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Tuesday, February 26
 

12:00pm

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

Presenters
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Mike Murphy

OSHA Training Program Leader, Marshall U
As the Designer/TD for Marshall University Theatre he has been instrumental in having Marshall selected as one of 32 US Schools of Scenography for the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. He has completed OSHA’s Train the Trainer courses in both General Industry and Construction. As a member... Read More →


2:00pm

Finance Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the Finance Committee.

Presiders
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David Wohl

SETC Vice-President of Finance, Winthrop University
David Wohl recently retired after serving as Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. He previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at WV State University. Wohl holds the Ph.D. degree in theatre from Kent State... Read More →

4:00pm

Endowment Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the Endowment Committee.

Presiders
avatar for Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Director of the MFA in Arts Leadership, School of Performing Arts, Virginia Tech University
Amanda joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 2013 to create and establish a new MFA program in Arts Leadership. She previously worked 11 years for the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York where she oversaw membership programs, government relations, corporate... Read More →

 
Wednesday, February 27
 

8:00am

OSHA10 General Entertainment Safety Workshop: IATSE/USITT Alliance Course (Day 2)
This is part two of a two-day training course. See Day One for more details.

ROOM CHANGE: Please note, today's session was originally scheduled to take place in CC 301 C. It will now take place in CC 300 B.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

OSHA Training Program Leader, Marshall U
As the Designer/TD for Marshall University Theatre he has been instrumental in having Marshall selected as one of 32 US Schools of Scenography for the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. He has completed OSHA’s Train the Trainer courses in both General Industry and Construction. As a member... Read More →


9:00am

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.

Presiders
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Tom Booth

Executive Director, Tupelo Community Theatre
Tom Booth is from Wren, MS and has degrees in Education and Accounting and has been the Executive Director for Tupelo Community Theatre since 2002. Tom has been active with the Mississippi Theatre Association and SETC serving in numerous leadership positions. He directed the first... Read More →

9:00am

State Council Meeting
Annual meeting of the State Representatives.

Presiders
avatar for Kristi McIntyre

Kristi McIntyre

Theatre Faculty, Coastal Carolina University
I am the Vice President of States for the Southeastern Theatre Conference, as well as the State Rep for South Carolina. I teach various acting, voice, and literature courses in the Department of Theatre at Coastal Carolina University, and I earned my MFA in Acting from Virginia Commonwealth... Read More →

9:00am

Strategic Planning Meeting
Annual meeting of SETC's Strategic Planning Committee.

Presiders
avatar for Maegan Azar

Maegan Azar

Associate Professor of Acting & Directing and Chair, 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 (www.furman.edu/theatrearts). She serves as Vice President of Administration for the Southeastern Theatre Conference Executive Committee, and is on... Read More →

9:00am

14th Annual Teachers Institute: Theatre for All Abilities
A day-long seminar designed for teachers and directors of theatre arts; teachers who use or integrate theatre techniques into their curriculum; and those who are studying to be teachers. Pre-registration required. $85 includes lunch. www.setc.org/teachers-institute

Check-in and hospitality begins at 8:30am.
 
This year’s program will be lead by Tim Webb, co-founder of Oily Cart in the United Kingdom, which makes “All Sorts of Theatre for All Sorts of Kids.”
 
Whether you are a theatre teacher/director, mainstream classroom teacher, or teacher of special needs students, you will benefit from Tim Webb’s theatre techniques – taking home new tools to reach students on the autism spectrum, those with learning disabilities, and those who have nontraditional learning styles.
Expand your classroom toolkit by developing practical skills based on the multi-sensory and highly interactive tools that Oily Cart uses in developing theatre for young people. Learn techniques that have been used successfully in the classroom and in performance.

Presenters
avatar for Tim Webb

Tim Webb

Teachers Institute & Masterclass Presenter
Tim is co-founder and artistic director of Oily Cart which began work in 1981, and specializes in multi-sensory, close-up, highly interactive theatre for very young children and also for young people with severe learning disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders. He has trained and mentored companies around the world includi... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
UT Conference Center - 413 ABC 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:30am

Executive Committee Meeting
The SETC Board Meeting will immediately follow the Executive Committee Meeting.

Presiders
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 →

11:00am

Food Trucks
  • Farm to Griddle Crepes (Crepes/Asian) 
  • Holy Smokin’ BBQ (Barbecue) 

12:00pm

Check-In for Professional Hiring Company Representatives / Theatre Job Fair Setup
Company representatives participating in Professional Auditions and/or Theatre Job
Fair check in and pick up company registration materials.

Theatre Job Fair setup.

Presiders
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April J'C Marshall

Professional Theatre Services Director, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and... Read More →
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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 →

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

Setup Only: Commercial Exhibits & Education Expo
Setup for the commercial and educational exhibitors.
  
Commercial Exhibitors should report directly to the Exhibit Hall to check-in; Ed Expo Exhibitors should check in at the general SETC Registration Desk located at the Knoxville Convention Center's Clinch Concourse.
 
PLEASE NOTE: The Exhibit Hall isn’t open to attendees until Thursday at 10:00AM.


Presiders
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Esthere Strom

SETC Exhibits Chair, Barbizon Lighting Compay

12:00pm

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 $10 fee to replace a lost name badge or program.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Commercial (not Ed Expo) Exhibitors and Professional Hiring Company Representatives should go directly to the Exhibit Hall (Knoxville Convention Center, Third Floor) to check in. The SETC Registration Desk will open a half-hour early (7:30-8am) on Thurs., Fri. and Sat. to serve only Professional Auditionees so they can beat the lines and complete check-in before each day’s mandatory morning briefing.

Presiders
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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 →
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Jean Wentz

Membership Manager, SETC
After an almost 20-year corporate career w/Hanesbrands, working at headquarters in Winston-Salem and globally with people in Costa Rica, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong, Jean joined SETC to re-invest in the Theatrical Arts that were her first love and re-invent herself in the... Read More →

12:00pm

SETC's Marketplace: Information Hub, Convention Gear, Silent Auction, Consultant Mini Clinics, Leadership Connection, Knoxville Info, Louisville Info
Note that hours will vary for different areas.
 
Information Hub: Visit this booth for general convention information, schedule changes, directions, and our lost and found.
 
Convention Gear: Purchase items such as T-shirts, hats and yoga mats at our gear booth. All proceeds benefit the SETC Endowment!
 
Silent Auction: Come and participate in our annual auction that helps raise funds for the SETC Endowment!
 
Consultant Mini Clinics: Got a challenge or big project? New theatre or renovation? Wrestling with programming or Board development? Need a fundraising boost? Whether you are a professional, community, or academic organization, we can point you in the right direction! Sign up for free guidance sessions with SETC’s Theatre Consulting Network team.
 
Leadership Connection: Meet current Board leadership. Ask questions! Find out how you can volunteer! Explore how you can help build the SETC of the future!
 
Knoxville, Tennessee Convention & Visitors Bureau Table: Stop by and learn more about restaurants, places of interest and activities in our host city!
  
Louisville, Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau Table: Learn about Louisville and the upcoming SETC Convention, Feb. 26 - March 1, 2020

1:00pm

Administration Council Meeting
Meeting of the SETC Administration Council.

Presiders
avatar for Maegan Azar

Maegan Azar

Associate Professor of Acting & Directing and Chair, 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 (www.furman.edu/theatrearts). She serves as Vice President of Administration for the Southeastern Theatre Conference Executive Committee, and is on... Read More →

1:00pm

Finance Council Meeting
Meeting of the SETC Finance Council.

Presiders
avatar for David Wohl

David Wohl

SETC Vice-President of Finance, Winthrop University
David Wohl recently retired after serving as Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. He previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at WV State University. Wohl holds the Ph.D. degree in theatre from Kent State... Read More →

1:00pm

Services Council Meeting
Meeting of the SETC Services Council.

Presiders
avatar for Lee Crouse

Lee Crouse

SETC VP of Services, Mississippi U for Women
Lee Crouse is on faculty at The Mississippi University for Women, and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Lee is proud to serve SETC as the Mississippi State Representative and Vice President of States... Read More →

1:30pm

Boot Camp: Using Your Own Data To Achieve Success
This four-hour analytics seminar will help attendees better understand the tools available, provided an implementation friendly guide to data-driven communication techniques, and offer a path to successfully cultivating a data-driven organizational culture. All attendees will have access to a companion microsite with expanded resource content. Pre-registration required. www.setc.org/bootcamp

Presenters
avatar for Ceci Dadisman

Ceci Dadisman

Digital Marketing Manager, FORM
Ceci is a multi-faceted arts administration professional with more than 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts and nonprofits utilizing innovative methods. Currently the Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, she is nationally recognized as a leader in digital marketing... Read More →
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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 curve instead of trying... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 1:30pm - 5:30pm
UT Conference Center - 406 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

2:30pm

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

Presiders
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 →

4:00pm

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

Presiders
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Laura Byland

Samford U
Laura S. Byland is a Professor of Theatre at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Laura has recently developed a BFA in Theatre for Youth at Samford University and is actively engaged in directing, teaching, curriculum building, professional activities and community outreach. She... Read More →
avatar for Chad McDonald

Chad McDonald

SETC Festival Production Manager, Cookeville Performing Arts Center

4:00pm

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

Presiders
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David Haugen

Ohio University, 1112
David Haugen is an Associate Professor and Head of the BFA in Performance program at Ohio University. He has worked nationally and internationally as an actor and teacher.

4:00pm

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

Presiders
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Matthew Leckenbusch

Clemson University
Matthew Leckenbusch is the Technical Director for the Clemson University Theater Department. He is also a freelance lighting designer and carpenter in theatre, dance and video.
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Justin Reed

Production Manager, Middle Tennessee State University
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Neno Russell

Virginia Commenwealth University
Neno Russell is a professional patternmaker and costume designer. He received an MFA in Costume Technology from Florida State University in 1994. He was the Assistant Costume Shop Manager of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for the 1994 season and the Associate Costume Master at... Read More →
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Allison Steadman

Associate Professor of Costume Design, Francis Marion U
Allison M. Steadman: BA in Theatre from Mississippi University for Women, MFA in Costume Design from University of Tennessee, has been a professional costume designer, technologist, and educator for over 25 years. She is currently teaching at Francis Marion University where, in addition... Read More →
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Emily Strickland

Florida School of the Arts

4:00pm

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!

Presenters
avatar for Matthew R. Wilson

Matthew R. Wilson

Professor and Actor/Director, George Washington University
Matthew R. Wilson serves as SETC Chair of Movement & Physical Theatre and works as a professional actor, director, fight director, and Commedia specialist. Matt has toured the world with his THE GREAT ONE-MAN COMMEDIA EPIC since 2004 (including playing SETC in 2005 and 2016). His... Read More →


4:00pm

Producing a TYA Adaptation: From Page to Stage in Nine Months
This workshop chronicles Florida Repertory Theatre's recent TYA premiere of "Refugee" by Eric Coble — explaining a tricky process that includes choosing the text and creative team, working with the author and adapter, and setting up contracts to casting and marketing an original TYA adaptation.

Presenters
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Kody Jones

Education Director, Florida Repertory Theatre
Kody C Jones is the current Education Director at Florida repertory Theatre and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from Western Illinois University and Secondary Education and Acting degrees from University of Michigan-Flint. He has acted and directed professionally all... Read More →


4:00pm

Sing the Authentic You: Creating a Strong Story in Your Audition Cuts
Bring your audition cuts; by engaging in subtle enhancements to what is provided in the score, explore their strengths in revealing an authentic “you” through the character you’re portraying.

Presenters
avatar for Jay White

Jay White

Professor of Voice, Kent State U
Dr. Jay White has held positions at the University of Maryland, the University of Delaware, and DePauw University. Currently, he is Professor of Voice at Kent State University (OH). Dr. White trains voices in classical and commercial music styles for degrees in Vocal Performance... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Holiday Inn - Summit 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

4:00pm

4:30pm

SETC Orientation: Navigate the Next 3½ Days
Get an overview of the events that make up the 2019 SETC Convention and receive personal guidance on how to get the most of the programming based on YOUR interests.

SCHEDULE CHANGE:
Please note, this event was originally scheduled to take place from 5:30-6:45pm. It will now take place from 4:30-5:15pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Presiders
avatar for Bradley Branham

Bradley Branham

Program Manager, SETC
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Lee Crouse

SETC VP of Services, Mississippi U for Women
Lee Crouse is on faculty at The Mississippi University for Women, and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Lee is proud to serve SETC as the Mississippi State Representative and Vice President of States... Read More →
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Betsey Horth

Executive Director, SETC
SETC Executive Director Betsey Horth received the 2012 Gold Medallion Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region IV. That same year she delivered the commencement speech to the Florida School of the Arts. Prior to joining SETC in 1999, Betsey... Read More →

5:30pm

Asking the Right Questions: Eliminating Bias When Conducting Interviews
When conducting interviews, it's really hard to identify if someone is a good fit for a job. Many standard questions aren't actually helpful and introduce unintended bias. We'll learn the pitfalls of conducting interviews and how to construct questions that provide useful information.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Kirk

Ryan Kirk

co-founder, Propared
Ryan is the co-founder and CEO of Propared, an organization dedicated to improving management efficiency in Arts organizations. He is also a co-founder of Tinc Productions, a production management firm based in New York City. Over the last 18 years, Ryan has held management positions... Read More →


5:30pm

Body Positive Burlesque Movement
Self-confidence begins with learning to love the skin you are in. Join Roula Roulette, co-owner of the Atlanta School of Burlesque, as she takes you on a movement journey focused on building confidence. You must be 18 years or older to attend.

Presenters
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Roula Roulette

Co-Owner, VP of Operations, Metropolitan Studios/Atlanta School of Burlesque
Roula is a professional practicing theatre artist in the Atlanta area. She runs Metropolitan Studios, the home of The Atlanta School of Burlesque and the award-winning burlesque troupe, The Candy Box Revue. Roula's work centers on body positivity and the exploration of sensual mo... Read More →


5:30pm

Creating Worlds "Lord of the Rings" Style
Create rock and stone set elements using techniques developed in the creation of the castles and natural environments in "The Lord of the Rings" films. Frank Marquette helped develop these techniques during the production of "The Fellowship of the Ring," and shares how they can be used in theatre.

Presenters
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Frank Marquette

Professor of Practice, Troy University
Frank Marquette is a designer and creative project manager with over 25 years experience delivering outcomes for the motion picture, television, museum, and amusement park industries. His clients included Walt Disney Imagineering, the producers of “The Lord of the Rings, The F... Read More →


5:30pm

Delivering Musical Theatre Lyrics Through the Chekhov Method
Hands-on workshop demonstrating the analysis and delivery of musical theatre lyrics through application of the Chekhov Method. Intended for high school and college musical theatre students.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Nell Cooper

Linda Nell Cooper

Chair of Theatre Arts Dept./Artistic Director of Alluvion Stage Company, Liberty U; Alluvion Stage Company
Mrs. Cooper works professionally as a director, choreographer, producer, and casting director, and is a member of the SDC. She currently serves as artistic director for the Alluvion Stage Company and as Chair of the Theatre Arts Department at Liberty University. Mrs. Cooper is a member... Read More →


5:30pm

Tap Into Your Fearlessness: Atlanta Theatre/Film Tools for the Actor/Human
College theatre artists and recent grads: Learn to beat your fears, prep for post-grad, learn career tools for the actor, and gain insight into the Atlanta arts scene! Leave with an eagerness (not an anxiety) to start your career.

Presenters
avatar for Cory Phelps

Cory Phelps

Director of Education/Actor/Director, Serenbe Playhouse
Cory Phelps is the Director of Education at Serenbe Playhouse. He is also an actor, director, and filmmaker. He started his career in Atlanta having worked at the following theaters: Aurora Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Atlanta Shakespeare... Read More →


5:30pm

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

Sponsors
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Disney Theatrical Group

The live show, stageplay and musical production arm of The Walt Disney Company.


5:30pm

David Alford Masterclass & Pizza Party
For pre-registered high school groups. “Making Your Own Way” with Actor, Director, Author and Producer David Alford.


Presenters
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David Alford

High School Masterclass & Pizza Party Presenter
David Alford appeared as Bucky Dawes in the ABC/CMT series Nashville for its six seasons. Other screen credits include The Blacklist (NBC), The Last Castle (Dreamworks), and Stoker (Warner Bros.). Recent stage credits include Mr. Marshall in the Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2017... Read More →

Sponsors
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Middle Tennessee State University

BOOTH 514
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 →


6:00pm

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

Presiders
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 →
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Ian LeRoy

Music Director, Creede Repertory Theatre
Ian LeRoy is an NYC-based music director, pianist, and vocal coach. Some favorite music direction credits include: She Loves Me at Creede Repertory Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar at Near West Theatre, West Side Story at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and the All-Ohio production of... Read More →
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Nancy Wolfgang

Musical Theater Specialist, U of Northern Colorado
Dr. Nancy Andersen Wolfgang is currently teaching at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Wolfgang ran the musical theater program at Youngstown State University for 10 years, building the program to capacity. She received her PhD in Music Education from Kent State University... Read More →

Wednesday February 27, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Holiday Inn - Summit 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

7:00pm

Choreography Creation for Those Who Think They Can’t Dance
Geared toward beginners, but useful to all, this workshop aims to build confidence and prove prowess in the self-proclaimed "non-dancer." Using various tools from Laban Movement Analysis, you will be led through a unique creation process ending in devising an original work and movement choir.

