Conference offers a wealth of excellent professional development opportunities. But that’s not all. Conference is also a great place to reconnect with your friends and colleagues in the field and meet new people as well. The Conference staff works hard to incorporate fun, energizing activities into the weekend’s schedule so that attendees can relax, mingle, network, share, and discuss. There’s a lot to look forward to!
When: Thursday evening, July 24 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Local musician, coach, choreographer, teacher, director, and producer Missy Whitis will lead a piano sing along and open mic night. Come just listen and enjoy or bring a beloved score and Missy will help you belt out your favorite show tune.
I always leave the EdTA National Conference with a feeling of renewal. In large part because of the high quality of workshops, but I can’t ignore that most of us drama teachers are employed in situations where we are pretty isolated the rest of the school year. Networking with colleagues provides a great opportunity to learn…
— a 2012 Conference attendee
We are working on some great deals for Conference attendees! The first of which is being offered by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company:
Educational Theatre Association participants are invited to a special performance & after party:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents:
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
All the Best Bits of the Bard!
What better way to celebrate the completion of the entire Shakespeare canon by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company than by doing it all over again – in one evening! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) features three actors on a mission: to bring the entirety of Shakespeare’s works to life on the stage in one fell swoop. Gallop along with us as we careen wildly through all the comedies, histories and tragedies using a trunkful of props, wigs, and outrageous costumes – it’s a joyous Shakespeare jambalaya you definitely don’t want to miss.
Saturday July 27, 2014
After party: 9:15pm- to approx. 10:30pm
The after party will include a reception of hors d’oeuvres and cash bar!
EdTA Participants: $30 Tickets for the performance and after party.
To purchase tickets-
Online: Use Code “EDTA” for the special rate.
Box Office: Call 513-381-2273 and mention code “EDTA”
Seating is limited so advanced reservations are recommended.
Theater is located only a short walking distance from the conference at 719 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
At many schools, the theatre department has just one faculty member. One person to teach, plan, grade, build, design, and direct. Long hours, tight budgets, and limited access to colleagues can make the workload feel overwhelming.
The Educational Theatre Association’s National Conference gives theatre educators the opportunity to network with hundreds of other theatre professionals while also growing as a theatre professional and as an educator. Rigorous professional development programming and engaging keynote addresses from leaders in the field inspire, strengthen, and motivate participants to return to their programs with renewed passion and energy for the important work they do.
The 2014 theme: Theatre at the Core
Theatre is a recognized core subject that integrates a wide range of knowledge and teaches the most valued twenty-first century skills of education—creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. But in too many schools the opportunity for students to experience the art has diminished. To ensure that theatre is part of education reform, we need trained teachers like you who understand that “theatre at the core” means it is essential to every child’s education.
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