National Theater Project's New England Regional Convening November 1 - 16, 2022
Event descriptionThe National Theater Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts is delighted to host the 2022 NTP Regional Convening in New England. We will have an in person event in Hartford CT on November 1, 2022, followed by a virtual convening on November 9 and November 16. Due to COVID limitations, the in person event on 11/1 will be invite only, but the virtual events on 11/9 and 11/16 will be open to anybody. About the NTP Regional Convening NTP’s regional convening expand knowledge and experience of ensemble and devised theater in regions of the U.S. that are less well known and resourced. NTP seeks to bridge this knowledge gap through co-hosting regional convening where regional artists, presenters, funders, and service organizations share experiences and learning about distinct local contexts and discuss geographically specific challenges to creating and presenting work. Participants engage in discussion with NTP advisors and staff about issues of equity around access to production and touring resources. Convening also include performances by local artists to raise familiarity with the aesthetics of the region and to help inform future NTP project selection. Past regional convening have been held in Jackson, MS, Phoenix, AZ, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN, and Knoxville, TN. Venue Details: For our in person gathering, we will meet at 224 EcoSpace (https://www.the224.org/): 224 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105. The event will be on the first floor, and all entrances and bathrooms are accessible by wheel chair. For more accessibility information or requests, please contact Derek Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org). Parking is available on site. COVID Safety For the in person event on November 1, we will require that all guests are vaccinated against COVID19. All guests and staff will be asked to wear masks whenever possible. We expect to host approximately 100 guests for the event. The event will begin with an optional catered lunch from 12pm-1pm. Guests who are uncomfortable with communal indoor dining are invited to arrive at 2pm. What to expect for the meeting: This free event includes panels, group discussions, and performances, and will explore the triumphs and challenges facing the New England theater ecosystem. Our in person event on November 1 will focus on the state of Connecticut, while the two virtual events on November 9 and 16 will focus on the other New England States. All virtual event sessions include live captioning and ASL interpretation. If you require other accommodation to fully participate, please contact program coordinator Derek Schwartz.
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