Presenters
avatar for Margaret Buckner

Margaret Buckner

Adjunct Professor, Boston Conservetory at Berklee
Meg Buckner is an educator, choreographer, and actor who has just moved from South Carolina to Connecticut. She recently received her MFA in Movement Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University last year, and has been named by the Laban Institute of Movement Studies as a Certified... Read More →


7:00pm

Conquering Theatrical Style! Acting in the Classical Theatre
What makes you "the most powerful actor on the stage?" Tim Mooney bridges the gap between realism and theatrical convention, bringing classical performance alive!

Presenters
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Timothy Mooney

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 →


7:00pm

Find Your Fit: How to Find the Right College Program for You
Every student is different and so is every training program. Get strategies to help identify training programs that will suit your specific needs, goals and interests.

Presenters
avatar for Steven House

Steven House

Asst. Professor, Head of Design, Western Illinois University
Steven House grew up in a military family living across the globe for much of his childhood. After discovering theatre in high school he earned his his M.F.A. in Scenic Design from Illinois State University and his B.F.A. in Design/Technology from the University of Montevallo.Steven... Read More →
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Marcus Lane

Associate Professor of Theatre, University of Montevallo
Marcus Lane is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Montevallo. He received his MFA in Acting Pedagogy from the University of Alabama and his BA in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University. Favorite directing credits include THE WOLVES, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT... Read More →
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Jeremy Reynolds

Assistant Professor - Theatre, Louisiana Tech U
Jeremy is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana Tech University. In addition to teaching theatre design and technology courses, Jeremy also regularly presents his research at national theatre conferences. In August of 2017, he presented his research at the ATHE Conference Plenary session... Read More →
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Michael Walker

Assistant Professor, University of Montevallo
Michael Thomas Walker is Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice at the University of Montevallo. He is also a professional director having recently directed Hairspray and God of Carnage at Thingamajig Theatre Company, The 39 Steps at Theatre Tuscaloosa and SIDD at New Light Theatre... Read More →


7:00pm

How to Prepare the Audition: A Conversation With the Professional Division
High school- and university-level educators are invited to ask questions and hear industry trends about the current audition circuit and job market. Hosted by members of SETC's Professional Division.

Presenters
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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 →
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Matt Davenport

Matt Davenport Productions
Ex Producer & Creative Director of Matt Davenport Productions, Matt has been producing, writing & directing for over twenty years. Matt’s career includes writing & directing national tours including On Broadway!, Birth of the Beat, I Get a Kick Out of Cole & American Rhapsody (official theatrical production of the Gershwin Centennial Celebration). Matt produces, writes & directes award-winning shows for numerous t... Read More →
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Ginger Poole

Producing Artistic Director, Mill Mountain Theatre
Ginger Poole is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and an Associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union. She has studied, taught, choreographed, and performed throughout the U.S. Originally from Atlanta, she has worked with the N.F.L. and The Atlanta... Read More →


7:00pm

Practical Aesthetics: The Atlantic Technique
This contemporary acting technique developed by David Mamet and William H. Macy focuses on script analysis and moment-to-moment work, offering actors an accessible tool kit and a craftsman-like approach to the art of acting.

Presenters
avatar for Christopher Booth

Christopher Booth

Director of Admissions, Atlantic Acting School
Chris Booth (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) is an award winning actor, comedian, storyteller, and playwright. His work has appeared both on and Off-Broadway as well as his recent adaptation of H.G. Well's "War of the Worlds" being broadcast on NPR. Chris is also the host of the storytelling podcast... Read More →


7:00pm

Auditions Committee Meeting
Annual meeting of the SETC Auditions Committee.

Presiders

7:00pm

Ready to Direct Candidates “1st Rehearsal”
Pre-registered candidates meet with project leaders and then disperse to work separately with two actors, beginning the rehearsal process — this could include staging, a read-through, table work, exercises, etc. — for a pre-selected text. Professional, community and university theatre directors, and others are invited to move room to room to observe the candidates in process. Entire group re-gathers at 8:30 p.m. for feedback and a discussion on what they were able to accomplish and what they wish they could have accomplished.

Presenters
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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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Alan Litsey

Elected Past President, SETC
Alan Litsey is Chair and Professor of Theatre at Birmingham-Southern College (BSC). He has served the Southeastern Theatre Conference in a variety of roles, including two years as President and Elected Past President. Alan has directed well over 40 productions and is a frequent responder... Read More →
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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 →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 1 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

7:00pm

Nerves Be Gone! Secrets to Undergraduate Audition Success
Auditioning for undergraduate school at SETC? Meet the accompanist and try out your audition on the stage where the SETC Undergraduate School Auditions will be held. Performer Stuff's Theatrical Director Tiffany Wilkie and audition accompanist Jamey Strawn will offer last-minute audition tips. The evening is dedicated to empowering YOU to own the audition room!

Presenters
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Tiffany Wilkie

Director of Theatricals, Performer Stuff LLC.
An Orlando native, Tiffany’s “flair for the dramatic” has been prevalent all her life when she began acting at the age of 5. She’s come a long way from “3rd reindeer from the left” in a Christmas play, and her favorite acting credits include Snoopy in You’re a Good Man... Read More →


7:00pm

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.

Presiders
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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 →

8:00pm

Professional Auditions: Actor Audition Space Check
Professional auditionees for all days have a chance to check out the audition space.

Presiders
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Lisa Leonard

SETC Professional Auditions Director

8:00pm

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
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1st Street Music & Sound Co.

Booth 302
1st Street Music and Sound Company was established in 2002, in the heart of Lake City, Florida and opened as a Full Line Music Store representing numerous manufacturers to the retail public and a sound production company for festivals in the North Florida area. We now provide full... Read More →
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4Wall Entertainment

Booth 201
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 →
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InterAmerica Stage

Booth 301
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 →
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Point Source Audio

Booth 117
From small to "unstoppable", our microphones deliver unbeatable combinations of form and function.


8:30pm

CANCELED: The Vocal Athlete: Discovering Personal Weaknesses
This workshop has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:30pm - 9:45pm
Holiday Inn - Summit 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:00pm

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

Presiders
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Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00pm - Thursday February 28, 2019 12:00am
Knoxville Convention Center - Ballroom E-G 701 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

12:00am

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Authors to Work!
Playwrights pen their plays overnight!
Various rooms in the Holiday Inn are available: 
  • Parlour 1
  • Parlour 2 A/B
  • Parlour 3
  • Parlour 4 A/B

Presiders
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Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2019 12:00am - 7:00am
Holiday Inn - Parlour 1 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA
 
Thursday, February 28
 

7:00am

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Readings
Directors and playwrights gather for final read-thrus. Shows are assigned to directors.

Various rooms in the Holiday Inn are available:
  • Cumberland
  • Dogwood
  • Leconte
  • Mt. Laurel
  • Parlour 6 

Presiders
avatar for Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2019 7:00am - 9:00am
Holiday Inn - Cumberland 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

7:00am

Undergraduate School Auditions & Design/Tech Interviews
Design/Technical Student Portfolio Display and Interview Tables:
10:00AM – NOON: Design/Tech Setup  CC Exhibit Hall Undergraduate Design Displays
12:30PM – 1:00PM: Design/Tech Students Report to HI Medallion Prefunction
1:00PM – 2:00PM: Design/Tech Presentations HI Medallion/Carriage
 
Audition Schedule:
7:30AM – 8:00AM: Auditionee Warm-Up  HI Medallion/Carriage
7:30AM – 8:00AM: School Rep Check-In  HI Medallion/Carriage
8:00AM – 8:30AM: Professor Briefing  HI Medallion/Carriage
8:00AM – 8:30AM: First Flight Mandatory Briefing  HI Parlour 5
8:30AM – NOON: Auditions  HI Medallion/Carriage
NOON – 1:00PM: Lunch Break
2:00PM – 6:00PM: Auditions Continue  HI Medallion/Carriage
2:00PM – 7:00PM: Callback Interviews  CC Exhibit Hall - Ed Expo

Actors Briefings & Holding Room: HI Parlour 5
Actor Callback Postings: CC Exhibit Hall
Callback Auditionee Interviews: CC Exhibit Hall - Ed Expo

* Please note that auditionees will check in during their mandatory briefing 30 minutes prior to their scheduled flight time.

Presiders
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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 →
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John E.R. Friedenberg

Director of Theatre & Associate Teaching Professor, Wake Forest University
John E. R. Friedenberg (Jerf) (BA Wake Forest University, MFA Carnegie Mellon University) works as Director of Theatre and Associate Teaching Professor at Wake Forest University, where he has taught for over 25 years, including courses in producing & directing, theatre management... Read More →

Sponsors
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Performer Stuff

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 →


7:30am

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.


Presiders
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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 →
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Jean Wentz

Membership Manager, SETC
After an almost 20-year corporate career w/Hanesbrands, working at headquarters in Winston-Salem and globally with people in Costa Rica, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong, Jean joined SETC to re-invest in the Theatrical Arts that were her first love and re-invent herself in the... Read More →

7:30am

8:00am

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.

Presenters
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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 →


8:00am

CANCELED: The Expressive Actor Method by Michael Lugering: Immediate Access
This workshop has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

8:00am

Theatre Job Fair Company Setup
Companies ONLY to set up tables and list jobs.

Presiders
CS

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 →

8:00am

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

Presiders
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J.K. Curry

Wake Forest University
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Deanna Thompson

SETC Editor

8:00am

Café / Coffee Stand
Pedal Java Specialty Coffee Cart
Whole Fresh Fruit $1.50
Assorted Muffins $3.50
Chicken & Waffle Biscuits $3.50
Sausage on French Toast Biscuit $3.50

8:00am

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 $10 fee to replace a lost name badge or program.
 
The SETC Registration Desk opens a half-hour early (7:30 – 8AM) to serve only Professional Auditionees so they can beat the lines and check in before each day’s mandatory morning briefing.

Presiders
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 Jean Wentz

Jean Wentz

Membership Manager, SETC
After an almost 20-year corporate career w/Hanesbrands, working at headquarters in Winston-Salem and globally with people in Costa Rica, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong, Jean joined SETC to re-invest in the Theatrical Arts that were her first love and re-invent herself in the... Read More →

8:00am

SETC's Marketplace: Information Hub, Convention Gear, Silent Auction, Consultant Mini Clinics, Leadership Connection, Knoxville Info, Louisville Info
Note that hours will vary for different areas.
 
Information Hub: Visit this booth for general convention information, schedule changes, directions, and our lost and found.

Convention Gear: Purchase items such as T-shirts, hats and yoga mats at our gear booth. All proceeds benefit the SETC Endowment!

Silent Auction: Come and participate in our annual auction that helps raise funds for the SETC Endowment!

Consultant Mini Clinics: Got a challenge or big project? New theatre or renovation? Wrestling with programming or Board development? Need a fundraising boost? Whether you are a professional, community, or academic organization, we can point you in the right direction! Sign up for free guidance sessions with SETC’s Theatre Consulting Network team.

Leadership Connection: Meet current Board leadership. Ask questions! Find out how you can volunteer! Explore how you can help build the SETC of the future!
  • 10:00-11:00 am: Lee Crouse
  • 1:00-2:00 pm: Jeff Gibson
  • 3:00-4:00 pm: Maegan Azar

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

Louisville, Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau Table: Learn about Louisville and the upcoming SETC Convention, Feb. 26 - March 1, 2020

8:00am

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

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 coordination, 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
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Break A Leg Network / Dwayne Ague

Director, 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 →


8:00am

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 28, 2019 8:00am - 7:00pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 7 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

8:30am

Spring Professional Auditions (1–260), Dance Call & Dancer-Only Auditions
Pre-registered actors, singers and dancers audition for professional work with hiring companies. See Page 66 of the printed program for the day’s schedule and location details.

Presiders
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Lisa Leonard

SETC Professional Auditions Director
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Stephanie Swant

SETC Choreographer

Sponsors
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4Wall Entertainment

Booth 201
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 →
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Cumberland County Playhouse

Theater that touches hearts, opens minds, and changes lives.


9:00am

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Casting
Playwrights — go to sleep!
 
9:00AM – 9:30AM: Directors cast the shows.
9:30AM – 10:00AM: Actors report to be given casting assignments and set rehearsal schedules. Directing mentor sets check-in times with directors.

Presiders
avatar for Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Holiday Inn - Parlour 6 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

9:00am

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

Presiders
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Tonya Hays

GHS Theatre Director, Gulfport High Schoo
Tonya Hays is the founder and Director Emeritus of the nationally recognized WINGS Performing Arts Program at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. The WINGS program is dedicated to nurturing, talent, spirit and leadership in children and youth through the arts, community service and... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Holiday Inn - Parlour 1 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

9:00am

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

Presiders
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Joe Frost

Professor of Theatre, Belhaven U
Joseph Frost lives in Jackson MS with his wife and 5 kids, and is Professor of Theatre at Belhaven University, heading the programs in Dramatic Writing and Theatre Ministry. He serves as the chair of the Board of Directors for Christians in Theatre Arts, and is the head of the Getchell... Read More →
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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 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Holiday Inn - Parlour 4 A/B 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

9:00am

Actorbatics! Intro to Droznin Russian Movement
Learn the movement technique taught at the world-renowned Moscow Art Theatre School! Through a series of rigorous physical exercises, stretches and balance poses, students slowly unlock the body, freeing them up for the work they will need to do on stage. Wear comfortable clothing!

Presenters
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Carrigan O'Brian

Lead Program Representative & Teaching Artist, The National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
Carrigan is an actor, theatermaker & educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BA in acting and psychology from Sarah Lawrence College, trained at the National Theater Institute, studied physical theater at the Accademia Dell’Arte in Tuscany, and did a cultural immersion... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
UT Conference Center - 400 A 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

9:00am

All About Attack: Contemporary/Commercial Dance
Start with a physical warm-up and technical instruction, and wrap up with a hard-hitting combination. Attack choreography and find your inner warrior with contemporary/commercial dance.

Presenters
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Roy Lightner

Assistant Professor, U of Alabama Birmingham
Roy Lightner: Director/Choreographer credits include: Transcendence Theatre Company: Best of Broadway Under the Stars, Fantastical Family Night, This Magic Moment, Wine Country Speakeasy (director/creator), Gala Celebration, Oh, What A Night!, Superheroes In Love, and Music of the... Read More →


9:00am

Artist as Entrepreneur: How to Produce Your Own Work
This workshop is designed to take playwrights and producers through the steps of producing your own work, from crowdfunding to contracts. We'll discuss how to best connect with your fundraising audience, market your play and create interest.

Presenters
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Emily Emerson

Professor, High Point U
Emily's plays include Blue Whale, Secrets Don't Make Friends, and Patient Endeavor. Awards include being chosen as a Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival 10-Minute Play Finalist. She served as a producer with Paper Lantern Theatre Company from 2012-2015 and coordinated... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
UT Conference Center - 413 B 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

9:00am

Beg, Borrow, Buy or Build: Costume Budgeting
Costuming large scale musical productions is no small task . . . or cost. Luckily, there are a variety of resources for acquiring the looks you need to bring your characters to life.

Presenters
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Marie Quintero

Costume Rental Manager, Norcostco Atlanta Costume
Marie Quintero is the Costume Rental Manager of Norcostco Atlanta Costume as well as a professional costume designer in the Atlanta area. She graduated from the University of West Georgia summa cum laude with a BA in Theatre in 2009. After graduation, Marie quickly found work freelancing... Read More →


9:00am

Blueprints for Brilliance! New Techniques for Improved Pattern Drafting
Love to make costumes? Want to make them more efficiently? In this hands-on workshop, you will learn a creative method for improving the process of creating patterns for theatrical costumes.

Presenters
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Kyla Kazuschyk

Assistant Professor of Costume Technology and Costume Shop Manager, Louisiana State University
Kyla holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Central Florida and a M.F.A.in Costume Technology from Ohio University. She has created costumes for the Santa Fe Opera, the Washington National Opera, the Florida Grand Opera, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and the Texas Shakespeare... Read More →


9:00am

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

Presenters
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Timothy Mooney

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 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
UT Conference Center - 413 C 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

9:00am

CANCELED: Fringe Marketing: Tools for Advertising You
This workshop has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am

9:00am

Creating Your Own Original Musical
Have an idea for a musical but don’t know where to begin? Dive into the mechanics of producing, finding your collaborative team and audiences, and funding your reality!

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Please note, this event was originally scheduled to take place from 12:00-12:50pm. It will now take place on 9:00-10:15am. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.  

Presenters
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Andreas Häberlin

Music Director, EAT Creations, LLC
Andreas Häberlin is an NYC based Swiss music director, arranger, and copyist. He holds an M.M. in film scoring from Berklee College of Music and two B.M.s from Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Zurich University of the Arts. Music copyist on the newest albums of Michael... Read More →
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Vincent Pelligrino

Vincent Pelligrino is a NYC based performer, musician, director, and teacher. Originally from Michigan; he holds a BA Theatre from Wisconsin Lutheran College, and an MFA- Acting from West Virginia University. Theatre acting credits include Broward Stage Door Theatre, Greenbrier Valley... Read More →
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Elizabeth Turner

Producer, Composer, and Performer, EAT Creations, LLC
Elizabeth Turner is a producer, composer and performer based in New York City. A member of SAG/AFTRA, BMI, and The Dramatists Guild. Current Musical Director for the Queens Theatre, Brooklyn Arts Council, TADA! Youth Theatre. Recently seen on Carnival Cruiselines as a Guest Entertainer... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Holiday Inn - Parlour 2 A/B 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

9:00am

Design South: Scenic
Scenic designers gather to share selected work with artists and aspiring designers and answer questions related to their approach, process and aesthetic.

