Newman, John D
Title:
Assistant Professor and Director, Noorda Theatre Center for Children and Youth
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Last Updated: 7/23/14 -

 Dr. John D. Newman

Utah Valley University

Department of Theatrical Arts

(801) 863-5079

Email: john.newman@uvu.edu

 

Education

 

Ph D, New York University, 2006.

Major: Educational Theatre

Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Theatre for Young Audiences, Playwriting

Dissertation Title: Spotlight On Process: New Play Development at the Bonderman Youth Playwriting Symposium

 

MA, University of Texas at Austin, 1999.

Major: Drama and Theatre for Youth

Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Theatre Teaching

Dissertation Title: Reflections of Youth:  Dramatic Literature Which Reflects the Adolescent Experience

 

M Ed, University of Utah, 1994.

Major: Multicultural Education

Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Cultural and Critical Studies

 

BFA, University of Utah, 1991.

Major: Theatre Teaching

Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Math Teaching Minor, French Teaching Minor, Honors Degree

Dissertation Title: DeGruchy's Mantle: A Pastoral in Blank Verse

 

Licensures and Certifications

 

Professional Educator License, Level III, Utah State Office of Education. (June 16, 2013 - June 30, 2020).

 

First Aid and CPR, American Red Cross, Provo Chapter. (May 2012 - May 2014).

 

Professional Memberships

 

Utah Advisory Council of Teachers of Theatre. (March 2011 - Present).

 

TYA-USA (formerly ASSITEJ-USA). (January 2010 - Present).

 

Educational Theatre Association. (September 2013 - September 2014).

 

Member of the Board of Directors, American Alliance for Theatre and Education. (August 2010 - August 2013).

 

Development Activities Attended

 

Conference Attendance, "New Play Development in Theatre for Young Audiences Conference," TYA-USA (ASSITEJ-USA), Omaha, NE. (February 2014 - Present).

 

Conference Attendance, "Early Childhood Theatre Conference," American Alliance forTheatre in Education, Bethesda, MD. (January 2014 - Present).

 

Workshop, "Faculty Scholars Group," UVU Faculty Center, Orem, UT. (August 2013 - April 2014).

 

Conference Attendance, "2013 National Conference," American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Bethesda, MD. (July 2013).

 

Conference Attendance, "2012 National Conference," American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Lexington, Kentucky. (August 2012).

 

Conference Attendance, "New York Theatre In Our Schools Conference," American Alliance for Theatre and Education, New York City, New York. (April 2012).

 

Conference Attendance, "New York University Theatre for Young Audiences Forum," NYU Program in Educational Theatre, New York City, New York. (April 2012).

 

Conference Attendance, NYU Program in Educational Theatre, New York City, NY. (April 2012).

 

Conference Attendance, "2011 National Conference," American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Chicago, Illinois. (August 2011).

 

Conference Attendance, "2011 Bonderman Playwritng Symposium," Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana. (April 2011).

 

Workshop, "New Faculty Scholars Program," UVU Faculty Center, Orem, UT. (September 2010 - April 2011).

 

Conference Attendance, "2010 National Conference," American Alliance for Theatre and Education, San Fransisco, California. (August 2010).

 

Seminar, "New Faculty Orientation," UVU Faculty Center, Orem, UT. (August 16, 2010 - August 17, 2010).

 

 

TEACHING

 

Teaching Experience

 

Utah Valley University

THEA 219R, Performance Practicum, 3 courses

THEA 2211, Theatre for Children and Youth I, 4 courses

THEA 2713, Scriptwriting I, 1 course.

THEA 3713, Theatre and Drama for Elementary School, 7 courses.

THEA 374R, New Script Workshop, 1 course.

THEA 473R Special Topics in Production: Exploring Visual Metaphor, 1 course

 

Non-Credit Instruction

 

Seminar, UVU School of Education, 13 participants. (October 2013 - March 2014).

 

Guest Lecture, Department of Theatre, 12 participants. (January 2012 - February 2014).

 

Workshop, Utah Theatre Association, 8 participants. (January 2014).

 

Workshop, Utah Advisory Council of Theatre Teachers, 30 participants. (July 2013).

 

Guest Lecture, Department of Theatre, 20 participants. (September 2010 - April 2013).

 

Seminar, UVU School of Education, 10 participants. (September 2012 - March 2013).

 

Workshop, Utah Theatre Association, 12 participants. (January 2013).

 

Guest Lecture, Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, 20 participants. (September 2012).

 

Continuing Education, Noorda Theatre Summer Camp, 15 participants. (June 2012).

 

Continuing Education, Noorda Theatre Summer Camp, 24 participants. (June 2012).

 

Seminar, Utah Valley University School of Education, 8 participants. (October 2011 - April 2012).

