Contact

Aimee-Lynn Newlan, ITA Executive Director
Illinois Theatre Association
aimeelynn@illinoistheatre.org
312-265-5922 x1  (office)

When

Friday, March 29, 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019

1-, 2-, and 3-Day Packages Available!

Tickets Available for Shows Only:
$5 per show, or $10 for a package of three
Walk-up to PPT Box Office for sales. 

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Where

Peoria Players Theatre
4300 North University Street
Peoria, IL 61614

and

Peoria Park District

1125 West Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 

HOST HOTEL and AFTER-GLOW EVENTS:
Our host hotel is the Par-a-Dice Hotel & Casino (7 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria IL 61611). Our After-Glow events will take place at this hotel as well. Group rates are $99-$119 (depending on the night of reservation), and are available through 3/18.

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-547-0711 and referencing code 0329THE. 

NOTE:
The Awards Brunch on 3/31/19 will take place at
The Cracked Pepper's
WAREHOUSE ON STATE
736 SW Washington St., East Peoria IL 61602
(10 minutes from the hotel)

This program is supported partially by a grant from

iac

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Friday, 3/29/19
8:45am - WELCOME/OPENING REMARKS

9:00am - Workshops - Session One:
- Grant Writing: Think Like a cook!
- Special Needs Theatre
- So...You Want to be a Technical Director?

10:30am - Workshops - Session Two:
- Putting Pizzazz Into Your Productions
- So...You Want to be a Stage Manager?
Securing our Future:The Role of Education in Community Theatre

12:00pm - Lunch/Round Table Discussions

1:10pm - Workshops - Session Three:
- Don't Think Outside the Box - Destroy It!
Strategic Planning for Community Theatre
- No Business Like Show Business
- Lighting Design/Programming on ETC EOS

2:40pm - Keynote Presentation

4:00pm - Showcase Presentation -
Adams and Jefferson

5:30pm - Dinner

7:00pm - WELCOME/AACTFest Rules

7:10pm - Mainstage Presentation #1 -
Private Eyes


9:00pm - WELCOME/AACTFEST Rules

9:10pm - Mainstage Presentation #2 - 
Walking with my Ancestors


10:30pm - After-Glow Celebration -
DJ Ryan Hogan's Dance Party
(Par-a-Dice Hotel and Casino)

Saturday, 3/30/19
8:45am - WELCOME/OPENING REMARKS

9:00am - Workshops - Session One:
- Putting the Drama Back in Dramaturgy
- To Dance is Human: Building Community Through African Dance
- Back and Forth, Up and Down

10:30am - Workshops - Session Two:
- Excellence in Programming for Recreation Offerings
- Make up is a Drag!
- Excel at Excel

12:00pm - Lunch/Round Table Discussions

1:10pm - Workshops - Session Three:
- Audience Development
- Playback Theatre Bootcamp
- Why Knot?

2:40pm - Playback Theatre Performance

3:50pm - WELCOME/AACTFest Rules

4:00pm - Mainstage Presentation #3 -
The Marriage Proposal

5:30pm - Dinner

7:00pm - WELCOME/AACTFest Rules

7:10pm - Mainstage Presentation #4 -
The Crucible

9:00pm - WELCOME/AACTFest Rules

9:10pm - Mainstage Presentation #5 -
Fourteen

10:30pm - After-Glow Celebration -
Miss Flo No Mo' (Drag Show)
(Par-a-Dice Hotel and Casino)

Sunday, 3/31/19
10:00am - Awards Brunch
The Warehouse on State, East Peoria

 

 

Celebrate with the ITA's 2019 Statewide Community Theatre Festival!

A must-not-miss event, It'll Play in Peoria features:
up to six mainstage presentations,
two keynote presentations,
18 energizing workshops,
engaging round table discussions,
after-glow celebrations,
a brunch and awards ceremony,
and MORE!

1-, 2-, and 3-Day Packages Available!

REGISTER NOW!


FEATURING

MAINSTAGE PRESENTATIONS:


Coalescence Theatre Project 
Walking With My Ancestors

Creative Dramatics Workshop

The Proposal

Creative Dramatics Workshop
Adams & Jefferson

Mandi Theatre
Fourteen

North Riverside Players

The Crucible

Pec Playhouse Theatre

Private Eyes

KEYNOTE PRESENTERS
Amy L. Wright, Ph.D.
Illinois State University School of Social Work
and Women’s and Gender (WGS) Studies Program
Gender Identity and Expression: Beyond the Binary

Gaby Labotka
Intimacy Directors International
"Yes and," and "No but": Consent and Collaboration

AFTER-GLOW EVENTS:

3/29/19 - DJ Ryan Hogan's Dance Party!


3/30/19 - Miss Flo No Mo'  
(Drag Performance)