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In this edition, Sarah, Pannill, and Harvey discuss Bess Rowen's article about affective stage directions in the new Theatre Journal, Noe Montez's recent report on job market statistics, and the prospect of a digital model for a major conference in our field. We also talk about the ASTR 2018 conference jeopardy.

Here are links to some of the things we talk about in this edition:

  • Bess Rowen’s article “Undigested Reading: Rethinking Stage Directions Through Affect”

  • Noe Montez’s address to the 4th Symposium of Doctoral Programs in TAPS

  • Laura Levin and Marlis Schweitzer’s anthology, Performance Studies in Canada

  • Brian Herrera’s #theatreclique roundup with links to tributes to Ntozake Shange and María Irene Fornés

  • Phil Burgers’ short film, The Passage

026

The co-hosts discuss the virtues and drawbacks of peer review, the NTLive streaming presentation of Julie, directed by Carrie Cracknell, and the ethics of training undergraduate students for the arts in today's job market. 

Links to a few of the things we discuss in this edition:

  • Mieke Bal’s essay, “Let’s Abolish the Peer Review System”

  • Info on the NTLive presentation of Julie, the new adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie

  • The 2004 New York Times article, “The Julliard Effect: Ten Years Later”

  • Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo’s book, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship

025

Sarah, Pannill, and Harvey discuss Amelia Jones' article on the conceptual body in the new TDR, the first part of the Goodman Theatre's stage adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's 2666, and advice for graduate students starting this fall. 

Links to some of the things we discuss on this episode:

  • Amelia Jones’ article, “Encountering: The Conceptual Body, or, a Theory of When, Where, and How Art ‘Means’”

  • The free stream of the Goodman Theatre’s production of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666

  • Kyla Tompkins twitter essay for first generation graduate students

  • #theatreclique

  • Mel Gordon’s NYT obituary

  • Geostorm

024

From ATHE in Boston, our first live recording in front of an audience! Sarah and Pannill are joined by guest co-host Kareem Khubchandani to talk about Patricia Ybarra's book, Latinx Theater in the Times of Neoliberalism, and the ATHE 2018 conference itself. Plus, Harvey joins in as we share stories of our professional failures, and of course, our drafts. Note: this recording ends abruptly before the Q and A, which will be released separately later...

Here are links to some of the things mentioned on this episode:

023

In this end-of-year edition, Sarah, Pannill, and Harvey talk about the Black Performance and Reproduction section in the new TDR, apps for theatre audiences, and NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Here are links to some of the things we discuss in this episode:

  • The Spring 2018 edition of TDR
  • American Theatre magazine's article about the GalaPro app
  • NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert stream

 

 

 

022

Sarah, Harvey, and Pannill talk about Derek Miller's 2016 article, Average Broadway, Jesse Green's controversial Brief History of Gay Theater essay in the New York Times Style Mag, and TAPS gateway classes.

Here are links to some of the things we discuss in this episode:

021

Harvey, Sarah, and Pannill talk about the 2018 Olympics with Walter Byongsok Chon, plus Adrienne Kennedy's new play, and notable retirements in theatre and performance studies.

Here are links to some of the things we talk about on this edition:

  • Walter Byongsok Chon's South Korea vertical on The Theatre Times
  • The playbill for Adrienne Kennedy's He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box featuring an interview with Kennedy by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
  • Brown TAPS announcement concerning full tuition support for the Brown/Trinity MFA 

020

Harvey is back, and the co-hosts talk about patriarchy in theatre departments, the Contemporary Performance network, and Sarah Wilbur's article about the NEA in the latest edition of TDR.

Here are links to some of the things we talk about in this edition:

019

Paige McGinley joins Sarah and Pannill for a special Holiday Season edition of On TAP. We talk about conservative theatre, Kate Elswit's book Theatre & Dance, and Okwui Okpokwasili's performance piece Bronx Gothic, which we watched via ontheboards.tv

Links to some of the things we talk about on this edition:

  • American Theatre magazine's article on "conservative theatre"
  • Kate Elswit's book Theatre & Dance
  • Okwui Okpokwasili's performance piece Bronx Gothic, presented by ontheboards.tv

018

In this edition, Sarah, Pannill, and Harvey discuss the status of the Indiana University PhD program in theatre and drama, video games and theatre and performance studies, and ASTR 2017 in Atlanta.

Links to some of the things we talk about in this edition:

  • Indiana University's student paper article on the closure of the PhD program in theatre & drama. 
  • Clara Fernández-Vara's article about video games as performance.
  • Daniel Sack's on-line journal, Imagined Theatres.
  • Miriam Felton-Dansky's book, Viral Performance
  • A Rolling Stone article on the mixed-reality game, Bad News