Keynotes

2020 Keynotes and Distinguished Designers

Convention Keynotes

Our 2020 Distinguished Career Award Recipient and Saturday Keynote will be the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, producers of the National Black Theatre Festival. Our Friday Keynote will be acclaimed Stage Manager Matthew Aaron Stern.

Distinguished Designers

This panel of esteemed designers adjudicates the Design Competition and will present the Design Keynotes at the 2020 SETC Convention. We are honored to welcome Costume Designer Gregg Barnes, Sound Designer Matt Hubbs,  Lighting Designer Howell Binkley, and Scenic Designer Anna Louizos.

Thank you to the keynote speakers and distinguished designers of the 70th annual SETC Convention in Knoxville, TN, Feb. 27 – Mar. 3, 2019.

2019 Keynote Speakers

Our 2019 Distinguished Career Award Recipient and Saturday Keynote was Muriel Miguel, a grandmother of the indigenous theatre movement in the U.S. and Canada. Our Friday Keynote was acclaimed playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder. Our Thursday Keynote was Tony Award-winning actor Levi Kreis. Click on their names to find full bios, photos, quotes, and links to listen to audio recordings and/or read transcripts of their SETC keynote presentations.

2019 Distinguished Designers

This panel of esteemed designers adjudicated the Design Competition and presented the Design Keynotes at the 2019 SETC Convention. We were honored to welcome Costume Designer Linda Cho, Sound Designer Victoria (toy) Deiorio, Scenic Designer Riccardo Hernández and Lighting Designer Jonathan Spencer. Click on their names to read about their work, see their advice to young designers, and listen to audio recordings of their keynote presentations.

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