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International Dramaturgy Symposium, 1-3 March 2002
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0367  Thursday, 7 February 2002

From:           Alycia Smith-Howard <
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Date:           Wednesday, 6 Feb 2002 14:20:23 EST
Subject:        International Dramaturgy Symposium, 1-3 March 2002

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Dear Colleagues:

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre Arts will host an
International Dramaturgy Symposium 1-3 March 2002. The Symposium will
bring together an international group of Dramaturgs, Directors and
Scholars to explore the various roles and tasks of the modern Dramaturg.
Panel discussion topics will include: Production Dramaturgy, Dramaturgy
and Translation, Dramaturgy and Film, Literary Management and Training
the Dramaturg.

Please check out our website:
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/theat/annou.html
or contact 413-538-2834 for further information. A list of
Speakers/Panelists and Symposium schedule follows below.

Yours sincerely,
Alycia Smith-Howard, Ph.D.,
Director, International Dramaturgy Symposium
Visiting Assistant Professor Theatre Arts (Directing/Dramaturgy)
Mount Holyoke College

NB.: Shakespeare-related Panelists -

Sabine Bauer, Ph.D., Shakespeare Scholar and Director.
Dramaturg/Translator, The European Theatre Company (UK). For the stage
she has created numerous bilingual adaptations and translations of such
works as: King Drosselbart, Die Clownin (Reinshagen) and Penthesilea
(Kleist).

Russell Jackson, Ph.D., Deputy Director, The Shakespeare Institute,
Stratford-upon-Avon, England. As Dramaturg-Text Advisor, he has worked
on many stage, film and radio productions of Shakespeare's plays,
including Kenneth Branagh's films of Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing,
Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost and John Madden's Shakespeare in Love.

Geoff Proehl, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Puget Sound;
Production Dramaturg, Antony and Cleopatra, The Guthrie Theatre (2002);
Past President, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).

Alycia Smith-Howard, Ph.D., Director, International Dramaturgy
Symposium; Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Mount Holyoke
College.  Shakespeare scholar with directing credits in the Europe,
Canada and the USA. Former Dramaturg for the Soho Poly Theatre (London),
Aspect Theatre Company (London/ Stockholm) and the Battersea Arts Centre
- New Writers Project. Publications include Shakespeare at The Other
Place (Ashgate, 2003) and Tennessee Williams A to Z: The Essential
Reference to His Life and Work (with Greta Heintzelman; Facts on File,
2003).

Joanne Zipay, Founder, Artistic Director and Education Director of NYC's
award-winning Judith Shakespeare Company. Now in its seventh season, JSC
is dedicated to bringing Shakespeare's language to life with clarity and
vitality, while expanding the presence of women in classical theatre.
Zipay has produced, directed and dramaturged productions of The Tempest,
Julius Caesar, Comedy of Errors, All's Well That Ends Well and Macbeth
(Winner OOBR Award 1996).

                            Speakers/Panelists

Keynote Address:

Anne Cattaneo, Dramaturg, Lincoln Center Theatre; Creator and Head of
the Lincoln Center Theatre Director's Lab. A three term past president
of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), she was the
first recipient of LMDA's Lessing Award for Lifetime Achievement in
Dramaturgy.

Panelist List: (in alphabetical order)

Awam Ampka, Ph.D., Dramaturg/Filmmaker. Associate Professor of Theatre
Arts, Mount Holyoke College & New York University.

Sabine Bauer, Ph.D., Shakespeare Scholar and Director.
Dramaturg/Translator, The European Theatre Company (UK). For the stage
she has created numerous bilingual adaptations and translations of such
works as: King Drosselbart, Die Clownin (Reinshagen) and Penthesilea
(Kleist).

Len Berkman, D.F.A.  Anne Hesseltine Hoyt Professor of Theatre, Smith
College; Has served as Dramaturg for the Sundance Institute Playwrights
Lab, the Mark Taper Forum's Los Angeles Writers' Retreat, the Hispanic
Playwrights Project/Festival, Wordbridge, and New York Stage & Film
Company. Editorial Board member of England's Contemporary Theatre Review
and artistic consultant for Voice & Vision (NYC), Clio Inc. (NYC) New
WORLD Theatre (Amherst, MA) and Epic Theatre Centre (NYC).

Mark Bly, Chair, Playwrighting Program, Yale School of Drama; Associate
Artistic Director, Yale Repertory Theatre; Board Chair, LMDA (Literary
Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas).

Sarah Bryant-Bertail, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Drama, University of
Washington, Seattle. Scholar of European and American Theatre
performance, Epic Theatre and Intercultural Theatre. Most recent work:
Space and Time in Epic Theatre: The Brechtian Legacy.

Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns, (cand.) Ph.D., Specialist in Filipino American
Theatre. Lecturer, Department of Women's Studies, University of
California, Santa Cruz. Coeditor (with Roberta Uno) of The Color of
Theatre (Continuum). Her work has been published in the Journal of Asian
American Studies, Asian Pacific American Journal, Black Theatre News
Network and The North American Review. Former Literary Manager, New
WORLD Theatre.  (Phillipines/USA)

Tom Cole, Artistic Director, The Market Theatre, Cambridge, MA

Mary Karen Dahl, Ph.D., Resident Dramaturg and Chair, Department of
Theatre and Film, University of Kansas.

