Dana Sayre

dana.sayre@gmail.com

Education

M.A. Performance Studies, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, May 2012

Thesis: “Queer Utopian Performance at Texas A&M University.”

B.A. English, Suma Cum Laude, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV, May 2010

B.A. Theatre, Suma Cum Laude, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV, May 2009

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Employment History

Creative ActionTeaching Artist, Jan. 2016 – present.

Dougherty Arts Center. Summer Camp Theatre Instructor, June 2016 – Aug. 2016

Maidtron Cleaning & Concierge ServiceOwner, March 2015 – present.

BookWomanAssistant to the Owner, Feb. 2014 – present.

The Horn, Freelance Writer, Sept. 2013 – Aug. 2015.

Graduate Assistantship, Department of Performance Studies, Texas A&M University, Aug. 2010 – May 2012.

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Internships/Workshops/Classes

2017 Psychodrama Facilitation Group at Centerwood with Susan Powell.

2017 Psychodrama Workshop at Centerwood with Susan Powell.

2016 NADTA Annual Conference: The Power of Dramatic Play and Creativity: Sunshine Under the Umbrella

2016 Psychodrama Facilitation Group at Centerwood with Susan Powell.

2016 Psychodrama Workshop at Centerwood with Susan Powell.

2016 PollyDallas Millennium Conference: Designer Relationships.

2016 Contemporary Relationships Conference.

2016 Art Therapy 101 with Art Therapy Austin.

2016 NADTA Central Region Conference: Active Exploration and Healing: Performance Variety in Drama Therapy

2016 Write Your Life as a Woman with Dean Lofton.

2015 NADTA Annual Conference: Magnetic Forces: Working with Attraction and Aversion to Difference and Social Justice

2015 Essentials of Starting a Business with SCORE Austin.

2015 Write Your Life as a Woman with Dean Lofton.

2014 Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas MOOC – Social Media for Journalists: The Basics

2012 Community-Based Theatre Workshop with Cornerstone Theatre.

2011 Devised Community Theatre Workshop with The Royal Mexican Players, Alvaro Rios and Michelle Lopez-Rios.

2011 Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre Internship with Stephanie Riso – Diversity.

2010 Solo Autobiographical Performance Workshop with Tim Miller.

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Research Interests

Feminist/Queer Performance Theory and Practice, Participatory Fan Culture, Autobiographical Performance, Utopia, Drama Therapy, Barrier Free Theatre

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Publications

“Free Cece! Explores Prison Abolition and Anti-Trans Anti-Black Violence.” Occupy.com: Sept. 2016.

Food is Love.” Fat Ass Zine: Issue #1: Food and Fat Bodies. Aug 2016.

“Making it Work.” The i’Mpossible Project Vol 1: Reengaging With Life, Creating a New You by Josh Rivedal. Jan. 2016.

Jack Sanders’ Outdoor Art for Drawing Lines Now Open to the Public.” Austinot: Oct 2015.

The Tea Spot Offers Rare Exposure to Authentic Chinese Tea.” Austinot: Sept 2015.

East Side’s Ground Floor Theatre Celebrates Austin’s Diversity.” Austinot: Sept 2015.

Scandal and Empire Bring Shakespearean Drama to Network Television.” HowlRound: August 2015.

Exclusive: Two Years After Snowden Revelations, Glenn Greenwald Talks About Impacts on Surveillance State.” Occupy.com: June 2015.

“Fetlife: Social Networking vs. On-line Dating.” Velma Magazine: Issue 05: Sex. Feb 2015.

“Analysis of Blasted.Tracts: A Journal of Student Scholarship 7.1 (2010): 20-31.

“SPEAK.” Whetstone: Art and Literary Journal of Fairmont State 28 (2009): 88-97.

“The Role of Literature in Perpetuating and Fighting Gender Roles and Stereotypes.” Tracts: A Journal of Student Scholarship 4.2 (2006): 20-25.

Book Reviews

Harris and Giuffre. “Taking the Heat: Gender Inequality in the Professional Kitchen.” Bitch magazine: Blood & Guts Issue (Fall 2015).

Weiss, Margot. “Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality.” Liminalities 9.1 (2013).

Shepard, Benjamin. “Queer Political Performance and Protest: Play, Pleasure and Social Movement.” Liminalities 7.1 (2011).

