Guest Lectures



He has presented guest lectures on a variety of subjects, including:
  1. Passing and Covering: Good Choices for LGBT Students?
  2. The History of Theater Philanthropy in America
  3. Recovering the Legacy of Eva Le Gallienne and Her Civic Repertory Theatre
  4. The Legacy of Garbo's Cuban Lover: Mercedes de Acosta
  5. The Evolution and Development of Ibsen's Plays in America: A Century of Change
  6. Frontier Theatre and the American Opera House
  7. Patrons of Eva Le Gallienne: Otto Kahn, Alice DeLamar, and Mary Curtis Bok
  8. Why Lillian Hellman succeeded as a Playwright and De Acosta Failed: A Comparison of Two of Their Plays--"The Children's Hour" and "Jacob Slovak"
  9. Playing Sherlock: Why Write Theatre History
  10. How to Publish (And Not Perish)
  11. "Death of a Salesman" and the Wheel of Domestic Violence
  12. Hollywood's Furious Lesbians
  13. Jumping Hurdles: Roadblocks in Writing Gay Theater History
Most lectures are illustrated with either slides or Power Point.

In recent years, he has been invited to present lectures at the following:
  • Library of Congress (Washington D.C.)
  • Lesbian/GayBi/Transgender Community Center (New York City)
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Missouri
  • University of North Dakota
  • Bradley University
  • Illinois Wesleyan
  • Trinity University
  • Illinois State University
  • Allegheny College
  • St. John's Fisher College
  • Augustana College
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Florida
  • Texas Tech University
The typical residency is 2 - 3 days during which he presents several lectures. Most are scheduled as a part of a regular student class, but sometimes they are scheduled as a public lecture.

The following professors could be contacted to give an evaluation of his lectures:

Dr. John Poole
Illinois State University
jrpoole@ilstu.edu

Dr. Elizabeth Reitx-Mullenix
Miami University
mullener@muohio.edu

Dr. Gresdna Doty
Louisiana State University (retired)
gresdna@msn.com

Dr. Anne Fletcher
Southern Illinois University
beasleybe@earthlink.net

Dr. Mary Cutler
University of North Dakota
cutund@aol.com

Dr. Jeffery Huberman
Bradley University
huberman@bradley.edu

Dr. Stacey Connelly
Trinity University
sconnell@trinity.edu

Fees for a residency are definitely negotiable.

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