ATDS Graduate Students at ATHE 2013

ATDS Graduate Representative Nicole Berkin has shared this impressive list of graduate students presenting on ATDS panels at this year’s ATHE.

Nelson Barre, National University of Ireland, Galway
Paper: “Drinking with the Cast: The Price We Pay for Inclusion in Once”
Panel: Economy of Spectatorship: The Site of Performance as Pedagogical and Commercial Playground
Paper: “Memory in the Menagerie of Human Possibility: Chekhov Lizardbrain at Play”
Panel: Playing with Audience Expectations: Unexpected Pleasures in the Audience

Michael John Boynton, University of Maryland
Paper: “Nerd Slam Poetry: Play, Participation, and Identity Formation”
Panel (Coordinator): “Community Building, Community Playing”

Jessica Drew, Indiana University
Paper: “Performing Destruction: Monster Trucks and the Myth of America”
Panel: “Community Building, Community Playing”

Donatella Galella, CUNY Graduate Center
Paper: “A Raisin in the Shade: Revisiting the (Un)Popular Musical”
Panel (Coordinator): Playing Well with “Others”: Post-60s Popular Black Musicals
Paper: “Arena Stage and Circulating National Theatre in the 60s”
Panel: Playing the National Stage: How Arena Stage Contributed to a National Theatre Culture

Brian Granger, University of California, Santa Barbara
Paper: “How Many Critics Does It Take to Find a Popular Black Musical?: The Strange Historiography of The Wiz”
Panel: Playing Well with “Others”: Post-60s Popular Black Musicals

Dwayne Mann, Northwestern University
Paper: “What Color Is the Road to Oz?”
Panel: Playing Well with “Others”: Post-60s Popular Black Musicals

Michelle Salerno, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Paper: “Friendly Enemies and Anti-Germanism during the Great War”
Panel: Playing in the Margins: Outsiders in Modern American Theatre

Christopher Silsby, CUNY Graduate Center
Paper: “Scottsboro Limit(ed): Re-Staging Racial Tragedy as Broadway Minstrelsy”
Panel: Playing Well with “Others”: Post-60s Popular Black Musicals

Elynne Whaley, Northwestern University
Paper: “Our Stage Work is Grand and Our Lives Can Be Made Beautiful”: Forging Transnational African American Professional Performer Legacies in The Colored American Magazine (1900-1909)”
Panel: Curtains Up! ATDS Debut Panel

Ji Hyon (Kayla) Yuh, CUNY Graduate Center
“Are They Supposed to be Blacks?”: Race in the (Inter)national Productions of Dreamgirls
Panel: Playing Well with “Others”: Post-60s Popular Black Musicals

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