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Family Room
SETC’s Women+ in Theatre Committee and the Parent Artist Advocacy League are collaborating once again to bring attendees with children a quiet, tucked-away room designated for relaxation and re-connection during the convention. In addition, a Parent & Caregiver Resource Packet has been created to help you prepare for your visit to Louisville, Ky.  Wed./Thur./Fri. | 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM    Sat. | 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

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Tuesday, February 25
 

12:00pm EST

OSHA10 General Entertainment Safety Workshop: IATSE/USITT Alliance Course (Day 1)
Cost: $30 | Includes OSHA Training Booklet & Membership Card | Pre-Registration Required

The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. The modules taught in this class have been formatted to fit the live entertainment industry by members of the ICAP (IATSE Craft Advancement Committee) as a part of the OSHA/USITT/IATSE Alliance.

This is part one of a two-day training course.

Speakers

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:00pm - 9:00pm EST
CC - LO 19/15

4:30pm EST

Finance Committee Meeting
Meeting of the SETC Finance Committee

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
CC - Boardroom B
 
Wednesday, February 26
 

8:00am EST

8:00am EST

Actors Alley
For Actors & Dancers
Head to actors alley for a comfortable spot to warm-up your voice, rehearse your routine, dump your bag, or find a chair.

Just up the escalators from the Audition Room


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
CC - North Pre-Function Upper Concourse

8:00am EST

SETC Family Room
This quiet, tucked-away room is intended for new parents and attendees traveling with their family/children to have a designated space to relax and reconnect during the convention. Tables and chairs will be provided. Feel free to bring your own toys, games and other childcare/nursing supplies. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a day care or babysitting service; parents are responsible for ensuring that children remain in the company of a trusted adult at all times.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:00am - 7:00pm EST
CC - LO 25

8:15am EST

Personnel Meeting
Meeting of the SETC Personnel Committee.

Moderators
avatar for Jack Benjamin

Jack Benjamin

Professor Emeritus, USC Aiken
Jack retired in 2018 after 32 years at the University of South Carolina Aiken and is Professor Emeritus. Jack served as chair of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts from 1996 until his retirement and as Executive Director of the Etherredge Center from 2012 until his retirement... Read More →

Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:15am - 9:00am EST
CC - LO 23

9:00am EST

Administration Council and Finance Council Meeting
Meeting of the SETC Administration Council.

Moderators
avatar for Maegan McNerney Azar

Maegan McNerney Azar

Chair of Theatre Arts, Furman University Theatre Arts
Maegan McNerney Azar is the Associate Professor of Acting & Directing and Chair of Theatre Arts at Furman University in Greenville, SC, President of the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), and a Past President of South Carolina Theatre Association (SCTA). She received her BS in... Read More →

Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 23

9:00am EST

State Council Meeting
Annual meeting of the State Representatives.

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 24

9:00am EST

15th Annual Teachers Institute
We’re thrilled to welcome Tectonic Theater Project to lead our 15th annual Teachers Institute in a day of Moment Work training. Pre-registration is required by January 22nd. 

The SETC Teachers Institute is an all-day seminar designed for: middle and high school teachers who use or integrate theatre techniques into their classroom; directors of theatre arts programs; teaching artists; and students studying to be theatre educators.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm EST
CC - Ballroom A-B

10:30am EST

Division Council Meeting
Annual meeting of the chairs from SETC’s five divisions: Theatre for Youth, Secondary School Theatre, College and University Theatre, Community Theatre and Professional Theatre.

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 23

11:00am EST

Services Council Meeting
Meeting of the SETC Services Council.

Moderators
avatar for Lee Crouse

Lee Crouse

Educational Services Manager and Sponsorships, Southeastern Theatre Conference
After ten years on the Theatre Faculty at the Mississippi University for Women and a brief time with the Virginia Theatre Association, Lee is delighted and grateful to join the staff of SETC.  He has contributed to SETC for the past 10 years as a board member, most recently in the... Read More →

Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm EST
CC - M 108

12:00pm EST

SETC Check-In and Registration Desk
This is the place to register on-site and/or pick up your badge!

Keep Tabs on Your Name Badge and Program:
Your name badge is mandatory for admittance to workshops, callbacks, interviews, performances, presentations, etc.

The SETC Registration Desk will require proof of ID and will charge a $5 fee to replace a lost name badge or program.

The SETC Registration Desk opens a half-hour early (7:30 – 8:00 am) to serve only Professional Auditionees so they can beat the lines and check in before each day’s mandatory morning briefing

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Nielsen

Amanda Nielsen

Administrative Assistant, SETC
Amanda is a graduate of Covenant College, where she earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in business, music and theatre. Currently, Amanda is part of the Piedmont Fellows, a 10-month professional development program that equips young professionals through... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Theodora

Elizabeth Theodora

Membership & Technology Manager, SETC
Elizabeth got her start in theatre as a stage manager in the United Kingdom, working for theatres such as The Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre and National Theatre. She was also personal assistant to theatre director Katie Mitchell and actor Gawn Grainger. She has dabbled in assistant... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:00pm - 8:00pm EST
CC - South Pre-function Upper Concourse

12:00pm EST

SETC Convention and Louisville Info Hubs
Information Hub:
Visit this booth for general convention information, schedule changes, directions, and our lost and found.

Louisville, Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau Table: Stop by and learn more about restaurants, places of interest and activities in our host city!

Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:00pm - 8:00pm EST
CC - South Pre-function Upper Concourse

1:45pm EST

ExCom, Board & Advisory Council Meeting
Combined ExCom, Board and Advisory Council meeting. Open to all.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Gibson

Jeff Gibson

SETC President, Middle Tennessee State University
Jeff Gibson currently serves as Chair of Theatre and Dance at Middle Tennessee State University. He is President of SETC and is a past chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region IV. Prior to MTSU, Jeff worked at Watkins College of Art&Design and the Alabama... Read More →

Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:45pm - 4:30pm EST
CC - M 108

3:00pm EST

Theatre for Youth Festival Orientation
Meeting for all Theatre for Youth Festival participants.

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
CC - Ballroom D-E

3:30pm EST

From Booking to Settlement: A Discussion with the Kentucky Performing Arts Staff
Explore working in a presenting venue and follow the process of taking a show from booking to financial settlement. Kentucky Performing Arts staff will be on hand to share how they get the show from the road to the stage.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm EST
CC - M 112

4:00pm EST

Design/Tech Convention Planning Meeting
Meeting to discuss design/tech events hosted by the committee during the convention. All design/tech focused participants welcome.

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 12

4:00pm EST

Theatrical Makeup: Blood, Guts and Gore
In this classroom demonstration-style program, students will learn a range of application techniques for trauma simulation leading toward zombie application. Special attention will be given to basic household kitchen materials that can be used to enhance special effects.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Centenary University
Stephen Michael Davis is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Centenary University and a proud member of the AEA. He has a B.F.A. in acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University and an M.F.A. in directing from USC, where he received the Two Thumbs Up Teaching Award for... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 02

4:00pm EST

Movement Playground: Teachers Teaching Teachers (and Everyone Else!)
Open to all, this is an opportunity to play with diverse approaches to teaching movement for performers. Come prepared to learn, interact and — if you like — share. Come play!

Speakers
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Andrew Ray

Certified Stage Combat Instructor, Society of American Fight Directors
Andrew is an actor, fight director and educator who works from coast to coast. He is a certified stage combat instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors that holds a BA in Theatre from The University of Kentucky and an MA in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University where... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - Ballroom C

4:00pm EST

Acting Interest Meeting
This is a meeting of all SETC members interested in the field of acting.

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 01

4:00pm EST

Finding Your Voice: Ideas for the Transitioning Actor and Singer
A masterclass and discussion for actors and singers who are transitioning. Questions regarding registration, vocal production and repertoire will be addressed. The session will end with an open discussion of experiences and tips.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Edgar

Grace Edgar

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Northwestern State University
Grace Edgar, Mezzo-Soprano, received her Doctorate in Vocal Performance with a minor in Opera Directing from the University of Houston. Before beginning her doctoral studies, Dr. Edgar was a member of the Opera New Jersey Studio and a Resident Artist in the Marion Roose Pullin Studio... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 04

4:00pm EST

Directing Shakespeare: Subtext and Lear’s “Darker Purpose”
How big is Lear's downfall? It all depends on how high we set him from the start. A consideration of a few possible alternatives based on character choices and actions. A brief text analysis of Act 1, Scene 1 from "King Lear."

Speakers
avatar for Cornel Gabara

Cornel Gabara

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THEATRE, WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
Cornel Gabara is an Associate Professor of Theatre at West Virginia University. He started his professional career as an actor at The National Theatre of Bucharest where he performed under renowned directors such as Andrei Serban and Robert Wilson. He continued his journey in theatre... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 09/05

4:00pm EST

Creating Your Own Work: Utilizing Yourself in Your Art
From concept to script to production, this on-your-feet session will cover a wide range of performance type and will empower you to get to work! Work begets work, and this workshop will get you working.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher  Booth

Christopher Booth

Director of Admissions, Atlantic Acting School
Chris Booth is an award winning New York based actor, writer, comedian, storyteller, and Director of Admissions at the Atlantic Acting School._x000D_ _x000D_ His television work includes: National Geographic’s "Brain Games" as well as being the co-creator, writer, and co-star... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 19/15

4:00pm EST

Stage Management Prompt Book Review by Equity Stage Managers
New and seasoned stage mangers are invited to take this opportunity to sit with an Equity stage manager and analyze your prompt books. Learn some new tricks and get tips on ways to improve your work.

Speakers
avatar for Julie A. Richardson

Julie A. Richardson

Freelance, Free Lance Director/Stage manager
Directed Shakespeare In Love at Montford Park Players in 2018Directed Horn In The West 2008-2013coordinated Stages Of History - a look at NC outdoor theaters in 2008 on the Horn In The West stage.Worked in several outdoor venues and plays- Horn In The West, The Lost Colony, Blue Jacket... Read More →
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Stacy Blackburn

Academic Production Manager/Head of Stage Management/Interim Program Chair, Lindenwood University
Stacy, a proud member of Actors' Equity for 21 years, is currently the Academic Production Manager/Head of Stage Management/interim program chair for Lindenwood University. Stacy has worked professionally as a PSM all over the country, including 6 years as the PSM for STAGES St. Louis... Read More →
avatar for Jeffery Cochran

Jeffery Cochran

Professor of Stage and Production Management, Oklahoma City University
Jeff Cochran is the Professor of Stage and Production Management at Oklahoma City University. As head of the stage and production management program, Mr. Cochran oversees its academic and production components for the School of Theatre and the Bass School of Music. In addition to... Read More →
avatar for Karen Baker

Karen Baker

Full time Professor, The University of Alabama Huntsville
Karen Baker is a Full Time Lecturer at the University of Alabama Huntsville. She received her MFA in Directing from The University of Alabama. Karen has been a member of SETC since 2010.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 06

4:00pm EST

SETC Orientation: Navigate the Next 3½ Days
Get an overview of the events that make up the 2020 SETC Convention and receive personal guidance on how to get the most of the programming based on YOUR interests.

Moderators
avatar for Bradley Branham

Bradley Branham

Program Manager, Southeastern Theatre Conference
Bradley is a theatre artist from Lynchburg, VA, where he earned a BA from Lynchburg College in Theatre Performance and Public Relations. He formerly served as the Managing Director of Virginia Theatre Association where he had the opportunity to connect, develop, nurture and advocate... Read More →
avatar for Lee Crouse

Lee Crouse

Educational Services Manager and Sponsorships, Southeastern Theatre Conference
After ten years on the Theatre Faculty at the Mississippi University for Women and a brief time with the Virginia Theatre Association, Lee is delighted and grateful to join the staff of SETC.  He has contributed to SETC for the past 10 years as a board member, most recently in the... Read More →
avatar for Susie Prueter

Susie Prueter

Executive Director, Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)
The mission of SETC is personal for Susie. Like countless other SETC success stories, she was fortunate to have landed a graduate assistantship at an SETC Convention, thus jump-starting her career. She is thrilled to be with SETC and have the opportunity to pay it forward!Prior to... Read More →

Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 07

5:15pm EST

Ashlee Latimer Masterclass & Pizza Party
For Pre-Registered High School Groups.

Speakers
avatar for Ashlee Latimer

Ashlee Latimer

Thursday Keynote
Ashlee Latimer is a producer and writer based in New York City. Co-producing projects include: The Inheritance (Broadway), Once On This Island (Tony Award), The Jungle (West End), and Be More Chill (Broadway, Off-Broadway).Currently, Ashlee handles creative development for Hunter... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU Theatre and Dance aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully enter professional fields of dance and theatre, within the context of a comprehensive liberal arts education. Our training programs emphasize performance and production, with students... Read More →
avatar for PerformerStuff.com

PerformerStuff.com

We are a team of directors, writers, teachers, choreographers, composers, and performers who have identified a huge need for appropriate materials that can be used by performers for auditions and competitions. We are constantly working to bring you what you need, when you need it... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:15pm - 7:30pm EST
Kentucky Center for the Arts 501 W Main St.

5:30pm EST

Disney Cocktail Reception for Professional Theatre Reps & Convention Presenters
Invite only. Special reception for presenters and professional company reps.

Sponsors
avatar for Disney Theatrical Group

Disney Theatrical Group

Director of Theatrical Licensing, Disney Theatrical Group
The live show, stageplay and musical production arm of The Walt Disney Company.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm EST
CC - Ballroom D-E

6:00pm EST

Musical Theatre Coaching Sessions
Professional and college auditionees can sign up for 10-minute slots at the door to work on their audition materials one-on-one with a vocal coach and accompanist.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm EST
CC - LO 30

7:00pm EST

Undergraduate Auditionee Briefing
Learn more about the undergraduate audition process and meet with the audition staff. 

Speakers
avatar for Cadie Burks

Cadie Burks

Educational Services Manager, SETC
Cadie is a graduate of Hollins University where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Biology. Her work experience includes three years as a member of SETC’s Operations Team from 2014 to 2016 for the Spring Annual Convention; a year as a Resident Professional Arts Administration Intern... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:00pm - 7:15pm EST
CC - M 104/107

7:00pm EST

The Atlantic Acting Technique: A Practical Approach to Acting
Steeped in the rich lineage of the later Stanislavski-based approaches, The Atlantic Technique (Practical Aesthetics) focuses on script analysis and moment-to-moment work and offers the actor an accessible tool kit and a craftsman-like approach to the art of acting. Teachers and students welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher  Booth

Christopher Booth

Director of Admissions, Atlantic Acting School
Chris Booth is an award winning New York based actor, writer, comedian, storyteller, and Director of Admissions at the Atlantic Acting School._x000D_ _x000D_ His television work includes: National Geographic’s "Brain Games" as well as being the co-creator, writer, and co-star... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm EST
CC - Ballroom B

7:00pm EST

Unarmed Combat in the Round
Hide technique in plain sight, and trick the audience into seeing what you want them to see.

Speakers
AR

Andrew Ray

Certified Stage Combat Instructor, Society of American Fight Directors
Andrew is an actor, fight director and educator who works from coast to coast. He is a certified stage combat instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors that holds a BA in Theatre from The University of Kentucky and an MA in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University where... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm EST
CC - M 108

7:00pm EST

Voice and Acting Techniques for Pop/Rock Auditions
This presentation will help teachers and performers learn how to identify musical style and investigate and execute a point of view within pop/rock style music for the purpose of auditioning for musicals.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Shively

Kim Shively

Assistant Professor, Elon University
Kim Shively is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Performing Arts at Elon University where she teaches acting and directs. A member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, Kim has enjoyed a professional career in Theatre, TV, Commercials, Hosting and Voice-over. Professional... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm EST
CC - LO 02

7:00pm EST

Quick Characters and the Expressive Actor Technique
Within minutes, create a concrete and truthful character that meets the needs of casting directors or the rehearsal process.

Speakers
avatar for T. Fulton Burns

T. Fulton Burns

Professor, Marshall University
T. FULTON BURNS (SDC & MFA) is a professional educator, performer, director and fight choreographer, and a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He has worked as an assistant director with Moises Kaufman, collaborated & performed with the Living Theatre, danced... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm EST
CC - LO 09/05

7:00pm EST

Design Is Dramaturgy: Approaching the Designer as Storyteller
Along with their fellow collaborators, designers are storytellers, adaptors and translators. This workshop will present strategies to answer the question: "How can we as educators move beyond the traditional modes of teaching design to help train the multidisciplinary artists of the future?"

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Robin

Natalie Robin

Program Head, Theater Design & Technology, University of the Arts
Natalie Robin is a Philadelphia-based lighting designer whose work focuses on new American plays, contemporary dance, unexpected musicals and site-specific performance. She believes that design is dramaturgy and is interested in how the generative text for work can be found in movement... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm EST
CC - LO 01

7:00pm EST

Auditions Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the SETC Auditions Committee.

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:00pm - 8:20pm EST
CC - M 100/103

7:00pm EST

Prepare Your SETC Undergraduate Audition with the Accompanist
Meet the Undergraduate Auditions accompanist and practice your audition on the stage where the  auditions will be held. Jamey will help you with your timing and give suggestions for a better performance.

Speakers

Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
CC - M 104/107

7:00pm EST

Theatre Job Fair: Production Resume Review
Candidates seeking technical theatre positions via Theatre Job Fair have an opportunity to get their resumes reviewed/critiqued by technical theatre professionals prior to interviewing.

Moderators
avatar for Constance Smith

Constance Smith

Director of Technical Theatre, Chipola College
Constance R. Smith holds an MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University, a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production from Auburn University and an MS in Recreational Therapy (Expressive Arts Therapy) from the University of South Alabama. Smith has been working in scenic... Read More →

Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:00pm - 9:30pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

8:00pm EST

Design/Tech Mixer
All techies and designers who work or study in any aspect of technical theatre or design are welcome. Snacks and cash bar.

Sponsors
avatar for 4Wall Entertainment Lighting

4Wall Entertainment Lighting

Usedlighting.com provides a great place to buy, sell, and trade professional lighting equipment. Owned and operated by 4Wall Entertainment, the site is constantly updated with gear listed not only from 4Wall rental stock, but from users all around the country. Just take a look at... Read More →
avatar for IA Stage

IA Stage

InterAmerica Stage, Inc., is a stage rigging and specialty equipment company that provides contracting, consulting, project management, design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance services for the broadcast and entertainment industries.Our experience allows us to work effectively... Read More →
avatar for XS Lighting & Sound

XS Lighting & Sound

Owner, XS Lighting & Sound
XS Lighting, LLC is a multifaceted sales, design, installation, rental and production company located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri that specializes in the creation of high-impact, lighting, visualization and auralization.LightingSoundVideoSoftgoods and theatrical curtains, including... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST
CC - Ballroom D-E

8:30pm EST

Nerves Be Gone! Secrets to Audition Success
Auditioning for an Undergraduate College or University? Get last minute audition tips in an evening that is dedicated to empowering YOU to own the audition room!

Sponsors
avatar for PerformerStuff.com

PerformerStuff.com

We are a team of directors, writers, teachers, choreographers, composers, and performers who have identified a huge need for appropriate materials that can be used by performers for auditions and competitions. We are constantly working to bring you what you need, when you need it... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm EST
CC - M 104/107

10:00pm EST

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Orientation & Auditions
The festival begins! All pre-registered participants meet for introductions and orientation. Actors present their monologues for the playwrights and directors. Pre-registration is required.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm EST
CC - Ballroom D-E
 
Thursday, February 27
 

12:01am EST

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Authors to Work!
Playwrights pen their plays overnight! Playwrights gather with playwriting mentor at 3:00 AM for a read-thru to check progress.

For pre-registered SETC convention attendees.


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:01am - 12:16am EST
CC - LO 06

7:00am EST

Secondary School Directors Meeting
Festival meeting directors to get an overview of the festival and what to expect over the next few days. 

