IMTAL Americas Conference

  • 26 Aug 2016
  • 30 Aug 2016
  • Denver, Colorado


  • Individual, Institutional, Student, and International members

Registration is closed

The Practical Magic of Museum Theatre

We Share, We Play, We Teach

2016 IMTAL Americas Conference
Denver, Colorado
August 26-30, 2016
Opening reception Friday evening, Aug. 26

Sessions begin 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 27

IMTAL Members: $250.00

Non-members: $305.00

Student: $150.00

Single Day: $125.00

Four full days of sharing, playing, and teaching at some of the Denver area's top museums: 
Littleton Museum (conference host)
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver Art Museum
History Colorado Center

Conference hotel: Residence Inn Denver City Center

Or make reservations via phone by calling either of these numbers directly and asking for IMTAL group reservations:

Although our room block has officially closed, thee are still rooms available. Please ask for Kylee Martin at 303-296-3444.



Jeff Wirth: The Power of Serious Play

Director, InterActive PlayLab, Author of Inter-Active Acting: Acting, Improvisation, and Interacting for Audience Participatory Theatre


David B. Allison: Entertainment, Education, and the Power of Relationships in Museums

Author of Living History: Effective Costumed Interpretation and Enactment at Museums and Historic Sites


Jeff Wirth: The Co-Creative Audience

Audiences are no longer satisfied with observing. They want to engage, to explore, to impact. This workshop offers practical, field-tested techniques to engage audiences as co-creators in the interpretive process. Learn how to establish instant rapport, endow collaborative roles, integrate improvisation with interpretive material, and transform passive spectators into co-creative spect-actors.

Storysmith® Susan Marie Frontczak

Bringing Science to Life!: Biomechanics and Puppetry

Ilana Gustafson and staff of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Learn How You Can Facilitate the Creation of Devised Theatre: A Process

Staff of Colonial Williamsburg


Children’s Museum Theatre: Purposeful Magic

Cindy Lou Edwards, Long Island Children’s Museum

Destination Solar System: Managing a Cosmic Scale Production

Mark Webb, Adler Planetarium

Reaching Goals: Assessing and Improving Programming for Children and Families

Aaron Bonds, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Benevolent Theft: Adopt, Adapt, Improve

Douglas Coler, Discovery Place Science

MTYVA: Engaging the Youngest Visitors

Roberta Gasbarre, Smithsonian Institution

Post Show 2.0

Todd Norris, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Enactor Overview

Jennifer Moss Logan, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Souvenirs From Tomorrow

Kirk German, Tenement Museum and NYU


Art Emergency, CODE RED

Staff of Denver Art Museum

Foxy & Schmoxy: Art Detectives

Staff of Denver Art Museum

A Visit with Madame Curie

Susan Marie Frontczak

Memory Kitchen, Sydney Sales, and Ditch Boss

Staff of History Colorado Center

Journey to Redemption

Staff of Colonial Williamsburg

So You Think You Can Fly

Staff of Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Astronaut on The Surface

Staff of Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Destination Solar System

Staff of Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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