Dr. Susan Kattwinkel
Associate Professor Phone: (843) 953-8218
Department of Theatre email: firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Charleston http://kattwinkels.people.cofc.edu
- PhD - University of Texas at Austin - Theatre History and Criticism - 1997
- MA - Emerson College - Performing Arts, Concentration in Directing -1990
- BA - College of William and Mary - Theatre and Speech - 1988
Director of the First-Year Experience, College of Charleston, 2007-2011
Associate Professor of Theatre at the College of Charleston, 2004 - present
Assistant Professor of Theatre at the College of Charleston, 1998 - 2004
Adjunct Professor at Allegheny College, 1997
- Courses taught at the College: Theatre History and Literature 1 and 2, Feminist Theatre, American Theatre History, Script Analysis, Spoleto, Dramaturgy, Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Acting 1, Stage Management, Introduction to Theatre, Introduction to Theatre - Learning Community variations, FYSM - Theatre and Ethical Choice
In the Honors College: Western Civilization 1, Politics and Theatre in the 20th Century, Performance Studies
I teach many of these courses using computer technology as a significant teaching and learning aid. Online course materials for both present and past courses can be found at my web site
Acting for Business Professionals and Improvisation - Meadville Council on the Arts. November 1995.
- Courses taught: Acting 1, Oral Interpretation, Stage Management and Improvisation Master Classes
Teaching Assistant to Dr. John Brokaw at UT-Austin. 1993/1994. Theatre History for Theatre Majors. Job involved grading papers, tutoring students, and lecturing several times a semester
- Teaching Assistant to Dr. Miles Coiner at Emerson College. 1988/1989. Theatre History for Performing Arts Majors. Job involved creating, administering and grading quizzes and exams, creating study guides, and personal tutoring.
Improvisation and Acting for Business Professionals - Informal Classes, University of Texas-Austin. 1994/1995.
Beginning Acting, Beginning Acting (Children), Improvisation - Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota, Florida. Summer 1991.
Leadership Conferences and College Workshop Participation:
- ICFAD Fellow - I was a nominated fellow at the International Council of Fine Arts Deans conference and attended a leadership pre-conference, 2008, nominated by Dean Valerie Morris.
- South Carolina Women in Higher Education Leadership Development Forum, April, 2005, nominated by Dean Valerie Morris and Provost Elise Jorgens.
- Retention Action Planning Workshop with Noel-Levitz consultant Charles Schroeder, January, 2005, attendance requested by Robert Mignone, Faculty Speaker
- Leadership Development Workshop, sponsored by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, August, 2001, nominated by Dean Valerie Morris
NINCH - I was one of 100 humanities scholars from across the country to be invited to the Building Blocks Project of NINCH (National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage) in Washington, D.C., in 2000, designed to set up networks of scholars discussing and planning ways of using new technologies to enhance pedagogy and research in the humanities.
- Teacher-Scholar Presentation - a new initiative at the College of Charleston, designed to highlight the working methods of exemplary teacher-scholars; I was asked to speak on the first panel in 2000.
- Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, College of Charleston - I was asked to present on issues regarding computer pedagogy, 2000.
College and Department Committees and Service:
- First-Year Experience Committee - 2007-2011
- Honor Board, 2008-2010
- Faculty Senate, Theatre Department Representative, 2005-2007
- Faculty Senate, elected member-at-large, two terms, 2001-2005
- Speaker of the Faculty pro tem, three terms, 2004-2007
- General Education Committee, 2004 -2007
- First-Year Seminar Committee, 2004 -2007
- Honors Program Committee, 2005-2006
- Academic Planning Committee - 2001-2004
Secretary - 2003-2004
- Faculty Committee on Institutional Effectiveness (Assessment), 1998-2001
Majors Subcommittee Chair, 1999-2000
Committee Chair, 2000-2001
- Convocation Committee - 2001-2002
- Performance Committee, Theatre Department, 1999 - 2005
- College Catalog Committee, 1999-2000
- name reader at College of Charleston Fall and Spring graduations, 1998-present
- maintenance of Theatre Department web pages, 1999-present
- introduced and moderate audience talk backs following main stage productions
- director - The Vagina Monologues - VDAY, College of Charleston, February 2002, 2006
- Honors student advisor, 1999-2008
- NAST evaluation preparation for Theatre department, 2001-2002, 2004-2005
- Faculty Advisor: Honors Thesis - Rachel Isley, 2002
Honors Thesis - Lindy Flowers, 2003
Top Girls - Center Stage - 2006
Moon - Center Stage - 2007
The Physicists - Center Stage - 2010
- Adjudicator for American College Theatre Festival,
The Maids, Agnes Scott College, 2003
Cinderella Waltz, Lander University, 2004.
