2012CONFERENCESHAKESPEARE HERE AND EVERYWHEREFebruary 29 - March 3, 2012 | Orlando, FLSPECIAL GUESTTony Award Winner Roger Rees
CONNECTFree wifi available at Orlando Shakespeare Theater and DoubleTree. For session notes, video highlights, and online discussions, visit: HTTP://STA2012.WORDPRESS.COM Tweeting from sessions is encouraged! Follow or contribute to the conversation at: #STA12 CONTENTS PRE-CONFERENCE Sunday, February 26......................................1 Monday, February 27....................................1 Tuesday, February 28....................................2 Wednesday, February 29...............................2 MAIN CONFERENCE Wednesday, February 29...............................3 Thursday, March 1.........................................4 - 6 Friday, March 2..............................................6 - 9 Saturday, March 3..........................................9 - 11 INFORMATION Participants.....................................................12 - 14 Executive Committee....................................15 Restaurant Partners.......................................16 STA 2013.........................................................17
1 PRE-CONFERENCE “LET ME HAVE AUDIENCE FOR A WORD OR TWO” Sunday, February 26 – Wednesday, February 29 Daytime sessions will take place at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Evening programs will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown.DAY 1 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Attendee Check-In at the DoubleTree Lobby 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Shakespeare With Heart: Inclusive Shakespeare (OST Artists) Shakespeare With Heart is a two-week camp for middle and high school students. This inclusive camp is a collaboration between UCP of Central Florida and OST which brings students with and without special needs together to produce a Shakespeare play. The sense of empowerment and community achieved by the students involved is palpable. Adult classes have been created for the group that started as high school students seven years ago and are now in their early twenties. This roundtable discussion will explore the benefits and challenges of doing Shakespeare with an inclusive cast. DoubleTree, Brevard Room Leader: Anne Hering (Orlando Shakespeare Theater)DAY 2 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27All 9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. events will be held at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. All sessions onMonday will be in the McLaughlin Studio. Coffee and tea are available all day in the Dr. PhillipsPatron’s Room. 8:45 a.m. Van Leaves from DoubleTree for OST 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Warmups9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Editing and Cutting: Approaches for Educators, Directors, and Performers Leader: Rebecca Ennals (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Own (Suggested: Subway, walking distance to Orlando Science Center) 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Clown 1 Workshop Leader: Kevin Coleman (Shakespeare & Company) 3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Break 3:45 – 5:45 p.m. Working With Cue Scripts and Shakespeare’s Staging Practices Leader: Sarah Enloe (American Shakespeare Center) 5:50 p.m. Van Leaves for DoubleTree - Dinner On Own There is a restaurant in the DoubleTree and others restaurants are in within ½ mile walking distance. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. “Wholly Shakespeare”: Lessac and Laban Meet Shakespeare DoubleTree, Brevard Room Leader: Kate Ingram (University of Central Florida)
2 PRE-CONFERENCEDAY 3 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28All 9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. events will be held at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. All sessions on Tuesdaywill be in the Mandell Studio Theater. Coffee and tea are available all day in the Dr. PhillipsPatron’s Room. 8:45 a.m. Van Leaves from DoubleTree for OST 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Warmups9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Clown 2 Workshop Leader: Kevin Coleman (Shakespeare & Co.) Note: There is a school performance of “Romeo and Juliet” from 10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. in the Margeson Theater. 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Own (Suggested: Subway, walking distance to Orlando Science Center) 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Clown 3 Workshop Leader: Kevin Coleman (Shakespeare & Company) 3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Break 3:45 – 5:45 p.m. Folger Shakespeare Education Leaders: Mike LoMonico and Robert Young (Folger Shakespeare Library) 5:50 p.m. Van Leaves for DoubleTree - Dinner On Own There is a restaurant in the DoubleTree and others restaurants are in within ½ mile walking distance. 