Forum Speaker - Dr. Manon van de Water

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Dr. Manon van de Water
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Dr. Manon van de Water (PhD in Theatre, Arizona State University; Drs. in Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Leiden, The Netherlands) teaches courses in theatre for youth and theatre research and directs and supervises the theatre for young audiences productions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests have a strong international focus, and include the interdependence of meaning and material conditions in theatre for adults and youth, Russian theatre, international theatre for youth, and theatre and drama in volatile regions.  She has published widely on theatre, drama education, and theatre for young audiences in national and international journals. Her first book, Moscow Theatres for Young People: A Cultural History of Ideological Coercion and Artistic Innovation, 1917-2000 was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2006. Her second book, Dutch Theatre for Children: Three Plays has been published fall 2008 with New Plays Inc., and subsequently Dramatic Publishers.  Currently, she is working on her third book, Theatre, Youth, Culture: A Critical and Historical Exploration, which builds on her ongoing research on the place and function of theatre for youth in society (Palgrave McMillan, 2012).  Professor van de Water is the liaison of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) with AATE and ITYARN,  and chair of ITYARN, the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network.