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|2013 DC Theatre In Our Schools Regional Mini-Conference|
Washington DC TIOS Mini-Conference
March 16, 2013
Cost: $25 Student-Senior/$35 Member/$45 Non-Member (Early Bird)
Early Bird Rate ends Wednesday, February 20th.
$30 Student-Senior/$45 Member/$55 Non-Member
$35 Student-Senior/$55 Member/$65 Non-Member (On-Site Registration)
The DC area TIOS Mini-Conference will provide preK-12 teachers and teaching artists entry points to using theatrical tools to enhance and enrich learning in their classroom and school communities. The day will consist of interactive workshop sessions focused on community access and arts integration from the region’s best theatre and theatre education companies. In the heart of the nation’s capital, the DC event will feature a national advocacy expert in raising national awareness for arts education programs.
STANDING IN A CHARACTER’S SHOES: DEEPER MEANING THROUGH MONOLOGUE
Mary Hall Surface is an internationally recognized playwright and director who specializes in theater for family audiences and multidisciplinary collaborations. Her plays have been produced at major professional theaters, museums, universities, and festivals throughout the US and abroad, with fifteen productions with the Kennedy Center’s Theater for Young Audiences and National Symphony Orchestra. She has been nominated for nine Helen Hayes Awards (receiving the award in 2002 for Outstanding Director of a Musical), and has published two books of monologues for middle school students, twelve plays, and three award-winning original cast albums of her plays, Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales, Perseus Bayou, and The Odyssey of Telemaca. She is the recepient of the Charlotte Chorpenning Prize from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education for her outstanding body of work as a playwright. Honored for her Service to the Arts from the DC Mayor’s Arts Awards, Ms Surface is the Artistic Director of the INTERSECTIONS Festival at DC’s Atlas Performing Arts Center where she has programmed over 400 multi-disciplinary performances and championed innovative community engagement with festival artists. For more than 20 years, Ms. Surface has brought her enthusiasm for the "power of the playwriting-pen” into classrooms throughout the United States, to national arts education conferences, and to teachers nationwide.
ADVOCATING FOR THEATER ON A DISTRICT LEVEL
Mark Emery is Administrator for After-School Programs for Fairfax County Public Schools and oversees the development and implementation of after-school programs in 27 middle schools. He is also Chair of the Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School Time and serves on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax County Boys’ and Girls’ Club. He was Project Director of Extended Learning and Development for the Council of Chief State School Officers and is a former Chairman of the Fairfax County School Board. Dr. Emery retired from Naval Research Laboratory after 25 years as a Research Physicist. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Iowa.
Mary Stone Hanley, PhD
of HanleyArts and Education Associates
Dr. Rosalind Flynn of
The Catholic University of America
Ken Skrzesz of Performing
and Visual Arts Magnets, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Joanna Lewton of Capital
City Public Charter School
More sessions to be announced soon.