GPTC Luncheon Panels are daily, theatre-related discussions featuring our Featured and Guest Artists. Held during the noon hour throughout the Conference, panels are exploratory, lively, diverse and cover topics of expertise by GPTC’s guests.
All Luncheon Panels are livestreamed on Howlround.com
Luncheon Panels are free and open to the public. Lunch may be purchased at the registration desk.
Sunday, May 28th
Approaching Sensitive Matters – A Dramaturgical Perspective
This panel will wrestle with ideas such as who “owns” stories? Do only specific groups of people have the right to write about extreme or sacred aspects or events of a specific group of people? Are certain types of language and situations no acceptable to be used and if so, by whom? Where do the lines fall in different cases or are they ever-changing? What are the benefits and risks of censoring certain language and situations?
Monday, May 30th
The Sound and Fury
Nevada Jones and Mark Bruckner
Composers and musicians Nevada Jones and Mark Bruckner share stories of inspiration and tragedy from their work for the stage, and some reasons why it could be good to use local composers and musicians for your new work.
Tuesday, May 31st
Constance Congdon, Kia Corthron, Kate Snodgrass, Mac Wellman
Stories of hope, direction and energy lost and then rediscovered. What has changed over the last forty years about moving through that cycle? What has stayed the same?
Wednesday, June 1st
GPTC Design Wing
Creating vibrant work in failing capitalist systems and the use of time, space, people and materials as a crucible for design in these challenging environments.
Thursday, June 2nd
Community Based and Made
Mark Bruckner, Mary Beth Easley, Erik Ehn, Michael John Garcés, Andrea Hart and Scott Working
The passions, joys and strengths of work with is community based.
Friday, June 3rd
Writing, Teaching, Mystery and Subverision
Constance Congdon, Kia Corthron, Erik Ehn, Len Jenkin, Mac Wellman