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2012 CONFERENCE

SHAKESPEARE HERE AND EVERYWHERE February 29 - March 3, 2012 | Orlando, FL

SPECIAL GUEST

Tony Award Winner Roger Rees


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CONTENTS PRE-CONFERENCE Sunday, February 26......................................1 Monday, February 27....................................1 Tuesday, February 28....................................2 Wednesday, February 29...............................2

MAIN CONFERENCE Wednesday, February 29...............................3 Thursday, March 1.........................................4 - 6 Friday, March 2..............................................6 - 9 Saturday, March 3..........................................9 - 11

INFORMATION Participants.....................................................12 - 14 Executive Committee....................................15 Restaurant Partners.......................................16 STA 2013.........................................................17


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PRE-CONFERENCE “LET ME HAVE AUDIENCE FOR A WORD OR TWO” Sunday, February 26 – Wednesday, February 29 Daytime sessions will take place at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Evening programs will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown. DAY 1

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Attendee Check-In at the DoubleTree Lobby 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Shakespeare With Heart: Inclusive Shakespeare (OST Artists)

Shakespeare With Heart is a two-week camp for middle and high school students. This inclusive camp is a collaboration between UCP of Central Florida and OST which brings students with and without special needs together to produce a Shakespeare play. The sense of empowerment and community achieved by the students involved is palpable. Adult classes have been created for the group that started as high school students seven years ago and are now in their early twenties. This roundtable discussion will explore the benefits and challenges of doing Shakespeare with an inclusive cast. DoubleTree, Brevard Room Leader: Anne Hering (Orlando Shakespeare Theater)

DAY 2

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27

All 9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. events will be held at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. All sessions on Monday will be in the McLaughlin Studio. Coffee and tea are available all day in the Dr. Phillips Patron’s Room. 8:45 a.m. Van Leaves from DoubleTree for OST 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Warmups 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Editing and Cutting: Approaches for Educators, Directors, and

Performers Leader: Rebecca Ennals (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Own

(Suggested: Subway, walking distance to Orlando Science Center)

1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Clown 1 Workshop

Leader: Kevin Coleman (Shakespeare & Company)

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Break 3:45 – 5:45 p.m. Working With Cue Scripts and Shakespeare’s Staging Practices

Leader: Sarah Enloe (American Shakespeare Center)

5:50 p.m. Van Leaves for DoubleTree - Dinner On Own

There is a restaurant in the DoubleTree and others restaurants are in within ½ mile walking distance.

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. “Wholly Shakespeare”: Lessac and Laban Meet Shakespeare

DoubleTree, Brevard Room Leader: Kate Ingram (University of Central Florida)


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PRE-CONFERENCE DAY 3

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

All 9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. events will be held at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. All sessions on Tuesday will be in the Mandell Studio Theater. Coffee and tea are available all day in the Dr. Phillips Patron’s Room. 8:45 a.m. Van Leaves from DoubleTree for OST 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Warmups 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Clown 2 Workshop

Leader: Kevin Coleman (Shakespeare & Co.) Note: There is a school performance of “Romeo and Juliet” from 10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. in the Margeson Theater.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Own

(Suggested: Subway, walking distance to Orlando Science Center)

1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Clown 3 Workshop

Leader: Kevin Coleman (Shakespeare & Company)

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Break 3:45 – 5:45 p.m. Folger Shakespeare Education

Leaders: Mike LoMonico and Robert Young (Folger Shakespeare Library)

5:50 p.m. Van Leaves for DoubleTree - Dinner On Own

There is a restaurant in the DoubleTree and others restaurants are in within ½ mile walking distance.

7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Shakespeare Green Shows

DoubleTree, Brevard Room Leader: Terry Burgler (Ohio Shakespeare Festival)

DAY 4

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29

All 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. events will be held at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. All sessions on Wednesday will be in the McLaughlin Studio. Coffee and tea are available all day in the Dr. Phillips Patron’s Room. 8:45 a.m. Van Leaves from DoubleTree for OST 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Warmups 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Rhetoric

Leader: Ralph Alan Cohen (American Shakespeare Center)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Own - at Florida Hospital

(Suggested: Florida Hospital, walking distance. Subway is closed on Wednesdays.)