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Shakespeare Green Shows DoubleTree, Brevard Room Leader: Terry Burgler (Ohio Shakespeare Festival)DAY 4 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29All 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. events will be held at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. All sessions onWednesday will be in the McLaughlin Studio. Coffee and tea are available all day in the Dr. PhillipsPatron’s Room. 8:45 a.m. Van Leaves from DoubleTree for OST 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Warmups9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Rhetoric Leader: Ralph Alan Cohen (American Shakespeare Center) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Own - at Florida Hospital (Suggested: Florida Hospital, walking distance. Subway is closed on Wednesdays.) 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Wrap Up, Plans for Next Year Note: There is a senior matinee performance of “Romeo and Juliet” from 2:00 – 4:45 p.m. in the Margeson Theater. 2:40 p.m. Van Leaves from OST for DoubleTree
3 MAIN CONFERENCE “SHAKESPEARE HERE AND EVERYWHERE” Wednesday, February 29 – Saturday, March 3 Daytime sessions will take place at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Some programs will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown. Note: Plenary = full conference session of all members Breakout = smaller group discussions on particular projectsWEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration at the DoubleTree Lobby 3:10 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. STA Executive Meeting Conference Room Executive Committee and past presidents only. 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner On Own There will be hors d’oeuvres available during the reception, but not a full meal. There is a restaurant at the DoubleTree. 5:00 / 5:40 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST Note: Van runs continually from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. STA Welcome Reception Patron’s Room Welcome from STA President Patrick Spottiswoode (Shakespeare’s Globe). Join us for the first meet and greet of the conference. Catch up with old friends, meet new ones and network with fellow Shakespeareans from around the globe. Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres available. 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Keynote Performance Margeson Theater What You Will: An Evening By and About the Bard starring Roger Rees What You Will is the one-man everything there is “to be or not to be” about William Shakespeare: the greatest soliloquies ever written next to side- splitting accounts of the funniest disasters ever perpetrated on the stage. Best known to American audiences for roles on Cheers and The West Wing, Roger Rees won both the Olivier and Tony Awards for his performance as the lead character in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. He recently played Gomez in The Addams Family on Broadway. His upcoming work includes directing Peter and the Starcatcher, scheduled to open on Broadway next spring. Sponsored by Edyth Bush Foundation and the English Speaking Union. 8:45 – 10:00 p.m. Post Show Reception with Roger Rees Patron’s Room Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available. Sponsored by Visit Orlando and United Arts. 10:00 / 10:40 p.m. Bus Leaves after the reception for DoubleTree Note: Van will run continually from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m.10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Post-End-of-Day Sessions at the Bar The DoubleTree Bar is staying open late to accommodate ‘very important’ late night ‘drinkscussions’ for members!
4 MAIN CONFERENCETHURSDAY, MARCH 1Coffee and tea are available all day in the Dr. Phillips Patron’s Room from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:40 / 9:30 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST Note: Van will run continually from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Continues Patron’s Room 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Warmups McLaughlin Studio A gentle Linklater Voice based warmup including a progression of games to awaken actors’ willingness to play and take risks among larger ensembles. Leader: Becky Kemper (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival) 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. Welcome and Member Updates - Plenary Session Mandell Theater Welcome to Orlando and STA 2012 from Conference Host, Shannon Lacek, and STA President, Patrick Spottiswoode. Agenda: a. The “new member buddy system” – Lesley