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The 2015 Network of Ensemble Theaters National Gathering in Fayette, Maine—Friday 28 August - Sunday 30 August 2015


The Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) presented the NET 2015 National Gathering livestreamed on the HowlRound TV channel at howlround.tv Friday 28 August - Sunday 30 August from Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine.

The event includes performances, workshops, open space sessions proposed onsite by participants, a celebration of outgoing Executive Director Mark Valdez, plans for the leadership transition, and opportunities for attendees to collectively envision the next phase of NET.

In Twitter, use #NETgathering15 and mention @NETEnsembles​.

Please note all livestreaming events are subject to internet connectivity.

Performance of Society of Civil Discourse

5 p.m. PDT/ 7 p.m. CDT/ 8 p.m. EDT
Team Sunshine Performance Corporation and Philly Pigeon.

Opening Remarks 6 a.m. PDT/8 a.m. CDT/ 9 a.m. EDT

Featuring: Laurie McCants, NET Board Co-President & Ensemble Member, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble; Gus Schulenburg, NET Board Co-President & Creative Partner, Flux Theatre Ensemble; Alisha Tonsic, NET Staff.


NET Happens Now: Stories & Sharebacks from NET/TEN
8:30 a.m. PDT/ 10:30 a.m. CDT/ 11:30 a.m. EDT     

Featuring facilitator Park Cofield, NET Staff, and NET/TEN grant recipients.     


Field Advocacy & Cultural Policy 11:30 a.m. PDT/1:30 p.m. CDT/ 2:30 p.m. EDT
Featuring facilitators Cristine Davis, General Manager, Performing Arts Alliance; Mark Valdez, NET Executive Director (outgoing).    


Performance of The Moment of YES!
5 p.m. PDT/ 7 p.m. CDT/ 8 p.m. EDT

Bandelion and Theater Grottesco.

Performance Excerpts 8:15 a.m. PDT/ 10:15 a.m. CDT/ 11:15 a.m. EDT

  • Industrious Angels by Laurie McCants of Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.
  • Cross-Cultural Stories in Performance: YO MISS and 1001 Voices featuring Judith Sloan, EarSay and guests.

Artist Talkback 11 a.m. PDT/ 1 p.m. CDT/ 2 p.m. EDT
Featuring either Team Sunshine or Bandelion and Theater Grottesco.            

NET Happens New: Co-Creating NET 2.0 12:15 p.m. PDT/ 2:15 p.m. CDT/ 3:15 p.m. EDT

  • Here & There & Everywhere: Animating Collective Action in 3 Places, 10 Places & All the Places: featuring presenter Sherrine Azab, NET Staff.
  • Here & Now & New (& You!): Crowdsourcing Community Change featuring facilitators Alisha Tonsic, NET Staff, and Lisa Mount, NET Board Member and Director, Artistic Logistics.

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