Final, updated schedule for ATCA Chicago 2012
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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.