Vita


Dr. Fenema


Phone

7311 N.W. Crestwood Drive (580) 536-2402 (Home)
Lawton, OK 73505-12371 (580) 581-2427 (Work)


Education:

School

Location

Years

Degree: Major/Minor

Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana 1971-1979 Phd. Theatre/Drama/Comp. Lit.
University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 1966-1968 MA Theatre/Speech
University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 1961-1966 BS Theatre/Speech


Teaching Experience:

School

Location

Years

Position

Cameron University Lawton, Oklahoma 1983-present Full Professor (tenured) – Theatre Arts
University of Denver Denver, Colorado 1980-1983 Assistant Professor-Theatre
College of Wooster Wooster, Ohio 1976-1980 Assistant Professor - Theatre/Speech


Courses Taught:



Introduction to the Theatre

Acting/Directing (also Musical Theatre)

Make-up

Theatre History/Drama (Greeks to the Present)

American Theatre History/Drama

American Musical Theatre History

Voice and Diction

Graduate Seminars (Univ. of Denver)

Exploring Multiculturalism through the Arts

Introduction to University Life

Fundamentals of Speech

Playwriting

Radio Drama

Technical Production

Make-up


References:

Scott Richard Klein, chair Dr. Von Underwood, Dean, School of Liberal Arts
Theatre Arts Department Cameron University
2800 W. Gore Blvd. 2800 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK. 73505 Lawton, OK. 73505
(580) 581-2480 (580) 581-2491
Email Scott Klein Email Dr. Underwood

Don Evans, Assistant Professor

Scott Hofmann
Theatre Arts Department 7109 N. W. Birch Place
Cameron University Lawton, OK 73505
2800 W. Gore Blvd. (580) 536-0559
(580)581-2428 Email Scott Huffman
Email Don Evans


Administrative Positions:


Chair, Theatre Arts Department Cameron University (1983-1994)

Head of BFA Degree in Lyric Theatre at University of Denver (1980-1983)

Oklahoma State Chair American College Theatre Festival (1990-1993)

Phi Kappa Phi President (1998-99)

Faculty Council (Senate) (1995-1996) (2006-2009)

Southwest Theatre Association: V.P. for Development (1999-2002);

Program Chair – Convention 1989

ACTF Respondent for productions at SWOSU ( Weatherford, OK) 2007 and NWOSU (Alva, OK) 2008

Judge for High School One-Act Play Contest in Okeene, Fairview and OKC bi-annually since 2004

Technical Director/Stage Manager OK Summer/Fall Arts Institute (1999-2004)

McMahon Auditorium Authority Board (2000-2006) Treasurer

Lawton Arts and Humanities Board (2006-present)

KCCU Radio: developed /recorded 26 hours of “World of Musical Theatre”


Awards and Honors:


Harold and Elizabeth Hackler Teaching Award (2009)

Taught Theatre for Semester at Sea (spring, 2005)

OK Governor’s Arts and Education Award (1993)
Oklahoma Community Theatre Association: Jean Adams Wray Award (1992)

Lawton Arts and Humanities Educator in the Arts (1994)

Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association: Ruth Arrington Outstanding College Theatre Educator (1995)

Cameron University School of Fine Arts: Service Award (1994)


ORGANIZATIONS:

ASSOCIATION FOR THEATRE IN HIGHER EDUCATION (ATHE)

ASSOCIATION FOR THEATRE RESEARCH (ASTR)

OKLAHOMA SPEECH THEATRE COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (OSTCA)

SOUTHWEST THEATRE FILM ASSOCIATION (SWTFA)
Not active at present

PHI KAPPA PHI HONORARY SOCIETY

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS (AAUP)


DIRECTING: (SELECTED TITLES FOR OVER 100 PRODUCTIONS)

PLAYS:


PLAYHOUSE CREATURES

IPHIGENIA AT AULIS

SHAPE OF THINGS

MY CHILDREN, MY AFRICA

WIT

OXYGEN

TWELFTH NIGHT

RASHOMON

EVERYMAN

THE LARAMIE PROJECT

CHILDE BYRON

BALD SOPRANO/NO EXIT


MUSICALS/OPERAS:


IOLANTHE

MY FAIR LADY

NINE

WORKING

KISS ME KATE

SWEENEY TODD

LA CENERENTOLA

PIRATES OF PENZANCE

DON GIOVANNI

ANYTHING GOES

FOLLIES

DIE FLEDERMAUS

THE BOY FRIEND


PROFESSIONAL SUMER STOCK:

Dr. Gerald Lyman in Picnic for Tibbit’s Opera House, Coldwater, MI


PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, REVIEWS AND PAPERS:


“Teaching Native American Students: Problems in European American classrooms that create barriers and challenges for the Native American Student.” GIFT Panel for 2009 OSTCA convention, Ada, OK, Sept. 19, 2009 with Dr. Justin Walton and Dr. Kirsten Underwood.

“Masks as Teaching Tools for the Arts” as part of a panel presentation: “Exploring Experiential Approaches to Intercultural Education” for the Central States Communication Association conference in Indianapolis, IN April, 2006.

“Oklahoma and Indian Territories: On the Border of Law and Order.” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Assoc,/ACA Conference. Albuquerque, N.M., Feb 24-27, 1999

“Transferring Teaching Techniques Across Disciplines.” Co-presented with Dr. Barbara Scott, National Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Florida Community College, May 11-14, 1991.

Pre-publication review: Directing for the Theatre for Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers, January, 1990.

“Outside Peer Review for College and University Faculty.” SWTA Convention, Oklahoma City, OK, Nov. 1989.

Pre-publication review: The Actor’s Handbook for Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers, Nov. 1988 and Oct. 1989.

“Psychological Influences of Melodrama.” Texas/Southwest Popular Culture Association Convention, OSU, Stillwater, OK. Feb. 1988.

“William Crawford: Initial Investigation.” SWTA Convention, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 1987.

“Edwin Booth and Tommaso Salvini: A Rival’s Friendship.” SWTA Convention, Little Rock, AR, Oct. 1985.

“The Development of Tommaso Salvini’s Othello” for “Othello on the Gilded Stage: Russia, Italy, Germany and the USA.”ATA National Convention, New York City, NY, August, 1982.

“The Popular Response to Tommaso Salvini in America.” Theatre History Studies, Vol. II, 1982, pp. 103-113.

Book Review: The Musical: A Look at the American Theatre by Richard Kislan. Theatre Journal, Dec. 1981, pp. 549-550.

“The Popular Reception of Tommaso Salvini in America: 1873-74.” Mid-America Theatre Conference, Minneapolis, MN. March, 1981.

“Salvini’s American Tours in Shakespearean Roles.” Ohio State University Theatre History Conference, Shakespeare on the Stage, May, 1980.

Book Review: Jule: The Story of Composer Jule Styne by Theodore Taylor and The Street Where I Live by Alan Jay Lerner. Theatre Journal, Oct., 1980, pp. 409-410.

Dissertation: Tommaso Salvini in America: 1873-1893

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