We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on December 12th! If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time. Please do so as soon as possible so that we can be prepared with lunch.
A portion of the day will include a conversation on the challenges of committing to artists and/or projects where the tech needs are unknown or in development. This conversation will include navigating the collaborative process between the artist and the creative team, presenter, and venue staff. We’ll discuss the challenges around producing new and site-specific works with a focus on the creative, technical, logistical, and financial constraints and how these are all interdependent concerns. Together we’ll explore how we might think about these differently.
The day will also include conversations in preparation for APAP and block booking in addition to a conversation with Sarah Curran with Kaneza Schaal, artist in residence at Wesleyan, as she works on her new piece CARTOGRAPHY
Kaneza Schaal is a New York City based theater artist. Her recent work GO FORTH premiered at PS122 and then showed at the Genocide Memorial Amphitheater in Kigali, Rwanda; LMCC’s River-to-River Festival; Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans; Cairo International Contemporary Theater Festival in Egypt; and at her alma mater Wesleyan University, CT.
JACK & was co-commissioned by PICA, Walker Arts Center, REDCAT, On The Boards, and Center for Contemporary Art Cincinnati and will show at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Jack & is eligible for NTP funding.
Her new work in development, CARTOGRAPHY, was workshopped through New Victory Theater Lab, NYU Abu Dhabi, and The Kennedy Center’s New Vision New Voices. She was nominated for a 2018 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer.
Registration includes lunch.
9:30am-10:00am Arrival and coffee/breakfast available
Location: Usdan Campus Center, Room 108
10:00am-10:15am Welcome, NEP announcements and general business
10:15am-11:30am Navigating the collaborative process between artists and technicians
A conversation on the challenges of presenting works where the tech needs are unknown / in development / site specific.
11:35am-12:00pm APAP/Block booking conversation
12:45pm Move to CFA Theater
1:00pm-2:00pm Kaneza Schaal work-in-progress showing of Cartography
Followed by discussion with Sarah Curran, CFA Director
2:00pm Optional tour of the CFA
Use Parking Lot T, address 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown CT. No parking permits required. Signs directing you to Usdan will out.