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2019 Making A Scene Conference Schedule

Tuesday, May 28, 2019  |  SFU Woodward's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

 Time Event 

 Check-In / Registration
 Please bring your own tea or coffee and travel mug. Refreshments will be served at breaks.


 Land Acknowledgement (Quelemia Sparrow) & Opening Remarks (Kenji Maeda)
 Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre

 9:15–10:45am  Keynote: Kim Senklip Harvey
 Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
 10:45–10:55am  Micro-Presentation: CultureBrew.Art
 Presenter: Valerie Sing Turner (CultureBrew.Art) 
 Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
 10:55am–11:20am  Refreshment Break
 11:20–12:30pm  Breakout: Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
 Panel/roundtable discussion: Esther Duquette (Théâtre la Seizième), Almira Bardai (Indian Summer Festival).
 Moderator: Pippa Mackie

 Breakout: What Versus Who: A Nuanced Conversation
 Panel/roundtable discussion: Sammy Chien, Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, Fay Nass (the frank theatre company).
 Moderator: Jen Sungshine
 World Art Centre

 12:30–1:30pm  Lunch

 Breakout: Working With Designers: Strengthening the Relationship Between Designers and Producers
 Panel discussion: Carmen Alatorre (costume), Cande Andrade (video), Alan Brodie (lighting), Mishelle Cuttler (sound) Shizuka Kai (set, props, puppetry).
 Moderator: Chelsea Haberlin (ITSAZOO Productions; Neworld Theatre)
 Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre

   Breakout: Creating Deaf Spaces in New and Existing Works
 Presenters: Anita Harding and Landon Krentz
 World Art Centre

 Breakout: Fundraising with Digital Donors
 Presenter: Tamara Rahmani (Canada Helps)
 2:45–3:00pm  Refreshment Break

 Report Back on Breakout Sessions 
 Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre

 3:20–4:35pm  Plenary: Wealth, Risk, Making Art
Panel discussion: Mariam Barry, Chris Gatchalian, Raven John, Andrew Vallance.
 Moderator: Dani Fecko (Fascinator Management)
 Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
 4:35–4:40pm  Pre-Dinner Closing Remarks
 4:40–6:30pm  Dinner Break
 On your own
 Meet and mingle over appetizers at the Charles Bar, courtesy of GVPTA.
 Show your conference pass for a 20% discount on your meal (happy hour specials not included)
 6:10–6:30pm  Check-In / Registration for Evening Programming
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
 6:30–8:00pm  Plenary: Yours, Mine, and Ours: Much Ado About Something (When Storytelling and Copyright Collide)
 Panel discussion: James Long (Theatre Replacement), Erin Pike, Martha Rans (Artists' Legal Outreach). 
 Moderator: Jivesh Parasram (Rumble Theatre). Presented in partnership with Artists' Legal Outreach.
 Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | The Post at 750


 Intimacy Direction Workshop (Directors & Choreographers) (6 hrs)
 Facilitator: Siobhan Richardson. Application and separate registration required.
 1 hour lunch break on your own


 Beginner's QLab Workshop
 Facilitators: Cande Andrade and Mishelle Cuttler. 
 Separate registration required; free for conference delegates

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | The Post at 750

 Time  Event 
 9:30am–2:30pm Intimacy Direction Workshop (4 hrs)
 Facilitator: Siobhan Richardson
 Open broadly to directors (theatre, film & television), choreographers, actors, dancers, teachers. 
 Application and separate registration required.
 1 hour lunch break on your own
 6:30–9:00pm Ephemera 2: An Archiving Party 

 Join us as we close the 2019 conference with snacks, drinks, and socializing, while creating a collective time capsule for the performing arts. Presented in partnership with Rumble Theatre, Theatre Replacement, and SFU.
 Separate registration required. Free, and open to all (space is limited)

GVPTA acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia, The Government of Canada, BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver Cultural Services.

GVPTA acknowledges that this conference takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

GVPTA's 2019 Making A Scene Conference is sponsored by PACT, Front Row Insurance Brokers, Ecclesiastical Insurance, co-hosted by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs, and supported by MAXguide.

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Co-hosted by
SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3

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The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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