, please plan to attend. Sponsored by Dramatic Publishing

Presiders
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Amie Kisling

SETC Vice-President of Divisions
Amie Kisling is the director of the theatre program at the School for the Performing Arts at Lafayette High School in Lexington, KY. Before returning to high school, Amie spent four years as the Associate Education Director at Lexington Children’s Theatre after seven summers as... Read More →

Sponsors
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Linda Habjan

Dramatic Publishing, Dramatic Publishing
Dramatic Publishing: Your source for plays and musicals since 1885. In 1885, Charles Sergel, a journalist and a young man with a lifelong interest in theatre, founded The Dramatic Publishing Company in Chicago, Illinois. For five generations, the company has been committed to developing... Read More →


8:00pm

High School Theatre Festival Performance: Collected Stories
Collected Stories
Boone High School (Florida)

Written by Donald Margulies; Directed by Nadine Love
Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories shares the lives of two women, from their student-professor relationship to their evolved friendship. The play captures six intimate turning points in their lives. Ruth Steiner, an accomplished literary professor mentors aspiring writer Lisa Morrison. Difficulties arise when trust is broken and a moral dilemma is faced.

Load-In, Spike & Tech Check: Thursday, 4:20PM – 4:40PM

Presiders
GW

Gary Weatherly

Head of the Fine Arts Department, Mountain Brook High School
Gary Weatherly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he earned a BA degree in Drama with emphasis in Design and Technology. Mr. Weatherly is serving MBHS as a Teacher, Designer, Technical Director, and Manager of Mountain Brook High School’s Fine... Read More →

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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Norcostco

Norcostco, Norcostco

Adjudicators/Respondents
avatar for Chris Bellinger

Chris Bellinger

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Chris Bellinger is an actor, director, voice over artist and coach. In over two decades of theatre and film, he has worked in numerous aspects of production in 27 states and two Canadian provinces. Chris has a long personal history with SETC as an auditioner, adjudicator and company... Read More →
avatar for José Casas

José Casas

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
José Casas is a playwright and Assistant Professor of Playwriting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. He is the Resident Playwright at Rising Youth Theatre and Spinning Dot Theatre. He is a Board Member of The Children’s Theatre Foundation and... Read More →
avatar for Christina Villaverde

Christina Villaverde

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Lyric soprano, Christina Villaverde, continues to enjoy an over 20 year career as a performer, educator, music director and pianist. Her background in voice and piano performance has provided a unique perspective in the master class setting; her specific and direct approach has proven... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Mobile Civic Center 401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile, AL

9:00pm

High School Theatre Festival Performance: Failure: A Love Story
Failure: A Love Story
Lakeside High School (Georgia)

Written by Philip Dawkins; Directed by Lisa Bridges
The profundity of a life cannot be measured by the minute hand of a clock, as evident in Philp Dawkin’s Failure: A Love Story. This is the story of the (seemingly) star-crossed Fail family and the dichotomy of mortality and attainment. “Just because something ends, that don’t mean it wasn’t a great success” - The dog.

Load-In, Spike & Tech Check: Thursday, 4:45PM – 5:05PM

Presiders
GW

Gary Weatherly

Head of the Fine Arts Department, Mountain Brook High School
Gary Weatherly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he earned a BA degree in Drama with emphasis in Design and Technology. Mr. Weatherly is serving MBHS as a Teacher, Designer, Technical Director, and Manager of Mountain Brook High School’s Fine... Read More →

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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Norcostco

Norcostco, Norcostco

Adjudicators/Respondents
avatar for Chris Bellinger

Chris Bellinger

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Chris Bellinger is an actor, director, voice over artist and coach. In over two decades of theatre and film, he has worked in numerous aspects of production in 27 states and two Canadian provinces. Chris has a long personal history with SETC as an auditioner, adjudicator and company... Read More →
avatar for José Casas

José Casas

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
José Casas is a playwright and Assistant Professor of Playwriting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. He is the Resident Playwright at Rising Youth Theatre and Spinning Dot Theatre. He is a Board Member of The Children’s Theatre Foundation and... Read More →
avatar for Christina Villaverde