Speakers
avatar for Cadie Burks

Cadie Burks

Educational Services Manager, SETC
Cadie is a graduate of Hollins University where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Biology. Her work experience includes three years as a member of SETC’s Operations Team from 2014 to 2016 for the Spring Annual Convention; a year as a Resident Professional Arts Administration Intern... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 7:00am - 7:30am EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

7:00am EST

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Readings
Directors and playwrights gather with their playwriting mentor for a final read-thru. Shows are assigned to directors.

Pre-registration is required.


Thursday February 27, 2020 7:00am - 9:00am EST
CC - LO 06

7:30am EST

Undergraduate Auditionee Warm-Up
Speakers
avatar for Cadie Burks

Cadie Burks

Educational Services Manager, SETC
Cadie is a graduate of Hollins University where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Biology. Her work experience includes three years as a member of SETC’s Operations Team from 2014 to 2016 for the Spring Annual Convention; a year as a Resident Professional Arts Administration Intern... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 7:30am - 8:00am EST
CC - M113

8:00am EST

Actor Warm-Up
A combined voice and movement warm-up for the actor. Connect to breath, enliven the resonators, and work articulators. Connect to your center and core to find balance and release muscular tension.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Tate

Jason Tate

Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice, Florida State University
Jason Paul Tate is a New York City based director, choreographer and performer who has been fortunate enough to speak the speech at the Public's Delacorte, tread the boards at the Metropolitan Opera and to walk the planks of a Pirate stunt show. As a movement and fight director he... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
CC - Ballroom C

8:00am EST

Partnered Yoga for Theatre Performers
Through partnered explorations in yoga, we’ll connect through breath and discover calming flexibility by support from our partners. Previous yoga experience is not required.

Speakers
avatar for T. Fulton Burns

T. Fulton Burns

Professor, Marshall University
T. FULTON BURNS (SDC & MFA) is a professional educator, performer, director and fight choreographer, and a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He has worked as an assistant director with Moises Kaufman, collaborated & performed with the Living Theatre, danced... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
CC - Ballroom B

8:00am EST

Publications Committee/Southern Theatre Editorial Board Meeting
Annual meeting of the Publications Committee with the Southern Theatre Editorial Board. Open to all.

Moderators
Thursday February 27, 2020 8:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 24

8:00am EST

Gus’ Green Room
All professional auditionees and registered job candidates are welcome to hang out, relax, get refreshed, get answers and meet others in Gus’ Green Room, named in memory of Troy “Gus” Gillette. Show your Professional Auditions or Theatre Job Fair badge for entry.

Gus served in many capacities during his tenure with SETC. He was a member of the Professional Audition Team for many years, volunteered in the Theatre Job Fair, assisted with volunteer coor-dination, and hosted the “Green Room” in 2016 and 2017 where he always provided a warm smile, a comforting response and a quiet respite from the convention’s chaos for professional auditionees and job seekers. He passed away following the 2017 SETC Convention.

Sponsors
avatar for Break A Leg Network

Break A Leg Network

Entertainment Industry Employment Resource The Break A Leg network was designed to create a place where all people involved in the creation of theatre art can connect, learn, and research legitimate jobs in a focused, reliable, and on an easy-to-navigate website. I am hoping this... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
CC - North Pre-Function Upper Concourse

8:00am EST

Actors Alley
For Actors & Dancers
Head to actors alley for a comfortable spot to warm-up your voice, rehearse your routine, dump your bag, or find a chair.

Just up the escalators from the Audition Room


Thursday February 27, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
CC - North Pre-Function Upper Concourse

8:00am EST

SETC Check-In and Registration Desk
This is the place to register on-site and/or pick up your badge!

Keep Tabs on Your Name Badge and Program:
Your name badge is mandatory for admittance to workshops, callbacks, interviews, performances, presentations, etc.

The SETC Registration Desk will require proof of ID and will charge a $5 fee to replace a lost name badge or program.

The SETC Registration Desk opens a half-hour early (7:30 – 8:00 am) to serve only Professional Auditionees so they can beat the lines and check in before each day’s mandatory morning briefing

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Nielsen

Amanda Nielsen

Administrative Assistant, SETC
Amanda is a graduate of Covenant College, where she earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in business, music and theatre. Currently, Amanda is part of the Piedmont Fellows, a 10-month professional development program that equips young professionals through... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Theodora

Elizabeth Theodora

Membership & Technology Manager, SETC
Elizabeth got her start in theatre as a stage manager in the United Kingdom, working for theatres such as The Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre and National Theatre. She was also personal assistant to theatre director Katie Mitchell and actor Gawn Grainger. She has dabbled in assistant... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday February 27, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
CC - South Pre-function Upper Concourse

8:00am EST

SETC Convention and Louisville Info Hubs
Information Hub:
Visit this booth for general convention information, schedule changes, directions, and our lost and found.

Louisville, Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau Table: Stop by and learn more about restaurants, places of interest and activities in our host city!

Thursday February 27, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
CC - South Pre-function Upper Concourse

8:00am EST

SETC Family Room
This quiet, tucked-away room is intended for new parents and attendees traveling with their family/children to have a designated space to relax and reconnect during the convention. Tables and chairs will be provided. Feel free to bring your own toys, games and other childcare/nursing supplies. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a day care or babysitting service; parents are responsible for ensuring that children remain in the company of a trusted adult at all times.


Thursday February 27, 2020 8:00am - 7:00pm EST
CC - LO 25

8:30am EST

Undergraduate Auditions
All auditionees check-in during their mandatory briefing 30 minutes prior to their scheduled flight time.

Speakers
avatar for Cadie Burks

Cadie Burks

Educational Services Manager, SETC
Cadie is a graduate of Hollins University where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Biology. Her work experience includes three years as a member of SETC’s Operations Team from 2014 to 2016 for the Spring Annual Convention; a year as a Resident Professional Arts Administration Intern... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday February 27, 2020 8:30am - 6:00pm EST
CC - M 104/107

9:00am EST

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Casting
Directors cast the shows! At 9:30 AM, Actors report to be given casting assignments and set rehearsal schedules. Directing mentor sets check-in times with directors. Pre-registration required.


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EST
CC - LO 17/18

9:00am EST

Actors Theatre of Louisville Tour
Join ATL Staff for a tour of the lobby, theatre, and backstage of the renowned regional theatre. Meet at the ATL Box Office, a 7-minute walk from the KICC. Tour is limited to 25 people First come, first served.


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

9:00am EST

Removing Barriers Through Authentic Communications
Break down silos and eliminate jargon so you can create meaningful, relevant communications that will resonate with your audience. We'll look at case studies from the arts world and beyond as well as data that will guide you to messaging more effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Ceci Dadisman

Ceci Dadisman

Arts Marketing Consultant, Cardinal + Company


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 11

9:00am EST

Vectorworks Viewports: From Concept to Construction
Explore the viewports function of Vectorworks to create storyboards, paint elevations and construction drawings. Discuss collaboration and file sharing best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Sabrina Hykes-Davis

Sabrina Hykes-Davis

Assistant Professor Design and Entertainment Technology, California University of Pennsylvania
Sabrina Hykes-Davis teaches in the Design and Entertainment Technology Concentration at Cal U. She holds an MFA from West Virginia University and a BA from Point Park College. As a former AmeriCorps member she is happiest creating theatre for underserved communities. She currently... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 10/14

9:00am EST

Directing Interest Meeting
This is a meeting of all SETC participants interested in the field of directing.

Moderators
Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 27

9:00am EST

Thinking Theatrically: Putting Your Own Twist on Classic Disney Stories
Explore the creative process of producing classic titles in your community. Learn how to make your production one-of-a-kind. Discover how unique solutions can inspire the creative process of theatremaking. This session will provide actionable take-aways to apply to any show or theatre setting.

Speakers
avatar for Disney Theatrical Group

Disney Theatrical Group

Director of Theatrical Licensing, Disney Theatrical Group
The live show, stageplay and musical production arm of The Walt Disney Company.


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 12

9:00am EST

KCACTF Region 4 Revealed: Structure, Operations and Opportunities
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival continues to evolve and provide opportunities for faculty and students in all aspects of theatre production and performance. Come explore the possibilities and new programs that the festival has to offer.

Speakers

Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 23

9:00am EST

Dream On! Educational Touring for College Recruiting
Learn how one small college department created an educational tour of “A Midsummer Night's Dream” as a recruiting tool that also served as a great learning experience for students.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Crook

Paul Crook

Executive Director of the Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken
Paul B. Crook is the Executive Director of the Etherredge Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, on the campus of USC Aiken, where he also serves on the theatre faculty. A long-time SETC member, with service on various committees, Paul is also a director and actor who has worked... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 03

9:00am EST

Act the Song With Movement
Incorporate movement to help tell the story when auditioning for musicals. This workshop takes the ideas of Rudolf Laban and Jacques Lecoq to help actors achieve an authentic storyline through music. Bring a 16-bar cut you wish to work on.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn University

Lynn University

Chair, Theatre Department, University of Mobile
Stewart currently works at the University of Mobile as Theatre Chair where he teaches movement and acting for the musical.


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - Ballroom A

9:00am EST

Boost Your Shakespeare Monologue in Just One Session!
Get expert feedback and coaching on your Shakespeare monologue before laying it all on the line. Flex your acting muscles, and elevate your confidence — whatever the stakes.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Mooney Repertory

Timothy Mooney Repertory

Executive Director, Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre
Timothy Mooney author/adaptor of "Breakneck Hamlet," "Breakneck Julius Caesar," "Lot O’Shakespeare" and "Moliere than Thou!" His acting textbook, "Acting at the Speed of Life" is popular at high schools and colleges, and his seventeen new versions of the plays of Moliere have been... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 01

9:00am EST

Improv: Theatre Without Books!
Improv has become an essential aspect of any professional acting training. This interactive workshop will get participants on their feet and out of their heads as we explore the fundamentals of dynamic, spontaneous storytelling.

Speakers
avatar for James Cronin

James Cronin

VoiceOver Actor, Los Angeles, CA
James Patrick Cronin has narrated over 600 audiobooks including New York Times Best Sellers, Edgar and Nebula Awards nominees, and a National Book Award finalist. He has narrated the works of Noam Chomsky and Dean Koontz, among others. His work has been recognized with numerous Audie... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - Ballroom C

9:00am EST

Transformation Into Fierceness
This dance class will showcase smooth, sharp and sensual movement from various styles of hip-hop. Dancers will be encouraged to find their inner ferocious beast mode in order to build confidence, not just in movement but in their inner voice.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Alterio

Anthony Alterio

Assistant Professor of Dance, State University of New York at Fredonia (SUNY-Fredonia)
Anthony Alterio is currently on faculty in the Theatre & Dance Department at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He explores representations of effeminate gay men in pop culture as part of a larger interest in how dancers present themselves. Anthony pushes extremes on stage... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - Ballroom B

9:00am EST

Working With Michael Chekhov's Artistic Frames
Chekhov's Artistic Frames is a technique for your memorized monologues. You will be introduced to the concepts of polarity, beginning, middle, ending, baptism and episodes. The work is immediately applicable and will enhance your presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Lionel Walsh

Lionel Walsh

Professor, University of Windsor/Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium
Lionel is a professor at the School of Dramatic Art, University of Windsor, where he teaches acting in the BFA program. He an actor, director, and Artist Director of Northern Bruce Theatre, for which he directed Salt-Water Moon in July 2019. He is the Director of the Inspired Acting... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 09/05

9:00am EST

Collaborating With Disabled and Neurodiverse Artists
To demystify collaboration with artists with disabilities, we will address working with physical limitations as well as working with neurodiverse performers.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Bruce

Brandon Bruce

Executive Artistic Director, Birmingham Children's Theatre
Brandon Bruce serves as the Executive Artistic Director of the Birmingham Children's Theatre, where he's directed Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Three Musketeers, Cinderella, James and the Giant Peach, and Einstein is a Dummy. Previously, Brandon served as Artistic Director for... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 19/15

9:00am EST

How to Create Professional Blocking Books for Early-Career Stage Managers
Early college and high school stage managers will learn how to create professional-level blocking books. See functional examples, receive handouts for future use, and spend time actively learning how to take professional-level blocking.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffery Cochran

Jeffery Cochran

Professor of Stage and Production Management, Oklahoma City University
Jeff Cochran is the Professor of Stage and Production Management at Oklahoma City University. As head of the stage and production management program, Mr. Cochran oversees its academic and production components for the School of Theatre and the Bass School of Music. In addition to... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 13

9:00am EST

Don't Go Broke: Budgeting and Financial Planning for Artists
Learn some techniques for using Excel, Numbers, Google Sheets or your favorite spreadsheet program to budget your monthly expenses. Get some ideas about taxes, debt, investing and some expenses you might not have considered. Bring your laptop if you have it, or just listen and share ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Slusser

Stephanie Slusser

Part-Time Faculty, Wayne State University
Stephanie is the Theatre Services Coordinator at the Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro, NC, and a member of the Part-Time Faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She is originally from southeast Georgia and has worked professionally at Georgia Ensemble Theatre, the Hilberry... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 06

9:00am EST

Healthy Tips for Managing Stress
Theatre is stressful. But there are ways to manage stress in order to create a more positive experience and protect one's body, mind and spirit. In this workshop, students and recent grads can learn healthy habits to last a lifetime; more seasoned practitioners can understand how to improve.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Rohe

Kathryn Rohe

Associate Professor, Ball State University
Kathryn Rohe is currently teaching at Ball State University, after a 16-year professional career in New York. While in NYC, she designed extensively for the award-winning off-Broadway theatre company Transport Group. Seven of her shows with TG were world premieres, including "And... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 08

9:00am EST

Interdisciplinary Studies: Opportunities for Costume Collaboration
Delve into opportunities for costume designers and technicians to conduct collaborative research activities beyond theatre and across research fields, universities and cultural institutions.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly James-Penot

Kelly James-Penot

Costume Shop Supervisor, University of Southern Mississippi
Kelly James-Penot is the Costume Shop Supervisor at The University of Southern Mississippi. Her Costume Design and Technology work has taken her to opera houses, ballet companies, and regional theatres across the nation. She has assisted many Broadway and International designers supervised... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 16

9:00am EST

Key Plays: Life Changers
Our panel will share those plays and productions we have seen or been a part of which have changed the ways we think of theatre, see theatre, and teach theatre.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Burch

Steven Burch

Professor, University of Alabama, Department of Theatre and Dance
Professor of Theatre History and Playwriting at University of Alabama; since 2005 co-artistic director of the Rude Mechanicals, Tuscaloosa's free Shakespeare in the Park company, author of Stranislavski in Ireland: The Focus at Fifty.


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 02

9:00am EST

Keynote Emerging Artists of Promise Meeting I
Daily orientation for KEAP recipients.

The 2020 KEAP award winners:
Ronnae Moore
Heather Dean
Chiagozie Onukogu
Paige Hemmer
Sophia Coscia

Moderators
Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
LO 21/22

9:00am EST

Beyond Tracy Turnblad: Fat Women in Theatre Discussion
Indeed, there is life beyond Tracy Turnblad. This roundtable discussion will examine the nature and nurture of fat women in the theatre field. Focusing on fat actors and characters, we'll dissect conventional viewing practices, fatphobia and "believability" of fat women on stage.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Wilcher

Claire Wilcher

Graduate Assistant/Teacher, Michigan State University
Claire Wilcher is a second-year MFA candidate in acting at Michigan State University. Specializing in women in theatre, intimacy direction, and theatre of the body, Claire is constructing a degree that can best be described as focusing on "compassionate acting." She has taught acting... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 20

9:00am EST

Theatre for Youth Festival Performance: The Odyssey
The Odyssey is the story not only of Odysseus' journey home from the Trojan War but of his son Telemachus' path to find out who he truly is. As Odysseus encounters the one-eyed Cyclops, Telemachus struggles to keep their home safe from greedy suitors. As Odysseus battles raging seas and the sly Circe, Telemachus himself sets sail to find his father. And on their parallel journeys, Odysseus and Telemachus encounter monsters and seas so treacherous that they are challenged to their limits. Will they survive to return home? If they do, what kind of heroes will they have become?

Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
CC - Ballroom D-E

9:00am EST

Musical Theatre Coaching Sessions
Professional and college auditionees can sign up for 10-minute slots at the door to work on their audition materials one-on-one with a vocal coach and accompanist.

Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 30

9:30am EST

Commercial Exhibitors Meeting
Meeting for Commercial Exhibitors.

Speakers

Thursday February 27, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

10:00am EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "The Trench" (Perry HS)
THE TRENCH  
Georgia – Perry High School
Written by Oliver Lansley
Directed by Joseph Sendek

Thursday February 27, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

10:00am EST

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Rehearsals
Ten-Minute Play Festival groups work together to rehearse their plays. Pre-registration is required.


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm EST
CC - M 108

10:00am EST

Exhibit Hall Open: Commercial Exhibits & Education Expo
Stop by the Exhibit Hall to view commercial and educational displays. Network with commercial exhibitors and college, university and training program representatives.

Moderators
Thursday February 27, 2020 10:00am - 7:00pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

10:00am EST

10:00am EST

SCAN Trivia @ Exhibit Hall
Visit SCANTrvia, setup an account, and Scan the QR code here to get started and earn your first 50 points! During convention, you’ll have the chance to earn even more points by scanning QR codes at the Interactive Game Wall near registration and participating exhibitor booths! Prizes will be announced on social media and given away each day of convention.

Prizes provided by:
Beltbox
Production Advantage
The Light Source
XS Lighting and Sound
SETC



Thursday February 27, 2020 10:00am - 7:00pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

10:15am EST

Ready to Direct: Job Fair Offstage Showcase
Pre-selected Ready to Direct Competition candidates are introduced with their portfolios to hiring theatre representatives from the Theatre Job Fair for a chance at discussion and interview. Note: Based on companies’ schedules, a theatre may ask to meet and interview you at a different time after this initial introduction.

Moderators
Thursday February 27, 2020 10:15am - 10:30am EST
CC - Exhibit Hall
  For Directors

10:30am EST

Endowment/Development Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the Endowment/Development Committee.

Moderators
Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 23

10:30am EST

Thinking Beyond "The Model Is Broken": New Theatre Organizational Structures
Introducing new ways of breaking down hierarchical leadership structures and bringing the creative ways of working from the rehearsal hall into the office and the board room. Examine the new Lead Collaboration model embraced by a professional not-for-profit theatre.

Speakers
avatar for Preston Lane

Preston Lane

Producing Artistic Director, Triad Stage
Preston is Founding Artistic Director of Triad Stage, where in 19 seasons he has produced over 120 productions and directed over 60. Before coming to Greensboro, Preston was Artistic Associate at Dallas Theater Center. As a playwright, Preston’s plays and adaptations have been produced... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 08

10:30am EST

Podcasting: Extending the Conversation
The Farm Theater’s “Bullpen Sessions” is a podcast where working artists talk about how they got to where they are. We will share what you need to create a podcast — from recording and editing to distribution — as well as the values of diverse guests and a focused area of interest.

Speakers
avatar for Padraic Lillis

Padraic Lillis

Founding Artistic Director, The Farm Theater
Padraic Lillis is the Founding Artistic Director of The Farm Theater. He is also an award winning director, writer, and educator. The Farm's College Collaboration Project has been featured in American Theatre Magazine and its playwrights have been recognized nationally by the Kennedy... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 16

10:30am EST

Design South: Costume Technology and Properties
Workshop showcasing what colleagues in the fields of costume and props technology are working on.

Speakers
LR

Logan Reagan

Production Manager and Technical Director, Berry College
Logan Reagan is the Production Manager and Technical Director at Berry College where he teaches Technical Production and Design. He has served as Assistant Professor at MSSU, Properties Master at Des Moines Metro Opera, Technical Director and Scenic Designer at Market House Theatre... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 12

10:30am EST

Sound Design for Musicals
From early planning to execution, get an overview of all steps involved with sound design for musicals.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Drashner

Nicholas Drashner

Assistant Professor of Sound Design & Projection Design, Kent State University
Nicholas Drashner is a sound designer, projection designer, composer, and interdisciplinary artist. He is Assistant Professor of Sound Design at Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance. He holds an MFA in Sound Design for Theatre and Dance, and a BA in Interdisciplinary... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 11

10:30am EST

Portfolio Creation for Theatrical Designers and Technicians
Theatrical designers and technicians applying for collegiate programs or professional work will get tips and tricks for putting together a successful portfolio.

