Julia Listengarten

Julia Listengarten, Ph.D.

Biography

A theatre artist and scholar, Julia Listengarten has worked professionally in New York City with various experimental theatre companies and is currently Professor of Theatre, Artistic Director, and Coordinator of Graduate Studies at the University of Central Florida. Her research interests include avant-garde theatre, contemporary scenographic practice, and performances of national identity. Her translation of Christmas at the Ivanovs' (with Karin Coonrod) premiered off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company and was included in Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950. Among her directing credits are Bernarda Alba, Seminar, Cloud 9, Marisol, Eurydice,The Burial at Thebes, Gem of the OceanVinegar Tom, and The Baltimore Waltz, and she is the recipient of many meritorious achievement awards in directing from the Kennedy Center. 

Her books include Russian Tragifarce: Its Cultural and Political Roots (Susquehanna UP, 2000), Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1950-2000 (with Knopf; Yale UP, 2011), Playing with Theory in Theatre Practice (with Alrutz and Wood; Palgrave, 2012), and Modern American Drama: Playwriting 2000-2009, Voices, Documents, New Interpretations ( with Rosenthal; Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018). She has contributed to many edited theatre collections and her articles have been published in Recherches Semiotiques/Semiotic Inquiry, SCENE, Translation Perspectives, Ecumenica Journal of Theatre and Performance, and Slavic and East European Performance, among others.  She has recently co-edited the 8 volume series Decades of Modern American Drama: Playwriting from the 1930s to 2009 and is currently editor of Stanislavski Studies: Practice, Legacy and Contemporary Theater journal.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from University of Michigan (1996)

Research Interests

contemporary and avant-garde theatre practices, performance and identity politics, performance as social practice. 


Selected Publications

Books

  • (with Cindy Rosenthal) Decades of Modern American Playwriting: the 2000s; Voices, Documents, New Interpretations. Methuen Drama.

Edited Collections

  • Decades of Modern American Playwriting: 1930-2009. 8 volume series. Co-edited with Brenda Murphy. Methuen Drama/Bloomsbury

Articles/Essays

  • “Building Affective Solidarity and Creating Healthier Communities through the Arts:Interactions, Elaborations, and Interventions in Multiple Contexts” (with Keri Watson andKate Kilpatrick). The International Journal of Arts Education, Volume 14: 4 (2019), https://artsinsociety.com.
  • “Staging representations: Reflections on performing activism in a visual art and theatre collaboration” (with Keri Watson). SCENE6.1 (2019): 41-62.
  • (with Lyubov Zabolotskaya Weidner), "Vasiliev Methodology: Situational and Ludo Structures.” In Stanislavski Studies: Practice, Legacy and Contemporary Theater. 5.1: 13-20.   

Book Sections/Chapters

  • “Affecting the Lives of ‘Others’: The Journey of Albee’s Plays in the Soviet Union.” Edward Albee as Theatricla and Dramatic Innovator. Ed. David Crespy and Linloln Klonkle. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2019, 147-166.
  • "Russian Stage Design and Theatrical Avant-Garde.” Scenography. Ed. Arnold Aronson. Routledge,  385-401. 

Creative Publications

  • “Puppets, Kites, and the Swirling Waters: Convergent Boundaries in a Site-Specific  Performance.” SCENE 5:2. 

Awards

Pegasus Award (2020), University of Central Florida
NEA Big Read (2020)
NEA Big Read (2019)
NEA Big Read (2018)
NEA Big Read (2017)
Women of Distinction Award (2019), University of Central Florida
Excellence in Graduate Teaching (2019), University of Central Florida
Pabst Steinmetz Innovation Arts & Wellness Award (2018)
Research Incentive Award (RIA) (2017-18), University of Central Florida
Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) (2018), University of Central Florida
Scroll & Quill Society (2017), University of Central Florida
Excellence in Directing (2019), Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival
Excellence in Directing (2018), Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival
Excellence in Directing (2017), Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival
Excellence in Directing  (2016), Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival
Excellence in Directing (2014), Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival
Information Fluency Award (2013), University of Central Florida
Excellence in Graduate Teaching (2012), University of Central Florida

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19520 THE5307 Contemporary Theatre Practice Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) Tu 02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Unavailable
No Description Available
16702 THE5945L Theatre Practicum Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Unavailable
No Description Available
16703 THE5946L Theatre Practicum Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Unavailable
No Description Available
16704 THE6947L Theatre Practicum Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80706 THE5910 Research Methods in Theatre Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp Tu 12:00 PM - 01:20 PM Available

Theatre 5910 is a graduate seminar in theatre research and writing. The course will encourage students to explore various types and modes of theatre research, to develop a plan of research toward their final project for the course, to generate a production vision that comes out of such research, and to examine their writing closely for the clarity and efficiency of style, structure, and argument. The course will also prepare graduate students for the challenges of the thesis project. During course meetings, students will be sharing their research, presenting oral reports, and discussing short writing assignments. Class discussions will also treat journals and theatre organizations that might be particularly helpful in students’ research as well as the development of their professional career.

