AAM Annual Meeting 2008
April 27 - May 1, 2008
IMTAL was rockin' at the 2008 AAM Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado! A special thank you to all IMTAL members who participated in our many events!
Thank you to Tessa Bridal, Lynda Kennedy, Stephanie Long, and Harriet Lynn for attending the IMTAL spring Board meeting. The meeting is open to the entire membership and is usually the first day of the conference, so keep that in mind when making your plans for next year!
Thank you to Stephanie Long, Jen Scott, Scot Greenwell, Harriet Lynn, Greg Hardison, and Elizabeth Pickard for performing at the Museum Theatre Showcase in the Expo Hall. All members are encouraged to submit a proposal to perform in next year's Showcase, and each performance receives a $400 stipend! (Find out more information HERE.)
Thank you to Lynda Kennedy and George Buss for conducting the public speaking workshops, which literally spilled out of their rooms this year. Because of the high interest, IMTAL will be exploring ways to serve the museum field with more public speaking resources.
Thank you to new member Gail Larsen Khasawneh for volunteering at IMTAL's Marketplace of Ideas booth, where she and the entire Board encouraged attendees to explore the many ways to use museum theatre.
Thank you to Tessa Bridal, Elizabeth Pickard, Simone Mortan, Jeff Patchen, and Scot Greenwell for their wonderful session, Taking the Lead with Museum Theatre, as well as our new friends that presented theatre-related sessions: Jennifer Moss Logan and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Beyond Living History: Using First-Person Enactors in ANY Museum) and Emma Norland and the Institute for Learning Innovation (The Outdoor Museum Living History Project: Findings and Implications).
And thank you to members Andy Bro, Crystal Fields, Carolyn Rapkievian, Audra Kelly, Suzanne Morris, Wendy Jones, Tom Dyer, and everyone else that attended the sessions, luncheon and social events that made AAM '08 a Rocky Mountain success!
Greg Hardison performs Birds of Passage: Vincent Scopa of "Tallie Holler"
at the Museum Theatre Showcase
at the 2008 AAM Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.