My Biography

Articles written about Amy Seham
New Haven Arts, 1989, p. 5
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The Free Press, Wed. Sept. 26, 2001. "No Laughing Matter".
Part 1
New Haven Register, Sun. Dec. 11, 1983. "Shakespeare as it should - and shouldn't - be done".
Part 1 2
Chicago Reader, Sept.1, 2000. "Scene Stealers".
Part 1 2 3

Amy Seham was the co-founder and artistic director of Performance Studio, an independent theatre in New Haven, Connecticut specializing in interactive theatre, original scripts and cabarets. Performance Studio also sponsored a series of improvisation workshops, a long-running improv-comedy troupe, original children’s theatre and large outdoor productions of Free Shakespeare on the Green. Her book, Whose Improv Is It Anyway?, published in 2001 by the University Press of Mississippi, traces the history of improv-comedy in Chicago. Ms. Seham is currently Assistant Professor of Theatre at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, where she teaches acting, directing and playwriting, and directs two plays or musicals each year. She earned a BA in Theatre and English from Wesleyan University, an MFA in Theatre/Directing from Northwestern University, and a PhD in Theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CURRICULUM VITAE

AMY SEHAM

803 S. Fifth St. Department of Theatre and Dance
St. Peter, MN 56082 Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, MN 56082

507-931-8870 507-933-7460
email: aseham@gac.edu


EDUCATION:

1997 Ph.D. Theatre and Drama, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dissertation: "Chicago-Style Improv-Comedy: Race and Gender, Rhetoric and
Practice" (Awarded highest “Distinction” by Department of Theatre and Drama.) Director: Professor Sally Banes

1991-1993 Ph.D. coursework.
Department of Dramatic Art, University of California, Berkeley

1981 M.F.A. Theatre/Directing. Northwestern University

1979 B.A. Wesleyan University. (High Honors in Theatre, magna cum laude)

Other Training:
Theatre of the Oppressed. Advanced Rainbow of Desire and Joker Workshops with Augusto Boal. June 2003.

Company Of Women. Workshops in Voice, Shakespeare's Text and Psychology of Women and Girls. Kristin Linklater, Carol Gilligan. Summer 1992 and Jan. 1993.

New York University. Environmental Theatre Workshop (six weeks). Richard Schechner. Summer 1991.

Shakespeare and Company/ Tina Packer. Voice, Text, Movement. Summer 1990.


UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE TEACHING

1997-present Assistant Professor. Department of Theatre and Dance, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN.

Courses: Directing, Playwriting, Beginning Acting, Special Topics in Advanced Acting, Improv Incorporated (improv for business majors), Theatre Appreciation, World Theatre I, World Theatre II, Race and Gender Issues in Drama, Dramatic Theory, Theatre in Society, The American Musical, Issues in American Comedy Performance (First Term Seminar).

Directing projects: Tartuffe, Translations, Threepenny Opera, Macbeth, Mad Forest, Wonderful Town (musical), School for Scandal, The Tornado Project (co-creator/director of original performance piece,) Tiresias—the Musical (original musical), The Art of Dining, Joe Egg.

Advisor for student Theatre of the Oppressed troupe (I Am We Are). Directing/scripting coach for original shows on social issues, including annual first-year orientation performances (E Pluribus GAC) and additional projects such as Killing Time, No Means No!, Piecing Together Peace, and Taking Action.

1996-1997 Instructor. Madison Area Technical College. Course: Introduction to Theatre.

1996-1997 Teaching Assistant. Communication Arts Department, University of Wisconsin- Madison. Course: Introduction to Speech Composition. Writing and Public Speaking skills. Two sections each semester.

Fall 1995 Instructor/Director. Department of Theatre and Drama, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Process/Topics Seminar: Latino Theatre -- Ethnicity in Representation. Theory-based seminar culminated in a full production of The Guitarrón by Lynn Alvarez with multicultural cast and crew. Co-taught and directed with Anita Gonzalez.

1994-1995 Teaching Assistant. Department of Theatre and Drama, University of Wisconsin- Madison. Course: Introduction to Dramatic Arts. Four sections each semester.

Spring 1994 Guest Lecturer/Reader. Department of Theatre and Drama, University of Wisconsin- Madison. Course: World Drama and Theatre (Professor Phillip Zarrilli). Lectures on "Commedia dell'arte" and "Molière and Neoclassicism."

