Past Directing Institutes


In July 2017, we embarked upon a month-long journey with leading artists in our field, as well as emerging artists ready to grow into leadership.  The program included an Indigenous Artists Pre-Conference for First Nations participants who will serve as faculty and advisors; a Professional Peer Exchange for our faculty and invited guests, including professional development workshops and curriculum design; and the first-ever Next Generation Artists Institute for emerging practitioners.

July 2017

July 6-9, 2017 — Indigenous Artists Pre-Conference


July 11-16, 2017 — Professional Peer Exchange


July 18-25, 2017 — Next Generation Artists Directing Institute

Art2Action & Pangea World Theater were thrilled to announce the official launch of the first NEXT GENERATION ARTISTS INSTITUTE for Emerging Artists, focusing on the craft of directing and ensemble practice in the creation of new work. The Next Generation Institute built on, and drew faculty from, three previous Professional Peer Exchange institutes, held in 2012-15.

2017 Next Generation Institute FACULTY:

Adelina Anthony

Dora Arreola

Izumi Ashizawa

Andrea Assaf

Murielle Borst Tarrant

Nobuko Miyamoto

Dipankar Mukherjee

Meena Natarajan

Linda Parris-Bailey


In 2015, we launched the second phase of the National Institute program.  In March 2015, we co-convened a 4-day Indigenous Artists Gathering, organized to address the lack and need for a national network of First Nations artists working in theatre and/or contemporary performance.  In August 2015, another week-long Professional Peer Exchange was held in Minneapolis.

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