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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
The CDC cannot guarantee that this Itinerary will not change, although we will do everything possible to minimize any changes.

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Main Lobby

Conference packets for pre-registered participants are available at the Conference Registration Table in the Lobby of the Pier 5 Hotel, as is registration for those who have not pre-registered. Events take place in the conference rooms off the lobby of the Pier 5 Hotel.

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 1 Renaissance Staging Conventions & Props Harbor West A

Presiding: William Boles (Rollins College)
1. Sunder, Diana. (Boston College)

“’Minding true things by what their mock’ries be’: The Performance of the Supernatural in Shakespeare.”


2. Craig, Lydia. (Loyola University Chicago)

“’Light, I say, light!’: Iago’s Distortion of Visual Perception in Othello.”



3. Jacquez, Manuel. (The Ohio State University)

“’Trecherous Instrument[s]’: The Poisonous Properties of English Renaissance Drama.”




9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 2 Theatre & Publishing Harbor West B

Presiding: Les Essif (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)


1. Holtcamp, Victor. (Tulane University)
“’All the Qualities of a Professional Play’: Longmans, Green, and Company’s Director’s Manuscript.”
2. Kuhn, Justin. (The Ohio State University)

Reforming Stage and Page: Printing Richard Brome in Cromwellian England.”


3. Sharifian, Hesam. (Tufts University)

“Henry E. Abbey and Theatrical Publicity in the Gilded Age.”

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 3 Theatre of Southern and Southeast Asia and Harbor West C



Cross-pollinations with the West
Presiding: Baron Kelly (University of Louisville)
1. Raj, Prithvi. (Kamala Nehru College)
“Ritualised Theatricality in Bharata’s Natyashastra.
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2. Ramert, Lynn. (Lynn University)

Dramatic Calls to Nationhood: Radindranath Tagore’s The Post Office and Patrick Pearse’s The King.”


9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 4 Theatre and Education Harbor East D
Presiding: Miriam M. Chirico (Eastern Connecticut State University)
1. Thurber, Diane Isis. (University of Guam)
Hamlet: Reaching Across the Pacific Divide.”
2. Gilbert, Richard. (Loyola University Chicago)
“Reading Skeptically: Shakespeare’s Liars and Shakespeare’s Lying.”
3. Hatch, David A. (University of South Carolina)

“’If it fits, I will scream…’: SPROUTS Children’s Theatre, Adaptation, and Interactive Drama.”

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 5 Black Theatre History Harbor East E

Presiding: J. Chris Westgate (California State University)



1. Holden, Beck. (Tufts University)

Signifyin’ Sam: Motivated Signifyin(g) and Future Nostalgia in Post-Reconstruction Black Musicals.”


2. Kurahashi, Yuko (Kent State University)

Reclaiming Three Nineteenth-century African American Women’s Voices and Experiences through Neo-Utopian Visions: Carolyn Gage’s Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist, Sandra Fenichel Asher’s A Woman Called Truth, and Lydia Diamond’s Harriet Jacobs.”


3. Sperrazza, Tyler. (Penn State University)

“’No negro shall ever murder a white woman if I can help it’: Othello, The Clansman, and Racial Violence on the Nineteenth-Century Stage.



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10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 6 Staging Race in Turn of the Century Harbor West A

American Theatre
Presiding: Brittany Proudfoot Ginder (University of Maryland, College Park)

1. Westgate, J. Chris. (California State University, Fullerton)

“’Wasn’t America Crowded Enough Wid Out You Forriners?: Immigration, Assimilation, and Social Mobility in From Broadway to the Bowery.”


2. Shandell, Jonathan. (Arcadia University)

“’Mister Norwood’s Here!’: Langston Hughes’ Mulatto and the Inversion of the Tragic Mulatto Archetype.”



3. Hughes, Erica. (Virginia Commonwealth University)

“Never ‘Nobody’: The Legacy of Bert Williams.”

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 7 Page, Stage, and Film Harbor West B


Presiding: Jay Malarcher (West Virginia University)
1. Schwartz, Michael. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

“’Goodbye Mr. Chips and Hello Mr. Crocker-Harris’: Terrance Rattigan and the De- and Re-construction of the English Schoolmaster.”


2. Watson, Ian. (Virginia Commonwealth University)

The Collective Unconscious vs. Schizoanalytic: The Desire for Fame in Orchids in the Moonlight and Bronson.”


3. Safadaran, Hossein and Motjaba Safadaran. (University of Malaya, Malaysia)

“Reception of Edward Albee among Iranians.”

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 8 Shakespeare Harbor West C

Presiding: Miriam M. Chirico (Eastern Connecticut State University)
1. Stafford, Tony. (University of Texas at El Paso)

Comedy of Eros: The Erotic Motif in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.”


2. Boulton, Alexander Ormond. (Stevenson University)

“A Structuralist Analysis of The Merchant of Venice.”
3. Hendricks, Ted. (Stevenson University)
“The Tragedy of Iago: The ‘Status Revolution’ in Shakespeare’s Othello.”

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10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 9 Re-Writing Gender Power Hierarchies: Harbor East D

Ives, Wertenbaker, and Ukrainka
Presiding: Ian Andrew MacDonald (Independent Scholar)
1. Falkner, Thomas. (McDaniel College)

“’Hail Aphrodite’: Sexual and Textual Authority in Ives’ Venus in Fur.”


2. Mihaychuk, George. (Georgetown University)

The Rhetoric of Conquest in Don Juan by Moliere and by Lesia Ukrainka.”


3. Hardy, Clara Shaw. (Carleton College)
“Eating Your Children: Shields’ and Wertenbaker’s Procne and Philomela.”

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 10 20th Century Dramatists and Their Legacies: Harbor East E



Stein, Shaw, and Kanter
Presiding: Graley Herren (Xavier University)
1. Adam, Jessica. (The Wooster Group)

Gertrude Stein and the Presence of Landscape as Postdramatic Theatre.”


