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Michael D. Coon <email@example.com>
Lander University-Greenwood South Carolina
I am currently involved in staging the first commercially viable work of North Carolina playwright Louisa Smith (Lula) Vollmer at the Seminar at the Museum for the National Society for the Preservation of Tent, Folk, and Repertoire Theatre in Mt. Pleasant Iowa on April 21, 2007. The play is a short vaudeville play titled JULE: THE MOONSHINER'S DAUGHTER; it is an investigation of a young woman, rasied by her father and the relgious-cultural influences she experiences growing up in Appalachia. The project involves casting the show from the undergraduate student body at Lander University, combining it with an academic presentation by the cast and crew to a body of theatre historians, and performing the show to an open audience of professionals, troupers, academics and townspeople.
I am seeking a publisher for an annotated anthology of the plays by Lula Vollmer that constitutes the body of her work and its relationship to the people of the North Carolina mountains.
|Address:||320 Stanley Avenue
Cultural Center A-274
Greenwood, South Carolina 29649
|Primary Phone:||(864) 388-8804|
|Fax Number:||(864) 388-8144|
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Art and Art History
Native American History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
PhD in Theatre, Bowling Green St. Univ. Bowling Green OH, December 17, 2004. Dissertation: Mists of the Mountains: The Contributions of a Mountain Woman, Louisa Smith (Lula) Vollmer, Playwright.
M.S. Theatre, Texas A & M University, Commerce Texas, May 13, 1999 Thesis: From Sun-Up To Moonshine and Honeysuckle: The Theatre of Louisa Smith (Lula) Vollmer
B.S. Theatre and Religion-magna cum laude, Eastern New Mexico Univ. December 13, 1996.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Recipient, Lander Foundation Grant “The Re-Staging of Jule: The Moonshiner’s Daughter,” 2007
Finalist, Lecturer of the Year-Terra State Community College 2003-2004
Co-recipient, Miguel Ornelas Humanitarian Service Award, BGSU 2002
Winner, Amarillo Little Theatre New Play Competition 1995
Outstanding Accomplishment in Acting, Rio Grande Int’l. Theatre Festival 1992.
Best Actor, Statewide AACT/FEST State of New Mexico 1992
Outstanding Accomplishment in Direction, Rio Grande Int’l Theatre Festival, 1991.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE 2006-present: Lander University
-Theatre History-Medieval to Present (THTR 450)
-Theatre History-Greeks to Medieval (THTR 350)
-Theatre Her-Story-American Female Playwrights 1776-2006 (THTR 301)
-Drafting Techniques (THTR 110)
-Play Production (THTR 111)
-Theatre Internship (THTR 490)
-Stagecraft (THTR 220)
-Stage Lighting Design (THTR 331)
2005-2006: Middle Georgia College, Cochran GA
-Public Speaking (SPCH-2201) (College-wide course)
2002-2004. Terra State Community College, Fremont Ohio
-“Critical Thinking” (HUM 101) College-wide course
-“Introduction to Humanities” (HUM-201) (College Wide Course)
-“Introduction to Ethics” (PHL-101)
-“Introduction to Film” (HUM-105)
-“Introduction to Theatre” (HUM-141)
-“World Art History I” (ART-101)