Final, updated schedule for ATCA Chicago 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012 at 12:45PM
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ATCA CHICAGO 2012

Annual Conference Schedule

June 12, Tuesday

     -3PM-7PM, Executive Committee meets, home of Jonathan Abarbanel.

     -Early arrivals, members and guests at Conference hotels; free time.

June 13, Wednesday

     -Executive Committee meets, 10AM-3PM, Club Quarters Hotel.

     -Arrivals, members and guests at Conference hotels; free time.

     -Leisure Option, 11AM-1:30PM, open rehearsal of Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park (free).

     -Leisure Option: 12:15PM-1PM, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (chamber music); Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. (free).

     -5PM-6:20PM, Opening Reception, Harris Theater Roof Garden, 205 E. Randolph Street, Millennium Park. BE PROMPT!  Hosted by Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner, City of Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; we must leave at 6:20PM for the Goodman Theatre.

     -7PM, The Iceman Cometh, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn Street.

June 14, Thursday

     -Arrivals, Conference hotels.

     -Continental breakfast and General Membership Meeting, 9AM-Noon, Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Avenue, 20th Floor.

     -1:30PM My Kind of Town (world premiere), TimeLine Theatre Co., 615 W. Wellington.

     -5PM, Black Ensemble Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street, dinner.

     -7:30PM, The Marvin Gaye Story: Don’t Talk About My Father Because God is My                           Friend, Black Ensemble Cultural Center.

     -7:30PM, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me taping, Chase Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn Street.

June 15, Friday

     -9:30AM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Skyline Room (6th floor), continental breakfast.

     -10:15AM-11AM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, welcome from artistic director Barbara Gaines and executive director Criss Henderson; presentation of Osborne and Primus awards to playwrights Darren Canady and Caridad Svich.

     -11AM-Noon, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Perspectives in Criticism: Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout discusses The Power of Enthusiasm.

     -1:45PM-3:15PM, “Diversity at the Top,” panel discussion, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, with artistic directors Chay Yew (Victory Gardens), Bonnie Metzgar (About Face) and Lili-Anne Brown (Bailiwick Chicago).

     -3:30PM-5:00PM, “The Permanent Avant-Garde,” panel discussion, Theater Wit, with representatives of the Curious Theatre Branch, the Neo-Futurists and Theater Oobleck.

     -5PM-7PM, dinner on your own at one of the many casual and modestly-priced Belmont Avenue restaurants, with Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, deep-dish pizza and American cuisines among the options … and a Vienna Pure Beef hot dog stand!

     -7:30PM, selection of Off-Loop shows by three different theatre companies in the Theater Wit performance spaces.

     -10PM-?, late-night options for comedy, magic and clubs.

June 16, Saturday

     Breakfast on your own.

     -9:30AM-11:30AM, General Membership Meeting (ExCom nominations), MCA Stage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and 220 E. Chicago Avenue (actually at Pearson St., east of the Watertower).

     -11:30AM-1PM, A Conversation with Simon Callow, MCA Stage.

     -1PM-6:30PM FREE TIME, an opportunity to use your Passport to Chicago 2012, a gift from the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture.

      -6:30PM, pre-show reception, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Water Tower Pumping Station, 821 N. Michigan Avenue at Pearson Street; wine and light finger-food (not a meal replacement); opportunity to view the massive, working waterworks pumps.

      -7:30PM, world premiere performance of Eastland, Lookingglass Theatre Company

      -10PM-?, late-night options.

 June 17, Sunday

      -10AM-Noon, continental breakfast, final General Membership Meeting (ExCom elections), Silk Road Rising, 77 W. Washington Street, lower level. NOTE: the Chicago Temple Building houses a church in which services will be going on as we meet; please enter quietly and take the stairs or elevator down to the lower level.

     -Noon, organizational meeting of new Executive Committee and Foundation Board.

     -Departures for Milwaukee for those who have selected the Milwaukee add-on

     -Sunday matinee performances (generally 3PM or 4PM) for those who wish to see                          another Off-Loop show.

 

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