Presenters
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Krista Franco

Production Manager/Resident Scenic Designer, Endstation Theatre Company
Krista Franco is a founding member of Endstation Theatre Company and serves as the Resident Scenic Designer and Production Manager. Currently, Krista is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Stetson University in Deland, FL. In addition to technical production & design courses... Read More →


9:00am

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.

Presenters

9:00am

Media Lab: Interest/Participant Meeting
All technical and design disciplines are welcome to attend and have the opportunity to work on their designs throughout the week. Showcase of works is Saturday from 11:00AM – 1:00PM.

Presenters
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Kenton Yeager

Head, Graduate Lighting Design, Owner of Yeagerlabs, U of Tennessee Knoxville, Yeagarlabs
Professional Bio:Member United Scenic Artists 829Over the past 30 years, Kenton has designed or produced more than 600 events for Theatre, Dance, Music, The Corporate World, Weddings, Industrials, Churches, Festivals, and Tours both nationally and internationally. He is the owner... Read More →

Sponsors
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Yeagerlabs

The Yeagerlab is a 1-to-6 scale working theatre model that incorporates advanced lighting, sound and projection systems in a replica of a proscenium theatre equipped with legs, borders, cyc, scrim and projection screen. In the Yeagerlab, students can learn and explore in a design-unified... Read More →


9:00am

Meisner Acting: Living in the Moment
Participate in guided exercises designed to ignite your acting instincts and talent. This renowned acting technique is applicable across performance mediums — from film and TV to theatre and new media.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Please note, this event was originally scheduled to take place from 12:00-12:50pm. It will now take place from 9:00-10:15am. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause. 

Presenters
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Gary Kingston

Senior Acting Faculty, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
Gary Kingston is a native of California, where he was a member of LACT in San Francisco. While there he appeared in a number of plays, including One Flew Over the Cuckooâs Nest and Present Laughter among others. His most recent performance was at The Schoolhouse Theater in Conor... Read More →


9:00am

New Technology for Stage Managers
A discussion and demonstration of some of the latest technology available that makes it easier to do your job as a stage manager — from hardware and equipment to software and web applications.

Presenters
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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 →


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
UT Conference Center - 417 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

9:00am

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.

Presenters
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J. Theresa Bush

Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi
J. Theresa Bush is a USA costume designer and IATSE member and Assistant Professor of Design and Technology at the University of Southern Mississippi. She served as Associate to Toni-Leslie James on Familiar for Yale Rep, Bull Durham for The Alliance, and Fly for Cincinnati... Read More →
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Randall Enlow

Assistant Professor, Scenic and Lighting Design, U of North Carolina Wilmington
Randall A. Enlow, UNCW Theatre, has been teaching design and technical theatre for over thirty years. He has designed sets and/or lighting for hundreds of dramas, musicals, opera and dance. He started as an actor, age six, with the Cleveland Play House Youth Theatre. He designs on... Read More →
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Terry Jachimiak

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Alma College
Terry Dana Jachimiak II graduated with a BFA in Technical Theatre from Longwood College in Farmville, VA and an MFA in Scene Design from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Recent design credits include scenery and lighting for Lower Ninth and 800 Words: The Transmigration of Philip... Read More →
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Tiffany Jordan

Costume Design Instructor and Costume Shop Manager, Florida School of the Arts
Tiffany Jordan is the costume shop manager and a costume design instructor at Florida School of the Arts. Prior to working at Florida School of the Arts, she was a jewelry and accessory designer for HSN, Iris Apfel, and Neiman Marcus. Tiffany earned her BFA from the University of... Read More →
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Isaac Ramsey

Georgia College
Isaac Ramsey is assistant professor of scenic design at Georgia College. Favorite design credits include American Idiot and Streetcar Named Desire (Georgia College),The Arabian Nights and Threepenny Opera (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), and Assistant to Michael Anania for Anna Christie... Read More →
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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 →
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Jared Spears

The University of Mississippi


9:00am

The Truths of Stage Combat
Created at the Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop in summer of 2013, these rules are simple sayings that help keep your fight safe, but looking awesome. They are clearly stated and should be learned by every stage combatant no matter their level.

Presenters
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Caitlyn Herzlinger

Assisitant Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi
Caitlyn Herzlinger is a certified teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Dueling Arts International (DAI), as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and the Assistant Professor of Movement and Acting at the USM. Caitlyn works as an actress, director... Read More →


9:00am

Theatrical Imagination in the Bible: Acting Before the Greeks
Before Aeschylus, there was Ezekiel. The Old and New Testaments contain multiple examples that resemble many western theatre forms. What can these examples of “dramatic imitation” teach us today? How might these examples inspire the believer artist? Discussion and performance featured.

Presenters
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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 →


9:00am

This One's for the Boys: Belting for Males
Tired of the girls getting all the vocal help? It's your turn! This class will focus on the musical theatre belt for males. Several attendees will be selected to present songs. Bring sheet music and get ready to work!

Presenters
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Nancy Wolfgang

Musical Theater Specialist, U of Northern Colorado
Dr. Nancy Andersen Wolfgang is currently teaching at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Wolfgang ran the musical theater program at Youngstown State University for 10 years, building the program to capacity. She received her PhD in Music Education from Kent State University... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Holiday Inn - Summit 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

9:00am

Using Michael Chekhov's Psychological Gesture With Monologues
Michael Chekhov's Psychological Gesture, when used properly, can propel monologues to great variety and power. Participants can bring monologues or other brief pieces of text, and we will methodically work through the pieces using chosen PGs.

Presenters
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Susan Cato-Chapman

Susan Cato-Chapman is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Fairmont State University in West Virginia. She holds an MFA from Florida Atlantic University and a BA from The University of North Carolina at Asheville. Susan is a Certified Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique and... Read More →
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Mark Monday

President and Producing Artistic Director, Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium
Mark Monday is a professional actor, director, and Certified Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique. He is the author of Directing With the Michael Chekhov Technique and Application of the Michael Chekhov Technique to Shakespeare's, Sonnets, Monologues and Soliloquies. Monday has... Read More →


9:00am

Yoga Techniques for Teaching Innovation
Yoga has long been used to quiet the mind and invigorate the body. This session will lead you through a vinyasa style practice and share how yoga overlaps with pedagogy — no matter what theatre discipline you teach. Don't forget to pack your mat (but a towel is okay).

Presenters
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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 →


9:00am

Theatre for Youth Festival Performance: Alladin, JR.
Aladdin JR.
Presented by Lighthouse Theatre Company (Albertville, AL)

Music by Alan Menken; Book by Chad Beguelin; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Chad Beguelin; Directed by Kelleybrooke Brown
The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world!” Recommended for K through adult. 

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Laura Byland

Samford U
Laura S. Byland is a Professor of Theatre at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Laura has recently developed a BFA in Theatre for Youth at Samford University and is actively engaged in directing, teaching, curriculum building, professional activities and community outreach. She... Read More →

Adjudicators/Respondents
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Rhonda Wilson

Rhonda is the Founder and Executive Director of Star Center Children’s Theatre. She is also a full-time Public Middle School Theater. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of Florida in Community Resource Economics. She is certified in Elementary Education, as a Media Specialist and Secondary Drama. She credits her childhood with her passion to create... Read More →
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Tim Webb

Teachers Institute & Masterclass Presenter
Tim is co-founder and artistic director of Oily Cart which began work in 1981, and specializes in multi-sensory, close-up, highly interactive theatre for very young children and also for young people with severe learning disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders. He has trained and mentored companies around the world includi... Read More →


9:00am

Design Competition: Check-In and Display Setup
Check-in and display setup for pre-registered students participating in the Design Competition. 

Presiders
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Matthew Leckenbusch

Clemson University
Matthew Leckenbusch is the Technical Director for the Clemson University Theater Department. He is also a freelance lighting designer and carpenter in theatre, dance and video.
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Justin Reed

Production Manager, Middle Tennessee State University
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Neno Russell

Virginia Commenwealth University
Neno Russell is a professional patternmaker and costume designer. He received an MFA in Costume Technology from Florida State University in 1994. He was the Assistant Costume Shop Manager of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for the 1994 season and the Associate Costume Master at... Read More →
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Allison Steadman

Associate Professor of Costume Design, Francis Marion U
Allison M. Steadman: BA in Theatre from Mississippi University for Women, MFA in Costume Design from University of Tennessee, has been a professional costume designer, technologist, and educator for over 25 years. She is currently teaching at Francis Marion University where, in addition... Read More →
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Emily Strickland

Florida School of the Arts

9:00am

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

Presiders
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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 →
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Ian LeRoy

Music Director, Creede Repertory Theatre
Ian LeRoy is an NYC-based music director, pianist, and vocal coach. Some favorite music direction credits include: She Loves Me at Creede Repertory Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar at Near West Theatre, West Side Story at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and the All-Ohio production of... Read More →
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Nancy Wolfgang

Musical Theater Specialist, U of Northern Colorado
Dr. Nancy Andersen Wolfgang is currently teaching at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Wolfgang ran the musical theater program at Youngstown State University for 10 years, building the program to capacity. She received her PhD in Music Education from Kent State University... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2019 9:00am - 2:15pm
UT Conference Center - 411 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

9:30am

Commercial Exhibitors Meeting
Meeting for Commercial Exhibitors.

Presiders
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Esthere Strom

SETC Exhibits Chair, Barbizon Lighting Compay

9:30am

Smoky Mountain Café
Thursday's Blue Plate Special:
Beef Brisket Sandwich $7.50 & Combo with Fries/Small Drink $11.50

Starbucks Coffee $3.50
Hot Tea/Hot Cocoa $3.00
Bottled Sodas $3.00
Bottled Waters $3.00
Bottled Juice $3.00
Fountain Sodas $2.00/$3.00
Assorted Chips $1.50
Snack Bars $2.00
Muffins $3.50
Jumbo Cookies $2.50
Assorted Candy Bars $2.00
Whole Fresh Fruit $1.50
Fresh Fruit Salad $4.25
Yogurt Parfait $3.75
Super Protein Pack (Meat/Cheese) $7.00
Healthy Pack (Hummus/Veggies/Pita) $4.50
Entrée Salad $8.00
Assorted Sandwiches $5.50
Deluxe Sandwiches & Chicken Salad Croissants $7.00
Nachos $4.00
French Fries $3.00
Pretzel Bites $4.25
Side Cheese Cup $0.75
Side Chili Cup $0.75
Hotdog $3.00
Hotdog Combo (French Fries & Small Fountain Drink) $5.50
Hamburger $6.00
Hamburger Combo
(French Fries & Small Fountain Drink) $9.50
Cheeseburger $6.75
Cheeseburger Combo
(French Fries & Small Fountain Drink) $10.50
3 Piece Chicken Fingers $6.75
Chicken Finger Combo
(French Fries & Small Fountain Drink) $9.50

9:50am

High School Theatre Festival Performances: Block 1
Come enjoy five performances by high school groups from across the Southeast! There's a free Knoxville Trolley that stops at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium; see attached image file for map and schedule. Free parking will be available; Civic Auditorium staff will be on-site to assist. It is a 15-minute walk from the Knoxville Convention Center.
 
  • 9:50AM  |  T-Shirt Toss! 
    Find your seat 10 minutes before show time for a chance to catch a t-shirt from one of these participating schools: Hollins University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Long Island University
  • 10:00–10:45AM  |  Night Sky
    Lafayette High School  |  Virginia
  • 11:0011:45AM  |  The Axeman’s Requiem
    Oak Grove High School  |  Mississippi
  • NOON–12:45PM  |  The Crane Wife
    Charlotte Country Day School  |  North Carolina
  • 1:00–1:45PM  |  Elephant’s Graveyard
    Blythewood High School | South Carolina
    *Advisory: There are both stimulated gunshots and a fake gun in this play.*
  • 2:00–2:45PM  |  The Crane Wife
    Nolensville High School  |  Tennessee

Presiders
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John E.R. Friedenberg

Director of Theatre & Associate Teaching Professor, Wake Forest University
John E. R. Friedenberg (Jerf) (BA Wake Forest University, MFA Carnegie Mellon University) works as Director of Theatre and Associate Teaching Professor at Wake Forest University, where he has taught for over 25 years, including courses in producing & directing, theatre management... Read More →
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Kristin Wright

High School Festival Production Manager, SETC
Kristin is a recent graduate of Greensboro College where she earned her B.A. in Theatre with concentrations in Stage Management and Directing and Minor in Sociology with concentrations in Culture and Diversity. Her experience includes working as an assistant stage manager and assistant... Read More →

Adjudicators/Respondents
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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 →
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Moses Goldberg

Moses Goldberg retired after 25 years as Producing Director of Stage One: The Louisville Children’s Theatre. He now works as a freelance director, teacher and playwright. He has directed professionally at theatres from Washington to Florida, including — in 1988 — one of the... Read More →

Sponsors
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Hollins University

BOOTH 610
Hollins is an independent liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence and humane values. Hollins University offers undergraduate liberal arts education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The Hollins curriculum... Read More →
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Norcostco

Booth 102
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.



10:00am

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Rehearsals
Groups work together to rehearse their plays.

Various rooms in the Holiday Inn are available:
  • Cumberland
  • Dogwood
  • Leconte
  • Mt. Laurel

Presiders
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Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Holiday Inn - Cumberland 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:00am

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.

See the list of Exhibitors


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Esthere Strom

SETC Exhibits Chair, Barbizon Lighting Compay

10:15am

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.

Presiders
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April J'C Marshall

Professional Theatre Services Director, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and... Read More →

10:30am

Arts Administration Interest Group
Meeting for those interested in arts administration, management and producing.

Presiders
Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Holiday Inn - Parlour 4 A/B 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:30am

Active Script Analysis for Directors: Reading Deep While on Your Feet
Dig into a text without sitting around a table. Participants will come away with new approaches to make "the discussion of the play" more active, engaging and physical.

Presenters
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Annie Levy

Assistant Professor and the Head of the MFA Directing Program, The U of Alabama
Annie G. Levy is a theatre maker whose work often revolves around modern mythology, historical turning points, and scientific breakthroughs. Levy is a founding member of World Wide Lab, an international directorâs collective and theatre laboratory. With WWL, she has created work... Read More →


10:30am

Basics of Stage Management: What Beginners Need to Know
Discuss the basic characteristics that make for good stage managers and assistant stage managers.

Presenters
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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
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Julie Richardson

Free lance Director and AEA Stage Manager, Free Lance
Julie is an AEA Stage manager and has worked mainly in Regional Theaters throughout the Southeast. She wants to help new upcoming managers succeed as they start their careers. She was inducted into the SETC Hall Of Fame in 2018. Julie a Also a freelance Director


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
UT Conference Center - 417 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:30am

Design South: Lighting
Lighting designers present their work and answer questions related to typical problems encountered in theatre.

Presenters
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Michael Barnett

Chair, Department of Theatre & Film, The University of Mississippi
The Department of Theatre & Film at the University of Mississippi offers great artistic and academic opportunities. Our students receive individualized attention from a faculty with extensive professional experience and we create performance, design and stage management opportunities... Read More →
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Victoria Fisher

Sales Rep, Barbizon Lighting
Victoria Fisher is a freelance Lighting Designer and Scenic Artist. She works as a Sales Rep for Barbizon Lighting in Charlotte, NC and has recently designed for Central Piedmont Community College, Theatre Charlotte, Belhaven University, Georgia Perimeter College, Providence Day School... Read More →
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Darren Levin

Associate Professor - Lighting Design, Middle Tennessee State University
Darren E. Levin, is Lighting Design Faculty at Middle Tennessee State University. He earned his BFA in Theatre Design and Technology from Missouri State University, and MFA in Lighting Design from The University of Texas at Austin. He has worked as the Assistant Technical Director... Read More →


10:30am

Digital Textile Design: Creating Custom Fabrics for Theatrical Design
Explore how digitally designing your own textiles may elevate your costume/scenic/props design or solve production issues. Includes a basic tutorial for getting started.

Presenters
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Amber Marisa Cook

Assistant Professor of Costume Design, Southeast Missouri State U
Amber Marisa Cook is an costume and scenic designer and currently Assistant Professor of Costume Design for the Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University. The author of Digital Design for Custom Textiles: Patterns as Narration for Stage and Film... Read More →


10:30am

Improving First Impressions Tools: Business Card, Resume and Portfolio
Get hands-on feedback to perfect the tools that will help you beat out the competition for your job. Bring your own business cards, resume, cover letter, portfolio and laptop.

Presenters
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Jane Childs

Director, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
Best known as half of the team of "Don and Jane" and continuing The Legacy of Don at SILV developing better ways to train students on cutting edge technology and to be the best they can be. In addition to being Don's partner in all life brought, Jane has done translation for Ladislav... Read More →


10:30am

Keep It Clean! Sanitation and Hygiene Practices for Makeup Artists and Actors
Keep a clean and sanitized makeup kit with these tips, tricks and techniques for makeup artists and actors. We'll go over proper hygienic makeup application and useful products and supplies.

Presenters
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Jason Estala

Professor of Costume Technology, Florida State U
Jason Estala is currently the Professor of Costume Technology at Florida State University where he teaches draping and pattern making, design, makeup and craftwork. He has served as a costume designer and technologist for such places as the Brevard Music Center, Pensacola Opera, The... Read More →


10:30am

Key Plays: Theatre and the Law
Panelists examine key plays that explore theatre's relationship to law. Trials! Juries! Lawyers and defendants! Everyone is invited to come and share your own favorites.

