Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chicago Theatre New Play Convening

The League of Chicago Theatres and Victory Gardens Theater will host a Chicago theatre new play convening in conjunction with the final day of the national new play convening, organized by the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, entitled Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector.

The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 29 from 8:30am-1pm in the Richard Christiansen Theater at the Victory Gardens Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Click here for VG Directions and Parking. Attendees will watch a live stream of the roundtable discussions from the national convening, and then participate in a moderated discussion of the topics within the context of the Chicago theatre community.

The national convening will focus on the following: identifying the rich and vital activity that already exists in the new play sector, exploring the gaps and challenges facing the field and strategizing the means of continued and closer collaboration to advance the new work infrastructure moving forward. In partnership with 2AMt, Arena Stage is setting up viewing parties across the country. Convenings are also taking place in Austin, Dallas, DC, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Orleans, and San Francisco. All findings from these community discussions will be published on the 2AMt blog. In order to view live-streamed events, please access #NewPlay TV online at You can join the discussion on Twitter at #NewPlay

To attend please RSVP to before Friday, January 28 at 5 p.m.

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