2. Giner, Oscar. (Arizona State University)

A literary biography of George Bernard Shaw from the writings of Jorge Luis Borges.”


3. Burkart, Jessie. (Brooklyn College)
“Dealing with Death: the Influence of Kantor’s Dead Class on the New York Theatre Scene.”

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 11 Staging Sophocles Harbor Club

Presiding: Amy Muse (University of St. Thomas)
1. Hartigan, Karelisa. (University of Florida)
“Old Wine in New Bottles: He Has to Pour the Sherry; How I went from being a scholar to being a director.”
2. Bandelt, Megan. (Brooklyn College)
“PTSD in Greek Theatre: Bridging the Past and Present.”
3. Long, Jacqueline. (Loyola University Chicago)

“Recovering the Pain of Sophocles’ Ajax.”

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break


THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Session 12 In-Yer-Face: Twenty Years On-- Harbor West A

Ravenhill, Ridley and McDonagh

Presiding: Willliam Boles (Rollins College)


1. Saunders, Judith. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
“Narrative and Nation in Mark Ravenhill’s Shopping and Fucking.”
2. Oldham, Thomas A. (Independent Scholar)
“Philip Ridley: Still In-Yer-Face.”
3. Boles, William C. (Rollins College)

Murder Amidst the Chocolates: Martin McDonagh’s Multifaceted Uses of Death in In Bruges.”

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Session 13 Tennessee Williams Harbor West B
Presiding: Verna Foster (Loyola University Chicago)
1. Loomis, Jeffrey B. (Northwest Missouri State University)

“Dialogues of Dueling Genres: William’s Streetcar and Rose Tattoo.”
2. Badenes, José I. (Loyola Marymount University)
“Chekhov, Nostalgia and the Beauty of Brokenness in Federico García Lorca’s Doña Rosita the Spinster and Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie.
3. Lapchak, Elizabeth. (Millersville University)
“Homosexual Ideologies, Interpretations, and Sociopolitical Impact in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.”

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Session 14 Representing Race Harbor West C

Presiding: Baron Kelly (University of Louisville)
1. Giroux, Christopher. (Saginaw Valley State University)
“’STEP IN STEP IN/HUR-RY! HUR-RY!’: Repetition and Performance in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Venus.
2. García-Romero, Anne. (University of Notre Dame)

Innovative Pedagogies in Contemporary Latina/o Writing for Theatre and Performance.”



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1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Session 15 Theatre Post 9/11 Harbor East D
Presiding: Les Essif (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
1. Barilar, Nic. (The University of Pittsburgh)
“Theatre of Terror: Re-thinking Foucault’s Spectacle of the Scaffold in Yussef El Guindi’s Back of the Throat.”
2. Running-Johnson, Cynthia. (Western Michigan University)
“Martin Crimp in French Translation: Issues of Culture and Language.”
3. Adedoyin, Ismaila Rasheed. (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Dramaturgy of Violence and Terrorism in Nigeria and the United States of America: A Comparative Study.”

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Session 16 Reclaiming Lost Feminine Voices Harbor East E
Presiding: Brittany Proudfoot Ginder (University of Maryland, College Park)
1. Gardner, Kevan. (Central Washington University)
“Muse on the Margins: The Exclusion of Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz from the World Theatre Canon.”
2. Putzel, Steven. (Penn State Wilkes-Barre)
“Georg Kaiser and Two Forgotten Women Pioneers of British Expressionism.”



3. Michael, Jason J. (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Laurey Makes Up Our Mind: Challenging a Legacy of Misinterpretation of Musical Theatre’s Most Enduring Heroine.”

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Session 17 Staged Reading Rehearsal Space Harbor Club

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Session 18 In-Yer-Face: Twenty Years On— Harbor West A



Teaching and Talking About In-Yer-Face Drama
Presiding: Willliam Boles (Rollins College)
1. Paoletti, Marjorie. (Anne Arundel Community College)

“’And Then I Done Some Children In’: A Decade of Teaching Martin McDonagh’s Pillowman.”


2. Johnson, Martha. (University of Minnesota)

If Synge and McDonagh met for a pint…: ‘The West’ of Ireland.”


3. Dotsenko, Elena. (Urals State Pedagogical University)

In-Yer-Face Theatre’s Impact on Russian ‘New Drama.’”


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2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Session 19 Bob Dylan and Drama Harbor West B

Presiding: Graley Herren (Xavier University)


1. Herren, Graley. (Xavier University)

Subterranean Shakespeare Blues: King Lear and The Basement Tapes


2. Reginio, Robert. (Alfred University)

No Prophet’s Son: Bob Dylan’s Musical Fathers.”


3. Salvucci, Jim. (Stevenson University)

Bob Dylan -> Persona(e) -> Mask -> Performer -> Renaldo.”

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Session 20 Use a Little Body Language: Harbor West C

Reading the Embodied Text on Stage
Presiding: Brittany Proudfoot Ginder (University of Maryland, College Park)
1. Proudfoot Ginder, Brittany. (University of Maryland, College Park)

B*tches in Britches: Transgressive Representations of Gender Fluidity On and Off the Eighteenth-Century Stage.”


2. Stollenwerk, Joe. (Indiana University)
“’I’ve Got It All’: On the Twentieth Century as Feminist Camp.”

3. Banalopoulou, Christina. (University of Maryland, College Park)
“Tragic Bodies and the Body-Politic: Embodying the Political in Aeschylus’ Oresteia Trilogy and Heinrich Von Kleist’s The Fall of the Amazons.

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Session 21 Contemporary Theatre and Puppetry Harbor East D


Presiding: Karelisa Hartigan (University of Florida)
1. Bell, James. (Grand Valley State University)

The War Horses from Stage to Screen: Divergent Forms of Storytelling.”


