MONDAY, MAY 4TH
Town Hall #1: Micro-Festivus: A How To Guide
In January 2015, over forty art-makers gathered in Louisville, Kentucky, for a strategic discussion about how to make work about home. Featuring Talleri McRae of Stage One and Tom Arvetis of Adventure Stage, these panelists will share their reflections and results of two days’ worth of dialogue about community specific work, and share how these micro gatherings can be beneficial to other regions.
TUESDAY, MAY 5TH
Town Hall #2: TYA and LORT: A Playdate for New Playmaking
LORT leaders Bruce Sevy( Denver Center Theatre Company), Wendy Bable (People’s Light) and Henry Godinez (Goodman Theatre) discuss the ways TYA work is transforming their upcoming season. How is TYA changing the look, feel and shape of LORT houses? How does new TYA work live alongside new work for adults, and what are the surprising ways they fuel one another?
Town Hall#3: This Is Our Youth: Who Owns The Youth Experience In Art Making?
Inspired by the premiere of THIS IS MODERN ART at Steppenwolf Theatre for Young Adults, this panel wrestles with the question of ownership and artistic freedom in new TYA work. Join Hallie Gordon of Steppenwolf for Young Adults and other panelists as they explore the discovery of unexpected benefits in contestation and controversy.