CONFERENCE: “On theater’s changing relationships – with critics, artists, and audiences.”
In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, in partnership with Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo and the League of Independent Theater, is convening a conference on theater’s changing relationships — with critics, artists, and audiences.
Panel #1: Theater Criticism in the Social Era
As the number of full-time theater writers at major publications continues to shrink, the venues for quality analysis and conversation about theatrical productions are tougher to find, especially for independent theater or international artists.
What new models are emerging to keep that relationship between artist and audience alive, and how can we as a theater community ensure that the conversation continues beyond the performance itself? Is there the potential for new voices to be heard in new models?
Panel #2: Accessibility in Theatermaking
In this discussion, we will be hearing from theatermakers with disabilities and their allies as they share their insights on how to make the rehearsal process accessible to all artists, and make the performance space accessible to audiences.
What barriers in the rehearsal and performances spaces and practices are we overlooking? What can we take to our own practices to ensure we are not excluding artists and audiences?
Panel #3: Collaboration across Communities
Now more than ever, it’s critical for theatermakers to build bridges rather than building walls.
FULL PROGRAM AND LIST OF PARTICIPANTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.