Theatre Communations Group will be presenting a national webinar entitled “Models of Activist Theatre” which will be a discussion focused on how actors, teaching artists, education/outreach directors & community organizations identify a need in their community, develop an approach to addressing this need and implement a response through theatre. The webinar will take place Thursday, February 26, 2015, 4:00pm-5:30pm Eastern Time.
The webinar will be moderated by Tommy Demenkoff, Director of Outreach at Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the speakers will include: Louise Chalfant, Director of Education, Guthrie Theater; Elaine Hall, Founder/Creative Director, The Miracle Project; Diane Luby Lane, Founder, Executive Director, Get Lit; Mark Lutwak, Director of Education, Cincinnati Playhouse; Christopher Moses, Director of Education/Associate Artistic Director, Alliance Theatre; Amy Singer, Senior Vice President & Director, Public/Private Partnerships & Business Development, Phoenix House; Sabra Williams, Director of Outreach & The Prison Project, The Actors’ Gang. The main topics that will be covered on the call are the ways in which theatres and community service organizations have worked together to identify a shared need in their community for activism, how they have responded to this need through theatre, as well as how they have measured the impact of their work. Listeners on the call will be able to send in their questions via a webchat screen during the webinar so questions can be answered to the group.
Please RSVP by filling out a registration form HERE by Monday, February 23rd. Limited to the first 100 registrations.
We hope you can join the webinar! If you have any questions, please let us know.
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Models of Activist Theatre Webinar
for Actors, Teaching Artists, Education/Outreach Directors & Community Organizations
The purpose of this teleconference is to learn about some of the pathways theatre organizations are journeying to build community partnerships through their education and outreach endeavors to address a shared need in their community for activism. We will examine the efforts of a sampling of theatre organizations that use arts education as a framework to create the conditions necessary for the expression of communities of people where, for some, theatre has never happened before. Listeners on the call will also gain a sense of how teaching artists and actors take on the daunting task of implementing and creating a theatre education experience as a response to issues occurring within communities.
Key Areas of Exploration:
· As Theatricians: What makes us respond? How do we identify needs? What steps do we take to serve communities as artists?
· As Community Partners: What are the things being learned? What are the ways theatre illuminates your mission? Who feels the impact of the new levels of self-expression that are achieved through theatre education?