Replotting Performance Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

All events take place at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center, located at
275 N Jordan Avenue on Indiana University’s Bloomington Campus.

Friday, March 25th
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Registration Table Open Theatre Art Gallery

6:30 pm-7:15 pm
Pre-Show Talk and hors d’oeuvres* Theatre Art Gallery
Featuring: Peter Gil-Sheridan, Mauricio Miranda, and Bruce Walsh

7:30 pm-10:00 pm
Performance 1: Wells-Metz Theatre
Occupants by Mauricio Miranda

Saturday, March 26th
8:45 am-9:20 am
Breakfast* DeVault Lobby

9:20 am-9:25 am
Welcome A201

9:30 am-10:45 am
Panel 1a: Moving Through Language and Body A201
1. “Kinetic Image Schema – Performance Moving Through Metaphors in Windstorm”
Eric Heaps, Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University
2. “From choreo-singularity to choreo-anatomy: dancing the body-score of Becoming”
Laura Potrovic, Ph.D. Student in Theatre Studies, University of Paris 3- Sorbonne Nouvelle
3. “Space Animator: A ‘Bodymind’ Finds Flow with Suzuki Movement”
Justin Rincker, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University
Panel Chair: Bridget Sundin, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University

9:30 am-10:45 am
Panel 1b: Women, Politics, and Transformation Through Narrative A152
1. “Nationalist Mythology and Yeats’ Cyclical View of History”
Miriam Poole, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University
2. ““I love dirty stories’: Lost, Happy Voices and Female Narrative Transformation”
Susannah Stengel, M.A. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University
3. “The Pursuit of Identity by Women in The Force of Change and In the Blood”
Huihui Huang, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University
Panel Chair: Whit Emerson, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University

11:00 am-12:00 pm
Panel 2: Practice as Research Roundtable: Antigone A 201
Panelists: Katie Horwitz, M.F.A. Student in Directing, Indiana University
Ashley Dillard, M.F.A. Student in Acting, Indiana University
Liz Shea, Associate Professor & Director of IU Contemporary Dance Program, Indiana University
Adam McLean, Assistant Professor of Movement & Stage Combat, Indiana University
Moderator: Bridget Sundin, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University

12:00 pm-2:00 pm

2:00 pm- 3:00pm
Performance/Roundtable 2: A201
“‘In Some Other Life’; Methods of Adaptation in Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again”
Joshua Robinson, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University
Performers: Joey Birchler, Kayla Marie Eilers, Christian Fary, Mia Fitgibbon, Jimmy Hogan, Kaitlyn Mayse, Scott Van Wye, &
Michelle Zink; Amanda Li (Musical Direction), Kaitlyn Louise Smith (Choreography)
Moderator: Joe Stollenwerk

3:00 pm-4:15 pm
Panel 3a: Sheep, Sacrifice, Scotland, and Shootin’ A152
1. “Stage Violence as Religion, Ritual, Sacrifice”
Tom Oldham, Ph.D., Independent Scholar
2. “Performing Populism: A Play, a Pie, and a Pint”
Deana Nichols, Ph.D., Independent Scholar
3. “Annie Oakley, Folk Heroine and Actress”
Katherine A. Johnson, Ph.D. Student, Communication & Culture, Indiana University
4. “Disruptive Presences: Talking to Sheep in the Brome Abraham and Isaac”
Abby Ang, Ph.D. Student, English, Indiana University
Panel Chair: Whit Emerson, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University

3:00 pm-4:15 pm
Panel 3b: Verbal Art as Performance A201
1. “‘Wait. What did You Just Say?!’ Using Irving Goffman’s Expression Games To Analyze a Magic Performance”
Andres Lopez, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University
2. “Ethics and Ethnography: An Attempt in Understanding Dialect and Transcription”
Lora Smith, Ph.D. Student, Communication & Culture, Indiana University
3. “The Establishment and Maintenance of Short-Term Joking Relationships”
Sarah Campbell, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University
Panel Chair: Dr. John H. McDowell, Professor of Folklore, Indiana University

4:15 pm-4:45 pm
Snack Break* DeVault Lobby

4:45-4:55 pm
Presentation of Essay Prize A201
Dr. Jennifer Goodlander

5:00-6:00 pm
Panel 4: Bodies in Performance A201
1. “A Concrete Utopia: The Call of Authenticity and Hope in Gay Verbatim Theatre”
Brennan Murphy, B.A. Student in Theatre, Indiana University
2. “The Actor’s Verse: An Analysis of The Second Shepherd’s Play”
Alexis DeSollar, B.F.A. Student in Acting, Millikin University
Panel Chair: Andrés López, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University

