DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

 

FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT

 

FOR JULY 1, 2000 TO JUNE 30, 2001

 

 

I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

 

Andrews, Sharon

 

17 August – 2 September 2000: Co-Director with James Dodding, Hamlet, Ring Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

2 - 5 August 2000: Director, Impeccable Judgement, by Julianne Homekay, New Play Development, Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Washington, DC.

 

4 February 2001: Director, I Dream Before I Take The Stand, by Arlene Hutton (visiting playwright), Ring Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

April 2001: Director, School For Scandal, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

2 February 2001: Actress (reading), The Old Neighborhood, by David Mamet, Winston-Salem Little Theatre, Second Stage Series.

 

Christman, Jonathan

 

August 2000: Lighting Designer, Hamlet, Ring Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

August 2000: Scenic Structure, Hamlet, Ring Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

November 2000: Lighting Designer, Biedermann and the Firebugs, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

November 2000: Lighting Designer, Fall Faculty & Guest Artist Concert, Wake Forest Dance Company, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

February 2001: Scenic Designer, Off The Map, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

February 2001: Lighting Designer, Off The Map, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

April 2001: Lighting Designer, School for Scandal, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

April 2001: Lighting Designer, Spring Concert, Wake Forest Dance Company, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

Lighting Designer/Stage Manager, Alban Elved Dance Company

      North Carolina Dance Festival

      Aurora, Water Water Everywhere

      SECCA

 

Architectural Designer, Configuration of the Ring Theatre Structure, completed August 2000

 

Davis, Brook

 

October 2000: Director, Biedermann and the Firebugs, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

Friedenberg, John E. R.

 

August 2000: Producer, Hamlet, Ring Theatre, Wake Forest University

 

October 2000: Director, Lysistrata, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

October 2000: Producer, Lysistrata, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

November 2000: Producer, Biedermann and the Firebugs, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

February 2001: Producer, Off the Map, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

April 2001: Producer, School for Scandal, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

Gendrich, Cynthia

 

December 2000: “Noise and Nudity: Kyoto’s dumb type”, Theatre Forum (Cover photo/featured article).

 

February 2001: Director, Off the Map, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

Huff, Helen

21 March 2001: Director, Three One-Acts by W.B. Yeats, SECCA, under the auspices of the Wake Forest University Press and the Irish Festival.

 

Lucas, Nina

 

November 2000: Producer, Fall Faculty/Guest Artist Concert, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

November 2000: Choreographer, Seasonal Sketches, Fall Faculty/Guest Artist Concert, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University, (with pianist Katherine Boyes performing “4 Seasonal Sketches” by Betty Jackson King).

 

April 2001: Producer, Spring Dance Concert, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

Ludwig, Frank

 

June - September 2000: Set Designer, Crazy For You, The Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, TN.

 

October 2000: Lighting Designer, Lysistrata, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

December 2000: Set Designer, Designer of specialty costume pieces and masks, The Nutcracker, The Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, TN.

 

January – May 2001: Set Designer Crazy for You,. MainStage Productions (International Touring Theatre), St. Louis, MO.

 

January – March 2001: Set Designer Greater Tuna, The Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, TN.

 

January – February 2001: Set Designer Benedictions, The Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Charlotte, NC.

 

February 2001: Costume Designer, Off the Map, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

March – April 2001: Set Designer, Much Ado About Nothing, Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, VA.

 

April 2001: Set Designer, School for Scandal, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

April 2001: Lighting Designer, Spring Dance Concert, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

Wayne-Thomas, Mary

 

Book review, “Shirts and Men’s Haberdashery: 1840s to 1920s.” Costume Research Journal (Fall 2000).

 

August 2000: Set designer, Hamlet, Ring Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

October 2000: Set designer, Lysistrata, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

April 2001: Costume designer, School for Scandal, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

April 2001: Lighting designer, Spring Dance Concert, MainStage Theatre, Wake Forest University.

 

“Renaissance Angel Wings: Mad Forest Angel Wings Construction Technique.” Costume Research Journal, volume xii, no. 4 (Spring 2001): 17.

