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Navigating Independent Creative Producing in 2020 // Summer 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: FY21 Workshops

Navigating Independent Creative Producing in 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Online via Zoom
Information on how to attend the Zoom will be included in your confirmation email.

With traditional live theatres shuttered, the role of the Producer has never been more complex. How can producers begin thinking differently about their work? How can we prepare for what's ahead?

This workshop will provide a broad overview of key aspects of Producing Right Now, equipping you for our current reality and informing your practice for an uncertain future. Topics will include: re-evaluating models for planning, making and putting performance work out into the world, creating/curating audience experience, budgeting, fundraising & contracting in tricky times, and thinking about the future - personally, professionally, and sector-wide.

We'll use real-life examples of production, adaptation and crisis management over the past few months to explore new models for getting work up and running. We'll also discuss values development, creating equitable processes, evaluating long and short-term goals, and the practical skills of management and communication.

Lucy Jackson (she/her) is a London-born, Brooklyn-based performing arts producer, who supports playwrights and multidisciplinary artists to develop, produce and tour new work. She is currently serving as Interim Producing Director at the Bushwick Starr, where she produced Heather Christian’s Animal Wisdom. She produces for Rachel Mars (Our Carnal Hearts US & AUS touring) and for Salty Brine’s Living Record Collection (with Exec Producer Renee Blinkwolt; Pangea & Joe’s Pub). Recent productions include the world premiere of Intelligence by Helen Banner (NYTW Next Door, with Dutch Kills TC). Previous roles include Producing Director for The Assembly, Development Director for the New Ohio Theatre, and General Manager/Touring Producer for the TEAM. She was a 2018-2020 WP Lab Fellow, and teaches Creative Producing & Production Management as part of The New School’s MA in Artistic Entrepreneurship. www.lsajackson.com

Hannah Fenlon (she/her/hers) is a cultural strategist and arts administrator with a background in the performing arts and higher education. She is deeply interested in the power of bringing together creative people to increase our sense of shared purpose and to improve our social infrastructure. Currently, she is working as a freelance producer, facilitator, and communications strategist for organizations like the All My Relations collective, Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET), Crux Productions, and civil rights activist Valarie Kaur's Revolutionary Love Project. Hannah was previously the Associate Director of Conferences and Fieldwide Learning for Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and Alumni and Communications Manager for artEquity. She holds a Masters in Arts Administration from Columbia University, and a BA in Drama from Kenyon College, and has also worked with the Juilliard School and the University of Chicago, among numerous arts and culture organizations. She is serving on the inaugural board of the Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL). www.hannahfenlon.com



For accessibility information, special circumstances, or other accommodations please contact Kirsten Sweeney at [email protected]. Interpretation services are available by request; requests must be made at least 7 business days before the event.

Contact: Kirsten Sweeney - [email protected]