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The 2016 FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble and Devised Theater
Convening: The Changing Landscape of Devised Work and Ensembles
presented by foolsFURY
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10:00AM

Joe Goode Annex
401 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94123

On Saturday June 18, important theater makers, thinkers, audience members, presenters and funders from around the country will convene to discuss the critical issue of The Changing Landscape of Devised Work and Ensembles.

Co-sponsored by Theatre Bay Area, this convening will provide a forum for engaged discussion about how we as a field talk about our work, how we communicate with our peers, and the importance of helping and inspiring one another to continue raising the bar.

The convening will include round tables discussions, break out groups, live blogging and web streaming as well as lunch, networking and performance! We will be bringing together key movers and shakers from the theater world including Alicia Tonsic, Executive Director of the Network of Ensemble Theaters, Nakissa Etemad, Regional VP, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and many others.

$45 Saturday Package: includes convening, lunch, and a FURY Factory show of your choice (we'll contact you!)

$90 Weekend Package: includes convening, lunch, a FURY Factory show of your choice (we'll contact you!) AND the UMO Ensemble workshop 12-3pm Sunday, June 19th

Panel A:
The Changing Landscape of Devised Work and Training in the Bay Area

-How has long-term training affected the quality, nature and prevalence of devised work in the Bay Area?
-What are students and professionals looking for now, as opposed to 10 or 15 years ago?

Panel B:
Non-Traditional Theater Models: tracking local success stories

-What are the specific challenges they face now and faced in the past?
-How can other ensembles in the SF Bay Area and beyond learn from these models?

Panel C:
DIY Culture, Devised Theater, and Audience Agency

-How does theater of the 21st century relate to the DIY culture?
-How, if at all, have the artist and audience roles changed with respect to agency over the theatrical experience?