Navigating the Seas of Change: IMTAL 2017
Keynote Speaker: Jen Brown of The Engaging Educator
Sessions: Featuring topics such as bringing historical documents to life, storytelling, using primary sources, and more!
Plus a private reception aboard a steamboat!
Hotel: Hyatt Place Mystic
Airports: We suggest seeing which airport has the best flights from your city.
Amtrak: Mystic Station - Northeast Regional line
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!
Vice President: Todd D. Norris, Children's Museum - Indianapolis, 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.
Exploring Museum Theatre by Tessa Bridal
Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design by Tessa Bridal
Museum Theatre: Communicating with Visitors Through Drama by Catherine Hughes
Process: An Improviser's Journey by Mary Scruggs
The Viewpoints Book by Ann Bogart and Tina Landau
Improvisation for the Theatre (3rd Edition) by Viola Spolin
Theatre Games for Rehearsal: A Director's Handbook by Viola Spolin
Kamishibai Man by Allen Say