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Faculty News - Spring 2017
The Department is proud to announce the promotion of Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Noe Montez to Associate Professor with tenure! The promotion will be effective on September 1. Noe has been a faculty member at Tufts University since 2011, joining the Department of Drama and Dance after serving as the Cleveland Play House's Dramaturg for two seasons.
He received his Ph.D., M.A. Theatre
History, Theory, and Criticism at Indiana University and his B.A.
English/Theatre and Dance at Grinnell College.
Congratulations to Professor of the Practice Jennifer Burton and her Five Sisters Production Co for the cinema release of Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens, which opened in New York at the Cinema Village and Columbus at the Gateway Film Center on March 3.
Go beyond gender boundaries! Through the compelling stories of 8 performers in the thriving drag scene of Columbus, Ohio, Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens dives into the next frontier — the often misunderstood topic of "gender" itself. With humor and pathos, KQIB makes a complex subject approachable — inviting viewers into a conversation about the distinct differences between gender, sex, and sexuality that has not been represented in film before. Notably, KQIB is the first film to include the entire gender performance range: drag kings, queens, trans performers, and in-betweeners. This award-winning film draws the viewer in to a crucial discussion in current events about human rights, experience — and ultimately about identity itself.
Watch the trailer >
Tufts celebrated the film opening with a Tisch Library screening of the film in March 2017. The screening also included a post-show talk Jennifer Burton and Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor Kareem Khubchandani.
For more information on Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens, please visit:
Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens
Amazon, Google Play, and On Demand
Linda Girard Costume Designer for A Picasso
Mugford Street Players of Marblehead presented Jeffrey Hatcher’s cat-and-mouse suspense drama, A Picasso, in the MLT Firehouse Theater in Marblehead. Costumes were designed by Linda Girard, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies. Linda also designed the costumes for two upcoming summer productions at the Gloucester Stage, Bank Job by John Kolvembach and The Rainmaker by Richard Nash.
The American Theatre and Drama Society's Seventh Annual "Brilliance of the American Theatre", featuring Heather Nathans
The Drama Book Shop in NYC hosted The American Theatre and Drama Society for their Seventh Annual "Brilliance of the American Theatre". The authors appearing in the shop's Arthur Seelen Theatre that evening included Heather Nathans, Peter Zazzali, and Chrystyna Dail. Of Nathans, The Drama Book Shop said: "Nathans is one of the academy's most prolific and revered scholars. She's the immediate past-president of the American Society for Theatre Research and a former president of the American Theatre and Drama Society. She's published widely on race, Shakespeare, and the history of the American theatre. Her new book is titled Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans: Performing Jewish Identity on the Antebellum American Stage."
The Department of Drama and Dance had two authors on the list of Tufts published authors this year:
Fletcher Professor of Oratory Laurence Senelick. Oedipus the King by Sophocles, translated from the Greek. Broadway Play Publishers, 2017. Available on Amazon.com.
Department Chair Professor Heather Nathans. Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans: Performing Jewish Identity on the Antebellum American Stage. University of Michigan Press, 2017. Available on Amazon.com.
View Tufts Year in Books published authors.
Noe Montez wins the 2017 Robert A. Schanke Research Award from the Mid-America Theatre Conference
Three cheers to Assistant Professor Noe Montez for receiving the 2017 Robert A. Schanke Research Award from the Mid-America Theatre Conference. The award is given annually to an untenured faculty presenter at the Theatre History Symposium and carries a consideration for publication in Theatre History Studies, the journal of the Mid-America Theatre Conference.
Professor Monica Ndounou at the Black Cinema House in Chicago
Professor Monica Ndounou was at the Black Cinema House in Chicago for a Screening and Book Party for the leading scholars in Black Film (including a book signing, celebration and screening of of favorite clips from black films and television shows). She was signing copies of her book, Shaping the Future of African American Film: Color-Coded Economics and the Story Behind the Numbers. She also presented her research on 21st Century film representations of slavery and audience responses in the Black Lives Matter era at annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference.
Take My Nose, Please, a film featuring Barbara Wallace Grossman won the Knight Documentary Achievement Award at the Miami Film Festival.
Take My Nose, Please a film by Joan Kron won the Knight Documentary Achievement Award at the Miami Film Festival. In the film about female comics and plastic surgery, Professor Barbara Wallace Grossman talks about Fanny Brice, who was one of the first celebrities to have a highly publicized rhinoplasty. Learn more about the film on Facebook.
Kareem Khubchandani featured in Tufts Publications
Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor Kareem Khubchandani was included in the new "Faculty Focus" story featuring new faculty (as of Fall 2016)
Kareem was also featured in The Tufts Daily in an article about the Tufts Bridge Professorships Program and Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorships Program. Of the program, he said, "I do think that fostering an interdisciplinary community across a campus, whether it's through a Bridge hire or just encouraging and making space for people to meet and connect across disciplines, is important".
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