 

II. Papers and Presentations

 

Christman, Jonathan

 

Panel: “Designer & Technical Director Relationship.” Southeastern Theatre Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 14-17 March 2001.

 

Poster Session: Education Commission “Production Poster Design Project Vectorworks Tutorial.” United States Institute of Theatre Technology National Conference, Long Beach, CA, 21-24 March 2001.

 

Panel: Technical Direction Commission, “Designer & Technical Director Relationship”, United States Tutorial.” United States Institute of Theatre Technology National Conference, Long Beach, CA, 21-24 March 2001.

 

Curry, Jane Kathleen

 

Paper: (with Gendrich, Cynthia) “Solo Performers, Identity, and the First Year Seminar” as part of “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Theatre in the Freshman Seminar.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Washington, DC, 2-5 August 2000.

 

Chaired Panel: “Perspectival Shifts: New Paradigms of Class Consciousness, Scenic Framing, and French Theory.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Washington, DC, 2-5 August 2000.

 

Paper: “John Guare’s Historical Cycle” as part of panel “American Playwrights: Revision and Adaptation.” Southeastern Theatre Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, 15-17 March 2001.

 

Gendrich, Cynthia

 

Paper: (with Curry, Jane Kathleen) “Solo Performers, Identity, and the First Year Seminar.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference, Washington, DC, 2-5 August 2000.

 

White paper for Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference mentoring bodies.  (A substantial research project detailing current and potential mentoring practices in theatre in higher education, and proposing ATHE’s “next steps” toward an institutionalized mentoring system.)

 

Huff, Helen

Paper: “Women and the Benefit: Constructions and Representations of Gendered Communities” Southeastern Theatre Conference 2001 (Embodying True Men and Women in the 19th Century Theatre), Randolph-Macon College, Lynchburg, VA, 9-11 March 2001.

 

Paper: “Examining Everything: The Interrelationship and Impact of Theory and Cultural Studies on Theatre History.” American Society of Theatre Research Conference, New York, 15-17 November 2000.

 

 

Lucas, Nina

 

Presenter: American College Dance Festival Association Southeast Region, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 7-10 March 2001.

 

Ludwig, Frank

 

Coordinator: Student Portfolio Review Program set design area, United States Institute of Theatre Technology National Conference, Long Beach, CA, 21-24 March 2001.

 

Panel: “The Genie is out of the Bottle.” United States Institute of Theatre Technology National Conference, Long Beach, CA, 21-24 March 2001.

 

Invited respondent: Young Designer’s Forum, United States Institute of Theatre Technology National Conference, Long Beach, CA, 21-24 March 2001.

 

Wayne-Thomas, Mary

 

Workshop presenter: “Transformations through Theatrical Makeup.” Family Day, Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, 21 April 2001.

 

Exhibit: “Rendering with the Computer.” presentation/workshop United States Institute of Theatre Technology National Conference, Long Beach, CA, 21-24 March 2001.

 

Session assistant: “Natural Dyes for the Theatre.” United States Institute of Theatre Technology National Conference, Long Beach, CA, 21-24 March 2001.

 

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

 

Christman, Jonathan

 

Architectural Program for New Theater building

 

Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, one-day consultation

 

Curry, Jane Kathleen

 

Focus Group Representative Elect, Theatre History Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education

 

Board member, American Theatre and Drama Society

 

Davis, Brook

 

Professional advisor/director for Emerging Artist Grant recipient Mary Gettys Bass, Catawba County, NC.

 

Gendrich, Cynthia

 

Editorial board (third-level, “expert” reader on voice and feminist theatre studies, not mast-head member), Theatre Topics

 

Wisconsin Writer’s Council playwriting judge for annual playwriting competition.

 

Huff, Helen

On-line Editor, The International Bibliography of Theatre, published by Theatre Research Data Center, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, 1998 and 99 vols.

 

Wayne-Thomas, Mary

Makeup artist for CNN Network, Presidential Debate, Wake Forest University, October 2000.

 

IV.  External Grants Received