MILLER EVENTS
2015 Centennial Year!
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and Special events, as well as links to archives for past events.
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previously published isssues,  go to the Journal website.
 

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Calls For Papers:
The Arthur Miller Society is always looking for anyone who would like to organize Miller panels at conferences, such as ALA, SAMLA, CDC, American Studies, ATHE--please contact our current President, Paula Langteau, with proposals/details.

During Arthur Miller's 2015 centennial year, the expectation is that conferences, theaters
and publishers will be especially interested in engaging with Miller material,
and so
we encourage you to share any plans for celebrations,
publications or productions with the society that we can help to publicize,
or solicit us for ideas/assistance.

The Arthur Miller Centennial Conference 
October 16-18, 2015  
Sponsored by the Arthur Miller Society at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York

The Twelfth International Arthur Miller Conference will center on the observance of
the 100th anniversary of Arthur Miller’s birth in New York City on October 17, 1915. We are pleased to return to St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, the neighborhood where Arthur Miller lived the in 1940s and 50s. 
 
We seek papers on any aspect of the dramatic and non-dramatic work that Miller produced in his stellar career. We invite discussions from all critical and performance perspectives. We also are interested in analysis of Miller as a political and cultural figure, his connection to and influence on other playwrights, and comparative studies.
 
The conference also wants to include discussion of the artistic relationship between Arthur Miller and his wife Inge Morath, the world-renowned photojournalist. The society desires to provide a venue for academic inquiry into how Miller and Morath collaborated on their books of photojournalism and dramatic productions and how they informed each other’s art, aesthetics, and politics. The conference will feature a photo exhibit of Morath’s work provided by her foundation.
 
The conference also will include panels comprised of playwrights, theatre critics, actors, and directors. In addition, we plan staged readings and performances of Miller’s work.

Please forward abstracts or completed manuscripts for a presentation not to exceed  twenty minutes to:

Stephen Marino
The Arthur Miller Journal
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, New York 11202
smarino@sfc.edu
 
Deadline for submission is February 1, 2015
Click here to get a .pdf flyer you can post to help spread the word.


Ongoing CFP:

Arthur Miller Journal
Looking for papers on any aspect of the life and work of Arthur Miller for the Arthur Miller Journal which is published Spring and Fall. Go to the Journal page for more detail regarding submissions, subscriptions, contact e-mails for the various editors, and for contents of past volumes. You can make a submission to the Journal of an essay, performance review or book review, as well as material for the notes section directly at this website. If a Miller play is being produced in your area (check the listings below)--feel free to go and see it and upload your review through the above link. 

JCDE: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English     
Editors: Martin Middeke (Augsburg, Editor in Chief), Eckart Voigts (Brunswick),
Christina Wald (Berlin, Reviews), Clare Wallace (Prague)    
Publisher: De Gruyter (Berlin/Boston) http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jcde    
 
The bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal focuses on contemporary Anglophone dramatic literature and theatre performance.
It renegotiates the understanding of contemporary aesthetics of drama and theatre by treating dramatic texts of the last fifty years. Essays should be no longer than 8,000 words (including notes and bibliography) and should be formatted according to MLA style (7th edition, 2009).   
Essays should be sent to: Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke, Chair of English Literature, University of Augsburg, Universitaetsstraße 10, D-86159 Augsburg, Germany. email: martin.middeke@phil.uni-augsburg.de    
Suggestions for reviews should be sent to: Prof. Dr. Christina Wald, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Philosophische Fakultät II, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin, Germany. email: christina.wald@hu-berlin.de    

Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies  published near the close of 2006 a special Arthur Miller Edition: Volume 11, Number 2 (2005):  ISSN:  12 18-7364  that contains several new essays on Miller's work--see details in the archive link below for Special Events/News/Releases 2007 regarding how to order yourself a copy.  The Journal is meanwhile looking for further submissions:  Manuscripts should conform to the latest edition of the MLA Handbook in all matters of style (parenthetical citations keyed to a works-cited list). Contributions on history should conform to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. All submissions should be sent together with a disk copy of the article in Word 95 for Windows. All correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, HJEAS, University of Debrecen, Pf. 73, Hungary 4010; e-mail: abnagyzo@delfin.unideb.hu
 
Below are photographs of Mr. Miller from the 9th International Arthur Miller Conference at St. Francis College in Brooklyn in 2004, courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Mason, University of Oregon. 

Conferences and Panels:
  (Link to AMS conference archive) (Link to ALA archive
)

Every year the Arthur Miller Society arranges for two panels and a business meeting at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference that takes place in May (alternating between Boston and San Francisco). Check their website (http://americanliterature.org) for more details, and let us know if you are interested in organizing a future panel.