6:00-7:30 pm
Catered Dinner * DeVault Lobby

Sunday, March 27th
Breakfast* DeVault Lobby

9:15 am-10:30 am
Panel 5: Race and Gender in Performance A201
1. “‘Help Us Stand Up Proudly Again’ – Lao She’s Love and Revolution”
Whit Emerson, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University
2. “Ramleela in Kangra Valley of Himalaya”
Chitra Upadhyaya, Freelance Journalist, University of Pune, India
3. “The Re-Construction of Gender –– Masculinized Women’s Body in the Chinese Model Opera”
Weiyu Li, M.A. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University
Panel Chair: Andrés López, Ph.D. Student in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University

10:45am- 11:45am
Keynote Address A201
“Sites of Possibilities: Converging Research and Creative Practice in Our Own Work”
Dr. Julia Listengarten, Professor of Theatre, University of Central Florida

Closing Remarks A201

Keynote Speaker Lucienne Guedes Fahrer Workshops and Lecture

The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, The Association for Research in Theater at IU, and Indiana University Student Association invite you to workshops and a lecture by:

Lucienne Guedes Fahrer  (University of São Paulo/Teatro da Vertigem)

Lucienne Guedes Fahrer

Lucienne Guedes Fahrer


“Working with Actors in Site-Specific Performance”

Tuesday, December 9, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Studio Theatre (Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. 275 North Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN)



“The Works of Lucienne Guedes Fahrer and the São Paulo Theatre Scene”

Wednesday, December 10, at 5:30 pm

A200 (Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center)


“The Collaborative Playwriting Process”

Thursday, December 11, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Studio Theatre (Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center)

Another lecture, co-sponsored with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will be offered in the Redbud Room of the Indiana Memorial Union, Wednesday, December 10, at 2:30 pm. This lecture will be in the Portuguese language and is entitled “O Processo Colaborativo de Criação.”


Cultural Indigestion Symposium Schedule

ART@IU Cultural Indigestion Conference

ART@IU Cultural Indigestion Conference

Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

Cultural Indigestion
3rd Annual Graduate Symposium on Theatre and Performance Studies

All events are in the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center, 275 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, with the exception of Panel 1 which is located at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408. There is free parking across the street from the theatre building, on the upper level of the Jordan Avenue Garage.

Friday, December 12
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Registration Table Open……………………………………………….Michaels Lobby

4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Panel 1: Mathers Museum Exhibit Opening – Still/Moving………..……Mathers Museum

6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Catered Dinner………..……………………………………………Lee Norvelle Center

8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Performance 1: Staged Reading of an Adaptation………………………….Studio Theatre
The Poisonwood Bible written and directed by Joe Stollenwerk

Saturday, December 13
8:45 am-9:20 am
Bagel Breakfast………………….…………………………………….Michaels Lobby

9:20 am-9:25 am
Welcome.………………………………………………………………Studio Theatre
Dr. Ronald Wainscott
Director of Graduate Studies and Head of Theatre History, Theory, and Literature


9:30 am-10:45 am
Panel 2a: Re- and Un-Known Musicals…………………………………………Studio Theatre
1. Capitalism Induced Cannibalization and the Contemporary American Musical Revival of Chicago
Mike Rodriguez, Masters Student in Theatre & Drama, Indiana University
2. When Hell Freezes Over, I’ll Skate: Vinnette Carroll’s Theatrical Melting Pot
Joe Stollenwerk, PhD Candidate in Theatre & Drama, Indiana University
3. Singing Multiculturalism; Bilingualism and the 2009 Production of West Side Story
Joshua Robinson, PhD Student in Theatre & Drama, Indiana University

