Georgia Theatre Conference 2010
GTC 2010

Armstrong Theatre Program Hosts
Georgia Theatre Conference 2010

For one glorious extended weekend, the Armstrong campus plays host to the Georgia Theatre Conference (GTC). Armstrong's Department of Art, Music & Theatre (AMT) themed the 2010 Conference “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer...” when it invited GTC to hold its annual event at Armstrong.

The Conference opens on the evening of October 13th and runs through October 17th.

Peter Mellen, Ph.D., Armstrong associate professor of theatre and GTC vice president of local programming, expects more than 1200 participants from the various GTC divisions to attend workshops, performances, competitions, and festivals scheduled throughout several buildings on Armstrong's beautiful arboretum campus.

Thespians from around the state representing professional, collegiate, community, children's theatre and mostly high school divisions will immerse themselves in all aspects of the dramatic performance craft while enjoying the hospitality that Savannah and the growing Armstrong campus provides - activities will occur predominantly in Armstrong's recently renovated Fine Arts Auditorium, Jenkins Hall, and new Student Union Center.

In conceiving the theme for this year's conference Mellen borrowed a line from William Shakespeare's Richard III to encapsulate the need for artists to strive for success during difficult economic times and to derive creative entrepreneurial inspiration from the challenges such times present.

In her printed welcoming address to the Conference, Armstrong President Linda M. Bleicken, Ph.D., expanded on the theme with a reminder that "performers have always sought strength and inspiration from one another... It is hoped that your presence on our campus can serve as a model of collaboration for our academic community. We know that it is through linkages with one another that we become a tangible force that can overcome current difficulties and forge solutions for the future."

For Conference schedule information, call 912.344.2556. Day passes are available for purchase and the community is invited to attend.