Two exciting panel discussions organized by the Arthur Miller Society will be presented at the
26-28 March 2015 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore.


Plenary Session: Visions of Tragedy in American Theatre on Saturday, March 28, from 1:00-2:30.
A 90-minute round-table. Statements from eight panelists, each devoted to a different American dramatist’s vision of tragedy, followed by discussion among the panelists and then an open discussion with the audience where visions of tragedy beyond those of American dramatists also may be considered.

Co-Chairs:
1.    David Palmer, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
2.    J. Chris Westgate, California State University, Fullerton
Panelists:
1.    On Edward Albee: Lincoln Konkle, The College of New Jersey, Edward Albee Society
2.    On Susan Glaspell: Sharon Friedman, New York University, Susan Glaspell Society
3.    On David Mamet: Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut
4.    On Arthur Miller: Stephen A. Marino, St. Francis College, Arthur Miller Society
5.    On Eugene O’Neill: Jeffery Kennedy, Arizona State University, Eugene O’Neill Society
6.    On Thornton Wilder: Jackson R. Bryer, University of Maryland, Thornton Wilder Society
7.    On Tennessee Williams: Susan C. W. Abbotson, Rhode Island College
8.    On August Wilson: Sandra G. Shannon, Howard University, August Wilson Society

Session Title: How Plays Become Classics – A Centennial Discussion of the Works of Arthur Miller
A 75 minute round-table. Statements from five panelists regarding why some works of literature continue to resonate with audiences so that they become classics? We shall explore this issue by looking at the plays of Arthur Miller, their role in American culture, and the reasons they continue to be produced so widely around the world.

Presider: David Palmer, Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
1:   Susan C. W. Abbotson, Rhode Island College
2:   Claire Gleitman, Ithaca College.
3:   Susan Albert Loewenberg, L. A. Theatre Works in Los Angeles.
4:   Stephen A. Marino, St. Francis College.
5:   Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut.

American Literature Association  26th Annual Conference
http://americanliteratureassociation.org/calls/annual-conference/
Boston, Massachusetts  May 21-24, 2015

Panels organized by David Palmer, Humanities Department, Massachusetts Maritime Academy: dpalmer@maritime.edu. Final decisions on proposals will be made by January 26.

Panel 1    Arthur Miller at 100: Reflections on His Life and Work
The panel seeks to explore a wide variety of aspects of Miller’s life and, from the perspective of the centennial, to assess Miller’s role in American culture, both the effect his work had on America’s vision of itself and the effect that American culture had on Miller.

Panel 2    Performing Arthur Miller: Insights from Productions of His Plays
Often being involved in – or merely seeing – a production of a play provides new insights into themes the author explores and the way the play is crafted. What particular challenges and opportunities arise for actors, directors, and designers in Miller’s plays? What can be learned from reviewing production histories of specific plays? How do the writer, the text, the production company, and the audience interact to bring meaning to a play? Must plays be produced to be fully realized and understood? From a variety of perspectives, this panel explores the relationship between the writer, the text, the production, the audience, and the cultural moment in creating our understanding of Miller’s plays.

William Inge Theater
millertree
plaque
Outside the William Inge Theatre they have
planted a tree for each past Honoree of the
William Inge Festival Achievement Award
who has passed on.
The tree they planted in Miller's
memory right outside the
William Inge Theatre in
Independence, Kansas.
Here is the plaque at the base of the tree.

Current Stage Productions (Link to Archive)
A useful place to check for upcoming productions of plays is the DPS website, where you can search by the playwright to see which plays have been licensed through them for production (both professional and non-professional). The listings below, however, contain more details and generally more up-to-date information.

If you are looking for a Miller expert to provide a lecture, keynote, seminar or talkback in conjunction with a production, please contact us and we will try and put you in touch with any scholars in your area.

  • Productions During 2015
    • All My Sons Dec. by Wanderlust Theatre Co. at Cité des Arts, 109 Vine Street, Lafayette, LA. Call (337) 291-1122 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 13 October – 8 November 2015 by Theatre Calgary, 220 - 9th Ave. S.E., Calgary, AB, Vancouver, Canada. Call 403-294-7440 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 16-18 Oct. by Creative Arts Theater, 15615 8th St Victorville, CA. Call 760-963-3236 or check the website.
    • Broken Glass 6-31 Oct. 2015 by Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT. Directed by Mark Lamos. Call (203) 227-4177 or check the website.
    • A Memory of Two Mondays Sept/Oct. by Defibrillator Theatre, London, UK. Directed by Robert Hastie. Plans are to stage the play in a warehouse setting. Check the website for updates.
    • The Crucible 18 Sept.-4 Oct. by Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St, Pecatonica, IL. Call (815) 239-1210 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 9-26 July by Ironweed Productions, Santa Fe, NM. Call 505.927.5406 or check the website.
    • The Hook by Royal and Derngate theater in Northampton in 5-27 June, followed by a run at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool in 1-25 July. Directed by James Dacre.The play is adapted by Ron Hutchinson from Miller's screenplay. Check their websites for more details: Northampton and Liverpool.
    • Death of a Salesman 29 May-14 June by Barn Theater, on Plano Street at Olive Avenue, Porterville, CA. Call (559) 310-7046 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 22-30 May by Acting Unlimited at Theatre 810, 810 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA. Call (337) 484-0172 or check their Facebook website.
    • A View from the Bridge 8-17 May by at Cité des Arts, 109 Vine Street, Lafayette, LA. Call (337) 291-1122 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 29 April-3 May at Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, University Of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI. Call (414) 229-4308 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 11 April-24 May by Guthrie Theater, Wurtele Thrust Stage, 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN. Directed by Joe Dowling. Call 612.377.2224, or check the website for more information.
    • Death of a Salesman 1 May-7 June by Loft Ensemble, 929 East Second Street, #105, Los Angeles, CA. Call 213.680.0392 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 17 April-10 May by WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas. Call 972.450.6230, or check the website.
    • All My Sons 24-26 April by Marion Civic Theatre, 505 S. Washington, Marion, IN. Directed by David Wright. Call 765-668-7800 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 10-18 April by Neuse Little Theatre, 104 South Front Street, Smithfield, NC. Directed by:  Randy Jordan. Call (919) 934-1873 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 10-19 April by Merced Playhouse, 452 W. Main Street, Merced, CA. Call 209 725 8587 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 16-26 April by Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids, 2727 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI. Call 616-234-3595, or check the website.
    • All My Sons 27 March-19April 19 by Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave., at University of Houston, Houston, TX. Directed by Theresa Rebeck. Call 713.220.5700 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 2 March-26 April by Front Row Theatre Company, Harrison College House, University of Pennsylvania, PA. Directed by Alex Polyak. Message on Facebook or check the website.
    • The Archbishop’s Ceiling 24 March–19 April by Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, in their Black Box theater,  6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, Colorado.  Call 720-898-7200 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 12-28 March by Tennessee Repertory Theatre at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville, TN. Directed by René D. Copeland, with Chip Arnold. Call 615 782-6560 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 6-29 March by Cherry Creek Theatre, at the Shaver-Ramsey Carpet Gallery, 2414 East Third Avenue, Denver, CO. Call (303) 800-6578 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 13-28 March by New Century Players, 11022 SE 37th, Milwaukie, OR. Directed by Colin Murray. Call (503) 367-2620 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 1-16 May by Dreamwell Theatre Company, 10 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA in two locations. 1-2 May at First Street Community Center, Mt. Vernon and 8-16 May at Iowa Children’s Museum, Coralridge Mall. Directed by David Pierce. Call 319-423-9820, or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 28 March- 2 May by The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Directed by Gregory Doran with Antony Sher and Alex Hassell. Call 0844 800 1110 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 6-22 March by Germantown Community Theater, 3037 S Forest Hill-Irene Rd, Germantown, TN. Directed by John Maness. Call (901) 754-2680 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 6-22 March Curtain Call Inc., 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. Call (203) 461-6358 ext. 13. or check the wesbite.
    • A View from the Bridge by The Touring Consortium Theatre Company with York Theatre Royal; opens in Nottingham on 4 March 2015, and then visits Cheltenham, Darlington, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Coventry and Edinburgh. 10-14 March  at Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, UK. Directed by Stephen Unwin, with Jonathan Guy Lewis and Michael Brandon. For Cheltenham, call 01242 572573 or check the website
