Women in Theatre Symposium The Carolyn Bowman Theatre Symposium “We need female voices in theatre and we need them at every level—from community theatre to Broadway.”- Victoria Myers, editor-in-chief of TheIntervalNY.com Friday, April 7, 2017 | Hale Auditorium, Howard Stowe Cultural Life Center 22% of the plays being produced in the United States are written by women (Dramatists Guild of America) 21% of the 1,914 plays produced in 2015-16 were written by women (American Theatre Magazine) 4 out of 40 marquees on Broadway are named after women — Ethel Barrymore, Vivian Beaumont, Helen Hayes and Lynn Fontanne About the Program The Roberts Wesleyan College student theatre program and consequent minor was rebooted in Fall 2014 with the inaugural production “Screwtape,” and is managed by artists-in-residence Shawnda Urie (who is also a local actor) and Leah Stacy (who is also a local theatre critic). The program is housed within the Music Department under Chair, Daniel Barta. In Spring 2015, the theatre program began a partnership with the Geneva School District to bring one production per year to the students, since performing arts-related bussing funds are not available for the district. A portion of all ticket sales goes toward funding educational opportunities for income-inhibited students throughout the greater Rochester region. Schedule & Tickets 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Registration Keynote Break (Snacks Available) Panel Discussion Lunch (Food Trucks) Workshops Break (Snacks Available) Workshops Closing Dinner Break “Pride and Prejudice” Performance $25 per person (includes lunch & one ticket to the evening show) Roberts students are FREE (does not include lunch) Register Now Featured Speakers Lindsay Warren Baker Opera Instructor and Dramatic CoachEastman School of Music Music, lyrics and book for “Austen’s Pride: A New Musical” Amanda Jacobs Composer/Playwright and Artist Educator Diep Tran Associate Editor American Theatre magazine Esther Winter Actor/Director, OwnerCanalside Music Together Dawn Kellogg Communications ManagerGeva Theatre Center Luane Davis Haggerty Assistant ProfessorRochester Institute of Technology Cofounder and former Artistic Director of Interborough Repertory Theatre Virginia Monte Artistic DirectorWallByrd Theatre Co. award-winning costume designer Heather Stevenson Cofounder of PUSH Physical TheatreDirector of PUSHPins Mary Tiballi Hoffman Development ManagerBlackfriars Theatre Megan Mack Actor/Improviser/Coachmember of Thank You Kiss and Canary in a Coal Mine Beth Winslow Actor/ImproviserCo-Artistic Director Lady Parts Theatre Company Corinne Aquilina Visiting Lecturer and Music DirectorNazareth College Melanie Blood Professor of English and Music SUNY Geneseo Stephanie Paredes Co-Founder Rochester Latino Theatre Company, Inc Annette Ramos Co-Founder Rochester Latino Theatre Company, Inc Lara Ianni Actress & Arts Educator Ruth Childs Theatre ProfessorBrockport College About Carolyn Bowman Carolyn Bowman was an avid reader, homemaker, teacher and librarian who viewed personal interests in drama and theatre as valid Christian ministries. She had a special talent of visualizing dramatic potential and transforming it into vignettes and plays suitable for worship and spiritual growth. Her family is pleased to know that her interests and influence are continuing at her Alma Mater, Roberts Wesleyan College. Getting Here Directions Campus Map Parking is free and is available in lot A. In case you are ever ticketed by Campus Security for parking without a permit, please contact Campus Security as instructed on the ticket and it will be cancelled.