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Thursday 2 December 2021

Livestreaming a Virtual Salon: Shared Leadership Models

Exploring Questions About Shared Leadership in Theatre

Thursday 2 December 2021

Wingspace Theatrical Design presents a Virtual Salon on Shared Leadership Models livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 2 December 2021 at 4:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 6:30 pm. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 7:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

As part of their free virtual salon series, Wingspace Theatrical Design in partnership with HowlRound TV will present a roundtable conversation with Morgan Green, co–artistic director of the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, David Mendizábal, producing artistic leadership team at the Movement Theatre Company in NYC, Evren Odcikin, associate artistic director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Lauren Spencer, artistic circle at Cal Shakes. Moderated by Tanya Orellana and Kate Pitt.

The conversation on Thursday 2 December will explore questions about shared leadership in theatre. How are different leadership models determined? What makes a model particularly useful for a particular company and place? What does a successful artistic transition look like? How does shared leadership work? What makes a good artistic leader?

A recording of the salon will be available on HowlRound TV and on the Wingspace Facebook page.

Tanya Orellana (moderator) designs performance spaces for theatre and opera. Originally from San Francisco, she has been a core member of the award-winning ensemble Campo Santo since 2008, participating in their intimate new work process, conceptualizing and designing sets alongside the writing process. Her design collaborations includes the world premiere of The Heath, by Lauren Gunderson directed by Sean Daniels at Merrimack Repertory Theatre (Lowell, MA), the Mexican premiere of Angels in America directed by Martín Acosta at Teatro Juan Ruiz de Alarcón (Mexico City), The Industry’s Sweet Land, a world premiere opera, directed by Yuval Sharon and Cannupa Hanska Luger at L.A. State Historic Park, Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias directed by Rebecca Rivas at TheatreSquared (Arkansas), SAPO by Culture Clash at The Getty Villa (Los Angeles, CA), Casa de Spirits written and directed by Roger Guenveur Smith at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum (San Francisco, CA) and Voices from the Killing Jar by Kate Soper directed by Zoe Aja Moore at Long Beach Opera. Tanya received her MFA in Scenic Design from CalArts (2017) and is the 2016 recipient of the Princess Grace Fabergé Theatre Award.

Kate Pitt (moderator) is a dramaturge focused on new and classic work for the stage. She is a dramaturge and resident artist in the Composer Librettist Development Program at American Lyric Theater and resident dramaturge for the Vanguard Initiative at Chicago Opera Theater. Recent credits include the world premieres of Dig by Theresa Rebeck at Dorset Theatre Festival, Hamlet’s Big Adventure (a prequel) by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, and the The Transformation of Jane Doe by Stacy Garrop and Jerre Dye at Chicago Opera Theater. Kate has taught dramaturgy as a guest lecturer at the Longy School of Music of Bard College and produced public programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library. BA, Yale. www.katepitt.com.

Wingspace is an organization of theatre artists that fosters conversations on design, strengthens our community, and furthers activism in the field. Formed in 2005 and with a membership composed of over sixty designers, directors, and dramaturges, Wingspace looks at the theatre landscape from a design point of view. By sponsoring public events and workshops, fostering early career designers in our Mentorship Program, and staging events for the design community as whole, Wingspace creates opportunities for theatremakers passionate about design to come together, learn from one another, and grow together as a community.


About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based, peer-produced, open-access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing-arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and develop our knowledge commons collectively. Anyone can participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal. View the video archive of past events.

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