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2014 DC Theatre In Our Schools Regional Mini-Conference
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Please Note: NOT to be confused with the Maryland TIOS Mini-Conference!
March 22, 2014
Round House Theatre
Just across the DC border in Silver Spring, MD

Cost: $25 Student/Retired/$35 Member/$45 Non-Member (Early Bird Rate)

(Early Bird Ends 2/22/14)

$30 Student/Retired/$45 Member/ $55 Non-Member







The DC 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 DC event will feature a panel discussion regarding the many different jobs, positions and programs that occur at the intersection of theatre and education. The panel will discuss the differences in programming and explore how we can work together more successfully to support theatre in our schools and in our theaters, right here in our city. The day will consist of interactive workshop sessions, presented by the region’s best theatre and theatre education companies, focused on how teachers and teaching artists can create and maintain reciprocal cultures of creativity.
Details and Directions

DC TIOS - March 22nd, 2014
Round House Theatre Education Center
925 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD

Round House Theatre Education Center is approximately three blocks from the Metro's Red Line.

For those traveling by car, the Education Center is located on the ground floor of the Wayne Avenue Parking Garage.

For more detailed directions, please visit the Round House website by clicking here. Please scroll down until you see the heading "Round House Theatre Education Center".

Keynote Speaker

"There's nothing as exhilarating as experiencing a roomful of people hurling their bodies and their minds into an active exploration of what it means to be human, in ways that would be frowned upon in the typical office job. And I love encouraging that kind of behavior." - Buzz Mauro

Ladies and Gentlemen, that is a quote from Buzz Mauro, our official Key-Note Speaker for this exciting TIOS Event!

Buzz Mauro is the Co-Executive Director of The Theatre LabSchool of the Dramatic Arts., "D.C.'s largest and most comprehensive independent, nonprofit school for the dramatic arts."

Read more about Buzz Mauro and The Theatre Lab here:

Register for TIOS today to guarantee your opportunity to hear directly from Buzz!

Panel Discussion
This year's DC TIOS event will feature a unique Panel Discussion. The intersection of Theatre and Education is so vast, and as a group these panel members represent the various paths that can be traversed! The panel will help us to dialogue about our differences and similarities (in programming, in funding, in our day to day functioning) and to answer questions like, "How can we better support each other and enhance the sense of "OUR" among local working professionals?" We also hope to open up to questions from you, our conference attendees!

The Panel Members include:

Thembi Duncan:
Thembi Duncan has served as a lead teaching artist for Ford's Teatre for the past four years, and is currently the producing artistic director of African Continuum Theatre Company

Dr. Jennifer Durham:
Dr. Jennifer Durham is currently the Curriculum and Technology coordinator at the Lab School of Washington and an adjunct professorial lecturer at American University.

Stephanie Kilpatrick:
Stephanie Kilpatrick is a director, dramaturg, teacher, writer and arts administrator, who now combines all of those roles in her current position teaching Nursery-6th grade drama at National Presbyterian School in Washington, D.C.

Julian Lazarus:
A drama and dance teacher in Frederick County, Julian Lazarus has been an arts educator and arts advocate for over fifteen years.
Damion Perkins:
Damión Perkins is a full time Drama Teacher at a Public Charter School in Washington, DC.


   All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in three of these exciting workshops:

1) Viewpoints: An Approach to Ensemble Building and Storytelling presented by Carol Cadby (GMU, Theatre Lab, Synetic Theatre)

This movement-based, hands-on, workshop leads participants through the nine Viewpoints of time and space, as articulated by Mary 
Overlie and Ann Bogart and teaches ensemble building and storytelling techniques.

Arts and Academics: A Creative Collaboration presented by 
Amanda Palmer and Elizabeth Ferrante (The Lab School of Washington) 

How can theatre teachers, academic teachers, and others in the school community set aside differences and collaborate more effectively?
 In this participatory session, attendees will explore examples of best-practices in the fostering of collaborative relationships, and will walk-away able to implement these practices in their own school communities.
3) Uncovering and Activating Shakespeare’s Text presented by Jim Gagne (Shakespeare Theatre Company) 

In this workshop participants will explore the process of how to break down Shakespeare’s heightened language by drawing connections 
between Shakespeare’s writing style and contemporary music.

Relationship Popcorn: Creating Empathy, Creativity, and Authenticity in the Classroom through Playback Theatre presented by Kimberly Rattley (Synergy Playback)

In this workshop participants will 
gain a foundational understanding of how Playback Theatre can enhance empathy, creativity, and authenticity in their schools.They will experience the value of telling unscripted personal stories and seeing them recreated by their fellow group members through movement, sound and drama.

 Actions Speak Louder Than Words - Acting Outside the Text 
presented by Nikki Kaplan (Imagination Stage)  

So often, young actors think that acting is synonymous with speaking. But acting requires so much more and the structure of Neutral /Open)
 scenes demands young actors to put the page down and instead rely on active listening, responding to immediate stimuli, and moment to moment decision making. 

) Shakespeare Plugged In presented by Jessica Hansen (Lean & Hungry Theatre)

An introduction to audio production and modern adaptation of reading-list classics, including Shakespeare. Teachers will experience the 
excitement of creating their own soundscapes and adaptations of a reading-list standard, including common core requirements, incorporating technology components, and culminating in an adaptation and produced scene.
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