Presenters
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Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... 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.
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Michael Howley

Retired University Professor
Michael P. Howley is a freelance director and retired university professor. He has served SETC as Administrative VP, State Rep for AL, Chair of Cultural Diversity, and service on EXCOM, FINCOM, KEAP, and several other committees. He is a member of SDC; is a Region IV respondent for... Read More →
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Sarah McCarroll

Associate Professor, Georgia Southern U
Sarah McCarroll is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University, where is also serves as the resident costume designer and costume shop manager. She is the outgoing editor of Theatre Symposium and the Chair of SETC's History/Theory/Criticism/Literature committ... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Holiday Inn - Parlour 2 A/B 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:30am

Life After College: Bridging the Gap Between Undergrad and the Profession
Join URTA for this panel discussion about tools for success when transitioning from undergrad training and into the profession. The panel will include graduate faculty members in all areas of theatre, and participants are encouraged to bring their questions!

Presenters
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Lara Berich

Professor of Costume Technology, Ohio University
Lara is the Costume Technology Faculty teaching coursework in Draping, Tailoring, Bias and Stretchwear, Corsetry, Period Dressmaking, Couture Technique, and Management.  They are a professional Draper/Tailor recently returning to teaching after five years with the Oregon Shakespeare... Read More →
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Sara Ross

Education Manager, University Resident Theatre Association
Sara is the Education Manager at the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA). For fifty years, URTA has worked to promote excellence in professional theatre training and to support students and emerging artists by providing them access to the tools needed for success. Prior... Read More →
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Brian Smallwood

Assistant Professor/ Technical Director, U of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brian Smallwood has been teaching at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for over four years now. His research focuses on increasing productivity through employee wellness, and he has presented on the topic for the American Public Works Association and Washington College. Prior to... Read More →
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John Wolf

Wayne State University


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Holiday Inn - Parlour 1 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:30am

Magic Tricks! Overview, Culture and Learning
A magician is an actor playing the part of a magician! Come see and learn beginning magic tricks to challenge your performance skills!

Presenters
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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 →


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
UT Conference Center - 413 C 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:30am

Partner Characterization: A Text-Free Approach to Building Character
Bring a friend or make a new one here! Participants will work through exercises demonstrating that character (and other important dramatic info) doesn’t always come from the script. We’ll also illuminate the creativity of the actor and the value of collaboration. Be prepared to move and play!

Presenters
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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 →


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
UT Conference Center - 400 A 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:30am

Seeing Beyond the Space: Designing in Small Spaces With Big Ideas
Many performance spaces are less than ideal, yet meeting the challenge can be fun. We'll examine and discuss staging big musicals in an 1851 historic theatre with a proscenium 9 feet high and 19 feet wide. Learn to find creative potential in unusual spaces and solve challenges.

Presenters
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Randall Enlow

Assistant Professor, Scenic and Lighting Design, U of North Carolina Wilmington
Randall A. Enlow, UNCW Theatre, has been teaching design and technical theatre for over thirty years. He has designed sets and/or lighting for hundreds of dramas, musicals, opera and dance. He started as an actor, age six, with the Cleveland Play House Youth Theatre. He designs on... Read More →


10:30am

SketchUp for Scenic Design
Demonstration of how to use SketchUp software to create a scenic model for a play.

Presenters
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Delbert Hall

Professor Emeritus, East Tennessee State U
Delbert Hall is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Theatre and Dance at East Tennessee State University. He is an ETCP Certified Rigger and an ETCP Recognized Trainer. He is a member of IATSE Local 699 and a Safety Consultant and the American Circus Educatorâs Association. Delbert... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
UT Conference Center - 413 B 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:30am

Stanislavsky Says: Focus and Ensemble Exercises From Moscow Art Theatre School
Participants will be lead through exercises from the first year acting curriculum at the Moscow Art Theatre School designed to build ensemble and focus.

Presenters
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Jennifer Goff

Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts, 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 →


10:30am

The Job Market: Marketing Yourself for the Industry and Graduate Schools
Geared to young professionals and college seniors, this skill-driven workshop will focus on job search preparation, branding yourself as an artist, the resume and portfolio, and interviewing skills — all the skills you need to attract employers and MFA programs.

Presenters
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Matthew Miller

Associate Professor, Head of Theater Education, Head of Stage Management, Temple University
Matthew Miller is on the faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he serves as the mentor to the stage managers and Heads the Theater Education 4+1 program. He teaches courses in the Design & Production area including: Stage Management, Theater Management, The Job Market... Read More →


10:30am

The Nerve-Proof Audition Workshop
For the serious musical theatre performer who wants to gain tools that they can apply to every audition they ever do. Bring sheet music.

Presenters
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Michael Unger

Associate Artistic Director/Director of Education, The York Theatre Company
MICHAEL UNGER is the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education for Off-Broadwayâs York Theatre Company (www.yorktheatre.org). He is also the Producing Artistic Director of NewArts (www.newarts.org) – a performing arts and character development initiative started b... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Holiday Inn - Summit 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:30am

The Slap and the Fall: Common Sites of Injury in Staged Violence
We’ll explore some of the most common stage combat techniques and update them for a modern audience — creating a dangerous-appearing story without sacrificing actor safety.

Presenters
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Robert Aronowitz

Co-Founder, Neutral Chaos Combat NYC
Robert Aronowitz is a New York City based Actor, Director, Fight/Movement/Intimacy Coordinator, 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 Academy of Stage... Read More →


10:30am

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

Presenters
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Caitlyn Herzlinger

Assisitant Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi
Caitlyn Herzlinger is a certified teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Dueling Arts International (DAI), as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and the Assistant Professor of Movement and Acting at the USM. Caitlyn works as an actress, director... Read More →
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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 →


10:30am

Wireless Microphone Rigging for Theatre
Tips and techniques for rigging wireless microphones to performers.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Associate Professor, Elon U
Michael is an Associate Professor in the Theatrical Design and Technology program at Elon University. He is a designer that has been working in theatre for over 20 years, designing in professional, academic, regional and community theatre across the county.


10:30am

Women's Writing Case Study: From Initiation to Full Production and Beyond
This is a follow-up presentation to last year's workshop regarding writing for strong female characters with collegiate women (newcomers will be brought up to speed!). Check in on findings from the case study beginning with the writing and continuing to the production as well as the future of the project.

Presenters
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Linda Nell Cooper

Chair of Theatre Arts Dept./Artistic Director of Alluvion Stage Company, Liberty U; Alluvion Stage Company
Mrs. Cooper works professionally as a director, choreographer, producer, and casting director, and is a member of the SDC. She currently serves as artistic director for the Alluvion Stage Company and as Chair of the Theatre Arts Department at Liberty University. Mrs. Cooper is a member... Read More →


10:30am

Writing Adaptations: An Easy Workshop on Gaining Perspective
Sometimes all we need is a little perspective. In this small-group story sharing workshop, we'll explore an easy way to write an adaptation.

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Kirkland

Elizabeth Kirkland

Graduate Student, Director, The U of Alabama
Elizabeth Kirkland is a graduate directing student at the University of Alabama. Previous directing credits include: We Are Proud to Present..., I Gelosi, Little Women the Musical, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. She has served as Assistant Director for Appropriate, The Philadelphia... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
UT Conference Center - 413 A 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:30am

Theatre for Youth Festival Performance: Cityscape
Cityscape
Presented by Jumping Jack Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA)

Written by Jumping Jack Theatre; Directed by the Cast
Jumping Jack Theater creates new works for Autistic audiences and the autism community in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment. When a wily pigeon flies off with M.C.’s most prized treasure, she must leave the comfort of home and cross the big and busy Cityscape to get it back.  From reaching the top of a skyscraper to chasing down a dump truck, audiences help M.C. solve problems and overcome fears as she safely navigates this new environment. “Cityscape” invites the audience to participate in the action via creative movement, music, and sensory play and incorporates social skill and communication supports. Recommended for grades K-5. 

Presiders
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Laura Byland

Samford U
Laura S. Byland is a Professor of Theatre at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Laura has recently developed a BFA in Theatre for Youth at Samford University and is actively engaged in directing, teaching, curriculum building, professional activities and community outreach. She... Read More →

Adjudicators/Respondents
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Rhonda Wilson

Rhonda is the Founder and Executive Director of Star Center Children’s Theatre. She is also a full-time Public Middle School Theater. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of Florida in Community Resource Economics. She is certified in Elementary Education, as a Media Specialist and Secondary Drama. She credits her childhood with her passion to create... Read More →
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Tim Webb

Teachers Institute & Masterclass Presenter
Tim is co-founder and artistic director of Oily Cart which began work in 1981, and specializes in multi-sensory, close-up, highly interactive theatre for very young children and also for young people with severe learning disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders. He has trained and mentored companies around the world includi... Read More →


10:30am

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

Presenters
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Stephanie Swant

SETC Choreographer


10:30am

Theatre Job Fair
Candidates meet/interview employers for off-stage jobs.

NOTE: Only pre-registered job candidates are admitted until 1:00 p.m.


Presiders
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April J'C Marshall

Professional Theatre Services Director, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and... Read More →
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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 →

11:00am

Food Trucks
  • Empire Pizza (Pizza)
  • Farm to Griddle Crepes (Crepes/Asian)
  • Tootsie Truck (Local Farm to Table)

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Fajita Cart
  • Sodas/Waters $3.00 each
  • Chicken Fajita $4.75 Each or 2 for $8.00
  • Veggie Fajita $4.00 each of 2 for $7.50

Fajita Style Chicken
Cilantro Lime Rice
Soft Shell Flour Tortilla
Sautéed Peppers & Onions
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Salsa
Sour Cream

11:00am

Grab & Go
Coffee $2.50
Hot Tea/Hot Cocoa $2.50
Bottled Sodas $3.00
Bottled Waters $3.00
Bottled Juice $3.00
Assorted Chips $1.50
Snack Bars $2.00
Muffins $3.50
Jumbo Cookies $2.50
Assorted Candy Bars $2.00
Whole Fresh Fruit $1.50
Fresh Fruit Salad $4.25
Yogurt Parfait $3.75
Super Protein Pack (Meat/Cheese) $7.00
Healthy Pack (Hummus/Veggies/Pita) $4.50
Entrée Salad $8.00
Assorted Sandwiches $5.50
Deluxe Sandwiches & Chicken Salad Croissants $7.00

12:00pm

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

Presiders
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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 →

12:00pm

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

Presiders
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Dean Slusser

Camden County HS

12:00pm

Auditioning Literally A to Z: Tips for the Young Actor
For the high school or college actor, auditioning isn't the daily event it can be for professionals. How can you prep, focus and succeed with three, four or five auditions a year for productions, college interviews or summer stock gigs. We'll go A to Z and discuss and share auditioning info!

Presenters
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Leland Blair

Associate Professor of Acting & Musical Theatre, Head of Performance, West Virginia U
Lee Blair is Associate Professor of Acting & Musical Theatre with West Virginia University. His teaching is Stanislavski-based with emphases in comedy, musical theatre and auditioning. As a director for the WVU School of Theatre & Dance, Lee has helmed productions such as The Moors... Read More →


12:00pm

Big Choices: Audition Clowning!
Come ready to move and play! Experiment with physical clowning techniques as a fun way to make big choices in auditions and performances.

Presenters
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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.


12:00pm

CANCELED: Building Bridges and Audiences: Using Community Partnerships to Help You Grow
This workshop has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Thursday February 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm

12:00pm

Cue Calling in a Modern World
A stage manager can organize productions in various notations. We’ll discuss calling options including scores, counts, time, and movement. In addition, we’ll evaluate the evolution of stage management books in digital media.

Presenters
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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 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
UT Conference Center - 417 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

12:00pm

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

Presenters
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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 →


12:00pm

Digital Design and Fabrication in the Scenic Shop
A scenic shop without a table saw? No measuring and cutting by hand? Could you build this way and still call yourself a craftsperson? Find out how one university has embraced both CAD design and CNC milling to create entire sets. Digital design and fabrication are here — a new way to create.

Presenters
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Frank Marquette

Professor of Practice, Troy University
Frank Marquette is a designer and creative project manager with over 25 years experience delivering outcomes for the motion picture, television, museum, and amusement park industries. His clients included Walt Disney Imagineering, the producers of “The Lord of the Rings, The F... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 2 A/B 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

12:00pm

Face Your Fundraising Fears: Tools and Tips for the Hesitant Fundraiser
This workshop aims to take away the fear of fundraising, covering the "how to" of prospect identification and research, donor cultivation, "the ask," and stewardship.

Presenters
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Amanda Nelson

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Director of the MFA in Arts Leadership, School of Performing Arts, Virginia Tech University
Amanda joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 2013 to create and establish a new MFA program in Arts Leadership. She previously worked 11 years for the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York where she oversaw membership programs, government relations, corporate... Read More →


12:00pm

Go, Make You Ready: Voice, Text and Presence for the Actor
This up-on-your-feet workout serves as a brief introduction to Patsy Rodenburg’s core training for actors and speakers. We’ll explore how body, breath and presence make the actor ready to truly connect with a text and an audience.

Presenters
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David Schwingle

Playwright, Voice and Acting Coach
As a voice and acting coach (RRT), assistant professor, playwright, and actor, David regularly creates new plays and acts in Shakespeare’s. David’s one-act play, My Brother’s Keeper, was published in 2005. In 2015, David's short play, Separate, was produced at Tesseract Theatre... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
UT Conference Center - 400 A 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

12:00pm

Inclusive Theatre: How to Make Your Production Entirely Sensory Friendly
It's easier than you think to craft an inclusive theatre experience for all audiences! Using our model production of "Little Women," you'll leave this session with a complete guide for creating a sensory friendly experience for adults and families.

Presenters
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Johannah Maynard Edwards

Executive Director, Women's Theatre Festival of North Carolina
Johannah Maynard Edwards is the Executive Director of the Women's Theatre Festival of North Carolina. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of The Arts, Johannah has career experience in the arts as an administrator, educator, director, designer, writer, and performer. She has helped start... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
UT Conference Center - 413 A 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

12:00pm

Oops, Where'd My Line Go? How Meditation Can Help You Find It Again
Have you forgotten your lines on stage or in an audition? Fallen victim to the dreaded stage fright? Meditation can help. Dress comfortably, and join us to find out how easy it is!

Presenters
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Seret Cole

Director/Independent Artist, M. T. Pockets Theatre Company
Seret Cole wears many hats in the theatre world, performer-musician-technician-director. She has directed Steel Magnolias, Dancing at Lughnasa and Same Time, Next Year; performed in Urinetown - The Musical, To Kill A Mockingbird, No Exit, Neverwhere, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are... Read More →


12:00pm

Quick Digital Lighting Renderings
Make quick renderings for your lighting design off of model shots or scenic renderings. Attendees will learn the basic process and tips for illustrating a lighting composition with painting software. Perfect for students exploring how to communicate their work.

Presenters

12:00pm

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

Presenters
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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 →


12:00pm

So Many Choices! How Do I Cast It?
Monologues? Cold reads? Songs? Dance? Help! How do you run an audition and make choices in casting? This workshop will offer tips and suggestions for directors.

Presenters
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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 →


12:00pm

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!

Presenters
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Matthew R. Wilson

Professor and Actor/Director, George Washington University
Matthew R. Wilson serves as SETC Chair of Movement & Physical Theatre and works as a professional actor, director, fight director, and Commedia specialist. Matt has toured the world with his THE GREAT ONE-MAN COMMEDIA EPIC since 2004 (including playing SETC in 2005 and 2016). His... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 4 A/B 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

12:00pm

The Devil Wore a Blue Dress . . . Wait, Why Is It Green?!
Deep collaborations between lighting and costume designers have the potential to create wonderful storytelling tools, as well as solve unintended goofs.

Presenters
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Victoria Fisher

Sales Rep, Barbizon Lighting
Victoria Fisher is a freelance Lighting Designer and Scenic Artist. She works as a Sales Rep for Barbizon Lighting in Charlotte, NC and has recently designed for Central Piedmont Community College, Theatre Charlotte, Belhaven University, Georgia Perimeter College, Providence Day School... Read More →


12:00pm

Theatre Through Non-Literature: Joseph Grimaldi
There have been many Joey's, but the world of clown has had only one Joseph. This lecture/discussion is focused on the life of Grimaldi and his place in the history of theatre.

Presenters
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Michael Williams

Director of Theatre, Southern Union State Community College
Michael Williams, Jr. is the director of theatre at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama. He has served as the director since 2009. In addition to directing shows and teaching courses in theatre appreciation and acting methods, Mr. Williams has worked with the... Read More →


12:00pm

Viewpoints: Directing Physical Action
Discover practical ways to use Viewpoints techniques in a production, rehearsal or classroom setting. Perfect for directors, choreographers and actors who are looking for ways to create physical action and to build ensembles!

Presenters
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Geoffrey Reynolds

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance, Valdosta State U
Geoff is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance at Valdosta State University. He has extensive experience as a director/choreographer and is a proud member of SDC. He has creatively lead over 100 productions and as a performer has toured internationally to Asia, Russia... Read More →


12:00pm

Vocal Relaxation: Let's Make Singing Look and Feel Easy
Warm-up and performance techniques to help lift pressure off of the voice and make singing feel more effortless. Everyone will participate, and some volunteer singers will perform and get feedback. Bring sheet music for your audition cut!

