The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0359.  Friday, 14 March 1997.

From:           Julie Bleha <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 13 Mar 1997 11:57:34 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Columbia University Conference

Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies
and the Columbia University School of the Arts present

                 THINKING AND DOING:
                        Performance and Text
                            May 2-4,1997

In three days of workshops, panel discussions, and performances, this
conference will bring together theatre theorists and practitioners to
explore the position of text in theatrical production.  The conference
will take place within the theatres on Columbia's campus: Miller
Theatre, a 500-seat proscenium; Schapiro Theatre, a black box; Teatro,
Casa Italiana 200-seat 18th century proscenium theatre; and Schapiro
Studio, a rehearsal space. The conference date is set to coincide with
the M.F.A.  actors' thesis production, AMERICAN SILENTS, created and
directed by Anne Bogart.




4:00-9:00pm     Registration, Dodge Hall

5:30-7:00pm     Panel: Document and Vision
                Rare Book Archive, Butler Library
                Arnold Aronson (moderator), Gwynedd Cannan, Mary Edsall,                Shelley
Eshkar, Paul Kaiser

7:30pm          Welcome, Miller Theatre

8:00-10:00pm    Panel: Revisiting the Greeks
                Miller Theatre
                Jim Leverett (moderator), Robert Auletta, Anne
                Hamburger, Helene Foley, Charles L. Mee, Andrei Serban,                 Froma

8:00-10:00pm    Performance: American Silents
                directed by Anne Bogart
                RAW Space, 529 W. 42nd St.


9:00-12:00am    Acting Workshop: Andrei Serban
                Schapiro Theatre

                Voice Workshop: Kristin Linklater
                Teatro, Casa Italiana

10:00-11:30am Papers: Mobs, Crowds, and Masses
                Miller Theatre
                Martin Harries (moderator), Oliver Arnold, Jonathan                     Freedman,
Stephen Tifft

1:00-3:00pm     Papers: Observation and the Theatre of Modernity
                Schapiro Theatre
                Martin Meisel (moderator), Matt Buckley, Jonathan Crary,                Rhonda
Garelick, David Levin

1:00-3:00pm     Panel: Actors and the Demands of Language
                Teatro, Casa Italiana
                Elin Diamond (moderator), David Greenspan, Richard              Knowles, Kristin
Linklater, Priscilla Smith

2:00-5:00pm    Performance: American Silents
                RAW Space, 529 W. 42nd St.

3:15-4:45pm    Performance: TBA
                Schapiro Theatre

3:15-4:45pm     Papers: Contemporary Text & Performance I
                Teatro, Casa Italiana
                Michael Cadden, Rebecca Schneider, Beth Schachter

5:00-7:00pm     Choreographing Fiction Workshop:
                StreetSigns--Derek Goldman & Peter Carpenter
                Schapiro Theatre

5:00-7:00pm     Panel: Justice, Race, Performance,
                Teatro, Casa Italiana
                Shelby Jiggetts, Margo Jefferson, Oliver Mayer, Joseph                  Roach,
Kendall Thomas

8:00-10:00pm  Performance: Excerpts from Elevator Repair Service,
                "Cab Legs"
                Schapiro Theatre

8:00-10:00pm    Performance: American Silents
                RAW Soundstage, 529 W. 42nd St.


9:00-12:00am    Acting Workshop: Anne Bogart & Tina Landau
                Schapiro Theatre

10:00-11:30am   Papers: Contemporary Text & Performance II
                Studio Theatre
                Marc Maier (moderator), David Kilpatrick, Iris Smith,                   Ginger
10:00-11:30am   Papers: Race, Performance and the Popular
                Miller Theatre
                Jay Plum, James Wilson, Sharon Green

12:30-2:30pm    Panel: Amnesia, Nostalgia, Authenticity:
                Rewriting History for the Stage
                Miller Theatre
                Susan Bennett, Anne Bogart, David Henry Hwang, Emily            Mann

2:00-5pm        Performance: American Silents
                RAW Space, 529 W. 42nd St.

2:30-4:00       Closing Party, Dodge Lawn

Conference Organizers:  Julie Bleha, Heidi Coleman, Ehren Fordyce, Ellen
MacKay, Carrie Ryan, Tamsen Wolff

This conference is the result of joint efforts of Columbia's Ph.D. and
M.F.A. theatre departments.  The Ph.D. program, revived in 1992 by Dean
Austin Quigley, emphasizes the exchange between theatre practice and
academic scholarship. The professional theatre program at the Oscar
Hammerstein II Center, under the direction of Andrei Serban, offers
M.F.A.  programs in dramaturgy, directing, acting, playwriting, and
theatre management, and produces dozens of theatre events each year,
from new play readings to third-year acting and directing thesis

AMERICAN SILENTS is an exploration of the American silent film era using
Bogart's widely-praised technique of training actors and creating
ensemble.  The text is a compilation of first-hand source material on
twenty players (actors, directors, cameramen, and producers) from the
silent film period.


Rates if postmarked by April 15th:

                        2 Workshops+Conf     1 Workshop+Conf    Conference
General Public                  $55                      $40                $20

Students/Senior           $50                    $35                $15

After April 15th, a fee of $10 will be added to conference registration
fee (students/senior--$25, general public--$30).

Workshops are limited to 20 participants each.  All events are included
within the general conference fees with the exception of workshops given
by Andrei Serban, Anne Bogart/Tina Landau, and Kristin Linklater.

Tickets for AMERICAN SILENTS are available after through Ticket Central
at (212) 279-4200 April 1st.  Prices are $10 for students, $15 for
general public.

Please send check with registration form to:

Attention: Carrie Ryan
Columbia University
Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies
2960 Broadway, Mailcode 1807
601 Dodge Hall
New York, NY 10027

Checks payable to Columbia University.

Information with check: name, address, phone/fax#, email, school,
student status or general public.  If you wish to participate in a
specific workshop, please let us know at the time of registering.

For more information, contact Heidi Coleman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or,
beginning April 1st, visit our website at:

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