Southern Theatre Fall 2011

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Volume LII Number 4 l Fall 2011 l Southern Theatre – Quarterly Magazine of the Southeastern Theatre Conference


9 Special Section: Connecting with Your Audience Professional and Academic Theatres Share Strategies for Creating New Plays that Resonate with a Community 10 Wrestling a Bear Alabama Shakespeare Festival Fills Theatre, Draws New Audience with Play on Local Icon by Chris Hardin


12 Honoring a Loss University Creates Play that Helps Community Come to Grips with 1968 Mining Disaster by Tessa Carr

4 400 Words

Theatres May Close, but Theatre Itself Will Survive

14 Helping a Cause College Develops Play about Domestic Violence to Benefit Local Battered Women’s Shelter by Adanma Onyedike Barton

by Steve Willis

6 Outside the Box: Design-Tech Solutions Jack Braces:

Build an Inexpensive, Collapsible Version that Stores Compactly by Kyle Ankiel

32 Words, Words, Words... Review of Adjudicating Theatre Performance: Responding to Competitions and Festivals by Dean C. Slusser reviewed by Michael P. Howley

Cover Rodney Clark portrays Coach Bear Bryant in Alabama Shakespeare’s 2009 production of Bear Country. See story, Page 10. (Photo by Phil Scarsbrook; cover design by Deanna Thompson; Photoshop work by Garland Gooden)

16 Evoking a Region Playwright, Songwriter Draw Record Audiences with Series of Appalachian-Inspired Musicals by Christine Woodworth

2011 Charles M. Getchell Award 21 The Playwright: Eddie Zipperer Eddie Zipperer Credits His Playwriting Prowess to Great Teachers Interview by Steve Burch

25 The Play: NICOLAS THE WORM Act One of the 2011 winner of the Charles M. Getchell Award, given by

SETC to recognize a worthy new play, is published, with Act Two available online.

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