THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th
7:30 pm • Welcome to Conference, and to Live Theatre!
(Meet at 7:00 pm outside the theatre and look for CETA sign)
Special Event: Kick off the conference with a ticket to a Quixote Nuevo at South Coast Repertory! See Special Events for more information on the production. Talk-back following the production in Nicholas Studio, featuring actors from the production and H Adam Harris, Engagement and Artistic Associate for South Coast Rep.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th
8:30 am • Welcome Coffee Reception and Registration Check-in
9:30 am • President’s Welcome to Conference
• President Gale Caswell
• Conference Overview
• Special Event: A Conversation with Nobuko Miyamoto, Artist/Founder/Great Leap
• Special Event: A Conversation with Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director/Pasadena Playhouse
12:00 pm • Luncheon & CETA Business Meeting
Registration continues in the Terrace Pavilion
“CA Educational Theatre Update”
Get the latest update on funding, the Theatre credential and the state of theatre education in California.
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm • Workshop #1 (See Workshop page for descriptions and bios)
1 Shining a New Light: Supporting the Social – Emotional & Artistic Needs of Diverse Theatre Learners – Chantrell Lewis
2 Strategic Planning for Your Theatre Program – Krista Carson Elhai
3 Transforming Your Program Through Script Study – Kyle Holmes
4 Let Me Try That Again — Thomas Schultheis
5 Connecting to the World: Using Process Drama in Rehearsals & Our Theatre Classrooms – Martin Rodriguez + Mollie Lief
6 SEGERSTROM Tech Workshop — Rigging
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm • Workshop #2
1 Folk Lore: Knowledge and Wisdom in the language of Black Playwrights – Kathryn Ervin
2 The Work Begins with Us – H Adam Harris
3 Illuminating the Chase – Jeff Bengford
4 New Theatre Teachers: What are their questions and what do they need to know? – Eric Engdahl
5 QLab: One GO Button to Rule them All – Kyle Holmes
6 SEGERSTROM Tech Workshop – Scenic Elements Design
5:00 pm • New Members Welcome!
Join President Gale Caswell and board members in the lobby for an informal orientation and cocktail!
5:30 pm • Dinner on your own • Consult Lodging and Travel page, or on Sched.org app
7:00 pm • Special Event: Rocky Horror Evening
Every theatre-kid loves The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Join your CETA colleagues, and “Let’s do the Time Warp Again,” on Argyros Plaza at the Segerstrom Center for a movie night dedicated to this cult classic.
10:00 pm • Late-night drinks and conversation, lobby bar
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th
8:00 am • Registration opens at Westin in the Terrace Pavilion, until noon.
8:00 – 9:00 am • Exhibits Open! Coffee with Exhibitors, Sponsored by LUDUS.
Join our wonderful exhibitors, meet other members and share a cup of coffee in CETA Central!
9:00 am – 10:30 am • Workshop #3, plus tour of the Segerstrom Center
1 Rebuilding Community and Social-Emotional Skills in the Theatre Classroom – Jonas Basom
2 The Student Stage Manager: Collaborating with a young student leader! – J. Jason Daunter
3 Standards-Based Grading in the Arts Classroom – Shaun Klaseus
4 Engagement, Discovery, Fire! – Laurie Kurnick & Raul Herrera
5 Writing Your OWN Darn Play – Michael Ornelas
6 SEGERSTROM BACKSTAGE TOUR
10:30 am • Workshop session 3 ends >>> Time to Network and to Visit Exhibitors
11:00 am • Workshop #4 and Special Event: PROP 28 SYMPOSIUM
PROP 28 SYMPOSIUM (Public Event) – Michael Despars and guests • Terrace Pavilion
1 Elevating Student Voices in the K-8 Theatre Classroom – Starry Krueger
2 Teaching Tech Theatre for Non-Tech Teachers – Nicole Parsons
3 DEI in your Theatre Programming – Lauren Rosi
4 Folk Lore: Knowledge and Wisdom in the language of Black Playwrights – Kathryn Ervin
12:30 pm • Lunch on your own, Visit Exhibitors
Consult Lodging and Travel page, or on Sched.org app
2:00- 3:30 pm • Workshop #5
1 Engagement, Discovery, Fire! – Laurie Kurnick & Raul Herrera
2 DEI in your theater programming – Lauren Rosi
3 Feeding In: A Rehearsal Technique for ELL & Inclusion – Emily Stamets
4 I’m Not a Playwright, But I Want to Teach Playwriting – Jonathan Dorf
5 Empowering Learning and Laughter Through Drama – Robin Lithgow
6 Improvisation = Educational Play! – Autumn Browne
4:00 – 5:30 pm • Regional Meet and Greet • Cocktails with the Exhibitors • Exhibitors Raffle • Great Wisdom Swap Raffle
7:00 pm • Special Event: CETA Awards Banquet, Sponsored by SHOWTIX4U
Lido Room, First Floor
10:00 pm • Late night drinks and conversation in lobby bar
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM • FREE All-Conference PDI: Amanda Rose Villareal: “Building a Consent-Based Space: Intro to Theatrical Intimacy Education”