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Wrap Up, Plans for Next Year

Note: There is a senior matinee performance of “Romeo and Juliet” from 2:00 – 4:45 p.m. in the Margeson Theater.

2:40 p.m. Van Leaves from OST for DoubleTree


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MAIN CONFERENCE “SHAKESPEARE HERE AND EVERYWHERE” Wednesday, February 29 – Saturday, March 3 Daytime sessions will take place at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Some programs will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown. Note:

Plenary = full conference session of all members Breakout = smaller group discussions on particular projects

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration at the DoubleTree Lobby 3:10 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. STA Executive Meeting Conference Room Executive Committee and past presidents only. 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner On Own

There will be hors d’oeuvres available during the reception, but not a full meal. There is a restaurant at the DoubleTree.

5:00 / 5:40 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST

Note: Van runs continually from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. STA Welcome Reception Patron’s Room Welcome from STA President Patrick Spottiswoode (Shakespeare’s Globe).

Join us for the first meet and greet of the conference. Catch up with old friends, meet new ones and network with fellow Shakespeareans from around the globe. Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres available.

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Keynote Performance Margeson Theater What You Will: An Evening By and About the Bard starring Roger Rees

What You Will is the one-man everything there is “to be or not to be” about William Shakespeare: the greatest soliloquies ever written next to sidesplitting accounts of the funniest disasters ever perpetrated on the stage. Best known to American audiences for roles on Cheers and The West Wing, Roger Rees won both the Olivier and Tony Awards for his performance as the lead character in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. He recently played Gomez in The Addams Family on Broadway. His upcoming work includes directing Peter and the Starcatcher, scheduled to open on Broadway next spring. Sponsored by Edyth Bush Foundation and the English Speaking Union.

8:45 – 10:00 p.m. Post Show Reception with Roger Rees Patron’s Room Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available.

Sponsored by Visit Orlando and United Arts.

10:00 / 10:40 p.m. Bus Leaves after the reception for DoubleTree

Note: Van will run continually from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Post-End-of-Day Sessions at the Bar

The DoubleTree Bar is staying open late to accommodate ‘very important’ late night ‘drinkscussions’ for members!


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MAIN CONFERENCE THURSDAY, MARCH 1 Coffee and tea are available all day in the Dr. Phillips Patron’s Room from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:40 / 9:30 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST

Note: Van will run continually from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Continues Patron’s Room 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Warmups McLaughlin Studio A gentle Linklater Voice based warmup including a progression of

games to awaken actors’ willingness to play and take risks among larger ensembles. Leader: Becky Kemper (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival)

10:00 – 11:50 a.m. Welcome and Member Updates - Plenary Session Mandell Theater Welcome to Orlando and STA 2012 from Conference Host, Shannon

Lacek, and STA President, Patrick Spottiswoode. Agenda: a. The “new member buddy system” – Lesley Malin b. Member Theater Updates – 1 minute each, followed by 5 minute break c. Associate Members – one sentence introductions d. Introduction of new member organizations – 3 - 5 minutes e. Update from Institute of Outdoor Drama – 15 minutes f. Quarto Update – Jim Volz – 5 minutes

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Box Lunch Patron’s Room Lunch available in Patron’s Room, small breakout locations available in

Terrace, Mandell, and Conference Room. Note: There is a school performance of “Romeo and Juliet” from 10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. in the Margeson Theater with an intermission in the lobby from 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

12:30 – 1:40 p.m. “Remember Me”: Founding Principles and Building for the Future Mandell Theater How do we balance our founders’ original visions and missions with the PLENARY

realities of the present day as we build for the future? Four artistic leaders look back and look forward. Moderator: Patrick Mulcahy (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival) Panelists: Antoni Cimolino (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Tina Packer (Shakespeare & Company); David Ivers and Brian Vaughn (Utah Shakespeare Festival)

1:40 – 2:00 p.m. Break 2:00 – 3:10 p.m. Break Out Sessions

Breakout sessions give members a choice of discussions to listen and participate in. Please join any session that interests you.

