The mission of the International Museum Theatre Alliance is to inspire and support the use of theatre and theatrical technique 
to cultivate emotional connections, provoke action, and add public value to the museum experience. 

Since 1998, IMTAL conferences have recognized and supported the best in museum theatre innovation and practice.
These meetings of museum and theatre professionals from around the world have advanced the field of museum theatre, helping to 
growth of new programs as well as best practices and high quality work. Veteran practitioners, emerging professionals, academics and students come together to impel and inspire each other.

This could've been your view this Fall, but...

In acknowledgement of the worldwide disruption caused  by the COVID-19 pandemic,

the IMTAL board of directors and the organizing committee have made the difficult decision to cancel our global conference, which was scheduled to begin in late September in St. Paul, Minnesota. We are indebted to our friends at The Science Museum of Minnesota and Minnesota History Center. 

We are still planning to find a way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of IMTAL. Meanwhile, to our members, friends, and supporters, we remain dedicated to the art of museum theatre, those who practice it, and those who are moved by it.  

2019 Jon Lipsky Award for Excellence in Playwriting

Betsy Maguire
for her play

Tales from the Dungeon: Life at Newgate
Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine
East Granby, Connecticut

above: Theatre Guild of Simsbury performing Tales from the Dungeon: Life at Newgate

The 2019 Lipsky Award was presented to Betsy Maguire at the IMTAL Annual Conference,
hosted this year by The Children’s Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana

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