Schedule

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ET

Morning Mindfulness: Yoga and Stretching

Start your day off right with an energizing morning stretch followed by 20 minutes of calming beginner yoga. Discover how to relax your mind, ease your stress, and practice self-care through these challenging times.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

General Session with Keynote Speaker Idris Goodwin

Story Over Everything

Learn how the craft of storytelling and the transformative power of listening can heal and revitalize us. Goodwin shares lessons from his experiences as a professional storyteller of stage, screen, and headphone, as well as a father and son.

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1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET

Member Service Center

Stop by to get help from our membership team, find out how to start an ITS troupe, and learn how to make the most of your membership.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

Workshops

Choose from a variety of sessions to help you navigate your teaching challenges, including virtual and hybrid teaching, diversity, streaming and licensing, virtual productions, and more. 

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2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Member Service Center

Stop by to get help from our membership team, find out how to start an ITS troupe, and learn how to make the most of your membership.

Office Hours: EdTA Board and Executive Director

Meet with Executive Director Julie Cohen Theobald or Board President Gai Laing Jones to share your thoughts or questions.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Workshops

Choose from a variety of sessions to help you navigate your teaching challenges, including virtual and hybrid teaching, diversity, streaming and licensing, virtual productions, and more. 

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4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Member Service Center

Stop by to get help from our membership team, find out how to start an ITS troupe, and learn how to make the most of your membership.

Office Hours: EdTA Board and Executive Director

Meet with Executive Director Julie Cohen Theobald or Board President Gai Laing Jones to share your thoughts or questions.

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Teachers' Lounge

Connect with other theatre educators during this informal networking reception.


New Member Networking

Connect with other new EdTA members during this informal networking reception.

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET

Member Service Center

Stop by to get help from our membership team, find out how to start an ITS troupe, and learn how to make the most of your membership.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET

Workshops

Choose from a variety of sessions to help you navigate your teaching challenges, including virtual and hybrid teaching, diversity, streaming and licensing, virtual productions, and more. 

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6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. ET

Product Showcase Part I

Find the right tools and services to enhance your virtual, hybrid, and in-person theatre productions.

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. ET

Virtual Event Performances

Pop some popcorn, get comfy, and enjoy a triple feature of virtual performances! Watch in any order you wish.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ET

Morning Mindfulness: Yoga and Stretching

Start your day off right with an energizing morning stretch followed by 20 minutes of calming beginner yoga. Discover how to relax your mind, ease your stress, and practice self-care through these challenging times.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

General Session with Keynote Speaker Monique Chism

More than Surviving: Writing Our Own Scripts to Create Environments Where All Students Thrive

Given where we are as a nation in our progress to address equity, diversity, and inclusion, and in light of the work we will need to do to rebound from COVID-19, we are confronted with what Martin Luther King Jr. framed as “the fierce urgency of now.” This interactive conversation will focus on activating our spheres of influence to create productive spaces for innovation to help all students thrive.

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1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET

Office Hours: EdTA Board and Executive Director

Meet with Executive Director Julie Cohen Theobald or Board President Gai Laing Jones to share your thoughts or questions. 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

Workshops

Choose from a variety of sessions to help you navigate your teaching challenges, including virtual and hybrid teaching, diversity, streaming and licensing, virtual productions, and more. 

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2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. ET Product Showcase Part II

Find the right tools and services to enhance your virtual, hybrid, and in-person theatre productions.
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET

Small Group Solution Session

Learn from and collaborate with other theatre educators during these deep-dive sessions. Choose from these key topics, each led by a subject matter expert:

•  Culturally responsive theatre education with Joshua Streeter

•  Teaching acting online with Brian Jennings

•  Advocacy in the time of COVID with Jim Palmarini

•  Virtual and hybrid teaching with Cory Wilkerson

•  Tech tips for virtual productions with Tim Kashani

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET

Panel Discussion with Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Jeff Bowen, and Scott Barnhardt

The Show Must Go ... Online!

Or, how Orange County School of the Arts produced a full-length musical called Now. Here. This. (almost) entirely from quarantine. The Now. Here. This. creative team will share their experiences creating a virtual performance.

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET Virtual Event Performance – Now. Here. This.

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**Schedule subject to change**