SAVE THE DATE!
Keynote Speaker: Jen Brown of The Engaging Educator. Jen will also conduct a workshop for all participants.
Private Welcome Reception aboard a Steamboat.
Complete list of speakers and activities coming soon!
2017 Jon Lipsky Award for Excellence in Playwriting
In 2014, IMTAL established an annual award dedicated to the memory of playwright Jon Lipsky. Jon was Professor of Acting and Playwriting at Boston University’s School of Theater, and he created many wonderful short plays on science themes for Boston's Museum of Science. The winner of the Lipsky award will have written the play that most exemplifies standards of excellence in Museum Theatre. The award will be presented at The IMTAL luncheon during the American Alliance of Museums Conference and Expo in St. Louis on May 9.
2017 IMTY Award
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Secretary: Elysia Segal, New York Transit Museum - Brooklyn, NY
Vice President: Todd D. Norris, Children's Museum - Indianapolis, IN
Publications Officer: Ilana Gustafson, Natural History Museum - Los Angeles, CA
Membership Officer: Mark Wehlage, Conner Prairie - Fishers, IN
Our thanks to outgoing Publications Officer Judy Fort Brenneman and
BUILD YOUR LIBRARY!
Several of our presenters at our 2014 Chicago conference mentioned books that can help you and your institution get a better handle on museum theatre practices. Others in attendance were actually the authors of a couple of those books.
Catherine Hughes (Monday session "Opening Doors")
Greg Allen (Tuesday Keynote)
Michael Gellman (Tuesday Keynote, Thursday session "Process Theatre")
Josh Sigal (Tuesday session "Class Act: Using Basic Theatre Techniques to Invigorate the Learning Experience"
Heather Barnes and Natalie Shipman (Tuesday sessions "Improv 101" and "Improv 202")
Douglas Coler (Wednesday session "An Actor Walks Into an Exhibit...")
Tara McGowan (Wednesday Session "Asian Picture Storytelling Performance in the Museum")
Natalie Shipman (Thursday session "White City...Then and Now)