FRIDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER

2:00 PM    Graduate Student Writing Workshop                  Blewett Conference Room, Gaylord 16

6:00 PM    Dinner and First Keynote Address                                                                               Pan d’Olive


This is Not a Broadway Body
STACY WOLF, Princeton University

SATURDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER

9:00 – 10:30 AM    Session 1: Characters’ Bodies                                 Music Classroom Building 102
     Chair: Caleb T. Boyd


“Sumpin’ Wrong Inside Him”: Issues of Eugenics and Disability in Adapting Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
ANDREW TUBBS, The University of Iowa

The Absent Broadway Body: Michael Bennett’s Scandal
VIRGINIA ANDERSON, Connecticut College

“Here She Is, World!”: Locating the Aging Female Body in Gypsy
MICHAEL EVANS KINNEY, Stanford University

10:30 – 11 AM    Break with Coffee and Tea

11 AM – 12:30 PM    Session 2: Nontraditional Bodies on Stage   Music Classroom Building 102
      Chair: Ashley Pribyl


Vivienne Segal and the Spectacle of Age on Stage
JULIANNE LINDBERG, The University of Nevada, Reno

I Know They’re Kids But They’re Awesome!”: The Virtuosic Spectacle of Child Prodigies in Billy Elliot and School of Rock
CURTIS RUSSELL, CUNY

Embodiment, Cultural Memory, and the Performance of History
ELISSA HARBERT, DePauw University

12:30 – 1:30 PM    Lunch                                                                                                                     Blewett Patio

1:30 PM    Second Keynote Address                                                            Music Classroom Building 102


Disability Musical Theater: Dramaturgy, Performance, Access, and Accommodation
JAMES LEVE, Northern Arizona University

3:00 PM    Break with Coffee and Tea

3:30 – 5:00 PM    Session 3: Revivals                                                          Music Classroom Building 102
Chair: Daniel Fister


Reviving Shuffle Along: Embodiment and the Haunting of Race
JOANNA DEE DAS, Washington University in St. Louis

Can I Remember How This Song and Dance Began?: Memory and Embodiment in the Broadway Revivals of Sweet Charity
BRYAN M. VANDEVENDER, Bucknell University

A Real Fat Girl”: Fat Stigma and Re-Casting Effie
RYAN DONOVAN, CUNY

5:00 – 6:00 PM          Break

6:00 PM          Closing Reception                                                                                                    Blewett Patio