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Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session
at Emerson College in Boston, MA
The Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session was a convening that took place 15-17 March 2019 at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. The convening was produced by Tyrone Giordano, DJ Kurs, Patty Liang, Alexandria Wailes, Ethan Sinnott, and Rachel Grossman in partnership with HowlRound. It was a gathering of over thirty Deaf theatremakers, producers, and administrators from across the United States, intended to develop a future-focused, action-oriented plan for creating a national network and training-to-production "pipelines" that foster the long-term education and advancement of all Deaf theatre artists.
We represent a cross-section of disciplines and artists, companies and institutions of different ages and varying connections to the Deaf community. We are also a group of people who feel compelled to change the circumstances, and we believe this convening can be the catalyst to begin creating conditions for change on a unified national scale.
You can read the original call for participants here. Have questions? Email us at [email protected]!
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Friday 15 March 2019
Welcome, Creation of Space & Setting this Moment Apart from the Past (Livestreaming)
8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Juneau) / 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Los Angeles) / 11:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Austin) / 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (New York)
What’s happening in Deaf / DeafBlind theatre in the US today? (Livestreaming)
11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. (Juneau) / 12:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. (Los Angeles) / 2:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Austin) / 3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (New York)
5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EDT
Saturday 16 March 2019
Overview of the Day and Discussion of Pro-Tactile ASL
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. EDT
Imagining the Future & Moving Forward Together: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in Deaf Theatre
5:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. (Juneau) / 6:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. (Los Angeles) / 8:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (Austin) / 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (New York)
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Creating Action Plans toward the Future
Asset Mapping Report Outs
12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. (Juneau) /1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. (Los Angeles) / 3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. (Austin) / 4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. (New York)
4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Sunday 17 March 2019
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT
What’s Alive for You?
9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. EDT
Report Outs (Livestreaming)
6:20 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. (Juneau) / 7:20 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. (Los Angeles) / 9:20 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (Austin) / 10:20 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (New York)
Intentions and Accountability (Livestreaming)
7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. (Juneau) / 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. (Los Angeles) / 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (Austin) / 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (New York)
Commitments and Closing Remarks
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
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