Scholarship

"This is My Texas": Land Ownership and the Mythos of the American Southwest in Michael John LaChiusa's Giant and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Texas Theatre Journal, 2018
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Institutional Racism?: Producing The Wiz in Hostile Territory
Theatre/Practice, 2018
Review: The Musical Theatre of Stephen Schwartz: From Godspell to Wicked and Beyond by Paul Laird
 
Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, 2015
Conference Participation

2019 “Round Table: Introduction to Graduate Studies in a Shifting Field: Scholarship, Practice, Pedagogy,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Orlando, FL. (forthcoming)

2019 “Round Table: Never Trust Technology You Cannot Do Without: How Innovation Will Change the Way We Experience Theatre,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Orlando, FL. (forthcoming)

 

2018 “Round Table: A Servant of Two Masters: Selecting an Academic Theatre Season that Satisfies Student, Faculty, and Audience Needs,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Boston, MA.

 

2018 “‘Another National Anthem’: Musical Theatre, Neurology, and Revolution in US/American National Identity,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Boston, MA.

 

2018 “‘Another National Anthem’: Musical Theatre, Neurology, and Turning Points for US/American National Identity” Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC), Theatre History Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.

 

2017 “This is Your Brain on Musical Theatre: Examining Othered Bodies through Affective Neuroscience and the Performativity of Music in The Scottsboro Boys” American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Atlanta, GA.

 

2017 “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Institutional Racism?: Producing The Wiz in Hostile Territory” Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC), Practice/Production Symposium, Houston, TX.

 

2017 “‘This is My Texas’: Using Michael John LaChiusa’s Giant to Destabilize the Mythos of the American Southwest in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!” Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC), Articles in Progress Workshop, Houston, TX.

 

2016 “After [a] Weill: The Gestic Potential of Music in Kurt Weill’s Johnny Johnson and its Legacy in US/American Political Music Theatre” American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Minneapolis, MN.

 

2016 “Queering the Music: Using Fun Home to Challenge Heteronormativity on the Broadway Stage” Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC), Theatre History Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

 

2016 “Men At War: Using Kurt Weill’s Johnny Johnson to Re-humanize the Enemy” Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC), Articles in Progress Workshop, Minneapolis, MN.

 

2015 “Decolonizing the Canon: Using Michael John LaChiusa’s Giant to Deconstruct the Mythos of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!” Comparative Drama Conference (CDC), Baltimore, MD.

 

2015 “Blackface/White Audience: Historicizing and Critiquing the White Gaze in Minstrelsy and Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys” Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC), Theatre History Symposium, Kansas City, MO.

 

2014 “‘This is My Texas’: Disillusionment and the American West in Michael John LaChiusa’s Musical Giant” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Scottsdale, AZ. Panel Coordinator.

 

2012 “An Afro-Futurist Retelling of the Slave Era: The Science (Fiction) of Eugenics in Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed,” Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Raleigh, NC.