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Black Theatre Association Post-Conference Gathering - Call for Participants
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Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Call for Participants
The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), invites your participation in our post-conference event, “Dialogues in the Desert.” In lieu of our biennial pre-conference, this post-conference will allow BTA members to connect, converse and to share their artistry and/or scholarship with one another—in a more intimate and personable environment than the ATHE conference usually allows.
This year’s post-conference will be focused on creating, facilitating and deepening those vital conversations —which we often regrettably find ourselves too geographically dispersed and over-committed to pursue effectively—around our work as artists, teachers and scholars of theatres of the African diaspora. How can we more meaningfully engage with our colleagues about the challenges we confront on our stages, in our classrooms, across our campuses and through our scholarship? Our post-conference will allow us to hear and respond to each other's voices.
We seek any and all proposals for participation in this post-conference designed to foster dialogue connected to black theater and performance. We are particularly interested in:
There will be no registration fee for the post-conference. However, participants and other attendees will need to extend their stay in Scottsdale through Monday, July 28th. The group hotel rate for the ATHE Conference will be available for Sunday night, July 27th.
Please use BTA’s email list to discuss ideas with other BTA members and develop proposals. If you are already a subscriber, send your message directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. To subscribe yourself to the list, send an email to email@example.com. Please also visit BTA’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/blacktheatreassociation
The Black Theatre Association (BTA) is an organization composed of scholars, graduate students, and theatre artists of differing ages, races, colors, genders, national origins, religious beliefs, shapes, and sizes. Our unified interest in the critical study of Black theatre from a global perspective informs our collective desire to inform and promote the experiences of people of the African diaspora, as expressed in various forms of drama and performance.
Black Theatre Association Officers, 2013-14
Patrick Sims, President/Focus Group Representative
Jonathan Shandell, Conference Planner
Eunice Feirrera, Secretary
Baron Kelly, Member-at-Large
Maisha Akbar, Member-at-Large
Khalid Long, Graduate Student Representative
Tabitha Chester, Associate Graduate Student Representative