Judith Dolan, Ph.D., Designer/Dramaturg - 1997 Tony Award for Costume
Design, Candide; Head of Design, University of California at San Diego

Kiki Gounaridou, Ph.D., Dramaturg-Translator; Smith College. Associate
Editor, Text and Presentation (Comparative Drama journal) and special
issue Editor on Theatre Translation for Metamorphoses (translation
journal).  Author of Euripides' Hecuba: A Translation (with Joel Tansey,
1995), Euripides and Alcestis: Specualtions, Simulation and Stories of
Love in the Athenian Culture (1998) and Madame La Mort and Other Plays
by Rachilde (With Frazier Lively, 1998). She also directed extensively
in Europe and the USA.

Lynn Holst, Senior Vice President for Development, Hallmark
Entertainment, Head of original Drama Development, The Hallmark Channel.
Former Literary Manager, The New York Shakespeare Festival/Public
Theatre; former Literary Director/Dramaturg New Dramatists; former
Vice-president for Development, American Playhouse (PBS).

Russell Jackson, Ph.D., Deputy Director, The Shakespeare Institute,
Stratford-upon-Avon, England. As Dramaturg-Text Advisor, he has worked
on many stage, film and radio productions of Shakespeare's plays,
including Kenneth Branagh's films of Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing,
Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost and John Madden's Shakespeare in Love.

Morgan Jenness, Creative Director, Helen Merrill, Ltd. Former Dramaturg,
Literary Manager and Director of New Play Development, The New York
Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre; Adjunct Faculty member Fordham
University. Has served as a Dramaturg for Young Playwrights Festival,
the Mark Taper Forum, MidWest Play Labs, The Bay Area Playwrights
Festival, Double Image/New Stage and Film, Hartford Stage Company and
Centre Stage.

Andrea Koschwitz, Dramaturg, Schapielhaus (Germany)

Peter Meineck, Dramaturg-Translator. Artistic Director, Aquila Theatre
Company (US/UK); Adjunct Professor, New York University. Recently
awarded the 2000 Louis Galantiere Award for Outstanding Translation by
the American Translators Association for his edition of Aeschylus'
Oresteia. Has translated several Greek plays for stage (Wasps, Birds,
Philoctetes, Ajax, Agamemnon, Oedipus the King), these and other works
have all been published by Hackett Press.

Framji Minwalla, Resident Dramaturg, Dartmouth College. Co-editor (with
Alisa Solomon) of The Queerest Art, an anthology of essays on Lesbian
and Gay Theatre (New York University Press, 2002) and is presently at
work on History, Performance, Politics: Queer Essays on Making and
Teaching Theater.

Manuame Mukasa, Dramaturg, Amherst College

Julian Olf, Ph.D., Professor of Dramaturgy and Graduate Program Director
at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; a former editor of Theatre
Journal, founding Board member of the Association for Theatre in Higher
Education (ATHE) and ATHE two-term Vice President for Research and
Publications. The author of fiction, plays and screenplays. His screen
adaptation of Henry James's The Liar was a finalist in America's Best
Screenplay Awards. His screenplay Anthony, inspired by Shakespeare's
Hamlet, won the Gold Award for Dramatic Adaptation at Worldfest.

Geoff Proehl, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Puget Sound;
Production Dramaturg, Antony and Cleopatra, The Guthrie Theatre (2002);
Past President, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).

Alycia Smith-Howard, Ph.D., Director, International Dramaturgy
Symposium; Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Mount Holyoke
College.  Shakespeare scholar with directing credits in the Europe,
Canada and the USA. Former Dramaturg for the Soho Poly Theatre (London),
Aspect Theatre Company (London/ Stockholm) and the Battersea Arts Centre
- New Writers Project. Publications include Shakespeare at The Other
Place (Ashgate, 2003) and Tennessee Williams A to Z: The Essential
Reference to His Life and Work (with Greta Heintzelman; Facts on File,
2003).

Kathy White, Literary Manager, The Market Theatre, Cambridge, MA

Stefan Wetzel, Dramaturg, Volksbuhne (Switzerland)

Jim Wolpaw, Dramaturg/Director/Producer of Feature films, shorts and
documentaries. Most recent work: West of Here, Fated, and Loaded Gun: A
Search for Emily Dickinson.

Joanne Zipay, Founder, Artistic Director and Education Director of NYC's
award-winning Judith Shakespeare Company. Now in its seventh season, JSC
is dedicated to bringing Shakespeare's language to life with clarity and
vitality, while expanding the presence of women in classical theatre.
Zipay has produced, directed and dramaturged productions of The Tempest,
Julius Caesar, Comedy of Errors, All's Well That Ends Well and Macbeth
(Winner OOBR Award 1996).

The Symposium schedule is as follows:

Saturday, 2 March 2002:

10:00 a.m. Welcome/Introduction

10:15 a.m. Keynote Address/Keynote Conversation

LUNCH BREAK (12-1)

1:00-2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Production Dramaturgy
Moderator: Anne Cattaneo
Panelists: Morgan Jenness, Joanne Zipay, Judith Dolan, Andrea
Koschwitz, Mark Bly and Tom Cole

3:00-4:30 Panel Discussion: Translation
Moderator: Holger Teschke
Panelists: Sabine Bauer, Kiki Gounaridou, Peter Meineck and Stefan
Wetzel

4:30 p.m. Closing remarks

Sunday, 3 March 2002

10:00-11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Film and Television
Moderator: Awam Ampka
Panelists: Russell Jackson, Lynn Holst and Jim Wolpaw

11:30-12:30 LUNCH BREAK

12:45-2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Literary Management
Moderator: Len Berkman
Panelists: Morgan Jenness, Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns and Cathy White

2:30-3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Training the Dramaturg
Moderator: Alycia Smith-Howard
Panelists: Mark Bly, Sarah Bryant-Bertail, Framji Minawalla, Julian Olf,
Mary Karen Dahl and Manuame Mukasa

3:30 p.m. Closing remarks and Tea

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