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Tempe, Arizona and Tucson, Arizona, USA
Wednesday 31 October to Sunday 4 November 2018

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re:ROUTES—the 2018 Network of Ensemble Theaters' National Gathering & Symposium in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona

Wednesday 31 October to Sunday 4 November 2018
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Join NET's national community in the Sonoran Desert for reflection, conversations, sunsets, workshops, local community highlights, leg-dangling poolside hangouts, panels, performances, networking, and Tucson’s renowned All Souls Procession Weekend (a city-wide series of grassroots, art-infused ceremonies, celebrations, and events culminating in a community ritual procession and finale performance, produced by NET member Flam Chen/Many Mouths One Stomach)!

A two-city event in Tempe and Tucson, re:ROUTES explores expansive and emerging definitions, notions, and manifestations of ensemble practice and collaborative creation through the themes/priorities of:

  • Artistic Disciplines, Forms & Aesthetics
  • Decolonizing Ensemble Theater: Power, Systems, Culture & Traditions
  • Civic Applications; Community, Ritual & Collective Resistance
  • Place: Local, Regional & Indigenous Work, Artists & Ideas
  • Cultural Pluralism, Equity, Justice & Anti-Oppression.

NET's National Gathering & Symposium events bring together performing artists, co-creators, practitioners, producers, scholars, educators, teaching artists, students, cultural workers, organizers, activists, policy makers, funders, and community partners. 

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Wednesday 31 October 2018

Opening Circle Plenary

Navigating re:Routes 

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. MST (Los Angeles, Tempe) / 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT (New York)

Thursday 1 November 2018

Morning Plenary

 From DIY to DIT: Artists Building Community, Weaving Networks & Sharing Resources

9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m MST (Los Angeles, Tempe) / 12 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT (New York)

Friday 2 November 2018

Breakout Sessions C

3-Dimensional Dramaturgy: Balancing Ensemble Engagement with Aesthetic Excellence

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m MST (Los Angeles, Tempe) / 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT (New York)

Morning Plenary

In Conversation: Liz Lerman & Michael Rohd

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m MST (Los Angeles, Tempe) / 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT (New York)

Evening Plenary / Performance

Indigeneity, Sovereignty & Liberation

9 p.m. - 11 p.m MST (Los Angeles, Tucson) / Saturday 3 November  at 12:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. EDT (New York)

Saturday 3 November 2018

Morning Plenary

A Place-Based Primer

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. MST (Los Angeles, Tucson) / 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT (New York)

Breakout Sessions D

Art as Creative Resistance: Waging ART WAR

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m MST (Los Angeles, Tucson) / 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York)

Sunday 4 November 2018

Morning Plenary

Barrio Stories in Barrio Anita: A Case Study in Revitalizing the Present through Honoring the Past

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m MST (Tucson) / 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST (New York)

Closing Circle Plenary


11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. MST (Tucson) / 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST (New York)

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