 

Playwriting Residency, Mountain View High School, Orem UT, 25 participants. (December 2011 - January 2012).

 

Continuing Education, Noorda Theatre Summer Camp, 15 participants. (June 2011).

 

Workshop, Utah Theatre Association, 20 participants. (January 2011).

 

Guest Lecture, Department of Theatre, 14 participants. (August 25, 2010 - December 15, 2010).

 

Guest Lecture, California State University Fullerton, 30 participants. (October 2010).

 

Awards and Honors

 

Presidential Citation, American Alliance for Theatre and Education. (July 2013).

 

Reba R. Robertson Award, Children's Theatre Foundation of America. (July 2008).

 

Outstanding Theatre Educator Award, National Federation of High Schools. (May 2004).

 

John C. Barner Teacher of the Year Award, American Alliance for Theatre and Education. (July 2003).

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP

 

Published Intellectual Contributions

 

Books

 

Campbell, J. M., Newman, J. (2010). Tell Your Story:  The Plays and Playwriting of Sandra Fenichel Asher (pp. 376). Woodstock, IL: Dramatic Publishing. www.dramaticpublishing.com

 

Refereed Journal Articles

 

Newman, J., Sharpe, L., Cerling, E. K., McNeill, H. (2007). Developing Developers: High School Teachers Learn the Craft. Stage of the Art, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, 18(1), 13-15. www.edta.org

 

Newman, J. (2004). Working With Playwrights In Our Schools. Stage of the Art, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, 16(1), 14-17. www.aate.org

 

Newman, J. (2003). The Bonderman and Beyond:  Developing New Works for Young Audiences. Stage of the Art, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, 15(Winter 2003), 9-12. www.aate.com

 

Journal Articles

 

Newman, J. (2013). Book Review:  The Heart of Teaching. Youth Theatre Journal/Routledge.

 

Newman, J. (2013). Everyone Is Welcome:  Strategies for Inclusion in Casting. Teaching Theatre, Educational Theatre Association.

 

Newman, J. (2011). Connecting with Communities on the Road to Ware. American Alliance for Theatre and Education, 3(4), 25-29.

 

Newman, J. (2010). Doug Cooney:  Nobody's Perfect. Incite/Insight, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, 25-27. www.aate.com

 

Newman, J. (2010). New Play Development at Highland High School. Incite/Insight, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, 26-34. www.aate.com

 

Newman, J., Asher, S. F. (2008). Write It, Read It:  Creating a Student Playwriting Slam. Teaching Theatre, Educational Theatre Association (Thespians), 19(2), 24-28. www.edta.org

 

Newman, J., Bruner, B. (2007). Welcome to Our Theatre:  What Guest Directors Can Do For You. Teaching Theatre, 18(2), 1, 11-17. www.edta.org

 

Newman, J., Criman, N. (2005). Practicing What You Preach: When Teachers Act with Students. Teaching Theatre, Educational Theatre Association (Thespians), 16(2), 9-15. www.edta.org

 

Newman, J., Cutrer, P., Felt, R. (2004). The Show Must Go On:  Strategies for Using Understudies. Teaching Theatre, Educational Theatre Association (Thespians), 15(4), 11-15. www.edta.org

 

Newman, J. (2003). Staged Readings. Educational Theatre Association, 14(2), 13-16. www.edta.org

 

Newman, J., Curry, R. (2002). The Very Model of a Not-So-Modern Musical. Teaching Theatre, Educational Theatre Association (Thespians), 13(2), 3-7. www.edta.org

 

Newman, J. (2001). Defiantly Poetic. Teaching Theatre, Educational Theatre Association (Thespians), 13(1), 19-20. www.edta.org

 

Newman, J. (2001). Purgatory in Bonderman, Indiana. TYA Today, ASSITEJ-USA, 15(2), 9-11. www.assitej-usa.org

 

Newman, J. (2001). The Bonderman:  A Teacher's Experience at a Playwriting Symposium Yields Classroom Results. Teaching Theatre, Educational Theatre Association, 12(4), 1-2, 13-16. www.edta.org

 

Regular Column in Journal or Newspaper

 

Newman, J., Averill, R., Chappell, D., Kornhauser, B. (2009). Forgotten Treasures Column. Inicite/Insight, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, 1(1-6), Various. www.aate.com

CREATIVE WORK

 

Playwriting

 

Newman, J. (2008). The Secret School. Woodstock, IL: Dramatic Publishing

 

Newman, J. (2012).  Princess Academy, adapted from book by Shannon Hale for youth production, unpublished

 

Newman, J. (2013). Gathering Grimm, original play for youth production, unpublished

 

Newman J. (2011).  Whirligig, adapted from book by Paul Fleischman for production at Mountain View High School, Orem, UT, unpublished