Studio B Session A: Shakespeare Here: Shakespeare and Anti-bullying BREAKOUT

Colorado Shakespeare Festival launched a school tour of Twelfth Night focused on anti-bullying, in collaboration with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado. The tour features a performance plus anti-bullying workshops led by the actors, and has met with extraordinary success in Colorado reaching over 11,000 students in two months. CSF and Center for the Study and Prevention


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MAIN CONFERENCE of Violence will discuss the tour and make all of their materials (including script, curriculum, and business plan) available to any interested theatres. Moderator: Curt Tofteland Panelists: Tim Orr and Amanda Giguere (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); and Linda Cunningham (Outreach Coordinator, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Safe Communities-Safe Schools, University of Colorado) Margeson Theater Session B: Shakespeare Everywhere: Taking Shakespeare Overseas BREAKOUT

In this inaugural conference of STA, we welcome four of our newest members from Europe and South America. What place does Shakespeare have on the cultural landscape of their countries, in the theatre, in translation, and in education? What opportunities might there be for international collaborative projects and for STA members to tour internationally? Moderator: Patrick Spottiswoode (Shakespeare’s Globe) Panelists: Jerzy Limon (Gdansk Shakespeare Festival, Poland); Luisa Rovida de Sanctis (Teatro Licinium, Italy); Mauro Maya and Aimara Resende (Instituto Ganderela, Brazil)

Mandell Theater Session C: How do you Market and Raise Funds from 5 Living BREAKOUT

Generations? Right now there are five different living generations who all may be ticket buyers, donors, volunteers and patrons. Baby Boomers don’t think like Gen Xers, who are nothing like Millenials, and what about the GI’s and the Silent Generation? What is the best methodology to market, fundraise, retain, and satisfy them all? Moderator: Shannon Lacek (Orlando Shakespeare Theater) Speaker: Mark Brewer, President of the Central Florida Community Foundation

3:10 – 3:40 p.m. Tour of Lowndes Shakespeare Center

We will break into 4 groups before leaving the Margeson Theater and then tour the Shakespeare Center complex, starting in different locations and ending in the Patron’s Room for the next break.

3:40 – 3:50 p.m. Break 3:50 – 5:00 p.m. Building for STA’s Future Margeson Theater Plenary discussion on STA’s future and the new STA Strategic Plan. Vote on PLENARY

new terms for Executive committee from Strategic Plan. Reminder: According to our by-laws, there can be only one vote per organization and associate members may not vote. Moderator: Patrick Spottiswoode Strategic Plan Focus Group: Lesley Malin, David Dreyfoos, and Dawn McAndrews

5:00 p.m. End of Day 5:10 / 5:50 p.m. Bus Leaves from OST for DoubleTree

Note: Van will run continually from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner on Own 5:30 / 6:30 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST

Note: Van will run continually from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. Cymbeline (and post-show Chat Back) – Free tickets for STA Attendees Margeson Theater Note: There is a very large event at the Orlando Museum of Art and parking will

be difficult. Please arrive early if driving.


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MAIN CONFERENCE 9:45 p.m. Bus Leaves from OST for DoubleTree

Note: Van will run continually from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Post-End-of-Day Sessions at the Bar

The DoubleTree Bar is staying open late to accommodate ‘very important’ late night ‘drinkscussions’ for members!

FRIDAY, MARCH 2 Coffee and tea are available all day in the Dr. Phillips Patron’s Room from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:40 / 9:30 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST

Note: Van will run continually from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Continues Patron’s Room 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Warmups McLaughlin Studio After a basic warmup, Anne Hering will lead a group mirror exercise,

“Flocking,” a useful tool for ensemble building, as well as a staging device for group scenes. Leader: Anne Hering (Orlando Shakespeare Theater)

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Officer Meeting Conference Room Executive Committee meeting 10:00 – 11:10 p.m. Breakout: Focus Groups on STA Strategic Plan Management Focus Group Meeting 1 in Studio B This year we are experimenting with the idea of reducing the number of (Lesley Malin) Focus Groups to three -- reflecting STA’s new mission statement. Artistic,

Education and Management Focus Groups will meet twice during the

Artistic conference. Each Group will follow the same agenda which will include in Mandell Theater discussion of PR, Web, Board, and Inclusivity issues. Topics specific to (Lisa Tromovitch) each group will be discussed under New Business.

Chairs: Lisa Tromovitch (Artistic); Rebecca Ennals (Education); Lesley

Education Malin (Management) in OPO Rehearsal Hall Agenda: (Rebecca Ennals) BREAKOUT

1. 2.

