Theater of the Future

***NOTE:  MICHA’s next Theatre of the Future event will take place in 2018.***

The Future of Theater

Do you have a dream about what the future of our theater can be, or a fear of what it will become?
Are there discussions, exercises, plays, songs, books, poems, films, artists, etc. that you feel should get attention but never do?
Are you working on a new book, performance, song, syllabus, idea…?
Are you new to the theater community and seek support or mentorship?
Do you wonder if there is such a thing as the theater community?
Do you typically dread group meetings and conference presentations?
Are you looking to change things?

Then these 2 days are for you.


Dear all,

In 2011 I sent an invitation encouraging everyone to join us for what was our first 2-day Theater of the Future, Open Space event. 75 artists attending from 10 countries gathered and the outcome was staggering: performances were given, classes taught, workshops planned, websites developed, Russian translated, songs sung and the structure of University syllabi as well as MICHA’s workshops and events developed and changed. What will happen this year when we give some time and space to your thoughts, talents and initiatives? Whether you are a performer, director, scholar, student, professional, a long time member of the Chekhov community or a newcomer we welcome you!

~ Jessica Cerullo and MICHA

View our Video invitation with footage from the 2011 Theater of the Future open space

Read and comment on the reports from our 2012, 2014, 2015 open space event “Michael Chekhov’s Theater of the Future ~ How can I make it?” on Improbable Theatre’s Devoted and Disgruntled website.


Day 1:

11 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Registration, Organization, Lunch, Agenda co-creation

2:00-6:00 Meet in self-organized groups

6:00 Dinner

9:00 p.m. Newsroom closes

Day 2:

10-10:30 a.m. Morning announcements

10:30 – 3:00 Meet in self-organized groups; lunch provided (3:00pm Closing/end event)

*This schedule is subject to small internal changes as needed

***The information below is from our last TOF event which was held in 2016.***


Event: The cost for this event is $60 for two days and includes lunches and a dinner meal on July 2, and lunch on July 3.

Housing/Accommodation: Dormitory Housing is available for $50 for Saturday July 2 overnight to Sunday July 3 and includes breakfast on July 3. Connecticut College dormitory bedrooms are all private single-occupancy rooms and include bed sheets, pillow, light blanket and a towel; the bathrooms are shared.  Options and flexibility exist for early arrival on Friday night for ($50) housing in the dormitory and  includes breakfast on July 2.  If you need to stay overnight on July 3 to check out on July 4, there is an additional $75 charge for this holiday extra night – which will include dinner only on July 3; no meal service is available on campus on July 4.

If you would like to attend but are unable to pay, please email jessica (at)  directly with the subject title ‘T of F scholarship’ with a brief and sincere statement about why you would like to attend the event.


Clarion Inn, 269 N Frontage Road 866 460-7456 The Clarion Inn is walking distance to a grocery store and chain restaurants. If you say you are with the MICHA conference at Connecticut College they offer a $105+taxes per night room rate plus taxes. You will need to provide your own transportation from the hotel to campus.

Amtrak trains service New London, CT and Parking on campus is free.
Directions to Connecticut College