Stalking the Bogeyman

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In 2015, the Department of Theatre and Dance endeavored to create a production that would stir community awareness about sexual assault. Through community partnerships with the Alaska Children’s Trust, Standing Together Against Rape and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium; as well as campus-wide interdisciplinary cooperation, Stalking the Bogeyman made its Alaskan debut in UAA’s Haper Theatre on April 1, 2016. 

The production's success garnered grant funding through the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rasmuson Foundation and the UAA Innovate Award. Upon the completion of its highly regarded Anchorage run, the production traveled to Palmer, Homer, Seward, Valdez and Fairbanks in the summer of 2016.

Cast

Devin Frey as David
Christopher Ryan Evans as Bogeyman
Emily Pratt as Nancy
Kevin Lee as Robert and Emmitt
Jasmine Saxby as Carol and Molly
Justin Stewart as Russ and Payaso
Jake Beauvais, Understudy/Swing
Mario Castillo, Understudy/Swing
Megan McIlmail, Understudy/Swing

David Embraces Father

Our Team

Production

Dr. Brian Cook, Stage Director
Daniel Anteau, Production Manager, Lighting and Sound Designer
Daniel Glen Carlgren, Scenic Designer and Technical Director
Colleen Alexis Metzger, Costume Designer
Devin Frey, Sound Co-Designer
Lily Werts, Sound Co-Designer
Alicia Brown, Stage Manager

 

Steering Committee

Priscilla Hensley-Holthouse, Chair of STB Steering Committee
Daniel J. Anteau, Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance
Dr. Brian Cook, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance
Dr. Jill Flanders Crosby, Professor of Theatre and Dance
Dr. Herminia Din, Professor of Art Education
Beth Johnson, Development Officer, College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Claudia Lampman, Professor and Director of Psychology
Dr. Judith Owens-Manley, Director, CCEL
Dr. Rebecca Robinson, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Licensed Psychologist

 

Research Team Members

Brittany Freitas-Murrell, Ph.D. candidate in the Joint UAF/UAA Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology, On-site Advocate and Researcher: "Theater-Based Approach to Increasing Awareness of Child Sexual Abuse: A Mixed-Method Repeated Measures Examination of Audience Attitudes, Reception, and Outcomes"

Jennifer Burkhart, Ph.D. candidate in the Joint UAF/UAA Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology, On-site Advocate and Researcher: "Perceptions about Participating in the Stalking the Bogeyman Project"

Alanna de la Pena-Bradshaw, M.S. Student, On-site Advocate and Researcher

Amanda Zold, Ph.D. candidate in the Joint UAF/UAA Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology, "Stalking the Bogeyman Process and Outcomes Evaluation"

Lauren Mitchell, M.S. Student, Evaluation Researcher

Maia Wen, UAA senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Communications, NIH EXITO Scholar, "Predictors of Child Sexual Abuse Myth Endorsement among Alaskan University Students"

Denise Reed, B.S. student, Research Assistant