LIGHTING THE SPARK, FEEDING THE FLAME
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Brent Blair, director of USC's Institute for Theatre and Social Change
OFFICIAL HOTEL: Radisson Midtown Hotel at USC
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Exploring New Worlds: Using
Technology of Puppetry
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Congratulations to our 2018 Award Winners!
The awards were presented at The IMTAL luncheon during the
The recipient of this year's Jon Lipsky Award for Excellence in Playwriting is P.J. Griffith, for his play Midwinter Mischief at Old Sturbridge Village.
Midwinter Mischief is a two-hour theatrical adventure that follows a wily Yankee Peddler as he barters his way through the village, having spent all of his earnings at Bullard Tavern the night before. After being confronted over his debt, The Peddler asks to fill his cup with ashes from the tavern’s hearth, promising the tavern owner that he will “return with a cup overflowing with gold” and heads out into the village. The audience is sent in pursuit of The Peddler, challenged by the town constable to gather enough evidence to convict him. They meet the residents of the town who tell stories of what The Peddler has done and where he was going.
Check out P.J.’s website to learn more about this outstanding work.
This year’s IMTY Award recipient is Heather Nielsen of the Denver Art Museum. The IMTY Award was established to recognize CEOs or Senior Staff members who have demonstrated strong support for museum theatre.
She is Director of Learning and Community Engagement at the Denver Art Museum. At the DAM Heather overseas all program areas including Family and Community, Adult and College, Teacher and School Outreach, and the Museum’s Artist and Studio Programs. She is also instrumental in the ongoing encouragement and support of the successful museum theatre programs at her institution.
Navigating the Seas of Change: IMTAL 2017
The 2017 Annual Conference
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