3. 4.

5. 11:10 – 11:30 a.m. Break

Welcome from Chair; confirmation of Chair for 2012 or election of new Chair for 2012-2014 Responses to the STA Operational Plan Each Focus Group Chair will be invited to report the Group’s responses at the STA Business Meeting on Saturday, March 3 (4:20 - 6:00 p.m.). Website and Quarto: how can both best serve the needs/interests of each Focus Group? Ideas for STA and 2016: each Focus Group Chair will be invited to report the Group’s recommendations at the STA Business Meeting and nominate two members to join a working party to plan for 2016 New Business


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MAIN CONFERENCE 11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Break Out Sessions

Mandell Theater Hic et Ubique: Staging the Supernatural BREAKOUT

With gritty TV realism on the one hand and fantastical films with their lavish special effects on the other, how can theatres stage Shakespeare’s ghosts, fairies, and witches for today’s theatre audiences? What resonance might the supernatural have for us today compared to our 16th/17th century predecessors? Moderator: Fred Adams (Utah Shakespeare Festival) Panelists: Patrick Mulcahy (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Philip Sneed (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Ian Gallanar (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company)

Conference Room Before and After Shakespeare BREAKOUT

How might we complement the Shakespeare repertoire to enrich our theatre companies’ and our audiences’ enjoyment of Shakespeare’s plays? The panel will recommend exploring plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries, adaptations of his plays, and plays inspired by Shakespeare. Moderator: Lesley Currier (Marin Shakespeare Company) Panelists: Ralph Cohen (American Shakespeare Center) - Producing Early Modern plays; Cindy Phaneuf - Producing plays inspired by Shakespeare; Pat Flick (Orlando Shakespeare) - New plays with a Shakespeare connection; Lue Douthit (Oregon Shakespeare Festival)

OPO Rehearsal Hall “Then” Shakespeare: Revisiting Original Practices BREAKOUT

This session is designed to investigate the current thinking about Original Practices as a performance style and/or company point-of-view. While some theatres describe themselves as OP companies, others have abandoned the designation. Over the years, OP has been a topic of much conversation and debate. This panel will raise the question about the state of Original Practices Shakespeare and what its future may or may not be. Moderator: Kevin Costa (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company) Panelists: Sarah Enloe (American Shakespeare Center); Jeff Watkins (American Shakespeare Tavern); Becky Kemper (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival)

Studio B NEA Shakespeare in American Communities Grant BREAKOUT

A discussion with Senior Program Director Christy Dickinson of Arts Midwest on the Shakespeare in American Communities grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Christy has also volunteered to meet individually with members during the conference. The grant is due March 8, 2012. Moderator: Ken Adelman Speaker: Christy Dickinson (Arts Midwest/ NEA)

12:40 – 1:20 p.m. Box Lunch Patron’s Room Lunch available in Patron’s Room, small breakout locations available in

Terrace, Mandell, and Conference Room. Note: There is a school performance of “Romeo and Juliet” from 10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. in the Margeson Theater with an intermission in the lobby from 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch Sponsor: University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Arts & Humanities.


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MAIN CONFERENCE 1:20 – 2:30 p.m. “There is a World Elsewhere”: A Celebration of International Margeson Theater Shakespeare PLENARY

Shakespeare is everywhere - all around the world, speaking to different cultures and societies about themselves, their aspirations, their disasters - and performances from Russia to Turkey to Brazil prove how universal and contemporary these plays are. Moderator: Patrick Spottiswoode Speaker: Tony Howard (Warwick University) Guest: Dr. Jose Fernandes, UCF CAH

2:30 – 2:50 p.m. Break 2:50 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Shakespeare Virtually Everywhere

Last year a conference plenary focused on how we might exploit the new social media marketing purposes. This year we will split into two groups and explore how the web and new media might enrich the content of our artistic or education programs.

