Our programming serves to enable a deeper understanding and passion for the craft of teaching acting, while fostering collaboration and discussion.

Every year, the National Alliance of Acting Teachers hosts a National Congress. All members of the organization are invited to attend the event that features master teachers, panels, hands-on workshops, and the opportunity for intimate conversation about the craft of teaching acting. The 2021 Congress will be held at Manhattan School of Music over the weekend of July 30 – August 2. We hope to do a hybrid of online and in person, more details to come. Curated by Alliance Executive Committee member Kenneth Noel Mitchell, the theme of the Congress this year will revolve around play, inspiration, games and celebrating the chaos!

After a tidal wave of stress in the face of the pandemic, we need to recharge our passion for training. This Year’s National Alliance of Acting Teachers Congress is devoted to replenishing your resilience by focusing on bringing back the joy.

2021 National Congress of Acting Teachers

July 30 – August 2



Information from the 2020 Congress online

Participation in the National Congress is by invitation, extended to members of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers. A more detailed schedule, registration info and fees, and workshop presenter applications are shared directly with members via email.

If you have any questions regarding attending this year’s Congress or did not receive info by email, please contact Jane McPherson at jmcpherson@actingteachers.org.