Conference Presentations

2018

 “Preaching the Word, Arousing the Flock: Theatrics in the Preaching of Charles Grandison Finney.” Preaching as Performance Conference. Collectif d’Anthropologie et d’Histoire du Spirituel et des Affects (CAHSA). Calgary, Alberta.

 

“Harriet Beecher Stowe’s The Christian Slave and the Appropriation of ‘Secular’ Performance by Nineteenth-Century Evangelicals.”Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Boston, MA. 

 

“On the Stage, but not of the Stage: Exploring Evangelical Appropriation of Secular Theatre in Antebellum America with Harriet Beecher Stowe’s The Christian Slave.” Indiana University Religious Studies Graduate Student Conference. Bloomington, IN. 

2017

“Perfecting Human Behavior with Non-Human Bodies: Walt Disney’s Audio-Animatronic and the Search for Utopia.” American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). Atlanta, GA. 

 

"Religiosity, Spectacle, and The Magic Kingdom: The Appropriation of 'Disney Magic' as a Theatrical 'Spiritual' Experience." Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Las Vegas, NV. 

“High-Heeled Shoes and Bongo Drums: Ritual as a Dramatic Convention in Harold Pinter’s The Lover.” Comparative Drama Conference. Orlando, FL. 

 

“Reclaiming Tradition: Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana as Evidence for ‘Modern’ Drama in 20th-Century India.” Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University (ART@IU) Graduate Symposium. Bloomington, IN. 

 

“Directing Interdisciplinarily: Calderón de la Barca’s Life is a Dream.” Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University (ART@IU) Graduate Symposium. Bloomington, IN.

 

“Faith and the LGBTQ Theatre Community.” (Invited Panelist) Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). Lexington, KY. 

 

“Theatrical Censorship: Should My Faith Draw the Line?” Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). Lexington, KY. 

2016               

“Transforming the Gospels: McNally’s Corpus Christi and the Debunking of Evangelical Dogma.” American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). Minneapolis, MN.

 

“Celebrating the Sacred Through the Secular With Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Chicago, IL.

 

“La Vida Es Sueño, Calderón de la Barca: Life is a Dream Project.” Florida Cervantes Symposium. Miami, FL.

 

“Problematic Portrayals: Tensions in Portraying Underrepresented Identities.” Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). Greensboro, NC.

 

“Real Talk on Censorship: Should My Faith Draw the Line?”  Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). Greensboro, NC.

 

2015            

“It Is a Small World, After All: Walt Disney as an American Avant-Garde Artist.” Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference (MPCA/ACA). Cincinnati, OH.

 

“Theatrical Censorship: Should My Faith Draw the Line?” Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). Chattanooga, TN. 

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