Conference Schedule, 2013

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Friday, November 15

1:00pm:  Opening Remarks and Introduction of SIPC Attendees

2:15pm:  PANEL – Shakespeare Inside: “Come, let’s away to prison!”

Moderator: Curt L. Tofteland Founding Director of Shakespeare Behind Bars (KY and MI)
Laura Bates Indiana State University
Lesley Schisgall Currier Marin Shakespeare Company/San Quentin State Prison
Tauriq Jenkins Independent Theatre Movement of South Africa
Johnny Stallings Open Hearts Open Minds (Portland, OR)/Three Rivers Correctional Institute

 

4:00pm:  PANEL – Educating the Heart and Mind in Juvenile Corrections

Moderator:  Jill Leslie Rosenbaum California State University at Fullerton
Christy Burgess Robinson Community Learning Center/University of Notre Dame
Kevin Coleman Shakespeare & Company/Shakespeare in the Courts
Zoe Parsigian University of Michigan/Prison Creative Arts Project
Josie Whittlesey Drama Club/Rehabilitation through the Arts/Sing Sing Correctional Facility

 

7:00pm:  SCREENING of Shakespeare Behind Bars followed by Q&A with Curt Tofteland

(Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center - University of Notre Dame)

 

Saturday, November 16

8:30am:  PANEL – Theatre Practice in Prison:  Strategies for Engagement

Moderator:  Tom Magill Founder of the Educational Shakespeare Company
Bridget Keehan University of South Wales (Cardiff)/WIPN
Ashley Lucas University of Michigan/Prison Creative Arts Project
Kate Powers Rehabilitation through the Arts/Sing Sing Correctional Facility
Sabra Williams The Actor’s Gang (Los Angeles, CA)

 

10:15am:  PANEL – Punishment Interrupted:  Prison Arts as Critical Sites for Women’s Activism Behind Bars

Moderator: Curt L. Tofteland Founding Director of Shakespeare Behind Bars
Buzz Alexander University of Michigan/Prison Creative Arts Project
Lisa Biggs Michigan State University
Sherrin Fitzer Logan Correctional Center (Illinois)
Frannie Shepherd-Bates Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company (Detroit, MI)/Huron Valley Correctional Facility

 

12:45pm:  PANEL – Boal & Shakespeare in Prison

Moderator:  Elizabeth Charlebois St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Brent Blair University of Southern California
Rob Pensalfini University of Queensland/Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble
Jonathan Shailor University of Wisconsin-Parkside/Shakespeare Prison Project
Agnes Wilcox Prison Performing Arts (St. Louis, MO)

 

3:00pm:  SCREENING of Mickey B followed by Q&A with Tom Magill

(Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center - University of Notre Dame)

 

6:00pm:  DINNER and Closing Remarks (“Where do we go from here?”)

(Morris Inn - University of Notre Dame)

 

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, CONFERENCE EVENTS OCCURED IN THE PHILBIN STUDIO THEATRE OF THE DEBARTOLO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME.