Circular Library

SCHOLARSHIP

 

Research, Publications, and Presentations

ARTICLES

  • "Coming Out at the Caffe Cino: Emancipation from the Dramatic Closet in Lanford Wilson's The Madness of Lady Bright." Public Theaters and Theatre Publics, edited by Robert Shimko and Sara Freeman, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, pp. 176-185.

DISSERTATION

  • "Coming Out at the Caffe Cino: Toward a Re/visioning of Homosexual Stage Representation."

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Lanford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, and Poems, edited by David A. Crespy. Theatre History Studies, vol. 38, 2019, pp. 220-22.

  • Critical Lives: Tennessee Williams, by Paul Ibell. Theatre History Studies, vol. 37, 2018, pp. 329-31.

  • Theatre & Photography, by Joel Anderson. Texas Theatre Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, 2016, pp. 100-02.

  • The Afterlife of Ophelia, edited by Kaara L. Peterson and Deanne Williams. Texas Theatre Journal, vol. 9, no. 1,  2013, pp. 122-24.

  • Tender Fires: The Spiritual Promise of Sexuality, by Fran Ferder and John Heagle, Ecumenica, A Journal of Theatre and Performance, vol. 2, no. 2, 2009, pp. 109-10.

  • Theatres of Independence: Drama, Theory, and Urban Performance in India since 1947, by Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker. Modern Drama, vol. 49, no. 4, 2006, pp. 541-43.

CONFERENCE & INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • "Queering Character at the Caffe Cino: Reimagining Gender in the Camp Performances of H.M. Koutoukas." Mid-America Theatre Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2020.

  • "Caffe Cino: The emergence of Off-Off-Broadway and the struggle to preserve a 'free theatre' aesthetic." Mid-America Theatre Conference, Cleveland, OH, March 2019.

  • "Closets? What does this have to do with closets?: The problem of the hidden homosexual in Doric Wilson's Now She Dances!" Mid-America Theatre Conference, Houston, TX, March 2017.

  • "Gay Theatre in the Twentieth Century: 1927-1968." Invited Lecturer, IDIS Queer Studies, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, May 2016.

  • "Sex Is Between Two People: Variety and Opportunity at the Gay Baths." Mid-America Theatre Conference, Minneapolis, MN, March 2016.

  • "The Caffe Cino Project: Recreating an American Cultural Landmark." Mid-America Theatre Conference, Kansas City, MO, March 2015.

  • "Re/visioning Homosexual Stage Characters: From the Wales Padlock Act to the Caffe Cino." Mid-America Theatre Conference, Cleveland, OH, March 2014.

  • "Coming Out at the Caffe Cino: A Turning Point in Gay Stage Visibility." Fridays at Four, Faculty Research Presentation, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, October 2013.

  • "Queer Culture and Society: Identity and Sexuality in the American Theatre." Invited Lecturer, IDIS: 20th Century Queer, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, May 2013.

  • "Sustainability in the Arts: Creating and Producing Sustainable Theatre." Forum to celebrate Earth Month, Office of Sustainability, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, April 2013.

  • "Exaggerating the Myth: Camp Performance at the Caffe Cino in H.M. Koutoukas's Medea, or Maybe the Stars May Understand." Mid-America Theatre Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 2013.

  • "Gay and Lesbian Sensibilities in the Arts." Invited Lecturer, Gender and Women's Studies: Gay and Lesbian Identities, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, November 2012.

  • "The 'Pass-the-Hat Theatre Circuit': Working fr Pittance Off-Off-Broadway." Mid-America Theatre Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2012.

  • "Caffe Cino: A Landmark of American Gay Theatre." Mid-America Theatre Conference, Minneapolis, MN, March 2011.

  • "Coming Out at the Caffe Cino: Staging Lanford Wilson's The Madness of Lady Bright." Mid-America Theatre Conference, Cleveland, OH, March 2010.

  • "'I don't really know the procedures': Sexual Codes and the Elimination of Class in 1960s Gay Bathhouses." Mid-America Theatre Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2009.

  • "Freeing the Animal Within: Dismantling 'The Day of Resurrection' in Ibsen's When We Dead Awaken." Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Associations Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2009.

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • Cartier Faculty Excellence Award, Knox College, 2017

  • Faculty Research Grants, Knox College, 2013 thru 2019

  • Philip Green Wright - Lombard College Award for Distinguished TeachingKnox College, 2012

  • Career Enhancement Grant, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2012

  • Conference Travel Grants, Knox College, 2010-2019

  • Research Travel Grant, Department of Theatre and Drama, Indiana University, 2008 & 2009

  • Research Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, 2008

  • Hubert C. Heffner Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Theatre, Indiana University, 2006

  • 1st Place Director of Region III Drama Championship Team, Salt Lake City, 2001 & 2002

  • 2nd Place Director of State Drama Championship Team, Salt Lake City, 2001

  • Outstanding Directing Award (Best Play), UHSAA, Salt Lake City, 2001

  • Outstanding Directing Award (Best Play), UHSAA, West Valley City, 2000

  • Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year, Brigham Young University, 1997