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2019 Statera National Conference PROPOSALS

Christine Jugueta, 2018

Christine Jugueta, 2018

Jessica Renae, 2018

Jessica Renae, 2018

Nataki Garrett, 2018

Nataki Garrett, 2018


Call for Proposals

StateraArts is seeking proposals for workshops, breakout sessions, and presentations for our 2019 National Conference in New York City. Conference is October 26-27, 2019. This year’s theme is Coalition Building.

We invite proposals that:

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

  • Stimulate and provoke discussion about intersectional gender parity issues

  • Engage and support gender 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. The submission deadline has been extended to May 31, 2019 at midnight EST. Presenters will be notified by email July 1, 2019.


Conference presenters are not compensated and must register to attend StateraCon. Early Bird Registration ($250) opens on April 1st. General Registration ($300) begins on May 1st. Statera Members receive the discounted Early Bird price for as long as registration is open. If you are selected to present, StateraArts will provide you with an official letter of invitation to support your efforts in grant-seeking.

This year, StateraArts is offering a limited number of travel and registration fee grants for women* in need. That application can be found HERE and is open until July 31, 2019.

We’re looking forward to your proposal!

Torie Wiggins, 2018

Torie Wiggins, 2018

Sage Martin, Maggie Rogers, 2018

Sage Martin, Maggie Rogers, 2018

Simielia Hodge-Dallaway, 2018

Simielia Hodge-Dallaway, 2018

Minita Gandhi, 2016

Minita Gandhi, 2016

Lydiah Dola, 2018

Lydiah Dola, 2018

Kevin Kantor, 2018

Kevin Kantor, 2018


*A NOTE ON INCLUSION AT STATERA

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.