NTC members from all over the country gathered in New York City for the 2019 Annual Meeting with sessions at The Players in Grammercy and in midtown at The Lark.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
Twitter Feed: News About Each Other
Last year, members indicated a desire to better know one another. This year, Nicole Hodges-Persley curated a session in which members were invited to share who they are and what they are doing with fellow NTC members in fast and fun Twitter-sized exchanges intended to encourage members to form relationships and kick start possible artistic connections including NTC’s Pipeline Initiative.
EDI: Walking the Talk
Members work together in groups during the EDI session
Paul Steger, Nicole Hodges-Persley, Lisa Wolpe & Gary English
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
Stavis Playwright Award and Interview: Donetta Lavinia Grays
Recognizing an outstanding emerging playwright, the Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwright Award was established in 1988 to honor thework of playwright Barrie Stavis. Each year, NTC sends out a call to artistic directors and literary managers of theatres and play development organizations across the country inviting submissions.
Actors Erin Cherry, Lisa Strum, Bianca Jones, Keona Welch and Sharod Choyce present a reading from LAST NIGHT AND THE NIGHT BEFORE by Stavis Award winner Donetta Lavina Gray, directed by NTC member Valerie Newton Curtis
Award Luncheon at The Players
Person of the Year: Robert O'Hara
The Person of the Year Award honors an individual who has made an outstanding and noteworthy contribution to the theatre. Robert O'Hara, NTC's 2020 Person of the Year, and the award-winning director of Slave Play, Jeremy O. Harris (recipient of NTC's 2020 Paul Green Award), joined us for a lively conversation about his life and career moderated by NTC Board member Chuck Morey.
Sunday, December 8
A Conversation with Robert Schenkkan on The Great Society and more...
Meeting of the Membership