All events were recorded by Jamie Gahlon, Vijay Matthew and Ramona Ostrowski, and livestreamed on HowlRound TV. Plenary sessions were ASL interpreted by Juliette Regnier.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18th
How We Show Up: A Playbook for the Conference & Ally Skills-Building
This video also includes the first part of the subsequent Ally Skills-Building session.
Hiring for Change: Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Production Departments
Featured speakers include: Sharifa Johka, FAIR Expereince Program Manager, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; David Stewart, Production Manager, USITT; James Streeter, Production Manager, USITT; and Tirzah Tyler, Director of Production, California Shakespeare Theater.
The Legacy of American Theatre Magazine
Featured speakers include: Jim O'Quinn, Founding Editor-in-Chief and Rob Weinert-Kendt, Incoming Editor-in-Chief, American Theatre magazine.
Opening Plenary Session with Bartunde Thurston
Featured speakers in order of appearance: Teresa Eyring, Executive Director, Theatre Communications Group; Bob Taylor, Executive Director, Great Lakes Theater; Raymond Bobgan, Executive Artistic Director, Cleveland Public Theatre; Councilman Joe Cimperman, Cleveland City Council; David Hawkanson, Former Executive Director and Of Counsel, Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Woodie King Jr., Founding Producing Director, New Federal Theatre; James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director, Signature Theatre; Baratunde Thurston, Comedian & Author.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19
Plenary Session: A Conversation with Lisa Kron
Featured speakers in order of appearance: Emilya Cachapero, Director of Artistic & International Programs, Theatre Communications Group; Kevin E. Moore, Managing Director, Theatre Communications Group; Kevin S. Moore, Managing Director, Cleveland Play House; Jane Chu, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts; Mark Zeisler, Performer; Lear deBessonet, Director of Public Works, The Public Theater; Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, The Public Theater; Lisa Kron, Playwright & Performer
Audience (R)Evolution: Sharing and Prototyping Strategies
Featured speakers include: Ariadna Freda Casillas, Audience Development Manager, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Mica Garcia de Benavidez, Education Director, Su Teatro; Hallie Gordon, Artistic and Education Director SYA, Steppenwolf Theatre Co; Kristen Jackson, Connectivity Director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co; Daniel Penilla, Artistic Associate, Cornerstone Theater Co; Tom Quaintance, Artistic Director, Cape Fear Regional Theatre; Nancy Schaeffer, Education Director, Associate Artistic Director, Dallas Children's Theater; Seema Sueko, Associate Artistic Director, The Pasadena Playhouse; Kelsey Tyler, Education and Community Programs Director, Portland Center Stage.
At the Intersections: Disability
Featured speakers include: Claudia Alick, Artistic Associate, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Christine Bruno, Disability Advocate, Inclusion in the Arts; Kate Langsdorf, Education Programs Manager, Ford's Theatre; Beth Prevor, Executive Director, Hands On.
Dave Isay on The History of StoryCorps and The Power of Storytelling
Featured speakers in order of appearance: Dafina McMillan, Director of Communications & Conferences, Theatre Communications Group; Dave Isay, Founder, StoryCorps.
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
From Aesthetics To Action: Green Theatre Now
Featured speakers include: George Bartenieff, Artistic Director, Theater Three Collaborative; Alison Carey, Director, American Revolutions, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Leilani Chan, Artistic Director, TeAda Productions; Karen Malpede, Co-Artistic Director, Playwright, Theater Three Collaborative; Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Executive Director, UNIVERSES Theater Company; Steven Sapp, Artistic Director, UNIVERSES.
The Means of Production; The Growing Movement of Playwright Collectives
Featured speakers include: Emily Acker, Playwright, Orbiter 3; Trista Baldwin, Playwright, Workhaus Playwrights' Collective; Jeremy Cohen, Artistic Director, The Playwrights' Center; Maura Krause, Artistic Director, Orbiter 3; Jojo Ruf, Managing Director, The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics; Gwydion Suilebhan, Project Director, New Play Exchange, National New Play Network.
Blue Star Theatres: Theatre Techniques for Veterans
Featured speakers include: everett cox, Performer, Lucid Body/Impact Theatre; Alex Mallory, Director; KJ Sanchez, Founder/CEO, American Records; Paula Vogel, Playwright; Stephan Wolfert, Actor, Writer, Teacher, Head of Outreach-Bedlam, DE-CRUIT, VCPA, Bedlam.
Changing the Landscape of Theatre Audiences, Artists & Beyond: The Youth Voice
Featured speakers include: Teen program managers and youth from Alliance Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Cleveland Play House and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game
Featured speakers in order of appearance: Diane Rodriguez, Associate Artistic Director, Center Theatre Group; Will Power, Playwright in Residence, Dallas Theater Center; Rhodessa Jones, Co-Artistic Director, Cultural Odyssey; Teresa Eyring, Executive Director, Theatre Communications Group; Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director, Alley Theatre; Michael Kahn, Artistic Director, Shakespeare Theatre Company; Laura Kepley, Artistic Director, Cleveland Play House; Mina Morita, Artistic Director, Crowded Fire Theater; Jim O’Quinn, Founding Editor-in-Chief, American Theatre; Niegel Smith, Artistic Director, The Flea Theater.
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