1992-93 GS Instructor. Department of Dramatic Art, University of California, Berkeley. Courses: Performance Techniques/ Improvisation for the Theatre and Introduction to Acting.

1987-1991 Adjunct Professor. Theatre Department, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. Courses: Introduction to Theatre (Survey Course) and Introduction to Performance (Acting Course).

Spring 1984 Lecturer. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Course: Women in Theatre.

Spring 1982 Lecturer. Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI. Course: Voice and Diction.

1980-81 Director of Playwrights' Workshop. Northwestern University.

PUBLICATIONS

Whose Improv Is It Anyway? Beyond Second City. University Press of Mississippi.
2001.

“Play Fair: Remodeling the Power Dynamic in Improv.” Accepted for inclusion in Feminist
Pedagogies of Theatre, ed. Elizabeth Armstrong and Kathryn Juhl. In press.

"Trailing the Roots of Improv." Chapter in The Book: An Actor's Guide to Chicago. Performink
Books, Ltd. 2002.

"Theatre." Entry for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories, Lorraine Code,
editor, 2000.

“New Director of Playwright Services.” Article for Subtext, Newsletter of the Playwrights’ Center

Review of Subversive Laughter by Ron Jenkins and Satiric Impersonations by Joel Schechter. The Drama Review #151, Fall, 1996.

"Had I Been Any God of Power." Theatre Insight. Vol. 5 No. 3, August, 1994.


PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS

“Documenting History: The Tornado Project.” Seminar. Accepted for ASTR Conference, November 2003.

"Embodied Theory in Educational Praxis." Roundtable discussion. ATHE Conference. July 2002.

"Play Fair: Remodeling the power dynamic in improv and interactive theatre." ATHE Conference. July 2002.

"Building Community through Improvisation." Theatre as a Liberal Art Collegium, ATHE Conference. July 2001.

“Releasing Your Inner Bad Girl.” Talk and workshop. Funny Woman Festival. Chicago, IL. 2001

"Unsinging Gender: Expanding actor and audience awareness of gender roles through a
new musical theatre project." ATHE Conference. August 2000.

"The making of Tiresias—the Musical — an original comedy about gender identity."
ATHE Conference. August 2000.

"The Role of the Advisor for a Student Theatre of the Oppressed Troupe." Pedagogy and
Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, June 2000.

"Twist of Fate: The Tornado Project." ATHE Conference. August 1999.

“Walk Like a Man: See Jane Improvise.” ATHE Conference. August 1998.

"Improvising Strategies Toward Diversity: Dramatic (and Comic) Interactions with New Voices in Chicago's Improv-Comedy Community." ATHE Conference. August 1997.

"Cyberspace Improvisations." ATHE Conference. August 1997.

"Testimony and Improvisation: Improvising Ourselves." Women and Theatre Conference, 1997.

"Improvising Alliances: Redrawing the Borderlines." ASTR Conference. November 1996.

"Playing Gender in Improv-Comedy." Theatre Research Symposium. University of Wisconsin-Madison. October 1996.

"Intercultural Collaborations: Bridging Communities with Latino Theatre Production." ATHE/AATE Conference. August 1996.

"Acts of Faith -- Final Thoughts." Women and Theatre Conference. August 1996.

"Improv-Comedy on Late Night: How Madonna Broke the Rules." Console-ing Passions Conference (Feminism and Television). April 1996.

"Improvisation in Black and White." Performance Studies Conference. March 1996.

"Improvising Race." Popular Culture Association. March 1996.

"Generations of Women in Improv-Comedy." Feminist Generations Conference. February 1996.

"Something Feminine Right Away: Second Bananas at Second City." ATHE Conference. August
1995.

"Play's the Thing: Gender Dynamics in Improvisational ComedySportz." Popular Culture Association. April 1995.

Directed conference presentation of Jane Chambers award-winning play, The Last Dinosaur. Women and Theatre. August 1994.

"Reno: The Body Politic." American Society for Theatre Research. November 1994.

"Shakespeare in the Classroom." Guest artist/lecturer for series of week-long seminars for high school teachers. Institute for Teaching and Learning/Connecticut Humanities Council and Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Summer 1987.

Amity Public School System. Guest lecturer for Teacher Enrichment Program. "Teaching Shakespeare." Spring 1986.

