DC TIOS Regional Conference

April 20, 2019 
8:30 am-4 pm
Arena Stage
Washington, DC 


Cost: Student: $30, AATE Members: $50, Non-members: $75 

The DC TIOS event is an opportunity for theatre artists, teachers, and administrators to come together to exchange best practices, gain new skills, and learn about the perspectives of the diverse people working in theatre and education in the Washington DC area. The focus of the conference will be on devised theatre making and inclusive practice- asking how we can facilitate young people and professional artists coming together and from a range of voices build art and organizations that unite. Lunch will be provided.

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Arena Stages production of JUNK, for the nights of April 19th 20th, and 21st, at a special rate of 20% off the ticket price.

Keynote: Psalmayene 24

Psalmayene 24 is an award-winning director, playwright, and actor. His directing credits include Native Son, Word Becomes Flesh (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Direction, Play), The Shipment, Not Enuf Lifetimes, Read: White and Blue, and Cinderella: The Remix. Psalm, as his colleagues call him, has received commissions from The African Continuum Theater Company, Arena Stage, Imagination Stage, Theater Alliance, The Kennedy Center, Solas Nua, and Mosaic Theater Company. His play, The Frederick Douglass Project, co-written with Deirdre Kinahan, is nominated for six 2019 Helen Hayes Awards, including the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical.Psalm is the recipient of an Individual Artist Award in Playwriting from the Maryland State Arts Council and has received grants from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the Boomerang Fund for Artists Inc. He received the 2014 Imagination Award from Imagination Stage (past recipients include Dr. Jane Goodall, Christopher Reeve, and Dennis Haysbert). As an actor, he has appeared on HBO's critically acclaimed series The Wire, been nominated for a Helen Hayes award, and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.Psalm is currently the Master Teaching Artist at Arena Stage and is the Artist-in-Residence at Bowie State University. Live your splendid dream …


Ways In: Understanding and Welcoming our ESL Students presented by Gala Hispanic Theater

Voices of Now: Creating Original, Autobiographical Theatre for Social Change presented by Arena Stage

Building Resilience through Storytelling presented by Young Playwrights' Theater

¡Óyeme! Creating Plays from your Community's Stories presented by Imagination Stage

Inclusion Games Lab presented by Imagination Stage

Devising with a Neuro-Diverse Ensemble presented by Wyckham Avery

If you have any questions, please contact Alexis, AATE Managing Director at [email protected]