Christina Villaverde

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Lyric soprano, Christina Villaverde, continues to enjoy an over 20 year career as a performer, educator, music director and pianist. Her background in voice and piano performance has provided a unique perspective in the master class setting; her specific and direct approach has proven... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Mobile Civic Center 401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile, AL

9:00pm

Community Theatre Festival Performance: I Am My Own Wife
I Am My Own Wife
Proud Mary Theatre Company (Kentucky)
Written by Doug Wright; Directed by Robert Fuson
I Am My Own Wife is the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of Germany’s Transgender heroine Charlotte von Mahlsdorf (born Lothar Berfelde) who survived both the Nazi and Stasi regimes and founded the Gründerzeit Museum, which became an underground social club for the LGBTQ community in East Berlin. Her saga is toldby one actor portraying 35 different roles.

Load-In, Tech Meeting & Rehearsal: Thursday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Load-Out: Thursday, 10:30PM

Presiders
LC

Libby Crews

Mill Town Players

Sponsors
avatar for Dramatists Play Service

Dramatists Play Service

Booth 314
For over seventy-five years Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has provided the finest plays by both established writers and new playwrights of exceptional promise.Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has grown steadily to become one of the premier play-licensing agencies in the English-speaking... Read More →

Adjudicators/Respondents
avatar for Anthony Christian Daniel

Anthony Christian Daniel

SETC Community Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Anthony is a New York City based Director / Casting Director. Most recently, he made his New York City directorial debut with the sold-out return production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. His production of Sister Act at the Mac-Haydn Theatre was a Berkshire Theatre... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Killian

Tammy Killian

SETC Community Theatre Festival Adjudicator
WIU’s Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, Tammy Killian, is a native of Alabama. She received her BA in Theatre/Art from Birmingham-Southern College and her MFA in Acting/Theatre from Florida Atlantic University.Tammy was LSUA’s Howard and Eloise Mulder Endowed Chair... Read More →
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Katrina Ploof

SETC Community Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Katrina Ploof is a freelance theatre professional based in Orlando, FL and has directed and choreographed over 200 productions in the U.S. and Canada. She came to directing after an extensive acting career, appearing in National Tours and Regional Theatre productions of works by Chekov... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Saenger Theatre 6 S Joachim St, Mobile, AL

10:00pm

High School Theatre Festival Performance: Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
SCPA at Lafayette High School (Kentucky)

Written by Vivian Snipes; Directed by Amie Kisling
Alice falls down the rabbit hole in this classic tale of adventure and oddity, as shelearns how to make sense of her world through her time in Wonderland.

Load-In, Spike & Tech Check: Thursday, 5:10PM – 5:30PM

Presiders
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Gary Weatherly

Head of the Fine Arts Department, Mountain Brook High School
Gary Weatherly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he earned a BA degree in Drama with emphasis in Design and Technology. Mr. Weatherly is serving MBHS as a Teacher, Designer, Technical Director, and Manager of Mountain Brook High School’s Fine... Read More →

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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Norcostco

Norcostco, Norcostco

Adjudicators/Respondents
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Chris Bellinger

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Chris Bellinger is an actor, director, voice over artist and coach. In over two decades of theatre and film, he has worked in numerous aspects of production in 27 states and two Canadian provinces. Chris has a long personal history with SETC as an auditioner, adjudicator and company... Read More →
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José Casas

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
José Casas is a playwright and Assistant Professor of Playwriting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. He is the Resident Playwright at Rising Youth Theatre and Spinning Dot Theatre. He is a Board Member of The Children’s Theatre Foundation and... Read More →
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Christina Villaverde

SETC High School Theatre Festival Adjudicator
Lyric soprano, Christina Villaverde, continues to enjoy an over 20 year career as a performer, educator, music director and pianist. Her background in voice and piano performance has provided a unique perspective in the master class setting; her specific and direct approach has proven... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Mobile Civic Center 401 Civic Center Dr, Mobile, AL

10:00pm

Ten-Minute Play Festival Performances
A late night favorite! Don’t miss this year’s performances of 10-minute plays that have been conceived, written and rehearsed over the last 24 hours. Open to all. Response immediately follows.

