R. REX STEPHENSON
Professor Emeritus of Drama
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AppLit Bibliography of Publications by and about R. Rex Stephenson
“Interview with Rex Stephenson on The Jack Tale Players.” Guest blog on 2015 40th anniversary of Jack Tale Players
Appalachian Storytelling Event. Virginia Tech 2013
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
2014-18: Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp, drama instructor
1973-2012: Ferrum College Drama Department
Also taught drama at Bretton Hall Academy of the Performing Arts for NYU summer abroad program,
Radio play The Cricket on the Hearth, with Jody D. Brown. Leicester Bay Theatricals, 2018.
The Three Old Women's Bet. I. E. Clark, 2002. Reprint Dramatic Publishing.
Glorious Son of York: A Play for Two or More People about
King Richard III. Revised reprint Leicester Bay Theatricals, 2016.
Galileo: Man of Science, with co-author Mike Trochim, 1996. Rpt. Dramatic Publishing.
"Jack and his Lump of Silver," in The United States of Storytelling: Folktales and True Stories from the Eastern States. Ed. Dan Keding. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2010. Originally published in Blue Ridge Traditions July 1995. Reprinted in ALCA-Lines: Journal of the Assembly on the Literature and Culture of Appalachia, vol. VI (Fall 1999): 6-7. Reprinted at this link in AppLit, 2001.
"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.
"Jack and the Hainted House," in Nellie McCaslins Creative Drama in the Classroom and Beyond. Allyn & Bacon, editions 4-8, 1984-2006. In story form with guidelines for dramatization.
the King's Girl." 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. Longman, 1990. Reprinted
at this link in AppLit.
Resource Guide" for Galileo: Man of Science (with Jon
Cohn, Kara-Beth Oliver, Madison Williams, Donna Speidel, and Mike
Trochim). In Nellie McCaslins Creative Drama in the Classroom,
7th ed. NY: Longman, 2000.
"The Making of a Musical," with Emily Rose Tucker. Aquila Review 1 (Fall 2008): 61-67.
"Aurand, the Mentor." In Aurand Harris Remembered: A Monograph Celebrating America's Giant Playwright for Little People. Ed. Olin Corey. Anchorage Press, 1999. pp. 29-30.
"Feedback and Follow Up," with John Hodgson. Virginia
English Bulletin, Spring 1995.
"The Folk Tales of the Eastern Blue Ridge," with Jody Brown. In Blue Ridge Parkway: Agent of Transition. Appalachian Consortium Press, 1986. pp. 167-72.
Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre 1979-2012
Actor in over 100 plays
Winner of Floyd [VA] Community Theatre Guild Playwriting Competition, 2017, for Stories My Kinfolk Told to Me
Award for Outstanding Teaching in Appalachia,1990, the University of Kentucky
Award in National Archives One-Act Playwriting Competition for Charity for All
American Alliance for Theatre and Education award in Unpublished Play Reading Project, 1995, for Too Free for Me
Youth Theatre Playwrighting Competition award for "Excellence
ECTC Theatric Excellent Award, 1997
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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