Raimondo Genna

Raimondo Genna

Chair, Theatre

THEATRE

W M Lee Center for Fine Arts 184B

Phone: (605) 677-5735

Email: Raimondo.Genna@usd.edu

Bio:

A practicing theatre director for over 20 years, Dr. Genna is a graduate from the University of California, San Diego. His dissertation, Empty Sky: 9/11 and Performing Regenerative Violence, examines theatrical, cinematic, and mediatized representations of 9/11 and its aftermath


Teaching Interests:

Theatre history, performance studies, film, dramatic literature, cultural studies, theatre studies


Research Interests:

Performance and theatre studies, American Identity, 9/11


Education:

  • Ph D, Theatre, University of California, San Diego, 2010
  • MA, Theatre, San Diego State University, 2001
  • BA, Theatre, San Diego State University, 1998

Publications:

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  • Genna, Raimondo. Book Review for "Performance, Identity, and Immigration Law: A Theatre of Undocumentedness". Edited by Melissa Gibson. Vol. 29, Iss. 1. New York, NY: The Journal of American Drama and Theatre/Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY, 2017. (DOI: Fall 2016/Winter 2017)
  • Genna, Raimondo. Book Review for "Violence Performed: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict". Edited by Melissa Gibson, 487-488. Vol. 62, Iss. 3. Baltimore, Maryland: Theatre Journal, John Hopkins University Press, 2010. (DOI: October 2010)
  • Genna, Raimondo. "Refracted Televisual Reflections: Genet's The Maids, Television, and Validating Performed Identities.". Edited by Adele Edling Shank, 53-61. Iss. 27. La Jolla, CA: TheatreForum, 2005. (DOI: Summer/Fall 2005)

Awards and Honors:

  • Champions of Inclusive Excellence Award Nomination, University of South Dakota, 2017
  • Nominated for Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2016
  • Nominated for Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2015
  • Nominated for Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2014
  • Nominated for Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2013
  • Nominated for Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2012
  • University of California, San Diego Annual All Grad Research Symposium Poster Session, UC San Diego, 2010
  • Teaching Assistant Achievement Award, Department of Theatre and Dance, UC San Diego, 2010
  • MRG Performance Studies Scholar, University of California, 2007
  • MRG Performance Studies Scholar, University of California, 2006
  • Marion Ross & Paul Michael Scholarship in the Performance Area, San Diego State University, 1999
  • Mack Owen Scholarship for "Most Promising Actor", San Diego State University, 1996

Presentations:

  • Genna, Raimondo. Not-so-Empty Sky: Traumatic Memorials, Regenerative Monuments, and 9/11.. Presented at the Association for Theatre and Higher Education, Quebec, Montreal, Canada. (July 30, 2015)
  • Genna, Raimondo. "Bad Frontiers: American Dreams, Identities, and Performing Savage Deserts". Presented at the Association for Theatre and Higher Education, Scottsdale, AZ. (August 26, 2014)
  • Genna, Raimondo. "Performing V, Playing Anarchy and Terror: Political Protest, Carnivalesque Masquerading, and the Visage of Guy Fawkes". Presented at the Association for Theatre and Higher Education, Orlando, FL. (August 3, 2013)
  • Genna, Raimondo. Bush's Theatre of War: Iraq, Melodramatic Ghosts, and the American Identity. Presented at the Association for Theatre and Higher Education, Washington DC. (August 5, 2012)
  • Genna, Raimondo. "Reality's Echo: The Triangulation of Intersubjective Realities and Madness in N. Richard Nash's Echoes.". Presented at the Dramatizing the Other Realities, Boston, MA. (May 26, 2011)
  • Genna, Raimondo, Gill, Zachary. "Purposed Violence: Interrogating the Rehearsal as a Site of Violence". Presented at the ASTR "Embodying Power: Work Over Time", Seattle Washington. (November 2010)
  • Genna, Raimondo. "With Great Power...: Spider-man and 9/11.". Presented at the LFA: Texts, Technologies, and Intertextualities: Film Adaptation in a Postmodern World, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.. (November 2009)
  • Genna, Raimondo. "Terror, Torture, and the Death of the American Dream in Sam Shepard's God of Hell.". Presented at the Violence on Stage, Cadiz, Spain. (July 2009)