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The Art Of Promotion: An Exploration Of Public Relations And Dance, Shannon Cleary May 2019

The Art Of Promotion: An Exploration Of Public Relations And Dance, Shannon Cleary

Honors Projects

This PR proposal is a guideline that can be successfully implemented into the BGSU Dance Program’s promotional efforts, specifically publicizing the annual Winter Dance Concert. Through inventive social and multi-media efforts, innovative collaboration with community and campus partners, and interactive updates to the Dance Program promotional efforts, this campaign will target and reach BGSU students, faculty and staff, Wood County community members, prospective BGSU students, local media and K-12 students in Wood and Lucas County. This proposal will mold a declining program into a thriving and engaging dance environment at BGSU. The implications for the field of dance and ...


The Art Of Promotion: An Exploration Of Public Relations And Dance, Shannon Cleary May 2019

The Art Of Promotion: An Exploration Of Public Relations And Dance, Shannon Cleary

Honors Projects

This PR proposal is a guideline that can be successfully implemented into the BGSU Dance Program’s promotional efforts, specifically publicizing the annual Winter Dance Concert. Through inventive social and multi-media efforts, innovative collaboration with community and campus partners, and interactive updates to the Dance Program promotional efforts, this campaign will target and reach BGSU students, faculty and staff, Wood County community members, prospective BGSU students, local media and K-12 students in Wood and Lucas County. This proposal will mold a declining program into a thriving and engaging dance environment at BGSU.The implications for the field of dance and ...


Female Empowerment In Classical Spanish Theatre, Sarah Gielink, Johanna Adrian Burr Apr 2019

Female Empowerment In Classical Spanish Theatre, Sarah Gielink, Johanna Adrian Burr

Student Symposium

Last spring, after reading Golden Age plays in our Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture course, Adrian Burr and I became interested in the role women played in these stories. Within the Spanish comedia, women are relegated to two stock roles, the “dama” (lady), or the “criada” (maid), while men are able to play a much wider variation of roles. Classical Spanish works by playwrights such as Lope de Vega, Miguel de Cervantes, and Pedro Calderón de la Barca are still produced today, just as English-speakers still revive Shakespearean works. We became curious about how modern directors and theatre practitioners ...


Cultural Arts Access For Children With Disabilities Via Sensory Friendly Theater, Caroline Umeda Apr 2019

Cultural Arts Access For Children With Disabilities Via Sensory Friendly Theater, Caroline Umeda

Occupational Therapy | Faculty Conference Presentations

This qualitative study investigated parent and organization experiences of a sensory friendly theater program. I will report key findings including meaningful and capacity building experiences of parents of children with disabilities and theater staff. This research illustrated the potential of sensory friendly theater and organization-level occupational therapy consultation to promote community participation at population levels and build organizational capacity in the access realm.


Performing Arts And Performance Anxiety, Jacklyn Sue Bascomb Jan 2019

Performing Arts And Performance Anxiety, Jacklyn Sue Bascomb

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Background: Performing arts are a broad view of a range of human activities that occur in front of an audience with the attempt to express human experience and emotion. Performing artists consist of dancers, instrumental musicians, vocal musicians, and drama/comedy or theater/actors. Actors and instrumental musicians participate in tremendous training to provide the emotional story they deliver. Multiple factors contribute to mental and physical stress experienced by a performer. Performance anxiety results from a performer’s fear of an adverse reaction or evaluation of their performance. Performance anxiety can be debilitating with negative effects on a performer’s ...


Maine Center For The Arts (University Of Maine) Records, 1986-2009, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2019

Maine Center For The Arts (University Of Maine) Records, 1986-2009, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids

The opening and dedication of the Maine Center for the Arts located on the University of Maine campus was September 20, 1986. The Center contains 62,000 square feet of space and includes the Hutchins Concert Hall with 1628 seats and the Hudson Museum. In 2007, the Center was renamed the Collins Center for the Arts following a gift from donors Richard R. and Anne A. Collins.


