Laissez les bontemps rouler at ATCA’s first-ever Annual Conference in New Orleans, one of America’s truly legendary cities.
Come for the theatre and the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and stay for the voodoo and jazz, French Quarter streets paved with beignets and Sazeracs, vast Mardi Gras warehouses and side trips into history.
The conference begins early Wednesday evening, March 25, but that afternoon offers the National World War II Museum and its Stage Door Canteen, with period hits a la the Andrews Sisters.
The three days that follow begin with important ATCA general membership meetings (with breakfast) at our hotel, the Astor Crowne Plaza French Quarter, and matinee or evening performances at Rivertown Theatre, Southern Repertory Theatre and Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre. We’ll take in Williams readings and his Hotel Plays at the historic Hermann-Grima House. Included are panel discussions featuring playwrights John Patrick Shanleyand Martin Sherman, plus distinguished critic John Lahr, author of The Mad Man’s Pilgrimage of the Flesh, a biographical study of Williams.
Online registration is open NOW. EARLY BIRD RATES CLOSE FEB. 22, which is also the cut-off date for our block of hotel rooms.
To make your hotel reservation, call the Astor Crowne Plaza (French Quarter) Hotel, 877-270-1393 or 504-962-0500. Use our group code “ATZ” for our SPECIAL RATE of $159 per night (plus taxes and fees), an extraordinary deal for high season in New Orleans.
Click here for more details from conference chair Alan Smason. Note also that the conference is supported by a generous grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association.
Click here for a fuller invitation from ATCA chair Jonathan Abarbanel.
Click here to visit the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau’s ATCA conference microsite. It has loads of videos, FAQs, graphics, information about the airport, and more to help you plan and enjoy your visit.