Schedule

The cast of Cagney, the hit show direct from Off-Broadway, part of our conference offerings on Friday.

Our conference offers several registration options that include the Hamilton Package, Full Conference, Saturday Only, and Professional Development Intensives (PDIs). See the Registration page for more info on.

PDIs are being offered on both Thursday and Sunday. University credits are available from Cal State East Bay. See the Workshops page for more info.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th

9:00 am  •  Registration opens at El Portal Theatre, until 5:00 pm.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTENSIVE: Life Into Theatre: Sandra Tsing Loh, NPR Personality, Solo Performance Artist, UC Irvine Professor

8:00 pm • PERFORMANCE: Hamilton at the Pantages Theatre

Post-show • No-host late-night cocktails (for those who feel they simply must discuss the show!) at the Federal, right across from the NoHo Metrorail stop.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th

8:00 am • Registration opens at the Television Academy

8:30 am • President’s Welcome, Annual Business Meeting including credential/advocacy update and exciting new national affiliation

PERFORMANCE:  Tell It! Personal True Stories Told Live Onstage, lobby of Television Academy

10:30 am • Workshop #1 in various venues

DANNY RICKER • Writing Comedy From the World Around You
GAI JONES • Telling the Story of Who You Are with Your Whole Heart
MARGO ROWDER • Using Storytelling to Create Effective Social Media
PHILLIP WALKER • The Business of Acting
TECHNICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP, TBA, at the Art Institute of CA

12:30 pm • Lunch on your own

2:00 pm • PERFORMANCE: Cagney at Debbie Reynolds Mainstage in the historic El Portal Theatre, followed by talk-back with the cast.

5:30 pm • Dinner on your own

8:00 pm • CETA AWARDS CEREMONY and Keynote Speaker Sandra Tsing Loh • Television Academy Theatre

9:30 pm • Post-awards Reception

10:00 pm • Late-night drinks and conversation

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th

7:30 am  •  Registration opens at El Portal Theatre, until 11:00 am.

8:30 am • Workshop #2, plus Elementary Ed Symposium

ELEMENTARY THEATRE ED SYMPOSIUM (K – 8)
ADAM ROSE • Teaching Accents: Bringing the Fun
KATHLEEN WOODS • Play in a Day (24 Hour Theatre)
LOUIS FANTASIA • Who Tells Your Story When the Author is Dead? Finding Your Voice in Classical Drama
GAI JONES • Telling the Story of Who You Are with Your Whole Heart

10:30 am • Workshop #3 and Southern High School Festival Meeting

SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL FESTIVAL MEETING
JUDI GARRATT • Original Stories: From Student Sharing to Production

LOUIS FANTASIA • Who Tells Your Story When the Author is Dead? Finding Your Voice in Classical Drama
ED TRIMIS/BOB KLEIN,  FOUNDATION OF NEW AMERICAN MUSICALS • Who Tells Your Story…in Song
STORY PIRATES • Adapting Stories The Story Pirates Way

12:30 pm • Lunch on your own

2:00 pm • Workshop #4

AMY HILL • Beyond Storytelling
MOLLY WIXSON/WILL TODISCO • Using Improv to Teach Kids With Autism
JUDITH GLENZER, Capture Your Audience Through Graphic Design
KRISTA CARSON ELHAI • If You’re Not at the Table, You’re on the Menu!
STORY PIRATES • Adapting Stories The Story Pirates Way
ANN CLOSS-FARLEY • Clothing Labels That Tell You Who You Are

4:00 pm • Workshop #5

SIBYL O’MALLEY:  How Students Can Be Creative Advocates for the Arts: The Student Voices Campaign
EDDIE QUINTANA • Using Improvisation for Writing
AMY HILL • Beyond Storytelling

PANEL: Your Story Goes On: Creating an Alumni Network
JANE McENEANEY: Maker Theatre– Devise, Develop, Discover!
ANN CLOSS-FARLEY • Clothing Labels That Tell You Who You Are

6:00 pm • Dinner on your own

8:00 pm • Free theatre tickets to North Hollywood Fringe Festival at various venues nearby

10:oo pm • Late night drinks and conversation

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTENSIVE: Teaching Students to be Storytellers: Pablo Marz, Creator/Producer of Tell It! Personal True Stories Told Live Onstage