Mandell Theater A. Session - Social Media and the Artistic Mission BREAKOUT

How are member theaters using new media to support their artistic mission? More theatres are using broadcast in movie theatres for performance, YouTube auditions for actors, Google docs to edit, and downloading and comparing scripts from the web. How are you using new media at your theatre? Moderator: Rob Barr (Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival) Panelists: Jim Helsinger (Orlando Shakespeare Theater); Lisa Tromovitch (Livermore Shakespeare Festival); Lue Douthit (Oregon Shakespeare Festival)

Margeson Theater B. Session - Social Media and the Educational Mission BREAKOUT

How can the web and new media support active theatre-centred learning? Is screen-based learning a contradiction when trying to engage students with the “now” of live theatre? How can we avoid resorting to posting study guides on-line? What opportunities does the web offer us for collaborative projects? Moderator: Michael LoMonico (Folger Shakespeare Library) Panelists: Sarah Enloe (American Shakespeare Center); Rebecca Ennals (San Fran Shakes); Harper Ray (Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe); Josh Stavros (Utah Shakespearean Festival)

4:00 – 4:20 p.m. Break 4:20 – 5:30 p.m. New Buildings for Shakespeare Margeson Theater In spite of the current recession, three exciting new theatre developments PLENARY

are on the brink of completion. All theatres inspired by early modern playhouses. A Globe theatre is being built in Bela Horzonte, Brazil, a Fortune Theatre is being built in Gdansk, Poland and a 17th century indoor theatre is being built in London. Moderator: Ralph Cohen (American Shakespeare Center) Panelists: Jerzy Limon (Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre); Mauro Maya and Aimara Resende (Instituto Gandarela); Neil Constable (Shakespeare’s Globe)


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MAIN CONFERENCE 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Celebrating Shakespeare in 2016 Margeson Theater 2016 will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and major

celebrations of his life are being planned across the world - in theatres, schools, universities, and galleries. How might STA contribute to the celebrations? Moderator: Tina Packer

6:00 p.m. End of Day 6:00 / 7:10 p.m. Bus Leaves from OST for DoubleTree

Note: Van will run continually from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner on Own 6:50 / 7:30 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST

Note: Van will run continually from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. Romeo and Juliet – Free tickets for STA Attendees Margeson Theater 10:45 p.m. Bus Leaves from OST for DoubleTree

Note: Van will run continually from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Post-End-of-Day Sessions at the Bar

The DoubleTree Bar is staying open late to accommodate ‘very important’ late night ‘drinkscussions’ for members!

11:30 p.m. – 12:15 a.m. Word Salad Meeting Room at It’s the speed dating of Shakespeare companies! Do you have a question DoubleTree or topic you’d like to discuss that isn’t on the agenda? Need to get with

another company or person that knows how to do something? Just write down any question(s) you have on a slip of paper before the session. We put them all in a box then take one minute per topic to answer the question or get you in contact with those who can, then it’s on to the next topic. Drinks are allowed during this session. Moderator: Casey Gallagher (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival)

SATURDAY, MARCH 3 Coffee and tea are available all day in the Dr. Phillips Patron’s Room from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:40 / 9:30 p.m. Bus Leaves from DoubleTree for OST

Note: Van will run continually from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Continues Patron’s Room Patron’s Room 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Warmups McLaughlin Studio The group will play “Iamb!”, a fun, fast-paced game developed Lynn

Farleig and her students that introduces students to scansion teminology, while warming them up vocally and physically. Leader: Megan Pickrell (Orlando Shakespeare Theater)

10:00 – 11:10 a.m. Breakout: Focus Groups


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MAIN CONFERENCE Management Focus Group Meeting 2 in Studio B Agenda: (Lesley Malin) 1. Unfinished business from first meeting Artistic in Mandell Theater (Lisa Tromovitch) Education in OPO Rehearsal Hall (Rebecca Ennals)

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3. 4.

