//PRESENTATIONS 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS // KEYNOTE PLENARY 

"State of the Profession." Featured Keynote Panelist. American Society for Theatre Research. Minneapolis, MN, 2016.

Invited Scholar-Artist. Graduate Colloquium Keynote: “The Embodied Scholar: Negotiating the Reception of Marked Bodies in Performance.” Tufts Univ. Dept. of Drama and Dance. Boston, MA. 2016.

Keynote Speaker. “En Ser Inspirado | On Being Inspired.” Keynote Address, Mid-America Theatre Conference. Kansas City, Missouri. 2015. 

Keynote Testimonial Speaker. “Witness in Ten Scenes: A Testament For Cherríe Moraga.” Keynote Testimonial Speaker for the Ninth Annual David R. Kessler Lecture in Lesbian and Gay Studies, Honoring the Work of Cherríe Moraga by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York, New York, New York. 2002.

INVITED LECTURES // SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Facilitator, presenter. “Panza Power” 3-day performance and writing workshop. North Hennepin Community College Department of Theatre, Film, and Television. Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Fall 2017.

Invited Speaker. “Latina Feminists of the Latina/o Theatre Commons.” Organized and curated by Olga Sánchez Salveit. University of Oregon, Department of Theatre Arts. April 14, 2016.

Featured/Invited Author. Tucson Festival of Books. The Panza Monologues, Second Edition. Tucson, Arizona. March 15, 2015.

Invited Presenter/Author spotlight. “Shredding the Cloak of Invisibility.” Tucson Festival of Books. Tucson, Arizona. March 14, 2015. A presentation/discussion on the invisibility of Latina authors in U.S. publishing.

Invited scholar/artist: “Chicana/o/Latina/o Theater” with Dr. Daniel Banks, director of IAIA’s Theater and Performing Arts Program. The Institute of American Indian Arts. Santa Fe, New Mexico. September 2014. (lecture + invited classroom scholar/artist)

“Panza Power: The Panza Monologues.” For Prof. Amelia Cheever’s course entitled “THEA 204 - Theatrical Experience.” College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota, March 20, 2014. (lecture/invited classroom scholar/artist)

 

“Panza Power: The Panza Monologues.” For Dr. Christina Hennessey’s course entitled “GEND 381- Sex and Gender in Global Perspectives.” College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota, March 20, 2014. (lecture/invited classroom scholar/artist)

 

“Panza Power: Irma Mayorga’s The Panza Monologues.” College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University Department of Theater. St. Joseph, Minnesota, March 19, 2014. (formal lecture presentation)

 

Organizer, facilitator, and presenter. “Triptych: Lives in the Theater with Three CSB Alumnae.” College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University Department of Theater. St. Joseph, Minnesota, March 20, 2014. (lecture/roundtable)

 

Facilitator, presenter. “Panza Power” performance and writing workshop. College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University Department of Theater. St. Joseph, Minnesota, March 18, 2014. (invited workshop presentation)

 

Invited Presenter. Work-in-progress development workshop. “Dramaturgies of War: Discourses of the U.S. Military in the Plays Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Alegría Hudes and blu by Virginia Grise.” The New England Consortium of Latina/o Studies. Williams College. Williamstown, Massachusetts. 2013.

Facilitator/Post-show Respondent. blu. Company of Angels, Los Angeles, California. 2011.

SYMPOSIA AND CONFERENCES CURATED

Convener/organizer with Dr. Anita Gonzalez (University of Michigan). “Dis-Embodied Race and The Racial Elsewhere.” Working Session. American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). Baltimore, Maryland. November 2014.

Conference co-organizer and Panel Chair. “The Evolving Patterns of Transnationalism, Diaspora, and Migration.” The Latina/o Century: Path Breakers and New Directions in Latina/o Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference at Dartmouth College. Hanover, New Hampshire. 2014.