 

 

Directing, University Main Stage Season

 

(2014). Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Kling

 

(2012). Androcles and the Lion by Aurand Harris

 

(2011). The Secret Garden by Pamela Sterling

 

 

Directing, University Other

 

(2013). Gathering Grimm, Youth Production Company, Noorda Theatre

 

(2013). The Trouble with Tricks. Special Children’s Theatre Production requested by the University Board of Regents, Noorda Theatre

 

(2012). Princess Academy, Youth Production Company, Noorda Theatre

 

 

Directing, University Other

 

(2013). Gathering Grimm, Youth Production Company, Noorda Theatre

 

 

Producing, University Touring Productions

 

(2014). Letters to Myself, Spring Touring Show, co-produced with Black Box Repertory Company (Musical Theatre Practicum Course)

 

(2013). Jack Frost. Fall Touring Show presented by Theatre for Young Audiences Tour Class

 

(2013, 2012). Honk!, Spring Touring Show, co-produced with Black Box Repertory Company (Musical Theatre Practicum Course)

 

(2012). Pedro’s Magic Shoes. Fall Touring Show presented by Theatre for Young Audiences Tour Class

 

(2011). A Village Fable, Spring Touring Show, co-produced with Black Box Repertory Company (Musical Theatre Practicum Course)

 

(2011). The Princess and the Goblin. Spring Touring Show, co-produced with Resonance Story Theatre

 

Play Development, Utah Valley University

 

(2013-2015). The Milk Dragon by Suzan Zeder, To be produced on UVU main season in March 2015

 

(2013). The Story Stone by Wendy Gourley. Main stage production with special interest for young audiences by student/alumnus playwright, September 2013

 

(2011). The Princess and the Goblin by Sandra Fenichel Asher. Second production at UVU fall 2011; now published by Dramatic Publishing

 

(2011). The Egypt Game by Drew Chappell.  Produced by the 2011, Noorda Theatre Summer Camp, originally developed at Highland High School

 

 

Play Development, Facilitation of AATE Playwrights In Our Schools Project

 

(2014). What Remains by Max Bush at DaVinci Academy, Ogden, UT

 

(2013). The Devil’s Arithmetic by Barry Kornhauser at Independence High School, Provo, UT

 

(2013). Labyrinth by Ric Averill at DaVinci Academy, Ogden, UT

 

(2012). The Misfits by Brian Geuhring at Park City High School, Park City, UT

 

(2012). Under a Midsummer Moon by Claudia Haas at Meridian School, Orem UT (now published by Dramatic Publishing)

 

(2011). Salvation Road by D.W.Gregory at University of Utah Youth Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT (now published by Dramatic Publishing)

 

(2010). Precious Jade by Carol Korty at West High School, Salt Lake City, UT (now published by Dramatic Publishing)

 

(2009). There’s an Eyeball in my Soup by Ric Averill at Park City High School, Park City, UT (now published by Dramatic Publishing)

 

(2003). ARK 5 by Sandra Fenichel Asher at Eagle High School in Eagle, ID (now published by Dramatic Publishing)

 

(2003). Creating Hailey’s World by Brian Geuhring at Sacred Heart School in Atherton, CA

 

(2003). Dis-Troy by Yokanaan Kearns at Buffalo Seminary in Buffalo, NY (now published by Playscripts.com)

 

(2003). The Man She Was by Ric Averill at McAllem High School in Austin, TX

 

(2003). Voices from the Shore by Max Bush at Grandview High School, Cherry Creek, CO (now published by Dramatic Publishing)

 

 

 

 

Play Development, Highland High School

 

(2009, 2010). Rebel Girls by Elise Forier and Tina Lear, concert readings of musical in consecutive years

 

(2009). Gathering Blue by Matt Omasta, staged reading and full production

 

(2008). The Sapphire Comb by Moses Goldberg, full production (first published by Anchorage Press, now published by Dramatic Publishing)

 

(2007). The Hawk Prince by Elise Forier, full production

 

(2007). The Breeze at Dawn by Drew Chappell, devising and full production

 

(2007). Mustardseed by Doug Cooney, full production (now published by Dramatic Publishing)

 

(2004). We Will Remember: A Tribute to Veterans by Sandra Fenichel Asher, full production (now published by Dramatic Publishing)

 

(2004). Everything Is Not Enough by Sandra Fenichel Asher, staged reading and full production (now published by Dramatic Publishing)

 

(2003)   Tua’s Dreams by Alisha Faye Weinstein, staged reading and full production

 

(2003)  In the Garden of the Selfish Giant by Sandra Fenichel Asher, full production (now published by the Dramatic Publishing)

 

(2002)   ARK 5 by Sandra Fenichel Asher, staged reading and full production (now published by Dramatic Publishing)

 

(1997)  Ernie’s Place by Matt Buchannan, full production (now published by Brooklyn Publishing)

 

(1992-2010) RAMSACT, over 70 student-written, student-produce plays over 18 years

 

 

Presentations Given

 

Newman, J. (Coordinator/Organizer), 2013 National Conference, "Forgotten Treasures of Children’s Dramatic Literature," American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Bethesda, MD. (July 2013).

