There is something for everyone at Statera’s 3rd National Conference on gender balance in the theatre. This year, Statera is partnering with Renaissance Theaterworks and the University of Milwaukee, WI Peck School of the Arts to host the largest gathering in the organization’s history.
Statera, which has always had a strong focus on women in leadership, has announced four incredible touchstone speakers: Hana S. Sharif, Gail Barringer, Nataki Garrett, and Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway. All four are highly accomplished leaders, blazing new paths to success and acheivement for women in the theatre and film industries.
Conference attendees will be able to choose from a mind-boggling variety of topics and speakers. Conference organizers have broken these into four and five block sessions so that conference goers can choose their own track based on their trajectory in the industry (ie. Directors, Administrators, Academics, Designers, Actors, Playwrights, Audience Engagement, Social Justice Action, etc.) Take a look at the array of breakout sessions below and plan your weekend!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018
Transperspectives: Unifying Language and Form with Susan Cato-Chapman
Body Awareness and Emotional Intelligence: Integrated Well-Being for Artist-Changemakers with Yusef Seevers
The Improv Brain with Anatasha Blakely
The Story Matters: Supporting Gender Equity through Conscious Theatre-Making with Karin Hendricks
The Future is Female and Funny as Hell with Wendy Penrod
Writing Outside Desire with Andrea Moon
Creating Positive Training Systems That Empower and Protect Staff in Patron Engagement Roles with Denise Yvette Serna
Cross Gender Shakespearean Performance with Lisa Wolpe
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018
Collaborative Models for Co-Producing with Teresa Thuman
Take Time to Breathe: Yoga & Mindfulness for Theatre Artists – A Discussion & Practice with Emily Rollie
Male Allyship in the Gender Parity Movement with Jack Greenman
Intimacy Directors: Creativity & Consent - all conference presentation and panel. Jessica Renae from Intimacy Directors International
Early Women Playwrights and How Their Work has Shaped Modern Theater with Amy Drake
This is How We Do It: DC's Women's Voices Theater Festival with Nan Barnett
Creating an Ensemble with Jemma Alix Levy
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018
I Have Something to Say: Breaking into Academic Publishing with Sarah McCarroll
What Women Want: Directing with a Female Perspective with Carrie Colton
The Magic Stands Alone: The Importance of Solo Performance for Women in Theatre with Torie Wiggins
Untold Stories / 365 Women a Year: a Playwriting Project with Shellen Lubin)
The Unconventional Artist with Meridith Grundei
Breaking The Binary: Creating & Upholding Spaces for Trans and Non-Binary Theater Makers On Stage & Beyond with Kevin Kantor
Work Harder Not Smarter: Broadway Tells Female Playwrights with Valerie Williams
Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique - Imagination & The Three Sister Sensations with Rebecca Rich Joy
Fighting for Our Safety- Self Advocacy in Theatre with Kara Penrose
Voice from A Broad with Raeleen McMillion
Statera also has two performances scheduled for conference attendees. The first is a world premier of Christine Jugueta’s musical play, The Red Thread. The second is Charlayne Woodard’s masterpiece, NEAT, performed by Milwaukee’s own Marti Gobel.
There is still time to register for Statera’s National Conference. Late registration is $275 for the whole weekend and will be available until all slots are filled.