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2020 Virtual Conference

7/20/2020 to 8/1/2020
When: July 20 - August 1, 2020
Where: Online Virtual Platform
Contact: ATHE Member Services

Online registration is closed.
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Week One: Humanizing the Digital; July 20 - July 25

Week Two: Envisioning Resilience; July 27 - August 1

The 2020 Virtual Conference will be hosted online through Open Water, a virtual event platform that utilizes ZOOM meetings/webinars. Conference registrants will be able to share research, artistry, pedagogy, and scholarship.

Typically, the annual ATHE conference brings together a global community of educators, artists, and administrators through workshops, panel presentations, all-conference discussions, social events, and performances. This year, we're moving online to support the multiple needs of our members, including responding to the present moment; providing space for presentation and feedback; and conducting the annual business of the organization.

A mix of "webinar-style" plenaries aimed at our full membership community and concurrent sessions (either live or pre-recorded), the conference will engage ATHE members over the course of two weeks. In addition, members will have the opportunity to chat virtually, post on discussion boards to exchange ideas, and visit sponsors in an online exhibitor gallery.


We will also be adding Workshops, including Tectonic Theater Project and Nicole Brewer. We will list those events separately for registration soon!


Conference Rates



Graduate students



Full-time employed
Secure full-time employed with institutional support  $100
Members experiencing financial challenges at this time  $0
 Non-member rate  $100


Sponsor a Member!

Donate to provide registration costs for a fellow member in need! Registration cost includes registration for yourself and another ATHE Member!

ny funds contributed and not used to subvent registration for this conference will be rolled over to 2021 conference.


Sponsor a:
Graduate student
Part-time employed


Full-time employee sponsorship
Secure full-time employed sponsorship $200
Sponsor a non-member $295


VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS are at capacity. There are no more slots left.

This year's virtual conference will provide the opportunity for three online workshops. These are additional experiences for which participants MUST REGISTER in advance. All workshop participants must be registered for the full conference to attend.


Anti-Racist Theatre: A Foundational Course
with Nicole Brewer


Uprooting ingrained racism in the theatre industry by developing an anti-racist theatre ethos




Nicole Brewer, creator ofConscientious Theatre Training and originator of theAnti-Racist Theatre (A.R.T.) movement teaches her unique approach which blends anti-racist theory, social justice, collectivism, healing justice and theatre exercises for an embodied understanding of racism and our agency to become anti-racist.


Thursday, July 30 from 4pm - 6pm Eastern time.
via the conference software platform


In this two hour workshop Nicole guides participants through self reflection exercises designed to strengthen their analysis of their position, power, and privileges. She offers skills and coping strategies to uproot racist practices, policies, and protocols.

All who believe the way forward for theatre is anti-racist and anti-oppressive are welcome. We all have a role to play.


The future of art will be nourished by you. Join us in doing the work to make sure theatre is a liberated place for all.


This workshop will be FREE to attendees, but you will still need to register to reserve your spot.



Tectonic Theater Project

Moment work with Barbara Pitts McAdams


Moment Work Level 1 with Barbara Pitts McAdams, co-author ofMoment Work: Tectonic Theater Project’s Process of Devising Theater and Bree Luck, director of the Moment Work Institute.

Friday, July 24
3pm - 6:15pm Eastern Time

via the conference software platform

This workshop is for newcomers or those wanting a Moment Work refresher.We will use the Zoom frame as our stage and learn how to make moments with “the elements of the stage” - props, architecture, costume, lights and sounds. How can we create theatricality and narrative (form and content) with single elements?How does a moment read from the stage (evocatively? poetically? narratively? symbolically?).What happens to the narrative as we layer elements?We will be creating in front of our screens and will utilize break out rooms for work in smaller groups.


Moment Work for the Instructor

Saturday, August 1
11:30am - 2:45pm Eastern Time

via the conference software platform


This workshop is geared to those who want to address facilitating and teaching Moment Work devising.We’ll review the Moment Work construct, make moments and delve into the concepts that are outlined in theMoment Workbook, creating space for instructors to ask questions and get solutions to their devising questions. This workshop will adapt to the Zoom environment, but the content will work in the studio as well.We will utilize break out rooms to give everyone a chance to participate.


All Tectonic Theater Project Workshops are $40 per participant. 95% of this fee goes directly to the artists.




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