Malin b. Member Theater Updates – 1 minute each, followed by 5 minute break c. Associate Members – one sentence introductions d. Introduction of new member organizations – 3 - 5 minutes e. Update from Institute of Outdoor Drama – 15 minutes f. Quarto Update – Jim Volz – 5 minutes11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Box Lunch Patron’s Room Lunch available in Patron’s Room, small breakout locations available in Terrace, Mandell, and Conference Room. Note: There is a school performance of “Romeo and Juliet” from 10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. in the Margeson Theater with an intermission in the lobby from 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 12:30 – 1:40 p.m. “Remember Me”: Founding Principles and Building for the Future Mandell Theater How do we balance our founders’ original visions and missions with the PLENARY realities of the present day as we build for the future? Four artistic leaders look back and look forward. Moderator: Patrick Mulcahy (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival) Panelists: Antoni Cimolino (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Tina Packer (Shakespeare & Company); David Ivers and Brian Vaughn (Utah Shakespeare Festival) 1:40 – 2:00 p.m. Break 2:00 – 3:10 p.m. Break Out Sessions Breakout sessions give members a choice of discussions to listen and participate in. Please join any session that interests you. Studio B Session A: Shakespeare Here: Shakespeare and Anti-bullying BREAKOUT Colorado Shakespeare Festival launched a school tour of Twelfth Night focused on anti-bullying, in collaboration with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado. The tour features a performance plus anti-bullying workshops led by the actors, and has met with extraordinary success in Colorado reaching over 11,000 students in two months. CSF and Center for the Study and Prevention
5 MAIN CONFERENCE of Violence will discuss the tour and make all of their materials (including script, curriculum, and business plan) available to any interested theatres. Moderator: Curt Tofteland Panelists: Tim Orr and Amanda Giguere (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); and Linda Cunningham (Outreach Coordinator, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Safe Communities-Safe Schools, University of Colorado)Margeson Theater Session B: Shakespeare Everywhere: Taking Shakespeare Overseas BREAKOUT In this inaugural conference of STA, we welcome four of our newest members from Europe and South America. What place does Shakespeare have on the cultural landscape of their countries, in the theatre, in translation, and in education? What opportunities might there be for international collaborative projects and for STA members to tour internationally? Moderator: Patrick Spottiswoode (Shakespeare’s Globe) Panelists: Jerzy Limon (Gdansk Shakespeare Festival, Poland); Luisa Rovida de Sanctis (Teatro Licinium, Italy); Mauro Maya and Aimara Resende (Instituto Ganderela, Brazil) Mandell Theater Session C: How do you Market and Raise Funds from 5 Living BREAKOUT Generations? Right now there are five different living generations who all may be ticket buyers, donors, volunteers and patrons. Baby Boomers don’t think like Gen Xers, who are nothing like Millenials, and what about the GI’s and the Silent Generation? What is the best methodology to market, fundraise, retain, and satisfy them all? Moderator: Shannon Lacek (Orlando Shakespeare Theater) Speaker: Mark Brewer, President of the Central Florida Community Foundation 3:10 – 3:40 p.m. Tour of Lowndes Shakespeare Center We will break into 4 groups before leaving the Margeson Theater and then tour the Shakespeare Center complex, starting in different locations and ending in the Patron’s Room for the next break. 3:40 – 3:50 p.m. Break 3:50 – 5:00 p.m. Building for STA’s FutureMargeson Theater Plenary discussion on STA’s future and the new STA Strategic Plan. Vote on PLENARY new terms for Executive committee from Strategic Plan. Reminder: According to our by-laws, there can be only one vote per organization and associate members may not vote. Moderator: Patrick Spottiswoode Strategic Plan Focus Group: Lesley Malin, David Dreyfoos, and Dawn McAndrews 5:00 p.m. End of Day 5:10 / 5:50 p.m. Bus Leaves from OST for DoubleTree Note: Van will run continually from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner on Own 5:30 / 6:30 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST Note: Van will run continually from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Cymbeline (and post-show Chat Back) – Free tickets for STA AttendeesMargeson Theater Note: There is a very large event at the Orlando Museum of Art and parking will be difficult. Please arrive early if driving.
