Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ensemble and Board Leadership Workshop May 21

Offered by the Network of Ensemble Theaters, and co-hosted by American Blues Theater
May 21, 2011 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 North Lincoln Avenue

Collaboration and group leadership are at the heart of ensemble artmaking. These strategies can also help boards and ensembles work together, better.

Co-led by a pair of ensemble-based peer experts—a board leader (Gigi Bolt of New York’s SITI Company) and an artistic leader (Ryan Hill, Artistic Director and Founding Member of Sandbox Theatre in Minneapolis)—the workshop:

• explores individual and organizational leadership styles;
• shares a toolkit for lateral/group leadership structures and practice;
• and covers the basic roles and requirements of boards.

Through participatory exercises, hands-on “what would you do” scenarios, and facilitated discussion, we will unpack our assumptions and explore together some tools and strategies to use in strengthening collaborative leadership among your board, staff, and ensemble.

This four-hour session requires both board and ensemble participation (at least one board and one ensemble member from your organization must attend together as a team). It will be most useful for companies with existing active boards that are now looking to bring their collaborative practice to the next level.

Offered free of charge; register at:
Companies must send a team of two or more (a board member and an ensemble leader) who register and attend together. Class size is limited. Workshop attendance in Chicago has been subsidized through the generous support of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Contact Mark Valdez, NET National Coordinator, at or 323.255.2124.

1 comment:

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