Designers on Design is a series of webinars on design in theatre. Organized by UW-Green Bay Theatre & Dance, and supported by OISTAT, this series is host by Assistant Prof. Dinesh Yadav. Started on April 23, 2020, every Saturday, Yadav brings one designer from across the world to discuss her/his works, ideas, process or teaching of design in theatre.
Saturday June 20, 2020 Webinar Description:
Presenter: Deepan Sivaraman (India)
“This presentation will take you through my theatre language and the challenges I have faced in the process of establishing a language of visual theatre in a country where theatre is predominately textual and proscenium based.”
Deepan Sivaraman is a theatre director and scenographer based in Delhi. He is known for making large scale open air visual theatre in temporary built spaces. He showed his works worldwide and presently he is the Dean of School of Culture and Creative Expressions Ambedkar University Delhi.
The coronavirus is affecting the 54th season of Theatre on the Bay and its associated University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Children’s Theatre. Seven titles had been listed at the close of last season. They are on hold.
Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Coronavirus: Marinette campus-community theater adjusting | WFRV
The University of Wisconsin System announced the selection of the 2021–2022 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program participants. Among them was UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Dinesh Yadav (Theatre) and Associate Prof. Jessica Van Slooten (English).
The program provides UW faculty and teaching academic staff a unique opportunity to collaborate with other exceptional teachers from across the UW System and from various disciplines. In addition to discussing influential literature, participants are guided through systematic research focused on improving student learning through a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project, the 20th year of using this format.
Program participants come from all of the System’s 13 universities with the exception of UW-Madison, and with one participant from UW Extended Campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the year-long program that usually begins in May will be postponed until Spring 2021. These 26 interdisciplinary faculty and lecturers, however, will meet this summer in an interim online Community of Practice, which will include a review of online instruction amid the pandemic.
The program and summer session will be co-directed and facilitated by Heather Pelzel, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at UW-Whitewater, and Alison Staudinger, Associate Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Political Science at UW-Green Bay. Both are alumni of the program.
The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program is one of three programs offered by the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID). OPID supports UW System’s 13 Centers for Teaching and Learning in fostering a culture of teaching and learning excellence in Wisconsin. Together they offer professional development programs that ensure student learning in face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments. Fay Akindes is OPID Director.
All three of OPID’s programs – Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning, Faculty College, and Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars – have been postponed until Spring 2021.
The 2021–2022 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars are:
- Amy Lane, UW Extended Campus, Instructional Design
- Bryan Brown, UW-Eau Claire, Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Matt Evans, UW-Eau Claire, Physics and Astronomy
- Dinesh Yadav, UW-Green Bay, Theatre
- Jessica Van Slooten, UW-Green Bay, English, Writing Foundations, Women’s & Gender Studies
- Hongying Xu, UW-La Crosse, Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Pedagogy
- Rebekah Fowler, UW-La Crosse, Literature
- Ali Gattoni, UW-Milwaukee, Communication
- Sarah Riforgiate, UW-Milwaukee, Communication
- Ashay Desai, UW Oshkosh, Management
- Don Hones, UW Oshkosh, Second Language Education/Multicultural Education
- Ekundayo Akinlade, UW-Parkside, Management and Human Resources
- Misti Bradford, UW-Parkside, Costume Design
- Andrey Ivanov, UW-Platteville, History
- Chelsea Lancelle, UW-Platteville, Geology
- Tyler Ostergaard, UW-Platteville, Art History
- Bidhan Roy, UW-Platteville, Mechanical Engineering
- Desiree Wiesen-Martin, UW-River Falls, Criminology
- Greg Kerkvliet, UW-River Falls, Rhetoric and Composition
- Steven Johnson , UW-Stevens Point, Physical Therapy
- Keith Gilland, UW-Stout, Ecology/Environmental Science
- Leni Marshall, UW-Stout, Composition, Literature, and Intercultural Agility
- Nicholle Schuelke, UW-Superior, Education
- Praopan Pratoomchat, UW-Superior, Economics
- Ken Brosky, UW-Whitewater, English
- Nadine Kriska, UW-Whitewater, Biology
To encourage diversity in the live event design community, Live Design International (LDI), in partnership with TSDCA and USITT, announces the second annual Pat MacKay Diversity In Design Scholarships for undergraduate students. To support the underrepresented and unique voices in the field of entertainment, this scholarship is funded by LDI and awards $5,000 per student.
Students enrolled in lighting design, digital media and projection design, and sound design programs on an undergraduate level, as well as high school seniors who have already been accepted to an undergraduate college or university design program, are eligible to apply online for the $5,000 scholarship. Applications are due on June 4, 2020.
The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus virtual performance of “The Importance of Being Earnest” and UW-Green Bay’s virtual production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2” were featured as virtual performances for the community to see.
Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Coronavirus: Three campus, community play projects presented
Critic Warren Gerds writes about the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Theatre’s production of “Big Fish: The Musical.” Gerds writes, “Commitment to telling the unusual story shows up all over this production, which taps into the players’ desire to perform.” More via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Big Fish: The Musical’ fanciful in Manitowoc | wearegreenbay.
“Students from Treehouse Theater in Manitowoc won a national Freddie G Excellence in Ensemble Work Award and earned other recognition at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta, which was held Jan. 17-19 at The Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.” The Treehouse Theater routinely hold performances on the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. The group’s schedule of events can be found here. Read more about their recent win via Manitowoc Treehouse Theater students win national award at Junior Theater Festival Atlanta | Herald Times Reporter.
UW-Green Bay alumna Amanda Scholz ’12 (Theatre and Arts Management) recently opened a gift shop in Brown Deer, Wis. The gift shop opened in Nov. 2019, just down the street from her childhood home. More via A Brown Deer native just opened a gift shop featuring local artists down the street from where she grew up | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
UW-Green Bay Associate Lecturer Alan Kopischke (Theatre), who recently directed Julius Caesar for UW-Green Bay, is performing in Third Avenue Playhouse’s The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. “Kopischke, the sole actor in the show, brings to life the inhabitants of a colorful seaside town as they awaken to the beauty of being different,” reads the Door County Pulse article.
Catch the remaining performances of “Julius Caesar,” presented by UW-Green Bay Theatre, on Thursday-Saturday, May 2-May 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre located in Theatre Hall. This is a vigorous staging of Shakespeare’s uncompromising look at the failures of both the leaders and the citizenry in a time of crisis. Learn more and get tickets.