Latest schedule for New Orleans

Latest schedule for New Orleans

Please register for hotel rooms NOW! Our deadline for booking rooms is Feb. 22! At last check, only a few rooms remain guaranteed for Wednesday night and once the deadline is past, the cost for a one night stay will go up appreciably. To make your hotel reservation, call the Astor Crowne Plaza (French Quarter) Hotel , 877-270-1393 and use the code “ATZ” to qualify for our special rate of $159 per night. You’ll find rates at the Hotel Monteleone a block away are double that!

For those of you who have been patient, we have some fantastic events lined up for you, several in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival (TWNOLF). First of all, we encourage everyone to arrive early so that they may enjoy our “lagniappe” show – the only musical on tap for the conference. The show by the Victory Belles at the National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen is free to all ATCA members and guests and starts at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. (Lunch is not included, but is an option available, beginning at 11:00 a.m.)

HERE’S THE ENTIRE ATCA NEW ORLEANS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (Please note that some events are still not finalized such as the Perspectives in Criticism talk)


Ex Com meeting 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Suggested tour to National World War II Museum (Streetcar ride)

Lunch option available prior to “Victory Belles” show

Performance“America’s Sweethearts: A Tribute to the Andrews Sisters” – 12:45 p.m.

Optional side trip two blocks away to Ogden Museum after the show to view the “Tennessee Williams: Artist” display there featuring paintings rendered by the playwright and author. ($10 admission cost not included in fees)

(Streetcar ride or walk back to Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel)

Opening reception (Buses pick up beginning at 4:30 p.m.) 

Gallier Hall reception welcome with Tim Laughlin Trio (also reception by the Honorable Mayor Mitch Landrieu 5:00 -7:00 p.m. (Bus transport)

Stop off at JPAS new performance hall – reception by Jefferson Parish President, the Honorable John Young

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts – reception by the Mayor of the City of Kenner, the Honorable Mike Yenni

Performance: “When Ya Smilin’” 8:00 p.m.

Return by bus to Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel 10:30 p.m.

Option to have beignets at Café du Monde and walk back to hotel (IF BUS DRIVER HAS TIME LEFT)



Breakfast 7:45 – 9:00 a.m.

ATCA meeting 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Progressive Theaters tour by bus 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (includes “lunch”)

Performance: “Tennessee Williams Hotel Plays” 3:30 – 5:30 p.m**

Dinner on your own or “Dinner with Friends” at Tableau Restaurant prix fixe dinner $35.00 per person (not included with registration) – restaurant is on site at Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St. (6:00-7:15 p.m.)

Performance: “Dinner with Friends”Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carré 7:30 p.m.

Late night free to hang in French Quarter or return to hotel


Breakfast 7:45 – 9:00 a.m.

ATCA meeting 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Perspectives in Criticism Time TBD

Remainder of afternoon free to tour city

Professional reading: 8:00 p.m.: “Tennessee Williams Tribute”Ursuline Convent featuring John Waters*


Continental breakfast 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. (ATCA Elections)

Ex Com and ATCA Foundation meetings 9:00-12:00 noon

Early afternoon free

Performance: 3:00 p.m.: “Suddenly Last Summer” – Produced by Southern Rep (Site: Ashé Powerhouse Theater)(Bus Transportation to and from theater)

Professional reading: 8:00 p.m.: “Don’t Get Dressed Until After Dark on Sundays” – The NOLA Project – Monteleone Hotel Ballroom*



Breakfast on your own

10:00 a.m. Interview with critic and author John Lahr*

11:30 a.m. Playwrights panel with John Patrick Shanley and Martin Sherman* 

Afternoon free to check out more of the TWNOLF events or to tour French Quarter

Jewish New Orleans side tour with tour guide Julie Schwartz available (indicate your preference to me via email)

4:00 Stella and Stanley shouting contest* – Pontalba Apartment Building (near Le Petit Theatre)

*Denotes TWNOLF event

**Denotes exclusive ATCA event (a part of TWNOLF)

+Denotes independent event associated with TWNOLF

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