National Community Theatre Directors Conference

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Madison, WI, November 14-17, 2019

Community theatre managing directors will gather at Madison, Wisconsin November 14-17, 2019, to share stories of challenges and solutions, learn about other theatre operations, and meet colleagues from across the country.

This three-day, biennial conference is held exclusively for individuals employed full-time in an administrative or artistic position in a community theatre organization.

2019 details are being established. The conference will be similar to previous years. 2017 information is listed below for reference.
AACT will be solely producing this conference in 2019.
Check back here for updates and information on the 2019 Conference. 

Highlights of the 2017 Conference 

John Viars, Executive Director of Des Moines Playhouse facilitated. He guided the group through managed but vibrant discussions of various topics including marketing strategies, fundraising challenges, staffing issues, outreach activities, and systems for selecting a season. All who wished to contribute did so by asking questions, identifying specific problems, or providing other useful input.

2017 Schedule:
Friday, Nov 3

5:00pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception with cash bar (co-hosted by AACT)

Saturday, Nov 4
8:00am Orientation Breakfast
9:00am Morning Session
12:30pm Lunch buffet 
1:30pm Afternoon Session
5:30pm Dinner at The University Club
7:30pm Evening Session
10:00pm Adjourn for the day

Sunday, Nov 5 
8:00am "Share Your Wares" Breakfast
9:00am Morning Session
12:30pm Lunch buffet 
1:30pm Afternoon Session
5:30pm Dinner on your own
7:30pm Evening Session with MTI Music Theatre International
10:00pm Adjourn for the day

Monday, Nov 6
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Morning Session
11:30am Conference adjourns

The conference site for 2017 was the Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton Street, Madison WI (map»), 608-257-6000.

Questions about the conference?

Contact Sarah Marty at, 608-263-2790, or Maureen Friend at, 608-263-7055.


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