Artistic Directors Conference
November 11-12, 2012 • Arlington, Texas
Have you ever wished you had someone to talk to who understands what it means to find just the right plays or directors for the next season or that you knew someone out there who also struggles with actor and technical problems? Then this is the right conference for you. The biennial Artistic Directors Conference will be held in Arlington, TX November 11-13 at Theatre Arlington. It will be held Sunday afternoon through Monday evening. It is open to anyone, whatever his or her title, who is responsible for the overall artistic direction of their theatre.
The conference will foster interchange with Artistic Directors and Producers, assist them in their artistic long-range planning, and encourage them to re-envision more exciting ways to raise the bar for high quality theatre. It will create a network of artistic staff and allow them time to think and refresh. The conference will be facilitated by Murray Chase, Executive/Artistic Director of Venice (FL) Theatre.
Two days of roundtable discussions will address providing leadership to the theatre’s artistic goals, finding resources, developing the season, collaborating with the design team, overseeing guest directors, managing volunteer actors, creating youth and senior theatre programs, developing a minority volunteer and audience base, supporting playwriting, and other hot topics chosen in advance by the participants.
Those completing the conference will earn 1.5 AACTEd units - a symbol of their commitment to continuing education.
Possible Discussion Topics
- Managing artistic resources
- Developing the season
- Collaborating with the design team
- Fostering the American playwright
- Supervising guest directors
- Managing & developing volunteer actors
- Implementing youth & senior theatre ideas
- . . . and many other hot topics!
Sunday, November 11
1:00 pm Registration
1:30 pm Roundtable Sessions Begin
6:00 pm Dinner Break
7:00 pm Sessions Continue
10:00 pm After Hours Networking
Monday, November 12
9:00am Sessions Continue
noon Lunch Break
1:00 pm Sessions Continue
5:00pm Wrap Up
5:30 pm After conference fun - TBA
Hosted by Theatre Arlington
All Sessions at Theatre Arlington
305 W Main St, Arlington, TX 76010
Holiday Inn Express Arlington Six Flags
2451 E Randol Mill Blvd, Arlington, TX 76011
1-817-640-5454 - ask for AACT block November
$94 (plus tax) double or single
Deadline for room rate is November 1, 2012
American AirlinesDiscount code 54N2BF
Book online at www.aa.com
Discount for travel November 8-12, 2012 for travel to/from DFW Airport