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CONFERENCE 2012


Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate


Washington, D.C.
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
August 2 - 5, 2012

The ATHE Conference Brochure is Here!

(Note: The links below will take you to .pdf files.)

Download the entire conference brochure here.
Please note: it is a very large file (3.5 MB)

Download this file for changes since the conference brochure was printed in March.

Read more about our Conference Co-Sponsor, the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

Please Note:
If you complete your registration and later determine that you want to add-on items (such as paid workshops, tickets to Tim Miller's Lay of the Land, tickets to Marathon '33, bus transportation to Marathon '33, or student housing), please contact our registration processor - Johns Hopkins University Press. If you paid for your registration by credit card, you can e-mail them at jrnlcirc@press.jhu.edu. If you paid by check, you can call 800-548-1784.



Welcome from President Bill Doan and
Vice President for Conference 2012 Mark Lococo


Conference Highlights

Keynote Address by Dael Orlandersmith
Americans for the Arts All-Conference Plenary: The Advocacy Imperative
Hands-On Post-Plenary Advocacy Breakout Sessions
Conference Paid Performance: Tim Miller's Lay of the Land
Focus Group Business Meetings
2012 Conference Committee


Foundational Documents Project AND DocumentNation

Members of eight focus groups are creating sessions that analyze any number of documents written by the founding fathers or mothers. Panels, roundtables, or performances are threaded throughout two and one-half days, culminating in a devised performance on the National Mall, hosted by Tim Miller, and titled DocumentNation. Sign up for DocumentNation by July 1.

More Information about DocumentNation


All-Conference Schedule


Sessions / Daily Program Listings


Group Tickets to Washington, D.C. Shows


Paid Workshops

Kimberly Dark: Using Spoken Word Performance and Storytelling to Expand
Students’ Performance, Writing and Innovation Skills

Irina and Paata Tsikurishvili and Synetic Theatre: Physical Theater
Michael Rohd and Sojourn Theatre Devising Civic Theatre: Performance, Social Practice and Dialogue
Adam McKinney and DNAWORKS: Body, Memory, Narrative and Identity


Playwriting and Performance

Staged Performances include a Staged Reading of Jane Chambers Playwriting Competition Winner, the Playwrights and Creative Teams New Play Development Workshop Showcase, and the Staged Reading of the David Mark Cohen Award-Winning Play.


The Black Theatre Network/ATHE Collaboration
and the ATHE Annual Membership Meeting


Exhibit Hall

ATHE Bingo is back!

Exhibitors and Advertisers
(as of March 28, 2012)

Americans for the Arts
ArtAge Senior Theatre Resource Center
Case Western Reserve University
The Catholic University of America Department of Drama
The City University of New York School of Professional Studies M.A. in Applied Theatre
Drama Education Network
Ecumenica Journal
Focus Publishing / R. Pullins Co.
Imagination Stage
International Collegiate Theatre Festival
Project MUSE - Johns Hopkins University Press
Kennedy Center / American College Theater Festival
Macmillan
Methuen Drama
Mid-America Theatre Conference
University of Michigan Press
Northwestern University Press
Peacebuilding and the Arts, Brandeis University
Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group
Scarecrow Press
SM-SIM, LLC
Select Travel
The Scholar's Choice
Theatre Communications Group
Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre
University of Toronto Press Journals
Wadsworth Cengage Learning


Focus Group Pre-Conferences and Debut Panels

Pre-Conferences:
Acting Program; Association for Asian Performance; Association of Theatre Movement Educators;
Black Theatre Association; Interactive Theatre and Theatre as Social Change; Latina/o Focus Group;
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer; Playwrights and Creative Teams;
Performance Studies Focus Group; Theatre as a Liberal Art;
Theory and Criticism and Theatre History; Women and Theatre

Debut Panels:
Acting Program; American Theatre and Drama Society, Black Theatre Association, and Latina/o Focus Group;
Association for Theatre Movement Educators; Directing Program; Dramaturgy;
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer; Music Theatre/Dance; Performance Studies Focus Group;
Religion and Theatre, Theatre and Social Change; Theatre History; Women and Theatre

DAILY LISTINGS - Conference 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 and Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

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