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Navigating Independent Creative Producing // Winter 2022
Monday, February 07, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST
Category: Online-Only

Navigating Independent Creative Producing

Monday, February 7, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm ET

Format: Online Only
Location: Zoom 
Intended Audience: Independent Producer Members, or any A.R.T./New York member who has (or would like to have!) a creative producing practice outside of their role within an organization.
Participation Level: Medium

With traditional live theatre coming back to life after being shuttered for a long time, 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 two years 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 is a London-born, Brooklyn-based independent performing arts producer, who supports playwrights and multidisciplinary artists to develop, produce and tour new work. She currently produces for Rachel Mars, Greg Wohead and for Salty Brine’s Living Record Collection. Lucy has produced with venues and companies in NYC including The Bushwick Starr, NYTW Next Door, The Play Company, BAM Fisher, La MaMa ETC, the New Ohio, and JACK. She has produced national & international tours to venues including UMS Ann Arbor, the A.R.T., Cambridge, On the Boards, Seattle, Fusebox Festival, Austin, and Melbourne & Brisbane fringes. Work in the UK includes 9 years at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Latitude & VAULT festivals, and productions at the Finborough Theatre, Bush Theatre and Theatre503. Previous roles include Interim Producing Director at the Bushwick Starr, New York Producer for Los Angeles Performance Practice, 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, co-teaches a class in Creative Producing at The New School, and is a member of the Creative Independent Producer Alliance (CIPA). www.lsajackson.com

Hope Chávez (she/her/ella) is a creative producer, facilitator, and non-profit arts consultant. Hope is the Director of Artistic Planning at Long Wharf Theatre serving as the lead producer and chief deputy to Artistic Director Jacob Padrón. Prior to her appointment at Long Wharf, Hope spent almost a decade in New York City working as a creative producer for organizations like The 24 Hour Plays, The Public Theatre, and La Mama and as an arts service worker at A.R.T./New York managing grant programs and piloting programs centering disability accessibility, sexual harassment prevention, and EDI training. In addition to her service at Long Wharf, Hope maintains a practice as a facilitator and consultant for arts organizations specializing in artistic and educational programs, anti-oppression work, budgeting for small to mid-sized organizations, and organizational change management. She has been a guest lecturer at Juilliard Drama and The King’s College. Hope is a proud alum of the 2019 artEquity Facilitator Training Cohort and the 2018 Leadership Through Mentorship Program administered by Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA). Locally, Hope serves as an appointee to the New Haven Cultural Committee and board member for The New Haven Pride Center.


All A.R.T./New York workshops, roundtables, and trainings feature automated captioning provided by Zoom. ASL interpretation and CART captioning services are available by request; requests must be made at least 5 business days before the event. For requests, accessibility information, or other accommodations please contact Ashley Hicks at [email protected].

Contact: [email protected]