6 MAIN CONFERENCE 9:45 p.m. Bus Leaves from OST for DoubleTree Note: Van will run continually from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Post-End-of-Day Sessions at the Bar The DoubleTree Bar is staying open late to accommodate ‘very important’ late night ‘drinkscussions’ for members! FRIDAY, MARCH 2Coffee and tea are available all day in the Dr. Phillips Patron’s Room from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:40 / 9:30 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST Note: Van will run continually from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Continues Patron’s Room 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Warmups McLaughlin Studio After a basic warmup, Anne Hering will lead a group mirror exercise, “Flocking,” a useful tool for ensemble building, as well as a staging device for group scenes. Leader: Anne Hering (Orlando Shakespeare Theater) 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Officer Meeting Conference Room Executive Committee meeting 10:00 – 11:10 p.m. Breakout: Focus Groups on STA Strategic Plan Management Focus Group Meeting 1 in Studio B This year we are experimenting with the idea of reducing the number of (Lesley Malin) Focus Groups to three -- reflecting STA’s new mission statement. Artistic, Education and Management Focus Groups will meet twice during the Artistic conference. Each Group will follow the same agenda which will include in Mandell Theater discussion of PR, Web, Board, and Inclusivity issues. Topics specific to (Lisa Tromovitch) each group will be discussed under New Business. Chairs: Lisa Tromovitch (Artistic); Rebecca Ennals (Education); Lesley Education Malin (Management) in OPO Rehearsal Hall Agenda: (Rebecca Ennals) 1. Welcome from Chair; confirmation of Chair for 2012 or election BREAKOUT of new Chair for 2012-2014 2. Responses to the STA Operational Plan Each Focus Group Chair will be invited to report the Group’s responses at the STA Business Meeting on Saturday, March 3 (4:20 - 6:00 p.m.). 3. Website and Quarto: how can both best serve the needs/interests of each Focus Group? 4. Ideas for STA and 2016: each Focus Group Chair will be invited to report the Group’s recommendations at the STA Business Meeting and nominate two members to join a working party to plan for 2016 5. New Business 11:10 – 11:30 a.m. Break
7 MAIN CONFERENCE11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Break Out Sessions Mandell Theater Hic et Ubique: Staging the Supernatural BREAKOUT With gritty TV realism on the one hand and fantastical films with their lavish special effects on the other, how can theatres stage Shakespeare’s ghosts, fairies, and witches for today’s theatre audiences? What resonance might the supernatural have for us today compared to our 16th/17th century predecessors? Moderator: Fred Adams (Utah Shakespeare Festival) Panelists: Patrick Mulcahy (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Philip Sneed (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Ian Gallanar (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company) Conference Room Before and After Shakespeare BREAKOUT How might we complement the Shakespeare repertoire to enrich our theatre companies’ and our audiences’ enjoyment of Shakespeare’s plays? The panel will recommend exploring plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries, adaptations of his plays, and plays inspired by Shakespeare. Moderator: Lesley Currier (Marin Shakespeare Company) Panelists: Ralph Cohen (American Shakespeare Center) - Producing Early Modern plays; Cindy Phaneuf - Producing plays inspired by Shakespeare; Pat Flick (Orlando Shakespeare) - New plays with a Shakespeare connection; Lue Douthit (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) OPO Rehearsal Hall “Then” Shakespeare: Revisiting Original Practices BREAKOUT This session is designed to investigate the current thinking about Original Practices as a performance style and/or company point-of-view. While some theatres describe themselves as OP companies, others have abandoned the designation. Over the years, OP has been a topic of much conversation and debate. This panel will raise the question about the state of Original Practices Shakespeare and what its future may or may not be. Moderator: Kevin Costa (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company) Panelists: Sarah Enloe (American Shakespeare Center); Jeff Watkins (American Shakespeare Tavern); Becky Kemper (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival) Studio B NEA Shakespeare in American Communities Grant BREAKOUT A discussion with Senior Program Director Christy Dickinson of Arts Midwest on the Shakespeare in American Communities grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Christy has also volunteered to meet individually with members during the conference. The grant is due March 8, 2012. Moderator: Ken Adelman Speaker: Christy Dickinson (Arts Midwest/ NEA) 12:40 – 1:20 p.m. Box Lunch Patron’s Room Lunch available in Patron’s Room, small breakout locations available in Terrace, Mandell, and Conference Room. Note: There is a school performance of “Romeo and Juliet” from 10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. in the Margeson Theater with an intermission in the lobby from 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch Sponsor: University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Arts & Humanities.
