Friday March 9th, 2018

Session 1: Collaborative Communities
Room 129, Yale Law School

8:00-9:00 am           Registration and Breakfast

9:00-10:45 am           Who Does Copyright Recognize and Who Does It Ignore?

  • Moderator: Victoria Nolan, Professor in the Practice of Theater Management, Deputy Dean of Yale School of Drama
  • Phillip Howze, Playwright
  • Bruce Lazarus, Executive Director of Samuel French
  • Carol Kaplan, Partner, Loeb & Loeb
  • Catherine Sheehy, Resident Dramaturg (Yale Rep)/Chair, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama
  • Steven Wilf, Anthony J. Smits Professor of Global Commerce at the Law School of the University of Connecticut, currently Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor at Yale Law School
10:45-11:15 am           Coffee Break

Session 2: Show Business: Histories and Comparisons
Room 129, Yale Law School

11:15 am-1:00 pm       How Does Copyright Shape the Relationship Between Art and Business?

  • Moderator: Mary Isbell, Assistant Professor of English, University of New Haven
  • Kathy Bowrey, Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales
  • Oren Bracha, William C. Conner Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law
  • Mark Rose, Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • David Savran, Distinguished Professor of Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center
  • Marlis Schweitzer, Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre, York University
1:00-2:00 pm           Lunch (Bagged Lunch Provided)

Session 3: Laws and Norms
Room 129, Yale Law School

2:00-3:45 pm           How Do Industry Norms and Contracts Shape Ownership and Collaboration in the Theater?

  • Moderator: Joan Channick, Professor in the Practice of Theater Management & Chair of Theater Management
  • Catherine Fisk, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law at Berkeley Law
  • Carl Mulert, Business Representative for Live Performance at United Scenic Artists
  • Laura Penn, Executive Director at Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
  • Ralph Sevush, Co-Executive Director & General Counsel at Dramatists Guild of America
  • Jane Wessel, Assistant Professor of English at Austin Peay State University

Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street, New Haven

4:30-5:30 pm           Collaboration and the American Theater: Tony Kushner in Conversation with Daphne Brooks
                                    Moderator: Melissa Barton, Curator, Prose & Drama, Yale Collection of American Literature,
                                                          Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Dinner (By Invitation Only)
6:00 pm, Atelier Florian, 1166 Chapel Street, New Haven

Performance Event (Optional)
11:00 pm, Yale Cabaret, 217 Park Street, New Haven

Saturday March 10th, 2018

Session 4: Working Together
Room 129, Yale Law School

8:00-9:00 am           Breakfast

9:00-10:45 am           What Kind of Work in Theater Does Copyright Value?

  • Moderator: Katrin Truestedt, Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Yale University
  • Jose Bellido, Senior Lecturer in Law at Kent Law School
  • Maria Inês Marques and Nahuel Telleria, DFA candidates in Dramaturgy at Yale School of Drama
  • Lynn Thomson, Stage Director, Dramaturg and Professor of Theatre at Brooklyn College
  • Anne Washburn, Playwright
10:45-11:15 am           Coffee Break

Session 5: Copyright and Its Discontents
Room 129, Yale Law School

11:15 am-1:00 pm       What Should (or Might) the Future of Copyright in Theater Be?

  • Moderator: Xiyin Tang, Associate, Mayer Brown, Lecturer at Yale University
  • Oliver Gerland, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Colorado Boulder
  • Mary LaFrance, IGT Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
  • George Pate, Assistant Professor of Drama and Theater at the University of South Carolina
1:00-1:30 pm           Closing Remarks and Farewell