Matters of research and discussion may include the following:

Research Resources

1.     Library Resources

2.     Organizations/Publications

3.     MLA Style

4.     Annotated Journal Bibliography/Literature Review

Research methodologies

1.     Historiography (primary/secondary/tertiary sources)

2.     PAR (Practice as Research)

3.     Case-Study

Dramaturgy (including Play Analysis and Translation Analysis) toward Generative Collaborative Practice

Theory as a Lens

Peer Review/Book Review/ Collaborative Practices

Coursework will culminate in a final digital performance project. In additional to the performance component, the student digital portfolio will include research findings, production vision, and literature review/ bibliography.

80673 THE5945L Theatre Practicum Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Available

Theatre 5945L is a graduate theatre practicum that fosters a “practice as research” approach to studying and practicing theatre. Students will engage in an approved practice-based project throughout the semester. These activities may include, but not limited to, directing a scene or a fully produced production, devising a performance, or providing dramaturgy to a production team. Students will work on their projects independently. Appointments to discuss the projects should be requested via email: julia.listengarten@ucf.edu.

80674 THE5946L Theatre Practicum Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Available

Theatre 5946L is a graduate theatre practicum that fosters a “practice as research” approach to studying and practicing theatre. Students will engage in an approved practice-based project throughout the semester. These activities may include, but not limited to, directing a scene or a fully produced production, devising a performance, or providing dramaturgy to a production team. THE 5946L builds on the experiences that the students gained through THE 5945L (Theatre Practicum I). Students will work on their projects independently. Appointments to discuss the projects should be requested via email: julia.listengarten@ucf.edu.

80671 THE6507 Dramatic Theory and Criticism Video Strmng (V) COVID DL exmp Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Available

This course investigates theoretical developments in theatre and their connections with theatre history and dramatic literature. What is the impact of theory on theatre practice and dramatic literature? How does the evolution of theatre theory reflect the development of theatre? What is the place of theatre theory in the context of the world’s cultural and intellectual history? What are the ways in which theory may interact with theatre practice in contemporary theatre settings? How can we--theatre practitioners of the twenty -first century--interact with theory to challenge our own practice?

80675 THE6947L Theatre Practicum Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) Available

Theatre 6947L is a graduate theatre practicum that fosters a “practice as research” approach to studying and practicing theatre. Students will engage in an approved practice-based project throughout the semester. These activities may include, but not limited to, directing a scene or a fully produced production, devising a performance, or providing dramaturgy to a production team. THE 6947L builds on the experiences that the students gained through THE 5945L (Theatre Practicum I) and THE 5946L (Theatre Practicum II). Students will work on their projects independently. Appointments to discuss the projects should be requested via email: julia.listengarten@ucf.edu.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
62123 THE5945L Theatre Practicum Ⅰ World Wide Web (W) C Unavailable
No Description Available
62124 THE5946L Theatre Practicum Ⅱ World Wide Web (W) C Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18160 THE5205 American Theatre Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Available
No Description Available
17259 THE5945L Theatre Practicum Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Available
No Description Available
17260 THE5946L Theatre Practicum Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Available
No Description Available
17261 THE6947L Theatre Practicum Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
89500 THE5910 Research Methods in Theatre Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM Available

Theatre 5910 is a graduate seminar in theatre research and writing.  The course encourages students to explore various types and modes of theatre research, to develop a plan of research toward their final project for the course, to generate a production vision that comes out of such research, and to examine their writing closely for the clarity and efficiency of style, structure, and argument.  The course also prepares graduate students for the challenges of the thesis project.  During course meetings, students will be sharing their research, presenting oral reports, and discussing short writing assignments. Class discussions will also treat journals and theatre organizations that might be particularly helpful in students’ research as well as the development of their professional career.

89461 THE5945L Theatre Practicum Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Available

Theatre 5945L is a graduate theatre practicum that fosters a “practice as research”

approach to studying and practicing theatre. Students will engage in an approved

practice-based project throughout the semester. These activities may include, but not

limited to, directing a scene or a fully produced production, devising a performance, or

providing dramaturgy to a production team.

89462 THE5946L Theatre Practicum Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Available

Theatre 5946L is a graduate theatre practicum that fosters a “practice as research”

approach to studying and practicing theatre. Students will engage in an approved

practice-based project throughout the semester. These activities may include, but not

limited to, directing a scene or a fully produced production, devising a performance, or

providing dramaturgy to a production team. THE 5946L builds on the experiences that

the students gained through THE 5945L (Theatre Practicum I).

89459 THE6507 Dramatic Theory and Criticism Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Available

Dramatic Theory and Criticism investigates theoretical developments in theatre and their connections with theatre history and dramatic literature.  The questions to consider are the following: What is the impact of theory on theatre practice and dramatic literature?  How does the evolution of theatre theory reflect the development of theatre?  What is the place of theatre theory in the context of the world’s cultural and intellectual history?  What are the ways in which theory may interact with theatre practice in contemporary theatre settings?  How can we--theatre practitioners of the twenty first century--interact with theory to challenge our own practice? 

89463 THE6947L Theatre Practicum Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Available

Theatre 6947L is a graduate theatre practicum that fosters a “practice as research”

approach to studying and practicing theatre. Students will engage in an approved

practice-based project throughout the semester. These activities may include, but not

limited to, directing a scene or a fully produced production, devising a performance, or

providing dramaturgy to a production team. THE 6947L builds on the experiences that

the students gained through THE 5945L (Theatre Practicum I) and THE 5946L (Theatre

Practicum II).

Updated: Aug 20, 2020