Speakers for Statera ConFerence 2018

Speakers and panelists for #StateraConIII are listed below. Click on the speaker photos to read their bio and learn about their breakout session. All conference events, presentations, and workshops will be held in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

Touchstone Speakers

 Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway

Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway

 Nataki Garrett

Nataki Garrett

 

speakers, Panelists & facilitators

 Suzan Fete

Suzan Fete

 Jason Brown

Jason Brown

 Kevin Kantor

Kevin Kantor

 Jeni Mahoney

Jeni Mahoney

 Jack Greenman

Jack Greenman

 Gillian McNally

Gillian McNally

 Christy Montour-Larson

Christy Montour-Larson

 Lisa Wolpe

Lisa Wolpe

 Kathleen Mulligan

Kathleen Mulligan

 Emily Rollie

Emily Rollie

 Courtney Cauthon

Courtney Cauthon

 Marti Gobel

Marti Gobel

 Yusef Seevers

Yusef Seevers

 Jane Vogel

Jane Vogel

 Sam White

Sam White

 Tira Palmquist

Tira Palmquist

 Martha Richards 

Martha Richards 

 Minita Gandhi

Minita Gandhi

 Tracy Liz Miller

Tracy Liz Miller

 Carrie Colton

Carrie Colton

 Kaitlyn Curry

Kaitlyn Curry

 Meridith Grundei

Meridith Grundei

 Samantha Allred

Samantha Allred

 Erika Haaland

Erika Haaland

 Jennifer Popple

Jennifer Popple

 Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky

 Susan Cato-Chapman

Susan Cato-Chapman

 Lynnae Lehfeldt

Lynnae Lehfeldt

 

WORKSHOPS & BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

Status of Women in Theatre in the Rocky Mountain Region with Angela Astle & Courtney Cauthon from Athena Project

#WakingTheFeminists: How a movement was mobilized for equality, and what has been achieved since its inception, with Lisa Tierney-Keogh 

Women Leaders in Theatre with Carey Perloff & Sumru Erkut

An Inside Job: Understanding Our Inner Patriarch and How it Holds Us Back with Sasha Fisher  

Developing New Audiences Through Cross Cultural Relationships with Anita Menon & Sarah Jane Hardy 

A New Frontier: Inclusion of Women with Disabilities in Theatre Arts with Lucy Roucis 

Sister Organizations and the Movement for Change: a panel discussion with Age and Gender Equity in the Arts, WomenArts, and The Bridge Initiative with Jane VogelKarla Mason SmithMartha Richards, Brenda Jean Foley, and Tracy Liz Miller

Discovering Ancestral Voices with Kathleen Mulligan  

Developing Development: Examining the Principles and Practices of New Play Development and New Play Festivals with Tira PalmquistChristy Montour-LarsonJeni Mahoney & Heather Helinsky  

Mentoring Students in a Male Dominated Environment with Jennifer Popple  

Empower Your Creative Self with Erika Haaland & Shannon Ferrante from Creative Wellness   

Am I a woman? Gender, Ethnicity, "Type" and Color Flexible Casting with Lisa Young & Jenna Oliver  

Finding Your Work-Life Balance in a Work-Obsessed World with Gillian McNally

The Power of Presence: Lessons in How Not to Go F*cking Crazy with Meridith C. Grundei

Assertive Communication and Business Strategies for Women in the Arts with Minita Gandhi

Sound Chek: Chekhov Technique & Voice with Susan Cato-Chapman & Jennifer Tuttle   

Wonder Women of the Stage: Researching Gender, Power & Identity in the Work of Women Theatre Directors with Emily A. Rollie  

Processing: What does it mean to be a young feminist in Los Angeles? with Emily Qualey  

Liberating the Voice when Facing Adversity with Anne-Marie Nest  

There Aren't Enough Hours in the Day! How do I balance work and life and be personally fulfilled? with Nancy Slitz  

Trish Arnold Movement Work: Releasing Tension to Connect Mind, Body, and Breath with Lynnae Lehfeldt

 

Panel Discussions

"Gender Parity and the Classical Canon", a panel discussion about casting concerns for Shakespeare festivals and theatres that specialize in producing the classics. The panel consists of  Geoffrey Kent (Director, Actor and Fight Choreographer), Sam White (Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Detroit), Dawn Monique Williams (Artistic Associate at Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Lisa Wolpe (Artistic Director of Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company), and Frank Honts (Dramaturg at the Utah Shakespeare Festival). This discussion will be moderated by Jack Greenman, (Head of Acting and Associate Professor of Voice & Speech at Southern Methodist University and Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework).

 

WORKING BREAKFAST FACILITATORS

Technical Theatre Artists with Becky Merold

Male Allies with Sarah & Jack Greenman

Theatre artists with young children seeking work/life balance ideas with Jenny Hatch

Navigating "opportunities" for young women in Hollywood with Caylie Kalmbach

Directing with Ina Marlowe

Teaching Artists with Allison Watrous and Jessica Austgen

 

WRITING WITH WINE

A 2-hour writing workshop with Dominique Flores from Athena Project. Participants must register for this class separately. All proceeds benefit Denver's own Athena Project.