LIGHTING THE SPARK, FEEDING THE FLAME
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Brent Blair
Brent Blair is an associate professor of theatre practice at the USC School of Dramatic Arts and the Director of USC's Institute for Theatre and Social Change. He is a Linklater-designated voice instructor and a former Fulbright scholar in the Igbo traditional theatre of West Africa. He founded the applied theatre arts focus at the School of Dramatic Arts and is the founding director of the Center for Theatre of the Oppressed and Applied Theatre Arts in Los Angeles, based on the works and training methods of Augusto Boal. He has formed numerous collaborative and curricular programs that partner with community members using theatre as a vehicle for education, therapy, and social change. Blair teaches courses in voice, theatre for youth, theatre and therapy, theatre in education and theatre in the community.
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Congratulations to our 2018 Award Winners!
The awards were presented at The IMTAL luncheon during the
The recipient of this year's Jon Lipsky Award for Excellence in Playwriting is P.J. Griffith, for his play Midwinter Mischief at Old Sturbridge Village.
Midwinter Mischief is a two-hour theatrical adventure that follows a wily Yankee Peddler as he barters his way through the village, having spent all of his earnings at Bullard Tavern the night before. After being confronted over his debt, The Peddler asks to fill his cup with ashes from the tavern’s hearth, promising the tavern owner that he will “return with a cup overflowing with gold” and heads out into the village. The audience is sent in pursuit of The Peddler, challenged by the town constable to gather enough evidence to convict him. They meet the residents of the town who tell stories of what The Peddler has done and where he was going.
Check out P.J.’s website to learn more about this outstanding work.
This year’s IMTY Award recipient is Heather Nielsen of the Denver Art Museum. The IMTY Award was established to recognize CEOs or Senior Staff members who have demonstrated strong support for museum theatre.
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