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Arbogast Wilson

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 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Holiday Inn - Summit 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

12:00pm

Wardrobe Strategies for Student Crews
We have developed a system for training, maintaining and keeping student crews excited and interested in wardrobe opportunities.

Presenters
EA

Elizabeth Aaron

Senior Costume/Wardrobe Supervisor
Liz Aaron is a Senior Costumer and Wardrobe Supervisor with the Clarence Brown Theatre for the last 5 years and has been a Costume Designer for 10 years.


12:00pm

Theatre for Youth Festival Performance: James and the Giant Peach JR.
James and the Giant Peach JR.
Presented by CharACTers Children's Theatre (Attalla, AL)

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald; Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul; Based on the book “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl; Directed by Santana Carlton
Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, this is a brand new take on a “master peach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witting and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

Presiders
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Laura Byland

Samford U
Laura S. Byland is a Professor of Theatre at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Laura has recently developed a BFA in Theatre for Youth at Samford University and is actively engaged in directing, teaching, curriculum building, professional activities and community outreach. She... Read More →

Adjudicators/Respondents
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Rhonda Wilson

Rhonda is the Founder and Executive Director of Star Center Children’s Theatre. She is also a full-time Public Middle School Theater. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of Florida in Community Resource Economics. She is certified in Elementary Education, as a Media Specialist and Secondary Drama. She credits her childhood with her passion to create... Read More →
avatar for Tim Webb

Tim Webb

Teachers Institute & Masterclass Presenter
Tim is co-founder and artistic director of Oily Cart which began work in 1981, and specializes in multi-sensory, close-up, highly interactive theatre for very young children and also for young people with severe learning disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders. He has trained and mentored companies around the world includi... Read More →


12:00pm

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

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Leckenbusch

Matthew Leckenbusch

Clemson University
Matthew Leckenbusch is the Technical Director for the Clemson University Theater Department. He is also a freelance lighting designer and carpenter in theatre, dance and video.
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Justin Reed

Production Manager, Middle Tennessee State University
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Neno Russell

Virginia Commenwealth University
Neno Russell is a professional patternmaker and costume designer. He received an MFA in Costume Technology from Florida State University in 1994. He was the Assistant Costume Shop Manager of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for the 1994 season and the Associate Costume Master at... Read More →
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Allison Steadman

Associate Professor of Costume Design, Francis Marion U
Allison M. Steadman: BA in Theatre from Mississippi University for Women, MFA in Costume Design from University of Tennessee, has been a professional costume designer, technologist, and educator for over 25 years. She is currently teaching at Francis Marion University where, in addition... Read More →
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Emily Strickland

Florida School of the Arts


12:00pm

Community Theatre Festival Performances: Block 1
Join us at Austin-East Magnet High School to enjoy award-winning performances by community theatre groups from across the Southeast. Two groups will advance to represent our region at AACTFest 2019.

A free SETC shuttle is available to take convention attendees to and from the Knoxville Convention Center and Austin-East Magnet High School. See the attached file for the full shuttle schedule.

NOON – 1:35PM
Scott and Hem
Tennessee – The Backstage Series of the Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Written by Mark St. Germain
Directed by Samantha Raper

In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, famous authors and frenemies, meet in Hollywood, the City of Dreams, to confront their own. “Scott and Hem” is a drama about the cost of love, friendship, and the price of being a writer.

1:35–3:10PM
Tea for Three
Mississippi – The Center Players Community Theatre

Written by Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine Bromka
Co-directed by Kathryn Dawkins, Betty Jo Mahaffey and Wendie Sheppard
What is it like for a woman when her husband becomes president of the United States, and she is suddenly thrust into the spotlight? This witty, sly and deeply moving script explores the hopes, fears and loves of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. Each of the three portraits becomes intimate, by degrees, as the women wrestle with what Pat Nixon called “the hardest unpaid job in the world.”

3:10–4:45PM
Never Swim Alone

South Carolina – Guerrilla Shakespeare Theatre Company
Written by Daniel MacIvor
Directed by Robert Fuson

This one-act follows two boyhood friends in a 13-round contest of “manliness” to win the affection of the Referee. This avant-garde show is lightning-paced and will have you on the edge of your seat. With captivating choreography and style, this is not typical theatre.


Presiders
Adjudicators/Respondents
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Amy Wratchford

Managing Director, American Shakespeare Center
Amy Wratchford is the Managing Director of the American Shakespeare Center. As the company’s chief administrative and financial officer, Amy oversees finance, marketing, development, and other business management functions for the ASC. During her tenure the ASC’s budget has grown... Read More →
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T.K. Lee

T.K. Lee’s award-winning work crosses multiple genres: both on stage and off. At times a playwright, and other times a poet, he is at all times firmly planted in the southern tradition of gothic storytelling. His work has appeared in national publications including The Louisville... Read More →

Sponsors
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Austin-East Magnet High School

All Community Theatre Festival performances held at Austin-East Magnet High School are free and open to the public. Please consider making a donation at the door. Donations will go directly to Austin-East Magnet High School to help support updates/renovations to their performing arts... Read More →
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Dramatists Play Service

Booth 314
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 →


1:00pm

Acting in Your Own Short Film
Take control of your career, and act in your own short film. Specially tailored to actors, learn how to shoot your own ideas from start to finish.

Presenters
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Gabrielle Berberich

Gabrielle Berberich is an award-winning casting director and writer/producer. She is also the Owner of Michael Howard Studios in New York City, and has worked with actors from television shows such as: Allegiance, The Americans, Billions, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire... Read More →
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Greg Chwerchak

Greg Chwerchak is an award-winning director, and has created hundreds of music videos for artists such as Britney Spears, Destiny's Child, Counting Crows, System of a Down, and Nelly. He has also created commercials for Gatorade, McDonald's, and ESPN. His two award-winning shorts... Read More →
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Brett Goldstein

Brett Goldstein is an Emmy-Award winning casting director, as well as a director, acting teacher, manager, and private coach. He won an Emmy Award for the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street, as well as three other Emmy nominations for that show and NBC’s Ed. He cast numerous... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 2 A/B 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

1:00pm

Allies in the Arts: Exploring Privilege in Theatre Panel
A dialogue in which people can investigate their own privilege and biases in order to become better allies and artists.

Presenters
avatar for Annette Grevious

Annette Grevious

Assoc. Professor of Speech & Drama, Claflin University
Annette Grevious is an associate professor of Speech and Drama at Claflin University, a private HBCU with a theater minor, located in Orangeburg, SC. She received training with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and at the University of Louisville, home of the internationally-recognized... Read More →
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Will Lowry

Assistant Professor, Lehigh University
Will Lowry is a scenographer with an MFA in Design from UNC Greensboro. He has created scenic, costume, and lighting designs for theatres along the East Coast and beyond, including Dupont Underground (DC), Curtain Call Theatre (NY), Warehouse Theatre (SC), California Theatre Center... Read More →
avatar for Kyla Kazuschyk

Kyla Kazuschyk

Assistant Professor of Costume Technology and Costume Shop Manager, Louisiana State University
Kyla holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Central Florida and a M.F.A.in Costume Technology from Ohio University. She has created costumes for the Santa Fe Opera, the Washington National Opera, the Florida Grand Opera, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and the Texas Shakespeare... Read More →
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Esther Newell

Theatre Teacher, Northwest Rankin HS
Esther Newell teaches theatre full-time at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, MS where she also works as co-sponsor for International Thespian Society Troupe #5727 and Production Supervisor for NWR Thespians. Esther also serves on the Mississippi Educational Theatre Association... Read More →
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Yolanda Williams

Artistic Director/ Directing Faculty- Production Manager, Blue Light Underground Ensemble/ Jackson State University


1:00pm

CANCELED: Write a Play Right Away
This workshop has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm

1:00pm

Choosing and Performing Contemporary Monologues: A Workshop for Actors
Looking for monologues by contemporary playwrights whose voices align with you as an artist? Join us as we explore this question through discussion, recommendations and cold readings!

Presenters

1:00pm

Contact Improv for Actors: Create a Deeper Connection to Scene Work
Use beginning contact improv exercises to develop techniques an actor can use to connect to their surroundings, their scene partner, and their text. All are welcome, but be prepared to move!

Presenters
avatar for Casey Sams

Casey Sams

Associate Professor, U of Tennessee
Casey Sams is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee where she teaches Movement, Acting and Musical Theatre to both undergraduate and graduate students. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Penn State and completed the Certification program at the... Read More →


1:00pm

Creative Costumes on a Tight Budget: Beauty and the Beast for $1,500!
Learn ways to make a human teapot and her child-sized cup using everyday materials. How about a wardrobe dress? Costume problem-solving on a budget.

Presenters
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Cynthia Lohrmann

Assistant Professor, North Greenville U
Cyndi Lohrmann serves as an assistant professor of theatre costume design at NGU. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Clothing and Textiles, and Master of Fine Arts in theatre from Western Illinois University with an emphasis in costume design. Before moving to South Carolina, she... Read More →


1:00pm

Design South: Sound
Sound designers from the region present recent work and answer questions related to their process and typical challenges encountered in technical theatre.

Presenters
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 →


1:00pm

Design/Tech Portfolio Creation
We’ll talk about the phases of creating a portfolio, material to include, layout, configuration, and what university programs are looking for.

Presenters
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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.


1:00pm

From College to Career: Mentoring Through the Transition
Challenge students to be vigilant about career prep throughout the college (or high school) experience. This will highlight the creation of a digital database made available to students to work towards career preparation on their own time.

Presenters
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Carolyn 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 →


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 1 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

1:00pm

Intro to Production Budgeting for Managers
How much is it going to cost? Learn a step-by-step process for building an accurate production budget, discuss strategies for keeping a budget up-to-date, and identify best practices for how to track money once it's actually being spent.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Johnston

Melissa Johnston

Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder, Propared
Melissa is a co-founder of Propared, a company dedicated to enhancing management and communication practices for Theatre Companies and Performing Arts Centers through its software platform. She has worked as a Production Manager, Operations Manager and co-founded Tinc Productions... Read More →
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Ryan Kirk

co-founder, Propared
Ryan is the co-founder and CEO of Propared, an organization dedicated to improving management efficiency in Arts organizations. He is also a co-founder of Tinc Productions, a production management firm based in New York City. Over the last 18 years, Ryan has held management positions... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
UT Conference Center - 413 B 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

1:00pm

Life After Graduation: How to Start Being a Working Actor
From headshots and resumes to booking the job, learn the structure and discipline to start your professional career as an actor in the world of theatre, film and television.

Presenters
avatar for Brianna Reis Ryan

Brianna Reis Ryan

The Neighborhood Playhouse
At only 16 Brianna moved from California to London to study at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s performing arts school. After graduating with honors she was accepted to the renown Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC. She has since worked consistently including with Emmy Winner Cameron Manheim (The... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
UT Conference Center - 413 A 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

1:00pm

New Walk, New Talk
Using Michael Chekhov techniques as our inspiration, let's explore imaginative and powerful ways to create, embody and express new characters.

Presenters
avatar for Paul Bawek

Paul Bawek

Associate Professor of Acting & Directing and Head of Performance, Florida Southern College
Paul D. Bawek (AEA) is an award winning actor, director, playwright, fight choreographer, and acting coach. For twenty-five years heâs taught acting, auditioning, playwriting, and directing courses at theatreâs and educational institutions across the nation and abroad. He holds... Read More →


1:00pm

Refilling the Reservoir: Self-Care for Theatre Arts Career Sustainability
Burning out is easy — taking care of yourself is hard. Join this presentation/discussion for strategies targeting career longevity and overall wellness. All disciplines, ages and levels welcome (Not just for actors!).

Presenters
avatar for Rowen Haigh

Rowen Haigh

Director of Regional Engagement, Women's Theatre Festival
Rowen Haigh is a freelance director, deviser, and teaching artist. Rowen creates multidisciplinary work for the stage that is grounded in collective creation, heightened physicality, and deep curiosity about the sensory power of live performance. An active advocate for diversity and... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 6 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

1:00pm

Safe Scenery Through Foam: Building Structures and Sets With Foam
Build your entire set out of rigid foam insulation! Join us to see all the ways extruded polystyrene can be used not just for props or facing, but for structural elements as well. High schools and community theaters don't want to miss these safe ways to build scenery.

Presenters
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David Morgan

Technical Director, Mount Paran Christian School
David N. Morgan is the technical director and designer at the Murray Arts Center at Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw, Georgia. Prior to joining the staff, he taught at the college level for 12 years. David also is a freelance artist recently designing sets for Theatre on the... Read More →


1:00pm

Speaking With Skill: Intro to Knight-Thompson Speechwork (KTS)
Learn about KTS, a skills-based approach to speech and accent training for actors that emphasizes developing the speaker's detailed awareness of and engagement with the precise actions that make up speech.

Presenters
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Ryan Long

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Mount Vernon Nazarene U
Ryan Long has worked as a freelance actor, director, and vocal coach for nearly 15 years. She holds an MFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art & Design and is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio. She has been working... Read More →


1:00pm

Stage Managing Outdoor Theatre
All stage managers know anticipation and organization are the keys to a successful production. But what happens when you take the usual challenges and add lightning, rain, insects, critters and extreme temperatures? Come discuss the fun of stage managing in the great outdoors!

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Please note, this event was originally scheduled to take place at 10:30am on Friday. It will now take place from 1:00-2:15pm on Thursday. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Presenters
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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 →
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Jen Lane

Adjunct Professor, U of Montevallo
Jen Nelson Lane is a freelance AEA Stage Manager based in Montevallo, AL. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Montevallo and Samford University, where she teaches Stage Management, Arts Administration, Play Analysis, Business of the Arts, and Intro to Theatre. Professional... Read More →
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Julie Richardson

Free lance Director and AEA Stage Manager, Free Lance
Julie is an AEA Stage manager and has worked mainly in Regional Theaters throughout the Southeast. She wants to help new upcoming managers succeed as they start their careers. She was inducted into the SETC Hall Of Fame in 2018. Julie a Also a freelance Director


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
UT Conference Center - 417 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

1:00pm

Staging Shakespeare: Discovering Movement in Language
Directors and actors will explore how Shakespeare used language to dictate blocking and use it to create dynamic visual staging and active storytelling. Familiarity with decoding Shakespearean language and some directing/acting experience useful.

Presenters
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Molly Claassen

Assistant Professor, Columbus State University
Molly Claassen is currently the Assistant Professor of Directing at Columbus State University. She earned her MFA in directing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her BA in theatre, math minor, and teaching certification for theatre from Baldwin-Wallace University. She... Read More →


1:00pm

Starting a Capital Campaign
Is your organization ready to take that next step? Starting a capital campaign to acquire or build your own performance space is a difficult endeavor. We'll discuss where an organization should be developmentally before beginning a capital campaign and the initial steps to take to start one.

Presenters
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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 →


1:00pm

Tennessee Williams's Plastic Theatre: A Call to Action
Investigating what is theatrical about theatre. A call to position theatre as a vital part of our culture by advancing Tennessee Williams's concepts of Plastic or Sculptural Theatre.

Presenters
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Tiza Garland

Associate Director & Associate Professor, U of Florida; Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies
Tiza Garland


1:00pm

The Farm Theater College Collaboration: Students and New Play Development
Representatives from The Farm Theater and this year's three collaborating colleges will reflect on the process of developing Kimberly Belflower's new play.

Presenters
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Maegan Azar

Associate Professor of Acting & Directing and Chair, 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 (www.furman.edu/theatrearts). She serves as Vice President of Administration for the Southeastern Theatre Conference Executive Committee, and is on... Read More →
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Jennifer Goff

Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts, 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 →
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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 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
UT Conference Center - 413 C 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

1:00pm

Theatrical Masks in Therapy
Learn the theory and practice behind the use of theatrical masks in drama therapy. See how masks are used in drama therapy work with juveniles in a detention center.

Presenters
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Dale Savidge

Executive Director, Applied Theatre Center
Dale Savidge is professor of theatre at North Greenville University and a Registered Drama Therapist with a practice in Greenville, SC.


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
UT Conference Center - 400 A 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

2:30pm

Keynote Presentation: Levi Kreis
SETC is pleased to welcome singer/songwriter and Tony Award-winning actor Levi Kreis as our Thursday Keynote.

Presenters
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Lee Crouse

SETC VP of Services, Mississippi U for Women
Lee Crouse is on faculty at The Mississippi University for Women, and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Lee is proud to serve SETC as the Mississippi State Representative and Vice President of States... Read More →
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Levi Kreis

Thursday Keynote
Levi Kreis is an award winning actor and singer/songwriter best known for originating the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet. The role won Kreis the 2010 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, the 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured... Read More →

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Co.

Booth 302
1st Street Music and Sound Company was established in 2002, in the heart of Lake City, Florida and opened as a Full Line Music Store representing numerous manufacturers to the retail public and a sound production company for festivals in the North Florida area. We now provide full... Read More →
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4Wall Entertainment

Booth 201
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 →


4:00pm

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

Presiders
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Laura Byland

Samford U
Laura S. Byland is a Professor of Theatre at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Laura has recently developed a BFA in Theatre for Youth at Samford University and is actively engaged in directing, teaching, curriculum building, professional activities and community outreach. She... Read More →

Adjudicators/Respondents
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Rhonda Wilson

Rhonda is the Founder and Executive Director of Star Center Children’s Theatre. She is also a full-time Public Middle School Theater. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of Florida in Community Resource Economics. She is certified in Elementary Education, as a Media Specialist and Secondary Drama. She credits her childhood with her passion to create... Read More →
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Tim Webb

Teachers Institute & Masterclass Presenter
Tim is co-founder and artistic director of Oily Cart which began work in 1981, and specializes in multi-sensory, close-up, highly interactive theatre for very young children and also for young people with severe learning disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders. He has trained and mentored companies around the world includi... Read More →


4:00pm

Cultural Diversity Interest Group
A meeting of all persons interested in cultural diversity.