    • All My Sons 6-14 March by JCC Uncommoners, in Robert Lee Scharmann Theatre at Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY. Directed by Bob Schlick. Call 716.338.1153 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 13-22 March at San Joaquin Delta College, Alred H. Muller Studio Theatre, 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA. Directed by Harvey Jordan, who also plays Willy, alongside Jane Dominik as Linda. Call (209) 954-5110 or check the website.
    • Playing For Time 12 March-4 April by The Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, UK. Directed by Richard Beecham, with Kate Adams, Pascale Burgess, Imogen Daines, Christopher Staines, Amanda Hadingue, Melanie Heslop, Kate Lynn-Evans, Danny Scheinmann, and Siân Phillips. To mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the centenary of the playwright’s birth. Call 0114 249 6000 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 5-8 March in Kimmel Theatre at Midland University on the corner of 8th and Irving in Fremont, NE. Call 402.941.6399 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 5-7 March by Jewish Theatre Ensemble, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Check website for tickets and information.
    • An Enemy of the People 25 Feb.-15 March by PlayMakers Repertory Company, Center for Dramatic Art, Chapel Hill, NC. Call 919.962.7529 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 1 March-4 April by Shawnee Playhouse, 552 River Rd, Shawnee on Deleware, PA. Call (570) 421-5093 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 12 Feb.-25 April by Talawa Theatre Company, around the UK, is reviving its all-black 2013 production (co-produced with Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre) for a national tour, with beginning performances at Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre for 12-21st Feb. Call 01473 295 900. It will subsequently tour to Cambridge Arts Theatre (24-28 Feb. Call 01223 503 333), Salisbury Playhouse (3-7 March. Call 01722 320 333), Watford Palace Theatre (10-14 March. Call 01923 225 671), Oxford Playhouse (17-21 March. Call 01865 305 305), Birmingham Rep (24-28 March. Call 0121 236 4455), Richmond Theatre in South West London (31 March-5 April. Call 0844 871 7615), Colchester Mercury Theatre (14-18 April. Call 01206 573 948), and Malvern Theatres (Festival Theatre) (21-25 April. Call 01684 892 277). Directed by Michael Buffong, with Ray Shell, Doña Croll, Kemi Bo-Jacobs, Leemore Marrett Jr., and Ashley Gerlach. Stage design by Ellen Cairns. For further details and to book tickets, visit their website.
    • The Price 11 Feb.-22 March by Center Theatre Group at Mark Taper Forum, Music Center, 135 North Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Garry Hynes, with Kate Burton, John Bedford Lloyd, Sam Robards, and Alan Mandell. Call 213 628 2772 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 26 Feb-1 Mar by Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers, at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC. Call 828-328-PLAY or check the website.
    • All My Sons 26 Feb.-8 March, by Shreveport Little Theatre, 811 Margaret Pl, Shreveport, LA. Call (318) 424-4439 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 19 Feb.-1 March by University of Rhode Island Theatre Department, Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI. Call 401.874.5843 or check the website.
    • All My Sons 13-22 Feb. by Wig and Buckle Theater Company, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. Directed by Kevin Pry, with Chris Dunlap, Lacey Eriksen, Blace Newkirk, and Hannah Brough. Call 717-867-6162, or check the website.
    • The Crucible 14-22 Feb. by Kankakee Valley Theatre, 844 S Lincoln Ave, Kankakee, IL. Directed by Josh Hedding-Hess, with Scott Porter, Tessa Dattilo, Vicky Morr, Louis Wood, Robert Bishir,  Meghan Martin, and Miles Q. Turner. Call (815) 935-8510 or check the website.
    • The Crucible 13-28 Feb. by Pioneer Theatre, University of Utah, 300 S. 1400 E., Salt Lake City, UT. Call 801 581 6961 or check the website.
    • A View from the Bridge 11 Feb.-11 April (transfer of the Young Vic’s much praised spring 2014 production), Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, UK. Directed by Ivo van Hove, with Mark Strong, Nicola Walker, Michael Gould, Emun Elliott, Phoebe Fox, and Luke Norris. Design and Light by Jan Versweyveld. Call 020 7922 2922 or 0844 482 5120, or check the website (which has an interesting 55 sec. trailer that will give you a sense of the production’s design).
    • The Crucible 30 Jan-7 Feb. by Guilford College Theatre Studies Dept., in the Sternberger Auditorium, 5800 West Friendly Avenue, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. Call (336) 316-2414 or check the website.
    • A View from the Bridge 15 Jan-14 Feb. by Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton, UK. Directed by David Thacker with Colin Connor, Tristan Brooke, Barbara Drennan, David Nabil Stuart, Patrick Poletti, James Quinn, Russell Richardson, Eamonn Riley, and Natasha Davidson. Set design by Ciaran Bagnall. Call 01204 520661 or check the website.
    • Death of a Salesman 15 January-1 Feb. by Lauren-Reilly Eliot Company at Cité des Arts, 109 Vine Street, Lafayette, LA. Directed by Cooper Helm, with Mitch Barry, Andre Hawk LaFleur, Scott Gremillion and Carmen DeMahy Nicholson. Call (337) 291-1122 or check the website.
    • The Creation of The World and Other Business 21-31 January by Players’ Theatre, 3480 McTavish, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Directed by Kristen Kephalas, with Alec MacMillan, Frederic Rosenthal, Anna Queen, Lucas Amato, Clay Walsh, and Adam Almeida. Call 514-398-6813 or check their Facebook page or website.

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