Speakers
DP

Dale Pickard

Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound Design, Austin Peay State University
Dale Pickard is the Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound Design at Austin Peay State University. Dale has designed professionally for companies across America, including the Heritage Theatre Festival, Sacramento Theatre Company, and Festival 56.


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 17/18

10:30am EST

Sketching, Rendering and Model Making for the Theatre
Designers from the region will demonstrate techniques of drawing, painting and model making. Feel courageous and dive in to learn a new skill, or merely watch to see how a professional does it.

Speakers
avatar for J. Theresa Bush (she/they)

J. Theresa Bush (she/they)

Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology, University of Southern Mississippi
J. Theresa Bush is Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology for the Theatre Program in the School of Performing and Visual Arts at USM. Research includes Theatre for Social Justice, EDIA, and Digital Rendering Techniques. She is a USA 829 and IATSE cardholder.
avatar for Eric Abele

Eric Abele

Lecturer of Costume Design, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Eric Abele is a theatrical designer and construction artist, who specializes in costume and puppet design for Theatre for Young Audiences. Professionally he has designed costumes for Baltimore/DC area theatres including Everyman Theatre, REP Stage, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre... Read More →
LR

Lauren Roark

Assistant Professor of Costume Design, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Lauren T. Roark is an Assistant Professor of Costume Design at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Select regional credits include productions with the Tony-Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Milwaukee Repertory... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Gaffney

Jessica Gaffney

Chair of Theatre, Cape Fear Community College
Earned her BA from the University at Albany with a major in theatre and MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in costume design. Recent Professional Design credits include: The Glass Menagerie, Next to Normal, The Little Mermaid Jr. for the Mill Mountain Theatre. Ms. Gaffney also... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 10/14

10:30am EST

Auteur/Director/Designer Collaboration: Edinburgh Fringe Case Study
A director, designer and author/performer walk into a theatre . . . now what? The creation of theatre demands effective collaboration among the creative team. Using a devised movement piece at Edinburgh Fringe as a case study, learn about the hurdles and aids to clear communication. For all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Kelley Schoger

Kelley Schoger

Assistant Professor of Acting and Movement, University of Alabama
Kelley Schoger is Assistant Professor of Acting and Movement in the undergraduate and graduate theatre programs at University of Alabama. She is an actor, movement specialist and certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Kelley worked professionally in New York City as an actor... Read More →
avatar for Matt Reynolds

Matt Reynolds

Assistant Professor of Lighting, Sound, & Digital Design, The University of Alabama
Matt Reynolds serves as Assistant Professor of Lighting, Sound, & Digital Design at The University of Alabama. His work has been enjoyed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 59E59 (Off-Broadway), Horizon Theatre (Atlanta), Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis), Cardinal Stage (Bloomington), Brown... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 07

10:30am EST

What Rules You? A Director's Rules for Success
Gain a solid foundation of concepts that every director can use to build on in their work. Covering storytelling, problem-solving and attention to detail, this workshop seeks to support and build skills in young directors.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Crook

Paul Crook

Executive Director of the Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken
Paul B. Crook is the Executive Director of the Etherredge Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, on the campus of USC Aiken, where he also serves on the theatre faculty. A long-time SETC member, with service on various committees, Paul is also a director and actor who has worked... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 27

10:30am EST

Laban and Chekhov: Shape and Psychological Gesture
Bring the theories and practices of Rudolph Laban and Michael Chekhov together by exploring how the concept of shape can support psychological gesture. Participants will have a practical experience of discovering how physical choices support and enhance psychological choices.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Mizenko

Jennifer Mizenko

Professor, The University of Mississippi
Jennifer Mizenko is a Professor of Dance and Movement for the Actor at the University of Mississippi. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College, and an M.A. in dance from The Ohio State University. Her expanded studies include period dance with Wendy Hilton and Richard Powers... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - Ballroom C

10:30am EST

Sing Out, Louise! Singing and the Alexander Technique
Come explore how to produce a fuller, richer singing voice with the Alexander Technique! This workshop will give you tips and tricks for better breathing, expanding your range, and doing less while belting. Terrified of singing? AT can help with that, too!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Matthews

Laura Matthews

Adjunct Faculty, Elmhurst College
Laura Matthews is an adjunct faculty member at Elmhurst College. She holds an MFA in Pedagogy and Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in Musical Theatre and Interdisciplinary Communication Studies from Elmhurst College. She is also a certified Alexander Technique... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - Ballroom A

10:30am EST

Exposition and Its Discontents: How to Write Exposition for Plays
We’ll look at a range of models — classic through contemporary — as examples of how exposition works and how it can be dealt with. Participants will leave with the tools they need to write great backstory in their plays.

Speakers
AP

Andrew Pederson

Professor of English, Concordia University Chicago
Andy Pederson is a playwright and professor. His plays have been produced in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Memphis, Indianapolis, and several other places. He has written 10 plays, including IN THE SOUNDLESS AWE (with Jayme McGhan), which had its world premiere with the New Light... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 06

10:30am EST

Basics of Stage Management: What Beginners Need to Know
Discuss the basics of what makes for good stage managers and assistant stage managers.

Speakers
avatar for Julie A. Richardson

Julie A. Richardson

Freelance, Free Lance Director/Stage manager
Directed Shakespeare In Love at Montford Park Players in 2018Directed Horn In The West 2008-2013coordinated Stages Of History - a look at NC outdoor theaters in 2008 on the Horn In The West stage.Worked in several outdoor venues and plays- Horn In The West, The Lost Colony, Blue Jacket... Read More →
RL

Russell Luke

independent artist, Freelance stage manger/director.
Russell has taught Management and Directing at the college level for 14 years and is now a freelance director


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 13

10:30am EST

Activism Beyond Gender: A Non-Binary Framework for "Women's Theatre"
As organizations that have formed in order to create a space for female voices to create and be heard, how do we honor that while adapting to a changing understanding of what gender is? How do we serve our members and what language do we use to define our membership without marginalizing cis female individuals or our trans, non-binary, and gender-fluid individuals?

Speakers
avatar for Jeni Benavides

Jeni Benavides

Associate Program Director, The Girl Project
Jeni serves as Woodford Theatre’s Education Director & is thrilled to call Woodford her artistic home. Based in the Lexington, KY, area, Jeni is also an activist, educator, & team leader for The Girl Project (TGP), working with middle- and high-school girls to devise original work... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Becker Weig

Vanessa Becker Weig

Co-founder/ Artistic Director, The Girl Project / Woodford Theatre
I am a director, educator, actor, and grass roots organizer. I am a musical theatre geek and an activist who likes to create something from nothing.


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 20

10:30am EST

Carpe Diem! Start With Yourself!
Learn a new language of life, Nonviolent Communication (NVC), to enhance both personal and professional relationships! NVC reaches below the surface, teaching assertive language techniques through a four-part process enriching both speaker and listener whether on stage or off.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Kapusinski

Holly Kapusinski

Independent Health/Wellness Consultant, Life Cycle Balance LLC
Holly Kapusinski MSN, RN NC-BC has been in the health and wellness industry for 32 years and has had a life long interest in the impact of nutrition on a person’s well being, along with alternative healing therapies, and the mind, body, and spirit connections to a person’s well... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 19/15

10:30am EST

The Laws You Need to Know
Get an overview of legal issues for the theatre. Topics include sexual harassment, copyright, contracts, censorship, personal injury, taxes, discrimination, ADA, immigration and more. Whether you’re management, talent or tech, it’s important to have legal knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Ellison

Daniel Ellison

Professor/Attorney, Duke University & Daniel Ellison, Attorney at Law
Daniel Ellison is an arts-law attorney in private practice in Durham, NC. He has been working with theaters, playwrights, artists, non-profit arts organizations, and for-profit arts entrepreneurs for over twenty years. He teaches “Legal Issues for the Performing Arts,” in the... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 02

10:30am EST

Theatre for Youth Festival Performance: "Huck Finn"
Two runaways – a boy and an enslaved man – team-up for adventure on the mighty Mississippi! Huckleberry Finn finds freedom on the run, out-thinking colorful con-men, narrowly escaping a family feud, and even passing as a girl as he and Jim make their way down the “big river.” On the journey, they learn lessons of integrity, dignity, and friendship. At turns dramatic then hilarious, two performers and one storytelling troubadour play a dozen characters in this timeless tale, uniquely adapted from Mark Twain’s classic American novel.

Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
CC - Ballroom D-E

10:30am EST

A Theatre for All: Creating Equity for Disabled Theatremakers (Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Special Series)
In this panel led by some of the country’s leading advocates for disabled theatre makers, we’ll discuss casting initiatives related to disability inclusion for both theatre companies and training programs, as well as practical tools to help disabled artists and craftspeople succeed and find opportunity. We’ll share strategies and best practices for how to expand the culture of our organizations and training programs by nurturing and encouraging artistic practices rooted in authentic and inter-sectional lived experiences that reflect our changing world.  At this session, several members of the disabled community who recently participated in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s inclusive casting initiative will be present to share their experience.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Bruno

Christine Bruno

CHRISTINE BRUNO (actor/teaching artist/disability inclusion consultant) MFA — acting & directing, the New School. Member — The Actors Studio, NY Shakespeare Exchange; Advisory Company member, National Disability Theatre. Leadership — SAG-AFTRA NY Local Board; Chair, SAG-AFTRA... Read More →
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Zachary Meicher-Buzzi

Zachary currently serves as the artistic manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville, handling the daily operation and planning for the artistic departments, including New Play development, casting, negotiation of artist contracts, production budgeting and leading special projects. He... Read More →
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Talleri McRae

Talleri is a disabled theatre artist living in Louisville KY. Locally, she partners with several organizations including Actors Theatre of Louisville, the KY Center for the Arts, and Arts for All KY. She is the co-founder of National Disability Theatre with Mickey Rowe. Talleri is... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 12:45pm EST
CC - M 112

10:30am EST

Dance Prep: Preparation, Presentation & Career Planning
This workshop will demonstrate the dance audition format given at SETC with focus on dancing and career opportunities.

Speakers

Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 12:50pm EST
CC - M 111

10:30am EST

Theatre Job Fair
Candidates meet/interview employers for off-stage jobs. NOTE: Only pre-registered job candidates are admitted until 1:00 p.m.

Moderators
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Constance Smith

Director of Technical Theatre, Chipola College
Constance R. Smith holds an MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University, a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production from Auburn University and an MS in Recreational Therapy (Expressive Arts Therapy) from the University of South Alabama. Smith has been working in scenic... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 10:30am - 6:00pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

11:00am EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "The History of Tom Jones"
THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES  
Virginia – Jefferson Forest High School
Written by Dennis M. Maganza
Adapted into a one-act play by Luis Munoz Based on the book by Henry Fielding;
Directed by Spence and Niki White

Thursday February 27, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

12:00pm EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "The Exile and the Onion Girl"
THE EXILE AND THE ONION GIRL  
Mississippi – Clinton High School
Written by Lindsay Price
Directed by Sarah Hankins



Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

12:00pm EST

Past Presidents Committee Meeting
A meeting for the Past Presidents of the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Benjamin

Jack Benjamin

Professor Emeritus, USC Aiken
Jack retired in 2018 after 32 years at the University of South Carolina Aiken and is Professor Emeritus. Jack served as chair of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts from 1996 until his retirement and as Executive Director of the Etherredge Center from 2012 until his retirement... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 23

12:00pm EST

Scholarship Procedures Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the chairs of the Porterfield, Ballew, Smith, Halbach, Wilson, Behm, Holiday, Spiegel and Secondary School Scholarship Awards.

Moderators
Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 24

12:00pm EST

Organization Restructuring for Growing Organizations
As you experience growth, you may face the difficult task of restructuring to meet the current needs of your organization. We'll discuss executive leadership models, leadership transitions, job description changes, reallocating employee resources, and helping unhelpful employees learn to move on.

Speakers
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Robert Thomas

Executive Director, Lakeshore Players Theatre
Rob is a consummate and dedicated nonprofit arts leader, as well as an occasional performer and playwright, currently serving as Executive Director of Lakeshore Players Theatre in suburban Saint Paul, MN. Rob has been contracted for various administrative and management roles for... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 13

12:00pm EST

Costume Design Through Digital Rendering
Are you fascinated by digital rendering but unsure how to get started? This workshop will share research, tips, activities and lesson plans to push costume designers away from their No. 2 pencils and onto their iPads to create dynamic and professional sketches.

Speakers
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Eric Abele

Lecturer of Costume Design, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Eric Abele is a theatrical designer and construction artist, who specializes in costume and puppet design for Theatre for Young Audiences. Professionally he has designed costumes for Baltimore/DC area theatres including Everyman Theatre, REP Stage, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 02

12:00pm EST

Design South: Projections
Projection designers present their work and answer questions related to typical problems encountered in projections and digital media for theatre.

Speakers
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Joseph Payne

Associate Professor of Sound and Digital Media, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Joe Payne teaches Projection Design, Sound Design, and Digital Media for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Over the Past 20 years, Joe has designed more than 150 productions throughout the country, including seventeen seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, Syracuse... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 12

12:00pm EST

High Volume: Introduction to Achieving Voluminous Historic Hairstyles
A survey of roller set technique, backcombing and styling for high-volume hairstyles common in retro designs from the 1960s and 70s and applicable to historic styles where volume is required (e.g. Rococo period). Come observe, or bring a mannequin head with hair and backcomb to participate fully!

Speakers
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Jeremy Bernardoni

Assistant Professor of Costume Design, Louisiana State University
Jeremy Bernardoni is currently the Assistant Professor of Costume Design at Louisiana State University. He has taught, designed and draped professionally for film, theater, dance, music theater and the fashion industry across the U.S. and in France. Additionally, He designs commercial... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 10/14

12:00pm EST

From College Student to Working Adult: Tips for Transitioning
Life after college is hard to imagine. Get an overview of what to expect along with tips on how to survive as you transition into adulthood. This workshop will show you how your life and career could unfold if you follow a few simple basics.

Speakers
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Kathryn Rohe

Associate Professor, Ball State University
Kathryn Rohe is currently teaching at Ball State University, after a 16-year professional career in New York. While in NYC, she designed extensively for the award-winning off-Broadway theatre company Transport Group. Seven of her shows with TG were world premieres, including "And... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 16

12:00pm EST

Looking for Normal: Stagecraft Practices at Small Colleges and Universities
Discuss stagecraft standards and practices at small colleges or universities. Teaching and learning styles, textbooks, and theories will be addressed. Intended for educators, instructors and academics.

Speakers
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Heather Sinclair

Technical Director/Assistant Professor of Theatre, Randolph College
Heather is the Technical Director and an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA. She has earned her MFA from Kent State University and a BS from Ball State University. Recent works include Season TD for Endstation Theatre (VA), Season TD for the Theater... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 06

12:00pm EST

Storytelling in a Transitioning World: Diversifying Academia
Come explore approaches to diversifying educational theatre programs — the texts, people, etc. This is an opportunity to share challenges and ideas and to discuss trends among our own colleges and companies. After a brief presentation, we’ll open it up to the room for discussion.

Speakers
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Pamela Sears

Professor, Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus
Pamela Z. Sears is a Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University, Armstrong campus. Her principal teaching specialties are acting, movement and voice. In addition, Professor Sears is the Assistant Chair for the Department of Communication Arts on the Armstrong campus and is... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 01

12:00pm EST

What Is Intimacy Direction? Intimate Insights
Theatre practitioners of all levels are invited to learn everything they need to know about what an Intimacy Director does, when they are needed, and more.

Speakers
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Allison Bibicoff

Director, Choreographer & Intimacy Director, Independent Artist
I\\'m a director, choreographer and intimacy director.www.AllisonBibicoff.com


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 11

12:00pm EST

Lecoq Training for Actors: Playing With Movement
An introduction to the movement training approach of the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Though physical exercises and improvisations, students discover the connection between their bodies and emotion, emotion and movement, and movement and theatre.

Speakers
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David Gaines

Adjunct Professor of Theatre, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
David Gaines is an actor and director who specializes in movement, mask, improvisation, commedia, and clown. A graduate of the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, his London company, Moving Picture Mime Show, successfully toured the world for 10 years. He then taught at the Ecole Lecoq... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - Ballroom C

12:00pm EST

Stage Combat Panel
Learn about stage combat opportunities featuring Certified Teachers, Fight Directors and Fight Masters with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). SAFD is the largest stage fight society in the world and offers actor-training, networking, certification at all levels, and industry leadership for safe and effective stage combat. Open to all. Come with questions!

Moderators
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Andrew Ray

Certified Stage Combat Instructor, Society of American Fight Directors
Andrew is an actor, fight director and educator who works from coast to coast. He is a certified stage combat instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors that holds a BA in Theatre from The University of Kentucky and an MA in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University where... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 27

12:00pm EST

Dancing Musical Theatre: Beyond Steps and Talent
This dance-heavy workshop will focus on musical theatre dance as a technique and performative style. What makes musical theatre dancing different? How can we harness the performative nature to take the style beyond the steps and encompass the storytelling of theatre?

Speakers
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Annalee Tull

Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory and Henry College
Annalee Tull is a performance artist presenting works at home and abroad. Her works pertain to dance as a means of communication and engages vernacular dance styles. She is a dance professor at Emory and Henry College as well as a working artist. She most recently performed in New... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - Ballroom B

12:00pm EST

The Thousand O's of Shakespeare
Challenging texts can be a vehicle of expression. Use the rhetorical ecphonesis, Shakespeare's ubiquitous "O," as an access point to begin an exploration of sound that will bring performers a greater sense of freedom.

Speakers
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Ian Andersen

Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice, Valdosta State University
An Assistant Professor at Valdosta State University, Ian spent 14 seasons as a Company Member with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival: his recent productions include The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare…Abridged, Twelfth Night... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 03

12:00pm EST

Directing and Acting In-the-Round: An Exploration of Style and Its Rewards
Let’s illuminate and explore the art of theatre “in-the-round” — a.k.a. arena staging — and techniques of directing and acting. The style! The intimacy! It is exciting! Have a scene and partner? Bring it to the workshop!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Parker

Robert Parker

Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing, Ashland University
Robert Sean Parker (SAG/AFTRA,AEA) is an Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at Ashland University in Ohio. He earned his BFA in Acting from Western Carolina University and his MFA in Acting from the University of Idaho. Some of his professional acting credits include: Off-Broadway... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 09/05

12:00pm EST

Playwriting Interest Meeting
Annual meeting of playwrights and others interested in creating, producing and performing new plays.

Moderators
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Darren Michael

Professor of Acting/Directing, Austin Peay State University
Darren is a Professor of Acting/Directing at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and has been a professional actor/director/playwright for three decades. Former President of the Tennessee Theatre Association, Former Chair of the SETC Playwriting Division, Darren... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 08

12:00pm EST

The Art of Networking: Connecting With Professionals in Your Field
The theatre business is a lot about who you know, then what you know. This panel of theatre professionals — educators, technicians, performers, administrators — will discuss how to connect with professionals in each concentration.

Speakers
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Esthere Strom

Outside Sales/Customer Development, Production Advantage
Esthere spent years in technical theatre before having two fabulous children. It was time for one of the parents to have regular hours so she went to work for Rosco where she worked as Technical Support, Custom Product Customer Service and Product Manager. When the time cam to leave... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 20

12:00pm EST

Women+ in Theatre Interest Meeting
Come join us for thefficial meeting of the SETC Women+ in Theatre Committee! Let's discuss ways that we can support Women+ in Theatre, expand opportunities for Women+ in Theatre, and to advocate for future generations of Women+ in Theatre.

Moderators
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Rowen Haigh

Director of Education & Outreach, Women's Theatre Festival
Rowen Haigh is a freelance director, deviser, playwright, and educator. She serves as chair of SETC’s Women in Theatre Committee, as Director of Education & Outreach for the Women’s Theatre Festival (Raleigh, NC), and as a board member with the Kentucky Theatre Association. Areas... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 04

12:00pm EST

Making the Leap to Professional Theatre: When, How and Where to Start
Here's help to sort through the many avenues to working in professional theatre for actors, designers and technicians. Is college right for me? What about conservatory? Should I move to NY or LA? This roundtable discussion will address your specific circumstances and offer practical advice.

