University of Redlands, Redlands, California
Workshop I: February 3-5, 2006
Workshop II: March 10-12, 2006
Leonard Pronko, Professor of Theatre, Pomona College, studied at the École Charles Dullin in Paris and was the first non-Japanese to study Kabuki at the National Theatre of Japan. In 1986, he was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the Japanese Government. He is one of the pioneers in Asian theater studies in the United States, and the author of Theatre East and West, Avant Garde, and The World of Jean Anouilh.
Carol Sorgenfrei, Professor of Theatre, University of California, Los Angeles, is an award winning author of plays including Medea: A Noh Cycle Based on the Greek Myth, and Blood Wine, Blood Wedding. Her articles have been published in such major journals such as Asian Theater Journal, TDR, Theater Journal, Modern Drama, and Contemporary Theater Review. She is the editor of the Association for Asian Performance Newsletter.
Betty Bernhard, Chair and Professor of Theatre, Pomona College, teaches acting, history of performance theory, theater for social change, American theater history, feminist theater, women playwrights, and dance and drama of India. Her research grants include IREX, NEH, Asian Cultural Council, and two Fulbright Lectureships to India. Directing credits include professional grand opera, Sanskrit Theatre, works by women of color and an “Arts American” Director for the U.S.I.S. in India.
Kathy Foley, Professor of Theater Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz, is author of the Southeast Asia section of Cambridge Guide to World Theater and editor of Asian Theatre Journal. Her articles have appeared in TDR, Modern Drama, Asian Theatre Journal, Puppetry International, and other publications. She was the first non-Indonesian invited to perform in the prestigious all Indonesia National Wayang Festival.