2. Delbridge, Emily. (Brooklyn College)

Puppet Dramaturgy: Curated vs. Created Work at St. Ann’s Warehouse.”



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2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Session 22 Adapting Ibsen and Chekhov Harbor East E

Presiding: William Hutchings (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
1. Shanahan, Ann M. (Loyola University Chicago)
“A Door Slam for the Twenty-first Century: Considering Space and Style in Contemporary Staging of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.”
2. Nanney, Nancy. (West Virginia University at Parkersburg)
An Enemy of the People: Henrik Ibsen’s Ever Relevant and Adaptable Play.”
3. Beach, David. (West Virginia University)
“Riffling the Classics: A Look at Stupid Fucking Bird and Songbird in the Context of Chekhov.”

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Session 23 NEH Grant Session  Harbor Club

                                        

                                                Presiding: Victoria Sams

 

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Session 24 In-Yer-Face: Twenty Years On— Harbor West A



Sarah Kane: Performance and Reassessment

Presiding: Willliam Boles (Rollins College)


1. Witt, Robin. (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
“Beyond Blasted: 21st Century Brit Noir in a Chicago Storefront Theatre Setting.”
2. Mårsell, Maria. (Kulturhuset Stockholm)

Everything the world throws at me--Sarah Kane and the ethical subject.”

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Session 25 Writing and Re-Writing Masculinity Harbor West B

Presiding: Jose Badenes (Loyola Marymount University)


1. Bennett, Rachel Elinor. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
“American Masculinity in Cold War Theatre: The Zoo Story and True West.”
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2. Baez, Elba Marie Sanchez. (Central Washington University)

“Destroying Christian Masculinity in Sarah Kane’s Blasted.”

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Session 26 New Critical Perspectives in Asian American Harbor West C



Drama: Spectatorship, Globalization, and Racial Politics
Presiding: Yoshiko Fukushima (University of Hawaii at Hilo)
1. Kim, Ju Yon. (Harvard University)
“How the Audience Moves: Spectatorship, Smell, and Social Change in M. Butterfly.”
2. Bacalzo, Dan. (Florida Gulf Coast University)

Extreme Actions: Dissent and Mutability in The World of Extreme Happiness.”


3. Lee, Esther Kim. (University of Maryland)
“Lloyd Suh’s Jesus in India and the Politics of Representing the Global Youth.”

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Session 27 Othello: Race, Gender, and Translation Harbor East D

Presiding: Tony Stafford (University of Texas at El Paso)
1. Stanley, William Chad. (Wilkes University)
“’The Beast with Three ‘Blacks’”: Shakespeare’s Othello and the Invention of Racism.
2. Pastorino, Gloria. (Fairleigh Dickinson University)
“Crimes of Passion: Lo Cascio’ Otello as Sicilian Shakespearean Moor.”
3. Pierce, Ashley. (West Chester University)
“Two Genders Both Alike in Dignity: The Re-gendering of Three of Shakespeare’s Villains”

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Session 28 French Theatre Harbor East E


Presiding: J. Chris Westgate (California State University)
1. Essif, Les. (University of Tennessee)

Contemporary French Drama and the Stupidity of/in the Capitalist Labor Pool: The Case of Joël Pommerat.



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2. MacDonald, Ian Andrew. (Scholar-at-large)

Fringe Binge: Spectatorship, Programming and the meta-narratives of Theatre Festivals.”


3. Wolfe, Rachel M.E. (University of California at Santa Barbara)

Racine’s Ancients: Paradoxes of Adaptation in the Panegyric Tradition of French Neoclassicism.”

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Session 29 HOW TO TEACH A PLAY: Harbor Club

Exercises for the College Classroom

Presiding: Miriam Chirico (Eastern Connecticut State University)

and Kelly Younger (Loyola Marymount University)

Join this informal panel of experienced teachers who will be sharing classroom techniques that explore and illuminate the performative nature of dramatic literature.  This lively discussion promises to spill over into the hotel lobby so participants can enjoy “Crabby Hour” together.

5:15 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner Break

7:30 Opening Night Reception and Play Harbor Club


Commander

by Mario Correa

Directed by Chelsea Dove


Cast: Mark Scharf (Ned Worley)

Thom Eric Sinn (Richard Gilly)

Jeff Murray (Frank DeSantis)

David Shoemaker (Zachary Maines)

Fiona Ford (Sara Guttman/Jackie Braden)
Crew: Alexandra Patchen

Sound Design: Chelsea Dove

Audio Recording: Lance Lewman

Campaign Logo Design: Stuart Kazanow

Is America ready for a gay President?  One ambitious politician is about to find out.  But can he prove the naysayers wrong, or will personal demons—and a troubled partner—scuttle his historic candidacy?
Join your colleagues from the Comparative Drama Conference for our Opening Night Reception. Beginning at 7:30, there will be a cash bar open in the Harbor Club; come to mingle with fellow attendees before the 8:00 curtain. Commander received the Baltimore Playwrights Festival Awards for both Best Play and Best Production and is currently a Semi-Finalist for the 2016 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. A Reception with light snacks will follow the performance.
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About the playwright, Mario Correa: Born in Santiago, Chile and raised outside Washington, D.C., Mario Correa worked for a number of years in politics before becoming a playwright. His verbatim political satire, Tail! Spin!, directed by Tony nominee Dan Knechtges and starring Saturday Night Live vet Rachel Dratch, played an acclaimed, extended run Off Broadway in 2014-2015. A New York Times “Critics’ Pick,” Tail! Spin! was nominated for Best Unique Theatrical Experience by the Off-Broadway Alliance, and its 2012 NYC Fringe Festival premiere was a GLAAD Media Awards nominee for Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway. Mario’s follow-up, Commander, won Best Play and Best Production at the 2015 Baltimore Playwrights Festival (Chelsea Dove directed at Baltimore’s Vagabond Players Theatre). Runner-Up for Arizona Theatre Company’s National Latino Playwriting Award, Commander is a Semi-Finalist for the 2016 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. Mario’s play, Santa for President, was commissioned by National Public Radio and aired on NPR’s All Things Considered on Christmas Day, 2015. A recipient of a “BRIClab” artist’s residency from Brooklyn’s BRIC Arts + Media, Mario has also written for film and television. www.mariocorrea.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Lobby
Conference packets for pre-registered participants are available at the Conference Registration Table in the Lobby of the Pier 5 Hotel, as is registration for those who have not pre-registered. Events take place in the conference rooms off the lobby of the Pier 5 Hotel.