Speakers
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Daniel Gordon

Professor and Department Chair, Winthrop University
About the DepartmentAbout the DepartmentThe Department of Theatre and Dance fosters individual students' aesthetic, intellectual, and creative development within the context of a liberal arts education as they pursue a Bachelor of Arts in theatre or dance. Through class instruction, private coaching... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 07

12:00pm EST

Theatre for Youth Festival Performance: "Once on this Island"
Once on This Island JR is the authorized young performer's edition of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's story of "two worlds, never meant to meet," where the power of love is proven to conquer the power of death — a lesson well told for generations to come. Once on This Island Jr is an engaging, Caribbean-flavored musical set on an unnamed island in the French Antilles. The story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love above her class, is told around a fire by a group of Caribbean peasants as they wait out a terrible storm. Once on This Island uses the tradition of storytelling to pass down history, values and insight from one generation to the next. The result is a lesson to be passed along for generations to come. With the gods looking over her, Ti Moune's journey of unrequited love comes to prove that the power of love is stronger than the power of death. Ti Moune's courage and spirit prove that love can withstand the storm, cross the Earth, and survive even in the face of death.

Exhibitors
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Norcostco

Costume Rental Manager, Norcostco Atlanta Costume
Norcostco is a national theatrical supply company specializing in Costume Rental, Theatrical Lighting, and Makeup for Professional Makeup Artists. Norcostco has been proudly serving the performing arts community since 1884.


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
CC - Ballroom D-E

12:00pm EST

Advanced Airbrushing: Working in Real Time Part 1
Geared toward advanced makeup students and working professionals, this open masterclass will feature live demos and opportunities for hands-on experience. Come examine a variety of real world, high pressure makeup application situations in two two-hour sessions over two days. Seating is limited.

Be sure to check out SETC's new Makeup Design category in the Design Competition, sponsored by Norcostco.  


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
CC - LO 26

12:00pm EST

Design Portfolio Review
Design and technology professionals will critique students' design portfolios.


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

12:00pm EST

Conscientious Theatre Training: Anti-Racist Theatre (Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Special Series)
Conscientious Theatre Training (CTT) disrupts harmful erasure present in traditional theatre training through purposeful inclusion of marginalized groups contributions to the cannon of theatre, fusing together cultural competency, self-care practices, and anti-racist theory to create an embodied experience where participants learn to utilize their sphere of power to disrupt white supremacy culture. CTT is dedicated to equitable representation in all areas of theatre. Anti-Racist Theatre (A.R.T.) is defined as practices and policies that actively acknowledge and interrogate racism, anti-blackness, and other discriminatory practice, promoting anti-racist ideas, values, and policies that counter the oppression of any people during education or production of theatre.

Speakers
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Nicole Brewer

Nicole is a director, actor, educator and facilitator.  She is a passionate advocate for anti-racist theatre and is invited across the US and in the UK to teach and speak about Conscientious Theatre Training. Her advocacy for the theatre industrial complex to replace racist and oppressive... Read More →



Thursday February 27, 2020 12:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 28

1:00pm EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "Ernest and the Pale Moon"
ERNEST AND THE PALE MOON  
North Carolina – Watauga High School
Written by Oliver Lansley;
Directed by Zachary Walker



Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

1:00pm EST

Building a Program From the Basement Up
Building a program from scratch. Going from 12 to 60 majors. Going from producing in an old auditorium to a new state-of-the-art theatre complex. How'd we do it? Join us and find the answers.

Speakers
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David Nisbet

Theatre Coordinator, Reinhardt University
David Nisbet is the head of the Reinhardt University theater program. He has served in that capacity for 8 years. Prior to moving to Georgia, David was a professional actor in Chicago


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 16

1:00pm EST

Design South: Technical Direction
Join seasoned technical directors as they present innovative solutions to common challenges. Ask questions, be inspired, and engage with technical directors from across the country.

Speakers
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Thomas Fagerholm

Assistant Professor & Technical Director, Southern Illinois Univeristy Carbondale
Tom Fagerholm is an assistant professor in technical direction at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He teaches drafting, stage management, technical direction, structural design for the stage and a variety of other technical courses, including metal fabrication, sound design... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 12

1:00pm EST

Light It Up: LEDs and Lighting in Costumes
This presentation will explore design and implementation methods for using LEDs in costumes. By examining case studies and design solutions for a wide range of LED costume applications, participants will learn about wearable light technology and how to achieve looks at any budget level. Topics to be covered: prototyping, power sources, drivers, switches, troubleshooting, maintenance, diffusion, choosing the right light source, shopping sources, learning tools, and safety.

Speakers
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Allison Amidei

Assistant Professor of Costume Design, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Aly Amidei is the Assistant Professor of Costume Design at UNC-Charlotte and has been a Costume and Makeup Designer based out of Chicago for twenty years. Her creative research focus concerns the role of the ‘designer as dramaturg’. She practices this research by designing new... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 10/14

1:00pm EST

Seeing Old Things New: Re-Envisioning the Classics With Bold Design
Director Preston Lane, Director of Production Katie O'Kelly, and designer Anya Klepikov share their work on radical re-imaginings of theatrical classics, focusing on ways to collaborate to enhance creativity.

Speakers
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Preston Lane

Producing Artistic Director, Triad Stage
Preston is Founding Artistic Director of Triad Stage, where in 19 seasons he has produced over 120 productions and directed over 60. Before coming to Greensboro, Preston was Artistic Associate at Dallas Theater Center. As a playwright, Preston’s plays and adaptations have been produced... Read More →
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Anya Klepikov

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design, UMass Amherst
Anya Klepikov is a scenic and costume designer for theater, opera, and dance. She formed a long-standing collaboration with Preston Lane after earning her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and designed The Glass Menagerie, Kingdom of Earth, Dial M for Murder, A Doll’s House, Radiunt... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 19/15

1:00pm EST

The Audacity of It! Using Audacity to Create Environmental Soundscapes
Using the sound editing software Audacity, we will take a selection of audio files and create an environmental soundscape. Audio files will be provided; bring a laptop to work along during the presentation. We will cover general usage tools and effects.

Speakers
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Dale Pickard

Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound Design, Austin Peay State University
Dale Pickard is the Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound Design at Austin Peay State University. Dale has designed professionally for companies across America, including the Heritage Theatre Festival, Sacramento Theatre Company, and Festival 56.


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 13

1:00pm EST

Directing Staged Readings as New Play Development
Staging the new play reading can be a rewarding opportunity. Learn tips for assessing drafts in development, the different kinds of staged readings, Equity requirements and setting realistic expectations.

Speakers
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Neil David Seibel

Associate Professor of Theatre, Auburn University at Montgomery
Neil David Seibel is a proud member of Actors Equity with directing and acting credits at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Mill Mountain Theatre in Virginia, Denver Center Theatre Company, Theatre Aspen, Arvada Center, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 27

1:00pm EST

Not Just Song and Dance: The Relevancy of American Musicals
Broadway is being referred to as "Las Vegas East." Musical theatre degrees and Disney merchandising cause many performers to miss out on the "theatre" in musical theatre. In this workshop, we will look at MT history, discuss social/cultural trends, and sing together powerfully!

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Lindley

Stephanie Lindley

Founding Artistic Director, Found Space Theatre, llc
Stephanie Lindley is an actor, director, music director and educator. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Theatre Degrees from UNC-Greensboro and has taught theatre and music at NCA&T State University, Bennett College, Greensboro College and Elon University. In 2015 she... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 11

1:00pm EST

Introduction to Intimacy for Educators
This lecture/discussion geared toward college professors, secondary school educators and other facilitators is designed to give them an introduction to best practices in the new and emerging field of theatrical intimacy and how those practices apply in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Granke

Daniel Granke

Lead Instructor/Instructor, Intimacy Directors International/University of South Florida
Dan is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl. Their Intimacy and/or Fight Direction has appeared at Joe's Pub, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, American Stage, Jobsite... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Morgan

Jessica Morgan

Certified Intimacy Director/Associate Professor of Movement, Intimacy Directors & Coordinators/West Virginia University
Jessica is a movement specialist and actor with over 20 years of experience in higher education. She has a BA in Theatre from Kent State University and an MFA in Acting from The Ohio State University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Movement for the BFA and MFA Acting Studios... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 09/05

1:00pm EST

Dancer Vibes Only: Audition Workshop Just for DANCERS!
Dancers, get the edge at auditions! This workshop is ideal for college students and professional dancers breaking into the biz! Up your A-game on image, attire, headshots and resumes on a budget; key points for demo reels; and branding your talent! The latest audition tips to get #bookedandblessed.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Gaudioso

Stacy Gaudioso

Producer || Talent Consultant || Recruiter, It Talent
Stacy is an established producer and casting director with 20 years of experience in talent recruitment and production services for the entertainment industry. Well known for discovering exceptional new talent as well as recognizing the seasonal professional, her successful negotiating... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 06

1:00pm EST

Norwegian Creative Studios Casting - Who We Are and How You Can Join Us
Come meet Casting Directors, Kai Carrier and Erika Holmes, for an informative Q&A on what it takes to work for one of the top cruise lines in the world.


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - M 112

1:00pm EST

Wanna Arm Wrestle? Alexander Technique for Scene Partners
Teachers can combine principles from Alexander Technique and professional arm wrestling to forge strong scene work connections. We'll explore these concepts using "open texts" to discover fully-embodied action playing, physical grounding, and clear, cooperative communication between scene partners.

Speakers
avatar for Tommy Schoffler

Tommy Schoffler

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance, WV Wesleyan College
Tommy Schoffler is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (ATI) who is particularly interested in working with performers, but his students have included painters, athletic trainers, corporate executives, shot-put throwers and professional arm wrestlers. He has been invited... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - Ballroom A

1:00pm EST

Big Choices: Clowning in Callbacks
Learn a system of clown/character movement that you can use to really make big choices in auditions. Come prepared to move . . . and even more prepared to be silly!

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Crider

Matthew Crider

Assistant Professor, Murray State university
Matthew Crider is an assistant professor of movement and acting at Murray State University in Kentucky. He is also a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He specializes in stage combat, clown, and Suzuki.


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - Ballroom C

1:00pm EST

Demystifying Archetypal and Psychological Gesture
Using Michael Chekhov's Archetypal Gesture as a foundation, actor-participants will be guided through the creation of psychological gestures to activate intention and inform character choices. A monologue or short piece of text is the only thing you'll need for this exploration. Observers welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Henry

Jeanine Henry

Director of Theatre Arts, Assistant Professor, Eastern Florida State College
Jeanine Henry is the Director of Theatre Arts at Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa, Florida. She is a certified teacher in the Michael Chekhov acting system through the National Michael Chekhov Association and has presented workshops in the Chekhov system at state and regional... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - M 111

1:00pm EST

Sing Your Act Off
Dig deep. Use character arc and lyrical analysis to tell a story through your chosen song. Participants will receive coaching on acting the song, focusing on strong choice making and finding the acting/singing connection. Prepare a song to sing, and bring sheet music!

Speakers
avatar for Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson

Director/Choreographer/Performer/Educator
Denise Johnson is a professional musical theatre performer/director/choreographer and educator. She is an active member of the New York theatre community having last been seen in The Scarlet Pimpernel with Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes at Lincoln Center. She has also been seen in the... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 04

1:00pm EST

New York to L.A.: The Business of Acting on the Coasts
This Q&A workshop aims to give students an insight into the differences and similarities of the business and life of an actor in New York and Los Angeles. Led by the Stella Adler Studio (NYC) and Art of Acting Studio (L.A.), a bi-coastal actor's community.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Yoder

Johnny Yoder

School Director, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Johnny Patrick Yoder is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of New York. He has acted in over 60 plays in his career including: Off-Broadway: Our Town (HCLAB), The Third Step (ATA), Stain (development reading, Choice Theatricals); Los Angeles: Enron, Henry VI, Part I, (Burgundy... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 07

1:00pm EST

Life After College: From Undergrad to the Profession With URTA
Join URTA (University Resident Theatre Association) for a panel discussion about tools for success when transitioning from undergrad training and into the profession. The panel will include graduate faculty members, and participants are encouraged to bring their questions!

Speakers
avatar for Brackley Frayer

Brackley Frayer

Professor of Lighting Design, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brackley Frayer is a professor of lighting design at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has designed Oedipus at Polonus at the Delphi theater in Greece, for the International Ancient Greek Theater Festival. Regional design credits include work with Nevada Conservatory Theatre... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 08

1:00pm EST

Parent and Working Artist: Solutions for Inclusion
All are welcome at this roundtable discussion focusing on the childcare needs of working theatre artists and practical solutions to actively support parents for inclusive representation in theatre.

Speakers
avatar for Maegan McNerney Azar

Maegan McNerney Azar

Chair of Theatre Arts, Furman University Theatre Arts
Maegan McNerney Azar is the Associate Professor of Acting & Directing and Chair of Theatre Arts at Furman University in Greenville, SC, President of the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), and a Past President of South Carolina Theatre Association (SCTA). She received her BS in... Read More →
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Rowen Haigh

Director of Education & Outreach, Women's Theatre Festival
Rowen Haigh is a freelance director, deviser, playwright, and educator. She serves as chair of SETC’s Women in Theatre Committee, as Director of Education & Outreach for the Women’s Theatre Festival (Raleigh, NC), and as a board member with the Kentucky Theatre Association. Areas... Read More →
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Molly Claassen

Associate Professor, Columbus State University
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Johannah Maynard Edwards

Executive Artistic Director, Women's Theatre Festival


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 02

1:00pm EST

Community Theatre Festival - "Just Outside the Door"
JUST OUTSIDE THE DOOR
Florida – Gainesville Community Theatre
Written by Esteban R. Alvarez III, Directed by Leannis Crutchfield

The story of Robert and his abuela. When Robert finds out that his abuela is dying, he does the most reasonable thing he could possibly imagine ... he kidnaps her. While he does so in an effort to help her get better, Robert must also learn how to deal with grief, depression, and self-acceptance before it is too late.

FREE shuttle service is available from the KICC to the YPAS at duPont Manual High School
Departure time for this production is 12:45 PM
Return time is 5:45 PM

Sponsors
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Dramatists Play Service

SETC Getchell New Play Respondent, Dramatist Play Service
For over seventy-five years Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has provided the finest plays by both established writers and new playwrights of exceptional promise.Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has grown steadily to become one of the premier play-licensing agencies in the English-speaking... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
YPAS at duPont Manual High School 1517 S 2nd St

2:00pm EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "A Murder of Crows"
A MURDER OF CROWS  
South Carolina – James F Byrnes High School
Written by Mike Kenney;
Directed by Carol Sutton



Thursday February 27, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

2:00pm EST

Undergraduate Audition Callback Interviews
Speakers
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Cadie Burks

Educational Services Manager, SETC
Cadie is a graduate of Hollins University where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Biology. Her work experience includes three years as a member of SETC’s Operations Team from 2014 to 2016 for the Spring Annual Convention; a year as a Resident Professional Arts Administration Intern... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 2:00pm - 7:00pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

2:30pm EST

Keynote Presentation: Ashlee Latimer
Join us for our Thursday Keynote featuring Ashlee Latimer!

Moderators
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Lee Crouse

Educational Services Manager and Sponsorships, Southeastern Theatre Conference
After ten years on the Theatre Faculty at the Mississippi University for Women and a brief time with the Virginia Theatre Association, Lee is delighted and grateful to join the staff of SETC.  He has contributed to SETC for the past 10 years as a board member, most recently in the... Read More →

Speakers
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Ashlee Latimer

Thursday Keynote
Ashlee Latimer is a producer and writer based in New York City. Co-producing projects include: The Inheritance (Broadway), Once On This Island (Tony Award), The Jungle (West End), and Be More Chill (Broadway, Off-Broadway).Currently, Ashlee handles creative development for Hunter... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 2:30pm - 3:45pm EST
CC - Ballroom D-E

2:35pm EST

Community Theatre Festival - "The 39 Steps"
The 39 Steps
South Carolina – The Market Theatre Company
Written by Patrick Barlow, John Buchan, Directed by Drew Whitley

The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress (or sometimes actor) plays the three women with whom he has roman-tic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film’s serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.

FREE shuttle service is available from the KICC to the YPAS at duPont Manual High School
Departure time for this production is 12:45 PM
Return time is 5:45 PM

Sponsors
avatar for Dramatists Play Service

Dramatists Play Service

SETC Getchell New Play Respondent, Dramatist Play Service
For over seventy-five years Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has provided the finest plays by both established writers and new playwrights of exceptional promise.Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has grown steadily to become one of the premier play-licensing agencies in the English-speaking... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 2:35pm - 4:10pm EST
YPAS at duPont Manual High School 1517 S 2nd St

4:00pm EST

Publications Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of SETC's Publications Committee, which oversees Southern Theatre magazine, SETC News and Theatre Symposium. Open to all.

Moderators
Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 23

4:00pm EST

Theatre for Youth Festival Critique
Response session for this year's festival performances.

Moderators
Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 07

4:00pm EST

Sensory-Friendly Theatre: Crafting an Inclusive Experience for All Ages
This workshop will take participants through a case study and step-by-step process for creating a sensory-friendly theatre experience. In addition to addressing production choices, we’ll cover how to build organizational, creative and staff support for sensory-friendly work.

Speakers
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Johannah Maynard Edwards

Executive Artistic Director, Women's Theatre Festival


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 16

4:00pm EST

International Collaboration: Bringing Chilean Visual Theatre to the U.S.
A Theatre Communications Group (TCG) delegate for Santiago a Mil International Festival in Santiago de Chile shares effective international collaboration strategies, articulating the process and product of bringing a Chilean visual theatre company, La Llave Maestra, to UNCG to perform “Nomadas.”

Speakers
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Rachel Briley

Full Professor and Artistic Director, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Rachel Briley is a Full Professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). She is head of the M.F.A. program in Theatre for Youth and Artistic Director of the North Carolina Theatre for Young People (NCTYP). Rachel was invited by the Theatre Communications Group (TCG... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 02

4:00pm EST

3D Build Plans for Scenic Shops Using Vectorworks
Review and discuss concepts of using Vectorworks CAD based software for generating accurate build plans for construction shops (scenic and props). Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops with Vectorworks to follow along. A basic understanding of Vectorworks is useful.

Speakers
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Camden Simon

Technical Director, Oak Ridge Playhouse
Camden is currently in residence on staff with Oak Ridge Playhouse as Technical Director and Production Manager. Camden has 16 years professional experience in the field of Technical Direction and Lighting Design. The last 4 years he has been in residence in Tennessee with the Oak... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 10/14

4:00pm EST

Bring Color to Fabric With Nature: An Exploration of Eco Printing
Learn about all of Mother Nature’s natural pigments and how to bring them to fruition in this lecture and hands-on exploration into the world of eco printing and eco dyeing.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Davis

Third Year Graduate Student, Indiana University
Elizabeth Grace Davis is a Third Year Costume Design MFA Student at Indiana University. In addition to having a love for dye work and crafting, she is an aspiring Dye Artisan. Recent Theatrical and Dance Costume Design credits include Shifting Landscapes (Indiana University), Big... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 06

4:00pm EST

Lighting for Dance
What is involved with lighting for dance? Isn't lighting dance the same as lighting theatre? Join this discussion and demonstration for lighting designers interested in learning dance lighting techniques and process.

Speakers
avatar for David Fillmore

David Fillmore

Professor of Lighting Design, UNC Charlotte
David is an Associate Professor and Lighting Designer at UNC Charlotte and a freelance designer with over 200 design credits for dance and theatre across the country. He is developing a specialty in lighting large, complex productions of theatre for young audiences and has designed... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 11

4:00pm EST

Promoting Your School Theatre Program Using Social Media
This workshop is geared toward secondary schools with classroom theatre programs and/or production programs (and community theatres). Know a little, or know a lot — all ranges of knowledge about social media are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Karres-Williams

Maria Karres-Williams

Teacher/Director, Holy Innocents Episcopal School
Maria Karres-Williams teaches and directs Middle and Upper School Theatre at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she received her M.A. in Communication Studies with a focus in Performance Studies... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 13

4:00pm EST

A Casting Conversation/RoundTable Discussion with the Professional Division
Today’s theatre educators are invited to ask questions, hear industry trends, and get advice from current casting professionals in this informal roundtable conversation.