The Board Matters: what do we look for from our Boards both in terms of composition and engagement with our work? Each Focus Group Chair will be invited to report the Group’s views at the plenary session, “The Board Matters” later in the day from 1:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Inclusivity – do our Boards, casts and artistic, education and management staff satisfactorily reflect the theatre and education audiences we currently attract or aspire to attract? New Business

11:10 – 11:30 a.m. Break 11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. “Shakespeare on the Brink” Margeson Theater A panel discussion of how theatres become financially distressed, last PLENARY

minute campaigns, and the potential closing of your theatre. Moderator: Patrick Flick Panelists: Nan Barnett (Formerly of Florida Stage); Lauren Morris (Georgia Shakespeare); Paige Newmark (Shakespare WA - Western Australia)

12:40 – 1:20 p.m. Box Lunch

Lunch available in Patron’s Room, small breakouts locations available in Terrace, Mandell, and Conference Room. Officer Lunch: Meeting of the Executive Committee in Conference Room

1:20 – 2:30 p.m. The Board Matters Margeson Theater A collaborative, growing Board is an effective Board, but how do we get PLENARY

there? Join us for a conversation in which we’ll share applicable tools for board recruitment processes, and tips for keeping everyone engaged and working together to advance our mission in our communities. Moderator: Toby Leavitt - (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival) Panelists: Board Members Rob Chansler and Pam Sogge (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival); Jim Helsinger and Board Chairman Rita Lowndes (Orlando Shakespeare Theater); Ralph Cohen and Board Member Steven Urkowitz (American Shakespeare Center)

2:30 – 2:50 p.m. Break 2:50 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Session by Budget Size

A group discussion of the successes and challenges facing Shakespeare theaters that are in the same budget size. What are the ramifications of your organizational and executive leadership structure? What are your artistic and budgetary struggles and triumphs? Share your best practices with fundraising and major donor cultivation/relationship management. How are you engaging with your audience beyond the performances on your stage? Bring your burning questions and together we can work towards finding the answers.

Mandell Theater A. Session - Over 2 Million BREAKOUT

Moderator: R. Scott Philips (Utah Shakespeare Festival)

Studio B B. Session - 500k - 2 Million BREAKOUT

Moderator: Jay Skelton (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival)


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MAIN CONFERENCE Margeson Theater C. Session - 150k - 499k BREAKOUT

Moderator: Clark Nicholson (Harrisburg Shakespeare Company)

McLaughlin Studio D. Session - Under 150k BREAKOUT

Moderator: Kathryn McGill (Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park)

4:00 – 4:20 p.m. Break 4:20 – 6:00 p.m. STA Business Meeting Margeson Theater Organizational final meeting. Election of officers, review and vote on new

policies, etc. Agenda: 1. STA 2011-2012 - the year in review and financial report 2. The STA Operational Plan Reports from Focus Groups: Votes 3. Reports from Focus Groups re- Web/Quarto and inclusivity 4. Nominations for Festival to host 2014 conference: Vote 5. Confirmation of Focus Group Chairs and Executive for 2012/13: Vote 6. STA and 2016: appointment of a working party. 7. New Business Reminder: According to our by-laws, there can be only one vote per organization and associate members may not vote.

6:00 p.m. Bus Leaves from OST for DoubleTree

Note: Van will run continually from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Officers’ Meeting Conference Room Officers only, including the newly elected officers. 7:00 p.m. Van Leaves from OST for DoubleTree 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Closing Banquet and Reception Banquet Room at Closing presentations and invitation to STA2013 from Pennsylvania DoubleTree Shakespeare Festival.

Speaker: Our new STA President

10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Post-End-of-Day Sessions at the Bar

The DoubleTree Bar is staying open late to accommodate ‘very important’ late night ‘drinkscussions’ for members!


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PARTICIPANTS Conference Participants by Affiliation Participants listed as of February 22 Accademia Dei Licini - Teatro Licinium Luisa Rovida De Sanctis, presidente.adl@gmail.com Actors’ Shakespeare Project Allyn Burrows, allynburrows@gmail.com Advise to the Players Caroline Nesbitt, sealionne@gmail.com American Players Theatre Brenda Devita, brenda@americanplayers.org Sara Young, syoung@americanplayers.org American Shakespeare Center Ralph Cohen, ralphalancohen@americanshakespeare.com David Dreyfoos, dadreyfoos@mac.com Sarah Enloe, sarahe@americanshakespearecenter.com Steve Urkowitz, surkowitz@aol.com (Trustee) Annapolis Shakespeare Company Sally Boyett-D’Angelo, sallydangelo@annapolisshakespeare.org Arabian Gulf Shakespeare William Brown, wjbrown3@yahoo.com Arts Midwest Christy Dickinson, christy@artsmidwest.org Atlanta Shakespeare Company Jeffrey Watkins, jeff.watkins@shakespearetavern.com Bard on the Beach Robert Barr, rbarr@bardonthebeach.org Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Kevin Costa, costa@chesapeakeshakespeare.com Ian Gallanar, gallanar@chesapeakeshakespeare.com Jenny Leopold, leopold@chesapeakeshakespeare.com Lesley Malin, malin@chesapeakeshakespeare.com Colonial Theater Harland Meltzer, harland@nyc.rr.com Colorado Shakespeare Festival Amanda Giguere, amanda.giguere@colorado.edu Timothy Orr, timothy.orr@colorado.edu Philip Sneed, philip.sneed@colorado.edu

