Around Webster: Guterman talk April 10; Jackson lighting award; Neal on CCME

| April 6, 2015

Recent professional news and accomplishments for members of the Webster University community include:

Jackson Wins L.A. Lighting Design Award

Seth Jackson, assistant professor and head of Concert Design for the Conservatory of Theatre Arts in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, won a BroadwayWorld Los Angeles 2014 award for Best Lighting Design (Local Production).

The award is for Jackson’s work on Harmony at Ahmanson Theatre. Jackson has designed lighting and scenery for Don Henley, Jason Mraz, Hilary Duff, Melissa Etheridge, American Idols Live, Barry Manilow, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith and many others.

Janice Neal


Neal Elected to CCME Board

Janice Neal, director, Los Angeles Air Force Base campus location, was elected to the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) board of directors, as secretary-elect, during the 2015 National Symposium in Anaheim, California.

The 2016 Symposium will be held in San Antonio, Texas, and planning is underway. Visit for more information.

“It’s so important that Webster University continue to be a visible part of state and national military organizations like CCME.” Neal also serves as vice president with the California Advisory Council on Military Education (CA-ACME).

Gad Guterman


April 10: Guterman Speaks on ‘Performance, Identity, and Immigration Law’

Gad Guterman will speak by invitation on April 10 at the next colloquium held by Washington University’s Performing Arts Department. Guterman, assistant professor in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts in Webster’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, will discuss the topic of his book, “Performance, Identity, and Immigration Law: A Theatre of Undocumentedness.”

His book investigates how U.S. theatre has presented so-called undocumented immigrants. Juxtaposing the work of artists from diverse backgrounds, it highlights how attention to legal labels enriches our studies of identity and how live performance counteracts the violence inherent to “undocumentedness.”

For the colloquium, Guterman will discuss the project’s genesis and major findings. The event is at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 10, is open to the public.

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