NET Events and Gatherings

COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall: March 14
View an archived video recording of the session:

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As our communities manage the spread of COVID-19, and many limit non-essential travel, it's important to make sure the knowledge-sharing doesn't stop, and we take advantage of our technology tools to keep us connected.

While we had to cancel much of NET's EMFUSA2020 activity in Albuquerque during Tricklock's Revolutions festival (and the festival itself was also severely impacted (please see the company's statement on Facebook), we used our platform to host a Virtual Town Hall on March 14th, in partnership with Tricklock, to hear our community's concerns, and begin to assess where NET can be most supportive during this challenging time.


             

By the end of 2020, over 100 NET ensemble members will be celebrating either a milestone anniversary (in a multiple of five), or an anniversary of over 20 or 40 years in operation. The legacy of ensemble practice is strong, and we're taking the year to grow our network, take stock of our work thus far, and envision our community's path forward.

Join NET for Ensemble MacroFest USA 2020,a year-long, rolling, nationwide celebration of ensemble theater, featuring events in Albuquerque, Denver, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, Vermont, Western Massachusetts, and beyond. EMFUSA 2020 will explore the “state of the art” of ensemble practice and performance-making in the U.S. Each event will feature opportunities for work, model, and resource-sharing; group learning focused on building equitable ensemble practices; and region-specific sessions based on the event's location.

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NET's next two scheduled MacroFest events -- Denver (April 23-26) and New Orleans (May 21-24) -- will be postponed.

We will continue to monitor the state of the outbreak as well as federal and local guidelines, and will make decisions with our host partners about the status of upcoming, in-person EMFUSA2020 events that are scheduled for June 2020 and beyond, as the situation continues to evolve.

Since we imagine that the "state of the art" for the ensemble community in 2020 will be defined, in large part, by the impact of COVID-19, we’re also envisioning new ways to connect (such as our virtual Town Hall) for these related conversations about how we’re creating our art, sustaining our companies, sharing our resources, and building our resilience in response. We’ll share info about these first of these new online sessions in the coming weeks, and will continue to keep you informed of schedule changes for the lineup of in-person EMFUSA2020 events as they emerge. We look forward to being with you (in person or online) soon.

Upcoming events include:

Apr 23-26 | Denver, CO  POSTPONED
with Su Teatro’s 6th Ever WordFest/Artists of Color Summit

May 21-24 | New Orleans, LA  POSTPONED
with Alternate ROOTS & Mondo Bizarro

Jul 16-19 | San Francisco, CA
with foolsFURY’s FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble and Devised Theater 

Jul 30-Aug 2 | Amherst, MA
with Ko Festival of Performance’s ENSEMBLE: Seeding the Future Convening

Sep 9-13 | Putney/Brattleboro, VT
with Sandglass Theater’s Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival: Roots and Wings

Oct 22-25 | Utica, MS
with Sipp Culture's Harvest Gathering

Nov 6-8 | Hartford, CT
with NEFA NTP-National Theater Project’s Regional Convening

...and more locations and dates to be announced soon!

Read more about our first event, which took place in New York City, January 10-11, 2020 hereand about our planned second event in Albuquerque, March 12-15, which had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Past Events:

Summer 2019 NET TLC Ensemble Exchange Lab!
ELY, MN // July 1-7, 2019

In response to NET members’ requests for more art-focused, hands-on opportunities to connect, learn, and share together, NET partnered with Tofte Lake Center to host our first Ensemble Exchange Lab in Ely, Minnesota to support collaborative knowledge-sharing and field cross-pollination.

MORE INFO >>


re:ROUTES

2018 NET NATIONAL GATHERING & SYMPOSIUM
TEMPE & TUCSON, AZ // OCT 31 - NOV 5, 2018

Downloadable Program

 Watch the complete video archive of Gathering events on HowlRound TV!

Check out the tweets from the conference at: #NETreroutes


PAST FORWARD
2017 NET NATIONAL GATHERING & SYMPOSIUM
SEATTLE, WA // June 22 - 25, 2017

Downloadable Program

Check out the tweets from the conference at #NETpastforward!


INTERSECTION: ENSEMBLES + UNIVERSITIES
2016 SYMPOSIUM // CHICAGO, IL

May 20 - 22, 2016

Downloadable Program

  Watch the complete video archive from the symposium on HowlRound TV!

Check out the tweets from the conference at: #NETintersection


2015 NET NATIONAL GATHERING
MAINE // 
Aug 28-Aug 31, 2015

 Watch the complete video archive of Gathering events on HowlRound TV!


INTERSECTION: ENSEMBLES + UNIVERSITIES
2014 SYMPOSIUM // NEW YORK CITY, NY

October 31 - November 2, 2014

Downloadable Program

   Watch the complete video archive of nine sessions from the 2014 NYC symposium on HowlRound TV!



NET MicroFests

NET's regional micro-festival event series around pressing ensemble themes and issues.

NET MicroFest Cycle I

In 2010 - 2011, NET hosted four MicroFests in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis.

NET MicroFest Cycle II

In 2012 - 2013, NET hosted four MicroFests in: Detroit, Appalachia, New Orleans, Honolulu.

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