Presiders
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Kyla Kazuschyk

Assistant Professor of Costume Technology and Costume Shop Manager, Louisiana State University
Kyla holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Central Florida and a M.F.A.in Costume Technology from Ohio University. She has created costumes for the Santa Fe Opera, the Washington National Opera, the Florida Grand Opera, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and the Texas Shakespeare... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 4 A/B 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

4:00pm

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

Presiders
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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 →

Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 1 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

4:00pm

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

Presiders
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J.K. Curry

Wake Forest University
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Deanna Thompson

SETC Editor

4:00pm

State Executive Director Roundtable
Roundtable discussion for executive directors of state theatre organizations.

Presiders
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Betsey Horth

Executive Director, SETC
SETC Executive Director Betsey Horth received the 2012 Gold Medallion Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region IV. That same year she delivered the commencement speech to the Florida School of the Arts. Prior to joining SETC in 1999, Betsey... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Holiday Inn - Cumberland 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

4:00pm

Acting the Song: A One-On-One Workshop for Performers With Q+A for Coaches
Performers: Bring a prepared musical theatre selection! Reinforce authenticity in your performance using provided resources based on the needs of each individual. Teachers: Participate, ask questions as we play, and take home new resources.

Presenters
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Lisa Wipperling

Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant, Louisiana State U
Lisa Crosby Wipperling is an MFA Acting graduate assistant at Louisiana State University. She has taught Intro to the Art of Acting, Acting the Song, and has been seen on stage in Arcadia, The Servant of Two Masters, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. She originally... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Holiday Inn - Summit 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

4:00pm

Alternative Careers for Stage Managers: Beyond Rehearsal and Performance Spaces
Stage managers have a unique skill set that is marketable both within theatre and other job markets. Let's explore these positions and how your knowledge, skills and abilities transfer. For current students through early-career stage managers.

Presenters
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Jerre Brisky

Director, Center for Fine & Performing Arts, U of West Florida
Jerre Brisky, is the Director of the University of West Florida Center for Fine & Performing Arts. He has spent over 25 years working in Arts Administration including Managing Director of Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia and Marketing Director for Dad's Garage Theatre Company... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
UT Conference Center - 413 B 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

4:00pm

Audition Q&A With a Disney Casting Director
Learn audition do's and don'ts in a casual and conversational setting with a casting professional who hosts thousands of auditions each year and who can potentially shed some light on the mystery of how to book a gig.

Presenters
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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 →


4:00pm

Create, Don't Critique!
We have one job as musical theatre performers: CREATE! But sometimes unstable technique, difficult passages and other distractions get in the way. Bring your audition book and get ready to work so you can submit to the character and create on stage!

Presenters
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Lori Guy

Assistant Professor of Voice/History, U of Mobile
Hailed by Opera News as an “excellent mezzo,” Indiana native Dr. Lori Guy has created a diverse career for herself by training and singing in operas, operettas, and musical theater productions. An active teacher, Lori maintains a successful private voice studio, is an assistant professor of voice at The University of Mobile... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
UT Conference Center - 411 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

4:00pm

CrossFit Clown
Flex your funny bone during this crash course of clown techniques. Condition your character and strengthen your pantomime skills through fast-paced clown and cardio exercises.

Presenters
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Matthew Belopavlovich

Lead Theater Teacher, Patel Conservatory @ Straz Center
Matthew Belopavlovich was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and holds a BFA in Acting from UW-Milwaukee and Graduate Certificate in ASD Advocacy from Lesley University. His career highlights include performance work with Orlando Repertory Theatre, Walt Disney World, Broadway Dinner... Read More →


4:00pm

Design South: Costume Technology and Props
Join us to see what your colleagues in the fields of costume and props technology are working on!

Presenters
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Tracy Floyd

Independent Artist, Freelance Artist
Tracy has worked both nationally and internationally with companies such as Moscow Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, New York Stage and Film, Seaside Music Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Chicago Opera Theatre, Des Moines Metro Opera and Steppenwolf... Read More →
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Logan Reagan

Logan Reagan is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Missouri Southern State University where he teaches Scenic and Lighting Design. He has served as Technical Director and Scenic Designer for Market House Theatre, Properties Master for Des Moines Metro Opera, and Scenic Designer... Read More →


4:00pm

Dialects: An Inroad to Character and Connection!
Dialects help realize our characters. Get tricks of the trade to connect with character dialect dialogue quickly, accurately and joyfully!

Presenters
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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 →


Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
UT Conference Center - 400 A 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

4:00pm

Expanding Careers in Design and Technology
URTA invites undergrad and early-career designers/technicians to join this discussion about how to approach your career after college. Working professionals and faculty members from top MFA design/tech programs will share their insights. Q&A to follow.

Presenters
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Lara Berich

Professor of Costume Technology, Ohio University
Lara is the Costume Technology Faculty teaching coursework in Draping, Tailoring, Bias and Stretchwear, Corsetry, Period Dressmaking, Couture Technique, and Management.  They are a professional Draper/Tailor recently returning to teaching after five years with the Oregon Shakespeare... Read More →
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Sara Ross

Education Manager, University Resident Theatre Association
Sara is the Education Manager at the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA). For fifty years, URTA has worked to promote excellence in professional theatre training and to support students and emerging artists by providing them access to the tools needed for success. Prior... Read More →
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Brian Smallwood

Assistant Professor/ Technical Director, U of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brian Smallwood has been teaching at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for over four years now. His research focuses on increasing productivity through employee wellness, and he has presented on the topic for the American Public Works Association and Washington College. Prior to... Read More →
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John Wolf

Wayne State University


4:00pm

Fundraising Best Practices: It's All About Building Relationships
For theatre professionals, professors and students, this workshop explores approaches and methods for developing meaningful and impactful long-term relationships between donors and our organizations.

Presenters
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Amanda Nelson

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Director of the MFA in Arts Leadership, School of Performing Arts, Virginia Tech University
Amanda joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 2013 to create and establish a new MFA program in Arts Leadership. She previously worked 11 years for the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York where she oversaw membership programs, government relations, corporate... Read More →


4:00pm

How to Fight a Bear: Creating Choreography With Character
Beginner/intermediate stage combatants will focus on creating character before worrying solely about choreography. We’ll look at using defined character traits to help create basic physical stories.

Presenters
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Caitlyn Herzlinger

Assisitant Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi
Caitlyn Herzlinger is a certified teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Dueling Arts International (DAI), as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and the Assistant Professor of Movement and Acting at the USM. Caitlyn works as an actress, director... Read More →
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Paul Pharris

Associate Prof. of Lighting Design, Northwestern State U of Louisiana
Paul Pharris is an Associate Prof. with Northwestern State University of LA and a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He teaches Stage Combat along with Lighting Design, choreographing production of Les Liaisons Dangerouses, Spring Awakening, and Romeo... Read More →
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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 →


4:00pm

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.

Presenters
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Annie Hartkemeyer

Stella Adler Studio of Acting
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Ryan Chittaphong

Director of Marketing, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Ryan has been with the Stella Adler Studio since 2008. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Performance from Middle Tennessee State University where he studied Stella Adler’s work. Before coming to the studio, Ryan served as Marketing and Development Associate at the Berkshire... Read More →
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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 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
UT Conference Center - 413 C 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

4:00pm

Parent and Working Artist: Support for the Necessities of Childcare
There are practical solutions that theatres and universities can implement to actively support parents. Join this round-table discussion covering childcare needs of working theatre artists, managing long work hours, travel, breastfeeding accommodations, and tenure track demands.

Presenters
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Maegan Azar

Associate Professor of Acting & Directing and Chair, 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 (www.furman.edu/theatrearts). She serves as Vice President of Administration for the Southeastern Theatre Conference Executive Committee, and is on... Read More →
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Molly Claassen

Assistant Professor, Columbus State University
Molly Claassen is currently the Assistant Professor of Directing at Columbus State University. She earned her MFA in directing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her BA in theatre, math minor, and teaching certification for theatre from Baldwin-Wallace University. She... Read More →
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Johannah Maynard Edwards

Executive Director, Women's Theatre Festival of North Carolina
Johannah Maynard Edwards is the Executive Director of the Women's Theatre Festival of North Carolina. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of The Arts, Johannah has career experience in the arts as an administrator, educator, director, designer, writer, and performer. She has helped start... Read More →
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Rowen Haigh

Director of Regional Engagement, Women's Theatre Festival
Rowen Haigh is a freelance director, deviser, and teaching artist. Rowen creates multidisciplinary work for the stage that is grounded in collective creation, heightened physicality, and deep curiosity about the sensory power of live performance. An active advocate for diversity and... Read More →
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Brian Smallwood

Assistant Professor/ Technical Director, U of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brian Smallwood has been teaching at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for over four years now. His research focuses on increasing productivity through employee wellness, and he has presented on the topic for the American Public Works Association and Washington College. Prior to... Read More →


4:00pm

Playwriting Aerobics: Focused Writing Exercises
Use spontaneous writing to unlock creativity, discover new ways of working, and generate ideas for further development.

Presenters
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Doug Grissom

Associate Professor, U of Virginia
Doug Grissom is an award-winning playwright and an Associate Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia, where he is the primary instructor of Playwriting, Screenwriting and Script Analysis.


Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
UT Conference Center - 413 A 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

4:00pm

Teaching Production Management
Production management is more important than ever as shows grow in complexity, and students are clamoring for this education. This round-table discussion is for faculty who are interested in discussing education for PMs in universities and how we can better support these career-minded students.

Presenters
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Melissa Johnston

Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder, Propared
Melissa is a co-founder of Propared, a company dedicated to enhancing management and communication practices for Theatre Companies and Performing Arts Centers through its software platform. She has worked as a Production Manager, Operations Manager and co-founded Tinc Productions... Read More →
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Ryan Kirk

co-founder, Propared
Ryan is the co-founder and CEO of Propared, an organization dedicated to improving management efficiency in Arts organizations. He is also a co-founder of Tinc Productions, a production management firm based in New York City. Over the last 18 years, Ryan has held management positions... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 2 A/B 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

4:00pm

Unpacking the Bard with Laban
Using movement-based exercises, you will devise simple staging that is rooted in the text. Allow the body to portray meaning and discover your own personal patterns while playing with classical text.

Presenters
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Margaret Buckner

Adjunct Professor, Boston Conservetory at Berklee
Meg Buckner is an educator, choreographer, and actor who has just moved from South Carolina to Connecticut. She recently received her MFA in Movement Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University last year, and has been named by the Laban Institute of Movement Studies as a Certified... Read More →


4:00pm

Vectorworks: Generating 3D Build Plans for Scenic Shops
Discuss the overview of creating precise 3D models for use of developing build plans for scenic shops, including importing and manipulating designer files, Vectorworks tools to create precise 3D models, rendering models for verification, and sheets for shops.

Presenters
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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 full time professional experience in the field of Technical Direction and Lighting Design and for the last 4 years he has been in residence in Tennessee... Read More →


4:00pm

What Does It Mean to Be an Assistant Stage Manager?
You're now an assistant stage manager. What next? This is an in-depth look at the expectations of a professional assistant. If you are a stage manager, you will gain confidence as to how to use an ASM effectively in the support of your production.

Presenters
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 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
UT Conference Center - 417 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

4:00pm

Ten-Minute Play Festival: Tech Rehearsals
All shows gather for tech-through. Each show will be given 25 minutes on stage. Stage managers should have a copy of script with any cues needed written in for the Light Board Op. Stage managers or directors will run any sound cues needed.
 
All shows report back at 9:00PM, an hour before curtain!

Presiders
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Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

4:00pm

Food Trucks
  • Hawg Dawgs (Specialty Hot Dogs)
  • Holy Smokin’ BBQ (Barbecue)
  • Penne For Your Thoughts (Italian/American)

4:00pm

Happy Hour / Cash Bar
Today's Happy Hour is sponsored by SETC’s Women in Theatre (WiT) Interest Group and Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC). Come by to join the conversations surrounding WiT initiatives.
 
House-Made Pork Rinds $3.50
House-Made Kettle Chips $3.00
(8) Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese Dip or Stone Ground Mustard $5.25
(6) Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings with Ranch or Bleu Cheese $8.50
(6) Fried Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce $8.00
Knoxville Convention Center Cash Bar

Sponsors
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Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC)

Booth 216
ETC began more than three decades ago with the conviction that there was a better way to make a lighting control console. There was. We developed one of the first microprocessor-based systems, which boasted the then blindingly fast 2MHz 8080 CPU! Now our popular lighting control consoles... Read More →
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SETC Women in Theatre

The newly formed SETC Women in Theatre (WiT) Interest Group aims to support women in theatre, expand opportunities for women in theatre, and to advocate for future generations of women in theatre.


4:30pm

Ready to Publish Reading: “Anthropology Lesson” by J. Harvey Stone
Enjoy a reading of SETC and Stage Right’s 2018 Ready to Publish Award winner.

Synopsis: While the streets outside the Stonewall Inn are set ablaze, a small Appalachian mining town goes through its own quieter turmoil. “Anthropology Lesson” explores the lives of “roommates” Thomas and Douglas during the summer of 1969. As the play unfolds, the two mens’ lives are turned upside down while a principal, a mother, and a student all come to terms with their own sets of truths.

Visit Stage Rights at Booth 213 in the SETC Exhibit Hall where the published version of the play will be available for sale.

Presiders
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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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J. Harvey Stone

Teacher, Writer, Director, Presenter,
J. Harvey Stone is a career teacher having taught students from preK- adult learners in subjects from Shakespeare to swimming, and Plutarch to pedagogy. In addition to his teaching public school for almost 20 years, Harvey has taught at the University of Richmond, Christopher Newport... Read More →

Sponsors
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Stage Rights

Booth 213
Based in Los Angeles and founded in 2000, Stage Rights is one of the foremost independent theatrical publishers in the United States, providing stage performance rights for a wide range of plays and musicals to theater companies across the country and internationally. Their guiding... Read More →



5:00pm

Beer Break
Stroll the Exhibit Hall while enjoying a refreshment. Popcorn and beer will be available for sale.

See the list of Exhibitors


Sponsors

5:00pm

Past President’s Reception
A gathering in appreciation of current and incoming Executive Committee Members.

Presenters
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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 28, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hilton Suite 1708 501 W Church Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

5:20pm

High School Theatre Festival Performances: Block 2
Come enjoy five performances by high school groups from across the Southeast! There's a free Knoxville Trolley that stops at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium; see attached image file for map and schedule. Free parking will be available; Civic Auditorium staff will be on-site to assist. It is a 15-minute walk from the Knoxville Convention Center.
 
  • 5:20PM  |  T-Shirt Toss! 
    Find your seat 10 minutes before show time for a chance to catch a t-shirt from one of these participating schools: The York Theatre Company, Western Illinois University, AMDA
  • 5:30–6:15PM  |  Taste of Sunrise
    SCAPA/Lafayette High School  |  Kentucky
  • 6:30–7:15PM  |  Hush
    Musselman High School  |  West Virginia
  • 7:30–8:15PM  |  LIZZIE
    Huntsville High School | Alabama
    *Advisory: Suitable for ages 13+.*
  • 8:30–9:15PM  |  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Trinity Prep School | Florida
  • 9:30–10:15PM  |  The Terrible Infants
    Perry High School  |  Georgia

Presiders
avatar for John E.R. Friedenberg

John E.R. Friedenberg

Director of Theatre & Associate Teaching Professor, Wake Forest University
John E. R. Friedenberg (Jerf) (BA Wake Forest University, MFA Carnegie Mellon University) works as Director of Theatre and Associate Teaching Professor at Wake Forest University, where he has taught for over 25 years, including courses in producing & directing, theatre management... Read More →
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Kristin Wright

High School Festival Production Manager, SETC
Kristin is a recent graduate of Greensboro College where she earned her B.A. in Theatre with concentrations in Stage Management and Directing and Minor in Sociology with concentrations in Culture and Diversity. Her experience includes working as an assistant stage manager and assistant... Read More →

Adjudicators/Respondents
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 →
avatar for Moses Goldberg

Moses Goldberg

Moses Goldberg retired after 25 years as Producing Director of Stage One: The Louisville Children’s Theatre. He now works as a freelance director, teacher and playwright. He has directed professionally at theatres from Washington to Florida, including — in 1988 — one of the... Read More →

Sponsors
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Hollins University

BOOTH 610
Hollins is an independent liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence and humane values. Hollins University offers undergraduate liberal arts education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The Hollins curriculum... Read More →
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Norcostco

Booth 102
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.



5:30pm

Voice and Speech Interest Group
Annual meeting for anyone interested in voice and speech to discuss topics of interest to the membership.

