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Thursday, March 8
 

9:00am CST

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
avatar for Beki Baker

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 →
avatar for Dan Buck

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
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.


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CST
Riverview - Commodore Suite

9:00am CST

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
avatar for Ed Wagenseller

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 CST
Riverview - Windjammer

10:30am CST

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 →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am CST
Battle House - Bienville Square

12:00pm CST

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 →
avatar for Sharon Morgan

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 CST
Mobile Convention Center - 201 A

12:00pm CST

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 Andy Geffken

Andy Geffken

Associate Professor, Liberty University
Andy Geffken is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Liberty University, currently serving as Vice Chair of SETC\\'s Religion and Theatre Committee. After receiving his MFA in Acting at Regent University he helped start the Americana Theatre Company in Plymouth, Massachusetts... Read More →
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Scott Hayes

Dean and Professor, School of Communication & the Arts, Liberty University
Scott Hayes is the dean for the School of Communication & the Arts and a professor of Theatre Arts at Liberty University. Dr. Hayes has an MFA in Theatre and a Ph.D. in Communication, and his academic research explores the connections between applied theatre and communication theory... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm CST
Battle House - Tree House

1:00pm CST

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 CST
Riverview - Grand Bay Ballroom

1:00pm CST

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 →
avatar for Christie Maturo

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


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CST
Battle House - Bienville Square

1:00pm CST

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 CST
Riverview - Admiral Suite

4:00pm CST

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 →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm CST
Battle House - Bienville Square
 
Friday, March 9
 

8:00am CST

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
avatar for Kevin Wolfgang

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 CST
Riverview - Schooner

8:00am CST

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
avatar for Thomas Fagerholm

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 →
avatar for Logan Reagan

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 →
avatar for Casey Watkins

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 CST
Mobile Convention Center - 107 A

9:00am CST

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 →
avatar for William Teague

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 CST
Mobile Convention Center - 107 A

9:00am CST

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 CST
Riverview - Schooner

10:30am CST

Click. Click. Done. Using Data to Make Your Website Better...Stronger...FASTER
Learn how to use out-of-the-box Google Analytics features to make data-driven website and digital marketing decisions. To take full advantage of the session, bring a laptop with access to a Google Analytics account that’s already set up and collecting data.

Presenters
avatar for Ceci Dadisman

Ceci Dadisman

Digital Marketing Manager, FORM
Ceci is a multi-faceted arts administration professional with more than 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts and nonprofits utilizing innovative methods. Currently the Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, she is nationally recognized as a leader in digital marketing... Read More →
avatar for Drew McManus

Drew McManus

Principal, Venture Industries Online
Drew McManus may be Venture Industry Online’s Principal but don’t let that title fool you into thinking he’s just a tech geek. He brings 20 years of global broad-based arts consulting experience to the table in order to help clients get ahead of the tech curve instead of trying... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am CST
Mobile Convention Center - 201 A

10:30am CST

STEAM Collaboration: How-To on Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration
STEAM collaborations reach across departments, integrating theatre with different disciplines in unexpected ways. This conversation will give you tools to get your own collaboration started.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Guerin

Amy Guerin

Assistant Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Amy Guerin is a faculty member with UAH Theatre. She previously taught at Texas A&M University. In 2009, Amy’s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, a collaboration with A&M’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering showcasing flying fairy robots alongside human actors... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am CST
Battle House - Leinkauf

12:00pm CST

Creative Teaching: Fun Projects for the Classroom
A panel of theatre instructors share ideas for creative projects they use in the classroom that promote engaged learning, hands-on activities, and learning by doing.

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Gordon

Daniel Gordon

Professor and Department Chair, Winthrop University
Daniel Gordon is professor and chair of theatre and dance at Winthrop University, in Rock Hill SC. His professional achievements include designing the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, directing for Shakespeare Carolina, lighting design for the national tours of such artists as Carol... Read More →
avatar for Dana White Jr.

Dana White Jr.

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Palm Beach Atlantic U
B.A. Palm Beach Atlantic University; MFA Florida State University. Dana White is an Assistant Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, teaching classes that focus on tech and design. During the summer seasons, Dana is the Technical Director at Cortland Repertory Theatre, a professional... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Schnack

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 →


Friday March 9, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm CST
Riverview - Commodore Suite

12:00pm CST

Faculty Move and Groove
This is a dance/movement class for faculty members (and grad assistants!) who would like to get acquainted or reacquainted with modern dance technique and theory. Come dressed to move. Techniques will include Limon and Bartenieff Fundamentals.

Presenters
avatar for Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University

DARRYL KENT CLARK, BA, Columbia College Chicago, MFA SUNY College at Brockport, has danced, acted, sang and choreographed a lot! He is currently in his second year on faculty at SIU-Carbondale, department of Theater.


Friday March 9, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm CST
Battle House - Bienville Square

12:00pm CST

There's an App for That
Participants will be introduced to popular and obscure apps that can be used in technical theatre, administrative purposes, performance and academic theatre.

Presenters
avatar for Ashleigh Poteat

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.


Friday March 9, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm CST
Riverview - Jubilee Suite

4:30pm CST

The Directing Classroom: Teaching Strategies
Keep your directing students engaged intellectually, creatively and actively. Strategies for teaching in the field of directing will include lesson planning and classroom activities.

Presenters
avatar for Anne Towns

Anne Towns

Chair of Theatre, Young Harris College
Anne Towns is Chair of Theatre at Young Harris College where she teaches courses in Acting and Directing. MFA in Directing from Florida State University. Member of MICHA, the International Michael Chekhov Association, The Playwright's Center, and SDC Associate.


Friday March 9, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CST
Battle House - Oakleigh Garden
 
Saturday, March 10
 

9:00am CST

CANCELLED: Geeking Out: Minimizing Self-Consciousness in Actors
This workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Saturday March 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CST
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9:00am CST

Embracing Student Success: Strategies for Retention and Graduation
Designed for faculty and administrators, this session delves into proven methods for achieving positive results in student retention and graduation in a university theatre program.

Presenters
avatar for Jeff Gibson

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 →


Saturday March 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CST
Mobile Convention Center - 201 A

9:00am CST

Finding Bridges Across Voice Pedagogies
Join certified and experienced voice teachers for a panel and Q&A session on their diverse approaches to voice and how their pedagogies diverge and intertwine.

Presenters
avatar for Stacey Cabaj

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 →
avatar for Rebecca Covey

Rebecca Covey

Rebecca Covey is a designated Linklater Voice teacher, Equity Actor and Assistant Professor of Voice and Acting at Florida International University in Miami. She holds an MFA from UW Milwaukee and a BFA and BA from UC Santa Barbara. Her acting work spans the Midwest, California, France... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Hillmer

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 →
avatar for Rory Ledbetter

Rory Ledbetter

University of Mississippi
Filmmaker


Saturday March 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CST
Riverview - Captain Suite

9:00am CST

“Celebrating Einstein”: Bringing Art and Science Together
An event at West Virginia University presented by the Department of Physics and School of Theatre & Dance brought Einstein's theories to life through live performance with actors and dancers. Get insights into the process and benefits of working outside of traditional theatre.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Morgan Bishop

Jessica Morgan Bishop

Associate Professor of Stage Movement, West Virginia U
Jessica Morgan Bishop is an Associate Professor of Stage Movement in the School of Theatre & Dance where she teaches in the BFA and MFA Acting Studios and serves as a Fight Director and Movement Coach for WVU productions. Jessica has trained with the Society of American Fight Directors... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CST
Mobile Convention Center - 106 A

10:30am CST

Population Boom: Bringing Non-Majors Into Your Classes
Are you an educator looking for ways to draw more students into your sparsely populated courses? Explore strategies to make your courses more appealing to non-majors and market them to the general student population.

Presenters
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Kyle Biery

Chair of Drama, Carson-Newman University
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Jackie Daniels

Jackie Daniels, Associate Professor of Theatre and Communication teaches and directs at Dalton State College. Due to her determination and drive, a theatre program now exists at DSC. For the past five years she has broken new ground by initiating and developing the program. Professor... Read More →
avatar for Tim Davis

Tim Davis

KCACTF Region IV - Respondent Coordinator (KY and TN), Next Steps Coordinator
Tim "X” Davis is the coordinator and founder of the Theatre program at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky. He is an alumnus of the University of Southern Mississippi (MFA 97). Tim has performed and directed all over the southeast and has appeared... Read More →
avatar for Dana White Jr.

Dana White Jr.

