Since 1998, IMTAL conferences have recognized and supported the best in museum theatre innovation and practice.
Please join us for the 17th Annual conference of the
GET CRITICAL: FORGING THE FUTURE OF MUSEUM THEATRE
August 22-25, 2019 Indianapolis, Indiana
With a cutting-edge call to Get Critical: Forging the Future of Museum Theatre, this year’s conference promises to offer a range of professional learning opportunities, from performances and plenary sessions, workshops and demonstrations to professional debates and networking occasions. Topics addressed will include: Native American perspectives and Decolonization in museum theatre; Dementia and Autism programming; and Evaluating more than visitor satisfaction! Presentation of the 2019 Jon Lipsky Playwriting Award will also take place at the conference. New this year is a full day of START UP WORKSHOPS and tours. Whether you are a veteran or newbie, you can be a part of challenging conversations that move this field forward. Evening events will also make sure you don’t miss the IndyFringe Festival with 80 groups performing 400 shows!
Someone once proclaimed, "Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good." What's the good that we are making in museums with our theatre? Join Dr. Porchia Moore, Critical Race Theorist, Museum Strategist, and cultural heritage thought leader in a riveting keynote address examining how 21st century museums can better understand the "critical" in our daily praxis. Dr. Moore will outline the benefits of approaching diversity, equity, access, and inclusion as a function of Critical Race Theory application. Explore why deepening the "critical" creates deep satisfaction for both museum professionals and their visitors. This keynote will discuss the important role of museum theatre as a tool for strengthening the language of inclusion and providing pathways for dialogic community-based work as a means of addressing issues of social justice, transformation and change, and power. Let's turn what's good into greatness by understanding the nuances of critical museum work and the application of radical inclusion and empathy in our field.
Dates: August 22-25, 2019
Conference site: Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Hotel Info: Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown
Cost: $275 members / $325* non-members *includes start up membership
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INSIGHTS - Spring 2019
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Mitigating Failure Through
Adaptation and a Solo Performer's Journey
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