Conference

2018 Outdoor Theatre Conference

Details to follow in the coming weeks and months!

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2017 Outdoor Theatre Conference! We had a fabulous time with our hosts from Serenbe Playhouse in Georgia and all the familiar and new faces who joined us. We hope to see you again at the 2018 Conference.

The 2017 multi-day conference and networking event began with a Southern Barbeque Welcome Dinner and our traditional Company Exchange, and it concluded with a causal wind-down discussion over dinner.

In between, we delved into the topic for this year’s Paul Green Seminar site-specific theatre with the help of our host Serenbe Playhouse. We toured Serenbe’s theatre sites and enjoyed The Sleepy Hollow Experience — one of American Theatre’s ‘Top Five Halloween Plays in the Country.’ In addition to learning Serenbe Playhouse’s secrets to success, we heard from other experts with diverse perspectives on what “site-specific” means and how this broad and exciting category of theatre can translate into the work we do.

We rounded out the conference with sessions that explored alternate revenue sources, innovative partnerships, board sustainability and more. These few days offered an atmosphere of camaraderie in which leaders from a wide range of theatres networked, swapped insights, and walked away with new ideas to bolster their own theatre communities.

Conference Registration ($285) Included:

  • The Sleepy Hollow Experience, Wednesday Night
  • All Tours, Seminars and Workshops
  • Southern Barbeque, Tuesday Evening
  • Lunch & Awards Dinner, Wednesday
  • Lunch & Light Dinner, Thursday
  • Transportation to and from Conference Hotel and Serenbe Community
  • Swag Bag