NSF, co-Primary Investigator on virtual reality project entitled "Virtual Vaudeville," funding amount - $900,000.
- Research Fellowship, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin. One month stipend for research at the library. July 2007.
- Faculty Research and Development Grant, Summer 2004. I received money to travel to Italy to visit and do research on Renaissance and Neoclassical era theatres for use in my Theatre History classes.
- Center for Effective Teaching and Learning Teaching Grant for Faculty Development, College of Charleston, Summer 1999. Grant was to assist in development of my web pages, which I use extensively for classroom instruction. They can be seen at the above address.
- Faculty Research and Development Committee, College of Charleston, Summer 2000. Grant assisted in living expenses in New York while I conducted research at the NYPL for two ongoing projects.
Professional Organization Appointments and Offices:
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
Nominations Committee, 2008-2010
Electronic Communications Committee, 1998-2007
programmer on ATHEMOO, ATHE's online meeting forum, 1997-1999
reader for Theatre Topics, 1998-2000
American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS)
Conference Organizer, 2011-2012
Board member, 2007-2009
Newsletter/Listserv editor, 2001-2007
juror of submissions to annual conference, 1998-2000
juror of submissions to the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, 1999-2000
Theatre Symposium Steering Committee, 2005-present
- Contributing editor - The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Broadview Press, expected 2011.
- Book review - "Mark Cosdon's The Hanlon Brothers: From Daredevil Acrobatics to Spectacle Pantomime, 1833-1931,"Theatre History Studies, Vol 31 (2011).
- Book review - "Esther Romeyn's Street Scenes", Theatre Research International, 35:1 (March 2010).
- 2 entries on vaudeville - Encyclopedia of Broadway and American Culture, Ed. Tom Greenfield (Greenwood Press, 2010).
- Performance Review - Spoleto Festival theatre pieces 2008 - Theatre Journal, Volume 61, Number 1, March 2009.
- Book chapter - "Spreading American Feminism: The Vagina Monologues and Cultural Identity" in Signatures of the Past: Cultural Memory in Contemporary Anglophone North American Drama, eds. Marc Maufort and Caroline De Wagter (Peter Lang, 2008).
- Book chapter - "Irish and American: Forging Identity through the 19th Century Vaudeville Afterpiece," in Interrogating America through Theatre and Performance, ed., William W. Demastes (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007).
- Editor - Theatre Symposium: A Publication of the Southeastern Theatre Conference, 2003-2005, issues 12 and 13
Associate Editor, 2001-2003
Editorial Board, 2005-present
- Book, Editor and Contributor - Audience Participation: Crossing Time and Genre - Greenwood Press, 2002
- Book, Editor and Essayist - Tony Pastor Presents: Afterpieces from the Vaudeville Stage - Greenwood Press, 1998
- Article - "A Relationship in Flux: Variety Theatre and Government in the 20th Century" - Theatre Symposium - Vol. 9, 2001
- Article - "Absence as a Site for Debate: Modern Feminism and Victorianism in the Plays of Susan Glaspell" - New England Theatre Journal - Vol. 7, 1996
- Article - "Tony Pastor's Vaudeville: Serving the New York Community" - Library Chronicle of the University of Texas at Austin - Vol. 25, no. 3, 1995
- Managing Editor - Theatre Insight - Vol.5, no.1, Dec. 1993
I have also served, upon request, as an outside reader for several scholarly books and textbooks, and I have served as an outside reader on masters and doctoral candidates and for tenure candidates at other institutions.
Presentations (sample of presentations):
- "Film and Vaudeville: Modernization and Defictionalization" - International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) - Munich, Germany, 2010.
- "Boxing on the Variety Stage" - III International Conference on American Theatre and Drama: Violence on Stage - Cadiz, Spain, 2009.
