Schedule for Anna Deavere Smith-Autoethnography Conf. @ Villanova

Just in case anyone is in the Philly area this coming Monday…

5th Annual Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

Conference Theme:

The work of Anna Deavere Smith, Critical Cultural Performance, Performance Ethnography and Autoethnography

Monday, March 14, 2011

This year’s PTRS will include panels exploring research in: Performing Diversity, Performance Ethnography, Emerging Scholars and The Work of Anna Deveare Smith. In addition solo performances, ethnographic performances, and autoethnographic performances will be performed throughout the day. The Symposium is free to attend and the panels will be presented in Bartley 1011.

Villanova Theater Department
Villanova University
800 E. Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085

Schedule of Sessions

Performing Diversity

The Bridge Between Documentary Theatre & Drama Therapy: Our Asian American Theatre Experiment
Aileen B. Cho

Multivocality and Reflexivity: Dismantling the Hegemonic through Documentary Theatre
Annika C. Speer

Fringe Festivals and Cultural Subjectivity: Experimental Performance as Urban Tourist Attraction
Bill Whitney


Performance Ethnography

Performance/Intercession and The Drama Therapeutic Process
Maria Hodermarska
Sara McMullian
Dave Mowers
David Perrin



Festus the 3-Legged Wonder Dog
Domenick Scudera

Emerging Scholars

Driving In Today’s World: Sex, Feminism, and the Resistance to the Oppression of Women in Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive
Heather Lucas

Creating an Aesthetic: The Using Camp to Decipher Bat Boy: The Musical
Cassandra Lovering

Gotta Slam
Alex Frangoulis

Gentle Power and Powerful Weakness: Locating the Phallus in Mark O’Rowe’sTerminus
Valerie Eichelberger



You Arrive
Bonnie Harnden

Anna Deveare Smith

‘Nobody Else Can Do George’: Anna Deavere Smith, George C. Wolfe, and the Potential of Collaboration
Cory Elizabeth Nelson

E Pluribus Unum: A Study in Multi-Character Solo Performance in the Documentary Drama
Jacob Hellman

Looking At and Looking Through: The Prismatic Body of Anna Deveare Smith
Kellen Hoxworth

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