Conference Program 2016

General Schedule 2016


SCHEDULE INFORMATION ( draft as of 09/23/2016 )*


[**Michigan teachers must be at ALL scheduled lecture sessions, discussions, performances, AND attend one offering during each “Open Session” in order to receive full State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs). The amount of SCECHs for this conference is 3 – 18.]  


Friday, October 7, 2016 – GVSU Allendale Campus

10:30AM - Registration Begins, Alumni Center

11:00AM – 11:15AM – Welcome by Dr. Alli Metz

11:15AM – noon – All Conference Plenary Session: Dr. Martine Green-Rogers, University of Utah Assistant Professor and Professional Dramaturg = Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “Play On!” Translation Project

Noon – 1:30 – Lunch on own (Campus Dining Centers will be most convenient)

1:30-3:00pm – Pigeon Creek workshop, Alumni Center, Topic: Michigan Humanities tour

3:00-3:15pm – Break

3:15-4:00pm – Greenshow, Cook DeWitt lobby

4:00-6:00pm - Keynote Speech & Discussion session with Dr. Phyllis Rackin, Cook DeWitt

6:00-7:30pm – Dinner Break and find seats for performance

7:30 -10:00pm – Measure for Measure, Louis Armstrong Theatre

10:00-10:30pm – performance talk back with Dr. Roger Ellis


Saturday, October 8 – GVSU Downtown Grand Rapids Pew Campus,

Richard M. DeVos Center

9:00 – 9:30am - Registration and Coffee, Lubbers-Hagar Lobby of DeVos Center

9:30-9:45am - Welcome Remarks from Dean Antczak, Loosemore Auditorium

9:45-10:00am - Break

10:00 - 11:15am - Open (concurrent) Session 1, presenter offerings (See Chart)

11:15am – 11:30am - Break

11:30am-12:45pm – Open (concurrent) Session 2, presenter offerings (See Chart)

12:45-1:15 – All conference lunch, Loosemore Lobby, with Bard to Go performance excerpts from 1:15pm – 1:45pm

1:45pm - 3:00pm – All Conference Plenary Session: Andrea Gammon, Stratford Festival Director of Education, Loosemore Auditorium   

3:00-3:15pm – Break

3:15 – 4:30pm – Open (concurrent) Session 3, presenter offerings (See Chart)

4:30 - 7:15pm – Dinner Break (on own, downtown Grand Rapids – ENJOY ART PRIZE!)

7:30pm-10:00pm - Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company Performance of The Tempest and talk back, Loosemore Auditorium



Sunday, October 9 – Holiday Inn Downtown Grand Rapids

10:00-11:00AM - Brunch

11AM – 12:30 - Film: “Still Dreaming”

            STILL DREAMING is the multi-award winning, uproarious film about the powers of creativity, and how engaging in art-making can deeply enrich our lives at any age.  At The Lillian Booth Actors Home just outside New York City, a group of long-retired Broadway entertainers dive into a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and find that nothing is what it seems to be. With a play that is usually about young love and sex farce, this ensemble finds that for them, the themes of perception, reality and dreaming deeply resonate.  This wistful, honest, and frequently hilarious documentary follows the rehearsals as opening night approaches. Tempers flare, health concerns abound, and disaster seems imminent. But as these former entertainers forge ahead, they realize that creativity is a magical force of renewal.”

12:30 – 1:00: Post film discussion facilitated by Angela and Francis Boyle

1:00-2:00: Conference reflection and closing with Dr. Alli Metz

10:00 am - 11:15 am

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm



Plenary Session with

Andrea Gammon


Introduced by 

 Dr. Alli Metz










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