Presiders
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Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

Sponsors
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4Wall Entertainment Lighting

On-Site Lighting Sponsor, 404
Usedlighting.com provides a great place to buy, sell, and trade professional lighting equipment. Owned and operated by 4Wall Entertainment, the site is constantly updated with gear listed not only from 4Wall rental stock, but from users all around the country. Just take a look at... Read More →
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Robe Lighting

Robe Lighting, 602

Adjudicators/Respondents
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Mark Charney

SETC 10-Minute Play Festival Respondent
Mark Charney, Director of the School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University, serves as Associate Director of the National Critics Institute for the O’Neill Theatre Center. His plays have received numerous readings and awards throughout the country. His play SHOOTING BLANKS... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Riverview - Bon Secour Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

12:00am

Fringe Festival Kickoff: Hot for T-Rex
Hot for T-Rex
Performed by: Brittanie Gunn; Creator/Playwright: Taylor Gruenloh
Winner of the 2017 St. Louis Fringe Festival. Mia was told she wasn’t talented but she made it rich writing Dino-Erotica. Yes, you read that correctly, Dino-Erotica. Now, she outranks all her former classmates in book sales and is officially on a revenge tour of everyone who wrote critical reviews of her work. If you’ve made negative comments about Hung Like a Dinosaur, The Flirtatious Period, Getting Dino-Sore (or any of her other popular titles), Mia will find you. And she’ll show you how love has no boundaries (including size, species, and time).

Presiders
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Pat Gagliano

Professor / Dept. Chair, Newberry College
Pat Gagliano is Chair of the Department of Arts and Communications at Newberry College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of South Florida, and his MFA from Florida State University. His Master’s work focused on Theatre directing, education... Read More →
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Chad McDonald

SETC Festival Production Manager, Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Company

On-Site Sound Sponsor, 702
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4Wall Entertainment Lighting

On-Site Lighting Sponsor, 404
Usedlighting.com provides a great place to buy, sell, and trade professional lighting equipment. Owned and operated by 4Wall Entertainment, the site is constantly updated with gear listed not only from 4Wall rental stock, but from users all around the country. Just take a look at... Read More →
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Robe Lighting

Robe Lighting, 602



Friday March 9, 2018 12:00am - 12:50am
Riverview - Bon Secour Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL
 
Friday, March 9
 

7:30am

Graduate School Auditions & Design Interviews
Acting Auditions:
8:00AM – 8:30AM:
   Student Check-In BH Moonlight Prefunction
   Professor Check-In BH Moonlight Prefunction
8:30AM:
   Professor Briefing BH Moonlight Salon A
   Student Mandatory Briefing BH Moonlight Salon B
9:00AM – 1:00PM:
   Auditions BH Moonlight Salon A
   Holding Room BH Moonlight Salon E
   Callback Postings BH Moonlight Salon B
9:00AM – 6:00PM:
   Callback Interviews Various Locations

Design/Tech Interviews BH Moonlight Prefunction & Salon B
NOON – 12:30PM: Student Check-In, Display Setup & Briefing
12:30PM – 1:00PM: Professor Check-In, Display Viewing
1:00PM – 6:00PM: Student Presentations & Interviews

Presiders
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John E.R. Friedenberg

Director of Theatre & Associate Teaching Professor, Wake Forest University
John E. R. Friedenberg (Jerf) (BA Wake Forest University, MFA Carnegie Mellon University) works as Director of Theatre and Associate Teaching Professor at Wake Forest University, where he has taught for over 25 years, including courses in producing & directing, theatre management... Read More →
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Claire Wisniewski

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

8:00am

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

Presiders
Friday March 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Riverview - Captain Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

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

Friday March 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Mobile Convention Center - 107 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Acting the Fight: Body NRGs, Text and Motion
Utilizing basic unarmed combat and a short section of classical text, participants will start to understand stage violence as a method of physical communication that springs from the script.

