R. REX STEPHENSON
Professor of Drama
Rex Stephenson (left) performing with Jack Tale Players
Box 1000, Ferrum College
Ferrum, VA 24088
(540) 489-6284 (home)
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AppLit Bibliography of Publications by and about R. Rex Stephenson
30th Anniversary of Jack Tales to be Celebrated Dec. 9th. Press release
R. Rex Stephenson Honored at Start of 25th BRDT Season. Press release with photos
Old Michie Theatre to Present Stephenson’s Treasure Island. Jan. 2005 press release
BRDT Revives First Play for 25th Season. Press Release on Too Free for Me
Kipling's Just So
Stories and Just So
Musical, with music Emily Rose Tucker. Venice, FL: Eldridge, 2006.
The Adventures of Huck Finn, with music by
Jon Cohn and C. Michael Perry. Adapted from Mark Twain. Encore, 2002.
Mutsmag, in AppLit, 2002. An online picture book adaptation, illustrated by children in grades K-3, Franklin County, VA. Script in Crosscurrents of Children's Literature: An Anthology of Texts and Criticism, Oxford UP, 2006.
"Jack and the Giants" in AppLit, 2010.
the King's Girl," in ALCA-Lines: Journal of
the Assembly on the Literature and Culture of Appalachia , vol.
IX (2001): 14-15. Also published with guidelines for dramatizing with
children, in Nellie McCaslins Creative Drama in the Classroom,
5th ed. (New York: Longman, 1990). Full text reprinted
at this link in AppLit.
Producer/writer/director of Ferrum College Jack Tale Players since 1975
Director of over 150 plays
Writer/producer of over 25 plays
Actor in over 100 plays
Producer/writer/director of 8 stateside USO tours for Veterans Administration Medical Centers
Produced 48-minute video, The Jack Tales Performing Live, Media Link Productions
Conducted many workshops for teachers and students on drama, storytelling, and uses of folktales
Presentations at Virginia Humanities Conferences, 1996, 1998, and 2012; Biennial Conferences on Modern Critical Approaches to Childrens Literature, 1997 and 2001; Appalachian Teachers' Network Conference, 2001; Children's Literature Association Conference 2011, on dramatic adaptations of folklore and literature
Performances and presentations at theatre conferences since 1982
Award for Outstanding Teaching in Appalachia,1990, the University of Kentucky
American Alliance for Theatre and Education award, 1995, for Too Free for Me
Youth Theatre Playwrighting Competition award for "Excellence
Sara Spencer Child Drama Award, Southeastern Theatre Conference, 2007
Ferrum College Faculty Resolution Commemorating 35th Anniversary of the Jack Tale Players, December 2010 (photo at right)
Ferrum College Cheatham Fellowship for research, 1999 and 2002
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