Speakers
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Mark Catlett

Talent Casting Director, Disney Parks Live Entertainment
Mark Catlett is currently a Talent Casting Director for Disney Parks Live Entertainment. Responsible for casting thousands of performers a year in various kinds of shows, both Equity and Non-Equity, Mark hosts thousands of Auditions each year. Prior to his current position, Mark was... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - M 112

4:00pm EST

Acting for the Camera: Quick Skills to Improve Now!
Do you want to act on camera? Here's how! Many actors think, "It's just like acting in the theatre but smaller." Wrong! The camera is a tool to create a dynamic performance, and actors must use the camera to their advantage. Develop these quick skills to give editors what they need!

Speakers
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Peter Stone

Head of Acting, Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of Kentucky
Peter Allen Stone is currently Head of Acting at University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance and was previously Head of Acting for Film at New York Film Academy in New York City. He has worked professionally in New York/Los Angeles in Film/TV, Off-Broadway, Equity Regional... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 01

4:00pm EST

Audiobooks: Play ALL the Parts!
The fastest growing sector of the publishing industry, audiobooks are a wonderful avenue for actors to generate income and hone their skills. Learn the performance basics from two of the industry's most prolific and decorated narrators. Some participants will be coached during the session.

Speakers
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James Cronin

VoiceOver Actor, Los Angeles, CA
James Patrick Cronin has narrated over 600 audiobooks including New York Times Best Sellers, Edgar and Nebula Awards nominees, and a National Book Award finalist. He has narrated the works of Noam Chomsky and Dean Koontz, among others. His work has been recognized with numerous Audie... Read More →
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Julie McKay

Narrator, Blue Nose Audio
Julie McKay is an Audie-nominated and SOVAS award-winning audiobook narrator of over 300 titles. As an Equity stage actor, she has performed off-Broadway in New York and at regional theatres across the country. Julie is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music's... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 03

4:00pm EST

Connections and Intersections of Laban and Michael Chekhov
An exploration of the connections and intersections of Michael Chekhov work and Laban Movement Analysis. For movement coaches and acting teachers.

Speakers
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Tiza Garland

Associate Director, Associate Professor, University of Florida
with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), a Certified Teacher with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC), and a Senior Teacher with Dueling Arts International. Professor Garland is a classically trained actor and has trained with the Dah Theatre in Belgrade... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 19/15

4:00pm EST

Contemporary Stage Combat Techniques
We all hate when stage combat looks bad — and boy can it. We’ll explore some updated combat techniques to help keep your stage fights looking more dangerous and less like choreography.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Aronowitz

Robert Aronowitz

Co-Founder, Neutral Chaos Combat NYC
Robert Aronowitz is a New York City based Actor, Director, Fight/Movement Coordinator, Intimacy/Consent Advocate, and Certified Teacher of Stage Combat. His work has taken him all over the world and he is a proud member of both the Society of American Fight Directors and the British... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - Ballroom C

4:00pm EST

Climbing Uphill: Work Hard to Make Your Musical Theatre Audition Look Easy
Whether it feels easy or not, we all want our auditions to *look* easy. Participants will get tips and tricks for comfortable and confident audition presentation and ease of vocal production. Volunteers will be selected to present and polish a 16-32 bar cut, so bring sheet music!

Speakers
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Jennifer Arbogast Wilson

Professor of Music and Theatre, Professional Actor Training Program at Chattanooga State
Jennifer Arbogast Wilson is a professor at Chattanooga State, where she teaches Applied Voice, Voice and Speech, and Musical Theatre. Jennifer holds a Doctor of Arts degree from Ball State University in Vocal Performance with a secondary emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology. As an... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 04

4:00pm EST

Elements of Character: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
Not grounded? Too heavy? Too stiff? The elements (earth, air, fire and water) can assess and address personal actor traits, clarify character traits, and free the actor to play.

Speakers
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Neil David Seibel

Associate Professor of Theatre, Auburn University at Montgomery
Neil David Seibel is a proud member of Actors Equity with directing and acting credits at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Mill Mountain Theatre in Virginia, Denver Center Theatre Company, Theatre Aspen, Arvada Center, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 09/05

4:00pm EST

"Yes, And" for Directors: Improv as a Tool for Text Analysis and Rehearsal
This hands-on workshop explores a series of exercises that use improvisation as a tool for text analysis, character and world building, and ensemble development.

Speakers
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Jennifer Goff

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Centre College
Dr. Goff is an Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts at Centre College in Danville, KY. As an actor, director, and improviser, her work has been seen in Colorado, Oregon, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky. She also co-founded... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - M 108

4:00pm EST

Shakespeare Monologue Jam Session: Bring 10 Lines
Get on your feet and learn the strategies needed to transform a Shakespeare monologue into a bold classical audition piece with coaching from Shakespeare professionals.

Speakers
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Doreen Bechtol

Associate Professor in Shakespeare and Performance, Mary Baldwin University in association with the American Shakespeare Center
Associate Professor, Doreen Bechtol, is the Company Manager and Director of Training for the MLitt/MFA Shakespeare and Performance program at Mary Baldwin University. As a physical theatre-maker and director her approach blends several modes of training, such as: Suzuki and Viewpoints... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - Ballroom A

4:00pm EST

Woke or the Great Awakening? Problem Plays in a Time of Great Sensitivity
As our culture becomes more sensitive to a host of social issues, are there plays that are no longer produce-able or appropriate for study? This workshop explores the impact of #MeToo, a "woke" culture, and the challenges of plays that have been so much a part of the theatre canon for so long.

Speakers
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Darren Michael

Professor of Acting/Directing, Austin Peay State University
Darren is a Professor of Acting/Directing at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and has been a professional actor/director/playwright for three decades. Former President of the Tennessee Theatre Association, Former Chair of the SETC Playwriting Division, Darren... Read More →
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Steven Burch

Professor, University of Alabama, Department of Theatre and Dance
Professor of Theatre History and Playwriting at University of Alabama; since 2005 co-artistic director of the Rude Mechanicals, Tuscaloosa's free Shakespeare in the Park company, author of Stranislavski in Ireland: The Focus at Fifty.


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 5:15pm EST
CC - LO 17/18

4:00pm EST

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Tech Rehearsals
All Ten-Minute Play Festival shows gather for tech-through. Pre-registration is required.


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
CC - Ballroom D-E

4:10pm EST

Community Theatre Festival - "The Lion in Winter"
The Lion in Winter
Georgia – Dalton Little Theatre
Written by James Goldman, Directed by Melissa Adams

Christmas 1183 at Henry II of England’s castle in Chinon, Anjou,. Tthe play opens with the arrival of Henry’s wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, whom he has had imprisoned since 1173. The story concerns the gamesmanship between Henry, Eleanor, their three surviving sons Richard, Geoffrey, and John, and their Christmas Court guest, the King of France, Philip II Augustus, (son of Eleanor’s ex-husband, Louis VII of France). Also involved is Philip’s half-sister Alais (by Louis VII’s second wife Con-stance), who has been at court since she was betrothed to Richard at age eight, but has since become Henry’s mistress.

FREE shuttle service is available from the KICC to the YPAS at duPont Manual High School
Departure time for this production is 12:45 PM
Return time is 5:45 PM

Sponsors
avatar for Dramatists Play Service

Dramatists Play Service

SETC Getchell New Play Respondent, Dramatist Play Service
For over seventy-five years Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has provided the finest plays by both established writers and new playwrights of exceptional promise.Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has grown steadily to become one of the premier play-licensing agencies in the English-speaking... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 4:10pm - 5:45pm EST
YPAS at duPont Manual High School 1517 S 2nd St

5:00pm EST

Beer Break
Stroll the Exhibit Hall while enjoying a refreshment. Beer and snacks will be available for sale. Sponsored by Vari-Lite Strand. 

Sponsors
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Vari-Lite Strand

Regional Manager, Signify Entertainment
Tom Stanziano With over 25 years of experience in the lighting industry, Tom has worked with Celebrity and Disney Cruises. As a lighting designer for Opryland USA Theme Park and Technical Director at The Renaissance Center. In 2001 became the designer for Lakewood Church and Joel... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

5:30pm EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "Scenes from Metamorphoses"
SCENES FROM METAMORPHOSES  
Tennessee – Nolensville High School
Written by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Laura Lindsey


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:15pm EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

5:30pm EST

Embracing Inclusion: A Small Program Thinks BIG
This guided conversation will show you how to embrace inclusion and diversity in your season programming, especially from a small program perspective that takes into account community and donor expectations while reaching forward to the students of Generation Z.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Guerin

Amy Guerin

Assistant Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Amy Guerin is a faculty member with UAH Theatre. She previously taught at Texas A&M University. In 2009, Amy’s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, a collaboration with A&M’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering showcasing flying fairy robots alongside human actors... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 13

5:30pm EST

Beyond Grassroots: Scaling Up Your Arts Organization
Using the Women's Theatre Festival of North Carolina as a case study, learn methods and tools to scale up your grassroots theatre company or arts organization and position it for sustained success and growth.

Speakers
avatar for Rowen Haigh

Rowen Haigh

Director of Education & Outreach, Women's Theatre Festival
Rowen Haigh is a freelance director, deviser, playwright, and educator. She serves as chair of SETC’s Women in Theatre Committee, as Director of Education & Outreach for the Women’s Theatre Festival (Raleigh, NC), and as a board member with the Kentucky Theatre Association. Areas... Read More →
avatar for Johannah Maynard Edwards

Johannah Maynard Edwards

Executive Artistic Director, Women's Theatre Festival


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 16

5:30pm EST

Engaging Students in Community Service Through Basic Costume Construction
We’ll discuss several community service projects that work well when teaching the basics of sewing to a class. We’ll then do a hands-on activity where we trace and cut a dress for the service organization Little Dresses for Africa.

Speakers
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Chalise Ludlow

Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Construction, Valdosta State University
Chalise Ludlow an Assistant Professor at Valdosta State University is the resident Costume Designer and Technician. She is passionate about costume history research and recreation. She just mounted her first museum exhibit at the Gorgas House on the campus of The University of Alabama... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 10/14

5:30pm EST

Design South: Scenic
Scenic designers share selected work with aspiring designers and artists and answer questions related to scenic design and technical theatre.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathon Taylor

Jonathon Taylor

Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University
Jonathon Taylor is an Assistant Professor of design at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, where he teaches courses in scenic and costume design, stage management, and theatre design basics. Jonathon received undergraduate degrees in theatre and comparative literature... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 12

5:30pm EST

Special Effects Makeup for the Stage
Come discover the newest makeup products to give you the best special effects on stage. We’ll look at your productions and characters. For students and teachers of all levels. Blood products, latex, flesh gel, collodion and more. The instructor will demonstrate on audience members.

Speakers
avatar for Gene Flaharty

Gene Flaharty

Education, Theatrical Specialist, Mehron Makeup
Gene Flaharty, Makeup Artist/Instructor, has been doing professional makeup for TV, Film, print, and theatre for over 38 years. He enjoys teaching at a local college and doing makeup on celebrities like Martin Short, Dee Wallace Stone and David Ogden Stiers. He has designed over 200... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 26

5:30pm EST

AdaptDeviZe: How to Make a Big Project a Manageable Script and Production
Help! I have a project idea but little time to execute. I want to adapt a classic text into a contemporary script and/or production. I want to tackle a social issue like race or gender in a feasible way. This workshop is for you. Join us for a tutorial on how to make a big project manageable.

Speakers
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Devair Jeffries

Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Tech
Devair Jeffries is a Presidential Pathways Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech and earned her Ph.D. in Theatre Studies at Florida State University. Her research implements critical race and Black feminist theories to focus on contemporary... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - M 108

5:30pm EST

Directing Through the Chorus
Come explore how Ancient Greek choral movement can be used as the foundation of directing modern text. We will be on our feet, creating the modern ensemble, and collaborating to create dynamic scene work. Come and experiment with how these concrete principles can enhance your ability to direct!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Matthews

Laura Matthews

Adjunct Faculty, Elmhurst College
Laura Matthews is an adjunct faculty member at Elmhurst College. She holds an MFA in Pedagogy and Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in Musical Theatre and Interdisciplinary Communication Studies from Elmhurst College. She is also a certified Alexander Technique... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 09/05

5:30pm EST

Never Schedule a Rehearsal on Mother's Day: Directing Children's Theatre
Techniques for how to direct children in a play. Scheduling, character development, blocking, channeling children's energy, choosing scripts, set designs, ensemble building, establishing rules. Great for teachers, directors and theatre education students.

Speakers
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Rosina Whitfield

Director of Artistic Development, The Drama Center of City Arts, Greensboro, NC
Rosina Whitfield has been the Director of Artistic Development at the Drama Center of City Arts in Greensboro, NC with a specialty in Children's Theatre, for the past 15 years. She directs 2-3 children's and teen shows per season. She held a similar position at York Little Theatre... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 27

5:30pm EST

KCACTF Respondent Training: Speaking to Young Artists (Part 1)
The heart of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival is the production response. Learn to speak openly and honestly with young artists; combine truth with tact.

Speakers

Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 07

5:30pm EST

Teaching Stage Management: A Roundtable Discussion Part 2
This roundtable discussion will provide current university and high school teachers of stage management a chance to discuss what we teach and how we can and should teach it.

Speakers
SB

Stacy Blackburn

Academic Production Manager/Head of Stage Management/Interim Program Chair, Lindenwood University
Stacy, a proud member of Actors' Equity for 21 years, is currently the Academic Production Manager/Head of Stage Management/interim program chair for Lindenwood University. Stacy has worked professionally as a PSM all over the country, including 6 years as the PSM for STAGES St. Louis... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 21/22

5:30pm EST

Reaching Back: A Collaboration to Breathe New Life Into Past Voices
Three academic institutions, Chipola College, Florida State University and Northern Illinois University, collaborated to devise a new work incorporating archival material. Utilizing real letters for text and projections, this play was successfully staged at Chipola College in March 2019.

Speakers
avatar for Constance Smith

Constance Smith

Director of Technical Theatre, Chipola College
Constance R. Smith holds an MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University, a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production from Auburn University and an MS in Recreational Therapy (Expressive Arts Therapy) from the University of South Alabama. Smith has been working in scenic... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 11

5:30pm EST

Acting and Singing With Archetypes: Singer-Actor Training
Examine vocal and physical performance choices in singing through imaginative journeys guided by archetypes. All levels are encouraged to bring 16 bars to explore this training method.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Adams

Bill Adams

Coordinator of Performing Arts, Nova Southeastern University
Bill J. Adams is an Art Song specialist, opera and musical theatre performer, arts administrator, and associate professor. He is a Master Teacher of Acting and Singing with Archetypes as well as Estill Voice Training. Specializing in character work, Bill J. has performed operatic... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - Ballroom C

5:30pm EST

Muppets & Marvel & Mice, Oh My! Casting Q&A With Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Learn first hand from the Feld casting team tips and tricks for successful auditions that book jobs.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cowles

Ryan Cowles

Casting & Performer Training Manager - Stage, Feld Entertainment
Ryan Cowles is currently the Casting and Performer Training Manager for Feld Entertainment, specializing in and focusing on its Stage productions. Before joining Feld, Ryan was a Principal Cast member with “Beach Blanket Babylon”, the worlds longest running musical revue, in San... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 04

5:30pm EST

Musical Improvisation
Improvise songs on the spot. Join us for a fun-filled, hands-on workshop exploring song structure and how to express feelings and ideas musically.

Speakers
avatar for Rex Knowles

Rex Knowles

Director of theatre programs, Chattanooga State Community College
Rex Knowles and Sherry Landrum head the Professional Actor Training Program at Chattanooga State, a two-year program modeled after the New Actors Workshop (NYC) founded by George Morrison, Mike Nichols, and Paul Sills, where for 10 years they taught improvisation and acting. Their... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - Ballroom A

5:30pm EST

Actor’s Identity: How to Be Genuine in a World Full of Fakes
What is our true identity in Christ? Actors have a bad rap — the word “hypocrite” comes from the Greek word for actor! But authenticity is crucial both in our work and our faith. Join in a discussion about the pitfalls of this profession, and learn strategies for remaining true to yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Dunlap

Amy Dunlap

Associate Dean of the School of the Arts; Chair of Theatre Department, North Greenville University
Amy Dunlap, Assistant Professor, is the Associate Dean of the School of the Arts and Chair of the Theatre Department at North Greenville University in South Carolina. She earned a BFA in Drama with a Directing concentration from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in Acting from... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 01

5:30pm EST

Consent in Performance
Explore your relationship to Yes and No, and learn about best practices for consent in the rehearsal hall. This workshop is geared towards performers and will offer practical exercises and information designed to empower the performer to both establish boundaries and respect others.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Granke

Daniel Granke

Lead Instructor/Instructor, Intimacy Directors International/University of South Florida
Dan is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl. Their Intimacy and/or Fight Direction has appeared at Joe's Pub, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, American Stage, Jobsite... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Morgan

Jessica Morgan

Certified Intimacy Director/Associate Professor of Movement, Intimacy Directors & Coordinators/West Virginia University
Jessica is a movement specialist and actor with over 20 years of experience in higher education. She has a BA in Theatre from Kent State University and an MFA in Acting from The Ohio State University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Movement for the BFA and MFA Acting Studios... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 19/15

5:30pm EST

Improv and Acting From Stage to Screen
Participants will be guided through a variety of techniques and on-camera exercises, including given circumstances and close-up exercises, aimed at relaxing and concentrating the actor. Emphasis will be on acting in theatre, improv, film, television and commercials.

Speakers
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Angela Scates

Angela Scates is a seasoned industry professional, with experience as an Actor, Dancer, Photographer, Writer Producer and Host. She is an LA Native who was raised in the arts community, and the daughter of a musician who produced and wrote for Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 02

5:30pm EST

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting Workshop
Utilizing techniques of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, this hands-on seminar for actors focuses on the investigation of action, environment, given circumstances, relationship and need using the imagination through in-class scene work.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Yoder

Johnny Yoder

School Director, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Johnny Patrick Yoder is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of New York. He has acted in over 60 plays in his career including: Off-Broadway: Our Town (HCLAB), The Third Step (ATA), Stain (development reading, Choice Theatricals); Los Angeles: Enron, Henry VI, Part I, (Burgundy... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - LO 03

5:30pm EST

Green Theatre Around the World
What does the climate crisis have to do with theatre? In this session, the Broadway Green Alliance will present important research about the reality of climate change and discuss how these issues and challenges intersect with theatre. Join us to learn about, and share your own environmental initiatives in theatre around the world.


Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm EST
CC - L 06

5:30pm EST

SETC Screening Auditions Coordinator Meeting
All SETC Auditions Coordinators, State Representatives and State Executive Officers attend this meeting to find out plans for the Fall SETC Professional Screening Auditions hosted by the member states. Come learn and give your input!

Moderators
Thursday February 27, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm EST
CC - LO 23

6:00pm EST

Design Competition: Displays Open
View student design, technology and craftsmanship displays.

Moderators
Thursday February 27, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

6:30pm EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "Failure: A Love Story"
FAILURE: A LOVE STORY  
Kentucky – SCAPA Lafayette High School
Written by Phillip Dawkins
Directed by Amie Kisling


Thursday February 27, 2020 6:30pm - 7:15pm EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

7:00pm EST

Getchell New Play Open Rehearsal: 25 Light Years From Now
Join us for an open rehearsal for the reading of SETC’s 2020 Charles M. Getchell New Play Contest award-winning play.

In 1942, Josie and Fran’s love is tested when Fran reveals she is leaving to help the War effort with the WAAC (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.) Josie, unable to move past her family’s painful history with war, deserts Fran and they never speak again until Josie hears of Fran’s death in the War. 25 years later, Josie receives a letter from Fran’s grown daughter, Isabella, who found an old photo of her recently deceased mother and Josie together. Josie sets off to meet Isabella, leaving her daughter, life, and the present behind to revisit the past one more time as she attempts to fix her broken heart from 25 years ago.    