8 MAIN CONFERENCE 1:20 – 2:30 p.m. “There is a World Elsewhere”: A Celebration of International Margeson Theater Shakespeare PLENARY Shakespeare is everywhere - all around the world, speaking to different cultures and societies about themselves, their aspirations, their disasters - and performances from Russia to Turkey to Brazil prove how universal and contemporary these plays are. Moderator: Patrick Spottiswoode Speaker: Tony Howard (Warwick University) Guest: Dr. Jose Fernandes, UCF CAH 2:30 – 2:50 p.m. Break 2:50 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Shakespeare Virtually Everywhere Last year a conference plenary focused on how we might exploit the new social media marketing purposes. This year we will split into two groups and explore how the web and new media might enrich the content of our artistic or education programs. Mandell Theater A. Session - Social Media and the Artistic Mission BREAKOUT How are member theaters using new media to support their artistic mission? More theatres are using broadcast in movie theatres for performance, YouTube auditions for actors, Google docs to edit, and downloading and comparing scripts from the web. How are you using new media at your theatre? Moderator: Rob Barr (Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival) Panelists: Jim Helsinger (Orlando Shakespeare Theater); Lisa Tromovitch (Livermore Shakespeare Festival); Lue Douthit (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) Margeson Theater B. Session - Social Media and the Educational Mission BREAKOUT How can the web and new media support active theatre-centred learning? Is screen-based learning a contradiction when trying to engage students with the “now” of live theatre? How can we avoid resorting to posting study guides on-line? What opportunities does the web offer us for collaborative projects? Moderator: Michael LoMonico (Folger Shakespeare Library) Panelists: Sarah Enloe (American Shakespeare Center); Rebecca Ennals (San Fran Shakes); Harper Ray (Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe); Josh Stavros (Utah Shakespearean Festival) 4:00 – 4:20 p.m. Break 4:20 – 5:30 p.m. New Buildings for Shakespeare Margeson Theater In spite of the current recession, three exciting new theatre developments PLENARY are on the brink of completion. All theatres inspired by early modern playhouses. A Globe theatre is being built in Bela Horzonte, Brazil, a Fortune Theatre is being built in Gdansk, Poland and a 17th century indoor theatre is being built in London. Moderator: Ralph Cohen (American Shakespeare Center) Panelists: Jerzy Limon (Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre); Mauro Maya and Aimara Resende (Instituto Gandarela); Neil Constable (Shakespeare’s Globe)
9 MAIN CONFERENCE 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Celebrating Shakespeare in 2016 Margeson Theater 2016 will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and major celebrations of his life are being planned across the world - in theatres, schools, universities, and galleries. How might STA contribute to the celebrations? Moderator: Tina Packer 6:00 p.m. End of Day 6:00 / 7:10 p.m. Bus Leaves from OST for DoubleTree Note: Van will run continually from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner on Own 6:50 / 7:30 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST Note: Van will run continually from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Romeo and Juliet – Free tickets for STA Attendees Margeson Theater 10:45 p.m. Bus Leaves from OST for DoubleTree Note: Van will run continually from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Post-End-of-Day Sessions at the Bar The DoubleTree Bar is staying open late to accommodate ‘very important’ late night ‘drinkscussions’ for members! 11:30 p.m. – 12:15 a.m. Word Salad Meeting Room at It’s the speed dating of Shakespeare companies! Do you have a question DoubleTree or topic you’d like to discuss that isn’t on the agenda? Need to get with another company or person that knows how to do something? Just write down any question(s) you have on a slip of paper before the session. We put them all in a box then take one minute per topic to answer the question or get you in contact with those who can, then it’s on to the next topic. Drinks are allowed during this session. Moderator: Casey Gallagher (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival)SATURDAY, MARCH 3Coffee and tea are available all day in the Dr. Phillips Patron’s Room from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:40 / 9:30 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST Note: Van will run continually from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Continues Patron’s Room Patron’s Room 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Warmups McLaughlin Studio The group will play “Iamb!”, a fun, fast-paced game developed Lynn Farleig and her students that introduces students to scansion teminology, while warming them up vocally and physically. Leader: Megan Pickrell (Orlando Shakespeare Theater) 10:00 – 11:10 a.m. Breakout: Focus Groups
