Ianthe M. Belisle Dempsey
Publications & Communications Coordinator
- Chicago IL
- 815 210 5680
- [email protected]
Responsible for helping ASAN communicate and interface with the public in an effective & consistent manner, as well as for the creation of cognitively accessible resources for ASAN’s constituents such as fact sheets, self-advocacy tools, email blasts, and more.
I manage ASAN's Communications Team, including 10+ writers and editors, guiding them through assignments and the editing cycle to prepare resources for publication.
In charge of managing The Autistic Press, ASAN's micropress, seeing manuscripts through the entire publication process.
Worked one-on-one with Illinois State University students to plan, write and revise writing assignments. Areas of specialization include Chicago Manual of Style usage, AP style, and working with English language learners.
Instructor for THD-152, a general education course that provides a hands-on introduction to the creation of theatre as well as a grounding in basic concepts and performance analysis. Guided students in the completion of various writing assignments, provided ongoing feedback, and held frequent office hours for tutoring.
Proofread, annotated, and indexed encyclopedia articles contributed by scholars in preparation for publication.
Edited newspaper articles for grammar and AP style and formatted them for publication. Contributed articles.
As American university theatre departments continue to push for “inclusivity” and more “diverse” texts within their curriculums, their staging practices often remain anchored to the exclusive and homogenizing proscenium space of the 19th century. Particularly drawing on Una Chaudhuri’s writings on theatrical geopathology, this paper examines the incompatibility of the proscenium theatre space with modern multicultural American texts. Furthermore, by using Illinois State University’s recent production of Naomi Iizuka’s play Anon(ymous) as a case study, it aims to illuminate the gulf between the theory and practice of multiculturalism in a university theatre setting – through textual and performance analysis combined with an investigation into the history, politics, language and visual art of the proscenium space as a hegemonic tool.