Presenters
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Bart Williams

Ass't Prof Acting/Stage Combat, Southeast Missouri State University
Bart Williams, former Managing Director of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, is an Artistic Associate of UK based Sell-A-Door Theatre, and an honorary member of the Chicago Associates of The Stratford Festival of Ontario. Bart holds an MFA from Wayne State University’s Hilberry... Read More →


8:00am

Acting the Song
Experience authentic and fully realized acting through song by investigating the music and lyrics to discover new cues that inform your performance! Bring a 16-32 bar cut.

Presenters
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Sherry Landrum

Professional Actor Training Program at Chattanooga State
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Jennifer Arbogast Wilson

Professor of Music and Theatre, Professional Actor Training Program at Chattanooga State
Jennifer Arbogast Wilson is a professor at Chattanooga State, where she teaches Applied Voice, Voice and Speech, and Musical Theatre. Jennifer holds a Doctor of Arts degree from Ball State University in Vocal Performance with a secondary emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology. As an... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Riverview - Clipper 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

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

Presenters
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Rachel Hillmer

Rachel Hillmer is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Speech at The University of Louisville, where she teaches voice, speech, Alexander Technique, IPA, dialects and textwork. She earned her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy: Voice and Speech from the Virginia Commonwealth University, and has... Read More →
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Dawn Souza

Dawn Souza is a Rhode Island native and a certified theatre educator (K-12), thrilled to be presenting at SETC. She earned her BAS in Theatre and Secondary Education from Salve Regina University in RI, and then her MA from Emerson College in Boston, Ma. She is also an MFA candidate... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Mobile Convention Center - 204 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Adapting Literary Works for the Stage
Seeking advice on how to adapt literary works for the stage? Panelists will discuss the pieces they've written and staged and take questions about their processes.

Presenters
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Steven Burch

Professor, University of Alabama, Department of Theatre and Dance
Professor of Theatre History and Playwriting at University of Alabama; since 2005 co-artistic director of the Rude Mechanicals, Tuscaloosa's free Shakespeare in the Park company, author of Stranislavski in Ireland: The Focus at Fifty.
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E. Bert Wallace

Associate Professor, Campbell University
E. Bert Wallace is a playwright, director, and theatre professor at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC, where he teaches Playwriting, Directing, Theatre History, and oversees the Drama & Christian Ministry program. His most recent play, an adaptation of Paul Green's epic novel... Read More →
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Wesley Young

Past VTA President Professor of Theatre, Radford University
Wesley Young is a teacher, director, and actor, who is proud to call Radford University his artistic home. In 2015 he marked 15 years as a member of the outstanding theatre and dance faculty. The end of that academic year also saw Young promoted to the rank of Professor. In the Department... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Riverview - Windjammer 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Blacklight Effects: Paint, Makeup, Tape
Have you tried blacklights and been underwhelmed by the result? Join us and learn the formula for making it all work. We'll delve into critical elements and demonstrate different fixture types and UV reactive materials.

Presenters
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Mike Collins

Technical Sales and Project manager, Norcostco Atlanta Costume
Mike Collins has been engaged in entertainment lighting since 1979. Educated in Dramatic Arts and Speech, he began as a touring lighting and special effects designer/technician before entering full time sales in 1985. For 21 years he was in Orlando, where he supplied both lighting... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Riverview - Jubilee Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Hacking the Stage: Approaches for Cross-Curricular STEAM Programming
Find your collaborators in the STEM and Arts fields to help plan your next cross-curricular programming event. Best practices and case studies of successful STEAM events.

Presenters
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Kevin Wolfgang

TechStyleLAB Outreach Manager, Kent State University
Kevin Wolfgang is the Outreach Manager for the TechStyleLAB at Kent State University. The TechStyleLAB is a digital prototyping laboratory designed for fashion applications. Kevin has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in Costume Design and a Bachelor of Fine... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Riverview - Schooner 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Improving Your Work Through Improv
As performers, we often find ourselves tied in knots before, during and after performances when, in reality, our goal is as simple as giving ourselves permission to speak. Find a stronger, more specific performative impulse through a series of improv exercises.

