Courtney Patterson and Joe Sykes in the 2014 world premiere of The Geller Girls. Photo by Jeff Roffman.

Previous Years: Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference

Resources from previous Educator Conference Events


The Third Annual Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference
Celebrating Tradition & Transformation in the Arts
June 7-9, 2016

Click on the link to access the 2016 Educator Conference Program.

View chart below to access 2016 Keynote & Guest Speaker presentations – click name to view on YouTube!


Speaker Introduced by


 Tuesday, June 7, 2016

 Rand Suffolk, Nancy and 
 Holcombe T. Green, Jr.
 Director, High Museum of Art

 Matt D'Arrigo, Founder of
 A Reason to Survive │ARTS: A
 Reason to Survive

 Wednesday, June 8, 2016

 Jennifer Barlament, Executive
 Director, Atlanta Symphony 

 Marcia L.Tate, EdD, Author of 
 "Worksheets Don't Grow

 Wednesday, June 8, 2016

 Kate McLeod, Head of School
 and Teacher Services, High
 Museum of Art

 Karen Anderson, Director and
 Co-Founder, Tiny Doors ATL

 Thursday, June 9, 2016

 Chris Moses, Dan Reardon
 Director of Education &
 Associate Artistic Director,
 Alliance Theatre

 Pearl Cleage, Alliance Theatre 
 Playwright in Residence


Contact Liz Davis, Manager of Education Services, Woodruff Arts Center at 404.733.5256 or


To mark the end of the Alliance Stage as we know it, and to welcome the new era with the start of the big renovation, Pearl Cleage, our Mellon Playwright in Residence, wrote a piece to commemorate this special occasion.

As a spunky gal in touch with nature in the kingdom of Kashoogie, India S. Tyree portrays a unique Cinderella in the world-premiere production of Cinderella and Fella. In between performances, India took a few minutes to give us the inside scoop on her role in the musical.

A quick glance at Magic Negro director Anthony LeBlanc's resume reveals a robust string of achievements likely to be the envy of any comedian in the business. One particular credit to his name may cause others to take pause: a Computer Science and Physics B.S. degree.



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