 

Newman, J. (Co-Chair), 2012 UVU Arts in Education Conference, "Reading Pictures, Artifacts, and Worlds in Classroom Drama," UVU School of the Arts & School of Education, Orem, UT. (October 2012).

 

Newman, J. (Coordinator/Organizer), 2012 National Conference, "Developing New Plays in Secondary Schools," American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Lexington, KY. (August 2012).

 

Newman, J. (Panelist), 2011 National Conference, "New Reflections on the Brothers Grimm," American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Chicago, IL. (August 2011).

 

Newman, J. (Moderator), 2011 National Conference, "Reflections on Adapting Young Adult Literature for the Stage," American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Chicago, IL. (August 2011).

 

Newman, J. (Panelist), 2011 Bonderman Playwriting Symposium, "Innovative Approaches to New Play Development," Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN. (April 2011).

 

Newman, J. (Co-Chair), Nagle, E. (Co-Chair), 2010 UVU Arts and Education Conference, "Elementary Drama Intensive Session:  The Rainbow Connection," UVU School of the Arts and School of Education, Orem, UT. (October 1, 2010).

 

Newman, J. (Presenter Only), 2012 National Conference, "Vincent: A One Man Play," American Alliance for Theatre and Education, San Francisco, CA. (August 2010).

 

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

 

Grant

 

Newman, J. (Supporting), "Cohen Grant," Sponsored by Children's Theatre Foundation of America, Private, $4,000.00. (May 2011 - August 2012).

 

Newman, J. (Supporting), "GEL Grant for Touring Production of "Honk!"," Sponsored by Black Box Repertory Company, Utah Valley University, $5,000.00. (January 2012 - April 2012).

 

Newman, J. (Principal), "Playwrights In Our Schools Residencies 2011 and 2012," Sponsored by American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Private, $4,000.00. (March 2011 - March 2012).

 

Newman, J. (Principal), "GEL Grant for Noorda Theatre Summer Camp," Sponsored by Noorda Theatre Center for Children and Youth, Utah Valley University, $10,000.00. (June 2011).

 

Newman, J. (Supporting), "GEL Grant for Touring Production of "A Village Fable"," Sponsored by Black Box Repertory Theatre, Utah Valley University, $2,500.00. (January 2011 - April 2011).

 

Research in Progress

 

"Book Chapter:  The Future of Family Play at Epcot"
Book chapter in Play and Performance:  How Institutions Structure Ludic Spaces, to be published by Routledge

 

SERVICE

 

Department Service

 

Committee Chair, Curriculum Committee. (September 2013 - April 2014).

 

Committee Member, Season Selection Committee. (September 2013 - December 2013).

 

Committee Member, Season Selection Committee. (January 2013 - April 2013).

 

Committee Chair, Curriculum Committee. (September 2012 - April 2013).

 

Committee Member, Season Selection Committee. (September 2012 - December 2012).

 

Committee Member, Curriculum Committee. (August 2011 - April 2012).

 

Committee Member, Season Selection Committee. (September 2011 - November 2011).

 

Committee Member, Strategic Planning Committee. (September 2010 - February 2011).

 

Committee Member, Season Selection Committee. (September 2010 - October 2010).

 

College Service

 

Committee Chair, Arts in Elementary Education Steering Committee. (March 2012 - Present).

 

Committee Member, Arts in Education Conference Planning Committee. (August 2010 - Present).

 

University Service

 

Committee Member, University Planning Advisory Council. (September 2011 - April 2013).

 

Professional Service

 

Playwriting Network Co-Chair, American Alliance for Theatre and Education. (July 2013 - August 2015).

 

Board of Directors, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Bethesda, MD. (August 2010 - August 2013).

 

Vice President, Board of Directors, Charter School, Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, Salt Lake City, UT. (January 2006 - January 2008).

 

State Drama Representative, Utah Speech Arts Association, Midvale, UT. (April 2001 - April 2003).

 

Public Service

 

Resident Playwright, Mountain View High School, Orem, UT. (November 2011 - present).

 

Board Member, Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, Salt Lake City, UT. (June 2010 - November 2010).

 

Awards and Honors

 

Service, Professional

 

Presidential Citation, American Alliance for Theatre and Education. (July 21, 2013).