Virtual Management Conference
Offering a choice of two virtual conferences in April 2024
Note: For the March conference, hours below indicate Eastern Time; for the April conference, hours indicate Pacific Time
7 pm – 9 pm: Introductions and Lightning Round Discussions
After introductory remarks and introductions, the online conference will begin with small-group Lightning Round discussions, to address lighter subject matter and give everyone to get to know fellow participants. At the end of each session, the large group will reconvene to share the Best of the Best—valuable ideas unearthed in the Lightning Round.
9 pm – 9:30 pm: Wrap-Up
11 am - 1 pm: In-Depth Topic Exploration: Parts 1 & 2
Participants choose from in-depth topic discussions that begin with a panel of conference attendees who have identified that topic as a strength. The panel will engage in a 20-minute discussion on the designated topic, after which smaller breakout sessions will allow all participants to discuss the topic from their own perspective. As with the Lightning Round, each Exploration ends with a sharing of the Best of the Best.
1 pm - 2 pm: Break
2 pm – 4 pm: In-Depth Topic Exploration Parts 3 & 4
4 pm – 4:30 pm: Wrap-Up
1 pm – 3 pm: In-Depth Topic Explorations Parts 5 & 6
3 pm – 5 pm: Break
5 pm – 6:30 pm: Volunteer and Paid Staff Specific Discussions
This set of discussions on relevant topics will be for two smaller groups, one for those from all-volunteer theatres, the other for those with paid staff.
6:30 pm – 7 pm: Final Thoughts
As previous years’ attendees know, the Community Theatre Management Conference will send you home with ideas, a renewed enthusiasm for your theatre management role, and a nationwide network of colleagues. And for 2024, there are no costs for travel and lodging, since you can participate from your home or office.
The conference will be co-facilitated by Dorinda Toner, and Steven Butler.
Steven H. Butler is the Artistic Director at Players Centre for Performing Arts in Sarasota, Florida. He was formerly Executive Director of the Florida Theatre Conference, Inc. a non-profit theatre arts education program serving high school, middle school, and youth theatre groups throughout the State of Florida. He also is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Actors’ Warehouse, Gainesville, Florida, which provides access, opportunity and a safe space for marginalized voices to be heard through the performing arts and community engagement. In 2017 Steven and his company, Actors’ Warehouse, was chosen to represent the United States at the Mondial du Theatre in Monaco. Steven serves on various arts organization Board of Directors: AACT, Southeastern Theatre Conference, and the University of Florida Friends of Theatre & Dance.
Dorinda Toner has been performing on stages across North America for over 35 years. She studied Theater/Directing at university in her native Canada, where she is also a multi-album Canadian recording artist. A prolific director, she has won several awards for her work, and has contributed both as a guest columnist for AACT’s Spotlight magazine and as a panelist for AACT’s ongoing virtual Roundtables. Dorinda has served on several nonprofit boards and is currently a proud board member of PATA (Portland Area Theatre Alliance). She is currently Producing Artistic Director of Twilight Theater Company in Portland, Oregon.
|By February 15
|After February 15
|AACT Member $135
|AACT Member $150
CTMC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships
AACT will be providing two scholarships for each CTMC Virtual Conference session to support and mentor theatre makers of color. Click here to apply. Application deadlines March 15, 2024.
Transfer/substitution requests are welcomed 48 hours prior to the event date. Only one attendee transfer/substitution per registration. The amount paid, minus a 20% cancellation fee, will be applied to all refunds. No refunds are eligible after the 48 hour window period.