Educational Center for the Arts. New Haven, CT. "Acting Shakespeare." 1986-88.


PROFESSIONAL THEATRE EXPERIENCE

(See also, Professional Directing)

Summer 2003 Producer/Playwright/Director Wind-up Toys, a new play by Nathan Morse and Toy Boat by Amy Seham. Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Fall 2001 Dramaturg/Special Projects/Instructor. The Playwrights' Center. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Class: Theatrical Journalism. Improv Workshop and other projects.

Fall 2001 Guest Artist/Performer/Puppeteer. The Tree of Life Peace Pageant. In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre tour to the Dominican Republic.

Fall 2001 Consultant/Workshop leader for gender/race awareness in improvisation. The Second City. Toronto, Canada.

Summer 2001 Workshop Leader/Guest Artist at the Funny Woman Festival. Chicago, IL.

June 2001 Director and Artistic Consultant. Prisoner of Second Avenue. Woodland Theatre Company. Bradford, Pennsylvania.

January 1999 Migrant ImagiNations. Bandana Women. Collaborator/Performer/Narrator in original Dance-Theatre piece choreographed by Anita Gonzalez (founding member of Urban Bushwomen). University Settlement House. New York, NY.

1983-1991 Artistic Director. Performance Studio. An independent producing theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, presenting original plays, improvisational comedy, musicals, and innovative approaches to the classics. Also led workshops, taught classes in improvisation, acting, Shakespeare. Duties included fundraising, grant-writing, community relations, educational outreach. Reviews available on request.

1984-1988 Artistic Director. Free Shakespeare on the Green. A yearly summer festival producing large outdoor productions attended by thousands of spectators in New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut. Shows: Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Reviews available on request.

1981-82 Artistic Director. Jackson Civic Theatre. Professional director for full-year season of community theatre in Jackson, Michigan. Shows: On Golden Pond, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown., The Little Foxes., The Mikado., The Importance of Being Earnest., Picnic.

1976 Perry Street Theater. New York, NY. Assistant to the Producer.

See also Professional Directing, Professional Youth and Children's Theatre/Theatre in Education, and Professional Arts Administration listed in this CV.


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTING

July, 2003 Director. Wind-up Toys, a new play by Nathan Morse. Minneapolis Fringe Festival.

July 2002 Director. The Meeting of the Little Black Books. Hue Productions at The Mixed Blood Theatre. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

March 2002 Director. A Chat with Him and Her. Staged reading and development of new script by Mark Steven Jensen. Hothouse Festival of New Plays. The Playwrights' Center. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Prisoner of Second Avenue. Woodland Theatre Productions. Bradford, Pennsylvania. Summer, 2001

The Club. Zellerbach Summer Theatre Festival. Berkeley, CA. Summer 1993.

Lady from the Sea. Assistant Director to Sharon Ott. Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Berkeley, CA.
Spring 1993.

Museum . Zellerbach Summer Theatre Festival. Berkeley, CT. Summer 1992.

Thirteen Diaries. Compiled, wrote and directed. ArtSpace. New Haven, CT. 1991.

Take Joy -- Winter Solstice Revels. Co-wrote and directed. New Haven, CT. December, 1990.

Oops! I Forgot to Get Married. Wrote and directed. Women in the Arts Month featured presentation. Performance Studio. New Haven, CT. March/April, 1990.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Performance Studio. New Haven, CT. Jan-March, 1990.

Snazz 'n' Guffaw Improv-Comedy Troupe. Founder/director. New Haven, CT. Tours, workshops, weekly performances 1987-1990.

Café Déclassé . Interactive/environmental musical. Co-wrote and directed. Performance Studio. New Haven, CT. New versions: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1985. Productions also sponsored by First Night New Haven, 1987; First Night Stamford, 1987; the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, 1985.

Prom Night '64. Interactive/environmental musical. Co-wrote and directed. Performance Studio.
1989

A . . . My Name is Alice. Performance Studio. Women in the Arts Month featured presentation.
New Haven, CT. 1989.

Hair. Performance Studio. New Haven, CT. 1989.

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits. Adapted and directed. Performance Studio and touring New Haven
schools. 1989.

Wretched Garret I - IV. Interactive cabaret series presenting performance art, poetry, music,
literary and dramatic works-in-progress. Produced/directed. Performance Studio. New Haven, CT. Annually, 1985-1989.

Twelfth Night. Free Shakespeare on the Green. New Haven and Stamford, CT. Summer, 1988.

Cloud 9. Performance Studio. New Haven, CT. 1988.

Prom Night '63. Interactive/environmental musical. Co-wrote and directed. Performance Studio. New Haven, CT. 1988.

New Haven's 350th Birthday Celebration: The Opening Ceremonies. City of New Haven. New Haven, CT. Summer, 1987.

Romeo and Juliet. Free Shakespeare on the Green. New Haven and Stamford, CT. Summer, 1987.

Three Sisters. ArtSpace/Performance Studio. Women in the Arts Month featured presentation. March, 1987.

The Taming of the Shrew. Free Shakespeare on the Green. New Haven and Stamford, CT. Summer 1986.

Top Girls. ArtSpace/Performance Studio. Women in the Arts Month featured presentation. March, 1986

The Tempest. Free Shakespeare on the Green. New Haven, CT. Summer, 1985.

ConnQuest. A vaudeville/variety show. Co-writer and director. The Palace Theatre. New Haven,
CT. 1985-86.

A Midsummer Night's Dream. Free Shakespeare on the Green. New Haven, CT. Summer, 1984.

A Word to the Wise. World premiere. Performance Studio. New Haven, CT. 1984.

Measure for Measure. Performance Studio. New Haven, CT. 1983.

Thunderbuddies. World premiere. Performance Studio. New Haven, CT. 1983.

Tiresias, Man . . . Woman . . . Myth. Wrote and Directed. Stone Village Theatre. Jackson, MI. 1982.

I Take it Black. Original musical. Chicago Cultural Arts Festival. Chicago, IL. 1980.


GRANTS

Chosen as participant in Service Learning travel seminar to Guatemala. Bush Foundation grant.

Research, Scholarship and Creativity grants. Research for improv-comedy book (1999),
revision of original musical (2000), Research for American comedy book project (2001). Gustavus Adolphus College.

Chosen as participant in first IMLS National Leadership Grant summer workshop.
Gustavus Adolphus College. 2000.

Travel grants to support the presentation of scholarly papers at ATHE. Gustavus Adolphus
College. 1998-2003.

Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Wrote and received grants as artistic director of Performance
Studio theatre season. 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, and mini-grant to support first production of Free Shakespeare on the Green (A Midsummer Night's Dream). 1984.

New Haven Foundation. Wrote and received grants: direct and tour "Improvisation Workshops" to New Haven schools, 1989; special Young People's Matinees of Twelfth Night (1988), Romeo and Juliet (1987);The Taming of the Shrew (1986), Free Shakespeare on the Green. New Haven, CT. Wrote and received "Emerging Arts Organization" grant as artistic director of Performance Studio, 1985.

James A. MacDonald Foundation. Wrote and received grant to direct The Tempest. Free Shakespeare on the Green. New Haven, CT. 1985.

Connecticut Humanities Council. Grant for New Plays Series at Performance Studio. 1983-84.


AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS

“Distinction”—highest honor for dissertation excellence. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1997.

Fredric March Award for Excellence in Theatre Scholarship. University of Wisconsin-Madison.
1995.

Project Assistantship. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1995-96

Teaching Assistantships. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1994-95, 1996-97.

Hickman Fellowship. University of California-Berkeley. For graduate doctoral study. 1991-93.

Mark Goodson Prize for Creative Excellence in Dramatic Art. University of California- Berkeley. 1992.

Annual Arts Award. New Haven Arts Council. For outstanding contributions to the Arts in New Haven, CT. 1986.


PROFESSIONAL YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S THEATRE

Listening to Voices We Have Not Heard. Created and directed. The Women and Girls Project.
Oddfellows Playhouse. Middletown, CT. 1991.

Theatre for a New Audience, New York, NY. "Shakespeare through Performance for Teachers and Students." Spring 1990.

My Turn. Original award-winning student play. Young Connecticut Playwrights Competition Performance. Oddfellows Playhouse. Middletown, CT. 1990.

Lincoln School Presents. Original, student-generated short plays and variety show. Lincoln
High School. New Haven, CT. 1990.

MidWinter Dreams. Wrote and directed. ArtSpace. New Haven, CT. 1985.

Modern Miracles. Wrote and directed. Oddfellows Playhouse. Middletown, CT. Spring, 1985.