Presenters
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New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

Academic Ambassador & Artist-In-Residence, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts is an institution dedicated to excellence, innovation, and artistic expression. Our practical, relevant, and rigorous arts education aspires to liberate talent through craft, preparing actors to succeed in today’s professional world and... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Riverview - Riverboat 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Research to Reality: 2D Visuals to 3D Sets
Through a series of interactive exercises, design students will learn techniques to make practical connections between their visual research and real-world designs. Aimed at scenic design, but may translate to other disciplines. Bring a sketchpad and drawing supplies.

Presenters
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Holly Breuer

Holly Breuer is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at the College of Wooster. She has designed for the Barter Theatre, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Birmingham Children's Theatre, and the Adirondack Theatre Festival. Ms. Breuer is also an experienced props artisan and... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Mobile Convention Center - 201 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Scenic and Costume Shop Organization: Owning Your Space
Look at organizational techniques that can help you redevelop your workspace in scenic and costume shops with the intent to maximize efficiency and product output.

Presenters
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Thomas Fagerholm

Assistant Professor & Technical Director, Southern Illinois Univeristy Carbondale
Tom Fagerholm is an assistant professor in technical direction at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He teaches drafting, stage management, technical direction, structural design for the stage and a variety of other technical courses, including metal fabrication, sound design... Read More →
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Logan Reagan

Logan Reagan is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Missouri Southern State University where he teaches Scenic and Lighting Design. He has served as Technical Director and Scenic Designer for Market House Theatre, Properties Master for Des Moines Metro Opera, and Scenic Designer... Read More →
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Casey Watkins

Costume Design Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Asheville
A native of Wilmington, NC, Casey Watkins received her BA from NC State University and her MFA in Costume Design from Southern Illinois University. She has worked, designed and taught at various places such as North Carolina Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, Monomoy Theatre, McLeod Summer... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Mobile Convention Center - 107 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Something out of Nothing: Costuming Without a Costumer
Hear how we transformed 90s pants suits (and similar modern clothing) to costume a period production of "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Intended for members of small theater programs who have to design and build costumes for their productions but do not have formal costume training.

Presenters
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Starr Garrett

Starr Garrett is the Director of the Theater Department at Campbellsville University. During that time she has also worked with TownHall Productions, Central Kentucky Classic Arts, and Lees-McRae Summer Theater. She holds degrees from Palm Beach Atlantic University, Regent University... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Mobile Convention Center - 106 B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

The Masks of Commedia dell'Arte
Create vibrant, unique and highly physical characters through the use of traditional Commedia dell'Arte masks! The session will culminate in short, improvised scenarios featuring the characters we've created.

Presenters
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Kevin Kern

University of Mount Union
Kevin P. Kern is the Chair of Theatre at the University of Mount Union, and served previously at the University of West Florida. He is the founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare At The Castle in northeastern Ohio for which he directed the inaugural production of A Midsummer Ni... Read More →
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Jon Liebetrau

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatre, Wilkes University
Jon Liebetrau has been a professional theatre artist for over thirty years. He has performed on stage and directed for theaters from NY to California and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Mobile Convention Center - 203 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

8:00am

Write for Southern Theatre Magazine
Get general information on Southern Theatre magazine, including types of stories sought, submission methods, and how to become an editorial board member for SETC’s year-round publication. Bring your story ideas! Open to all.

Presenters
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J.K. Curry

Wake Forest University
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Deanna Thompson

SETC Editor


8:00am

Silent Auction: Masquerade!
This is the last day to bid on unique masks and masquerade-themed costumepieces! All proceeds support SETC’s Endowment and Scholarships.

Presiders
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Freddy Clements

Professor/ Costume Designer, Jacksonville State U
Freddy Clements is currently a Professor of Drama/Faculty Costume Designer at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville Alabama. He holds a BA in English/Theatre from Emory & Henry College, VA 84 and an MFA in Costume design from Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 88. He has... Read More →

8:00am

Gus' Green Room
Show your Theatre Job Fair or Professional Auditions badge for entry. All registered job seekers and professional auditionees are welcome to hang out, relax, get refreshed, get answers and meet others in Gus’ Green Room, named in memory of Troy “Gus” Gillette.

