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International Collaborations

Faculty in the Theatre Arts Department are active in all areas of performance and scholarship. Recent and ongoing international collaborations include the following:

2014

Eric Forsythe
Director, Book Wings, International Writers’ Workshop, co-produced with Moscow Art Theatre/Russia and Iraq, Skyped performances.

Paul Kalina
Mask and Jazz Project,  University of Iowa, Matteo Destro / Paola Coletto, John Rapson, since 2012.

Alan MacVey
Book Wings: Co-Director of the Program, with Chris Merrill (IWP)
Russia/USA, director of 2 plays
Iraq/USA, director of 1 play

Carol MacVey
Director, Book Wings.

2013

Eric Forsythe
Director, Book Wings, International Writers’ Workshop, co-produced with Moscow Art Theatre and Shanghai Dramatic Art Center, Skyped performances, The Journey (Iizuka) and The Dream House (Kramer), 2013

Alan MacVey
Book Wings: Co-Director of the Program, with Chris Merrill (IWP)
Russia/USA, Director, The Vorski Are Near, But Not Near Enough
China/USA, Director, Subway

Carol MacVey
Director, Book Wings.

2012

Loyce Arthur
Notting Hill Carnival, London.  Artist-in-Residence at Mahogany Mas Camp with carnival designer Clary Salandy.  Assisting in the preparations for the carnival parade; working with carnival artists; research the effect of the 2012 Olympic Games on the 2012 parade.
Karneval der Kulturen, Berlin Germany.  Met with carnival parade presenters for the Berlin Carnival of Cultures to learn about carnival practices in Berlin.

Eric Forsythe
Director, Book Wings, International Writers’ Workshop, co-produced with Moscow Art Theatre, Skyped performance, “Poem for Russia with a White Plastic Wolf” and “Poem for Americans,” by Matthew Zapruder.
Record “Song of Myself,” poem by Walt Whitman, for The Whitman Archive (commissioned by U.S. State Department)  International Writers’ Workshop website, with collaborators from 8 foreign countries (full project completed 2013).

Megan Gogerty
Bad Panda. Monster Down/Theatre Without Borders, Nanluogu Xiang Theater Festival, Beijing, China.

Alan MacVey
Book Wings: Co-Director of the Program, with Chris Merrill (IWP)
Russia/USA, Director, Séance

Carol MacVey
Director, Book Wings.

2011

R. Eric Stone
Prague Quadrennial Steering Committee Member & Associate Exhibition Designer, USITT United States of America National Exhibition in the 2011 Prague Quadrennial, Prague, Czech Republic.