Curt Engagements

Curt L. Tofteland
Academic and Professional Engagements

Shakespeare Behind Bars Documentary
College, Universities, Public Libraries

(58 campuses – 88 visits)
Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY)
Boston Public Library (Boston, MA)
Bradley University (2) (Peoria, IL)
Brown University (4) (Providence, RI)
Centenary College (Iselin, NJ)
Chapman University (Orange, CA)
Concordia University (Irvine, CA)
Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
Depauw University (Greencastle, IN)
Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA)
Edinboro University (Edinboro, PA)
Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown, PA)
Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)
Gallaudet University (Washington, DC)
Goucher College (Batimore, MD)
Grand Valley State University (2) (Grand Valley, MI)
Hope College (12) (Holland, MI)
Huntington University (Huntington, IN)
Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, MI)
Manchester University (Mancheter, IN)
Metropolitan Community College (Omaha, NE)
Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA)
Oakland University (3) (Rochester, MI)
Ohio Northern University (Ada, OH)
Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
Onondaga Community College (Syracuse, NY)
Oxford College of Emory University (Oxford, GA)
Ripon College (Ripon, WI)
Saginaw Valley State University (Saginaw, MI)
Saint Ambrose University (Davenport, IA)
Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR)
Spalding University (3) (Louisville, KY)
Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
Taylor University (Upland, IN)
Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX)
University of Akron (Akron, OH)
University of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR)
University of Evansville (Evansville, IN)
University of Illinois (2) (Springfield, IL)
University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
University of Nebraska-Omaha (Omaha, NE)
University of Nevada (Las Vegas, NV)
University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)
University of North Alabama (Florence, AL)
University of Notre Dame (5) (Notre Dame, IN)
University of Oregon (Eugene & Portland, OR)
University of the Pacific (2) (Stockton, CA)
University of Richmond (Richmond, VA)
University of Wisconsin-Waukesha (Wuakesha, WI)
Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)
Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
Whittier University (Whittier, CA)
Wittenberg University (Wittenberg, OH)
Yale University (New Haven, CT)

College/University Theatre Festival
Screening/Audience Talkback
(6 festivals – 21 visits)

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region I
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region III (11)
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region VI (4)
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region VII
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region VIII (3)

Academic Conferences
Screening/Audience Talkback

Modern Language Association (MLA) Washington, D.C.
Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) Philadelphia, PA
Shakespeare in Prions Conference (SIPC) University of Notre Dame

National Festivals
Screening/Audience Talkback

National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) Pittsburgh, PA
Shakespeare Theatre Association of America (STAA) Boulder, CO
Shakespeare in Washington Washington, DC
Victim Offender Mediation Association (VOMA) Philadelphia, PA

Professional Shakespeare Festivals
Screening/Audience Talkback


American Players Theatre, Spring Green, WI
Chesapeake Shakespeare, Ellicott City, MD
Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Ontario
Actors’ Shakespeare Project Boston, MA
Utah Shakespearean Festival Cedar City, UT
Great River Shakespeare Festival Winona, MN
Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival Grand Valley, MI
Independent Shakespeare Company of LA Los Angeles, CA
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Louisville, KY
Old Globe Playhouse San Diego, CA
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Oklahoma City, OK
in association with Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Shakespeare Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
in association with the William James Association

Arts Councils, Istitutes, Associations
Screening/Audience Talkback

Fetzer Institute Kalamazoo, MI
Nantucket Arts Council Nantucket, MA
Revolution NY Santa Cruz, CA
William James Association New York, NY
in association with Shakespeare Santa Cruz
Writers Guild of America West Los Angeles, CA

Keynote Speaker

Tzedek Lecture in the Humanities, University of Oregon
Eugene – Distinguished Lecture
The Villainy You Teach Me: Mercy Seasoned with Justice or Revenge?
Portland – Distinguished Lecture
We know who we are, but not what we may be

Creative Fellow, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington
Distinguished Lecture
To Be or Not To Be

Scott Club, South Haven, MI
We Know What We Are But Know Not What We May Be

University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Waukesha, WI
Distinguished Lecture
What Fooles These Mortals Be

Hope Association of Retired People (HARP), Holland, MI
We are Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On

Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario
Teachers-Festival Liaison Council
Mislike me not: Understanding & Acceptance

Jepson School of Leadership Study, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Jepson Leadership Forum
Groundbreakers: People, Ideas, and Innovation that Changed the World

Personal Effectiveness and Employability Through the Arts (PEETA) International Symposium, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Unlocking Skills for a New Life Symposium

Gates-Ferry Distinguished Visiting Lectureship, Centenary College, Iselin, NJ

European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA)
Symposium with Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Claiming Creativity: Art Education in Cultural Transition
Behind the Bard-wire: Reflection, Responsibility, Redemption, & Forgiveness,
The Transformative Power of Art, Theatre,& Shakespeare

Utah Shakespearean Festival, Cedar City, UT
Wooden O Symposium
Politics and Performance in the Middle Ages & Renaissance
This Thing of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine

National Arts Club, New York, NY
Behind the Bard-wire: Reflection, Responsibility, Redemption, and Forgiveness,
The Transformative Power of Art, Theatre, & Shakespeare 

Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival, Allendale, MI
Shakespeare Connection Conference
Behind the Bard-wire: Reflection, Responsibility, Redemption, and Forgiveness,
The Transformative Power of Art, Theatre, & Shakespeare


Artist as Citizen Conference, Artists Striving to End Poverty, The Juilliard School
Building Restorative Circles of Reconciliation

Idea Festival
Fresh Thinking * New Connections * Innovation That Matters
Shakespeare Behind Bars: One Prison Program That Works to Reduce Recidivism
Louisville, KY

National Arts Club
Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Power of the Arts to Heal
New York, NY

TEDx East
This Thing of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine
New York, NY

TEDx Macatawa
Speaker Salon
The Quality of Mercy
Holland, MI

Vibe Wire Youth Inc.
FastBREAK Breakfast Speaker Series
Do As You’re Told: Shakespeare Behind Bars
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia