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BREAK/by way of Convening | HowlRound Theatre Commons

Community of Ensemble Theaters (NET) offered BREAK/by way of, a participatory experiment in hybrid neighborhood convening provided in Philadelphia and livestreaming on the worldwide, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV community on Monday 25 July 2022 from 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT (Philadelphia, UTC -4).

BREAK/by way of gathers NET‘s nationwide neighborhood of ensemble artists, co-creators, practitioners, and performing arts colleagues to attach and floor ourselves in communal therapeutic, consolation, launch, and hope. The interactive day-long occasion is designed to share restorative inspiration and construct mutual assist, asking:

In exhausting instances, what retains us going? How will we safeguard our particular person and collective well being and well-being, are inclined to our tender hearts, and spark our inventive spirits?

How can ensemble follow—with its roots in shared energy buildings and collaborative processes—be a robust instrument in cultural organizing and actions for justice and collective liberation?

Whether or not you be a part of us on-line or onsite, for the total day or only a few hours—it’s time for a BREAK/by way of! Come construct neighborhood in shared area for reflection, gratitude, grief, rage, rants, craving, pleasure, rejuvenation, play, and celebration.

Assembly the Second: A Workshop on Regenerativity and Freedom Dreaming
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT (Philadelphia, UTC -4)

Facilitators Rad Pereira and Jan Cohen-Cruz are co-authors of Assembly the Second: Socially Engaged Efficiency 1965-2020 By These Who Lived It, which New Village Press launched in June. This workshop grew out of insights from the seventy-five numerous socially engaged artists who Rad and Jan interviewed. Rad and Jan span forty years in age and determine otherwise in relationship to nationality, gender, and race.

Freedom Dreaming, which is rooted in a protracted custom of Black radical thought and motion, invitations us to create the world we dream of by first, figuring out steps we’ve got already taken; second, visualizing the longer term we need to dwell in; and third, figuring out the actions which may lead us there. On this participatory session, with a spirit of pleasure, Rad and Jan will make the most of six components that artists they interviewed recognized as key to regenerativity: embracing your calling, selecting the place to dwell to hold it out, discovering neighborhood, studying to speak about your work past your quick circle, having illustration in related coverage choices, and making a dwelling. The workshop emphasizes regenerativity, somewhat than sustainability, which suggests thriving not simply surviving.

NET’s BREAK/by way of programming kicks off with this means of collectively imagining how we need to transfer ahead, which is able to inform our full-circle journey all through the day and culminate in a closing City Corridor session provided in Philadelphia and by way of Zoom (and archived by way of NET’s web site).


Inspiration On-Demand: Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. in Dialog with Rhodessa Jones
1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. EDT (Philadelphia, UTC-4)
**American Signal Language (ASL) and Closed Captions**

NET’s well-liked Inspiration On-Demand: Creators In Dialog sequence returns with this dwell dialogue about making work, and a life within the work, over a long time.

Be a part of NET Board member Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. (inventive director, HartBeat Ensemble, Hartford, Connecticut) and the legendary San Francisco–primarily based Rhodessa Jones (co-artistic director, Cultural Odyssey; director, The Medea ChallengeTheater for Incarcerated Ladies)—who’s lately arrived in Philadelphia as a year-long Pew Fellow-in-Residence—for this deep-diving dialog exploring sources of inspiration, acts of resilience and resistance, and what it means to construct with and for neighborhood over time. A Q&A session will comply with, open to each on-line and in-person attendees.

Go to NET’s web site to view different episodes from NET’s “Inspiration on Demand” sequence that includes artists and practitioners akin to Ping Chong, Tyrone Davis, Sharon Day, André Gregory, Leslie Ishii, Ursula Marcum and Glenn Ricci (Submersive Productions), Rosa Luisa Márquez, Rose Portillo, and Carlton Turner, in dialog with NET Board members Claudia Alick, Shoshana Bass, Carrie J. Cole, Carlos Alexis Cruz, Alison De La Cruz, Todd London, Dipankar Mukherjee, Michael Rohd and Godfrey L. Simmons Jr.



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