Around Webster: Guterman’s Theater Book; Ferezan on Leadership; Werner’s ‘Rum Luck’ Play

| July 21, 2014
Guterman Book Analyzes Plays with Undocumented People

Gad Guterman had his book, “Performance, Identity, and Immigration Law: A Theatre of Undocumentedness” published through Palgrave Macmillan. Guterman is an assistant professor and head of Theater Studies and Dramaturgy program in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts’ Conservatory of Theatre Arts.

The book addresses how contemporary American theatre presents the hot-button issue of so-called undocumented immigrants. Placing theatre artists and their work within a context of on-going debate, he shows how theatre fills an essential role in this critical conversation. Guterman asks and answers the straightforward question: How has contemporary American theatre presented so-called undocumented immigrants?

Ferezan’s ‘Leadership from the Side’ in AIBP

Jeffrey Ferezan, adjunct faculty in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Luke Air Force Base, had his article, “Leading from the Side,” published by the American Institute of Business Psychology.

If you are of the belief that one of the main tenets of leadership is to provide a person the opportunity to stand in a place where they currently cannot stand alone, then you will grasp this concept. The opportunity to lead should be viewed as nothing less than a great privilege. It should not be viewed as a reward for past achievement, it should be viewed as the confidence one has in your anticipated future good work. It comes with great pressure to perform and as we know, pressure itself is a privilege.

Werner’s ‘The Rum Luck of the Irish’ to Perform at Ivory Theatre

Stephen Werner‘s play, “The Rum Luck of the Irish,” will be performed at the Ivory Theatre on Michigan Ave. this summer. Werner has taught at Webster University for the past 24 years as an adjunct in Religious Studies and General Studies.

An original comic farce, “The Rum Luck of the Irish” is set in St. Louis’ Kerry Patch during the Prohibition era. The performances are 8 p.m. on Aug. 22-23 and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee on Aug. 24. Standard tickets are $20, $18 for seniors, $10 for children. Contact or 314.369.8330.

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