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April 2012 Newsletter - Reverb

Appler, Vivian, PhD Student:

  • Southern Humanities Council - "Ana Mendieta's Shadows: Fire Sliuetas in Cold War Americas"
  • Pitt-CMU Regional Conference, Mar 31 -  'Waggis! A Theory of Mind and Mask'.

Bisaha, Dave, PhD Student:

  • Comparative Drama Conference, Apr 29-31, Baltimore -"Big Props, Big Problems: Exclusion, Loss, and the Journey in Contemporary International Theatre for Teens"
  • Director: "One Act," written by Matt Russak. University of Pittsburgh New Play Festival, February 2012.

Buckner, Jocelyn L., Postdoctoral Fellow:

  • Mid America Theatre Conference, Mar 1-4 2012, Chicago - "Working Girls: Sister Acts and Representations of the ‘American’ Working Class"
  • Facilitated “Reflective Materials: Ensuring Students See Themselves in the Syllabus” as part of the Pitt Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education's "Making Time for Diversity" workshop series.

Costello, Tommy, PhD Candidate:

  • American Conference for Irish Studies, Mar 14-17, New Orleans - "The Long Shot: Emigration and the Prospect of Return in Irish Diasporic Film".
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education, August 2-5, Washington, DC - "Staging Sex: The Ins and Outs of Creating Romance on Stage."

Crane, Robert, PhD Canditate:

  • Mid America Theatre Conference, Mar 1-4 2012, Chicago - "Actors Playing Workers and Workers Playing Actors: The Blue Blouse Movement and the Performance of Class."
  • Comparative Drama Conference, Apr 29-31, Baltimore - "The Simonov Episode: Russian Plays and the American Stage, 1942-1947."
  • Book Review, “Elena Siemens. Theatre in Passing: A Moscow Photo-Diary.”Slavic and East European Journal 55.4 (Winter 2011).

De Soto, Rachel, MA/PhD Student:

  • Pitt-CMU Regional Conference, Mar 31 - "Re-Shaping the Tragic Chorus: Aztec Myth and Performance in Cherríe Moraga’s The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea”
  • Dramaturg: "Harvest," written by Manjula Padmanabhan, University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre, March 29 April 7, 2012.

George, Kathleen, Professor:

  • Panel:  Eat, Place, Write: Creating a  Platform for Your Writing Using Setting and/or Food (South Hills Barnes and Noble)
  • Speech to PACWC (Provosts Advisory Cte for Women’s Concerns)  “My Life in Theatre and Fiction” (University Club)

Good, Kristi, PhD Student:

  • American Conference for Irish Studies, Mar 14-17, New Orleans - "Dramatic Commemoration in Sebastian Barry's 'Ghost Plays'".
  • American Theatre and Drama Society, May 28-30, Seville, Spain - "Halfway through the journey": Intertextuality and Collective Memory in McCraney's Brother/Sister Plays"
  • Workshop, January 2012: "Self Awareness vs. Self Consciousness: The Clinician Role Challenge"
  • Workshop, March 2012: "Exploring Archetypes for Character Development"

Jackson-Schebetta, Lisa, Assistant Professor:

  • Mid America Theatre Conference, Mar 1-4 2012, Chicago - "The Labor of Confrontation: The 1680 Viceregal Arches of Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz"
  • Selected to serve as the Theatre History Symposium Chair for MATC in 2013 (St Louis) and 2014 (tba)
  • Pitt-CMU Regional Conference, Mar 31 - "La Calle: Forgings of Spain in Margarita Xirgu’s and Cipriano Rivas y Cherif’s Production of Elmer Rice’s Street Scene"
Mangone, Don, Associate Professor: 
  • Hawaii University International Conferences on Arts and Humanities, January, Honolulu - "Teaching Stage Design and Collaboration in a Liberal Arts Environment"
Molldrem, Christiana, MA Student: 
  • Pitt-CMU Regional Conference, Mar 31  - "Dragging Mexico: Astrid Hadad's Performance Across Borders"
O'Rourke, Deirdre, PhD Candidate:
  • Comparative Drama Conference, Apr 29-31, Baltimore - “Paula Vogel: A Child of Feminism and Queer Theory."
Peterson, David, PhD Student:
  • Comparative Drama Conference, Apr 29-31, Baltimore - “Clowning as Performance and Dramaturgy in Two Productions of Godot”
  • Director: "Bend Down My Strange Face" by Moira Quigley, in the Pitt Rep's New Play Festival, January 2012

Porterfield, Melissa Ryan, PhD Canditate:

  • Mid America Theatre Conference, Mar 1-4 2012, Chicago -  "Blue-Collar Bard: Recalling Shakespeare through the Rhetoric of Labor"
  • Comparative Drama Conference, Apr 29-31, Baltimore -  “Filling the Void: An Exploration of the Empty Stomachs, Empty Wombs, and Empty Graves of Srbljanovic’s Barbelo, on Dogs and Children” 

Wood, Peter, PhD Student:

  • Comparative Drama Conference, Apr 29-31, Baltimore - "Back(lash) Into the Woods"