Promoting Interdisciplinarity: Its Purpose And Practice In Arts Programming, Shannon Farrow Mcneely, Denise Gillman, Danielle Hartman Jan 2018

Promoting Interdisciplinarity: Its Purpose And Practice In Arts Programming, Shannon Farrow Mcneely, Denise Gillman, Danielle Hartman

English, Linguistics, and Communication

Each discipline provides education and society with a unique perspective of the world, yet independently, disciplines can only go so far when attempting to address our greatest challenges. To go beyond the limits of the discipline, one must employ interdisciplinary approaches, which include being driven by complex questions, seeking collaboration from multiple disciplines, and integrating their understandings by finding common ground. The arts create an amazing opportunity for interdisciplinary exploration and development with other disciplines which benefits arts leaders and educators, students and departments in higher education, and the local community. This article seeks to explore interdisciplinarity and its benefits ...


Uno Website Cfam Uno Theatre Productions, Uno College Of Communication, Fine Arts And Media Jan 2016

Uno Website Cfam Uno Theatre Productions, Uno College Of Communication, Fine Arts And Media

Student Support

UNO Theatre productions are presented by our talented students and faculty from the UNO Department of Theatre. Each season typically features one musical or Shakespeare production .


Improving Reading Fluency Of Elementary Students With Learning Disabilities Through Reader's Theater, Tami S. Schoen-Dowgiewicz Jan 2016

Improving Reading Fluency Of Elementary Students With Learning Disabilities Through Reader's Theater, Tami S. Schoen-Dowgiewicz

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Elementary teachers in a school district in a western state expressed concerns about the reading achievement of students with disabilities (SWDs). SWDs were not developing decoding, comprehension, and fluency skills to become proficient readers. Without mastering these skills, SWDs will experience diminished academic attainment in their school career. To address this problem, teachers in elementary learning centers (LCs) within the district implemented Reader's Theater (RT), an evidenced-based reading approach that incorporates repeated readings using drama-based activities. The purpose of this qualitative bounded case study was to explore elementary LC teachers' use and implementation of RT to improve reading performance ...


Outside The 'Big 4': Inception And Growth Of Independent Artistes And Institutions, Seshan Ramaswami Jul 2015

Outside The 'Big 4': Inception And Growth Of Independent Artistes And Institutions, Seshan Ramaswami

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

No abstract provided.


An Actor's Process, Regina M Morones May 2015

An Actor's Process, Regina M Morones

Theses and Dissertations

My artistic process as an actor is ever changing--always in flux and adjusting to the needs and dominant rhythms of the character and imaginary world of the play. While there may be some overlap, every role is different from the next role and therefore the artistic process serves to help the actor find a way into the life of the character. Actor training in movement, voice, and acting technique provides me with a variety of tools to choose from when developing a character for performance. My artistic process is the exploration and play that goes into picking and choosing which ...


A Director's Mash-Up Of She Stoops To Conquer Or The Mistakes Of A Night By Oliver Goldsmith, Kristin Clippard May 2013

A Director's Mash-Up Of She Stoops To Conquer Or The Mistakes Of A Night By Oliver Goldsmith, Kristin Clippard

Theses and Dissertations

Kristin Clippard's MFA Thesis Project: A Director's Mash-up of She Stoops to Conquer or the Mistakes of a Night by Oliver Goldsmith


Copyright's Creative Hierarchy In The Performing Arts, Michael Carroll May 2012

Copyright's Creative Hierarchy In The Performing Arts, Michael Carroll

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

Copyright law grants authors certain rights of creative control over their works. This Article argues that these right of creative control are too strong when applied to the performing arts because they fail to take account of the mutual dependence between writers and performers to fully realize the work in performance. This failure is particularly problematic in cases in which the author of a source work, such as a play or a choreographic work, imposes content-based restrictions on how a third party may render the work in performance. This Article then explores how Congress might craft a statutory license to ...