10 MAIN CONFERENCE Management Focus Group Meeting 2 in Studio B Agenda: (Lesley Malin) 1. Unfinished business from first meeting 2. The Board Matters: what do we look for from our Boards both Artistic in terms of composition and engagement with our work? Each in Mandell Theater Focus Group Chair will be invited to report the Group’s views at (Lisa Tromovitch) the plenary session, “The Board Matters” later in the day from 1:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Education 3. Inclusivity – do our Boards, casts and artistic, education and in OPO Rehearsal Hall management staff satisfactorily reflect the theatre and education (Rebecca Ennals) audiences we currently attract or aspire to attract? 4. New Business 11:10 – 11:30 a.m. Break11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. “Shakespeare on the Brink” Margeson Theater A panel discussion of how theatres become financially distressed, last PLENARY minute campaigns, and the potential closing of your theatre. Moderator: Patrick Flick Panelists: Nan Barnett (Formerly of Florida Stage); Lauren Morris (Georgia Shakespeare); Paige Newmark (Shakespare WA - Western Australia) 12:40 – 1:20 p.m. Box Lunch Lunch available in Patron’s Room, small breakouts locations available in Terrace, Mandell, and Conference Room. Officer Lunch: Meeting of the Executive Committee in Conference Room 1:20 – 2:30 p.m. The Board Matters Margeson Theater A collaborative, growing Board is an effective Board, but how do we get PLENARY there? Join us for a conversation in which we’ll share applicable tools for board recruitment processes, and tips for keeping everyone engaged and working together to advance our mission in our communities. Moderator: Toby Leavitt - (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival) Panelists: Board Members Rob Chansler and Pam Sogge (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival); Jim Helsinger and Board Chairman Rita Lowndes (Orlando Shakespeare Theater); Ralph Cohen and Board Member Steven Urkowitz (American Shakespeare Center) 2:30 – 2:50 p.m. Break 2:50 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Session by Budget Size A group discussion of the successes and challenges facing Shakespeare theaters that are in the same budget size. What are the ramifications of your organizational and executive leadership structure? What are your artistic and budgetary struggles and triumphs? Share your best practices with fundraising and major donor cultivation/relationship management. How are you engaging with your audience beyond the performances on your stage? Bring your burning questions and together we can work towards finding the answers. Mandell Theater A. Session - Over 2 Million BREAKOUT Moderator: R. Scott Philips (Utah Shakespeare Festival) Studio B B. Session - 500k - 2 Million BREAKOUT Moderator: Jay Skelton (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival)
11 MAIN CONFERENCE Margeson Theater C. Session - 150k - 499k BREAKOUT Moderator: Clark Nicholson (Harrisburg Shakespeare Company) McLaughlin Studio D. Session - Under 150k BREAKOUT Moderator: Kathryn McGill (Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park) 4:00 – 4:20 p.m. Break 4:20 – 6:00 p.m. STA Business Meeting Margeson Theater Organizational final meeting. Election of officers, review and vote on new policies, etc. Agenda: 1. STA 2011-2012 - the year in review and financial report 2. The STA Operational Plan Reports from Focus Groups: Votes 3. Reports from Focus Groups re- Web/Quarto and inclusivity 4. Nominations for Festival to host 2014 conference: Vote 5. Confirmation of Focus Group Chairs and Executive for 2012/13: Vote 6. STA and 2016: appointment of a working party. 7. New Business Reminder: According to our by-laws, there can be only one vote per organization and associate members may not vote. 6:00 p.m. Bus Leaves from OST for DoubleTree Note: Van will run continually from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Officers’ Meeting Conference Room Officers only, including the newly elected officers. 7:00 p.m. Van Leaves from OST for DoubleTree 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Closing Banquet and Reception Banquet Room at Closing presentations and invitation to STA2013 from Pennsylvania DoubleTree Shakespeare Festival. Speaker: Our new STA President10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Post-End-of-Day Sessions at the Bar The DoubleTree Bar is staying open late to accommodate ‘very important’ late night ‘drinkscussions’ for members!
