Idyllic college setting with fall colors and text: MTASTC Statewide Theater Conference, June 12-14, 2020, Northfield, MN

The 2021 MTASTC Conference is Cancelled due to COVID-19.


Updated February 10, 2021

As we navigate new challenges and layers of uncertainty — for ourselves, our organizations, and our community — our focus in 2021 will include creating our strategic plan and hiring our next Executive Director. We hope to return to MTASTC in 2022.


While we are grieving the loss of this event this summer, we are very grateful to be able to plan ahead to for next year. We know that a gathering again will be very important to our statewide performing arts community. In the meantime, we are continuing to find ways to connect and serve the community over the next several months including organizing online gatherings, sharing resources, planning audience development initiatives, and supporting each other through this challenging time. Keep an eye on our Facebook and website for updates, online gatherings, and resources. A huge thank you to our amazing MTASTC Task Force, including our co-chairs Kelli Foster Warder and Ashlee Hartwig. We very much look forward to being together again soon.



The Minnesota Theater Alliance Statewide Theater Conference (MTASTC) is an annual gathering of performing arts leaders, practitioners, artists, and volunteers from across the state that provides space for learning, conversation, celebration, and connection.

MTASTC attendees reflect a broad range of Minnesotas performing arts individuals and organizations including various budget sizes (from <$10K to $15 million+ annually), models (professional, community, presenting, educational, and hybrids), types (theater, comedy, opera, musical theater, improv, storytelling, and dance), and community sizes (rural, remote, urban, and suburban.)

Please join us for workshops, keynotes, conversations, and camaraderie! This conference is an opportunity for the Minnesota performing arts community to learn from and with each other.



The Minnesota Theater Alliance will be seeking breakout session ideas, as well as short presentations and/or performances (10 minutes or less) for “My MN Performing Arts” — a plenary session. The proposal submission process will open in early 2022.



If you are excited to learn more about sponsorship, you can email us to start that conversation. We would love to work with you to support the conference, and help you connect with a great group of performing arts practitioners!