Copyright's Creative Hierarchy In The Performing Arts, Michael W. Carroll May 2012

Copyright's Creative Hierarchy In The Performing Arts, Michael W. Carroll

Michael W. Carroll

Copyright law grants authors certain rights of creative control over their works. This Article argues that these right of creative control are too strong when applied to the performing arts because they fail to take account of the mutual dependence between writers and performers to fully realize the work in performance. This failure is particularly problematic in cases in which the author of a source work, such as a play or a choreographic work, imposes content-based restrictions on how a third party may render the work in performance. This Article then explores how Congress might craft a statutory license to ...


A Turn Of The Century Lady, Grace Delahanty May 2011

A Turn Of The Century Lady, Grace Delahanty

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The aim of this project is to explore the life of a turn of the century lady. In order to do so I first must examine the environment in which she would live, the social and historical framework that she lives within. This is a period of rapid social and political change especially in the lives of women. The ―New Woman‖ emerges rapidly gaining more independence through her active lifestyle. Carrie Burnam Taylor is one of these women. As one of the first female business owners in the Bowling Green area, she overcame economic and geographical challenges in addition to ...


The Courage To Speak Out, Michelle M. Evans Jul 2010

The Courage To Speak Out, Michelle M. Evans

Michelle Evans

The Wilin Centre’s Courageous Conversations National Talking circle was held in April 2009, and its focus was on the Indigenous performing arts. Ten individuals were asked to present a courageous conversation, as a matter of public record, about the state of the nation’s Indigenous performing arts and training sectors. The brief prepared by Wilin for these artists and arts leaders asked them to present their experiences, ideas for the future, and challenges and opportunities for the sector and for training Indigenous artists.


Review Of Creating Frames: Contemporary Indigenous Theatre By Maryrose Casey, Michelle Evans May 2005

Review Of Creating Frames: Contemporary Indigenous Theatre By Maryrose Casey, Michelle Evans

Michelle Evans

Casey has written this collection of stories/memories using a critical framework of contested social memory. Her accounts throughout the book are based on individual interviews with many of the founding members of Australia’s Indigenous theatre scene. This qualitative approach and framework remains subject to contestation based on the memories of the practitioners. And in fact, this book exemplifies the lack of documentation of Indigenous theatre.


Fata Morgana, Erin Rogers Jan 2001

Fata Morgana, Erin Rogers

Senior Scholar Papers

Fora Morgana began as Traveling Light in April, 2000, a Senior Scholars project exploring the performing arts of dance and poetry. I wanted to combine these two an forms into an interdisciplinary research project and, ultimately, a full-length dance work for a production incorporating set design, sound design, costume design, and lighting. During the months following the project's conception, I began to focus the background research on Arthurian literature and legend.


My Fair Lady, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department May 1970

My Fair Lady, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

1969-1970 Season

My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady. The original Broadway, London and film versions all starred Rex Harrison.

My Fair Lady. (2017, July 10). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:22, September 1, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=My_Fair_Lady&oldid=789985734


The Prince And The Pauper, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department Nov 1969

The Prince And The Pauper, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

1969-1970 Season

The Prince and the Pauper tells the tale of two boys who trade clothing one afternoon and, as a result, they trade lives as well. After many adventures, matters are set right again, with one of the boys resuming his rightful, royal position and the other boy accepting a position that recognizes his innate intelligence and good heartedness.

https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/p/the-prince-and-the-pauper/book-summary


Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department Oct 1969

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

1969-1970 Season

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams. One of Williams's best-known works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the "plantation home in the Mississippi Delta" of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon, the play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy's family, primarily between his son Brick and Maggie the "Cat", Brick's wife.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof features motifs such as social mores, greed, superficiality, mendacity, decay, sexual desire, repression and death. Dialogue throughout is often rendered phonetically ...