12 PARTICIPANTS Conference Participants by Affiliation Participants listed as of February 22Accademia Dei Licini - Teatro Licinium Folger Shakespeare LibraryLuisa Rovida De Sanctis, firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Lomonico, email@example.com Robert Young, firstname.lastname@example.orgActors’ Shakespeare ProjectAllyn Burrows, email@example.com Folger Theatre Janet Griffin, firstname.lastname@example.orgAdvise to the PlayersCaroline Nesbitt, email@example.com Fundacion Shakespeare Argentina Mercedes de La Torre, firstname.lastname@example.orgAmerican Players Theatre Carlos Drocchi, email@example.comBrenda Devita, firstname.lastname@example.orgSara Young, email@example.com Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre Jerzy Limon, firstname.lastname@example.orgAmerican Shakespeare CenterRalph Cohen, Georgia Shakespeareralphalancohen@americanshakespeare.com Richard Garner, email@example.comDavid Dreyfoos, firstname.lastname@example.org Lauren Morris, email@example.comSarah Enloe, firstname.lastname@example.orgSteve Urkowitz, email@example.com (Trustee) Grand Valley State University Jo Miller, firstname.lastname@example.orgAnnapolis Shakespeare CompanySally Boyett-D’Angelo, Harrisburg Shakespeare Companysallydangelo@annapolisshakespeare.org Brianna Dow, email@example.com Clark Nicholson, firstname.lastname@example.orgArabian Gulf ShakespeareWilliam Brown, email@example.com Hawaii Shakespeare Festival Tony Pisculli, firstname.lastname@example.orgArts MidwestChristy Dickinson, email@example.com Houston Shakespeare Festival Jack Young, firstname.lastname@example.orgAtlanta Shakespeare CompanyJeffrey Watkins, email@example.com Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Terrence O’Brien, firstname.lastname@example.orgBard on the Beach Maggie Whitlum, email@example.comRobert Barr, firstname.lastname@example.org Institute of Outdoor DramaChesapeake Shakespeare Company Michael Hardy, email@example.comKevin Costa, firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Parker, email@example.comIan Gallanar, firstname.lastname@example.org Pat PartalionJenny Leopold, email@example.comLesley Malin, firstname.lastname@example.org Instituto Gandarela Mauro MayaColonial Theater Peter McCurdy, email@example.comHarland Meltzer, firstname.lastname@example.org Aimara Resende, email@example.comColorado Shakespeare Festival Kingsmen Shakespeare CompanyAmanda Giguere, firstname.lastname@example.org Timothy Hengst, email@example.comTimothy Orr, firstname.lastname@example.orgPhilip Sneed, email@example.com
13 PARTICIPANTSLivermore Shakespeare Festival Prague Shakespeare FestivalGary Armagnac, firstname.lastname@example.org Jessica BooneLisa Tromovitch, email@example.com Guy Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org Steve ZinkgrafMarin Shakespeare CompanyLesley Currier, email@example.com Quarto Jim Volz, firstname.lastname@example.orgMontford Park PlayersJohn Russell, email@example.com Richmond Shakespeare Cynde Liffick, firstname.lastname@example.orgMovers & Shakespeares Grant Mudge, email@example.comKen Adelman, firstname.lastname@example.orgCarol Adelman, email@example.com Rochester Community Players Peter Scribner, firstname.lastname@example.orgMuse of FireJemma Levy, email@example.com San Francisco Shakespeare FestivalRhea Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org Rob Chansler, email@example.com Kristen Clippard, firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Nashville Shakespeare Festival Rebecca Ennals, email@example.comNicole Sibilski, firstname.lastname@example.org Becky Kemper, email@example.com Toby Leavitt, firstname.lastname@example.orgNew York Classical Theatre Pamela Sogge, email@example.comSean Hagerty, firstname.lastname@example.org Shakespeare & CompanyNotre Dame Shakespeare Festival Ute Defarlo, email@example.comJay Skelton, firstname.lastname@example.org Elizabeth Aspenlieder, email@example.com Kevin Coleman, firstname.lastname@example.orgOhio Shakespeare Festival John Croy, email@example.comTerry Burgler, firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Hancock, email@example.comTess Burgler, firstname.lastname@example.org Tina Packer, email@example.comLara Knox, firstname.lastname@example.org Daniela Varon, email@example.comOklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Shakespeare At Notre DameKathryn McGill, firstname.lastname@example.org Chuck Gessert, email@example.comOregon Shakespeare Festival Shakespeare Behind BarsLue Douthit, firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle Bombe, email@example.com Curt Tofteland, firstname.lastname@example.orgOrlando Shakespeare TheaterPatrick Flick, email@example.com Shakespeare by the SeaJim Helsinger, firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Coffi, email@example.comAnne Hering, firstname.lastname@example.org Suzanne Dean, email@example.comLisa Horohoe, firstname.lastname@example.orgShannon Lacek, email@example.com Shakespeare DallasPennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Casey Long, firstname.lastname@example.orgCasey Gallagher, email@example.comMatt Given, firstname.lastname@example.org Shakespeare MallorcaPatrick Mulcahy, email@example.com Jerry Hoffman, firstname.lastname@example.orgDennis Razze, email@example.comGerard Schubert, firstname.lastname@example.org Shakespeare Miami Colleen Stovall, email@example.com
14 PARTICIPANTSShakespeare Orange County University of MarylandThomas Bradac, firstname.lastname@example.org Jeeta Balasundram, email@example.comShakespeare Theatre of New JerseyJoseph Discher, firstname.lastname@example.org University of Nebraska Omaha Cindy Melby Phaneuf, email@example.comShakespeare WA (Western Australia)Paige Newmark, firstname.lastname@example.org Utah Shakespeare Festival Fred Adams, email@example.comShakespeare Walla Walla Michael Bahr, firstname.lastname@example.orgStephanie Shine, David Ivers, email@example.com@shakespearewallawalla.org R. Scott Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.orgMichelle Traverso, Joshua Stavros, email@example.com@shakespearewallawalla.org Brian Vuaghn, firstname.lastname@example.org Nikki Allen, email@example.comShakespeare’s Globe Kami Paul, firstname.lastname@example.orgNeil Constable, email@example.comPatrick Spottiswoode, firstname.lastname@example.org Virginia Shakespeare Festival Tamara Johnson, email@example.comStratford Shakespeare Festival Christopher Owens, firstname.lastname@example.orgAndrea Jackson,email@example.com Nan BarnetteKatherine Laing,firstname.lastname@example.org Kristin Dunstan, email@example.comDavid Prosser,firstname.lastname@example.org Donna Law, email@example.comTake Wing and Soar Productions, Inc. Kate Powers, firstname.lastname@example.org (Freelance Director)Debra Ann Byrd, email@example.comTexas Christian UniversityThomas Walsh, firstname.lastname@example.orgTexas State UniversityCharles Ney, email@example.comTheater At MonmouthDawn McAndrews, firstname.lastname@example.org
15 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEPresidentMr. Patrick SpottiswoodeShakespeare’s Globe21 New Globe WalkLondon, LND SE1 9DTOffice: 00 44 20 7902 1400Vice PresidentMs. Lesley MalinChesapeake Shakespeare Company8510 High Ridge Rd.Ellicott City, MD 21043Office: 410-313-8874SecretaryMr. Michael BahrUtah Shakespeare Festival351 West Center St.Cedar City, UT 84720Office: 435-586-7880TreasurerMr. Casey GallagherPennsylvania Shakespeare Festival2755 Station Ave.Center Valley, PA 18034Office: 610-282-9455At-LargeMr. Jim HelsingerOrlando Shakespeare Theater inPartnership with UCF812 E. Rollins St., Suite 100Orlando, FL 32803Office: 407-447-1700At-LargeMr. Patrick FlickOrlando Shakespeare Theater inPartnership with UCF812 E. Rollins St., Suite 100Orlando, FL 32803Office: 407-447-1700At-LargeMr. Patrick MulcahyPennsylvania Shakespeare Festival2755 Station Ave.Center Valley, PA 18034Office: 610-282-9455
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17 STA 2013 STA 2013 CONFERENCE HOSTED BY PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVALThe 2013 STA Conference will be hosted by the Pennsylvania ShakespeareFestival, and the dates are Wednesday, January 9 through Saturday, January12. If there is a pre-conference, those dates would be Monday, January 7through Wednesday, January 9.The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is located in the Lehigh Valleywhich is a region of PA that is 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 mileswest of New York City. For more information, visit stahome.org.
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