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Thursday, March 8

1:00pm CST

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

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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.

Thursday March 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CST
Battle House - Ashland Place B

1:00pm CST

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.


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 CST
Riverview - Schooner
Friday, March 9

9:00am CST

What Women Want: Directing From a Female Perspective
So, you've been hired to direct Taming of the Shrew… or Phantom — and you're a woman. Come learn and discuss how women in power positions can change perspectives on age-old classics to include fuller and more complex portrayals of the female experience.

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Carrie Colton

Carrie Colton is an actor, director, and composer haling from Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was born and raised. Carrie holds a BFA in Classical Acting from Southern Utah University and an MFA in directing from Florida State University. Some of her favorite directorial credits include... Read More →
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Jenna Elser

Artistic Director, Glow Lyric Theatre
Jenna is the Artistic Director of Glow Lyric Theatre in South Carolina. Some of her groundbreaking work in her community includes producing and directing a re-imaging of Gounod’s opera Romèo et Juliette that sparked dialogue about the treatment of immigrants and refugees in the... Read More →

Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CST
Battle House - Crystal Ballroom

1:00pm CST

Writing Strong Women: A Collaboration With Idealistic Collegiate Women
We must engage collegiate female students (especially those sheltered by religious upbringing) in the development, writing and producing of strong female characters and stories to combat objectification.

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Linda Nell Cooper

Chair of Theatre Arts Dept./Artistic Director of Alluvion Stage Company, Liberty U; Alluvion Stage Company
Mrs. Cooper works professionally as a director, choreographer, producer, and casting director, and is a member of the SDC. She currently serves as artistic director for the Alluvion Stage Company and as Chair of the Theatre Arts Department at Liberty University. Mrs. Cooper is a member... Read More →

Friday March 9, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CST
Battle House - Ashland Place B

4:30pm CST

Women in Theatre: A Panel Discussion
For the fourth year in a row, this panel (with exciting new members) will identify and discuss key issues facing women in professional theatre — from personal bias, qualifier words and self-sabotage to representation with LGBTQ+, people of color and allies.

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Danica Jenelle Horton

Director, University of Memphis
Danica Jenelle Horton is a freelance director and teaching artist based in Memphis, Tennessee, with specializations and interest in dialect coaching, devised theatre, and community-based theatre. She holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Memphis, a Masters of Science in... Read More →

Jo Sanburg

Sound DesignProjection DesignLighting Design

Friday March 9, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CST
Riverview - Windjammer

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