2021 Registration is open!

August 9th, 2021 by Amy Cohen

We’re so excited to welcome you to Lynchburg again!

Please go to our registration site to make it official.

New Dates for ADIP VI – October 1-3, 2021

January 25th, 2021 by Amy Cohen

TESTING!!!!! ——The Center for Ancient Drama at Randolph College is pleased to announce its rescheduled sixth conference on Ancient Drama in Performance.  We once again encourage all practitioners, scholars, and students of ancient drama to attend, now on the weekend of October 1, 2021.

We are hopeful that the distribution of vaccines will mean that it will be safe to join together in a theatre again come October, but we will of course proceed only in a manner that keeps everyone safe.

The updated Call for Papers is available in the link to the left.

Announcing the Keynotes for Ancient Drama in Performance VI

January 2nd, 2020 by Amy Cohen

We’re delighted to announce the speakers of our two keynote addresses:

Ruth Scodel, D.R. Shackleton-Bailey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Latin, Emerita, at the University of Michigan.

Krishni Burns, Lecturer of Latin at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Chair of Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance of the Society for Classical Studies, with Rob Groves, Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Arizona.

The Program!

September 15th, 2018 by Amy Cohen

Announcing our Speakers

June 18th, 2018 by Amy Cohen

We’re pleased to say that we’ll be hearing from these fine speakers:

Timothy Wutrich, Lizzy Ten-Hove, Krishni Burns, Natalie Sheppard, Amanda Rogus, Timothy Moore, Willie Major, Emily Jusino, Jocelyn Moore, Jeanne McCarthy, Robert Hornback, Fiona Harris-Ramsby, Robert Groves, Christian Fernandez, Al Duncan, Ruth Caston, and Hans Bork.

Deadline Extended a Week – Abstracts now due 22 May

May 8th, 2018 by Amy Cohen

Call for Papers for 2018 is now open!

March 25th, 2018 by Amy Cohen

The Center for Ancient Drama at Randolph College is pleased to announce its fifth biannual conference on Ancient Drama in Performance. We encourage all practitioners and all scholars of ancient drama to attend, whether or not performance issues have ever been part of their work.

The conference will feature keynotes by Peter Meineck and William Levitan.

Ancient Drama in Performance V will coincide with the 2018 Randolph College Greek Play, Euripides’ Medea, an original-practices production.

Please choose the Call for Papers link to the left, and start planning your paper now!

2016 Conference Schedule

September 15th, 2016 by Amy Cohen

The conference schedule is coming together!  We’ll post again soon with paper titles, but here’s the overview:

Our gathering this year will commence at 11am on Saturday, October 8, and will conclude by around 3pm on Sunday, October 9, with a jam-packed, fun-filled series of events in between.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

11:00am Registration opens (Chapel)

11:30am: Opening brunch (Chapel)

1pm: The Frogs by Aristophanes (Dell/Chapel)

3:00pm: Talkback (Chapel)

4:00pm: Paper Session 1 (Chapel)

5:30pm: Keynote by C. W. Marshall (Chapel)

7pm: Dinner (Jack Lounge)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

9:30 am: Coffee and tea (Pines House)

10:00am: Paper session 2 (Dell/Chapel)

11:30am: Box lunch (Dell/Chapel)

12 noon: Paper session 3 (Dell/Chapel)

1:30: Workshop on translating ancient comedy by Mike Lippman and Diane Arnson Svarlien  (Chapel)

2:30pm: Dessert Buffet (Chapel)

4pm: The Frogs (again, if you like)  (Dell/Chapel)

Registration is Open!

August 15th, 2016 by Amy Cohen

Please go to our registration page to make it official: http://ancientdrama.go.randolphcollege.edu/registration/

Lodging options are on our Lodgings and Visit Guide Page: http://ancientdrama.go.randolphcollege.edu/lodging-visit-guide/

Check back soon for a preliminary program.

Deadline extended to May 15

April 29th, 2016 by Amy Cohen

Judging by the surprise at the home office at receiving abstracts already (thank you!), we seem to have thought that the deadline was May 15, and so it seems only fair actually to extend the deadline for submissions to Ancient Drama in Performance IV until then.

Call for Papers

Ancient Drama in Performance IV will coincide with the 2016 Randolph College Greek Play: Aristophanes’ The Frogs, an original-practices production in a new translation by Mike Lippman and Diane Arnson Svarlien.  The play and response to it will be part of a weekend of scholarly and practical exchanging of ideas on ancient theatre. We are inviting proposals from scholars and practitioners of all levels for papers on topics to do with ancient drama in performance, including but not restricted to the staging, texts, design, repertory, personnel, and the social impact of plays in the ancient Greek and Roman world, as well as of plays as re-performed in the modern world.

Papers will be delivered in an outdoor Greek theatre (or a round indoor space if it rains), which means that papers that deal with original practices in some way would find a comfortable setting, but all topics concerned with the plays as a practice are welcome.  Presenters who would like to demonstrate their performance ideas will be provided with student actors (with or without masks), with whom arrangements can be made prior to the meeting.  Papers are limited to 10 minutes (presentation without actors) and to 13 minutes (presentations with student actors).* Presenters should be aware that they will hear the sound of a drum when two minutes remain and will exit pursued by a Fury when time is out.

Please submit a 300 word abstract to ancientdrama@randolphcollege.edu, by 15 May 2016.

* Ten minutes is a perfect amount of time to present one idea very well and to tantalize an audience into wanting to know more from you when you meet later.