SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

"'I Am Involved in a Catastrophe...': Discrimination and Isolation in Broadway Theater During the Early Years of the AIDS Epidemic"

Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Virtual. 2021. 

"Performing BRCA: The Oncology and Representation of Genetic Mutation"

Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Virtual. 2020. 

“Prophylactic Performance: Eva Moon's The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes at FORCE 2018"

American Society for Theatre Research, Arlington, VA. 2019.

"Theatrical Benefits as Early Interventions in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic"

HIV/AIDS: Then and Now, a World Conference on HIV, Culture and Memory.

Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. 2019. 

 

"Nostalgia on Central Park West: The Assembled Parties, Mothers and Sons, and AIDS on the 21st Century Broadway Stage"

Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Orlando. 2019

“At the Intersection of Theaters: Women, Broadway and Science in the Early AIDS Epidemic”

American Society for Theatre Research, Atlanta, GA. 2017.

“A Spectacle Lost: Michael Bennett’s Scandal”

Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Las Vegas, NV. 2017.

“‘Something Bad is Happening’: Falsettos and the Unspoken Record of the AIDS Epidemic”

American Society for Theatre Research, Minneapolis, MN. 2016.

“On Either Side of Angels: Depicting AIDS on Broadway”

American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) for the Comparative Drama Conference. 2016.

“Before Broadway Cared: Theatrical Benefits as Early Interventions in HIV/AIDS”

American Society for Theatre Research, Portland, OR. 2015.

“Documenting an Epidemic: Teaching Performance and Social History Through Cultural Ephemera”

American Society for Theatre Research, Baltimore, MD. 2014.

“Theater and Culture in the Digital Age”

Theatre History Focus Group/Theatre as a Liberal Art Pre-Conference

Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Scottsdale, AZ. 2014.

“Broadway Cares? AIDS, Broadway, and the Formation of Local and Global Communities”

American Society for Theatre Research, Dallas, TX. 2013.

 

"Undermined Activism? The New AIDS Crisis in America and Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart”

New England Theatre Conference, Natick, MA. 2013.

“Twenty-Six Years to Broadway: The Normal Heart and the New AIDS Crisis in America”

Performance Studies International, Stanford, CA. 2013.

                                                                           

“Of Emotion and Memory: Challenges of an Oral History of the AIDS Epidemic”                 

American Society for Theatre Research, Nashville, TN. 2012.

                                                                                           

“‘We’re Engaged!’ Standing on Ceremony: Local and National Conversations”                    

Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Washington, DC. 2012.                                   

 

“Seeking ‘Perennial Youth’: The Wild Animal Act as Popular Entertainment”                                  

American Society for Theatre Research, Montreal, Québec. 2011.

                 

“Teaching the AIDS Epidemic Through Theatre and Film”                                                    

Comparative Drama Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 2011.

 

“Broadway Bares Over Time: The Embodiment of an Epidemic”                                           

American Society for Theatre Research, Seattle, WA. 2010.

 

“The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later – Perspectives on Media, Social Change, and a National Theatre”

Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Los Angeles, CA. 2010.

 

“Plagues and Performance: Broadway Bares as Danse Macabre”                                            

Comparative Drama Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 2010.                                              

 

“The Privileged Clinic: Memory and Fantasy During the Early Years of the AIDS Epidemic”            

American Society for Theatre Research, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2009.

            

“How Broadway Has Cared: The AIDS Epidemic and the Great White Way”                          

Association for Theatre in Higher Education, New York, NY. 2009.

 

“Broadway Bares as Danse Macabre”                                                                                     

American Society for Theatre Research, Boston, MA, 2008.

 

“Historicizing AIDS Through the American Musical”                                                            

The American Musical on Stage and Screen: Historical Perspectives, Los Angeles, CA. 2007.

“Documentation or Distortion? The Device of Reality in American AIDS Theatre”       

Association for Theatre in Higher Education, New Orleans, LA. 2007.                                   

 

“Clyde Beatty: An American Hero? The Wild Animal Trainer, the Circus, and the Cult of Celebrity”

Popular Culture/American Culture Association, Boston, MA. 2007.

 

“Desired Contagion: Epidemiology and International AIDS Theatre”

American Society for Theatre Research, Chicago, IL. 2006.

 

“‘You Hip to Buffalo?’: The Hidden Heritage of Black Theatre in Western New York”  

Black Theatre Network, Louisville, KY. 2006.

 

“‘Quiet on the Surface’: Chekhov in Ireland, 1995-2004”                                                

Festival of Original Theatre, Toronto, Ontario. 2006.

 

“Laughing in the Face of Death: Carnivalesque Theatre of the AIDS Crisis”                     

International Federation for Theatre Research, Takoma Park, MD. 2005.

“HUMANITARIAN AID(S): Theatre as Cultural Response to HIV/AIDS in China”

American Society for Theatre Research, Toronto, Ontario. 2005.

“A Place in Theatre History for the Extended Audience: An Iconographic Analysis of Advertisements for Theatre Responding to AIDS”

American Society for Theatre Research, Toronto, Ontario. 2005.