2022 AATE National Conference

2022 Conference Program 
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Graduate Credit

Internships Playtime in Providence:
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COVID-19 Policy

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AATE 2022 Conference

July 28-31, 2022

We are so excited to be hosting our upcoming 35th annual (and first-ever hybrid) conference Arriba el Telón (Raise the Curtain) in Providence, RI at the Rhode Island Convention Center from July 28-31, 2022. Providence is home to a vibrant theatre community of multicultural artists, for whom performance is an integral part of their cultures and communities. Accordingly, this conference will center around bilingual and multilingual theatre education, giving our members insight into theatre education as a means of conveying intergenerational knowledge and histories. In addition, as our first post-COVID in-person conference in two years, this will be a moment where we will celebrate and support the courage and creativity of those artists and educators who help bring our communities closer together and support each other in the profession through challenges.

When deciding on your pricing level, please consider that your registration fee is essential in supporting AATE to provide programming for theater and education practitioners year-round. We need your support to ensure the stability and future of AATE.

AATE wishes to make programming available to as many individuals in the fields of theater and education as possible. Registration is open to AATE members and non-members. If you are not a member of AATE, we encourage you to join (there is a tiered scale for membership). The support of our Members ensures our ability to continue to provide the national theater and education community with vital resources.

Tiered Registration

(Select the tier that fits your budget)
Tier 1 - $300
Tier 2 - $250
Tier 3 - $200
Tier 4 - $150
 Virtual Participation - $100

Travel Scholarships Are Available! 

Thank you to everyone who has applied. We are thrilled by the interest in this scholarship. As of this moment, we have paused applications as we have reached our fund limit. We will be reaching out next week (5/2-5/6) with award notifications.

We are excited to see you all in Providence, RI and we want to help you get there. We are now offering a limited number of Travel Scholarships, each will total $250. Requirements to receive a scholarship are:

Apply at this link HERE.

And register for the Conference HERE. As a reminder, you can register at any of our tiered levels.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact, Alexis Truitt at [email protected].

COVID-19 Policy

All participants attending indoor performances and events must either show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (at least 14 days have passed since the final dose), or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the prior 72-hours, or proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken in the prior 6-hours.

All participants regardless of vaccination status must wear masks over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the venue.
For AATE's full COVID Policy, please see HERE.

Conference Scholarship Fund

Your charitable donation will help support AATE in providing scholarships to Conference 2022. Since the Conference is online, this gives us the opportunity to open up this exciting annual event to participants who would not otherwise be able to attend. We appreciate your support in extending our reach as much as possible. Click HERE if you are interested in donating to support Conference Scholarships.

AATE Membership:

Join AATE today to receive copies of Youth Theatre Journal (AATE's peer-reviewed scholarly journal), gain access to ElevAATE, networking opportunities, as well as discounts to our in-person events, and other great learning programs. 

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