Gus served in many capacities during his tenure with SETC. He was as a member of the Professional Audition Team for many years, volunteered in the Theatre Job Fair, assisted with volunteer coordination, and hosted the “Green Room” in 2016 and 2017 where he always provided a warm smile, a comforting response and a quiet respite from the convention’s chaos for professional auditionees and job seekers. He passed away following the 2017 SETC Convention.

Sponsors
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Break A Leg Network / Dwayne Ague

Director, Break A Leg Network
Entertainment Industry Employment Resource The Break A Leg network was designed to create a place where all people involved in the creation of theatre art can connect, learn, and research legitimate jobs in a focused, reliable, and on an easy-to-navigate website. I am hoping this... Read More →


8:00am

Check-In and Registration
This is the place to register on-site and/or pick up your badge!

Presiders
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Mark Snyder

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

Membership Manager, SETC
After an almost 20-year corporate career w/Hanesbrands, working at headquarters in Winston-Salem and globally with people in Costa Rica, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong, Jean joined SETC to re-invest in the Theatrical Arts that were her first love and re-invent herself in the... Read More →

8:00am

Info Hub, Message Board and Convention Gear
Come here for general convention information, schedule changes, directions, lost and found, convention t-shirts, masks, merchandise and more!

Presiders
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Clay Thornton

Marketing Manager, SETC

8:30am

Spring Professional Auditions (261-520) & Dance Call
8:30AM – 9:00AM: Mandatory AUDITIONEE Briefing, 261-520  CC West Ballroom
9:00AM – 5:30PM: Acting and Singing Auditions 261-520  CC West Ballroom

Warm-Up Room: CC 201 D, 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Holding Room: CC 105 A, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Callback Posting: CC 105 B, 9:00AM – 9:30PM

6:00PM – 7:30PM: Mandatory Dancer Briefing/Warm-Up  CC East Ballroom
Presenter: Stephanie Swant (SETC Choreographer)
Those actors who auditioned today and were called back by a theatre to attend the dance call meet for instruction and to learn and rehearse dance routines.
7:30PM – 8:30PM+: Dance Call  CC East Ballroom
Actors called back by companies present dance routines.

See Page 62 of the printed schedule for each day's schedule and details.

Presiders
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Lisa Leonard

SETC Professional Auditions Director

Presenters
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Stephanie Swant

SETC Choreographer

Sponsors
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4Wall Entertainment Lighting

On-Site Lighting Sponsor, 404
Usedlighting.com provides a great place to buy, sell, and trade professional lighting equipment. Owned and operated by 4Wall Entertainment, the site is constantly updated with gear listed not only from 4Wall rental stock, but from users all around the country. Just take a look at... Read More →
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Robe Lighting

Robe Lighting, 602


9:00am

Theatre Symposium Interest Meeting
Interested in becoming involved with Theatre Symposium, the official journal of SETC? Join us as we plan for the upcoming April Symposium. This year’s topic: Theatre and Embodiment. Everyone welcome.

Presiders
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Andrew Gibb

Associate Professor of Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism, Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance
Andrew Gibb is an associate professor of theatre history, theory, and criticism in the Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance.
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Sarah McCarroll

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

Associate Professor, Campbell University
E. Bert Wallace is a playwright, director, and theatre professor at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC, where he teaches Playwriting, Directing, Theatre History, and oversees the Drama & Christian Ministry program. His most recent play, an adaptation of Paul Green's epic novel... Read More →

Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Battle House - Midtown 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

9:00am

Acting in Your Own Short Film
Take control of your career, and act in your own short film. Specially tailored to actors, learn how to shoot your own ideas from start to finish.