Folger Shakespeare Library Michael Lomonico, mike@lomonico.com Robert Young, rgyoung@folger.edu Folger Theatre Janet Griffin, jjgriffin@folger.edu Fundacion Shakespeare Argentina Mercedes de La Torre, mdlt@shakespeareargentina.org Carlos Drocchi, cad@shakespeareargentina.org Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre Jerzy Limon, gts@teatrszekspirowski.pl Georgia Shakespeare Richard Garner, richard@gashakespeare.org Lauren Morris, lauren@gashakespeare.org Grand Valley State University Jo Miller, millerj@gvsu.edu Harrisburg Shakespeare Company Brianna Dow, briannadow@gamutplays.org Clark Nicholson, cleric1104@yahoo.com Hawaii Shakespeare Festival Tony Pisculli, tony@hawaiishakes.org Houston Shakespeare Festival Jack Young, jackyoung59@hotmail.com Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Terrence O’Brien, tpo@hvshakespeare.org Maggie Whitlum, maggie@hvshakespeare.org Institute of Outdoor Drama Michael Hardy, phillipss@ecu.edu Scott Parker, parkers@live.unc.edu Pat Partalion Instituto Gandarela Mauro Maya Peter McCurdy, peter@mccurdyco.com Aimara Resende, aimara@terra.com.br Kingsmen Shakespeare Company Timothy Hengst, thengst@callutheran.edu


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PARTICIPANTS Livermore Shakespeare Festival Gary Armagnac, garmagnac@gmail.com Lisa Tromovitch, lisa@livermoreshakes.org Marin Shakespeare Company Lesley Currier, lesley@marinshakespeare.org Montford Park Players John Russell, john.russell@montfordparkplayers.org Movers & Shakespeares Ken Adelman, kennethladelman@gmail.com Carol Adelman, carolcadelman@gmail.com Muse of Fire Jemma Levy, muse.of.fire@mac.com Rhea Wilson, muse.of.fire@mac.com The Nashville Shakespeare Festival Nicole Sibilski, nicole@nashvilleshakes.org New York Classical Theatre Sean Hagerty, shagerty@newyorkclassical.org

Prague Shakespeare Festival Jessica Boone Guy Roberts, guy@pragueshakespeare.org Steve Zinkgraf Quarto Jim Volz, jvolz@fullerton.edu Richmond Shakespeare Cynde Liffick, cthelif@gmail.com Grant Mudge, mudge.grant@gmail.com Rochester Community Players Peter Scribner, rochestercommunityplayers@gmail.com San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Rob Chansler, rchansler@yahoo.com Kristen Clippard, kristen@clippard.com Rebecca Ennals, rennals@sfshakes.org Becky Kemper, bkemper@sfshakes.org Toby Leavitt, tleavitt@sfshakes.org Pamela Sogge, psogge@yahoo.com

Ohio Shakespeare Festival Terry Burgler, ohioshakespeare@aol.com Tess Burgler, ohioshakespeare@aol.com Lara Knox, ohioshakespeare@aol.com

Shakespeare & Company Ute Defarlo, udefarlo@shakespeare.org Elizabeth Aspenlieder, aspenlieder@shakespeare.org Kevin Coleman, kevincoleman@shakespeare.org John Croy, jonathanrcroy@aol.com Sarah Hancock, sehancock1@yahoo.com Tina Packer, tina@shakespeare.org Daniela Varon, dwvaron@earthlink.net

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Kathryn McGill, kmcgill@cox.net

Shakespeare At Notre Dame Chuck Gessert, charles.r.gessert.1@nd.edu

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Lue Douthit, lued@osfashland.org