Thursday February 27, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm EST
CC - LO 26

7:00pm EST

Design Keynotes
SETC's panel of distinguished designers show examples of their work, share stories from their design careers, and answer questions from the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Barnes

Gregg Barnes

Distinguished Costume Designer
Broadway credits include: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls (2018 Tony nom.) Tuck Everlasting (2016 Tony nom.), Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nom.), Aladdin (productions in Japan, Australia, London, and Germany), Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nom., 2016 Olivier Award, including productions in... Read More →
avatar for Anna Louizos

Anna Louizos

Distinguished Scenic Designer
Anna Louizos – has designed Broadway, off-Broadway, regional and international productions (including many world premieres). Tony Award nominations for her set designs include In the Heights, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and High Fidelity. Other Broadway designs include School... Read More →
avatar for Howell Binkley

Howell Binkley

Distinguished Lighting Designer
BROADWAY works include: Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, Come From Away, A Bronx Tale, Hamilton (2016 Tony winner/2018 Olivier Award winner), After Midnight, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, West Side Story, Gypsy,  In the Heights, Jersey... Read More →
avatar for Matt Hubbs

Matt Hubbs

Distinguished Sound Designer
Matt Hubbs – has designed a variety of Broadway, off-Broadway and regional productions over the course of his career. Credits include:  Broadway Time and the Conways, Indecent. Off-Broadway Power Strip, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, The Royale, Preludes (Lincoln Center); Boesman... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm EST
CC - Ballroom D-E

7:00pm EST

Stage Management Games
In this friendly and fun competition, stage managers compete in a round-robin set of timed, high-speed events that include: writing cues, recording blocking, taking line notes, taping a plan and checking presets. The top three competitors will advance to a finalist round of calling cues from a prepared script. Members who want to compete will need to report to the Games at 6:30pm to sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards sponsored by EmptySpace Technology

Moderators
avatar for Shawn Paul Evans

Shawn Paul Evans

Professor of Theater, Washington and Lee University
Shawn Paul Evans is a Professor of Theater and head of the Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He is a scenic and lighting designer, a production manager and technical director. His research interests include: technology... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for EmptySpace Technology

EmptySpace Technology

EmptySpace Technology LLC, established in 2006, is committed to producing high quality internet applications and offering IT consulting for the live entertainment industry and its practitioners.


Thursday February 27, 2020 7:00pm - 11:00pm EST
CC - Ballroom B

7:30pm EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "Future Here"
FUTURE HERE    
West Virginia – Jefferson High School
Written by Jeremy F. Richter
Directed by Trisha Nupp


Thursday February 27, 2020 7:30pm - 8:15pm EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

7:30pm EST

Theatre for Youth Reception
If your focus is theatre for youth, please plan to attend!

Sponsors
avatar for Dramatic Publishing Company

Dramatic Publishing Company

Dramatic Publishing, Dramatic Publishing
Dramatic Publishing: Your source for plays and musicals since 1885. In 1885, Charles Sergel, a journalist and a young man with a lifelong interest in theatre, founded The Dramatic Publishing Company in Chicago, Illinois. For five generations, the company has been committed to developing... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 7:30pm - 9:30pm EST
Marriott Presidential Suite #1415

8:30pm EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "The Dentist"
THE DENTIST    
Alabama – James Clemens High School
Dialogue written by James Clemens HS through devised theatre improv;
Directed by Amy Patel


Thursday February 27, 2020 8:30pm - 9:15pm EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

9:30pm EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "The Arkansaw Bear"
THE ARKANSAW BEAR  
Florida – Windermere High School
Written by Aurand Harris
Directed by Jonathan Jackson


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:30pm - 10:15pm EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

10:00pm EST

Ten Minute Play Festival Performances
A late night favorite! Don't miss this year's performances of 10-minute plays that have been conceived, written and rehearsed over the last 24 hours. Open to all. Response immediately follows in CC Ballroom A.


Thursday February 27, 2020 10:00pm - Friday February 28, 2020 12:00am EST
CC - Ballroom D-E
 
Friday, February 28
 

12:00am EST

Fringe Festival Kickoff - "Lost at Santa's Village"
Abandoned at Santa's Village, 5-year olf Tim Mooney emerges with the resolve to never be lost again… a resolve that leads to a career in the theatre, acting, directing, craving attention and developing ELEVEN one man plays! Tim examines the psychological need for full self-expression, the "ten-thousand hours" theory and how your "pathology turns into your path."

Moderators
avatar for Dawn Larsen

Dawn Larsen

Associate Professor Theatre, Francis Marion University
Storyteller/singer-songwriter, Dawn Larsen grew up in the Ozarks amid lots of mountain music, arts, and storytelling. She founded and operated the last traveling Toby tent show in the country and researches and publishes about that and tent theatre. For the past two years Dawn has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Mooney Repertory

Timothy Mooney Repertory

Executive Director, Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre
Timothy Mooney author/adaptor of "Breakneck Hamlet," "Breakneck Julius Caesar," "Lot O’Shakespeare" and "Moliere than Thou!" His acting textbook, "Acting at the Speed of Life" is popular at high schools and colleges, and his seventeen new versions of the plays of Moliere have been... Read More →

Sponsors
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4Wall Entertainment Lighting

Usedlighting.com provides a great place to buy, sell, and trade professional lighting equipment. Owned and operated by 4Wall Entertainment, the site is constantly updated with gear listed not only from 4Wall rental stock, but from users all around the country. Just take a look at... Read More →
avatar for XS Lighting & Sound

XS Lighting & Sound

Owner, XS Lighting & Sound
XS Lighting, LLC is a multifaceted sales, design, installation, rental and production company located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri that specializes in the creation of high-impact, lighting, visualization and auralization.LightingSoundVideoSoftgoods and theatrical curtains, including... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 12:00am - 1:00am EST
CC - Ballroom D-E

7:00am EST

Secondary School Directors Meeting
Festival meeting directors to get an overview of the festival and what to expect over the next few days. 

Speakers
avatar for Cadie Burks

Cadie Burks

Educational Services Manager, SETC
Cadie is a graduate of Hollins University where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Biology. Her work experience includes three years as a member of SETC’s Operations Team from 2014 to 2016 for the Spring Annual Convention; a year as a Resident Professional Arts Administration Intern... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 7:00am - 7:30am EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

7:30am EST

Early Check-In for Professional Auditionees Only
For Professional Auditionees ONLY: Beat the registration lines, and check-in/pick up your audition number before your mandatory morning briefing.

Moderators
avatar for Amanda Nielsen

Amanda Nielsen

Administrative Assistant, SETC
Amanda is a graduate of Covenant College, where she earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in business, music and theatre. Currently, Amanda is part of the Piedmont Fellows, a 10-month professional development program that equips young professionals through... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Theodora

Elizabeth Theodora

Membership & Technology Manager, SETC
Elizabeth got her start in theatre as a stage manager in the United Kingdom, working for theatres such as The Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre and National Theatre. She was also personal assistant to theatre director Katie Mitchell and actor Gawn Grainger. She has dabbled in assistant... Read More →

Friday February 28, 2020 7:30am - 8:00am EST
CC - South Pre-function Upper Concourse

8:00am EST

Graduate Auditionee Check-In
Speakers
avatar for Cadie Burks

Cadie Burks

Educational Services Manager, SETC
Cadie is a graduate of Hollins University where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Biology. Her work experience includes three years as a member of SETC’s Operations Team from 2014 to 2016 for the Spring Annual Convention; a year as a Resident Professional Arts Administration Intern... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am EST
CC - South Pre-function Upper Concourse

8:00am EST

USITT Southeast Business Meeting
This is a meeting for members and all who are interested in the USITT Southeast regional section.

Speakers
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David Navalinsky

Direcotr of Undergraduate Production, University of Northc Carolina - Chapel Hill
David is the Director of Undergraduate Production at UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art, overseeing all aspects of the undergraduate season. His research has him traveling to colleges and universities investigating mentorship practices in theatre. David has spent time at The... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
CC - LO 11

8:00am EST

Actor Warm-Up
A combined voice and movement warm-up for the actor. Connect to breath, enliven the resonators, and work articulators. Connect to your center and core to find balance and release muscular tension.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Long

Ryan Long

Chair & Assistant Professor of Theatre, Department of Theatre Arts, Huntington University
Ryan Long is Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and Assistant Professor of Theatre at Huntington University. She has worked for nearly 15 years as a freelance actor, director, and vocal coach, and she is passionate about helping other theatre professionals learn and grow in their... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
CC - Ballroom C

8:00am EST

Write for Southern Theatre Magazine
Get general information on Southern Theatre magazine, including types of stories sought, submission methods, and how to become an editorial board member for SETC’s year-round publication. Bring your story ideas! Open to all.


Friday February 28, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
CC - LO 23

8:00am EST

Gus’ Green Room
All professional auditionees and registered job candidates are welcome to hang out, relax, get refreshed, get answers and meet others in Gus’ Green Room, named in memory of Troy “Gus” Gillette. Show your Professional Auditions or Theatre Job Fair badge for entry.

Gus served in many capacities during his tenure with SETC. He was a member of the Professional Audition Team for many years, volunteered in the Theatre Job Fair, assisted with volunteer coor-dination, and hosted the “Green Room” in 2016 and 2017 where he always provided a warm smile, a comforting response and a quiet respite from the convention’s chaos for professional auditionees and job seekers. He passed away following the 2017 SETC Convention.

Sponsors
avatar for Break A Leg Network

Break A Leg Network

Entertainment Industry Employment Resource The Break A Leg network was designed to create a place where all people involved in the creation of theatre art can connect, learn, and research legitimate jobs in a focused, reliable, and on an easy-to-navigate website. I am hoping this... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
CC - North Pre-Function Upper Concourse

8:00am EST

Actors Alley
For Actors & Dancers
Head to actors alley for a comfortable spot to warm-up your voice, rehearse your routine, dump your bag, or find a chair.

Just up the escalators from the Audition Room


Friday February 28, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
CC - North Pre-Function Upper Concourse

8:00am EST

SETC Check-In and Registration Desk
This is the place to register on-site and/or pick up your badge!

Keep Tabs on Your Name Badge and Program:
Your name badge is mandatory for admittance to workshops, callbacks, interviews, performances, presentations, etc.

The SETC Registration Desk will require proof of ID and will charge a $5 fee to replace a lost name badge or program.

The SETC Registration Desk opens a half-hour early (7:30 – 8:00 am) to serve only Professional Auditionees so they can beat the lines and check in before each day’s mandatory morning briefing

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Nielsen

Amanda Nielsen

Administrative Assistant, SETC
Amanda is a graduate of Covenant College, where she earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in business, music and theatre. Currently, Amanda is part of the Piedmont Fellows, a 10-month professional development program that equips young professionals through... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Theodora

Elizabeth Theodora

Membership & Technology Manager, SETC
Elizabeth got her start in theatre as a stage manager in the United Kingdom, working for theatres such as The Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre and National Theatre. She was also personal assistant to theatre director Katie Mitchell and actor Gawn Grainger. She has dabbled in assistant... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday February 28, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
CC - South Pre-function Upper Concourse

8:00am EST

SETC Convention and Louisville Info Hubs
Information Hub:
Visit this booth for general convention information, schedule changes, directions, and our lost and found.

Louisville, Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau Table: Stop by and learn more about restaurants, places of interest and activities in our host city!

Friday February 28, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
CC - South Pre-function Upper Concourse

8:00am EST

SETC Family Room
This quiet, tucked-away room is intended for new parents and attendees traveling with their family/children to have a designated space to relax and reconnect during the convention. Tables and chairs will be provided. Feel free to bring your own toys, games and other childcare/nursing supplies.PLEASE NOTE: This is not a day care or babysitting service; parents are responsible for ensuring that children remain in the company of a trusted adult at all times.


Friday February 28, 2020 8:00am - 7:00pm EST
CC - LO 25

8:30am EST

Graduate Auditionee Mandatory Briefing
Speakers
avatar for Cadie Burks

Cadie Burks

Educational Services Manager, SETC
Cadie is a graduate of Hollins University where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Biology. Her work experience includes three years as a member of SETC’s Operations Team from 2014 to 2016 for the Spring Annual Convention; a year as a Resident Professional Arts Administration Intern... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 8:30am - 8:45am EST
CC - M 107

8:30am EST

Design Competition: Undergrad Response (Scenic & Makeup)
Juried responses are offered by the 2020 Distinguished Costume, Lighting, Scenic and Sound Designers.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Barnes

Gregg Barnes

Distinguished Costume Designer
Broadway credits include: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls (2018 Tony nom.) Tuck Everlasting (2016 Tony nom.), Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nom.), Aladdin (productions in Japan, Australia, London, and Germany), Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nom., 2016 Olivier Award, including productions in... Read More →
avatar for Anna Louizos

Anna Louizos

Distinguished Scenic Designer
Anna Louizos – has designed Broadway, off-Broadway, regional and international productions (including many world premieres). Tony Award nominations for her set designs include In the Heights, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and High Fidelity. Other Broadway designs include School... Read More →
avatar for Howell Binkley

Howell Binkley

Distinguished Lighting Designer
BROADWAY works include: Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, Come From Away, A Bronx Tale, Hamilton (2016 Tony winner/2018 Olivier Award winner), After Midnight, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, West Side Story, Gypsy,  In the Heights, Jersey... Read More →
avatar for Matt Hubbs

Matt Hubbs

Distinguished Sound Designer
Matt Hubbs – has designed a variety of Broadway, off-Broadway and regional productions over the course of his career. Credits include:  Broadway Time and the Conways, Indecent. Off-Broadway Power Strip, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, The Royale, Preludes (Lincoln Center); Boesman... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 8:30am - 9:30am EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

8:30am EST

Design Competition: Displays Open
View the Design Competition displays and check out the winners.

Moderators
Friday February 28, 2020 8:30am - 8:00pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

9:00am EST

Design Competition: Undergrad Response (Sound)
Juried responses are offered by the 2020 Distinguished Costume, Lighting, Scenic and Sound Designers.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Barnes

Gregg Barnes

Distinguished Costume Designer
Broadway credits include: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls (2018 Tony nom.) Tuck Everlasting (2016 Tony nom.), Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nom.), Aladdin (productions in Japan, Australia, London, and Germany), Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nom., 2016 Olivier Award, including productions in... Read More →
avatar for Anna Louizos

Anna Louizos

Distinguished Scenic Designer
Anna Louizos – has designed Broadway, off-Broadway, regional and international productions (including many world premieres). Tony Award nominations for her set designs include In the Heights, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and High Fidelity. Other Broadway designs include School... Read More →
avatar for Howell Binkley

Howell Binkley

Distinguished Lighting Designer
BROADWAY works include: Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, Come From Away, A Bronx Tale, Hamilton (2016 Tony winner/2018 Olivier Award winner), After Midnight, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, West Side Story, Gypsy,  In the Heights, Jersey... Read More →
avatar for Matt Hubbs

Matt Hubbs

Distinguished Sound Designer
Matt Hubbs – has designed a variety of Broadway, off-Broadway and regional productions over the course of his career. Credits include:  Broadway Time and the Conways, Indecent. Off-Broadway Power Strip, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, The Royale, Preludes (Lincoln Center); Boesman... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EST
CC - LO 12

9:00am EST

Opportunities to Engage: Leadership and SETC
Get an overview of SETC’s committee structure with a focus on finding ties to your particular interests and how you may become involved with SETC to make the organization, the annual convention, and the year-round activities successful.

Speakers
avatar for Tiza Garland

Tiza Garland

Associate Director, Associate Professor, University of Florida
with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), a Certified Teacher with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC), and a Senior Teacher with Dueling Arts International. Professor Garland is a classically trained actor and has trained with the Dah Theatre in Belgrade... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 28

9:00am EST

Appropriate Appropriation? The Use of Cultural Appropriation in Costuming
Examine the ethics of cultural appropriation in costume design through interviews held with Tony award-winning costume designers Gregg Barnes (“Aladdin”) and Clint Ramos (“Eclipsed” and “Once on this Island”) among others.

Speakers
avatar for Ivan Ingermann

Ivan Ingermann

Head of Design Area, Associate Professor, University of Georgia
Theatre: Approval Junkie, Start Down, Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, (Alliance Theatre), Angels in America Part I&II, (Actors Express), Theme: Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream National and International tour, Electric Ocean (SeaWorld San Diego), Ultimate Energy (Wanda Movie Park Wuhan... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 11

9:00am EST

CNC Router Techniques and Tools: I Bought a CNC Router; Now What?
Get cleaner cuts in less time with the same machine, and finally make that CNC router do more than just cut circles and curves. Start with a discussion of bits, feed, speeds, dust collection and hold-down methods. Finish with a presentation of theatre-specific CNC uses. Q&A to follow.

Speakers
avatar for John Mullican

John Mullican

Instructor and Technical Director for Performing Arts, Elon University
JP has spent the last 10 years working as a technical director, technical systems designer, and scenic fabricator for regional theatre, commercial fabrication, and Broadway production companies including Stages St. Louis, VStar Entertainment Group, and Production Resource Group. He... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 27

9:00am EST

Vectorworks for Master Electricians
Vectorworks has some great features that can help master electricians enjoy working on the paperwork. This workshop will demonstrate how to plan and calculate cable runs, make informative hang cards from the light plot, generate hookup paperwork, and live update instruments within Vectorworks without Lightwright.

Speakers
avatar for Yu (Leo) Lei

Yu (Leo) Lei

Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound, Western Carolina University
Leo holds a B.A degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Essex, and an M.F.A in Lighting Design from Kent State University. He taught Lighting Design and Technology in Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and currently teaches in the School of Stage and Screen, Western Carolina... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 10/14

9:00am EST

Lighting Design Paperwork Tips and Tricks
Producing lighting designs requires oodles of paperwork. Come learn how to create your own Magic Sheets, Channel Hookups, Instrument Schedules, Cue Lists, Focus Charts, and Followspot Tracking Sheets. We’ll conclude by having you build your own sample Magic Sheet.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Mooney

Aaron Mooney

Associate Professor of Lighting Design, Oklahoma City University
Aaron is the Resident Lighting Designer and Associate Professor of Lighting Design at Oklahoma City University. Education: MFA, NYU Tisch; BA, University of Tulsa. Aaron has lit events in spaces as large as Radio City Music Hall (NYC), the Western Heritage Museum (OKC), and The Joint... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 16

9:00am EST

Director/Designer Collaboration
This panel discussion features two directors and two designers focusing on the pre-production process and the development of a common vocabulary and aesthetic ideas necessary to successfully realize the physical world of a play or musical.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Davis

Tim Davis

KCACTF Region IV - Respondent Coordinator (KY and TN), Next Steps Coordinator
Tim "X” Davis is the coordinator and founder of the Theatre program at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky. He is an alumnus of the University of Southern Mississippi (MFA 97). Tim has performed and directed all over the southeast and has appeared... Read More →
avatar for Richard St. Peter

Richard St. Peter

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Northwestern State University
Richard St. Peter is an assistant professor of theatre at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. He is an accomplished professional director and former artistic director with more than 50 professional and academic directing credits. He has directed throughout the Southeast, in... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 07

9:00am EST

Clown Combat: Investigating the Techniques of Slapstick
Timing, technique, scale and character determine whether your audience laughs or cringes. Come explore various elements to help you be certain your stage combat suits the genre.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Sterrett

Brandon Sterrett

Instructor of Theatre, Arkansas State University
Brandon Sterrett is currently on the Theatre Faculty at Arkansas State University where he teaches Acting and Movement. Most recently he was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Drama at Austin Community College and Director of the Acting Company at ZACH Theatre in Austin, Texas. He... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - Ballroom C

9:00am EST

Teaching Theatre Appreciation Online
Is it possible to effectively teach non-theatre types to better appreciate a live, performance-based art form in a totally online environment? Talk about best practices and trade ideas in a roundtable discussion.

