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06 Oct 2014 8:38 PM | Douglas Coler (Administrator)

Several of our presenters in Chicago 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, and the following is a list of the available texts, along with a some of our recommendations. (Note that if you make a purchase through the links below, IMTAL will receive a small percentage as an Amazon Associate.)

Tessa Bridal (Sunday Pre-Conference Workshop)

Exploring Museum Theatre

Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design

Catherine Hughes (Monday session "Opening Doors")

Museum Theatre: Communicating with Visitors Through Drama

Greg Allen (Tuesday Keynote)

100 Neo-Futurists Plays: From Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)

Michael Gellman (Tuesday Keynote, Thursday session "Process Theatre")

Process: An Improviser's Journey

Josh Sigal (Tuesday session "Class Act: Using Basic Theatre Techniques to Invigorate the Learning Experience"

The Viewpoints Book

Heather Barnes and Natalie Shipman (Tuesday sessions "Improv 101" and "Improv 202")

Improvisation for the Theatre (3rd Edition)

Theatre Games for Rehearsal: A Director's Handbook

Douglas Coler (Wednesday session "An Actor Walks Into an Exhibit...")

Speak With Distinction: The Classic Skinner Method to Speech on the Stage

Tara McGowan (Wednesday Session "Asian Picture Storytelling Performance in the Museum")

Kamishibai Man

The Kamishibai Classroom: Engaging Multiple Literacies Through the Art of "Paper Theatre"

Natalie Shipman (Thursday session "White City...Then and Now)

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America


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