2008 National Conference Agenda

You may view the full schedule of NPAC and TCG events in the Full Agenda.

Theatre at the Center

All events took place at the Denver Center Theatre Company (DCTC),
unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, June 10  
6-9 PM TCG Lounge opened for Early Registration

Wednesday, June 11  
8 AM-12 PM TCG registration opens
9-10:30 AM TCG Opening Plenary Session: Kinney Zalesne, co-author, microtrends:
the small forces behind tomorrow's big changes
: we heard

about some of the emerging communities whose tastes and lifestyles are shaping our future.
10:30-11 AM Coffee Break
11 AM-12:15 PM TCG Plenary Session: Kwame Kwei-Armah, British playwright,
actor, and director:

the first African Caribbean playwright to have a play appear on the West End, spoke to us about national and global identity – artistic and otherwise – and his experiences as an international, interdisciplinary artist.
12:45-1:15 PM Lunch with the NEA
2-7 PM Convention programming

Thursday, June 12  
8-9:30 AM

Trustee Breakfast in the MolsonCoors Tap Room, hosted by Peter Brosius, Artistic Director of the Children's Theatre Company and Dana Gioia, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts, with trustees at TCG Member Theatres, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains.
8-9:15 AM TCG Morning Presentation:

The Contributed Income Quest: New Strategies to Maximize Results

with Dory Vanderhoof, Senior Partner, Genevese, Vanderhoof & Associates.
8-9:15 AM TCG Morning Conversation:

Responding to How Theater Failed America, a performance by Mike Daisey on Wednesday, June 11.

Moderated by James Bundy, Artistic Director, Yale Repertory Theatre, and Member, TCG Board of Directors, with a panel of respondents, including artist Mike Daisey, Victor Maog, director, Diane Rodriquez, Associate Producer, Center Theatre Group, Mark Valdez, National Coordinator, Network of Ensemble Theatres, Scott Turner Schofield, Actor, Atlanta.
8-9:15 AM TCG Role-Based Affinity Groups:

Artistic Affinity Group

Moderated by Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Management Affinity Group

Moderated by Rachel Kraft, Executive Director, Lookingglass Theatre Company and Member, TCG Board of Directors

New Work Development Affinity Group

Moderated by David Dower, Producing Artistic Associate, Arena Stage and Shirley Fishman, Director of Play Development, La Jolla Playhouse

Education and Community Engagement Affinity Group

Moderated by Daniel Renner, Dean, National Theatre Conservatory, Director of Education, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Laurie McCants, Ensemble Member, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Marketing Affinity Group

Moderated by Rosemary Walsh, Director of Community Engagement, Childsplay

Individual Artists Affinity Group

Moderated by Polly Carl, Producing Artistic Director, The Playwrights' Center
10 AM – 6:45 PM Convention programming (Colorado Convention Center)
7-9 PM TCG Reception, Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
10 PM – 1 AM TCG TCG Late Night Event
at Curious Theatre Company emceed by UNIVERSES

Friday, June 13  
8-9:30 AM TCG Morning Presentation: Where are the Teens? A TCG Study on Young People and the Theatre

Mark Shugoll, Chief Executive Officer, Shugoll Research, Chairman, Board Of Trustees, Arena Stage, and Member, TCG Board of Directors
8-9:30 AM An Open Discussion with Actors' Equity Association

Join Zalina Hoosein, Senior Business Representative, and Kathryn Lamkey, Central Region Director
8-9:30 AM TCG Morning Roundtables: Audiences and Communities

The Theatre as Center of Civic Dialogue

Moderated by Marty Pottenger, Executive Director, Terra Moto Inc.

Innovations and Implications of New Media

Moderated by Dave Urlakis, Digital Assets Director, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Alternatives to the Subscription Model

Moderated by Naomi Grabel, Consultant, TCG

Re-Thinking the Promotion of Performances

Moderated by Chad M. Bauman, Director of Marketing & Communication, Arena Stage

Current Events and their Impact on Our Work

Moderated by Dudley Cocke, Artistic Director, Roadside Theater
10 AM – 3 PM Convention Programming (Colorado Convention Center)
3:30-6 PM TCG Plenary Session: Theatre in the Environment: Paula Vogel, Pulitzer-Prize Winner, Dr. Alexander E. MacDonald, National Atmospheric
and Oceanic Administration, plays from students Luke Slattery and Bailey Williams:

Hosted by Paula Vogel, this session helped us understand the widespread changes that may occur in the very near future, and how the next generation of theatre artists are beginning to talk about this issue in their work, through Curious Theatre Company’s New Voices program.

Saturday, June 14  
8-9:30 AM TCG Morning Roundtables: How Organizations Re-Invent Themselves

On Becoming Green

Moderated by Michael Johnson-Chase, Consultant, GlobalHamlet Consulting

Not Just a Slot: Really Reflecting the Diversity in Every Community

Moderated by Nicki Genovese, General Manager, The Public Theater

Facelift: New Building, New Identity?

Moderated by Chris Jennings, General Manager, The Shakespeare Theatre Company

Back from the Brink: Surviving a Crisis

Moderated by Lou Bellamy, Artistic Director, Penumbra Theatre Company; Elizabeth Dowd, Ensemble Member, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and Rebecca Sherr, General Manager, Intiman Theatre

Moving into the International Arena

Moderated by Emilya Cachapero, Director of Artistic Programs, TCG and Director, International Theatre Institute/U.S.
10 AM – 12:30 PM Convention Programming (Colorado Convention Center)