Prof. Lynne Porter
Professor of Visual & Performing Arts
o: Canisius Hall Rm 309
Richard Scanlon Award for outstanding graduate student, Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama.
Sabbatical Leave, spring 2013: Work on book manuscript, Theatre Design as a Creative Process.
Humanities Institute Grant, spring 2010: Shakespeare Behind Bars. This grant supported a viewing of the award winning film Shakespeare Behind Bars, which follows the story of prison inmates finding personal redemption through performing in Shakespeare's plays. Curt Tofteland, Founding Artistic Director, ran a workshop with students, and led a conversation with the audience after the film viewing. Presented as part of the R&J Project.
Humanities Institute Grant, spring 2009: Curriculum Development for TA11, Introduction to Theatre, a primary core offering of the Theatre Program, and the essential foundation course for both the theatre major and minor. Crucial elements to be examined include: core integration techniques, assessment of learning outcomes, and adaptations to embrace the year-long R&J Project in 2009-2010.
Sabbatical Leave, spring 2006: Development work for Shakespeare Ventures, a professional theatre company I founded on the Fairfield University campus. This included writing several grants, conducting research for future productions, and strengthening connections to local schools and teachers.
Pre-Tenure Research Leave, spring 1999: Scenery design for Lonely Planet for Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Sunday in the Park with George forPenobscot Theatre Company/Maine Shakespeare Festival, The Taming of the Shrew for the Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre.