The 18th annual MAKING A SCENE Conference takes place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the vibrant Anvil Centre.
This year's theme Falling Forward takes a look at the rich history of our theatre community, the steps we are taking now, and envisioning the possibilities of our future.
The day-long conference will kick off with a panel discussing "lessons learned" from organizations that faced exceptional challenges and decisions. Vicki Stroich , Executive Director of Alberta Theatre Projects will speak about their recent $400k funding campaigning, due in part by the 77% reduction in corporate sponsorships, while also exploring their steps toward a more sustainable business model.
John Wright, former Artistic Director of Blackbird Theatre, will share his experience about their recent closure after 12 years of producing classical theatre to Vancouver audiences.
Attendees will then have the opportunity to participate in a selection of breakout sessions, ranging in topics including: artist and audience accessibility; the incorporation of technology into performance; individual health and wellness; and audience development.
Join the conversation.
This year's Making A Scene conference will use ASL interpreters. We hope to see you there.
|09:30 - 10:00 am||Registration
|10:00 - 10:20 am||Theatre||
Starting the day off with Opening Remarks from Executive Director
|10:20 - 11:30 am||Theatre||
Panel: Falling Forward
Speakers: Vicki Stroich (Alberta Theatre Projects),
John Wright (Blackbird Theatre)
Moderator: Dawn Brennan (Urban Ink)
The day-long conference kicks off with a panel discussing "lessons learned"
|11:30 - 11:45 am||Theatre||Vocal Eye Demonstration
Steph Kirkland (Vocal Eye)
|11:45 - 12:00 pm||Break
|12:00 - 01:15 pm||Breakout Room 1||
Session Option #1: Setting Boundaries
Guests: Peter Jorgensen, Donna Soares, mia susan amir
Moderator: David Jordan
An Artists' and Administrators' guide to Health and Wellness. How do
|Breakout Room 2||
Session Option #2: Access to Theatre
Guests: Adam Warren, Jessica Leung, Steph Kirkland
Moderator: Carole Higgins
How we do ensure that theatre is accessible to artists and audiences?
|Breakout Room 3||
Session Option #3: The Art of Multimedia and Technology in Performance
Guests: Kim Collier (Electric Company), Carey Dodge (Boca del Lupo),
Keely O'Brien, June Fukumura
Moderator: Lois Dawson
How do you effectively incorporate multimedia and technology in
|01:15 - 02:15 pm||Lunch Break
|02:15 - 03:30 pm||Breakout Room 1||
Session Option #1: Real Community Engagement
Guests: Rohit Chokhani, David Ng, Andrea Loewen
Moderator: Bonnie Sun
In this session we will interrogate value-added programming (eg talkbacks)
|02:15 - 03:30 pm||Breakout Room 2||
Session Option #2: Business of Performing
Guests: Kim Barsanti (Talent Agent), Omari Newton
Moderator: Alison Kelly
What does it mean to be a working theatre actor? Do actors really do theatre
|02:15 - 03:30 pm||Breakout Room 3||Session Option #3: Sponsorship Fundamentals
Guests: Kenji Maeda
A fast and furious crash course on private sector sponsorship, including
an understanding of the sponsorship cycle from planning and prospecting,
making an approach, pitching and stewarding.
|03:30 - 03:45 pm||Break
|03:45 - 04:30 pm||Theatre||Presentation: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Guests: Bill Millerd, Emilie Leclerc, Chris Lam, Maiko Yamamoto
|04:30 - 04:45 pm||Theatre||Closing Remarks