Innovation Through Creation: IMTAL Museum Theatre Showcase
Education and Interpretation
The Conference Center  Monday, May 19  1:45-3 p.m.     303 
This session will feature live performances from a number of different museums and will provide attendees with the tools to create and implement these types of innovative programs in their own institutions.

Session Format :    Creative Collaborations

Learner Outcomes

Heather Barnes - Museum of Science & Industry

Catherine Chiappa - Monterey Bay Aquarium

Douglas Coler - Discovery Place

Douglas Coler is the Coordinator of Shows and Floor Programming at Discovery Place in Charlotte. He currently serves as Vice-President of the International Museum Theatre Alliance (IMTAL).He oversees the Actor/Presenters and the writing, production, and delivery of programming at The Stage,The Rain Forest Theatre,and interactive demonstrations, as well as support programming for traveling exhibitions. He may be familiar from his role on the long-running daytime serial Days of Our Lives.

Todd Norris - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Todd D. Norris – Director of Interpretation, Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Todd holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Louisville and a BA in Theatre Performance from The University of Findlay. Prior to coming to Indianapolis, Norris performed, directed, managed and trained for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and he has also directed and taught at colleges and universities including The College of William and Mary, Wright State University, Alice Lloyd College and Christopher Ne

Elizabeth Pickard - Missouri Historical Society and Museum

Elizabeth is Director of Interpretive Programs at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis where she supervises K-12 Education, Youth and Family, Teen and Adult and Theatre programs. Her team focuses often on issues of social justice, equity and power, using theatre to illuminate and interrogate these relationships. She also serves as President of the International Museum Theatre Alliance.