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Palm Beach Atlantic U
B.A. Palm Beach Atlantic University; MFA Florida State University. Dana White is an Assistant Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, teaching classes that focus on tech and design. During the summer seasons, Dana is the Technical Director at Cortland Repertory Theatre, a professional... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Long

Ryan Long

Assisitant Professor of Theatre, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Director of the theatre program at MVNU, just northeast of Columbus, OH. I have been an actor & director for the past 15 years, and I now also work as a vocal coach. I'm passionate about voice and speech training, but I love talking about all areas of theatre!
avatar for Marty Lynch

Marty Lynch

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


Saturday March 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am CST
Battle House - Leinkauf

10:30am CST

Three Weeks 'Til Curtain: A Case Study
We'll share a fresh approach to the collegiate summer intensive model, offering tips and tricks for putting up a musical in just 13 rehearsals.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson

Virginia Tech, Associate Professor, Theatre & Dir MFA in Arts Leadership
Amanda directs the M.F.A. program area in Arts Leadership. Before coming to Virginia Tech, Amanda worked 11 years for the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in NYC, where she oversaw membership programs, government relations, corporate sponsorships, and foundation support. Prior... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am CST
Riverview - Commodore Suite

12:00pm CST

Beyond the Stage: STEAM and Community Outreach
Newest education buzz word: STEAM! Join two college and middle school educators who detail their STEAM journey with project based learning, practical suggestions and easy implementation!

ROOM CHANGE: This event was originally scheduled to take place in RV Clipper. It will now take place in RV Commodore Suite. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Presenters
avatar for Regan McClung

Regan McClung

Arts Education/Arts Administration, Northeast Alabama Community College
Regan McClung graduated from Athens State University with a degree in Secondary Education, English Language Arts. After serving in public schools, she made the move to Northeast Alabama Community College, where she has served as the Arts Administration and Educational Outreach manager... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm CST
Riverview - Commodore Suite

12:00pm CST

Finding Funds: Working With Your Development Officer
Administrators and development officers should be close companions. With funding drying up in virtually all areas, theatre programs will rely more and more on private dollars. Where do you find those dollars and when/how should you make an ask?

Presenters
avatar for David Balthrop

David Balthrop

Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Murray State University
David Balthrop currently serves as the Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Murray State University in Kentucky. Previous to his current role, he served as the administrator for the Department of Theatre at MSU for 24 years. His specialty area in theatre is scenic and... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Love

Lucy Love

Director of Development, Murray State University
I am a certified nonprofit professional with a decade of experience and a passion for creating strategic vision, developing leadership strengths in others, identifying fundraising opportunities, and acting as a catalyst for change. I currently serve as the major gift officer for the... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm CST
Riverview - Windjammer

12:00pm CST

Video Journaling: Incorporating Technology Into the Performance Classroom
How can video journaling techniques serve as an awareness tool for developing actors? Secondary and higher ed. educators, come share your ideas and experiences!

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 →


Saturday March 10, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm CST
Riverview - Schooner

1:00pm CST

KCACTF Respondent Training: Speaking to Young Artists (Part 2)
Now that you've attended Part 1 and a Community Theatre Festival production, let's discuss your perceptions and practice a response or two within the group.

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 →


Saturday March 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CST
Battle House - Leinkauf

1:00pm CST

Mutual Benefits: Interdisciplinary Productions Panel
Working with other departments and local organizations can create meaningful experiences for students and community members. Panelists will discuss their own experiences and welcome hearing your ideas on how to create opportunities that give value to our communities.

Presenters
avatar for Florida State University

Florida State University

Professor, University of the South
Jennifer K Matthews is the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of the South and the professor of Costume Design and Technology. She has designed costumes for the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Mockingbird Public Theatre, Chattanooga Theatre Centre, The... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CST
Riverview - Mobile Bay Ballroom

1:00pm CST

Page to Stage: Collaborating to Create New Adaptations
Discover the enjoyment of becoming a "text detective" and finding the vibrant play hidden in the source material. 

Adaptation material will be provided by Prof. Murphy for those participating. If you have a project you wish to adapt bring copies of one page of material.

If possible read the Introduction to Page To Stage which overviews the six building blocks we will work with.


Presenters
avatar for Vincent Murphy

Vincent Murphy

Page To Stage/Univ Michigan Press, Emory University
As an Artistic Producing Director and Professor at Emory University in Atlanta since 1989, Vincent Murphy has been – an artistic producing director of three national theaters, with a professional career of collaboration on more than 200 productions in the US, Canada, South America, and Europe. As a director, playwright, actor, designer, choreographer, and artistic director, he has garnered more... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CST
Riverview - Riverboat

4:00pm CST

Theatre Rx: The Arts in Healthcare
Theatre is all about connections. Find out how one community theatre is engaging with the healthcare industry to improve the patient experience, and how you can create potential revenue streams and opportunities for service learning.

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Lauren Calhoun

Secretary, Board of Directors, Theatre Workshop of Owensboro
Lauren Calhoun is a long time theatre volunteer who has worked in healthcare finance for eight years.


Saturday March 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm CST
Riverview - Commodore Suite
 


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