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 30 Queering Shakespeare Harbor West A

Presiding: Ellen Dolgin (Dominican College of Blauvelt)

1. Birkin, Laura. (Millersville University)
“’Thou lov’st me not with the full weight that I love thee’: exploring Celia’s love for Rosalind in Shakespeare’s As You Like It.”
2. Park, Jihay. (Indiana University)
“Queer Gender in Twelfth Night: Between Words and Bodies.”
3. Shedd, Sally. (Virginia Wesleyan College)

Cross-Gender Meets Agender: Contemporary Challenges in Staging Cross-Gender Performance.”

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Session 31 The 19th Century Stage and Its Influence Harbor West B
Presiding: Kiki Gounaridou (Smith College)
1. Considine, Kerri Ann. (University of Tennessee)
“Performing Corpses and Guilty Souls: Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Theatrical Bodies and the Performance of Penance.”

2. Poole, Miriam. (Indiana University)
“National Unity through Mythological Drama: The Political Perspectives of Wagner and Yeats.”

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Session 32 Identity, Gender, and Trauma: Harbor West C



Black Subjectivity in Contemporary American Drama
Presiding: Brittany Proudfoot Ginder (University of Maryland, College Park)
1. Long, Khalid Y. (University of Maryland, College Park)
“Staging Ground Zero: Glenda Dickerson’s Kitchen Prayer Series.”

2. Ridley, Leticia. (University of Maryland, College Park)
“Searching for Saartjie: Reconstructing Black Womanhood in Suzan Lori Parks’ Venus.”

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3. Williams, DeRon S. (Texas Tech University)
“Black, Queer, and Coming of Age: Relationship of Religion and Sexuality in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy.”

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Session 33 Chinese Theatre and the West Harbor East D

Presiding: Yoshiko Fukushima (University of Hawaii at Hilo)
1. Li, Weiyu. (Indiana University)
“The Re-Construction of Gender--Masculinized Women’s Body in the Chinese Model Opera.”
2. Zhang, Wei. (University of Hawaii at Manao)

Dialectical Contradiction in Postwar Milieu: The Chinese Influence of Lao Tzu and Mao Tzu Tung’s Philosophy on Bertolt Brecht’s Late Creation from 1950 to 1954.”


9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Session 34 Theatre and Drama in Higher Ed Harbor East E


Presiding: William Boles (Rollins College)
1. Barnhart, Addie and Emma Givens. (Quill Theatre and Virginia Commonwealth University)

“The Commerce of Educational Theatre: Merging Mission and Profit.”
2. Hartman, Danielle. (Virginia Commonwealth University)

“In Pursuit of Women Scientists Through Science Plays.”
3. Zacharia, Katerina. (Loyola Marymount University)

“’Greek Tragedy in Performance’: A Case study for improving student writing and oral skills.”

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 35 Shakespeare and Human/Nature: Harbor West A

Morality, Science and the Supernatural
Presiding: Noreen C. Barnes (Virginia Commonwealth University)
1. Insley, Amy D. (Christopher Newport University)
“Shakespeare’s Lessons in Morality in Juvenile Detention.”
2. Barnes, Noreen C. (Virginia Commonwealth University)
“’My Lord is Often Thus’: A Look at Shakespeare’s Epileptics.”
3. Martinez, Amber M. (Virginia Commonwealth University)
“’Find a Day to Massacre Them All’: Seneca’s Phantom Shade as Shakespeare’s Shadow.”

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10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 36 Sarah Ruhl Harbor West B

Presiding: Kelly Younger (Loyola Marymount University)


1. Muse, Amy. (University of St. Thomas)
“The Secret Life of Stage Directions in Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth.”
2. Butler, Thomas. (Eastern Kentucky University)
“Remembering with Some Lightness.”
3. Goff, Jennifer. (Frostburg Stage University)
“Out of the Dollhouse: The Fleeing Housewife on the 21st Century Stage.”

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 37 The Modernists and Drama: Harbor West C



Miller, Eliot, Wilder
Presiding: Jeffrey Loomis (Northwest Missouri State University)
1. Scott, Maria M. (Randolph-Macon College)
“The Powers and the Furies: T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral as a Re-enactment of Aeschylus’s The Eumerides.”
2. Brown, Mitch. (University of Cincinnati)
“Terrence, Wilder, and Saturated Characterization.”
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 38 Musical Agendas: Strindberg, Brecht Harbor East D

and Kushner
Presiding: Verna Foster (Loyola University Chicago)
1. Bogar, Brigitte. (York University)
“Musical Strindberg--the soundscape of Ett Drömspel and Spöksonaten.”
2. Feldman, Alex. (University of Haifa)
“’Here in death’s court, judged by death’s slaves’: The Anti-Fascist Verse Plays of Stephen Spender and Bertolt Brecht.”

3. Almquist, Justin. (Milwauke Repertory Theatre)
“Confronting Terezín: A Production History of Maurice Sendak and Tony Kushner’s Brundibar.”

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10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 39 Checking Time: New Temporalities in Drama, Harbor East E

Theatre, and Performance

Presiding: Stratos E. Constantinidis (The Ohio State University)


1. Nahm, Kee-Yoon. (Yale School of Drama)
“(Un)dramatic Deaths in Toneelgroep Amsterdam’s Roman Tragedies.”
2. Hagens, Jan L. (Yale University)
“The Moment as Attempted Transgression of Temporal Limits: Over-Reaching in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and Goethe’s Faust.”

3. Friedman, Andrew. (CUNY)
“Out of Time, In Performance: Staging Henrik Ibsen’s Mythopoeic Time in Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller’s Ibsen-Saga.”

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 40 Staged Reading Harbor Club



Upstate
Author: Julie Lewis
Director: Ryan Clark
Cast: TBA
Dramaturg: Janna Segal

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Session 41 CDC Board Meeting Chesapeake Room
Board Members Only

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Session 42 Plenary Panel Harbor Club


Author Meets Critics

 

Presiding



Jay Malarcher

(West Virginia University)

 

The Author



Ellen Dolgin

(Dominican College of Blauvelt)

 

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The Book

Shaw and the Actresses Franchise League: Staging Equality

(McFarland)

 

The Critics



Ann Shanahan

(Loyola University Chicago)

 

Christopher Innes

(York University)

______________________________________________________________________________
Awarding of The 2015 Anthony Ellis Prize for the Best Paper by a Graduate Student

at the 2015 Comparative Drama Conference
Presiding: Graley Herren
Awarded to

Lydia Craig (Loyola University Chicago)
for

“Politic Silence: Female Choruses in Lochhead’s Medea and Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale.”

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Session 43 Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Harbor West A

Generic, Historical, and Cultural Contexts
Co-Sponsored by ATDS
Presiding: Verna A. Foster (Loyola University Chicago)
1. Foults, Coralyn. (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
“The Historical Drama as Genre: The Case of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.”
2. Anderson, Virginia. (Connecticut College)
“On Either Side of Angels: Depicting AIDS on Broadway.”
3. Kanter, Jodi. (George Washington University)

“’What are you doing in my hallucination?’: Kushner’s Unwelcome Visitors.”

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Session 44 Tragedy and the Absurd Harbor West B
Presiding: Lincoln Konkle (The College of New Jersey)
1. Bianchini, Natka. (Loyola University Maryland)
“Birth Astride a Grave: The Unity of Time Where Tragedy Meets the Absurd.”

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2. Marino, Kate and Stephen Marino. (NYC Department of Education; St. Francis College)
A View From the Bridge: The Absurdity of Tragedy.”

3. Palmer, David. (Massachusetts Maritime Academy)
“Tragedy, the Self, and Confrontation with the Absurd: Arthur Miller, Marsha Norman, and David Lindsay-Abaire.”

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Session 45 Issues of Class in Contemporary Drama Harbor West C


Presiding: William Hutchings (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
1. Gothard, J. Andrew. (University of Miami)

Bishops and Bar Brawls: Roddy Doyle’s Brownbread and War.”


2. Higgins, Jeanmarie. (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
“Domesticity and the Disappearing Class in Wallace Shawn’s The Designated Mourner.

3. Innes, Christopher. (York University, Toronto)
“Challenging the Standard Views of Contemporary British Society: Plays by Simon Stephens.”

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Session 46 Creating Cultural Identity: Nationalism in Harbor East D



Modern and Contemporary Theatre
Presiding: Kiki Gounaridou (Smith College)
1. Nichols, Deana. (Independent Scholar)
“Scotland without Walls: Place and Identity in the National Theatre of Scotland.”
2. Ramis, A. Gabriela. (Olympic College)
“Outsiders and Builders of Cultural Identity: Teatro de los Andes as a Lieu de Mémoire.”

3. Sheets, Ryan. (University of Iowa).
“’This was not history. It has not passed’: Examining John Arden & Margaretta D’Arcy’s The Non-Stop Connolly Show and the Easter Rising Centenary.”


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3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Session 47 Staging Identity: The Performance of Selfhood Harbor East E

within Theatricalized Communities
Presiding: Jose Badenes (Loyola Marymount University)
1. Jannarone, Kimberly. (University of California, Santa Cruz)
“Forming Identity: Synchronized Bodies in Prague’s Mass Gymnastics.”
2. O’Malley, Charles. (Yale School of Drama)
“Reclaiming Homosexual Intimacy in a World beset by AIDS: Affection, Immorality, and Community in Robert Chesley’s Jerker"

3. Sibert, Ariel. (Yale School of Drama)

Whose Body?: Absence, Presence, and Identity in Lauri Anderson and Mohammed Al-Gharani’s Habeus Corpus.”


3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Session 48 Staged Reading Harbor Club



Still Point
Author: Mark Scharf
Director: Chelsea Dove
Cast: Ryan Gunning, David Shoemaker, Ann Turiano, Michael B. Zemarel, and Rachel Roth
Dramaturg: Janna Segal

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Session 49 Beckett Harbor West A

Presiding: Jan Lüder Hagens (Yale University)
1. Adams, Lindsay. (The Catholic University of America)
“Stage Directions and the Absurd: Interaction between Reader and Play Script in Rhinoceros and Waiting for Godot.”
2. Phillips, Doug. (University of St. Thomas)

“Trying to Understand Adorno Trying to Understand Endgame.”

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Session 50 Experimenting with Time in Contemporary Harbor West B

Feminist Theatre

Presiding: William Boles (Rollins College)


1. Park, Haeri. (University of Tennessee)
“The Transformation as ‘Becoming’ in Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker.
2. Moll, Ellen. (Michigan State University)
“Time, Space, and Identity in Sun Mee Chomet’s Asiamnesia and Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls.”
3. Moriarty, Julia. (Wayne State University)
“Monumental Time as Script Analysis.”