9:30 am-10:45 am
Panel 2b: Transgressing Identity………………………….….………………….A 201
1. The Chinatown Cowboy: Re-masculating the Chinese Male Through the Drama of Frank Chin
Whit Emerson, PhD Student in Theatre & Drama, Indiana University
2. Transgressive Dramaturgy in Prison-Based Theatre
Julie Rada, Raymond C. Morals Fellow, University of Utah
3. Challenging Gender in Anna and the Tropics
Andres Lopez, PhD Student in Theatre & Drama, Indiana University
4. Chewing Up and Spitting Out a New White: Genet, Ward, Parks and the Absurd Terror of Whiteface
Susannah Stengel, Masters Student in Theatre & Drama, Indiana University
11:00 am-12:35 pm
Panel 3: Practical Multiculturalism Roundtable…………………..………………A 201
Moderator: Sara Taylor, PhD Student in Theatre & Drama, Indiana University
Panelists: Jennifer Goodlander, Assistant Professor of History,
Theory, and Literature, Indiana University
Mauricio Miranda, MFA Student in Playwriting, Indiana University
Bridgette Dreher, MFA Student in Scenic Design, Indiana University
David Koté, MFA Student in Directing, Indiana University
Caroline Huerta, BFA Student in Musical Theatre, Indiana University

12:45 pm-1:45 pm
Performance 2: Performance of a Translation…………………………….Studio Theatre
I Didn’t Expect Such Humanity by Lucienne Guedes Fahrer
Translated and Directed by Eric “C” Heaps
(mature content – nudity)

1:45 pm-3:00 pm

3:00 pm-4:15 pm
Panel 4a: Cultural Adaptation and Appropriation…………………………..Studio Theatre
1. War Bonnet: Racist and Sexualized Misappropriation of Native Dress
Emmie Pappa Eddy, Masters Student in Folklore, Indiana University
2. Rediscovering Shakespeare Through Translations
Brennan Murphy, Arts Management and Theatre & Drama Major, Indiana University
3. Thunder God: The Difficulties of Producing Chinese Theatre at an American University
Lucia Xioran Zhu, Theatre & Drama Major, Indiana University
3:00 pm-4:15 pm
Panel 4b: Western Influences in Asia…………………………………….………A 201
1. Post-Colonial Indian Theatre
Jashodhara Sen, M.A. in Theatre Arts, Mumbai University
2. Brecht in China
Weiyu Li, Masters Student in Theatre & Drama, Indiana University
3. Kim Jong-il on the Invention of Tradition and the Art of Propaganda
Sara Taylor, PhD Student in Theatre & Drama, Indiana University

4:15 pm-4:30 pm
Snack Break………………………………………………………Theatre West Alcove

4:30-4:45 pm
Presentation of Essay Prize…………………………………………….Studio Theatre
Dr. Jennifer Goodlander
Assistant Professor of History, Theory, and Literature, Indiana University

4:45-6:00 pm
Keynote Address
Processo Colaborativo de Criação (Collaborative Process of Creation)……Studio Theatre
Lucienne Guedes Fahrer, Professor of Playwriting, Escola Superior de Artes Celia Helena

6:00-7:30 pm
Dinner Break

7:30-9:00 pm
IU Theatre…………………………..…………………………….Wells-Metz Theatre
In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by David Koté
Talkback with David Koté and dramaturg Eric “C” Heaps to follow
Keynote Address

Lucienne Guedes Fahrer
Escola Superior de Artes Celia Helena
Professor of Playwriting

Lucienne Guedes Fahrer is a playwright, actor, director, professor, and researcher. She received her first degree from the University of São Paulo (USP) in Theatre with a specialization in Theory of the Theatre (2000) and her Master’s in Theatre (2011), also from USP. As an invited artist for the Teatro de Narradores, Cia., she put on her production of CIDADE CORO – CIDADE FIM – CIDADE REVERSO, as both playwright and co-driector. This production represented Brazil in the Messe Frankfurt in Germany in 2013. She was also an invited actor for Cia. Balagan (under the direction of Maria Thaís Lima Santos) in the project Cabras in 2013. She was a founding actress of Teatro da Vertigem, with whom she has put on the productions O Paraíso Perdido (1992), Apocalipse 1,11 (2000), e A última palavra é a penúltima 2.0 (2014). In 1998 she was invited to be principal of the Free School of Theatre in Santo André. She was an invited professor of the Theatre Department of ECA-USP in 2009, 2010, and 2013 and an invited director for the School of Dramatic Arts at USP in 2014. She is professor of playwriting at the Escola Superior de Artes Celia Helena em São Paulo. She has a wide range of experience in the arts, with an emphasis in playwriting and acting/directing, workign principally in the following areas: the creation process, playwriting, theatrical interpretation, the collaborative process, body techniques, vocal techniques, and performance. Currently she is working on her doctorate at USP under the direction of Sílvia Fernandes (beginning in 2012), with her work focusing on the creative processes in playwriting.

“A restauração e os deslocamentos da narratividade no teatro”
“Restoration and Displacement in the Narrativity of Theatre”

Dancers and Composers Collaborate in Practice-as-research Project

IU Contemporary Dance and the Jacobs School of Music’s Student Composer Association present their annual collaboration between student choreographers and composers:

Hammer and Nail

An evening of original student works performed by student dancers and musicians

Wednesday April 23-24 // Performances @ 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 323-3020

Hammer and Nail is an evening of contemporary dance featuring collaborations between Indiana University student choreographers and composers. It is a lively, dynamic event featuring the artistry and virtuosity of contemporary dance majors and the world-class Jacobs School of Music students.

An opportunity to hear live, original, musical scores accompany contemporary dance, it has become a favorite springtime event and is in its ninth year. The 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm programs feature different collaborations.

The event is free, and cash or non-perishable food donations are collected to benefit Hoosier Hills Community Food Bank.

Apr 21: MA/Phd Paper Presentations

IU’s Department of Theatre, Drama, & Contemporary Dance invite you to a presentation of graduate scholarship.

Selected MA/PhD students will share their work from the past year, followed by a response from theatre faculty.

Monday, April 21 // 4:30 pm
Wells-Metz Theatre
275 N. Jordan Ave. (Off the First Floor Theatre Lobby)
Reception to follow.

 Paper Presentations:

“‘Now I am loathest, alas, that ere was lost’: Satan’s Transformation(s) in the York Cycle”

Miriam Poole, PhD Student

 “Phenomenal Flatulence: A Consideration of Bodily Functions in The Imaginary Invalid”

Sarah Campbell, PhD Student

“Slaves in Algiers, or a Struggle for an American National Identity”

Michael Rodriguez, MA Student

“‘Well, I’ll be hanged for a halfpenny, if there be not some abomination knavery in this play’: Humor as Ugliness & Ugliness as Humor in Beaumont and Fletcher’s Knight of the Burning Pestle

Justin Rincker, PhD Student

Student Presenters:

Sarah Campbell
Sarah Campbell received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky and her M.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Directing from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her research interests include the phenomenological study of performance, the contemporary re-staging of Restoration texts, and Maya ritual performance in the Classic period. She is currently Vice President and conference co-chair for IU’s Association for Research in Theatre (ART@IU). Sarah is from Louisville, Kentucky.

Miriam Poole
Miriam received her B.A. in Theatre and German from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan and her M.A. in Theatre HIstory, Theory, and Literature from Indiana University. Her research interests include medieval theatre, German romanticism, and the theatrical activities of the Irish Literary Revival. Miriam is from West Chicago, Illinois.

Justin Rincker
Justin received both his B.A. in Anthropology and English Literature and his M.A. in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. His research interests include the combined work of Tadashi Suzuki and Anne Bogart and the history of movement on the stage, especially in comic performance. Justin’s directing and performance credits include productions with Metro Theatre Company, New Jewish Theatre, OnSite Theatre Company, Dramatic License Productions, and HotCity Theatre, all in St. Louis.

Michael Rodriguez Mike received his B.A. in Cinema and Drama from San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California. Before coming to IU, he worked as an actor, a tour guide in Paris, and an ESL teacher. His current research project includes a critical look at American stage productions depicting slavery during the late eighteenth century. Mike also works for the Telluride Film Festival as the Alumni Coordinator of the Student Symposium.

Apr 7: IU French & Italian Present Dr. Maurice Samuels on Mlle. Rachel and the “Golden Age” of Jewish Theatre

Rachel Félix

Mlle. Rachel (1855) by Edmond-Aimé-Florentin Geffroy

France’s Jewish Star: Mlle. Rachel at the Comédie Française

Monday, April 7, 2014 | 6:00 pm
Persimmon Room, Indiana Memorial Union

This talk examines one of the most stunning cases of Jewish integration in the “golden age” following emancipation: Rachel Félix, who became France’s most celebrated actress in the 1830s and 40s with her electrifying performances as the heroines of Racine and Corneille at the Comédie Française. The daughter of poor, Yiddish-speaking peddlers, Rachel single-handedly revived the neo-classical theatrical tradition while at the same time maintaining — some would say flaunting — her Jewish identity.  Reading the critical response to Rachel from the time, the speaker shows how she offered a model for the way French universalism, embodied in the neo-classical tradition, could be enabled rather than hindered by Jewishness.