 

Chair/Organizer. Symposium, HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Florida State School of Theater. 2009.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES

Featured Scholar/reviewer. “Spotlight on New Works: Blacktino Queer Performance by E. Patrick Johnson and Ramón Rivera-Servera.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Las Vegas, Nevada. 2017.

Panelist. “Latinx Theatre Aesthetics: Making a Difference.” Latinx Theater Commons Convening 2016. New York City. December 2016.

Roundtable Moderator. “Influence, Responsibility + Decision-Making Power: Directors on Inclusion + Diversity.” A panel co-convened by The Society for Directors and Choreographers and the ATHE Directing Focus Group. Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Chicago, Illinois. August 2016.

Chair/Moderator. "Diversity in Core Curriculum Courses: Case Studies and Brainstorming." Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Chicago, Illinois. August 2016.

Moderator. Author presentation by Ana Castillo. Tucson Festival of Books. Tucson, Arizona. March 14, 2015.

Featured Scholar/Author. “Spotlight on New Works: The Panza Monologues, Second Edition.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Phoenix, Arizona. 2014.

Lead Organizer/Curator: "Performance Altar." Organized on behalf of the Latina/o Focus Group and ATHE Conference Planner Sonia Kuftinec. Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Phoenix, Arizona. July 2014.

 

Plenary Participant. “Plenary Session: Expanding Our Environmental Analysis.” Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) National Convening. Boston, Massachusetts. 2013.

 

Panel Chair and curator: “Staging Latinidad (1 of 2): Reports from the Field – Latin American Theater.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Orlando, Florida. 2013.

 

Panel Chair: “Engaging Activism: Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Abolitionist Performances of Resistance.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Washington, D.C. 2012.

 

Panel Chair and curator: “Staging Latinidad (2 of 2): Reports From the Field Engaging Recent Productions of Latina/o Plays.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Washington, D.C. 2012.

 

Panel Chair: “Performing Cuba: Exile, Translation, and the Body.” Association for Theater in Higher Education, Chicago, Illinois. 2011.

 

Panel Chair: “Strategies of Survival: Absence, Presence, and Exposure.” Association for Theater in Higher Education, Los Angeles, California. 2010.

 

“The Changing Face of New England Theater.” Annual Conference of the New England Theatre Association, Boston, MA.  2001.

INVITED PARTICIPANT

Invited Artist-of-Color Participant/Thought Leader for North Hennepin Community College’s campus cohort to the “2020 Institute on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Centers.” An initiative of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. June 2020.

  • “AAC&U is partnering with higher education institutions to develop Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers to prepare the next generation of strategic leaders and thinkers to break down racial hierarchies and dismantle the belief in the hierarchy of human value.” 

  • As an invited thought leader, I aided NHCC campus leaders in developing their strategic plan for the formation of “Stages of Equity,” a new initiative to diversify and decolonize campus Fine and Performing Arts curriculums and programming.

Invited Panelist. “Latinx Theatre Aesthetics: Making a Difference.” Latinx Theater Commons Convening 2016. New York City. 2016.

Invited Participant. The New England Consortium of Latina/o Studies. Williams College. Williamstown, Massachusetts. 2012.

Invited Participant. The New England Consortium of Latina/o Studies. Mt. Holyoke College. 2011.

Invited Participant. “Revealing Retratos—a workshop on mestizo identity.” Revealing Retratos (symposium). San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas. 2006.

Invited Participant. “Production Dramaturgy.” International Dramaturgy Symposium, Mt. Holyoke, Massachusetts. 2002.​

REFEREED PAPERS AT CONFERENCES

Chair and Presenter. “Igniting Revolution: Documenting Productions of the Latinx Theater Commons’ ‘El Fuego’ Initiative.” Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE). Boston, Massachusetts. 2018.

“The Spectacular Imaginings of Chicana Feminism in Georgina Escobar’s Sweep.” Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE). Las Vegas, Nevada. 2017.

"Plays, Parity, and Pedagogy." Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Chicago, Illinois. August 2016.

Presenter. “Collaboration.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Phoenix, Arizona. July 2014.

