Upcoming AATE Conference in Boston
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
On behalf of Gary Minyard, AATE President:
2016 Conference Flyer
I'm the President of the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) and I
am asking you to join us for AATE's 29th National Conference in
Boston, Massachusetts, July 27 - 31, 2016.
In the city with a complex history of race relations and activism, we’ll
engage in provocative dialogues about diversity and inclusion to move
forward on multiple fronts. Join us as we bring some of Boston's most
renowned cultural, historic, and civic sites to life through the dynamic
medium of theatre. Interact with characters from the past in order to
understand the present and build a better future. The Freedom Trial,
Museum of Fine Arts, Swan Boats, Shakespeare on the Common, and a historic
pub crawl await!
Our keynote speakers include Ali Stroker who made history as the first
actress in a wheelchair to appear on a Broadway stage, where she
originated the role of Anna in Deaf West's 2015 revival of SPRING
AWAKENING. The dynamic visual and performance artist, Vanessa German, is
the founder of Love Front Porch and the ARThouse, a community arts
initiative for children, created to stack the deck in matters of justice,
worth and healing. She recently presented TED talks at Harvard and MIT and
she has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s All Things
Considered. Finally, master teaching artist Paige Hernandez will share her
successful hip-hop arts integration strategies. Paige will speak to the
history of hip-hop, it's natural curriculum connections and how it's style
can encourage inclusion and cultural diversity with any
demographic. This keynote is interactive and features a special
performance for attendees.
I would love to see all of you there- the non-member registration includes a 1-year
membership to AATE, plus a new member benefit called "Add-A-Voice" where
you can bring a colleague for FREE (see details online). Follow this link
for more information: www.aate.com/2016.