Aristophanes' The Birds. Adapted and directed. Oddfellows Playhouse. Middletown, CT. Summer, 1984.

Shakespeare Magicarnival. Adapted and directed. Oddfellows Playhouse. Middletown, CT. Summer, 1983.

The Wandering Beggar. Wrote and directed. Perry Street Theatre. New York, NY. Summer, 1979.


THEATRE IN EDUCATION

Guthrie Summer Conference Theatre Program. “Creating New Works: Playwriting and
Performing.” Taught workshop on “Docu-drama” in program for high school students. 2002.

Gustavus Academic Summer Outreach Program. "Beginning Acting/Improvisation Techniques"
1999-2001. Team taught with St. Peter high school teacher Scott Peterson.

Lincoln High School. New Haven, CT. "Theatre Techniques." 1991.

Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theatre. Workshops, classes, productions for children and
youth. 1983-1991.

Amity High School. Amity, CT. "Honors Theatre Study." 1986.

New Haven School System. New Haven, CT. "What is Theatre?" Workshops for all New Haven fifth grade classes. 1985.

Worthington Hooker School. New Haven, CT. "Science through the Arts" program for third-graders. Co-created with the students—The Revenge of the Bones and The Little Prince Visits the Planets. 1985.

Hammonassett School. Clinton, CT. "Improvisation Techniques." 1984.

Center for Creative Youth. Middletown, CT. "Radio and Theatre." 1983.


OTHER DIRECTING/PERFORMANCE

The Blind Venetian. Played lead role in staged reading of new play by Douglas Huff. 1998.

Murder and Mayhem. Founding member of professional improvisational murder-mystery troupe. Madison, Wisconsin. Numerous performances 1995-96.

The Guitarrón. Hemsley Theatre. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Multicultural process/topics seminar in Latino theatre, and full play production co-taught and directed with Anita Gonzalez. 1995.

One Night at Alta Bates. Wrote and directed. Zellerbach Studio Theatre. University of California-Berkeley. 1993.

Vinegar Tom. Durham Studio Theatre. University of California-Berkeley. 1992.

The Real Thing. Assistant Director to Professor Lorne Buchman. Zellerbach Theatre. University of California-Berkeley. 1992.

My Dinner with Alison. Wrote and directed. Zellerbach Studio Theatre. University of California-Berkeley. 1992.

MASTFOR. (Recreation of Russian Constructivist Theatre.) Assistant Director to Professor Mel Gordon. Zellerbach Theatre. University of California-Berkeley. 1991.

Professional director for Jackson Civic Theatre. Jackson, MI. 1981-82.

[Numerous other university productions.]


VIDEO/TELEVISION

Storer Cable Television. Co-produced video productions of Performance Studio original shows: Oops, I Forgot to Get Married, Prom Night '64 and Cafe Déclassé. Aired weekly 1989-1991.

"The Price of Prejudice." WTNH-8/ABC affiliate. Wrote and performed dramatizations for documentary on prejudice. Program nominated for national Emmy award. 1988.

"When Love Goes Wrong." WTNH-8/ABC affiliate. Wrote and performed dramatizations for documentary on domestic violence. Program nominated for regional Emmy award. 1987.

"This Week in Connecticut." WTNH-8/ABC. Guest speaker on Shakespearean productions. 1987.


PLAYWRITING

Toy Boat. Performed for the 2003 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Acadia Café, Minneapolis, MN.

Tiresias--the Musical. Public Reading. Playwrights Center, Minneapolis, MN. 2001.
Full Production. Gustavus Adolphus College, MN. 1999.

The Tornado Project. Anderson Theatre. Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota. 1999.

One Night at Alta Bates. Zellerbach Studio Theatre. University of California-Berkeley. 1993.

My Dinner with Alison. Zellerbach Studio Theatre. University of California-Berkeley. 1991.

Oops! I Forgot to Get Married. Women in the Arts Month featured presentation. Performance
Studio. New Haven, CT. March/April, 1990. Reading by Shakespeare and Company, 1991.

Tiresias, Man . . . Woman . . . Myth. Stone Village Theatre. Jackson, MI. 1982.

The Wandering Beggar. Perry Street Theatre. New York, NY. Summer, 1979.

