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March 23-25, 2018
Registration is now up and running for ALHFAM's (Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums) 2018 George Chapman Memorial First Person Interpreters Retreat, hosted by the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover, Delaware. Scheduled from Friday March 23rd-25th, it will feature free tours, a reception, lantern tour of historic Dover, and a weekend of great sessions for the novice as well as the experienced interpreter.
Topics include Museum Theatre, interactive first person, business 101, trouble shooting in an improvisational setting, and a keynote presentation of Isaiah Thomas, Patriot Printer, who graced IMTAL’s most recent conference in Mystic CT! Other enticements are a dinner where you can strut your stuff in costume, as well as a round table discussion to pick the brains of the session leaders (all for a mere $75!)
Visit www.ALHFAM.org and click through on the bottom of the home page to register! Download the bios and info on session leaders (ranging from Ron Carnegie of Colonial Williamsburg, to Maddie Biehl, 1940s house wife from Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth New Hampshire) and view a list of suggested hotels. Registrants will be contacted after registration for meal preferences and food requirements.
Find the ALHFAM First Person Interpreter's group on Facebook:
In this issue:
Open Mind, Willing Heart, Listening Ear
Road to Redemption:
On Hip-Hop, Identity,
Photos from the 2017 IMTAL Conference
In addition to the PDF version (above), now you can also link to, comment on, and share articles on social media via the ARTICLES ONLINE section. We encourage you to explore and interact with this new format: leave a comment, start a dialogue, and spread the word about museum theatre!
Navigating the Seas of Change: IMTAL 2017
The 2017 Annual Conference
If you couldn't join us this year, don't fret! Just announced:
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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
INSIGHTS ARTICLES ONLINE