Thurber Carnival, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department Jul 1969

Thurber Carnival, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

1969 Summer Theatre

A Thurber Carnival is a revue by James Thurber, adapted by the author from his stories, cartoons and casuals (humorous short pieces), nearly all of which originally appeared in The New Yorker. It was directed by Burgess Meredith. Following a six city tryout, during which Thurber continued to rewrite the show, it premiered on Broadway on February 26, 1960, and ran for 223 performances, with a break from June 25 to September 5. It closed on November 26, 1960. The title is similar to that of The Thurber Carnival (1945), Thurber's most successful collection of stories and drawings.

A ...


Bus Stop, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department Jun 1969

Bus Stop, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

1969 Summer Theatre

Bus Stop takes place inside "a street-corner restaurant in a small Kansas town about thirty miles west of Kansas City." Due to icy conditions, an inter-state bus is forced to stop for the night. One by one, the bus passengers are introduced, each with their own quirks and conflicts.

https://www.thoughtco.com/bus-stop-a-comedy-william-inge-2713669


The Music Man, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department May 1969

The Music Man, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

1968-1969 Season

The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to the naïve Iowa townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. Harold is no musician, however, and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall ...


A Man For All Seasons, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department Mar 1969

A Man For All Seasons, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

1968-1969 Season

A Man For All Seasons is a play by Robert Bolt based on the life of Sir Thomas More. An early form of the play had been written for BBC Radio in 1954, and a one-hour live television version starring Bernard Hepton was produced in 1957 by the BBC, but after Bolt's success with The Flowering Cherry, he reworked it for the stage.

The plot is based on the true story of Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Chancellor of England, who refused to endorse King Henry VIII's wish to divorce his wife Catherine of Aragon, who did not ...


The Subject Was Roses, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department Jan 1969

The Subject Was Roses, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

1968-1969 Season

Timmy Cleary returns home from his service during World War II. While he seems to vindicate himself in his father's eyes for surviving the war, his drinking and cursing disturb his mother. Though his parents, John and Nettie, seem to be happy, the peace proves to be a facade. Soon old emotional wounds and unresolved marital problems resurface. Caught in the middle, Timmy feels responsible for their squabbling, but can see no way to resolve their problems.

The Subject Was Roses. (2016, October 30). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:46, September 1, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia ...


Peter Pan, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department Dec 1968

Peter Pan, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

1968-1969 Season

Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A free spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland.

Peter Pan. (2017, August 30). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:33, September 1, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Peter_Pan&oldid=798044874


The Glass Menagerie, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department Mar 1961

The Glass Menagerie, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

1960-1961 Season

The Glass Menagerie opened in New York City at the Playhouse Theatre on March 31, 1945, and closed after 563 performances.

Thomas Lanier (Tennessee) Williams was born in 1914 in Columbus, Mississippi, the son of a traveling shoe salesman and an Episcopal clergyman's daughter. At the age of 13 his family moved to St. Louis and it was here that his sister Rose began a collection of glass animals. After failing out of the University of Missouri, he attended the State University of Iowa, studying play writing under E.C.Mabie. During the early 1940's he wrote many ...


Squaring The Circle, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department Feb 1959

Squaring The Circle, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

1958-1959 Season

A hilarious Comedy from Soviet Russia about two mismated couples who are obliged to live in a single room because of the acute housing shortage. Each of the girls turns her half of the room into a symbol of her own mind. On one side is the Spartan bareness of an earnest Communist; on the other, the comforts of the bourgeois. But the husbands do not feel at ease in their halves, each hankering for the woman and atmosphere on the other side. This basic story, with incidents that make it one continuous laugh, is not without its serious implications ...


Oklahoma!, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department Oct 1958

Oklahoma!, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

1958-1959 Season

Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. The musical is set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie.

The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. It was a box-office smash and ran for an unprecedented 2,212 performances. Oklahoma!. (2017, April 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:06, May 23, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia ...