RE-WORKING THE CANON: FEMALE PLAYWRIGHTS AND THE 'ONE PLAY AT A TIME' INITIATIVE
RE-WORKING THE CANON: FEMALE PLAYWRIGHTS
AND THE 'ONE PLAY AT A TIME' INITIATIVE
August 14, 2016
ATHE CONFERENCE 2016, Palmer House Hotel in Chicago
Co-sponsored by the Women and Theater Program and the American Theater and Drama Society, History Matters/Back to the Future hosted an academic session that brought together scholars and practitioners who endeavor to re-work the male-dominated theatrical canon prevalent in university classrooms by sharing best practices (including lesson plans, class activities, and assignments) for engaging students in historic women's plays. This session offered a unique opportunity for dialogue between the bodies of work created by historic women playwrights and the ongoing work of contemporary female scholars to include these plays in theatrical canon of higher education.
- Anna Andes, Susquehanna University
- Cheryl Black, University of Missouri
- Jessica Silsby Brater, University of New Haven
- Chrystyna Dail, Ithaca College
- Laura Lodewyck, North Central College
- Ann Muse, Hendrix College
The session was coordinated by Megan Hammer Stahl Graduate Student, Tufts University and Amanda Feldman, Program Coordinator, History Matters/Back to the Future.