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Patricia Garza
joins NET staff as new
Director of Programs & Engagement

Patricia Garza headshot Oct 2020

NET is thrilled to welcome Patricia Garza (they/them)
as Director of Programs & Engagement.

They will start their work with us on November 9,
and will be based in Los Angeles, California;
NET’s operations are fully remote and geographically distributed,
with staff members located throughout the country.

Read the full announcement here >>MORE

 



Ensemble/Playwright Collaboration Grant
2020 Recipients


 

We’re delighted to announce that our
2020 Ensemble/Playwright Collaboration Grant
has been awarded to
HartBeat Ensemble (Hartford, CT) with playwright Lonnie Carter and Out of Hand Theater (Atlanta, GA) with playwright Marcie Rendon 

The Playwrights’ Center and Network of Ensemble Theaters Celebrate 10 Years of Partnership By Doubling “Collaboration Grant” Recipients

The annual $4,000 grant is awarded jointly
by NET and the Playwrights' Center
to support collaborations
between NET members in the Ensemble category and
members of the Playwrights' Center's Core Writers Program.

MORE ON THE AWARDED PROJECTS>>
MORE ON THE GRANT PROGRAM>>


 

NET PARTNERS ON TWO EXCITING EVENTS

Registration is now open for BUILD From Here: the Future of Ensemble Theater (Sept 12-13).

NET is a proud partner on this exciting online convening produced by NET member foolsFURY to (re)imagine ensemble practice, and our world together. BUILD From Here is a two-day event featuring workshops, artistic presentations, and field-wide dialogues for theater artists. 

 

Open call for BIPOC performing artists: Video Submissions. Submissions Due: Sept 14 @ 5pm PST 
for 2020 Virtual Festival consideration; no deadline for inclusion in archive. 

NET is a proud partner (along with 20+ theaters around the country) on The Breath Project, a national archive and virtual festival co-founded by Gamal Abdel Chasten (Artistic Director) and Marieke Gaboury: 1) to select, curate, and archive work from multidisciplinary theater artists of color who are responding to our current moment in history; and 2) to build relationships between artists of color and producers of live theater in their city, state and/or region. 


 

NET STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY

Black Lives Matter

The Network of Ensemble Theaters loudly and lovingly supports and honors the activists and community members who have taken to the streets in the Twin Cities and across the country to defend human and civil rights and demand justice for Black Americans.

We grieve with and for the families of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the innumerable others brutally murdered at the hands of the state and of white civilians.

NET stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter; with our Black, Indigenous, and POC ensemble members, artists, and colleagues; and with the movement-building cultural organizations, collectives, and individuals that have invested decades and generations in the struggle to undo systemic racism. We link arms with you, and commit to the anti-oppression work ahead.

We call on our larger community to listen and respond to the national and local leadership of these and other frontline organizers who are, as ever, leading us in this moment with grace and integrity. Please help leverage and distribute resources to support their labor and amplify their vision, as you’re able.

**See our designated resource page for some suggestions of ways to help, and places in the Twin Cities to donate that have been vetted by Minneapolis-St. Paul organizers and allies.

 


COVID-19 RESOURCES

The spread of COVID-19 and the need for physical distancing has made our collective work -- of bringing together communities through ensemble performance and practice -- extremely difficult. In this unsettling time, our social connections and the interwoven support and camaraderie provided by networks such as NET become even more critical. We encourage you to check out the following for resources and more in service of the ensemble theater community during this time:

FULL STATEMENT FROM NET

RESOURCE LIST

ONLINE COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR

Now Available:
WATCH THE RECORDING
From our April 13 Virtual Town Hall:
Tools for Ensemble Togetherness in a time of Physical Distance

WATCH THE RECORDING
From our April 27 Virtual Town Hall:
A New Era of Ensemble Theatre Making

 


 

 

 

 

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