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Site-specific Theatre Series by Liane Tomasetti

A series taking an in-depth look at the process, start to finish, of working collaboratively on a site-specific theatre project with a community to animate a historical site.

Exiting and Assessing Impact in Community-Based Theatre
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Exiting and Assessing Impact in Community-Based Theatre

27 September 2015

Liane Tomasetti discusses evaluating the impact of her team’s site-specific project and future implications for the community. 

Preparing and Performing Site-Specific Immersive Work
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Preparing and Performing Site-Specific Immersive Work

22 July 2015

Liane Tomasetti shares some words of wisdom following the performances of the site-specific, immersive piece Animating the James and Ann Whithall House at Red Bank Battlefield.

Staging History
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Staging History

A Pilot

17 May 2015

Liane Tomasetti explores what timing can mean for site-specific theatre, and how helpful a pilot performance was for her team to tackle some big issues.

Communicating Vision
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Communicating Vision

Readings and Read-dos

30 March 2015

In this installation, Liane Tomasetti explores how tricky a first reading of a new site-specific play is, and how important it is to listen to all the community members involved.

Building a Bridge
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Building a Bridge

Stakeholders and Practitioners

17 February 2015

In this installation, Liane Tomasetti talks about the initial brainstorming sessions exploring what they were going to make, and what the partnerships could look like.

A Balancing Act
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A Balancing Act

Community, History, and Playmaking

21 January 2015

Liane Tomasetti’s first post in her series on creating a site-specific theatre project at a historical site in New Jersey, where she considers point of view, integrity, and expectations.