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Session 51 Renaissance Theatre Harbor West C


Presiding: Tony Stafford (University of Texas at El Paso)
1. Horowitz, Joshua. (Baylor University)
“Wizards, Dragons, and Evil Queens: Depictions of the Female and Queen Elizabeth in The Misfortunes of Arthur (1587) and The Birth of Merlin (1612).”
2. Kendall, George. (Mary Baldwin College)
The War of the Romeos: Concurrent Romeo and Juliet productions at Drury Lane and Covent Garden in 1750 London.
3. Krumrie, Cody W. (Purdue University)

A Spectrum of Authority: Performing Sovereignty in A King and No King.”

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Session 52 Classical Greek Drama Harbor East D
Presiding: Elizabeth Scharffenberger (Columbia University)
1. Constantinidis, Stratos E. (The Ohio State University)

The Broadhead Hypothesis.”


2. Leitao, David D. (San Francisco State University)
“Achilles in Love: Aeschylus’ Myrmidons and its Reception in Plato.”
3. Munteanu, Dana L. (Ohio State University)
“‘Resurrection’ after False Death in Classical Greek Drama.”

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Session 53 Adapting Familiar Narratives in Harbor East E

Contemporary American Theatre
Presiding: Jeffrey Loomis (Northwest Missouri State University)
1. Hutchings, William. (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
“To Catch the Conscience of the Queen: Michael Laurence’s Hamlet in Bed.”
2. Pattillo, Laura Grace. (Saint Joseph’s University)

You don’t just live it, but you watch yourself living it: Looking in the Rear View in Fun Home, How I Learned to Drive and The Glass Menagerie.”


3. van den Berg, Elizabeth and Jensen Toperzer. (McDaniel College)

Theatre as a lens for history: Hamilton and Richard II.”

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Session 54 Thornton Wilder: Shakespeare, Roman Comedy, Harbor Club Greek Tragedy, and other Intertextualities

A Round-Table Sponsored by the Thornton Wilder Society
Moderator: Jackson R. Bryer (University of Maryland, College Park)
Panelists:

Judith P. Hallett (University of Maryland, College Park)

Lincoln Konkle (The College of New Jersey)

Michael Olmert (University of Maryland, College Park)

Stephen Rojcewicz (University of Maryland, College Park)

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
8:00 p.m. Harbor West A, B & C
2016 Keynote Event:

A Conversation with

Tony Kushner

Welcome:


President Kevin Manning

(Stevenson University)



A Conversation with Tony Kushner
Interviewed by Jim Fisher

(University of North Carolina Greensboro)

Join the Comparative Drama Conference for our Keynote Event and Reception welcoming Tony Kushner, recipient of the 2013 National Medal of Arts from President Obama. Kushner is best known for his two-part epic Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, which received both the Pulitzer Prize and two Tony Awards. His other plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Homebody/Kabul; The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures; and the book for Caroline, or Change, for which he earned the London Drama Critics’ Circle Award and the Laurence Olivier Award. Kushner wrote the screenplays for Nichols’s film of Angels in America and Spielberg’s Lincoln; the latter was nominated for an Academy Award and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award, Boston Society of Film Critics Award, and the Chicago Film Critics Award.

9:30 p.m. Reception Harbor Club
All conference participants are invited to join us for a reception with Tony Kushner, hosted by the Comparative Drama Conference Board and sponsored by Stevenson University. Please join us for hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a magnificent view of the Inner Harbor from the Pier 5 Hotel’s Harbor Club.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Conference Registration Lobby
Conference packets for pre-registered participants are available at the Conference Registration Table in the Lobby of the Pier 5 Hotel, as is registration for those who have not pre-registered. Events take place in the conference rooms off the lobby of the Pier 5 Hotel.

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 55 Contemporary American Drama: Harbor West A Nottage, Congdon, and Joseph

Presiding: Kelly Younger (Loyola Marymount University)
1. Maley, Patrick. (Centenary College of New Jersey)

Women’s Blues: Lynn Nottage after August Wilson”





2. Love, Lauren. (University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County)
“Mourning the Modernist Subject in Postmodern Contexts: Tales of the Lost Formicans in an emergence and immersion of a paradigm shift.”



3. Wetmore, Kevin J. (Loyola Marymount University)
“You can take the Catholic out of the Church, But…: Rajiv Joseph’s Catholic Dramaturgy.”
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 56 August Wilson and Amiri Baraka Harbor West B

Presiding: Baron Kelly (University of Louisville)


1. Gilliams, Teresa. (Albright College)
“The Black Aesthetic in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
2. Lockhart, Paula O. and Johnny L. Jones. (University of Louisville)
“How Much Woman Am I: The Redefinition of Womanhood through the Chthonic Realm in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson.”

3. Kern, Douglas. (University of Maryland, College Park)
“Invisible Men: Mirroring DuBois in Amiri Baraka’s Most Dangerous Man in America.

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 57 Intertextuality and Interdisciplinarity in Harbor West C



Contemporary American Theatre

Presiding: Amy Muse (University of St. Thomas)


1. Gillman, Denise. (Christopher Newport University)
“The Dark Story of DNA: Staging the complex theatrical devices in Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51.”
2. Watson, Ariel. (Saint Mary’s University)
“Apocalypse Masque: Post-electric Theatricality in Mr Burns.”

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016
3. Kafetzi, Eleni. (University of Sorbonne Nouvelle)
“Interdisciplinarity and improvisation in live performance: A conversation between the visual and the performing arts.”

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 58 Euripidean Tragedy as Sociocultural Resource Harbor East D



Medea and Phoenician Women
Presiding: Karelisa Hartigan (University of Florida)
1. Tatum, James. (Dartmouth College)
“Virgil Thomson and Countee Cullen’s Medea.”
2. Foster, Verna A. (Loyola University Chicago)
“Mother Medea and Her Children.”