 

“Dramaturgies of War: Discourses of the US Military in Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Alegría Hudes.” First national conference focusing on Latina/o Studies: “Imagining Latina/o Studies: Past, Present, and Future: An International Latina/o Studies Conference.” Chicago, Illinois. July 2014.

 

“Dramaturgies of War: Discourses of the US Military in Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Alegría Hudes and blu by Virginia Grise.” American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), National Meeting, Dallas, Texas. November 2013.

 

“Go draft some Mexicans…’: Representation, the U.S. Military, and U.S. Latina/o Drama.” (Revised and amended). “Haciendo Caminos: Mapping the Futures of U.S. Latina/o Literatures” (national conference), John Jay College, New York, City. March 2013.

 

“‘Go draft some Mexicans…’: Representation, the US Military, and US Latina/o Drama.” American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), National Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee. Due to illness, unable to attend. November 2012.

 

“Staging Latinidad (1 of 2): Reports From the Field Engaging Recent Productions of Latina/o Plays: Cherríe Moraga’s New Fire: To Put Things Right Again and Virginia Grise’s blu.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Washington, D.C. August 2012.

 

“Panza Performed: A Case Study of Chicana Dramaturgy in creating The Panza Monologues.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Los Angeles, CA. August 2010.

 

“Panza Performed.” American Society for Theatre Research, National Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico: American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). November 2009.

 

“Invisibility’s Contusions: Violence in Cherríe Moraga’s Heroes and Saints and The Hungry Woman and Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit.” III International Conference on American Theatre and Drama, Cadíz, Spain, Universidad de Cádiz, Universidad de Málaga, Universidad de Sevilla, and American Theater and Drama Society. 2009.

 

“Power to the Panza: The Politics of Panza Positive Chicana Cultural Production.” National Association for Chicana/o Studies, Austin, TX. 2008.

 

“Our Alamo: Theatrical Tropologies in Kathy Vargas’s ‘My Alamo’ Series.” National Conference of the American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA. 2004.

 

“Re(a)d Roots: Grounding History, Identity, and Performance in the Work of Celia Herrera Rodriguez.” National Conference of the National Association for Chicana/o Studies, Tucson, AZ. 2001.

 

“Strategic Theatricality: The Theater of Michelle Serros’s Chicana Falsa.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, San Diego, CA. 2001.

 

“Dis(-Re-)Membering Trauma: History, Redemption, and Redress in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Venus.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Washington, D.C. 2000.

 

“Cartography of Nation: Aztlán in Cherríe Moraga’s The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea.” Chicana/o Cultural Production: The Third Wave Conference, Irvine, CA: Chicana/o Studies Department, University of California, Irvine. 1999.

 

“Chorizo Tonguefire: The Spoken Word Performance of the Taco Shop Poets.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, San Antonio, TX. 1998.

 

“Back to the Fields: A New Generation of Chicanas Performing Luis Valdez’s La Gran Carpa de Los Rasquachis.”  Women and Gender Conference, Eugene, Oregon, Lewis and Clark College. 1997.

 

REFEREED ROUNDTABLES OR EVENTS AT CONFERENCES

Roundtable Presenter. “Reflecting on the 2013 Latina/o Theater Commons National Convening: A Longtable Conversation.” Organizer and Chair, Dr. Brian Eugenio Herrera, Princeton University. First national conference focusing on Latina/o Studies: “Imagining Latina/o Studies: Past, Present, and Future: An International Latina/o Studies Conference.” Chicago, Illinois. July 2014.

Roundtable Participant. “Listening Session 2: The Translators.” Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) National Convening. Boston, MA. 2013.

Plenary Session Curator and Lead Organizer. Plenary Session: “Teatro en la Florida: Diaspora, History, and Performance.” (The first Latina/o theater focused, all-conference plenary session presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education). Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Orlando, FL. 2013.

 

Round Table Organizer and Chair. “Pedagogies of Mestizaje: A conversation on teaching U.S. Latina/o and Latin American theater.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Chicago, IL. 2011.

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