THEATER DEPARMENT
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES SUMMARY
FOR JULY 1, 1998 TO JUNE 30, 1999

 

I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

Andrews, Sharon

Directed MAD FOREST by Caryl Churchill for Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, February 1999.

Directed TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Winston-Salem Little Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, Spring, 1999.

Acted SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (Formal Reading), Trudy, Winston-Salem Little Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, Fall, 1998.

Adjudicated High School Auditions for Recruitment, North Carolina Theater Conference, Lenoir, NC, November 6-8, 1999.

Organized and facilitated Master Class, Claire Bloom, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, April 10, 1999.

Organized and facilitated New Faces Workshop, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, August 29, 1998.

Organized and facilitated SHAKESPEARE DAY FOR SCHOOLS, working with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth county Schools and Wake Forest University, Ring Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, January 1999.

Adjudicator for American College Theater Festival, East Tennessee State University, Murfeesboro, Tennessee February 20-21, 1999.

On-going Instructor of Acting, Winston-Salem Little Theater, Adult Acting Program, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Taught Two-Week "Intensive Arts: Actor’s Lab" for North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Film Making, Winston-Salem, NC, December 1998.

Audition Coach for ten students auditioning for graduate school and professional employment, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, Fall 1998- Spring, 1999.

Directed Reading of THE SOUL OF THE OBJECTS by Alfonso Armada for Year of Globilization and Diversity, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, Spring, 1999.

Thesis Production and Manuscript: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, MFA Directing Project, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, NC, July 1998.

Christman, Jonathan

Scenic Design: MAD FOREST, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, November 6-7 & 11-15, 1998

Lighting Design: THE MATCHMAKER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, September 25-26; September 30-October 4, 1998.

Lighting Design: Fall Faculty and Guest Artist Dance Concert, Mainstage, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, November 19-21, 1998

Lighting Design: MAD FOREST, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, November 6-7; November 11-15, 1998.

Lighting Design: HEDDA GABLER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, February 12-13; February 17-21, 1999.

Co-Lighting Design: CLOSER THAN EVER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, April 9-10; April 14-18, 1999.

Lighting Design: Spring Dance Concert, Mainstage, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, April 22-24, 1999.

Production Manager: Spanish Production by the University of Virginia, Ring Theater, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, April 12, 1999.

Production Manager: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, SHAKESPEARE DAY, Conference, Ring Theater, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, January 12, 1999.

Cordell, Fanchon

Choreographed for North Carolina School of the Arts, Fall Workshop, Winston-Salem, NC, Fall 1998.

Choreographed for North Carolina School of the Arts, Winter Workshop, Winston-Salem, NC, February, 1999.

Choreographed for North Carolina School of the Arts, Spring Workshop, Assisted Fernando Bujones with his Ballet.Winston-Salem, NC, Spring 1999.

Choreographed for the Wake Forest Dance Company’s Fall Concert, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, November 19-21, 1998.

Curry, Jane Kathleen

John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, (eds.). "Elizabeth Crocker Bowers" and "Sarah Crocker Conway" in American National Biography, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999

Richard Helfer and Glenn Loney, (eds.), 3 brief production summaries, Peter Brook: Oxford to Orghast. Australia: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1998.

Juror for National Conference, American Theater and Drama Society, February 1999.

Dramaturgy: MAD FOREST, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, November 6-7; November 11-15, 1998.

Dramaturgy: HEDDA GABLER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater,

Winston-Salem, NC, February 12-13; February 17-21, 1999.

Davis, Brook

Dissertation defended: "Constance D’Arcy Mackay, Director, Teacher and Scholar. Inspiring Women and Children Through Amateur Theater." University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, December 1998.

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Director: CHILDREN’S HOUR, Theater Alliance, Winston-Salem, NC, October 1998.

Performer (Voice): TRU, Collective Theater Company, Winston-Salem, NC, November 1998.

Acting/Vocal Coach: HEDDA GABLER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, February 12-13; February 17-21, 1999.

Director: GODSPELL, Knollwood Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC, March 1999.

Adjudicator: Secondary Theater Competition, Southeastern Theater Conference, Greensboro, NC, March 3-7, 1999.

College Representative: High School Junior Auditions, North Carolina Theater Conference, Lenoir, NC, November 6-8, 1998.

Friedenberg, John. E. R.

Director, HEDDA GABLER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC., February 12-13; February 17-21, 1999.

Producer, THE MATCHMAKER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, September 25-26; September 30-October 4, 1998.

Producer, MAD FOREST, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, November 6-7; November 11-15, 1998.

Producer, CLOSER THAN EVER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, April 9-10; April 14-18, 1999.

Gendrich, Cynthia

Production review of HOUSE/LIGHTS. Theater Journal, October 1998, pp. 380-83.

Director: CLOSER THAN EVER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, April 9-10; April 14-18, 1999.

Director: THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (Staged Reading), Little Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, February 1999.

Acting Coach: THE MATCHMAKER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, September 25-26; September 30-October 4, 1998.

Featured Performer: THE SOULS OF THE OBJECTS, Ring Theater, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, February 1999.

Actor: TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. Filmed in McAllen and San Antonio, Texas, Summer 1998.

