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Welcome to Arizona! Dream with Us.

Posted By Tamara Underiner, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Hello everyone,

Just a note to let you know how much we at Arizona State University are looking forward to having our friends and colleagues with us this year for ATHE.

Expect a warm welcome, in every sense of the word!

We who live and work here know that Arizona is more than what appears in the headlines. At the same time, we also know that there is much work to be done. We’re grateful for the chance for smart and creative people to come together to dream with us: How might theatre and performance speak back to the issues crystallized in Arizona’s long and recent histories? And how can we who are working here bring what we’ve learned to bear on the work you are doing when you go back home?

It promises to be a lively conversation.

Please think about taking part in our “Tour of Innovative Programs” on Thursday, July 24. This interactive tour will include multiple stops, with opportunities at each for demonstrations and question/answer sessions with representatives of each program. (For full details, view the .pdf at this link.)

Also take a look at your conference program for details on many panels, performances and events that scratch beneath the surface of the harsh desert, to the life that blooms on nevertheless. 

And be sure to check out our FAQ’s about getting around in the heat here in July -- Visit the page at this link to find out not only about the weather, but also about local logistics and things to do while you’re here.

But we expect the conference itself will keep you plenty busy. We so look forward to the conversations and convergences with you that, we hope, will turn dreams into acts.

Safe travels, and see you soon!

Tamara Underiner
ATHE Member since 1993
Associate Dean for Research
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Director, Doctoral Program in Theatre and Performance of the Americas
School of Film, Dance and Theatre
Arizona State University

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