General Registration for Statera National Conference Closes on September 30th

Join us for the Statera National Conference in New York City from October 26-27, 2019. Meet with theatre professionals from all over the country to network, learn, renew, share, and more! StateraCon 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. StateraCon is open to all theatre professionals, practitioners, students and enthusiasts regardless of gender or age: administrators, designers, dramaturgs, educators, technicians, actors, advocates, etc.

No need to put on your game face. No need to “gear up”. Statera’s National Conference is a place for collective healing and creative coalition building. We want you to bring your whole self to conference. Yes, there will be strategy sessions, tool-gathering, and networking. Yes, there will be industry panels, touchstone addresses, and breakout sessions. But StateraCon is not your average arts conference. We are shifting the culture from one where myths surrounding lack, competition, and isolation are replaced by authentic experiences of collaboration, connection, and positive action.


September 30, 2019 - General Registration ($300) and Student Registration ($150) closes at midnight EST. We anticipate selling out before then, so register now to secure your spot.

October 1, 2019 - Late Registration ($350) opens until sold out. 

Touchstone speakers: Tony-winner Joanna Gleason (left) and nationally recognized director May Adrales (right).

Touchstone speakers: Tony-winner Joanna Gleason (left) and nationally recognized director May Adrales (right).


Joanna Gleason is revered by Broadway audiences for her unforgettable portrayal of The Baker’s Wife in the original company of Into the Woods. Other Broadway credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nick and Nora, Day in the Death of Joe Egg, and Sons of The Prophet among others. Her extensive film and TV work includes Boogie Nights, Crimes & Misdemeanors, Hannah and Her Sisters, Mr. Holland’s Opus, The Wedding Planner, The West Wing, ER, The Good Wife, and a host of other projects. Joanna has been teaching in high schools and colleges around the country for thirty years, and has directed Off-Broadway as well as for television. More information HERE.

May Adrales, a director, teacher and arts leader. May helmed the world premiere of Lortel Award and Obie Award-Winning production VIETGONE at Manhattan Theatre Club/ South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Seattle Rep. She has just been named the Associate Artistic Director of Milwaukee Rep. May served as Director of On Site Programming at the Lark Play Development Center (2008-2010), developing programs to support and nurture over 200 playwrights. She served as an Artistic Associate at The Public Theater (2006-2009), spearheading the Shakespeare Lab, a professional conservatory, and overseeing community engagement programs in the outer boroughs. Adrales is the recipient of the TCG Alan Schneider Directing Award; Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation’s inaugural Denham Fellowship and the Paul Green Emerging Directing award. She is a recipient of a TCG New Generations grant. She has been awarded directing fellowships at New York Theater Workshop; Women's Project; SoHo Rep; and The Drama League. She has directed and taught at NYU, Juilliard, American Conservatory Theater, American Repertory Theater, Fordham University and Bard College.

From StateraCon 2018 (left to right): Christine Jugueta, Maggie Rogers, Sage Martin, Lydiah Dola.

From StateraCon 2018 (left to right): Christine Jugueta, Maggie Rogers, Sage Martin, Lydiah Dola.

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StateraArts is proud to partner this year with City College of New York and the Department of Theatre and Speech (CCNY) for our fourth international conference. The theme for StateraConIV is Coalition Building.

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. 

See the full speaker line-up >>>

See the full conference schedule >>>

Registration includes access to all Statera Conference programming. This includes touchstone addresses, plenaries, workshops, breakout sessions, panel discussions, admission to organized social gatherings, and a conference swag bag. General Registration ($300) is available until September 30th or until we sell out. Remember that Statera Members receive the early bird rate ($250) as long as registration is open. Please read the StateraCon Refund & Cancellation Policies before registering.


Women: Statera recognizes the limiting nature of the binary use of woman. We serve and welcome anyone on the gender spectrum who identifies either always or some of the time as a woman. We also serve and welcome those who identify as non-binary. 

Intersectionality: StateraArts works through an intersectional lens for gender parity. We understand and acknowledge that systems of oppression and discrimination are interdependent and span all social categorizations such as race, class, gender, ability, religion, parental status, size, age, and sexual orientation as they apply to a given individual or group. Addressing one spoke of systematic discrimination or disadvantage means holistically addressing them all.