2013 NoPassport Theatre Conference: Staging New Theatres...
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 8:45 PM (EST)
NoPassport and NYU Gallatin School for Individualized Study
the 7th annual NoPassport theatre conference:
Dreaming the Americas:
STAGING NEW THEATRES/CHALLENGING HIERARCHIES
Initiated and Curated by Caridad Svich (playwright, founder, NoPassport)
Co-curated by Kristin Horton (director, faculty, NYU Gallatin) and Sharon Friedman (faculty, NYU Gallatin)
on March 1st, 2013 from 10a.m.- 8:45 p.m.
at NYU Gallatin
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place, NY, NY 10003
Reservations to: www.nopassport2013conference.eventbrite.com
Tickets: Free. One-Day Pass. Reservations Requested.
Full conference schedule and panelists TBA mid January 2013 and posted live on www.nopassport.org
A one-day conference exploring the intersections between theater and late capitalism, modes of new work production and methodologies, theater-making and theory, and the role creative activism can play in staging new theater in the 21st century. The conference features keynote address from Todd London, the Artistic Director of New Dramatists and opening remarks from John Eisner, the Producing Artistic Director the Lark Play Development Center. Also featured in the conference line-up are Ken Prestininzi, Artistic Director of Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep; Lisa Phillips and Dana Whitco, Co-Directors of Positive Feedback, an initiative of The Earth Institute; special performance from Signdance Collective International from the UK, and a panel moderated by scholar-playwright Saviana Stanescu.
10 a.m. Opening Remarks: John Eisner, Producing Artistic Director, Lark Play Development Center
10:30- 12:00 Art, Agency, Gift and Capitalism a panel on new writing and production curated and moderated by Ken Prestininzi (Artistic Director, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep and Playwright), with Polly Carl (Editor, Howlround), Migdalia Cruz (playwright), Jorge Ignacio Cortinas (theatre artist/Fulcrum Theater), Brian Herrera (Princeton University), Mia Rovegno (director) and Patricia Ybarra (Brown Unversity)
12:15 Keynote Address: Todd London, Artistic Director, New Dramatists
1 p.m. Lunch break
2:30-3:45 Better Than Barter: Artists and Scientists Re-define Collaboration, Mentorship and Community: a panel exploring artist/scientist collaboration on issues related to climate change, the challenges and rewards of the collaborative process and what lessons we might learn to foster future interdisciplinary connections.
Co-curated and co-moderated by Lisa Phillips (Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, Earth Institute, Columbia University) and Dana Whitco (Institute for Performing Arts, NYU), Co-Directors, PositiveFeedback – an initiative of The Earth Institute, Columbia University; the Center for Creative Research at NYU and the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities.
Panelists: Steve Cosson, (director, playwright, Founding Artistic Director, The Civilians, visiting professor, Princeton Environmental Institute); Erin Sherman (energy efficiency specialist, Opower); Seth Baum, PhD, (research scientist, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, Co-Founder, Osmocene Productions); Inés García (director, actor, Co-Founder, Osmocene Productions); Nicole Davi, PhD, (research scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University); Jeremy Pickard (director, playwright, Captain, Superhero Clubhouse)
4-5:30 New Writing and Challenging Hierarchies curated and moderated by Otis Ramsey-Zoe (Howard University; series editor, NoPassport) with Tony Adams (Halcyon Theatre, Chicago), Ed Cardona, Jr., Oliver Mayer (USC), Matthew Paul Olmos (playwright), Yamile Silva and Hank Willenbrink (University of Scranton).
5:45-6:20 Tapas Break
6:30-7:50 Dream Act, Capital Acts curated and moderated by Saviana Stanescu (Ithaca College; Immigrants, Artists and Scholars in NY) a discussion about DREAM Act, undocumented immigrants, and the role of theatre in fostering social change. Panelists: Jessica Litwak, Carlo Alban, Martin Denton (nytheatre.com, Indie Theater Now), Micha Espinosa (Arizona State University). An excerpt from the play DREAM ACTS (a project conceived by Chiori Miyagawa, co-written by Mia Chung, Jessica Litwak, Chiori Miyagawa, Saviana Stanescu and Andrea Thome) will be performed by Ithaca College and NYU students.
8-8:45 The Other Side of the Coin performance by Signdance Collective International, UK.
The Other Side Of The Coin explores Federico Lorca’s final poems Ferias and acts of creative and political resistance against fascist structures and oppression. Signdance Collective International is led by Isolte Avila and David Bower, leading figures in disability arts practice, first developing the art form signdance theatre in 1987. Signdance Collective (SDC) was established in 2001 as a platform to further the art form through international collaborative projects. SDC are currently company in residence at Bucks New University’s Theatre Department where they empower aspiring performers through workshops that focus on diversity as well as the technical and expressive capability of the performer. www.signdancecollective.co.uk
NoPassport is an unincorporated alliance devoted to the advocacy, publication and production of cross-cultural work that celebrates aesthetic difference and diversity. NoPassport is an unincorporated alliance and a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Donations for NoPassport’s work may go directly to www.fracturedatlas.org/donate/2623
When & Where
Caridad Svich, NoPassport founder; and The Gallatin School, NYU
Caridad Svich is a playwright, 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement and founder of NoPassport theatre alliance and press. http://www.nopassport.org
NoPassport is an unincorporated alliance devoted to the advocacy, publication and production of cross-cultural work that celebrates aesthetic difference and diversity. NoPassport is an unincorporated alliance and a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. Donations may go directly to http://www.fracturedatlas.org/donate/2623
Co-Curators of this conference are Kristin Horton and Sharon Friedman (The Gallatin School, NYU).