Lucas, Nina M.

Choreographer: Audition Choreographer for CLOSER THAN EVER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, Spring 1999.

Submitted a proposal for presentation at the AAHPERD/National Dance Association to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, April 20-24, 1999. Title of paper: "An Indepth at the Art of Performing."

Director/Producer: Fall Faculty/Guest Artist Concert presented the following new work entitled: "Hunting and Nightbird," Mainstage Wake Forest University, November 19-21, 1998.

Director/Producer: Spring Dance Concert, presented the following new works entitled: "Phrase Study" and "Hunting and Nightbird," Mainstage, Wake Forest University, April 22-24, 1999.

Payne, Darwin R.

Scene Designer: THE MATCHMAKER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, September 25-26; September 30-October 4, 1998.

Scene Designer: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, Fall, 1998.

Edit and maintain WEB site for Instruction and Research on Scenographic Design.

Shapiro, Brantly

Directed and Produced: NUTCRACKER for Community Ballet, Wake Forest University, Brendle Hall, Winston-Salem, NC, December 1998.

Directed and Produced: Final Class Demonstration for Community Ballet, Wake Forest University, Brendle Hall, Winston-Salem, NC, May 1999.

Wayne-Thomas, Mary

Photos and renderings of my designs to be featured in Theater: Its Art and Craft, 4th Edition, by Stephen Archer, Cynthia Gendrich, and Woodrow Hood, Collegiate Press, 1999.

Exhibit: Costume Design for TARTUFFE, USITT-SE Master Class, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfeesboro, Tennessee, September 11-12, 1998.

Set Design: CLOSER THAN EVER, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, April 9-10; April 14-18, 1999.

Costume Craftsperson: MAD FOREST, Mainstage, Wake Forest University, November6-7; November 11-15, 1998.

Costume Coordinator: COWBOYS 2, 14TH Street Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia, January 1999.

Wolfe, Donald H.

"Friedman Embraces the ‘Real’ in Live Theater," Southern Theater, XXXIX, 3. 14-15, 17.

"Garner Credits SETC for Georgia Shakespeare’s Success," pending publication.

Southern Theater, Summer 1999.

Director: THE MATCHMAKER by Thornton Wilder, Mainstage, Wake Forest University Theater, Winston-Salem, NC, September 25-26; September 30-

October 4, 1998.

Chairman, Planning Committee "Thornton Wilder’s Legacy," a 2-day symposium featuring scholars and Wilder family members. Those participating include A. Tappan Wilder, Robin Wilder, Penelope Niven, Barbara Hogenson, and David Finkle.


II. Papers and Presentations

Andrews, Sharon

Paper: "Nell Gwyn: A Cinderella Story, Southeastern Theater Conference, Greensboro, NC, March 4-6, 1999

Curry, Jane Kathleen

Paper: "A Man’s World or Isn’t It?: Rachel Crothers’ Revised Endings." Association for Theater in Higher Education, San Antonio, Texas, August 12-15, 1998.

Chair/Organizer: "Theater History Debut Panel." Association for Theater in Higher Education, San Antonio, Texas, August 12-15, 1998.

Gendrich, Cynthia M.

Paper: "Revamping the Singer: Exploring the Potential for Women’s Roles in Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle." Southeastern Theater Conference, NC, March 4-6, 1999.

Lucas, Nina M.

Presenter: Mid-Atlantic Regional, American College Dance Festival, Frostburg State University, March 24-28, 1999. Adjudicated: "Hunting & Nightbird."

Taught: Beginning Intermediate Modern Dance Technique.

Wayne-Thomas, Mary R.

Presenter: "Costume Crafts of the Santa Fe Opera," United States Institute for Theater Technology Costume Symposium, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 25, 1998.

Panelist: Camellias and Magnolias: Perspectives on La Traviata Opera Symposium with Piedmont Opera and Wake Forest Department of Music, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, October 3, 1998.

Presenter: "Construction of Mad Forest Wings," Juried Poster Session, United States Institute for Theater Technology Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 25, 1999.

Wolfe, Donald H.

Presided: "Thornton Wilder’s Legacy," Featuring A. Tappan Wilder (nephew) and Penelope Niven (biographer), 1999 Southeastern Theater Conference Convention, Greensboro, NC, March 4-7, 1999.



III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

Christman, Jonathan

Co-Chair and Planner of United States Institute for Theater Technology/Southeast, Master Class. Host: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, September 10-11, 1999.

Curry, Jane Kathleen

Chair and Conference Planner, Theater History Focus Group of the Association for Theater in Higher Education. 1998-1999.

Wayne-Thomas, Mary R.

Co-Chair and Planner of United States Institute for Theater Technology Master Class to be held at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, September 10-11, 1999.

Consultant and Makeup Artist for the 8th Annual Physician Assistant Satellite Comprehensive Review at Bowman Gray Campus, Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center, October 5-7, 1998.

Wolfe, Donald H.

Member, Past Presidents Committee, North Carolina Theater Conference

Member, Past Presidents Committee, Southeastern Theater Conference.

Co-Chair, Convention Restructuring Committee, Southeastern Theater Conference.

Member, Finance Committee, Southeastern Theater Conference.

 

IV. External Grants Received