Presiders
avatar for Stacey Cabaj

Stacey Cabaj

Assistant Professor of Acting and Pedagogy, Loyola Marymount University
Stacey Cabaj is an award-winning actress, performance pedagogy specialist, and voice coach. She holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, as well as teaching certifications in... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Covey

Rebecca Covey

Rebecca Covey is a designated Linklater Voice teacher, Equity Actor and Assistant Professor of Voice and Acting at Florida International University in Miami. She holds an MFA from UW Milwaukee and a BFA and BA from UC Santa Barbara. Her acting work spans the Midwest, California, France... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Holiday Inn - Cumberland 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

5:30pm

Acting for the Camera: Making the Shift from Stage to Screen
Learn techniques of utilizing stage acting tools in front of the camera. Experiencing actual equipment and observation, you will witness firsthand techniques to produce successful outcomes.

Presenters
avatar for James Leagre

James Leagre

Professor and Professional Actor, U of Indianapolis
James Leagre has over 30 years of experience in theatre, film and commercials in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. He is on faculty at University of Indianapolis. He has taught courses and workshops in Film Production, On- Camera/Commercial Acting. Education: B.A. - Ohio Northern... Read More →


5:30pm

Authentic Voice: The Work of Patsy Rodenburg
Learn more about Patsy Rodenburg's fundamental voice and speech work, tailored specifically for actors to empower their authentic voices for theatre, film and television.

Presenters
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 →


5:30pm

CANCELED: The Silent (and Not-So-Silent) Art of Mime
This workshop has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause. 

Thursday February 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm

5:30pm

Chekhov's Imaginary Body and Laban/Bartenieff Principles
We'll explore Chekhov's concept of the Imaginary Body and support the physicality of the posture with principles from Laban Movement Analysis. With this support, the actor will be able to bring more life to the chosen Imaginary Body and connect more fully to the physicality.

Presenters
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 →


5:30pm

Design South: Costume Design
Costume designers present their work, share their experiences, and answer questions relating to typical challenges encountered in costume design.

Presenters
avatar for Allison Steadman

Allison Steadman

Associate Professor of Costume Design, Francis Marion U
Allison M. Steadman: BA in Theatre from Mississippi University for Women, MFA in Costume Design from University of Tennessee, has been a professional costume designer, technologist, and educator for over 25 years. She is currently teaching at Francis Marion University where, in addition... Read More →


5:30pm

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 our workshop!

Presenters
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 →


5:30pm

Embodying Character Transformation
Using an outside-in approach to character development, we'll examine how the body affects mental perspective. Our work will explore several different approaches to this concept including Laban's Eight Efforts, Lecoq's 20 Movements and Meyerhold's Etudes.

Presenters
avatar for Charles Daniel

Charles Daniel

Theatre Professor, Dalton State College
Chad Daniel received his BFA in Theatre from The University of Southern Mississippi and his MFA in Theatre from Southern Methodist University. Chad has over twenty years of experience as a Performer, Director, Educator, and Writer. Since graduating from University of Southern Mississippi... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
UT Conference Center - 400 A 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

5:30pm

High School Audition Workshop: Former Teachers Give Feedback
Former high school teachers and directors turned university theatre education professors host an interactive workshop designed to discuss audition techniques and provide individualized feedback on your college audition and selection of material.

Presenters
avatar for James Chrismon

James Chrismon

Professor of Theatre Teacher Education, Illinois State U
Dr. Jimmy Chrismon taught high school theatre in North and South Carolina for 17 years. He is now program coordinator for the Theatre Teacher Education program at Illinois State university. He has also worked as adjunct faculty at Winthrop University and Central Piedmont Community... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Gundersheim

Stephen Gundersheim

Professor, Winthrop University
Stephen Gundersheim received his B.S. in theatre from Northwestern University with a concentration in acting and musical theatre and earned his M.F.A. is in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University with an emphasis in directing. He is a professor in the Theatre and Dance Department... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
UT Conference Center - 411 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

5:30pm

Interview Stumpers and Stumbles for Stage Managers
Stage managers are renowned for not letting people see them sweat, but some interviews test this ability. Bring your toughest interview scenarios and questions as we explore how to maintain grace in the face of the unexpected.

Presenters
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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 →
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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 →


Thursday February 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
UT Conference Center - 417 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

5:30pm

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. Follow up with Part 2.

Presenters

Thursday February 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 4 A/B 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

5:30pm

One New Play a Season: A Forum on Guest Artist Programs
This session provides a model for guest artist programs that create new plays and leave a lasting footprint at the school and in the community, while providing students unique opportunities. Departments who have had guest artists and residency programs are encouraged to attend and contribute.

Presenters
avatar for Tom DeTitta

Tom DeTitta

Director, World Communities Theater
Tom DeTitta is the director and founder of World Communities, a center dedicated to writing and producing nonfiction theater: www.worldcommunities.org His eleven professionally produced plays have been seen by more than a 200,000 people. He has taken on subjects from the fall of the... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
UT Conference Center - 413 A 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

5:30pm

Physicalizing Table Work: On Your Feet the First Week
Learn to lead your cast through a dynamic analysis of the play using movement, sculpture, drawing and the imagination. Help them tap into their most creative realms and be fueled by inspirational images.

Presenters
avatar for Christie Maturo

Christie Maturo

Professor of Theatre, Central Connecticut State University
Christie Maturo is an Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at Central Connecticut State University. Christie has performed with Undermain Theatre in Dallas, Now Theatre in Mobile, Shear Madness and Tony n Tina’s Wedding in Las Vegas, Theatre 773 in Chicago and was a company... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
UT Conference Center - 413 C 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

5:30pm

Productivity Through Wellness: Avoiding Burnout With Management
You're not crazy. The world of theatre can be exhausting. This session will discuss how you can manage time, scope and health to increase your productivity and reduce the risk of burnout.

Presenters
avatar for Brian Smallwood

Brian Smallwood

Assistant Professor/ Technical Director, U of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brian Smallwood has been teaching at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for over four years now. His research focuses on increasing productivity through employee wellness, and he has presented on the topic for the American Public Works Association and Washington College. Prior to... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 2 A/B 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

5:30pm

Projection Design: Using Digital Tools to Visualize Your Design
Walk through a process of using Vectorworks and Photoshop to create design renderings for projection design.

Presenters
avatar for Jeremy Reynolds

Jeremy Reynolds

Assistant Professor - Theatre, Louisiana Tech U
Jeremy is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana Tech University. In addition to teaching theatre design and technology courses, Jeremy also regularly presents his research at national theatre conferences. In August of 2017, he presented his research at the ATHE Conference Plenary session... Read More →


5:30pm

Ready to Direct Discussion
Participants discuss directors’ choices and process and explore ideas of dramaturgy and dramatic action. Open to all convention attendees interested in directing.

PLEASE NOTE: In the 2019 Convention Newspaper mailed to SETC members in early January, this event was incorrectly listed as taking place on Friday. We apologize for any confusion this error may have caused.

Presenters
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 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Holiday Inn - Parlour 1 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

5:30pm

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 blood products, latex, flesh gel, collodion and more. The instructor will demonstrate on audience members, share his experience working with these products in shows, and answer questions.

Presenters
avatar for Gene Flaharty

Gene Flaharty

Education, Theatrical Specialist, Mehron Inc
Gene Flaharty, Makeup Artist/Instructor, has been doing professional makeup for TV, Film, print, and theatre for over 36 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 →


5:30pm

The Thousand O's of Shakespeare: An Exploration in Sound
Focusing on Shakespeare's ubiquitous use of ecphonesis, students will explore sound in order to unlock a stronger connection to character and intention ' demystifying Shakespeare through personal and immediate connection.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Please note, this event was originally scheduled to take place on Friday from 8:00-8:50am. It will now take place on Thursday from 5:30-6:45pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Presenters
avatar for Ian Andersen

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 →


5:30pm

When Theatre Encounters the Paradox of Fiction
Philosophers grapple with the Paradox of Fiction; it stipulates that our emotional responses to fictional worlds produce incoherence. Does the act of theatre court incoherence?

Presenters
avatar for Jeff Day

Jeff Day

Theatre Staff, Texas Tech University
Jeff received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in August of 2018. His dissertation, which is theoretical in nature, takes the philosophical concept of the Paradox of Fiction and uses it as a lens to explore how and why we imagine, build, inhabit, and, ultimately, come to believe... Read More →


5:30pm

Why Does This Pianist Hate Me? Working With Audition Pianists
Work with a professional pianist/music director to improve the way you mark your music, communicate with a pianist, and prepare for musical theatre auditions.

Presenters
avatar for Ian LeRoy

Ian LeRoy

Music Director, Creede Repertory Theatre
Ian LeRoy is an NYC-based music director, pianist, and vocal coach. Some favorite music direction credits include: She Loves Me at Creede Repertory Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar at Near West Theatre, West Side Story at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and the All-Ohio production of... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Holiday Inn - Summit 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

5:30pm

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!

Presiders

6:00pm

Media Lab: Work Sessions
Come work on projects in the 1-to-6 scale lab.

Presenters
avatar for Kenton Yeager

Kenton Yeager

Head, Graduate Lighting Design, Owner of Yeagerlabs, U of Tennessee Knoxville, Yeagarlabs
Professional Bio:Member United Scenic Artists 829Over the past 30 years, Kenton has designed or produced more than 600 events for Theatre, Dance, Music, The Corporate World, Weddings, Industrials, Churches, Festivals, and Tours both nationally and internationally. He is the owner... Read More →

Sponsors
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Yeagerlabs

The Yeagerlab is a 1-to-6 scale working theatre model that incorporates advanced lighting, sound and projection systems in a replica of a proscenium theatre equipped with legs, borders, cyc, scrim and projection screen. In the Yeagerlab, students can learn and explore in a design-unified... Read More →


6:30pm

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

Presiders
avatar for Matthew Leckenbusch

Matthew Leckenbusch

Clemson University
Matthew Leckenbusch is the Technical Director for the Clemson University Theater Department. He is also a freelance lighting designer and carpenter in theatre, dance and video.
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Justin Reed

Production Manager, Middle Tennessee State University
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Neno Russell

Virginia Commenwealth University
Neno Russell is a professional patternmaker and costume designer. He received an MFA in Costume Technology from Florida State University in 1994. He was the Assistant Costume Shop Manager of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for the 1994 season and the Associate Costume Master at... Read More →
avatar for Allison Steadman

Allison Steadman

Associate Professor of Costume Design, Francis Marion U
Allison M. Steadman: BA in Theatre from Mississippi University for Women, MFA in Costume Design from University of Tennessee, has been a professional costume designer, technologist, and educator for over 25 years. She is currently teaching at Francis Marion University where, in addition... Read More →
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Emily Strickland

Florida School of the Arts

7:00pm

Design Keynotes: Linda Cho, Victoria "toy" Deiorio, Riccardo Hernandez, Jonathan Spencer
SETC's panel of distinguished designers show examples of their work, share stories from their design careers, and answer questions from the audience.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Cho

Linda Cho

Distinguished Costume Designer
Linda Cho is a Tony Award winning Costume Designer based in New York City.In 2014 she won the Tony Award and the Henry Hewes Design Award for the Broadway musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.  In 2017 she was nominated for the Tony, Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama... Read More →
avatar for Victoria “toy” Deiorio

Victoria “toy” Deiorio

Distinguished Sound Designer
Combining her previous careers in ballet, acting and songwriting, Victoria Deiorio is a critically acclaimed sound designer and composer for theatre based in Chicago. With a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University, and studying classical acting in London at RADA and LAMDA... Read More →
avatar for Riccardo Hernandez

Riccardo Hernandez

Distinguished Scenic Designer
Broadway: Indecent (2017 Tony Award Best Play Nomination); The Gin Game(Sets and Costumes – starring James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson); The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (2012 Tony Award Best Musical Revival); The People in the Picture (Studio 54); Tony Kushner’s Caroline... Read More →
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Jonathan Spencer

Distinguished Lighting Designer
Jonathan lives in New York City and Colorado working principally on Broadway, National Touring, Regional, Off-Broadway, and international theatrical productions.  Designs include the current RENT – 20th Anniversary National Tour, Priscilla Queen of the Desert First National... Read More →


7:00pm

Getchell New Play Open Rehearsal: "The Other Half" by Mark Cornell
Join us for an open rehearsal for the reading of “The Other Half” by Mark Cornell, winner of SETC’s 2019 Charles M. Getchell New Play Contest.

Synopsis: “The Other Half” is a love story. It centers around Michelle, a tough, but damaged young woman, and her relationship to identical twins, one of whom she falls in love with. Set in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains in Placerville, California, the play tells its story jumping backwards and forwards over a six-year period. 

Presiders
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Mark Cornell

Mark Cornell has had more than 75 of his plays produced in theatres around the world. Plays include Sprucehaven B (Frigid Fest, NYC), Two Turtle Doves(Common Ground Theatre), On Pine Knoll Street (winner of AACT NewPlayFest 2020), Bad Thing, Story Road, Theater More Like Baseball... Read More →
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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 →

7:00pm

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

Presiders
avatar for Patricia Crotty

Patricia Crotty

Professor of Acting and Stage Management, Florida School of the Arts
During her tenure as Professor of Acting and Stage Management at Florida School of the Arts Patricia Crotty has directed over fifty play and musicals, in addition to designing and implementing the stage management degree which she supervises. She is a past Chairman of the SETC Stage... Read More →
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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
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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.


7:30pm

Theatre for Youth Reception
If your focus is theatre for youth, please plan to attend. Sponsored by Dramatic Publishing

Presiders
avatar for Riley Braem

Riley Braem

Director of Theatre, Northwest High School
Riley has worked as a Performer, Director, Designer, Choreographer, Digital Storyteller, Access and Inclusion Consultant, Independent Researcher, and Teaching Artist in AZ, KY, TN, TX, DC, and WI. He received his formal training from Arizona State University earning a Master of Fine... Read More →

Sponsors
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Dramatic Publishing Company

Booth 207
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 28, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Hilton Suite 1708 501 W Church Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

10:00pm

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 C


Presiders
avatar for Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis

Lauren Brooke Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in theatres there, Augusta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; and now in Roanoke, Virginia. Lauren completed... Read More →

Adjudicators/Respondents
avatar for Todd Ristau

Todd Ristau

Hollins Playwright’s Lab
Todd Ristau, program director for the Playwright’s Lab, is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England, including London’s West End. He founded No Shame Theatre and oversaw its evolution into... Read More →

Sponsors
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1st Street Music & Sound Co.

Booth 302
1st Street Music and Sound Company was established in 2002, in the heart of Lake City, Florida and opened as a Full Line Music Store representing numerous manufacturers to the retail public and a sound production company for festivals in the North Florida area. We now provide full... Read More →
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4Wall Entertainment

Booth 201
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 →


12:00am

Fringe Festival Kickoff: The Most Fine Actor; John Wilkes Booth
The Most Fine Actor; John Wilkes Booth
Performer/Creator/Playwright: Jonathan Mark Rogers
This one-man show shares theatre and American history through the words of one of the most famous actors of the 1800s. On the night of April 14, 1865, the talented and well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth stepped into the presidential box at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, and fatally shot the President of the United States. The show recounts the final hours before the assassination. As he did his entire life, Booth rehearses the fateful scene while connecting to some of the most famous villains of dramatic literature.



Presiders
avatar for Lee Crouse

Lee Crouse

SETC VP of Services, Mississippi U for Women
Lee Crouse is on faculty at The Mississippi University for Women, and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Lee is proud to serve SETC as the Mississippi State Representative and Vice President of States... Read More →
avatar for Chad McDonald

Chad McDonald

SETC Festival Production Manager, Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Sponsors
avatar for 1st Street Music & Sound Co.

1st Street Music & Sound Co.

Booth 302
1st Street Music and Sound Company was established in 2002, in the heart of Lake City, Florida and opened as a Full Line Music Store representing numerous manufacturers to the retail public and a sound production company for festivals in the North Florida area. We now provide full... Read More →
avatar for 4Wall Entertainment

4Wall Entertainment

Booth 201
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 →



 
Friday, March 1
 

7:00am

Graduate School Auditions & Design/Tech Interviews
Audition Schedule:
8:00AM – 8:30AM Student & Professor Check-In HI Medallion Prefunction
8:30AM – 8:45AM Professor Briefing HI Medallion
8:45AM – 9:00AM Student Mandatory Briefing HI Parlour 5
9:00AM – 1:00PM
Auditions HI Medallion
Holding Room/Briefings HI Parlour 5
Callback Postings HI Crystal
9:00AM – 6:00PM Callback Interviews Various Locations

Design/Technical Student Portfolio Display and Interview Tables  
HI Carriage
NOON – 12:30PM: Student Check-In, Display Setup & Briefing
12:30PM – 1:00PM: Professor Check-In, Display Viewing
1:00PM – 6:00PM: Student Presentations & Interviews
*Some interviews may take place in the Ed Expo

Presiders
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 →
avatar for John E.R. Friedenberg

John E.R. Friedenberg

Director of Theatre & Associate Teaching Professor, Wake Forest University
John E. R. Friedenberg (Jerf) (BA Wake Forest University, MFA Carnegie Mellon University) works as Director of Theatre and Associate Teaching Professor at Wake Forest University, where he has taught for over 25 years, including courses in producing & directing, theatre management... Read More →

7:30am

8:00am

USITT Southeast Section Business Meeting
Meeting of the Southeast Section of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), the association of design, production and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry.

8:00am

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.

Presenters
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Elyssa Mersdorf

Virginia Commonwealth U


8:00am

Breath, Story and Combat: Activating the Breath in Scenes of Violence
Actors can employ sound breathing techniques to keep them engaged and relaxed in the action of the scene. Students will learn a simple piece of choreography as we explore how breath can help tell the story of the fight.