Speakers
avatar for E. Bert Wallace

E. Bert Wallace

Associate Professor of Theatre, Campbell University
E. Bert Wallace is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Campbell University in bucolic Buies Creek, NC, where he teaches Theatre History, Directing, Playwriting, Methods of Teaching Theatre, and Introduction to Theatre for non-majors as well as directing plays and supervising the... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 23

9:00am EST

Women in Higher Ed: Discovering and Perfecting Your Ideal "Role"
Through a crowdsourced panel discussion tailored toward women in higher education, attendees will learn strategies for navigating tenure, balancing work/life expectations as a theatre professor, and pursuing this career path.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Accetta

Valerie Accetta

Head of Musical Theatre, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Valerie Accetta is the Head of Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. An Equity actress, she played Margy Frake in the First National Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair, starring John Davidson. Other performance credits include Cinderella, The Sound... Read More →
avatar for Christianne Roll

Christianne Roll

Associate Professor of Musical Theatre, Florida Southern College
Dr. Christianne Roll, AEA, is a recognized expert on the female belt voice. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from NYU and her doctorate from Columbia University. Christianne has performed at the Goodspeed Opera House, the Lucille Lortel Theatre, the York Theatre, and internationally... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 02

9:00am EST

Curiouser and Curiouser: Devising Alice!
We started with Lewis Carroll's story, no script, and very few preconceptions. Eight weeks later, we created something new! In this session, students and faculty discuss how the process of devised theatre breathed new life into theatre training and the audience experience. Performances and Q&A included.

Speakers
avatar for R Cliff Thompson

R Cliff Thompson

Director of Theatre, Freed-Hardeman University
R. Cliff Thompson serves the university as director of theatre. He studied at the University of Memphis (MFA) and the University of Mississippi (PhD). In 2004, he spent a summer with the Abingdon Theatre, an Off-Broadway company in NYC. Favorite directing credits at FHU include, “Macbeth... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - M 108

9:00am EST

Advanced Musical Theatre Dance
Come learn a musical theatre dance combination that requires advanced technique and quick retention!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Alley

Stacy Alley

Head of Musical Theatre, Associate Professor of Musical Theatre/Dance, The University of Alabama
Stacy Alley is Head of Musical Theatre and an Associate Professor at The University of Alabama. She is also a professional director and choreographer whose teaching and artistic credits include work in Denmark, Tanzania, Norway, Scotland, and Chile and throughout the U.S. Stacy is... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - Ballroom A

9:00am EST

Presence and the Art of Voice-Over: Part 1
Explore the universal energy of presence through body/breath/voice/text as it relates to voice-over technique. Get hands-on experience behind the mic performing genres from political promos to commercial to video game characters.

Speakers
avatar for Lesley  Mendenhall

Lesley Mendenhall

Voice Actor, Movement Coach for Theatre, Voicz, Inc.
A voice actor since 2009, represented in NY, LA, Washington DC, and San Francisco, Lesley's voice has been heard nationally in commercials, narrations, and political promos. She's studied movement/voice/text for the actor, as well as Shakespeare text and analysis, with Patsy Rodenburg... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 20

9:00am EST

Regional to National: Building a Career From the Mid-Markets to the Majors
Are you a student who’s thinking about entering the professional market? Get real, actionable advice from current industry pros. LA vs. NYC? Equity/EMC vs. Non? Best places to work and live outside the coasts? We’ll tackle practical issues to help get your career off the ground.

Speakers
avatar for James Cronin

James Cronin

VoiceOver Actor, Los Angeles, CA
James Patrick Cronin has narrated over 600 audiobooks including New York Times Best Sellers, Edgar and Nebula Awards nominees, and a National Book Award finalist. He has narrated the works of Noam Chomsky and Dean Koontz, among others. His work has been recognized with numerous Audie... Read More →
avatar for Julie McKay

Julie McKay

Narrator, Blue Nose Audio
Julie McKay is an Audie-nominated and SOVAS award-winning audiobook narrator of over 300 titles. As an Equity stage actor, she has performed off-Broadway in New York and at regional theatres across the country. Julie is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music's... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Cronin

Patrick Cronin

Professor, East Tennessee State University (Retired)
Professional actor with over 200 Television and Film credits to his name, Pat Cronin has recently retired after 19 years of teaching and continues to work professionally on stage and screen.


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 03

9:00am EST

Song Stories: A Different Kind of Musical Theatre Acting Workshop
In this guided group exploration, we’ll focus on how the musical subtext provided by the composer shapes a musical theatre song’s character, situation and plot development. Leave with insights into how rhythm, melody and harmony can serve as interpretative cues for singing actors.

Speakers
avatar for John Bell

John Bell

Professor, DeSales University
John Bell is a musical theatre teacher, conductor, director, composer, and librettist. He served an internship on the world premiere of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. Professional credits include the Old Globe Theatre, the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, the Stratford Festival, Meadowbrook... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 04

9:00am EST

Book That Commercial!
Theatre actors make the best on-camera and voice-over commercial actors, and this magic formula for commercial copy will make you a master! Work on real copy with a real pro, and see yourself improve right there in the workshop!

Speakers
avatar for Reis McCormick

Reis McCormick

Director of Development, and senior Faculty, KD Conservatory College of Film & Dramatic Arts
Reis brings a wealth of experience to her performances and her classrooms.From Shakespeare to Sondheim, Barney to Breaking Bad, as well as thousands of voice-overs and dozens of corporate films, she has been a top theater and broadcast talent in the Southwest for 35 years. At KD Conservatory... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 01

9:00am EST

Partner Characterization: A Text-Free Approach to Creating Character
Participants should be prepared for rigorous movement, collaboration and play. We will work in partners through a series of exploratory and compositional activities to reveal a physical approach to a traditionally text-centered process: character creation. Come with a friend or meet one there!

Speakers
avatar for Bob Shryock

Bob Shryock

Faculty & Director of Communications & Recruiting, Accademia dell'Arte
Bob is faculty at the Accademia dell'Arte in Tuscany, Italy where he teaches various topics in Physical Theatre and Devising. Originally from Manila, Philippines, Bob is a SF Bay Area based actor-creator, director and teaching artist. He's currently directing Naomi Iizuka's "Anon(ymous... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - Ballroom B

9:00am EST

Stage Fright! Tips to Calm Down and Show Your Talent
Sometimes we worry that we aren’t doing our best or that our teachers, directors and fellow actors think that we’re not as talented as we know we are. Stage fright is normal! We will address stage fright so we can express our talents and ourselves joyfully.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Brennan

Linda Brennan

Voice and Speech Dept. Chair, Director, Core Faculty, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Linda is faculty at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Coaching: Arcadia, Dancing at Lughnasa, Kentucky Cycle, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, etc. Film/TV coaching: American Pie, The Scorpion King, That’s Life (CBS), The Hughleys (UPN), For the People (Lifetime). Linda presents... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - M 111

9:00am EST

Pumice Clay Character Mask-Making for Commedia Work
Focus is on the planning, construction and finishing of pumice clay character masks. These masks are ideal for use in Keith Johnstone mask trance work or Commedia.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Liebetrau

Jon Liebetrau

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatre, Wilkes University
Jon Liebetrau has been a professional theatre artist for over thirty years. He has performed on stage and directed for theaters from NY to California and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director... Read More →
DC

Dwight Camillucci

Professor of Theatre, Wilkes University


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 06

9:00am EST

Walking a Tabletop Puppet
Tabletop puppetry is a highly collaborative form of performance that requires multiple puppet operators to work in sync with each other. In this hands-on opportunity to get close with a puppet, attendees will work together to give a puppet both motion and character.

Speakers
RV

Robin Vest

Assistant Professor, Guilford College
TB

Tom Burch

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Tom is a professional scenic designer and educator based in Charlotte, NC. He began his career in Chicago with credits at many major companies there including The Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Court, Northlight and many others. Regional credits include off-Broadway, Berkeley Rep... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 17/18

9:00am EST

Creating Engaging Stage Management Portfolios and Presentations
Don't put them to sleep; wake them up! Techniques and approaches for creating engaging portfolio presentations that show you in the best possible light. Particular attention will be given to stage management portfolios, but the strategies can be applied much more broadly.

Speakers
avatar for Ken White

Ken White

Interim Associate Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ken is an Interim Associate Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he has taught Lighting Design, Stage Management, and Computer Aided Drafting. Prior to joining the faculty at UNCG, he was a tenured professor at both... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 13

9:00am EST

Equipping Theatre Artists as Faith-Filled Servants: Brainstorm (Part 1)
It’s possible to merge your passion for theatre with religious faith! Learn applied theatre techniques that will inspire you to serve communities you care about. This two-part hands-on experience will begin with brainstorming in Part 1. Follow up with Part 2 to develop an action plan to take with you!

Speakers
avatar for Tenika Dye Burgess

Tenika Dye Burgess

Independent Artist, Tennessee Tech University
Chair of the Applied Theatre Interest Group. Her work in Theatre, Community Advocacy, and Ministry has taken her to NY, VA, TX, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Romania, and Ireland. She currently working as a full time Academic Advisor for the College of Fine Arts at TN Tech Univ and practices... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
CC - LO 19/15

9:00am EST

Keynote Emerging Artists of Promise Meeting II
Daily orientation for KEAP recipients.

The 2020 KEAP award winners:
Ronnae Moore
Heather Dean
Chiagozie Onukogu
Paige Hemmer
Sophia Coscia

Moderators
Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EST
LO 21/22

9:00am EST

College/University Unconference & Networking Part 1
This sequence of events will give college/university theatre faculty and administrators a chance to explore pressing issues in theatre program and on campuses across the country while sharing ideas, solutions and support.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Kern

Kevin Kern

Chair of Theatre, The University of Mount Union
Kevin P. Kern is the Chair of Theatre at the University of Mount Union, a small, private, liberal arts university in Northeast Ohio. He is also the Artistic Director of Shakespeare At The Castle, a professional company producing shows each summer at the iconic Glamorgan Castle in... Read More →
avatar for Robert Homer-Drummond

Robert Homer-Drummond

Professor of Theatre, Anderson University
Robert Homer-Drummond is a Professor of Theatre at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. He has been an actor, director and theatre educator for more than twenty years. Recent directing work includes AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, HAMLET, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH & OEDIPUS REX... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am EST
CC - LO 08

9:00am EST

Graduate Auditions
Speakers
avatar for Cadie Burks

Cadie Burks

Educational Services Manager, SETC
Cadie is a graduate of Hollins University where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Biology. Her work experience includes three years as a member of SETC’s Operations Team from 2014 to 2016 for the Spring Annual Convention; a year as a Resident Professional Arts Administration Intern... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 1:00pm EST
CC - M 104

9:00am EST

Musical Theatre Coaching Sessions
Professional and college auditionees can sign up for 10-minute slots at the door to work on their audition materials one-on-one with a vocal coach and accompanist.

Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 2:15pm EST
CC - LO 30

9:00am EST

Exhibit Hall Open: Commercial Exhibits & Education Expo
Stop by the Exhibit Hall to view commercial and educational displays. Network with commercial exhibitors and college, university and training program representatives.

Moderators
Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

9:00am EST

FREE Headshot Booth - #519
All convention attendees are invited to get a free professional headshot taken in the Exhibit Hall!  

The Headshot Booth can be found in booth number 519.

Sponsors

Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

9:00am EST

SCAN Trivia @ Exhibit Hall
Visit SCANTrvia, setup an account, and Scan the QR code here to get started and earn your first 50 points! During convention, you’ll have the chance to earn even more points by scanning QR codes at the Interactive Game Wall near registration and participating exhibitor booths! Prizes will be announced on social media and given away each day of convention.

Prizes provided by:
Beltbox
Production Advantage
The Light Source
XS Lighting and Sound
SETC



Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

9:00am EST

Theatre Job Fair
Registered job candidate meet and interview with employers for off-stage jobs.

Moderators
avatar for Constance Smith

Constance Smith

Director of Technical Theatre, Chipola College
Constance R. Smith holds an MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University, a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production from Auburn University and an MS in Recreational Therapy (Expressive Arts Therapy) from the University of South Alabama. Smith has been working in scenic... Read More →

Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

9:30am EST

Design Competition: Undergrad Response (Lighting)
Juried responses are offered by the 2020 Distinguished Costume, Lighting, Scenic and Sound Designers.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Barnes

Gregg Barnes

Distinguished Costume Designer
Broadway credits include: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls (2018 Tony nom.) Tuck Everlasting (2016 Tony nom.), Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nom.), Aladdin (productions in Japan, Australia, London, and Germany), Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nom., 2016 Olivier Award, including productions in... Read More →
avatar for Anna Louizos

Anna Louizos

Distinguished Scenic Designer
Anna Louizos – has designed Broadway, off-Broadway, regional and international productions (including many world premieres). Tony Award nominations for her set designs include In the Heights, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and High Fidelity. Other Broadway designs include School... Read More →
avatar for Howell Binkley

Howell Binkley

Distinguished Lighting Designer
BROADWAY works include: Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, Come From Away, A Bronx Tale, Hamilton (2016 Tony winner/2018 Olivier Award winner), After Midnight, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, West Side Story, Gypsy,  In the Heights, Jersey... Read More →
avatar for Matt Hubbs

Matt Hubbs

Distinguished Sound Designer
Matt Hubbs – has designed a variety of Broadway, off-Broadway and regional productions over the course of his career. Credits include:  Broadway Time and the Conways, Indecent. Off-Broadway Power Strip, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, The Royale, Preludes (Lincoln Center); Boesman... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

10:00am EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "Never the Sinner"
NEVER THE SINNER    
Georgia – Lakeside High School
Written by John Logan;
Directed by Lisa Bridges


Friday February 28, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

10:00am EST

Fringe Festival Performance - "Monkey Off Back - Circus Still in Town"
The SHOW OF A LIFETIME! (it’s autobiographical) This comical, cautionary, three-ring
tale journeys from circus clown to activist, self-medication to meditation, felony charges
to stand up comedy. One foots firmly planted in recovery. One’s stuck in the past. Step
right up…join the circus in Dick’s high-wired head!

Moderators
avatar for Dawn Larsen

Dawn Larsen

Associate Professor Theatre, Francis Marion University
Storyteller/singer-songwriter, Dawn Larsen grew up in the Ozarks amid lots of mountain music, arts, and storytelling. She founded and operated the last traveling Toby tent show in the country and researches and publishes about that and tent theatre. For the past two years Dawn has... Read More →

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for 4Wall Entertainment Lighting

4Wall Entertainment Lighting

Usedlighting.com provides a great place to buy, sell, and trade professional lighting equipment. Owned and operated by 4Wall Entertainment, the site is constantly updated with gear listed not only from 4Wall rental stock, but from users all around the country. Just take a look at... Read More →
avatar for XS Lighting & Sound

XS Lighting & Sound

Owner, XS Lighting & Sound
XS Lighting, LLC is a multifaceted sales, design, installation, rental and production company located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri that specializes in the creation of high-impact, lighting, visualization and auralization.LightingSoundVideoSoftgoods and theatrical curtains, including... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EST
CC - Ballroom D-E

10:00am EST

Design Competition: Undergrad Response (Projections)
Juried responses are offered by the 2020 Distinguished Costume, Lighting, Scenic and Sound Designers.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Barnes

Gregg Barnes

Distinguished Costume Designer
Broadway credits include: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls (2018 Tony nom.) Tuck Everlasting (2016 Tony nom.), Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nom.), Aladdin (productions in Japan, Australia, London, and Germany), Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nom., 2016 Olivier Award, including productions in... Read More →
avatar for Anna Louizos

Anna Louizos

Distinguished Scenic Designer
Anna Louizos – has designed Broadway, off-Broadway, regional and international productions (including many world premieres). Tony Award nominations for her set designs include In the Heights, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and High Fidelity. Other Broadway designs include School... Read More →
avatar for Howell Binkley

Howell Binkley

Distinguished Lighting Designer
BROADWAY works include: Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, Come From Away, A Bronx Tale, Hamilton (2016 Tony winner/2018 Olivier Award winner), After Midnight, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, West Side Story, Gypsy,  In the Heights, Jersey... Read More →
avatar for Matt Hubbs

Matt Hubbs

Distinguished Sound Designer
Matt Hubbs – has designed a variety of Broadway, off-Broadway and regional productions over the course of his career. Credits include:  Broadway Time and the Conways, Indecent. Off-Broadway Power Strip, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, The Royale, Preludes (Lincoln Center); Boesman... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EST
CC - LO 12

10:00am EST

Undergraduate School Design/Technical Student Interviews
Interviews can take place Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, according to the student’s schedule. Interviews can take place either at the students’ display table or at the schools Ed Expo booth.

Speakers
avatar for Cadie Burks

Cadie Burks

Educational Services Manager, SETC
Cadie is a graduate of Hollins University where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Biology. Her work experience includes three years as a member of SETC’s Operations Team from 2014 to 2016 for the Spring Annual Convention; a year as a Resident Professional Arts Administration Intern... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday February 28, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

10:15am EST

The Farm Theatre's Bullpen Sessions: Live Podcast Recording Interview with Christine Bruno
Host Padraic Lillis will produce a live podcast from the SETC Convention featuring Christine Bruno, a Disability Inclusion Consultant and SETC EDI Series Workshop speaker. 

Bullpen Sessions shares conversations with working theatre professionals geared toward early-career artists and those who train/support them.

All attendees are invited, but seating is extremely limited.

Speakers
avatar for Padraic Lillis

Padraic Lillis

Founding Artistic Director, The Farm Theater
Padraic Lillis is the Founding Artistic Director of The Farm Theater. He is also an award winning director, writer, and educator. The Farm's College Collaboration Project has been featured in American Theatre Magazine and its playwrights have been recognized nationally by the Kennedy... Read More →
avatar for Christine Bruno

Christine Bruno

CHRISTINE BRUNO (actor/teaching artist/disability inclusion consultant) MFA — acting & directing, the New School. Member — The Actors Studio, NY Shakespeare Exchange; Advisory Company member, National Disability Theatre. Leadership — SAG-AFTRA NY Local Board; Chair, SAG-AFTRA... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am EST
CC - Main Concourse Boardroom

10:30am EST

Design Competition: Undergrad Response (Costume)
Juried responses are offered by the 2020 Distinguished Costume, Lighting, Scenic and Sound Designers.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Barnes

Gregg Barnes

Distinguished Costume Designer
Broadway credits include: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls (2018 Tony nom.) Tuck Everlasting (2016 Tony nom.), Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nom.), Aladdin (productions in Japan, Australia, London, and Germany), Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nom., 2016 Olivier Award, including productions in... Read More →
avatar for Anna Louizos

Anna Louizos

Distinguished Scenic Designer
Anna Louizos – has designed Broadway, off-Broadway, regional and international productions (including many world premieres). Tony Award nominations for her set designs include In the Heights, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and High Fidelity. Other Broadway designs include School... Read More →
avatar for Howell Binkley

Howell Binkley

Distinguished Lighting Designer
BROADWAY works include: Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, Come From Away, A Bronx Tale, Hamilton (2016 Tony winner/2018 Olivier Award winner), After Midnight, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, West Side Story, Gypsy,  In the Heights, Jersey... Read More →
avatar for Matt Hubbs

Matt Hubbs

Distinguished Sound Designer
Matt Hubbs – has designed a variety of Broadway, off-Broadway and regional productions over the course of his career. Credits include:  Broadway Time and the Conways, Indecent. Off-Broadway Power Strip, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, The Royale, Preludes (Lincoln Center); Boesman... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

10:30am EST

Design Competition: Undergrad Response (Technical Direction)
Juried responses are offered by the 2020 Distinguished Costume, Lighting, Scenic and Sound Designers.

