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National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation

Pangea World Theater in Collaboration

with Art2Action

Community Sharing Performances and Community Panels

July 13, 14, 15, 19, & 24, 2017

The National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation is a unique experience for theatre artists to collaborate and share with one another methodologies of directing and ensemble creation in an environment with special emphasis on global aesthetics and social justice.  The majority of participants and faculty are artists of color, LGBTQ2+ and women directors. 

The Institute will include 5 FREE public events, including Panels and  Community Sharing performances. We invite you to join us in learning from a diverse cohort of local, national and international artists!

1) International Artists Panel: Global Aesthetics
Thursday, July 13, 5:30-7 p.m. 

2) Gender Equity Panel: A National Conversation
Friday, July 14, 5:30-7 p.m.


3) Professional Peer Exchange: Community Sharing
Saturday, July 15, 7:30-9 p.m. 


4) Local Artists Panel: Twin Cities Theaters of Color Coalition
Wednesday, July 19, 5:30-7 p.m.


5) Next Generation Artists: Informal Community Sharing

**Venue change: Sharing will now be taking place at FIVE Event Center | 2917 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Monday, July 24, 7:30-9 p.m.

All events will take place at Pangea World Theater Studio, 711 West Lake St. Suite 101 in Minneapolis. Space is limited to 50 seats and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation is organized by Art2Action Inc. and Pangea World Theater, developed in partnership with Alternate ROOTS, CAATA, First Peoples Fund, NALAC, NPN, NEFA, NET and TCG. The 2017-18 Institute series is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, and the First People’s Fund; with previous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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