See also -- Directing/Interactive musicals and cabarets, Workshop Productions and Children's Theatre for additional playwriting credits.

SERVICE

Chair, Lecture Series Committee, Gustavus Adolphus College. 1999 to present.

Member, Course Approval sub-committee to the Curriculum Committee, Gustavus Adolphus
College. 2002.

Diversity Representative on Faculty Searches. Library search (Spring 2000). English
department search (Fall 2000). Gustavus Adolphus College.

Member, Women's Studies Committee, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota. Active in
Faculty Development sub-committee ("Explorations"), Personnel committee.

Artistic Advisor and Coordinator of student Theatre of the Oppressed troupe, I Am We
Are. Coach and co-create at least two performances each year including E Pluribus GAC, for each first-year orientation session, and a show devised for the annual Building Bridges conference sponsored by the Diversity Center. 1997-present.

First Term Seminar —Training workshop and taught classes "Issues in American Comedy
Performance" and "The American Musical." Gustavus Adolphus College 1998, 2000.

Advisor for many Senior projects, independent projects, independent studies. Gustavus
Adolphus College 1997-present.

Guest lecturer for colleagues’ classes, including Professors Freiert, Baer, Carlson. Provided actors
for Education teacher-training classes.

"Shop Talk" on my research in gender and comedy. Gustavus Adolphus College. 2001.

Several lectures on theatre productions for Continuing Education groups. Workshop in
improvisation for Peer Assistants. 1998, 1999. Also hosted community auditors in Theatre Appreciation and Theatre and Society. Gustavus Adolphus College.

Gustavus Adolphus College Summer Theatre Workshops for high school students. 1999-2001.

Board of Directors. The Free Associates. Theatre and Improv-Comedy Troupe. Chicago, IL.
1995-99.

Co-creator/performer for pilot program of "Shakespeare in the Classroom." University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1994. Grant subsequently awarded for full program 1994-95.

Member of judges panel/director for Jane Chambers graduate student playwriting contest. Women
and Theatre program. 1994.

Facilitator for "Talkback" sessions following performances of The Lady from the Sea. Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Berkeley, California. 1993.

Member of judges panel. Young Connecticut Playwrights Competition. Oddfellows Children's Playhouse. 1986-1991.

Board of Directors. Oddfellows Playhouse. 1984-86.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

Theatre of the Oppressed/Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Popular Culture Association (PCA)

Women and Theatre Program (WTP)
REFERENCES

Professor Robert Gardner
Department of Theatre and Dance
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 College Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082

Office: 507-933-7352
Home: 507-931-6921
e-mail: rgardner@gac.edu


Norma Bowles
Artistic Director
Fringe Benefits Theatre
2669 1/4 Waverly Drive
Los Angeles, California 90039

Office: (323) 953-9036
e-mail: normabowles@earthlink.net


Professor Sally Banes
Theatre and Drama
6173 Vilas Communication Hall
821 University Ave.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706-1497

Office: 608-263-2329 or 262-1641
Home: 608-231-6907
e-mail: sbanes@theatre.wisc.edu

(Unfortunately, Dr. Banes has been very ill recently, and may not be available to talk.)

Beth Peterson, Artistic Associate
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN

Office: 612-721-2535
e-mail: bpuppetpeterson@hotmail.com

Professor Beth Cleary
Dramatic Arts and Dance Department
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Office: 612-696-6281
e-mail: cleary@macalester.edu



Professor Lawrence Levine
George Mason University and University of California-Berkeley
431 Boynton
Ave. Berkeley CA 94707.

e-mail: llevine1@gmu.edu


Professor John Rezmerski
Writer-in-Residence
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 College Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082

Home: 507-257-3491
e-mail: rez@gac.edu


Natalya Baldyga
Adjunct Professor of Theatre and Dance
Gustavus Adolphus College
2633 Garfield Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Home: 612-879-8346
e-mail: nbaldyga@gac.edu or nbaldyga@yahoo.com


Michael Lupu, Senior Dramaturg
The Guthrie Theatre
Minneapolis, MN

Home: 612-377-0657
Office: 612-347-1140


Carlo Cuesta, President
CreationInCommon
1797 Marshal Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

Office: 651-647-4443
Email: carlo@creationincommon.com


Professor Philip Auslander
School of Literature, Communication and Culture
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332

Office: 404-894-6208
e-mail: pa2@prism.gatech.edu

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