Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM CDT
Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 12:30 PM CDT

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Saturday, 8/26:
Haper College Wojcik Center
1200 W. Algonquin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067

Sunday, 8/27:
Wyndham Garden Hotel
1725 E. Algonquin Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173 

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Aimee-Lynn Newlan 
Illinois Theatre Association 

A must-not-miss celebration! Join the ITA as it honors excellence in all divisions of theatre. This two-day event features red carpet entry (black tie optional!), cocktails (cash bar), hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and awards on Saturday, and a keynote speaker by Jim Corti (Artistic Director of the Paramount Theatre), ITA's Board Induction Ceremony, division meetings, and more on Sunday!

One-day passes available.


Saturday, August 26th (at Harper College)

  • 5:30p-6:30p - Red Carpet Entry, Photos, Cocktails (cash bar), Hors d'oeuvres
  • 6:30-7:30p - Dining
  • 7:30p-8:30p - ITA Annual Awards of Excellence Presentation, Honoring:
    Cyndee Brown (College/University Theatre)
    Jessi Hersman, Buffalo Grove Park District (Community Theatre)
    Center for Creative Arts Therapy (Creative Drama)
    Molly Hernandez (Professional Theatre)
    Patricia A. Cheney (Secondary School Theatre)
    Theater Unspeakable (Theatre for Young Audiences)
    Donna Stone (Anne Thurman Mentorship Award)
    Cyndee Brown (Outstanding Contributions to IHSTF)
    Paramount Theatre, Jim Corti - Artistic Director (Award of Honor)
    Stephen Leaver (Award of Honor) 
  • 8:30p-midnight - After Glow at the hotel (featuring Salsa dancing!)

Sunday, August 27th (at Wyndham Garden Hotel)

  • 9:30a-10:15a - Light Breakfast, Networking
  • 10:15a-11:00a - Keynote Presentation by Jim Corti (Artistic Director of Paramount Theatre)
  • 11:00a-11:45a - ITA's Annual Membership Meeting and Board Induction Ceremony
  • 11:45a-12:15p - Division Meetings
  • 12:15p-12:30p - Wrap Up

Hotel Information
The ITA is pleased to offer a $95/room discounted group rate at:
Wyndham Garden Hotel
1725 E. Algonquin Rd.
Schaumburg, IL. 60173
A link for reservation will be provided after registering for the event.


2-Day Package - $95 (ending 7/27) / $120 (starting 7/28)
1-Day Package (Satutrday Only) - $95 (ending 7/27) / $120 (starting 7/28)
1-Day Package (Sunday Only) - $10 ITA Members / $15 Non-members

Register Now!