Presenters
avatar for Bart Williams

Bart Williams

Professor, Southeast Missouri State U
Bart Williams is an Assistant Professor of Acting/Movement/Stage Combat at Southeast Missouri State University. Bart trained in voice under Nadine George, Penny Dyer, and Jean Sangster at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Donna Soto Morretini, & Lise Olsen at the Liverpool Institute... Read More →


8:00am

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.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Please note, this event was originally scheduled to take place from 10:30-11:45am. It will now take place from 8:00-8:50am. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Presenters
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J.K. Curry

Wake Forest University
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Deanna Thompson

SETC Editor


8:00am

Café / Coffee Stand
Pedal Java Specialty Coffee Cart
Whole Fresh Fruit $1.50
Assorted Muffins $3.50
Chicken & Waffle Biscuits $3.50
Sausage on French Toast Biscuit $3.50

8:00am

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 $10 fee to replace a lost name badge or program.
 
The SETC Registration Desk opens a half-hour early (7:30 – 8AM) to serve only Professional Auditionees so they can beat the lines and check in before each day’s mandatory morning briefing.

Presiders
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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 →
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Jean Wentz

Membership Manager, SETC
After an almost 20-year corporate career w/Hanesbrands, working at headquarters in Winston-Salem and globally with people in Costa Rica, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong, Jean joined SETC to re-invest in the Theatrical Arts that were her first love and re-invent herself in the... Read More →

8:00am

SETC's Marketplace: Information Hub, Convention Gear, Silent Auction, Consultant Mini Clinics, Leadership Connection, Knoxville Info, Louisville Info
Note that hours will vary for different areas.
 
Information Hub: Visit this booth for general convention information, schedule changes, directions, and our lost and found.
 
Convention Gear: Purchase items such as T-shirts, hats and yoga mats at our gear booth. All proceeds benefit the SETC Endowment!
 
Silent Auction: Come and participate in our annual auction that helps raise funds for the SETC Endowment!
 
Consultant Mini Clinics: Got a challenge or big project? New theatre or renovation? Wrestling with programming or Board development? Need a fundraising boost? Whether you are a professional, community, or academic organization, we can point you in the right direction! Sign up for free guidance sessions with SETC’s Theatre Consulting Network team.
 
Leadership Connection: Meet current Board leadership. Ask questions! Find out how you can volunteer! Explore how you can help build the SETC of the future!
  • 9:00-10:00 am: Kris McIntyre
  • 10:30-11:30 am: Tiza Garland
  • 4:00-5:00 pm: Alan Litsey

Knoxville, Tennessee Convention & Visitors Bureau Table: Stop by and learn more about restaurants, places of interest and activities in our host city!
  
Louisville, Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau Table: Learn about Louisville and the upcoming SETC Convention, Feb. 26 - March 1, 2020

8:00am

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

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 coordination, 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
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Break A Leg Network / Dwayne Ague

Director, 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 →


8:00am

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.

8:30am

Spring Professional Auditions (261–520) & Dance Call
Pre-registered actors, singers and dancers audition for professional work with hiring companies. See Page 66 of the printed program for the day’s schedule and location details.

Presiders
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Lisa Leonard

SETC Professional Auditions Director
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Stephanie Swant

SETC Choreographer

Sponsors
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4Wall Entertainment

Booth 201
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 →
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Cumberland County Playhouse

Theater that touches hearts, opens minds, and changes lives.


9:00am

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

Presiders
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Tonya Hays

GHS Theatre Director, Gulfport High Schoo
Tonya Hays is the founder and Director Emeritus of the nationally recognized WINGS Performing Arts Program at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. The WINGS program is dedicated to nurturing, talent, spirit and leadership in children and youth through the arts, community service and... Read More →

9:00am

Theatre Symposium Interest Meeting
Interested in becoming involved with Theatre Symposium, the official journal of SETC? Join us as we plan for the upcoming conference. This year’s topic: Theatre and Citizenship. Everyone welcome.

Presiders
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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.
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E. Bert Wallace

Associate Professor, Campbell University
E. Bert Wallace is a playwright, director, and theatre professor at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC, where he teaches Playwriting, Directing, Theatre History, and oversees the Drama & Christian Ministry program. His most recent play, an adaptation of Paul Green's epic novel... Read More →

9:00am

Antique Textiles as Teaching Tools
Let’s explore the use of antique garments and textiles as teaching tools for costume design and construction in university or professional settings.

Presenters
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Jack Smith

Associate Professor, Elon U
Jack Smith is an Associate Professor at Elon University. He is a Jack Smith is a Costume Designer, Costume Technician and a Costume Historian. He works in both Academia and Professionally as a designer and works nationally and internationally taking patterns from period garments in... Read More →


9:00am

Brain Busters: Technical/Design Challenges
Put your brain to the test! A technical/design challenge will be presented, and it’s up to you to find a solution.

Presenters
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Yelena Babinskaya

Visiting Assistant Professor, Pepperdine University
Yelena Babinskaya is the Production Design faculty at Pepperdine University. She works all over LA and the country as a Lighting, Scenic, and Costume designer and Production Manager.
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Dana White Jr.

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Palm Beach Atlantic U
B.A. Palm Beach Atlantic University; MFA Florida State University. Dana White is an Assistant Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, teaching classes that focus on tech and design. During the summer seasons, Dana is the Technical Director at Cortland Repertory Theatre, a professional... Read More →


9:00am

Broadway Musical Theatre Workshop
This Broadway musical theatre workshop will focus on: acting your song while incorporating audition technique; vocal exercises; and how to approach a song as both storyteller and proficient vocalist. Please bring backing tracks on your phone, and be prepared to sing.

Presenters
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Kristy Cates

Creative Director-Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre, New York Film Academy
Broadway: Elphaba in Wicked (Broadway, Tour, Chicago), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland. Off Broadway: Marvelous Wonderettes, Bardy Bunch. Favorite Regional roles: Ragtime (Mother) Hello, Dolly! (Irene), Boeing, Boeing (Gloria). Creative director: The Professional... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Holiday Inn - Summit 525 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

9:00am

Building Greener Theatre: Reuse + Repurpose + Recycle = Saving Money!
Theatre organizations can alleviate the ever-rising cost of live performance using non-traditional materials, repurposed items and community resources.

Presenters
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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 →


9:00am

CANCELED: Jesus Christ . . . Superstar? Broadway Musicals Through a Christian Worldview
This workshop has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

9:00am

CANCELED: Joining Forces: Contact Improvisation for Everyone
This workshop has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Friday March 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am

9:00am

Costumer Side Hustle: How Your Skill Set Works Outside the Theatre
How do techniques of theatre costume-making translate outside of the shop? Theatre-trained presenters will share their experience working with clients who want custom-made garments.

Presenters
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Freddy Clements

Professor/ Costume Designer, Jacksonville State U
Freddy Clements is currently a Professor of Drama/Faculty Costume Designer at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville Alabama. He holds a BA in English/Theatre from Emory & Henry College, VA 84 and an MFA in Costume design from Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 88. He has... Read More →
avatar for Heather Hogg

Heather Hogg

Director of Costume, U of Richmond
Heather Hogg, is a costumer, artist and technician for theatre, dance and film. Her work includes costuming and tailoring for the films Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Ithaca, the AMC series Turn, and the PBS series Mercy Street. Through a Partners in the Arts grant she designed... Read More →
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Sharon Morgan

Shop Manager/Cutter/Draper, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sharon is the Costume Studio Supervisor and cutter/Draper at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She graduated from Jacksonville State University and earned her MFA at the University of Alabama. She is the owner of internationally known Altered Tyme Corsets and an independent... Read More →


9:00am

Directing Strategies and Techniques: Taking Chances, Getting Results
Join a discussion of directing strategies and techniques led by a panel of university and professional directors. Draw the best audition and performances out of your actors. Directors, actors and theatre educators of all levels are welcome. Actors may bring a monologue.

Presenters
avatar for David Alley

David Alley

Lecturer/LORT Company Member, University of Tennessee/Clarence Brown Theatre
I am a Lecturer and Resident Company Member with the University of Tennessee Department of Theatre and the Clarence Brown Theatre Company. I am currently in my 19th Academic Year/Season with UT and the CBT. I teach acting and play analysis in the undergraduate program, perform in... Read More →
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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 →
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Bruce Speas

Associate Director and Theatre Program Coordinator, Longwood University
Bruce Speas is an Associate Professor and Theatre Program Coordinator for Longwood University's Theare, Art and Graphic Design and Animation Department. Prior to his work at Longwood he taught for several years at the University of Tennessee and was a Resident Director for the Clarence... Read More →


9:00am

Expressive Action: Make Your Performance Come Alive!
Join us as we explore the basic properties of the Expressive Actor Technique developed by Michael Lugering. Come dressed to move!

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Please note, this event was originally scheduled to take place from 10:30-11:45am. It will now take place from 9:00-10:15am. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in scheduling may cause.

Presenters
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Kristi Shamburger

Associate Professor of Theatre, Middle Tennessee State U
Kristi Shamburger is an Equity Actress and Associate Professor of Theatre at Middle Tennessee State University and specailizes in Musical Theatre. She is orginially from Murfreesboro, TN but has lived and performed not only in Tennessee but also in Las Vegas, NV, New York, NY, Los... Read More →


9:00am

Fitting a DIY CNC Machine in Your Shop
Think a CNC machine is too big and too expensive to fit in your scene shop? This DIY approach can change all that!

Presenters
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Jared Cole

Asst. Professor, TD, Scenic and Lighting Designer, Francis Marion U
Jared is in his 2nd year of teaching a FMU with 9 years of university teaching under his belt. He has a MFA in Scenic design but is Jack-of-all-trades theatre artist enjoying building, lighting, acting, and directing. When not doing theatre things, he enjoys spending time with his... Read More →


9:00am

Flying Scots Boot Camp: A Whole Body Approach to Dialect Acquisition
A Scots dialect is more than copying the guy on the original Star Trek. Most contemporary plays out of the U.K. are increasingly calling for regional U.K. dialects. How can you better harness your Scot and create unique characters without fearing dialectic inconsistency?

Presenters
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Bart Williams

Professor, Southeast Missouri State U
Bart Williams is an Assistant Professor of Acting/Movement/Stage Combat at Southeast Missouri State University. Bart trained in voice under Nadine George, Penny Dyer, and Jean Sangster at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Donna Soto Morretini, & Lise Olsen at the Liverpool Institute... Read More →


9:00am

Lighting Design Basics: How to Develop a Light Plot in 3½ Easy Steps
Go step-by-step through a method of design using three forms of paperwork: The Color Key, The Magic Sheet, and The Light Plot. This process is organized, streamlined, and forgiving for changes that inevitably occur during the design process.

Presenters
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Brian Scruggs

Assistant Professor of Entertainment Design & Technology, Eastern Michigan U
Brian has received both a BS and an MA in Theatre at Eastern Michigan University, where he was awarded the EMU Artistic Recognition Award for his design of Biloxi Blues. Since then, Brian earned an MFA from Wayne State University's illustrious Hilberry Repertory Theatre program specializing... Read More →


9:00am

Memorization: Traps, Tricks and Techniques Every Actor Should Know
Many commonly used memorization techniques can actually damage your performance. Use the latest memory research to become a better actor and avoid being trapped by the three R's of line memorization.

Presenters
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Stuart Brown

Professor of Theatre, Florida Southwestern State College
Stuart Brown holds an MFA in directing from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA in design from Florida State University. Stuart's career includes credits in feature and documentary film as well as theatre. He is currently Professor of Theatre at Florida Southwestern State... Read More →


9:00am

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.


Presenters
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Tiza Garland

Associate Director & Associate Professor, U of Florida; Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies
Tiza Garland


9:00am

Physicalizing Shakespeare's Fools and Clowns
Bring several clowns and fools to life by linking their physical life to Shakespeare's text. After a warm-up using the work of Bogart and Laban, we'll dive into some of the greatest comic characters ever to walk the stage. Come prepared to move!

Presenters
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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 →
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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 →


9:00am

Playwriting With the Bard: Avoiding Sentimentality Through “King Lear”
Together, we’ll examine how Shakespeare resisted the popular trend of sentimental and too-easy reconciliation in his masterpiece “King Lear.” This creative workshop will explore Shakespeare’s own creative process and give writers a jump-start toward completing their own new and powerful play.

Presenters
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David Schwingle

Playwright, Voice and Acting Coach
As a voice and acting coach (RRT), assistant professor, playwright, and actor, David regularly creates new plays and acts in Shakespeare’s. David’s one-act play, My Brother’s Keeper, was published in 2005. In 2015, David's short play, Separate, was produced at Tesseract Theatre... Read More →


9:00am

SETC Theatre Consulting Network: On the Road 2018
The road warriors of SETC’s new consulting program share completed and in-progress projects from this first year including. Work to: create a new theatre within a former church; revive a defunct 1,680 seat amphitheater; develop new plays based on local history. Learn how we might serve your organization.

Presenters
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Michael Hardy

Theatre Resource Center: Consultant, SETC
When my Institute of Outdoor Theatre (IOT) merged with SETC in the summer of 2017, I started to work with SETC to build a comprehensive consulting program for theatres across North America. Initially based on our similar programs with the IOT, this will now be available to indoor... Read More →
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Betsey Horth

Executive Director, SETC
SETC Executive Director Betsey Horth received the 2012 Gold Medallion Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region IV. That same year she delivered the commencement speech to the Florida School of the Arts. Prior to joining SETC in 1999, Betsey... Read More →
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David Wohl

SETC Vice-President of Finance, Winthrop University
David Wohl recently retired after serving as Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. He previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at WV State University. Wohl holds the Ph.D. degree in theatre from Kent State... Read More →


9:00am

Stage Manager's Guide to Floor Taping
Beginner stage managers will learn how to read a ground plan in order to tape out the scenery for rehearsals. Participants will use scale rulers, learn how to take measurements, plot points, and put tape on the floor to create accurate rehearsal references.

Presenters
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Anne Carncross

Associate Professor/Technical Director
Anne has been an theater practitioner and educator for over 15 years. She currently serves as the Technical Director at Florida Gulf Coast University. She also works as a freelance lighting designer for various regional theater opera and dance companies. Anne also works with local... Read More →
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Emma Cook

Florida Gulf Coast University


9:00am

Stage Managers and the Five Elements of Budgeting
Everything stage managers do to get productions from the page to the stage intertwines with the five elements of budgeting. Learn how to anticipate, plan, adapt and balance the logistics of a show including: communications, reports, schedules, venues and people.

Presenters
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Matthew Miller

Associate Professor, Head of Theater Education, Head of Stage Management, Temple University
Matthew Miller is on the faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he serves as the mentor to the stage managers and Heads the Theater Education 4+1 program. He teaches courses in the Design & Production area including: Stage Management, Theater Management, The Job Market... Read More →


9:00am

Text Yourself: Building Character Through Song Lyric Study
Words have POWER. Learn to embrace a depth of character through studying your song lyrics without music. Embrace creativity when facing repetition. Explore dramatic truth when your text and your music don't agree. Discover the power of punctuation. Bring your enthusiasm and just your lyrics.

Presenters
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Carol Dusdieker

Director of the School of Music and Theatre, Associate Professor of Voice
Carol Dusdieker, Soprano is the Director of the School of Music and Theatre and Associate Professor of Voice at Heidelberg University. Carol brings an diverse background to Heidelberg having performed Opera, Oratorio, American Songbook favorites and Golden Age Broadway classics with... Read More →
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Stephen Svoboda

Stephen Svoboda serves as the Head of the Theatre Program at Heidelberg University where he teaches coursework in acting, script analysis, musical theatre direction, play direction, theatre history and criticism. He serves as the Producing Artistic Director of the Gundlach Theatre... Read More →


9:00am

The Playlist Project: An Innovative Tool for Student Actors
Ever considered creating a music playlist for a character you're playing? The Playlist Project explores the use of music as an additional tool for student actors as they develop the goals, obstacle, tactics and expectations for a character. Bring your favorite music!

Presenters
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Michael Flowers

Professor of Theatre, Birmingham-Southern College
Michael has been a theatre faculty member at Birmingham-Southern College since 1984, and just this past year directed tick, tick…BOOM! and Sunday in the Park with George, adding to the list of over 100 productions he has directed in educational, community and professional theatre. In 2012, The Alabama Conference of Theatre presented Michael the Marian Gallaway Award for Contributions to Theatre in Alabama... Read More →


9:00am

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

Presiders
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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 →
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Ian LeRoy

Music Director, Creede Repertory Theatre
Ian LeRoy is an NYC-based music director, pianist, and vocal coach. Some favorite music direction credits include: She Loves Me at Creede Repertory Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar at Near West Theatre, West Side Story at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and the All-Ohio production of... Read More →
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Nancy Wolfgang

Musical Theater Specialist, U of Northern Colorado
Dr. Nancy Andersen Wolfgang is currently teaching at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Wolfgang ran the musical theater program at Youngstown State University for 10 years, building the program to capacity. She received her PhD in Music Education from Kent State University... Read More →

9:00am

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

Presiders
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April J'C Marshall

Professional Theatre Services Director, Southeastern Theatre Conference
April holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, as well as an AB degree in "Aesthetics in Society." April has been active in all phases of theatre for nearly 40 years (since she was 2). She is an accomplished actress and director, serves on theatre boards, adjudicates, and... Read More →
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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 →