2019 AATE National Conference
August 1-5, 2019

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Conference Schedule

*The schedule is subject to change. 



Wednesday, July 31st


5-7 pm

Pre-Conference: Education and Theatre Symposium”

7:30 pm


Thursday, August 1st


11:15 am

Pre-Conference Registration

9 am - 6 pm

Pre-Conference: Education and Theatre Symposium

Presented by the 
Roundabout Theatre Company and 
The New Victory Theater

12 pm-6 pm

Pre-Conference: Literacy and Language On Your Feet: Dramatizing Graphic Novels with English Language Learners 

Presented by Lincoln Center Theater

3 pm-10 pm

Exploring the World of Frozen on Broadway

Presented by Disney Theatrical Group

7 pm

Dinner & Theater Excursions

Friday, August 2nd


8:00 am-11:30 am

Board Meeting

9 am - 1 pm

Master Class A: Performing Creative Dialogues: Using Theatre to Build Brave Spaces, Activate Courageous Conversations … and Rehearse the Change We Want to Be 

(Presented by Chris Vine, Helen White, and Melanie Willingham-Jaggers)

12 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch on your own/ Dine Arounds


Conference Registration Opens

12 pm- 2:30 pm

Workshop on Facilitating Discussions (required for all Saturday and Sunday discussion facilitators

2:30 pm- 3:30 pm

Conference 101/ New Attendee/
University Reception

3 pm- 3:45 pm

Network Council Meeting

4 pm- 6 pm

Kick-off Celebration

 at New Victory Theatre 42nd St
sponsored by New Victory Theatre Education

Followed by Reception sponsored by MTI



8 pm- 9 pm

Playwrights Slam

Saturday, August 3rd


8 am- 8:30 am

Past President's Coffee

8:30 am- 9:30 am

Breakfast on your Own

9:30 am- 9:50 am

Student Performance 

9:50 am- 11:20 am


11:30 am-12:30 pm

Keynote Discussion Breakouts

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm


12:30 pm- 1:30 pm

Network Meeting: College/University/Research/Youth Theatre/

1:45 pm- 3:15 pm

Themed Session Block 1

1:45 pm- 4:45 pm

Masterclass B: Making Student Theater From Interviews: Crafting Non-Fiction Storytelling

Presented by Amanda Gronich

3:15 pm- 3:45 pm

Coffee Break

3:45 pm - 5 pm

  Open Membership Session Block 2

5 pm

Dinner on Your Own

6:30 pm


 8 pm

Publisher's Showcase

Sunday, August 4th


8:30 am- 10 am

Coffee/ Research Award Presentation

10 am-10:30 am

Exhibitor Spotlight

10:30 am- 11:30 am


11:45 am-12:45 pm

Keynote Discussion Breakouts

1:00 pm- 2 pm

Lunch on Your Own
Annual Meeting Over Lunch

2:15 pm- 5:15 pm

Masterclass C: Devising Theater for Young Audiences: Starting with a Question

Presented by Trusty Sidekick Theater Company

2:15 pm- 3:30 pm

Themed Session Block 3

3:45 pm- 5 pm

Open Membership Session Block 4

5:15 pm- 6:15 pm

Exhibitor Meet & Greet

5:30 pm- 7 pm

Board Meeting Dinner

6 pm


6:15 pm

Dinner on Your Own

Monday, August 5th


8:30 am- 9:30 am

Doyle Breakfast

8:30 am-9:30 am

YTJ Meeting

10 am- 11:30 am

Open Membership Session Block 5

11:30 am-12:30 pm

Network Meeting:
Applied Theatre/Playwriting/
Early Childhood/Professional Theatre

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm

Lunch on your Own 

1:45 pm- 3:15 pm

Open Membership Session Block 6 

1:45 pm-4:45 pm

Masterclass D: The Reflective Educator: How Do We Know If We Are Effective? 

Presented by Peter Avery

3:15 pm- 3:45 pm

Check out the Vendors

3:45 pm- 5 pm

Open Membership Session Block 7

5 pm- 5:45 pm

Exhibitor Raffle

5 pm


6:30 pm- 8:30 pm

AATE Awards Ceremony
at the Laura Pels Theatre
sponsored by Roundabout Theatre Company

8:30 pm

Reception to Follow

Tuesday, August 6th


9 am-6 pm

Beyond Consciousness-Raising: Theatre, Education, and Activism

Presented by: Chris Vine and Helen White

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