Collaborative Strategies Panel Discussion
August 13, 2022, 2:30 - 4:00 PM
|All hours are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)|
This panel aims to discuss how difficult it is to rebuild/reopen given the labour shortage and the cost and availability of materials.
Questions posed for discussion:
After this discussion, participants will be able to find common ground on how to produce work this coming year. The industry needs strategies and ways of working that will help us ride out the labour shortage, materials shortage, and rising costs of doing business. This discussion is ideally a continuation of the efforts made to collaborate and share information across the country, from company to company, professional to professional. We will seek actionable ideas and sustainable strategies. We seek to continue the cross-country collaboration fostered during the pandemic.
|Date, Time & Location: Saturday August 13, 2022 | 14:30 - 16:00 MDT | MECC - MacEwan Ballroom + Via Zoom|
|Duration: 90 mins|
|Level: General (for all)|
|Discipline: Design; Education; Management; On Deck; Props; Rigging; Stage Equipment; Wardrobe.|
Moderators : Andrea Lundy, National Theatre School of Canada and Russell Martin, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Andrea Lundy has been a Production Manager and Lighting Designer for the past 34 years across Canada and internationally. As a Lighting Designer, Andrea has had a long and distinguished career and worked with many of Canada's preeminent Directors. She has received 9 Dora Mavor Moore Awards and 2 META Awards and has been nominated 26 times for outstanding design. She was the Production Manager at The Poor Alex Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Tarragon Theatre and Necessary Angel Theatre and has also been a freelance PM for many Toronto theatre companies. Additionally she has been the Production Manager and Production Designer for the Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the last 20 years. Andrea is currently living in Montreal and has been the Director of the Production Design and Technical Arts Program at the National Theatre School of Canada for 10 years.
Russell Martin has 30 years’ experience as a Producer, Production Manager, and Stage Manager. He has worked and lived across Canada (BC, Manitoba, and Ontario). In Theatre – Sunshine Theatre, Roseneath Theatre, NAC, Rainbow Stage, Prairie Theatre Exchange, MTC and many others. In Dance Russell was the SM/PM at Dancemakers for five years touring across North and South America, and Europe and freelanced for a variety of Dance Companies in the Toronto area. For ten years he was a producer for TBA events out of Vancouver working on corporate events throughout North America and Europe. Currently Russell is the Director of Production at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Vice President on the CITT/ICTS Board
Participants will be professionals who are currently strategizing design and execution to see us through this difficult period.
Hybrid participation from Technical Directors, Production Managers, Designers, Head Carpenters and those who are developing strategies for the coming season is highly encouraged and welcomed.