Presenters
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Gabrielle Berberich

Owner, Michael Howard Studios
Gabrielle Berberich, is an award-winning casting director, writer/producer, and the Owner of Michael Howard Studios in New York. She's worked with actors on shows such as: The Americans, Billions, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire, Bull, Californication, Downton Abbey... Read More →
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Greg Chwerchak

Greg Chwerchak is an award-winning director, and has created hundreds of music videos for artists such as Britney Spears, Destiny's Child, Counting Crows, System of a Down, and Nelly. He has also created commercials for Gatorade, McDonald's, and ESPN. His two award-winning shorts... Read More →
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Brett Goldstein

Brett Goldstein is an Emmy Award-Winning Casting Director as well as a talent manager (Brett is the owner of Brett Goldstein Talent Management), director, acting teacher, and private acting coach.  He won an Emmy Award for the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street, as well as three... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Mobile Convention Center - 106 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Building a Performing Arts Center: Where Do You Begin?
Initial planning or "programming" is crucial to the success of any construction project. We'll discuss the process and present examples from two projects currently in final design and construction. An open discussion will follow.

Presenters
avatar for Franklin deCelle

Franklin deCelle

Associate Professor / Production Manager, The University of Alabama
Randy is Head of MFA Design and Technical Production as well as serving as the Production Manager for the Department of Theatre and Dance. He is an Associate Professor, Technical Director, and Electrical Engineer specializing in entertainment technology and automation. He teaches... Read More →
avatar for Robin Jaffe

Robin Jaffe

Robin Jaffe: Associate Professor serves as Production Manager/Faculty Technical Director for Auburn University Department Theatre, as well as Administration/Facilities Advisor for the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn. He has worked as Production Manager, Scenic, Lighting and Sound... Read More →
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William Teague

William Teague is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Alabama. His area of specialty is entertainment technology. He has worked extensively in outdoor drama, television, film and special event production as well as legitimate theatre and... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Mobile Convention Center - 107 A 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

CrossFit Clown
Put down that pie and flex your funny bone during this crash course of clown techniques. Condition your character and strengthen your pantomime skills in a series of fast-paced exercises, complete with a makeup demonstration.

Presenters
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Matthew Belopavlovich

Lead Theater Teacher, Patel Conservatory
Matthew Belopavlovich was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His career highlights include performance work with Orlando Repertory Theatre, Walt Disney World, Broadway Dinner Theatre in the Dells, Skylight Music... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Mobile Bay Ballroom 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Design by Distance
What do you do when designers/staff/management aren't in the same region? Learn challenges and solutions from a panel of designers and shop managers.

Presenters
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Amber Marisa Cook

Assistant Professor of Costume Design, Southeast Missouri State U
Amber Marisa Cook is an costume and scenic designer and currently Assistant Professor of Costume Design for the Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University. The author of Digital Design for Custom Textiles: Patterns as Narration for Stage and Film... Read More →
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Darren Levin

Associate Professor - Lighting Design, Middle Tennessee State University
Darren E. Levin, is Lighting Design Faculty at Middle Tennessee State University. He earned his BFA in Theatre Design and Technology from Missouri State University, and MFA in Lighting Design from The University of Texas at Austin. He has worked as the Assistant Technical Director... Read More →
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Shannon Roberts

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


Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Jubilee Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Don't Bold That! Crafting Effective Written Correspondence
As our world becomes increasingly digital, written communication will become far more important. Learn how to craft clear and effective written communications — from emails to reports to proposals.

Presenters
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Karli Henderson

Managing Director, LSU
Stage Management, Arts Administration, LSU Theatre


Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Battle House - Leinkauf 26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602, USA

9:00am

Down and Dirty: Model Building Techniques for the Busy Designer
As a scenic designer, you don't always have the time to build elaborate and detailed scale models. Learn a series of quick and easy model building techniques that are designed to create easy and informative scenic models while saving time and money.

Presenters
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Ruth Brandvik

Associate Professor, Valdosta State U
Ruth is Associate Professor of Theatre at Valdosta State University. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre with an emphasis in Scenic Design from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design/Technical Theatre from Eastern New Mexico University. Ruth teaches... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Commodore Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Finding Your Fierce: Contemporary/Commercial Dance
Explore contemporary and commercial dance stylings as they relate to the current theatrical market. Start with a physical warm-up and technical instruction, and wrap up with a fun combination!

