Call for Proposals: Bring Your Whole Self To StateraCon 2019

Speakers at Statera’s 2018 conference: Christine Jugueta, Suzan Fete, and Nataki Garrett. Photos by Malloree Delayne Hill.

Speakers at Statera’s 2018 conference: Christine Jugueta, Suzan Fete, and Nataki Garrett. Photos by Malloree Delayne Hill.

StateraArts is seeking proposals for workshops, breakout sessions, and presentations for our 2019 National Conference in New York City. This year’s theme is Coalition Building.

The Statera conference is all about intersectional gender balance and our goal is to take positive action to bring women* into full and equal participation in the American Theatre. Statera, deriving its name from the Latin word for balance, works to normalize a humane and holistic creative environment that nourishes innovation. We want you to bring your whole self to StateraConIV.

We invite proposals for breakout sessions that reflect our misison and also deliver practical strategies for theatre-makers and art-activists at all levels of expertise. Here are some quick guidelines:

  • Reflect the diversity of women, trans, and non-binary theatre professionals

  • Stimulate and provoke discussion about intersectional gender parity issues

  • Engage and support allies in the parity movement

  • Target specific sub-groups (students, new to the industry, mid-career, seasoned professionals) as well as specific disciplines (playwrights, technicians, designers, dramaturgs, directors, vocal coaches, stage managers, choreographers, intimacy directors)

  • Inspire new paths of personal and creative expression

  • Explore specific issues important to women* in theatre

  • Engage participants in topics regarding work-life balance, and other issues relating to personal fulfillment

StateraCon is open to everyone. We invite and welcome all gender identities, all races and ethnicities, all religions and creeds, countries of origin, all immigrants and refugees, all abilities and disabilities, and all sexual orientations. Everyone is welcome here.

The overall schedule of events will include a diverse array of presenters and perspectives, including those with different specialties, areas of expertise, levels of experience, and a variety of institutional and organizational types. Looking for ideas? Click HERE for a PDF of last year’s StateraConIII Program.


Submissions are currently open.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO May 31, 2019.
Presenters will be notified by email July 1, 2019.

Learn more HERE.