2018 AATE National Conference
August 1-5, 2018

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Keynotes 

Sarah Bellamy, Artistic Director
Thursday, August 2, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm
Sponsored by the Children's Theatre Foundation of America
 

Sarah Bellamy is Artistic Director for Penumbra Theatre Company. She has designed several programs that engage patrons in critical thinking, dialogue, and action around issues of race and social justice. Select programs include Penumbra’s RACE Workshop and the Summer Institute, a leadership development program for teens to practice art for social change. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Ms. Bellamy also holds an M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. She has taught at Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, and served as Visiting Professor of Theatre and Culture at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Bellamy is a leading facilitator around issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion and has led coalition building efforts to address inequities in philanthropy and theatre. Her lectures on the power of race and representation have been presented across the country illuminating the ways in which images, narratives, and media influence perception and ultimately shape lives. She serves on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group and is a 2015 Bush Fellow.

(Photo credit: Ann Marsden) 


Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9-10pm
 
Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre is an MC, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activistand educator based in Minneapolis. His work explores the relationships between identity, power, and resistance, and has been featured on Upworthy, Welcome to Night Vale, Everyday Feminism, the Huffington Post, and beyond. Garnering over ten million views online, Guante has also performed live at the United Nations, given aTedx Talk, and presented at countless colleges, universities, and conferences. He completed hisMasters studies in 2016 at the University of Minnesota with a focus onspoken word, critical pedagogy, and social justice education; in that spirit, his performances use poems as jumping-off points for authentic dialogue, critical thinking, and community-building.
Find his work, including his “5 Things Art Taught Me About Activism” TEDx talk at www.guante.info, or on Twitter: @elguante.  

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