Presenters
avatar for Roy Lightner

Roy Lightner

Assistant Professor, U of Alabama Birmingham
Roy Lightner: Director/Choreographer credits include: Transcendence Theatre Company: Best of Broadway Under the Stars, Fantastical Family Night, This Magic Moment, Wine Country Speakeasy (director/creator), Gala Celebration, Oh, What A Night!, Superheroes In Love, and Music of the... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Mobile Convention Center - 202 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

How to Practice! Turn Practice Time Into Productive Time
We all know that to get better at performing we are supposed to practice. But do we really know HOW to practice? It's time to evolve your practice beyond endless repetition. Learn 10 foolproof strategies for actors and singers to make your practice time more productive.

Presenters
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David Cotter

Resident Music Director, Heidelberg University
Engaging Music Theatre Artist, Inventive Educator, Creative Administrator
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Stephen Svoboda

Stephen Svoboda serves as the Head of the Theatre Program at Heidelberg University where he teaches coursework in acting, script analysis, musical theatre direction, play direction, theatre history and criticism. He serves as the Producing Artistic Director of the Gundlach Theatre... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Riverboat 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Improv and Acting: From Stage to Screen
With an emphasis on acting for the screen, we'll use improvisation as a tool to allow actors to experience both on-stage and on-camera acting techniques.

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Blake Babbitt

New York Film Academy- Filmmaker and Associate Director of Recruitment, New York Film Academy
Blake Babbitt (383 Productions Founder) is a producer and director based out of New York City. In addition to directing and producing web-based shorts, Blake just completed a feature length Documentary titled I Heart Jenny. The film chronicles a vibrant woman battling ovarian cancer... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Admiral Suite 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Introduction to Vocal Yoga® for the Actor
Stretch, breathe, sound and awaken in this introduction to signature exercises from Heather Lyle's Vocal Yoga® method. Movement clothes recommended.

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Stacey Cabaj

Assistant Professor of Acting and Pedagogy, Loyola Marymount University
Stacey Cabaj is an award-winning actress, performance pedagogy specialist, and voice coach. She holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, as well as teaching certifications in... Read More →
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Lisa Wipperling

Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant, Louisiana State U
Lisa Crosby Wipperling is an MFA Acting graduate assistant at Louisiana State University. She has taught Intro to the Art of Acting, Acting the Song, and has been seen on stage in Arcadia, The Servant of Two Masters, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. She originally... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Mobile Convention Center - 204 A/B 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Japanese Theatre Technical Adaptations for Western Plays
We'll view traditional staging for Noh, Kyogen and Kabuki theatres and discuss the possibilities of using historically rich theatrical forms to stage contemporary work and Shakespeare for a Western audience.

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Kelly Berry

Georgia Southern University
I am very lucky to get to tell stories for a living. I am an Associate Professor at Georgia Southern University and have been with the Theatre and Performance Program for the past fourteen years. I earned my MFA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in scene design with my area of... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Riverview - Schooner 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL

9:00am

Playback Theatre: Improv OF and FOR the People
This ain't Drew Carey's improv! Attendees will be on their feet learning Playback Theatre, a type of Applied Theatre, using improvisation skills to reenact stories from an audience on the spot. Performances often provide new insight, joy and healing.

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Tenika Dye Burgess

Independent Artist, Tennessee Tech University
Chair of the Applied Theatre Interest Group. Her work in Theatre as well as Ministry has taken her to NY, VA, TX, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Romania, and Ireland. She is a full time Academic Advisor for the College of Fine Arts at TN Tech University and practicing theatre on the s... Read More →


9:00am

Realism Is Not the Default: Approaching Non-Realism
Geared toward undergraduates, graduates and professors of directing, we'll explore contemporary methodologies of directing both classic and contemporary texts from expressionism, symbolism and post-postmodernism.

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