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Past Conferences

  • 2018 "Empowerment and Connection" encompasses both the original mission of the conference to provide an opportunity for women theatre practitioners to network with one another with the urgent need for women to develop strategies that further the cause of gender equality . The keynote speaker will be well-known DC based actor and activist, Erika Rose.
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  • 2017 "Balance and Connection" include topics of interest to women in all fields of theatrical production including theatre educators, playwrights, performers, designers, and administrators. The day includes break-out sessions on various topics in addition to a keynote address by Caleen Jennings; Professor of Theatre, American University.
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  • 2016 "Challenge and Connection": The conference provides a unique opportunity for women in theatre, from professionals to students and across theatre disciplines, to share experiences and expertise. Featuring sessions on diverse topics such as new models of theatre, and work/life balance; keynote addresses from playwright/director Jennifer Nelson, and National New Play Network executive director Nan Barnett; with other presenters to include representatives from The Welders playwrights’ collective, and members of the Network of Ensemble Theatres. 
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