Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/american/public_html/includes/db_functions.php on line 3
Research | Teach & Learn | American Shakespeare Center

Mary Baldwin MFA

MLITT/MFA 2014 Thesis Project Festival
Sunday, February 23, 5:30-7:45pm,
Monday, February 24: 12:00pm-8:30pm
Presented by Mary Baldwin College’s MLitt/MFA program in Shakespeare and Performance in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center

Blackfriars Playhouse
The public is cordially invited to join MBC graduate students for an entertaining and enlightening festival of creative research and performance at the Blackfriars Playhouse. The festival will include twenty-six Master of Letters and Master of Fine Arts presentations across five sessions, combining scholarship and stagecraft to explore the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Presented by Mary Baldwin College’s MLitt/MFA program in Shakespeare and Performance in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center. Admission is free and seating is open to the general public.

Schedule of Events
MFA Thesis Project Festival: 
Sunday, Feb. 23: 5:30 pm:
Riley Steiner: “To Find the Mind's Construction: Masks in Macbeth”
Celi Oliveto: “Challenging Social Gender Typing through Performance” 
Jessica Schiermeister: "'If it were made for man, 'twas made for me': Faustus Re-Gendered and an Exploration of the A-Text."
Julia Nelson: “Early Modern Staging Conditions and Improvisation in the A-Text of Dr. Faustus”
Dane Leasure: “Playing Mephistophilis through Special Effects”
Kelly Elliott: “The Insatiate Countess as Sexual Satire”6:30 pm

: ***Break***

6:45 pm:
Cyndi Kimmel: “Mujeres Varoniles: Female Agency in Performance”
Charlene V. Smith: “Aural Identification in Richard II”
Rebecca Hodder: “Costume as Identity in Richard II”
Mary Beth Geppert: “The Collaborative Rogue Company Model”
Stephanie Howieson: “The Demons of Faustus, the Witches of Macbeth”
Melissa Huggins: “Translating Original Practices into the Spanish Golden Age: Costuming Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna for the Blackfriars Stage

MLItt Thesis Project Festival: 
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014:
12:00: Stephan Pietrowski: “Getting Dirt On-Stage: Shakespeare's Gardens”
12:30: Arlynda Boyer: “Plague, Playing, and Publication: A New Narrative”
1:00: David Loehr: “Shakespeare's Theatrical References”
1:30: Sarah Martin: “Reconstructing the History Play”
2:00-2:30 Tea Break
2:30: Rebecca Wright: “Infants as Characters: An Investigation of Babies Onstage"
3:00: Ashley Pierce: "‘Two genders both alike in dignity’: The Re-Gendering of three of Shakespeare's Villains.”
3:30: Clare von Rueden: “The Moral of the Story: Medieval Morality Plays and Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale”
4:00: Nora Manca: “Shakespeare Walks into a Bar"
4:30: Nicola Collett: “But One Only Man: Masculinity in Julius Caesar”
5:00-6:00 Dinner Break
6:00: Sarah Blackwell: “Turning Sonnet: Performing Lyric Poetry”
6:30: Scott Campbell: “Selling Imagined Dearth on the New Early Modern Stage”
7:00: Amy Grubbs: “Rogues, Vagabonds, and Common Players: The Interaction of Late Elizabethan Theatre Companies with the Unsettled of London.”
7:30: Mara Sherman: “Theatrical Spinach”8:00: Emma Patrick: “’There’s a double meaning in that’: An examination of thematic doubling in Shakespeare’s works”


2017 Renaissance Season