IMTAL 2010 Regional Conference
IMTAL at Twenty: Charting the Future
Hosted by the Missouri History Museum
St Louis, MO
August 20 - 22, 2010!
Conference Registration ends August 1, 2010!
Preliminary Conference Schedule:
All sessions and events are at the Missouri History Museum, with the exception of the conference dinner, which will be at Eclipse Restaurant.
Read descriptions of the sessions HERE.
August 20, 2010
9am -1pm Registration
9:30-11:30am IMTAL Americas Board Meeting (open to all)
1pm-5pm Museum Theatre Professionals’ Workshop: Keeping it Fresh, a
Toolkit for Excellence
4pm-6pm Museum Theatre Showcase (anyone can sign up, please
email conference chair Elizabeth Pickard for a spot)
6pm Opening Reception and Dance Party
August 21, 2010
8:45am Remarks and Announcements
Using Museum Theatre to Tackle Tough Topics
Community Inspired Scripts
Lots of Cooks: Good Broth
Am I Blowing Hot Air or Billowing Their Sails
12:30pm Lunch on your own
2:00pm Missouri History Museum performance
Build It Up! The Four Pillars of Museum Theatre
Where Fires Dwell, Teens Make History
August 22, 2010
9:45am Remarks and Announcements
10 – 11:30am Sessions:
Help! My Actors Have No Training and the Audience is Waiting
Writing Through Improv/Poop Happens
12-1:30pm Closing lunch, final thoughts, thanks
3-5pm Anheuser Busch tour (tentative)
Registration is now open!
Rates and registration instructions available HERE.
Refunds may be requested through July 10, 2010 but will incur a $25 cancellation fee. Refunds will be granted via check and mailed after the conference. No refunds will be granted after July 10, 2010.
The conference is being hosted by the Missouri History Museum whose mission is to deepen the understanding of past choices, present circumstances, and future possibilities; strengthen the bonds of the community; and facilitate solutions to common problems. Founded in 1866, the Missouri History Museum is a private non-profit institution. Our continuing exhibitions include Seeking St. Louis, which focuses on St. Louis History from 1764-2000; Lindbergh, which houses the many awards and that the pilot received and gave directly to the museum at the time of his Transatlantic flight, and The 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back, Looking Forward.
During the conference, we will have a very special exhibition in, Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art. Your conference registration will include a ticket to the exhibition, all of our other exhibitions are free. Our museum theatre programs include Theatre in the Museum, one person plays in the museum's galleries or Grand Hall; Teens Make History, a work based learning program for teens who research, write and perform plays in the museum; and the Performing Arts Series, a presented series of local theatre companies.
The Missouri History museum is located St. Louis's sprawling and beautiful Forest Park (for more information visit http://www.forestparkforever.org/ http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark/ ) At 1,293 acres, Forest Park is 500 acres larger than New York's Central Park and is home to the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Science Center and the St. Louis Zoo. Runners will find a 5.75 mile running path around the edge of the park, and there are many lovely walks and bike trails as well. Bikes can be rented from the Forest Park Visitor's Center, adjacent to the history museum.
Other attractions in the city include the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch), The Missouri Botanical Garden, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, and the unrivaled City Museum as well as numerous smaller museums, historic houses and noteworthy parks.