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We're a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide, and we've been amplifying progressive and disruptive ideas about theatre and facilitating connections between diverse practitioners for the past decade. We function as a “commons”—a social structure that invites open participation around shared values.

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    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

We're a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide, and we've been amplifying progressive and disruptive ideas about theatre and facilitating connections between diverse practitioners for the past decade. We function as a “commons”—a social structure that invites open participation around shared values.

    Growth Through Touring and Tension

    Growth Through Touring and Tension

    Founder, ensemble member, and former artistic director of Lookingglass Theatre Company, David Catlin, shares how their limitless aesthetic showcases their Chicago-based artists across the country. In addition, we dive into their unique shared leadership model, their growth and goals for the future, and how tension with your board members can be a good thing.

    • 56 min
    Civic-Minded and Morally-Guided Practice with Michael Rohd

    Civic-Minded and Morally-Guided Practice with Michael Rohd

    The job of the facilitator, the logic of shared leadership, and how it all translates to directing a process. Michael Rohd stands at the forefront of ensemble-based practices equipped with questions about how we create the future that we want to be working in socially, civically, and artistically. Join us as we unpack and define what’s next.

    • 48 min
    Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Resident Ensemble Theatre: UNIVERSES

    Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Resident Ensemble Theatre: UNIVERSES

    Alison Carey, formerly of Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Co-Founders & Artistic Directors of UNIVERSES, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp and Steven Sapp, discuss putting ensemble producers inside a major producing entity and the capacity necessary for things to fall into place. “What a gift to an institutional theatre to have another model of how to do things right there… the gift of insight inside of your organization.” – Alison Carey

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Process Performances and the Completion Commission

    Process Performances and the Completion Commission

    Rachel Dickstein, Artistic Director of Ripe Time, takes us through her experience with Center Theatre Group’s completion commission for their adaptation of SLEEP. She also spotlights some necessary and helpful relationships with tour presenting partners, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, as well as champion and friend Diane Rodriguez.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Funding the Regional-Ensemble Producing Model

    Funding the Regional-Ensemble Producing Model

    Founding Program Director for the Arts at Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Olga Garay-English and Jeffrey Mosser discuss the revolutionary process of getting ensemble work in regional theatre spaces including her unprecedented partnership with Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Other topics include touring models, festival culture, and her experience as an international arts consultant.

    • 52 min
    A Roadmap for the Ensemble-Regional Producing Model

    A Roadmap for the Ensemble-Regional Producing Model

    From the Ground Up returns to the airwaves with Patricia Garza who shares their experience producing hyper-collaborative and ensemble-based theatre at the regional theatre level. Their work at the Network of Ensemble Theatres, Los Angeles Performance Practice, Center Theatre Group, and Art Equity provides significant insights into contemporary theatre-making practices and next steps for the industry.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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Important Conversations About Theatre

Wonderful conversations about the current state of American theater; especially showcasing BIPOC artists and their thoughts on what needs to change to fully support BIPOC theater artists.

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