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Presentations/Performances

“Making Connections: Yoga Therapy and Drama Therapy.” NADTA Central Region Conference, 29-30 April 2017.

“It’s My Story” Digital Storytelling Workshop, VSA Texas, 13-16 March 2017.

Drama Therapy programming, OutYouth, 14 December 2016.

Theraplay Workshop, Human Potential Center, 5 Oct 2016.

Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop, MonkeyWrench Books, 13 Aug 2016.

Austin TENT monthly meeting, 9 July 2016.

Greetings, from Queer Mountain. Ep 37: Woman, Austin, TX 25 May 2016.

Consent and Theatre of the Oppressed, Austin Community College, March 2016.

Greetings, from Queer Mountain. Ep. 34: What I Know, Austin, TX, 24 Feb 2016.

Greetings, from Queer Mountain: Ep 29: Let Go, Austin, TX, 30 Sept 2015.

Greetings, from Queer Mountain: Ep 28: Almost, Austin, TX, 26 Aug 2015.

Greetings, from Queer Mountain: Ep 26: In Between, Austin, TX, 24 June 2015.

V-day Erotica Reading, BookWoman, Austin, TX, 13 February 2015.

BedPost Confessions, Austin, TX, 18 December 2014.

Fantasy’s Show & Tell, Austin, TX, 10 September 2014.

Fantasy’s Show & Tell, Austin, TX, 19 June 2014.

“Kimberly Dark and Femme Solo Autobiographical Performance.” Femme 2012: Pulling the Pieces Together, Baltimore, MD, 17-19 August 2012.

“Queer Utopian Performance at Texas A&M University.” Communicating Diversity Student Mini-Conference, Texas A&M University, 20 April 2012.

“Acting ‘Too Loud and Crazy’: Noise as Resistance in Cepheid Variable.” National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, Boston, MA, 11-14 April 2012.

“Queer Utopian Performance at Texas A&M University.” Shades of Color meeting, Texas A&M University, 10 April 2012.

“Cepheid Variable.” Music, Movement, and Cultural Performance Working Group, Texas A&M University, 27 February 2012.

“What Does it Mean to be an Aggie?: The Role of the University in Supporting Sexual Diversity at Texas A&M.” Queer Studies Working Group, Texas A&M University, 31 January 2012.

“Mommy, Why are the Stepsisters Boys?: Gender Identity and Non-Traditional Casting in Theatre for Young Audiences.” American Alliance of Theatre in Education National Conference, Chicago, IL, 27-31 July 2011.

“Doing the Impossible: The Performance of Browncoat Identity.” National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations and Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations joint conference, San Antonio, TX, 20-23 April 2011.

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Grants, Honors, and Awards

Grants

2016 NADTA Drama Therapy Fund Scholarship, $350.

2016 NADTA Central Region Conference Scholarship, $50.

2012 Travel Enhancement Grant, Texas A&M University, $500

2012 The Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant for Graduate Students to the National PCA/ACA Conference, $300

2011 Texas Public Education Grant, $1,500

2011 The Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant for Graduate Students to the National PCA/ACA Conference, $300

2011 Travel Enhancement Grant, Texas A&M University, $500

2010 Travel Enhancement Grant, Fairmont State University, $500

2009 Travel Enhancement Grant, Fairmont State University, $500

Honors and Awards

2012 Outstanding Diversity Graduate, 2nd place, Texas A&M University Student Research Week

2011 Graduate Oral Session Winner, Literature and Fine Arts, Texas A&M University Student Research Week

2010 Outstanding Student in Foreign Language (French), Fairmont State University

2010 Remembering #9: Stories of the Farmington Mine Disaster Performance for West Virginia Arts Day at the Legislature

2010 “Renard’s Ramblings: Renard the Fox Bibliography Project,” Fairmont State University Celebration of Student Scholarship

2009 Marian Satterfield Award: Outstanding Student in Arts and Humanities, City of Fairmont Arts and Humanities Commission

2009 “Multi-Cultural Theatre in United States,” Fairmont State University Celebration of Student Scholarship

2009 Outstanding Student in Communication and Theatre Arts, Fairmont State University

2008 Top Girls Dramaturgy, Fairmont State University Celebration of Student Scholarship