3. Scharffenberger, Elizabeth. (Columbia University)
“Spoiled Royals in the City of Cadmus: Stephen Gridley’s Post-Oedipus and Martin Crimp’s The Rest Will Be Familiar To You From Cinema.”

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 59 The Working Class takes Center Stage: Harbor East E



Plays by Lee Hall, Arthur Miller, Sean O’Casey

And Naomi Wallace
Presiding: William Hutchings (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
1. Anderson, Douglas. (Caldwell University)

Enacting Worlds: Oppression, Hope and Performance in Two Plays by Naomi Wallace.”


2. Verrone, Trish. (Caldwell University)

The Personal and the Political: Working Class Issues in Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy.”


3. Lindroth, Mary. (Caldwell University)

The Work of Art in Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge and Lee Hall’s The Pitmen Painters.

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Session 60 Eugene O’Neill Society Meeting Harbor Club

Presiding: J. Chris Westgate (California State University, Fullerton), President of the Eugene O’Neill Society


This meeting is open to all interested parties.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016
10:30-11:45 a.m. Session 61 Plenary Session Harbor Club

Representations of Eugene O’Neill:
Fiction, Autobiography, and Adaptation


A Round-Table Discussion with Tony Kushner

Sponsored by the Eugene O’Neill Society

Presiding:

J. Chris Westgate (California State University, Fullerton), President of the Eugene O’Neill Society

David Palmer (Massachusetts Maritime Academy)


Panelists:

Jackson R. Bryer (University of Maryland)

Robert M. Dowling (Central Connecticut State University)

Jeffery Kennedy (Arizona State University)

William Davies King (University of California, Santa Barbara), Editor of Eugene O’Neill Review

Tony Kushner

Beth Wynstra (Babson College)
The life and dramas of Eugene O’Neill have been thoroughly intertwined, creating a complex image of the playwright in the popular imagination. Panelists in this discussion will consider how this image has been created through intermingled and evolving portraits in letters, theatre reviews, biography, fiction, film, opera, and adaptions of O’Neill’s own plays. The session will conclude with 25 minutes of open discussion with the audience.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Session 62 CDC Board Meeting Chesapeake Room
Board Members Only

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Session 63 Plenary Session Harbor Club


In Honor of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death

The Comparative Drama Conference Presents


Early Modern to Postmodern Shakespeares: Three Approaches

to the Staging of Romeo and Juliet
Presiding: Janna Segal (Mary Baldwin College) and Verna Foster (Loyola University Chicago)
Directors James Keegan (University of Delaware), Baron Kelly (University of Louisville), and Doreen Bechtol (Mary Baldwin College) will demonstrate three different approaches to staging the meeting of Romeo and Juliet: Cue Scripts; Meisner/Laban; and Viewpoints

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016
Awarding of The Philadelphia Constantinidis Essay in Critical Theory Award
Presiding: Kevin Wetmore (Loyola Marymount University)
The 2016 Philadelphia Constantinidis Essay in Critical Theory Award Winner:

C. W. "Toph" Marshall (University of British Columbia)

"Performance Reception and the Cambridge Greek Play:

Aristophanes' Frogs in 1936 and 1947"



Classical Receptions Journal 7.2 (2015): 177-202.
This year the selection committee consisted of Chairperson Kevin J. Wetmore Jr. (Loyola Marymount University), Helene Foley (Columbia University), Mary Kay Gamel (University of California, Santa Cruz), Kiki Gounaridou (Smith College),  Karelisa Hartigan (Emerita University of Florida), Melinda Powers (City University of New York)  Elizabeth Scharffenberger (Columbia University),  Gonda van Steen (University of Florida), and Kelly Younger (Loyola Marymount University). The CDC Board would like to extend its gratitude to the committee for their service.
The selection committee thanks those who nominated essays for this year’s award and strongly encourages nominations for next year’s award.
Call for Nominations: The 2017 Philadelphia Constantinidis Essay in Critical Theory Award

The Philadelphia Constantinidis Essay in Critical Theory Award in 2017 will be given to the best comparative essay on any aspect and period of Greek drama or theatre that was published in English in any journal in any country between January 1 and December 31, 2016. The award was established in 2006 in memory of Philadelphia Constantinidis to encourage research and writing on Greek drama and theatre. This is an open rank competition for academics, independent scholars, and doctoral students. The award is administered by the Board of the Comparative Drama Conference. The Board solicits nominations and self- nominations for this award. The winner will be notified by the Director of the Comparative Drama Conference, and will be offered complimentary hotel accommodations and a registration fee waiver to attend the 41st Comparative Drama Conference. The winner will also receive a check of one thousand dollars ($1,000) during the awards ceremony at the conference in 2017. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2016. Nominating letters and electronic copies of the essays (converted to Adobe PDF) should be emailed to Kevin.Wetmore@lmu.edu by December 31, 2016. Postal mail and faxes are not acceptable. The letter of nomination should include the name of the author of the published essay, the title of the essay, the year of publication, the name of the journal, the email address and postal address of the author, and a brief statement explaining why this essay was chosen for nomination. Recipients of the award are not eligible for nomination or self-nomination for a three-year period.




SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Session 64 Deranged Humor: Harbor West A The Comedic Plays of Christopher Durang

Presiding: Miriam Chirico (Eastern Connecticut State University)


1. Chirico, Miriam. (Eastern Connecticut State University)
“From Grand Guignol to the Grotesque: Black Humor in Durang’s Comedies.”
2. Combs, Robert. (The George Washington University)
“’T’Aint’s Funny, Magee’: The Laugh Track People in Betty’s Summer Vacation.”

3. Malarcher, Jay. (West Virginia University)

The Marriage of Parody and Satire: Christopher Durang’s Comedic Style.”

3:15 – 4:30 p. m. Session 65 Modifying the Meaning: Corporeality, Harbor West B

Sustainability, and Dramatic Strategy in Chekhov's Plays

Presiding: Verna Foster (Loyola University Chicago)


1. Ignatieva, Maria. (The Ohio State University-Lima)

Hamlet as a Dramatic Strategy in Chekhov’s The Seagull.”


2. Muza, Anna. (UC-Berkeley)

“Reality and Corporeality in Chekhov’s Drama.”
3. Rylkova, Galina. (University of Florida)

From Ivanov to Uncle Vanya: The Drama of Sustainability in Chekhov’s Plays.

3:15 – 4:30 p. m. Session 66 Medieval Plays and their Contemporary Harbor West C

Incarnations
Presiding: Graley Herren (Xavier University)
1. Wronski-Mayersak, Corey. (McDaniel College)
“On Skeletons and Souls: Representing Death in Late Medieval Drama.”
2. Brown, Aaron. (Baylor University)
“The Holy Land Experience: Where You Too Can Experience the Crucifixion.”

3. Michael, Nancy M. (The Catholic University of America)

“’It’s What You Leave Behind’: The Paper Salvations of Everyman and The Pillowman.”



SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Session 67 LGBT Identity Harbor East D

Presiding: Ellen Dolgin (Dominican College of Blauvelt)


1. Marks, Melinda. (Mary Baldwin College)
“Three Faces of Destiny: An Analysis of the Modern Medea Figure on the American Stage.”
2. Chizek, Nicholas. (Arizona State University)
“Bedazzling the Border: Drag Performance, Gender and Border Identity.”
3. Nesmith, Nathaniel G. (Middlebury College)
“Eric Bentley’s Identity Politics: Letters during the early phase of the Gay Rights Movement.”

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Session 68 A Theatre Journey from Japan to China: Harbor East E



Part One

Presiding: Yoshiko Fukushima (University of Hawaii at Hilo)


Respondent: Kevin Wetmore (Loyola Marymount University)
1. Rodman, Tara. (Northwestern University)
At The Hawk’s Well and the Dance Poem Movement in Japan.”
2. Fukushima, Yoshiko. (University of Hawaii at Hilo)
“Masuda Tarō Kaja and Mori Ritsuko’s The High Speed Comedy.

3. Quinn, Aragorn. (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
“Senda Koreya’s Laughing Letter and the Aesthetics of Defeat.”

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Session 69 Staged Reading Harbor Club



American Outlaws
Author: Adam Seidel
Director: Michael Curry
Cast: TBA
Dramaturg: Brittany Proudfoot Ginder


SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016
4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Session 70 Never Finding Neverland: Adolescence on Harbor West A

Trial in American Performance
Presiding: Nathaniel Nesmith (Middlebury College)
1. Cizmar, Elizabeth M. (Tufts University)
“’A Chain of Shackles’: Ernie McClintock, Black Masculinity and Equus.”
2. DiCintio, Matt. (Tufts University)
“’Nature Has Deprived This Young Lady of the Use of Her Hands’: The Virtues of the Armless Woman in the Early Republic.”
3. Smolos, Jennifer. (New York University)
“’Worlds Apart’: The Hermeneutics of Difference in Spring Awakening and Big River.”

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Session 71 G. B. Shaw Harbor West B


Presiding: Tony Stafford (University of Texas at El Paso)
1. Cameron, Rebecca. (DePaul University)

Risky Business: Gambling and Investment Culture in Shaw, Granville-Barker, and Sowerby.”


2. Brown, Jeffrey M. (University of the Sciences in Philadelphia)

“A ‘Monster of Illiteracy’: Pygmalion and the Politics of Reading.”
3. Tackett, Justin. (Stanford University)

“’A new art’: The Unspeakable in George Bernard Shaw’s Plays Unpleasant.”


4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Session 72 Shakespeare’s Classical and Medieval Influences Harbor West C


Presiding: Ian Andrew MacDonald (Independent Scholar)
1. Dodson-Robinson, Eric. (West Chester University of Pennsylvania)
“’Thy Father’s Spirit’: Seneca’s Haunting of Hamlet.”
2. Garganourakis, John. (Mercy College)
“A Hedonists’ Guide to Love and Murder: Celebrating the Grotesque in Shakespeare’s Early Roman Plays.”
3. Williams, Mary Frances. (Independent Scholar)
“The Demonic in Shakespeare’s Richard III and Athanasius’s Life of Antony.”

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016
4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Session 73 Modern and Contemporary American Theatre Harbor East D

through the Lens of Baudrillard
Presiding: Stratos Constantinidis (The Ohio State University)
1. Streufert, Paul D. (University of Texas at Tyler)

Spirits and Simulacra: Discerning the Real and the Fake in Eugene O’Neill’s Where the Cross is Made.”


2. Knox, A. J. (Platt College)

Reanimating the Past: Adaptation and Cultural Cannibalism in Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play.”


3. Meier, Inga. (Stephen F. Austin State University)

“’Different Desert, Same War’: Hyperreality, the Imaginary, and Drone Warfare in George Brant’s Grounded and Good Kill (Niccol, 2014).”

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Session 74 A Theatre Journey from Japan to China: Harbor East E

Part Two

Presiding: Yoshiko Fukushima (University of Hawaii at Hilo)


Respondent: Kevin Wetmore (Loyola Marymount University)
1. Zhao, Sophia. (Stanford University)
“From Adaptation to Liberation: Hong Shen’s Left-Wing Political Theater in the 1930s.”
2. Zheng , Gouhe. (Ball State University)
“The Orphan of Zhao and Beyond: A Study of Chinese Ideal of
Loyalty.”

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Session 75 Staged Reading Harbor Club


Con(vict) 12
Author: Raymond Hardie
Director: Judith Dolan
Cast: TBA
Dramaturg: Janna Segal

2017 CDC



April 7-9, Orlando, FL




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