- "Graphic Revelations: Boxing, Vaudeville and the Popular Press in Gilded Age New York" - Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference, New York, 2009.
- "Faculty Training for the First-Year Experience" - National Conference on the First-Year Experience - Orlando, FL, 2009.
- "Faculty Training Programs for FYE Programs" - International Conference on the First-Year Experience - Dublin, Ireland, 2008.
- "Spreading 'American' Feminism : The Vagina Monologues and Cultural Identity" - Signatures of the Past - Brussels, Belgium, 2007
- "Assimilation and War: The presentation of the Civil War in vaudeville" - Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference - Chicago, 2006
- "Audience-Interactive Theatre Events: Playful Community-Building and the Challenge to Critical Theory" - invited panel respondent, ATHE conference - Chicago, 2006
- "The Cleaning Up of the Variety Stage: 'Immoral' Variety to 'Respectable' Vaudeville in New York City" - SETC Theatre Symposium - Atlanta, 2006.
- Theatre History Pedagogy Research Group - American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) conference - Toronto, 2005
- "Transforming Theatrical Style and Audiences: Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues in VDAY Performances" - panel chair and presenter, ATHE conference - New York 2003
- "Collaborative Feminist Theatre History: The Web in Practice and Theory" - panel chair and presenter, ATHE conference - Chicago, IL 2001. Presentation available online at my web site
- "Gender and Audience: the Appeal to Women in Nineteenth-Century Vaudeville" - SETC Theatre Symposium - Lynchburg, VA, 2001
- "A Relationship in Flux: Variety Theatre and Government in the 20th Century" - SETC Theatre Symposium - Knoxville, 2000. I was invited to present this paper again at the 2001 SETC convention in Jacksonville
- "Teaching Techniques for Undergraduate Theatre History Classes" - chair and presenter, Southeastern Theatre Conference - Norfolk, 2000
- "The Decline of the Freak Act in Vaudeville" - ATHE Conference - Toronto, 1999
- "Seeing the Political Through the Popular: Post Civil War Politics in the Vaudeville Afterpiece" - SETC Theatre Symposium - Greenville, SC, 1999
- "Inherent in the Form: Computers, Theatre, and the Negotiation of the Postmodern Self" - ATHE Conference - San Antonio, 1998
- "Afterpieces from the Vaudeville Theatre of Tony Pastor: reflecting perceived immigrant experience" - Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) - Birmingham, AL, 1998
- "Audience Participation in Contemporary Variety: Decreasing Distance", panel chair and presenter - ATHE Conference - Chicago, 1997
- "Chaos Theory: Charting the Possibilities for Performance" - Spotlight panel chair and presenter - ATHE Conference - San Francisco, 1995
- "The Dramaturg Conceived of as Voice" - SETC Theatre Symposium - Atlanta, 1994
Academic Production Experience:
- The Vagina Monologues - Eve Ensler. Part of national VDAY celebration. 2006
- Metamorphoses - Mary Zimmerman, 2005
- Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett, 2004
- The Vagina Monologues - Eve Ensler. Part of national VDAY celebration. 2002
- Vinegar Tom - Caryl Churchill, 2000
- Machinal - Sophie Treadwell. This production was voted the "Best non-Spoleto Play of 1999" by readers of the Charleston City Paper. 1999
- Medea- Director - Evan Parry. 2006
- Trojan Women - Director - Evan Parry. 2002
- Angels in America: Millennium Approaches - Director - Joy Vandervort-Cobb. 1999
- On the Verge - Eric Overmyer. Director - Todd McNerney. 2001
- The Guest Director - Franklin Ashley. Director - Gus Smythe, 1998 (Production Stage Manager) Produced by Lowcountry Heritage Society.
The preceding productions took place since my appointment at the College of Charleston.I can provide a more extensive production resume that includes work in the Charleston community upon request.
Dr. Kay Smith, Associate Vice President for the Academic Experience, College of Charleston
Professor Todd McNerney, Chair of Theatre Department, College of Charleston
Professor Allen Lyndrup, Professor of Theatre and former chair, College of Charleston
Dr. Richard Nunan, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, College of Charleston
Dr. Bill Demastes, Professor of English, Louisiana State University
Dr. Robert Vorlicky, Professor of Theatre, New York University