ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, CUNY QUEENS COLLEGE
- Saturday, August 23, after the matinee
- Professor Celello studies the history of marriage and divorce in the twentieth-century United States, as well as single parenting in U.S. history. She earned her PhD in history from the University of Virginia in 2004. In 2006, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Emory University Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life. She is the author of Making Marriage Work: A History of Marriage and Divorce in the Twentieth-Century United States and is currently co-editing a volume titled Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage Crisis. Professor Celello will discuss the play’s portrayal of marital discord from this unique historical perspective.
THEATER HISTORIAN AND DRAMATURG
- Saturday, August 30, after the matinee
- Maya Cantu is a theater historian, scholar and dramaturg devoted to the revitalization of forgotten classics. She recently completed her Doctor of Fine Arts degree at Yale School of Drama, where she received her MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism in 2010. Her research focuses on Broadway plays and musicals of the modernist era. Maya is Mint Theater’s Dramaturgical Advisor. She will discuss the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright George Kelly.
AUTHOR OF BROADWAY: AN ENCYCLOPEDIC GUIDE TO THE HISTORY, PEOPLE, AND PLACES OF TIMES SQUARE
- Sunday, August 31, after the matinee
- Ken Bloom is a New York-based theatre historian, playwright, director, record producer, and author. His book Broadway: An Encyclopedic Guide to the History, People, and Places of Times Square won a prestigious Source Magazine Award and was named one of the top reference books of the year by the New York Times. In collaboration with Frank Vlastnik, Bloom wrote the bestseller, Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time which was awarded the George Freedley Award. Mr. Bloom will discuss George Kelly and the commercial American theatre of the 1940s—the decade in which THE FATAL WEAKNESS was first produced.
JOHN M. CLUM
PROFESSOR EMERITUS, DUKE UNIVERSITY
- Sunday, September 7, after the matinee
- Professor John Clum works in the fields of twentieth century American and British drama and American film with an emphasis on gay male theater and film. He has written multiple books, as well as essays on Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard, and Edward Albee for the Cambridge Companions to these authors’ words. His other essays have appeared in Modern Drama, South Atlantic Quarterly and Theater Journal. His book The Drama of Marriage: Gay Playwrights/Straight Unions from Oscar Wilde to the Present—which discusses the historic tradition of gay dramatists writing about heterosexual relationships for the commercial theater—includes a chapter on George Kelly and THE FATAL WEAKNESS.
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