Fall and winter creative activity by doctoral faculty and students

Doctoral candidate Geoffrey Douglas directed Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegal for the Thalian Blackfriars and a staged reading of Savage Conversations, a work in progress by noted Choctaw playwright LeAnne Howe, Eidson Distinguished Professor of English at UGA. The reading was sponsored by the Eidson Foundation and performed at Hendershots in Athens, GA. Doctoral student Billy Flood performed in both of these productions, and Dr. Marla Carlson performed in Savage Conversations.

Doctoral student Joelle Ré Arp-Dunham directed Mrs. Packard by Emily Mann for the University Theatre as part of her continuing research into ways in which the cognitive sciences may lead to new pedagogical strategies in directing and acting and the effect they may have on the respective theoretical discourses. Joelle also played the role of Deborah Patterson in a staged reading of a new play by Bowen Craig, The Winterboro Ladies Auxiliary Club's Sexiest Meeting to Date , produced by the Georgia Fine Arts Academy; and played the role of Housewife in “Horror Pack,” a commercial produced by Dominar Films in Athens GA.

Doctoral student Seth Wilson performed in the University Theatre’s production of You Can’t Take it With You.

Doctoral student Jean Young served as dramaturg and digital imaging specialist for the University Theatre's production of Fires in the Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith, directed by Dr. David Saltz.