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Barnes

Gregg Barnes

Distinguished Costume Designer
Broadway credits include: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls (2018 Tony nom.) Tuck Everlasting (2016 Tony nom.), Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nom.), Aladdin (productions in Japan, Australia, London, and Germany), Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nom., 2016 Olivier Award, including productions in... Read More →
avatar for Anna Louizos

Anna Louizos

Distinguished Scenic Designer
Anna Louizos – has designed Broadway, off-Broadway, regional and international productions (including many world premieres). Tony Award nominations for her set designs include In the Heights, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and High Fidelity. Other Broadway designs include School... Read More →
avatar for Howell Binkley

Howell Binkley

Distinguished Lighting Designer
BROADWAY works include: Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, Come From Away, A Bronx Tale, Hamilton (2016 Tony winner/2018 Olivier Award winner), After Midnight, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, West Side Story, Gypsy,  In the Heights, Jersey... Read More →
avatar for Matt Hubbs

Matt Hubbs

Distinguished Sound Designer
Matt Hubbs – has designed a variety of Broadway, off-Broadway and regional productions over the course of his career. Credits include:  Broadway Time and the Conways, Indecent. Off-Broadway Power Strip, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, The Royale, Preludes (Lincoln Center); Boesman... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EST
CC - Exhibit Hall

10:30am EST

Actors Theatre of Louisville Tour
Join ATL Staff for a tour of the lobby, theatre, and backstage of the renowned regional theatre. Meet at the ATL Box Office, a 7-minute walk from the KICC. Tour is limited to 25 people First come, first served.


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

10:30am EST

State President, Representative and Executive Director Roundtable
Gathering of state presidents, representatives and executive directors serving the SETC region. Discussion facilitated by SETC President Jeff Gibson.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Gibson

Jeff Gibson

SETC President, Middle Tennessee State University
Jeff Gibson currently serves as Chair of Theatre and Dance at Middle Tennessee State University. He is President of SETC and is a past chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region IV. Prior to MTSU, Jeff worked at Watkins College of Art&Design and the Alabama... Read More →
avatar for Susie Prueter

Susie Prueter

Executive Director, Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)
The mission of SETC is personal for Susie. Like countless other SETC success stories, she was fortunate to have landed a graduate assistantship at an SETC Convention, thus jump-starting her career. She is thrilled to be with SETC and have the opportunity to pay it forward!Prior to... Read More →

Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 24

10:30am EST

Click.Click.Done. Must-Have Google Analytics Settings and Reports
Before looking at any data, it is important to have your Google Analytics account set up properly. All attendees will receive step-by-step guides for creating custom reports, copies of all presentation materials, and the chance to implement skills in real time. All skill levels welcome! Attendees will need access to Wi-Fi.

Speakers
avatar for Ceci Dadisman

Ceci Dadisman

Arts Marketing Consultant, Cardinal + Company
avatar for Drew McManus

Drew McManus

Principal, Venture Industries Online
Drew McManus may be Venture Industry Online’s Principal but don’t let that title fool you into thinking he’s just a tech geek. He brings 20 years of global broad-based arts consulting experience to the table in order to help clients get ahead of the tech


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 16

10:30am EST

Costume Character Creation Simplified
Need help navigating complex costume changes with limited resources? Create characters and facilitate multiple roles through a base costume with accessories and pieces — especially useful for small casts and with quick changes. Aimed at high schools, small programs and community/children's groups.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Dormaier

Michele Dormaier

Costume Designer, Louisiana Tech University
Michele L. Dormaier is the resident Costume Designer for the School of Theatre at Louisiana Tech University. She has worked extensively designing and building costumes for high schools, children’s theatres, community theatres, regional dance and ballet companies, dinner theatres... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 04

10:30am EST

Working With LED Tape: A Technical Director's Approach
An overview of tips and tricks when working with LED tape onstage and what one should consider when using it for a production.

Speakers
JF

John Forsman

Faculty Technical Director, Hollins University
John Forsman is the Faculty Technical Director at Hollins University. He views himself as a mad scientist of Technical Theatre and enjoys experimenting with LED technology, Video Projection, Automation and different construction techniques.


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 11

10:30am EST

So You Want to Tour? Learn About Life on the Road and How to Start
Touring is often considered a mysterious segment of the industry. Learn more about the technical side of touring; including the different types, companies and career opportunities, union involvement and the realities of life on the road. Panelists will include current and former Touring Production Managers, Stage Managers, and technicians.


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - L 03

10:30am EST

Give Your Production More Punch: How Directors Shape the Dramatic Action
Too many productions have little or no shape to them. Directors will learn how to shape the dramatic arc of a production and drive it to an exciting climax!

Speakers
avatar for John Gulley

John Gulley

Associate Professor and Freelance Director, UNC Greensboro
John Gulley teaches acting and directing at UNC Greensboro, and he coordinates the MFA Directing Program. He's directed Off-Broadway and for a number of regional professional theatres. John received his BA in Theatre from Wake Forest and his MFA in Directing from the University of... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - Ballroom C

10:30am EST

A Project-Based Approach to Introductory Theatre Classes
Presentation of the project-based learning approach to introductory theatre classes for non-majors developed and used by Tennessee Tech faculty as an alternative to lecture/test courses.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Kean

Jeffrey Kean

Lecturer, Head of Theatre Design, Tennessee Tech Univ.
Jeff Kean is a Lecturer and Head of Theatre Design at Tennessee Tech University. He has taught theatre at Penn State University, California State University Pomona, Pellisssippi State Community College, and Woodland Community College. He served as Executive Director for the Woodland... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 17/18

10:30am EST

Associated Colleges of the South Member Meeting
A meeting for members of the Associated Colleges of the South to share ideas and discuss ways to collaborate. Past topics have included The Farm Theater’s College Collaboration and the NYC Study Away.

Speakers
avatar for Florida State University

Florida State University

Professor, University of the South
Jennifer K Matthews is the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of the South and the professor of Costume Design and Technology. She has designed costumes for the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Mockingbird Public Theatre, Chattanooga Theatre Centre, The... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 23

10:30am EST

Small Theatre Program Committee Meeting
Annual Meeting of SETC's Small Theatre Program Committee.

Moderators
Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 21/22

10:30am EST

Highlights From Theatre Symposium 28: Theatre and Citizenship
Participants from the 28th annual Theatre Symposium share their papers on the theme "Theatre and Citizenship." Those who are interested in learning more about Theatre Symposium are especially encouraged to attend.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Gibb

Associate Professor of Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism, Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance
Andrew Gibb is an associate professor of theatre history, theory, and criticism in the Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance.


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 10/14

10:30am EST

A Shakespeare Monologue Is Outrageous! Speaking the Speech for Beginners
Playing Shakespeare is about getting up on your feet and doing it, and relying on the only tools Shakespeare's actors had: the punctuation and the words themselves. In this workshop, actors will begin to understand the true meaning of the phrase, "Just say it!"

Speakers
avatar for Herb Parker

Herb Parker

Professor, East Tennessee State University
HERB PARKER is Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance with East Tennessee State University. He is the author of “Acting Shakespeare is Outrageous! Playing the Bard for Beginners,” and “A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation! How to Survive the 60-Second Audition... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 01

10:30am EST

An Insider's Guide to Booking Film and TV
Have you always wanted to work in film and television? Look no further! NYC industry experts will give you the tools to audition and book.

Speakers
avatar for Gabrielle Berberich

Gabrielle Berberich

Owner, Michael Howard Studios
Gabrielle Berberich is an award-winning casting director, writer/producer, and the Owner of Michael Howard Studios in New York. She’s worked with actors on shows such as: The Americans, Billions, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire, Bull, Californication, Downton Abbey... Read More →
avatar for Greg Chwerchak

Greg Chwerchak

GREG CHWERCHAK, writer/director, has screened award-winning short films at festivals around the world. His feature "Greetings From The Shore" opened theatrically in the U.S. before international release in over 70 countries. He has created hundreds of music videos and commercials... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 02

10:30am EST

Presence and the Art of Voice-Over: Part 2
Let’s continue exploring the universal energy of presence through body/breath/voice/text as it relates to voice-over technique. Get hands-on experience behind the mic performing genres from political promos to commercial to video game characters.

Speakers
avatar for Lesley  Mendenhall

Lesley Mendenhall

Voice Actor, Movement Coach for Theatre, Voicz, Inc.
A voice actor since 2009, represented in NY, LA, Washington DC, and San Francisco, Lesley's voice has been heard nationally in commercials, narrations, and political promos. She's studied movement/voice/text for the actor, as well as Shakespeare text and analysis, with Patsy Rodenburg... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 20

10:30am EST

If You Push Me, I Will Slap You Silly: Unarmed Stage Combat
A SAFD Fight Master teaches a basic hands-on skills class in unarmed stage combat for young actors offering a variety of options for safe, controlled pushing, shoving and non-contact slaps. Come dressed to move with no jewelry (rings, bracelets, earrings or wristwatches).

Speakers
avatar for David Woolley

David Woolley

Professor of Instruction, Columbia College Chicago
David Woolley: Fight Master Society of American Fight Directors; Professor of Instruction/Combat Coordinator, Columbia College Chicago; freelance fight and intimacy choreographer, member SDC and AEA; performing as Guido Crescendo in "Dirk & Guido: the Swordsmen!" for the past 30... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - Ballroom A

10:30am EST

Take 1: The Art of the Self-Tape
First, students will learn about the fairly new era of submitting self-taped auditions along with the logistics — including the technical side and performance do's and don'ts. Students will then receive sides, and we will apply our new knowledge to a "mock audition" setting.

Speakers
avatar for Addy Green

Addy Green

Recruitment Manager, Studio School
Originally from Boston, MA, Addy began performing on stage at the age of eight in musicals including The Sound of Music, Grease and Oliver. She continued to build repertoire appearing in main stage productions of Robin Hood, The Crucible and Blood Wedding. Upon graduation, Addy found... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 07

10:30am EST

Tattoos? No Problem! Methods for Covering and Applying Tattoos for Theatre
Tattoos have become much more common for performers over the past 20 years. We’ll discuss how they can be covered in ways that will withstand all the rigors of performance as well as methods for applying tattoos that will last from curtain to close.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Johnson

Christina Johnson

Costume Designer/ Asst. Professor of Theatre, University of South Alabama
Christina Johnson is a Costume Designer/ Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. Christina is a native of Little Rock, AR. She received her MFA in Costume Design & Production from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. During her... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 27

10:30am EST

8 Hacks to Being a Better Improviser
Through demonstration and participation, this fun, fast-paced workshop offers real, tangible, specific things you can do in a scene as a good improviser.

Speakers
avatar for George Younts

George Younts

Theatre Instructor, Charleston County School of the Arts
George Younts is originally from Illinois, and has toured nationally and worked around the USA and Charleston, SC (where he resides) as a director, designer, producer, playwright, performer and tours in a one-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol. With over of 25 years of teaching experience... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 09/05

10:30am EST

14 Tips for Submitting Your Plays
Get 14 concrete tips for maximizing a playwright's chance for success when sending a script to a theatre or contest.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Gall-Clayton

Nancy Gall-Clayton

Independent Playwright, Independent Playwright
Nancy Gall-Clayton loves playwriting and collaborating with other theatre artists. She's written more than 80 plays (many are “tens” or one-acts, including 11 about Kentucky women). Her work has been on stages in half the states and on four continents. "The Colored Door at the... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 06

10:30am EST

The Stage Management Team: Roles of the SM/ASM
This session will cover: how the Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager and Production Assistant work duties in rehearsal and performance make a smooth show; transitioning from university; how to divide up duties among the stage management team; working with volunteers as ASMs; and running crew.

Speakers
avatar for Julie A. Richardson

Julie A. Richardson

Freelance, Free Lance Director/Stage manager
Directed Shakespeare In Love at Montford Park Players in 2018Directed Horn In The West 2008-2013coordinated Stages Of History - a look at NC outdoor theaters in 2008 on the Horn In The West stage.Worked in several outdoor venues and plays- Horn In The West, The Lost Colony, Blue Jacket... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 13

10:30am EST

Equipping Theatre Artists as Faith-Filled Servants: Action Plan (Part 2)
Building upon Part 1’s applied theatre brainstorming, this session will help you develop an action plan! Attendance at both Part 1 and 2 is encouraged but not required.

Speakers
avatar for Tenika Dye Burgess

Tenika Dye Burgess

Independent Artist, Tennessee Tech University
Chair of the Applied Theatre Interest Group. Her work in Theatre, Community Advocacy, and Ministry has taken her to NY, VA, TX, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Romania, and Ireland. She currently working as a full time Academic Advisor for the College of Fine Arts at TN Tech Univ and practices... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 19/15

10:30am EST

The Girl Project Starter Pack
The Girl Project is an arts-meets-activism initiative for high school girls. Participants devise and produce original work reflecting their experiences and perspectives. This is an opportunity to learn about TGP, exchange ideas, and explore what launching a local version of TGP would look like.

Speakers
avatar for Jeni Benavides

Jeni Benavides

Associate Program Director, The Girl Project
Jeni serves as Woodford Theatre’s Education Director & is thrilled to call Woodford her artistic home. Based in the Lexington, KY, area, Jeni is also an activist, educator, & team leader for The Girl Project (TGP), working with middle- and high-school girls to devise original work... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Becker Weig

Vanessa Becker Weig

Co-founder/ Artistic Director, The Girl Project / Woodford Theatre
I am a director, educator, actor, and grass roots organizer. I am a musical theatre geek and an activist who likes to create something from nothing.


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am EST
CC - LO 28

10:30am EST

Dance Prep: Preparation, Presentation & Career Planning
This workshop will demonstrate the dance audition format given at SETC with focus on dancing and career opportunities.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 12:50pm EST
CC - M 111

11:00am EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "Silent Sky"
SILENT SKY  
Virginia – Lafayette High School
Written by Lauren Gunderson;
Directed by Suzan McCorry


Friday February 28, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

11:30am EST

Fringe Festival Performance - "Hear I Go"
A Mime and Foley Artist find themselves in an interdimensional struggle. At first, the
boundary between them is solid. One reality silent and invisible, the other tangible and
cacophonous. Each is only minding their own business, but what happens when the
barrier between them dissolves?

Moderators
avatar for Dawn Larsen

Dawn Larsen

Associate Professor Theatre, Francis Marion University
Storyteller/singer-songwriter, Dawn Larsen grew up in the Ozarks amid lots of mountain music, arts, and storytelling. She founded and operated the last traveling Toby tent show in the country and researches and publishes about that and tent theatre. For the past two years Dawn has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erin Parsons

Erin Parsons

Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Ohio State University
Erin is a 2nd year MFA student at The Ohio State University, with a focus on acting and the creation of new work. She is a Fight Choreographer and training to be an Intimacy Director. Her most recent interest is utilizing live sound in theatre, in contrast to recorded audio. This... Read More →

Sponsors
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4Wall Entertainment Lighting

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XS Lighting & Sound

Owner, XS Lighting & Sound
XS Lighting, LLC is a multifaceted sales, design, installation, rental and production company located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri that specializes in the creation of high-impact, lighting, visualization and auralization.LightingSoundVideoSoftgoods and theatrical curtains, including... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
CC - Ballroom D-E

11:45am EST

The Farm Theatre's Bullpen Sessions: Live Podcast Recording Interview with Ashlee Latimer
Host Padraic Lillis will produce a live podcast from the SETC Convention featuring Ashlee Latimer, Tony Award winner and 2020 SETC Thursday Keynote speaker.

Bullpen Sessions shares conversations with working theatre professionals geared toward early-career artists and those who train/support them.

All attendees are invited, but seating is extremely limited.

Speakers
avatar for Padraic Lillis

Padraic Lillis

Founding Artistic Director, The Farm Theater
Padraic Lillis is the Founding Artistic Director of The Farm Theater. He is also an award winning director, writer, and educator. The Farm's College Collaboration Project has been featured in American Theatre Magazine and its playwrights have been recognized nationally by the Kennedy... Read More →
avatar for Ashlee Latimer

Ashlee Latimer

Thursday Keynote
Ashlee Latimer is a producer and writer based in New York City. Co-producing projects include: The Inheritance (Broadway), Once On This Island (Tony Award), The Jungle (West End), and Be More Chill (Broadway, Off-Broadway).Currently, Ashlee handles creative development for Hunter... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 11:45am - 12:45pm EST
CC - Main Concourse Boardroom

12:00pm EST

Graduate Design/Tech Interviewee Check-In, Setup & Briefing
Interviewee Check-In, Display Setup & Briefing

Speakers
avatar for Cadie Burks

Cadie Burks

Educational Services Manager, SETC
Cadie is a graduate of Hollins University where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Biology. Her work experience includes three years as a member of SETC’s Operations Team from 2014 to 2016 for the Spring Annual Convention; a year as a Resident Professional Arts Administration Intern... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
CC - M 104

12:00pm EST

Secondary School Theatre Festival - "Badger"
BADGER  
Mississippi – Northwest Rankin High School
Written by Don Zolidis
Directed by Juniper Wallace


Friday February 28, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm EST
Bomhard Theatre (Kentucky Center of the Arts)

12:00pm EST

I'm From the Government, and I'm Here to Help — Seriously!
Federal, state and local government funding is out there to support theatre practitioners and projects. Learn about how and where to look for funding and tips on how to get your proposal funded. Information on other types of support (private, crowd-funding) will also be covered.

Speakers
avatar for Miah Michaelsen

Miah Michaelsen

Deputy Director, Indiana Arts Commission
Miah Michaelsen is the Deputy Director of the Indiana Arts Commission where she oversees more than 500 contracts and grants for artists and arts providers, touching all of Indiana’s 92 counties. Previously, Michaelsen served as the Assistant Economic Development Director for the... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 07

12:00pm EST

Acting for Healthcare Sciences
Faculty, staff and administration can enrich programming through interdisciplinary collaborations in applied theatre. Discover possibilities at your institution by examining the success of a partnership between Jacksonville University's Departments of Theatre and Nursing.

Speakers
avatar for Erik DeCicco

Erik DeCicco

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Jacksonville University Department of Theatre
Erik DeCicco, Assistant Professor of Theatre, is an award winning actor and director hailing from Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Jacksonville University where he earned a B.A. in English, and a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts. Erik continued his studies at the University of Louisville... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 10/14

12:00pm EST

Higher Education and Professional Theatre Collaboration at Its Best!
Universities and professional theatres can create mutually beneficial partnerships to serve each other and their communities! Learn how to identify each other's needs and create innovative programming while nurturing emerging artists and inspiring the next generation of theatre goers.

Speakers
avatar for Jaclyn Faircloth

Jaclyn Faircloth

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Georgia Gwinnett College
Jaclyn Hofmann Faircloth received her BFA in Theatre Performance from Jacksonville University and her MFA in Acting from Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Atlanta Shakespeare Company's Professional Acting Apprenticeship and The Women's Project Theatre's Educational Internship... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony Rodriguez

Artistic Director, Aurora Theatre


Friday February 28, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 27

12:00pm EST

Design South: Costumes
Regional costume designers will present their work.

Speakers
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Victoria Elise Depew

Program Director Entertainment Design and Technology, Western Carolina University
Victoria Depew is a Costume and Scenic Designer. She received her MFA in Design from Mason Gross School of the Arts. Professional Victoria has worked on dozens of shows mostly along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Some notable credits are Romeo and Juliet for Virginia Stage... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 12

12:00pm EST

Embrace the Plastic: Painting 3D-Printed Set Models
Increasingly, set models are being created on 3D printers. As convenient as this is, the plastic material thwarts traditional rendering techniques. This demonstration will offer some solutions via techniques used mainly in the painting of model airplane kits.

Speakers
avatar for David Carter

David Carter

Theatre Chair/ Resident Designer, Mississippi University for Women
Professor David Carter is the Chair of the Department of Theatre at the Mississippi University of Women. He holds an MFA in Scene Design from North Carolina School of the Arts. Professional design credits include "The Robber Bridegroom" and "Shrek!" at New Stage in Jackson MS, "Ragtime... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 17/18

12:00pm EST

Creative Sound Creation: Building Sound Design From Found Objects
This hands-on exploration of sound will reveal innovative and collaborative methods of creating both live and recorded audio for a production using found objects. This type of creative process can serve exploratory theatre concepts or small budget productions.

Speakers
avatar for CC Conn

CC Conn

Associate Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University
CC is currently the Associate Professor of Lighting and Sound Design at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. Her most recent credits from SFA are: Lighting Design for The Wolves and Sound Design for Titus Andronicus. She created and runs a theatre camp (Junior Jacks) for... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
CC - LO 09/05