This talks is sponsored by the Mary-Margaret Barr Koon Fund of the Department of French & Italian.

If you have a disability and need assistance, accommodations can be made to meet most needs. Please call 855-5458.

Dr. Maurice Samuels, Yale University

Dr. Maurice Samuels, Yale University

MAURICE SAMUELS is the Betty Jane Anlyan Professor of French in the Department of French at Yale University. He specializes in the literature and culture of 19th-century France and in Jewish Studies. He is the author of The Spectacular Past:  Popular History and the Novel in Nineteenth-Century France (Cornell UP, 2004) and Inventing the Israelite:  Jewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France (Stanford UP, 2010), which won the MLA’s Scaglione Prize. He is also co-editor of a Nineteenth-Century Jewish Literature Reader (Stanford UP, 2013) and is currently working on a new book on the relationship of antisemitism and philosemitism in France, from the French Revolution to the present.



Apr 11: IU Cinema Presents an Evening of Works by and about Richard Foreman

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Friday, April 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm
IU Cinema

Heralded as “the Godfather of the American avant-garde,” Richard Foreman, founder of the Ontological-HystericTheater, has been creating unique theatrical visions for over 45 years. Astronome: A Night at the Opera, his collaboration with avant-garde composer John Zorn and documented by filmmaker Henry Hills, presents “a disturbing initiation” that is singular in Foreman’s career, yet still bears the indelible marks of Foreman’s style.As a companion piece, Hills’ own King Richard is a revealing portrait of the artist, which is both a charming interview and a filmic reflection of the theatrical world Foreman has created.

IU Cinema’s Underground Film Series is presented in partnership with the Indiana University Department of Communication and Culture, whose programming team that includes Russell Sheaffer, Laura Ivins-Hulley, Eric Zobel, Jamie Hook, Christopher Miles, Brian Graney and Joan Hawkins.

ForemanRICHARD FOREMAN has written, directed and designed over fifty of his own plays both in the United States and abroad.  Five of his plays have received “OBIE” awards as best play of the year—and he has received five other “OBIE’S” for directing and for ‘sustained achievement’.  He has received the annual Literature award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a “Lifetime Achievement in the Theater” award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the PEN Club Master American Dramatist Award, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and in 2004 was elected officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France.  His archives and work materials have recently been acquired by the Bobst Library at NYU.Foreman is the founder and artistic director of the non-profit Ontological-Hysteric Theater (1968-present).  Since the early seventies his work and company have been funded by the NEA, NYSCA, as well as many other foundations and private individuals.  In the early 1980s a branch of the theater was established in Paris and funded by the French government.  The theater is currently located in the historic St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery in New York City’s East Village neighborhood, and serves as a home to Foreman’s annual productions as well as to other local and international artists. Seven collections of his plays have already been published, and books studying his work have been published in New York, Paris, Berlin and Tokyo.

ZornJOHN ZORN draws on his experience in a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore punk, classical, klezmer, film, cartoon, popular and improvised music, John Zorn has created an influential body of work that defies academic categories. A native of New York City, he has been a central figure in the downtown scene since 1975, incorporating a wide range of musicians in various compositional formats. He learned alchemical synthesis from Harry Smith, structural ontology with Richard Foreman, how to make art out of garbage with Jack Smith, cathartic expression at Sluggs and hermetic intuition from Joseph Cornell. Early inspirations include American innovators Ives, Varese, Cage, Carter and Partch, the European tradition of Berg, Stravinsky, Boulez and Kagel, soundtrack composers Herrmann, Morricone and Stalling as well as avant-garde theater, film, art and literature.

HillsHENRY HILLS was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and received his B.A. in English from Washington & Lee University and an M.F.A. in filmmaking in 1978 from the San Francisco Art Institute where he studied with James Broughton, George Kuchar, and Hollis Frampton. Hills has made 22 short experimental films since 1975, and has frequently collaborated with composer John Zorn and choreographer Sally Silvers including 1992 Festival Favorite, Little Lieutenant,which was storyboarded and cut to a Zorn arrangement of a Kurt Weill song. Hills’ work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library (Donnell Media Center and Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library) , the Archives du Film Experimental d’Avignon, the Arsenal in Berlin, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Rocky Mountain Film Center, SUNY Buffalo, Bard College, Wayne State University, and the Miami-Dade Public Library. He has been a member of the faculty in film at the Pratt Institute and the San Francisco Art Institute and has been Professor at the film academy FAMU in Prague since 2005.