Shakespeare Behind Bars Michelle Bombe, bombe@hope.edu Curt Tofteland, tofter@aol.com

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Jay Skelton, gskelton@nd.edu

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Patrick Flick, patrickf@orlandoshakes.org Jim Helsinger, jimh@orlandoshakes.org Anne Hering, anneh@orlandoshakes.org Lisa Horohoe, lisah@orlandoshakes.org Shannon Lacek, shannonl@orlandoshakes.org Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Casey Gallagher, casey.gallagher@desales.edu Matt Given, matthew.given@desales.edu Patrick Mulcahy, patrick.mulcahy@desales.edu Dennis Razze, dennis.razze@desales.edu Gerard Schubert, gerard.schubert@desales.edu

Shakespeare by the Sea Lisa Coffi, lisa@shakespearebythesea.org Suzanne Dean, suzanne@shakespearebythesea.org Shakespeare Dallas Casey Long, clong@shakespearedallas.org Shakespeare Mallorca Jerry Hoffman, jerry@shakespearemallorca.org Shakespeare Miami Colleen Stovall, miamishakes@gmail.com


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PARTICIPANTS Shakespeare Orange County Thomas Bradac, tom.bradac@gmail.com Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Joseph Discher, jdischer@shakespearenj.org Shakespeare WA (Western Australia) Paige Newmark, paigenewmark@hotmail.com Shakespeare Walla Walla Stephanie Shine, stephanies@shakespearewallawalla.org Michelle Traverso, michellet@shakespearewallawalla.org Shakespeare’s Globe Neil Constable, neil.c@shakespearesglobe.com Patrick Spottiswoode, spode4@hotmail.com Stratford Shakespeare Festival Andrea Jackson, ajackson@stratfordshakespearefestival.com Katherine Laing, klaing@stratfordshakespearefestival.com David Prosser, dprosser@stratfordshakespearefestival.com Take Wing and Soar Productions, Inc. Debra Ann Byrd, info@takewingandsoar.org Texas Christian University Thomas Walsh, l.cowdin@tcu.edu Texas State University Charles Ney, cn12@txstate.edu Theater At Monmouth Dawn McAndrews, dawn@theateratmonmouth.org

University of Maryland Jeeta Balasundram, jbalasundram@gmail.com University of Nebraska Omaha Cindy Melby Phaneuf, cphaneuf@unomaha.edu Utah Shakespeare Festival Fred Adams, adamsf@bard.org Michael Bahr, bahr@bard.org David Ivers, ivers@bard.org R. Scott Phillips, phillips@bard.org Joshua Stavros, stavros@bard.org Brian Vuaghn, vaughn@bard.org Nikki Allen, allen@bard.org Kami Paul, kpaul@bard.org Virginia Shakespeare Festival Tamara Johnson, tajohnson@wm.edu Christopher Owens, clowen@wm.edu Nan Barnette Kristin Dunstan, kristin.dunstan@gmail.com Donna Law, law@suu.edu Kate Powers, kate@plainkate.com (Freelance Director)


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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President Mr. Patrick Spottiswoode Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk London, LND SE1 9DT Office: 00 44 20 7902 1400 Vice President Ms. Lesley Malin Chesapeake Shakespeare Company 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043 Office: 410-313-8874 Secretary Mr. Michael Bahr Utah Shakespeare Festival 351 West Center St. Cedar City, UT 84720 Office: 435-586-7880 Treasurer Mr. Casey Gallagher Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival 2755 Station Ave. Center Valley, PA 18034 Office: 610-282-9455 At-Large Mr. Jim Helsinger Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF 812 E. Rollins St., Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32803 Office: 407-447-1700 At-Large Mr. Patrick Flick Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF 812 E. Rollins St., Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32803 Office: 407-447-1700 At-Large Mr. Patrick Mulcahy Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival 2755 Station Ave. Center Valley, PA 18034 Office: 610-282-9455


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STA 2013 STA 2013 CONFERENCE HOSTED BY PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL The 2013 STA Conference will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and the dates are Wednesday, January 9 through Saturday, January 12. If there is a pre-conference, those dates would be Monday, January 7 through Wednesday, January 9. The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is located in the Lehigh Valley which is a region of PA that is 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City.

For more information, visit stahome.org.


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