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ATCANY2024 | No One Asked Us To Do This

November 8 @ 8:00 am - November 10 @ 5:00 pm EST

ATCANY2024 | No One Asked Us To Do This

Early Bird $100 through November 1, 2024. Full Price $150 November 2, 2024 and after.

Members and Member Guests Only

The American Theatre Critics/Journalists Association 2024 annual conference No One Asked Us To Do This, celebrating theater and theater makers in New York City, will be held November 8-10, 2024. Additional pre-conference bonus screening event November 7, 2024.

Days are structured to allow attendees to schedule evening and matinee performances, to be arranged by participants with press contact information to be provided to paid attendees. Note: contact with press representatives to be by ATCA members only and not by ATCA member guests.

Stay tuned to this page and weekly ATCA newsletter for the latest developments in the evolving agenda.

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PRICE

  • $100 Early Bird registration for full conference, rate available September 2024 [date to be finalized] through November 1, 2024 [midnight Eastern]
  • $150 Full Price registration for full conference, rate available November 2, 2024 [12:01 am Eastern] through end of conference

Tickets [will be] available via a TICKETS purchase window visible to logged in ATCA members only. If you are an ATCA member and not logged in, please login, access this page again (click EVENTS dropdown menu at the far right of the page, then select CONFERENCE REGISTRATION), and scroll to the bottom of this page to the TICKETS purchase window where one or multiple tickets can be purchased.

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AGENDA
[Subject to change based on availability of invited guests.]

Presenter Bios and Headshots [to be included via link here]

All times are Eastern. 

THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 7, 2024

venue: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

3:00 pm BONUS PRE-CON SESSION: HERE WE ARE (on video). Early conference arrivals will enjoy a special screening of a multi-camera pro-shot video recording of the 2023-2024 Shed production of Here We Are, lyrics and musical by Stephen Sondheim, inspired by the films of Luis Buñuel, with book by David Ives, directed by Joe Mantello, choreographed by Sam Pinkleton. Screening made possible by Patrick Hoffman, director of the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.

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FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 8, 2024

venue: Club 135 by Industrious at 135 West 50th Street
[meeting on 2nd floor of the venue]

Lunch, coffee, tea, and drinks provided.

Program SESSIONS and BREAKS and CONVERSATIONS to be finalized. Confirmed sessions listed below.

9:00 am PROGRAM OPENING. ATCA members meet-and-greet, welcome, introduction of new members, committee chairs, and board members, discussion of themes of the weekend.

12:30 pm BREAK: Lunch provided.

3:00 pm SESSION: Charles Busch and Cole Escola in Conversation. Two multiply-talented creators and performers share observations about their art and their recent creations. Charles Busch enchanted us last season with his newest play Ibsen’s Ghost: An Irresponsible Biographical Fantasy. Cole Escola blasted onto Broadway this season with their first play Oh, Mary!. Who knows where this conversation might take us?

Program day will conclude by 5pm.

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SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 9, 2024

venue: Upright Citizens Brigade at 242 East 14th Street

Pastries, coffee, tea, and drinks provided.

Program SESSIONS and BREAKS and CONVERSATIONS to be finalized.

9:00 am PROGRAM OPENING.

Program day will conclude by 1pm.

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SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 10, 2024

venue: Palace Theatre, 160 West 47th Street

Program SESSIONS and BREAKS and CONVERSATIONS to be finalized.

10:00 am TOUR: The historic Palace Theatre will host ATCA conference attendees and provide a tour through the facilities. Tour plans are in development — group size and start time — so stay tuned for this “hot off the presses” opportunity to see a venue that has hosted generations of entertainment royalty (listen to Judy Garland’s tribute to the Palace) as it has been newly refurbished after a six-year renovation by PBDW Architects.

Program day will conclude by 1pm.

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Start:
November 8 @ 8:00 am EST
End:
November 10 @ 5:00 pm EST
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