Gateway Salon Series: Building Bridges


Hosted by
Gateway Theatre in partnership with the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) and with support from Rumble Theatre

September 12 – 13, 2020
3 sessions – Saturday (2:00pm & 7:00pm) and Sunday (2:00pm)
Online

Free admission but RSVP required

 


ABOUT THE SERIES

Rumble is pleased to support the Gateway Salon Series: Building Bridges, a new emerging artist initiative produced by Gateway Theatre and the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA).

Similar to our Living Room series, Building Bridges provides a space where emerging artists can connect with like-minded creatives and explore resources for navigating the fast-changing world of performing arts.

Each digital salon will feature artistic leaders from local companies who will share their personal experiences and industry knowledge. Topics we will explore include finding your place in the theatre community, festival application and selection processes, opportunities for emerging Black, Indigenous, and woman-identifying theatre artists of colour, and opportunities for queer theatre artists.

Our Artistic Director Jiv Parasram and the Gateway Theatre’s Jasmine Chen will co-host and facilitate each conversation with technical support from GVPTA. Each conversation will expand into break-out groups where you will have an opportunity to meet fellow emerging artists and pose questions to our featured guests. 

Admission is free but an RSVP is required – you can register here. We recommend registering early as there is limited capacity to accommodate an intimate discussion setting. Please note that you must register for each session separately. 


THE SALONS

SALON #1: FINDING YOUR VOICE
Featuring Savage Society and Ruby Slippers Theatre
Saturday, September 12th 2:00PM

Artistic Directors Diane Brown and Kevin Loring share opportunities and resources for emerging Indigenous theatre artists as well as Black and woman-identifying artists of colour. Through this vital conversation, discover ways to find your artistic voice and how to follow through on your vision.

 

SALON #2: CONNECTING WITH MEANINGFUL MENTORS
Featuring Playwrights Theatre Centre [PTC] and rice & beans theatre
Saturday, September 12th 7:00PM

rice & beans theatre co-founders Derek Chan and Pedro Chamale are joined by Joanna Garfinkel and Davey Samuel Calderon from Playwrights Theatre Centre to discuss finding your place in the theatre community and share mentorship and professional development opportunities for emerging playwrights, actors, and producers.

 

SALON #3: DEEPENING YOUR WORK AND KNOWING YOUR WORTH
Featuring the frank theatre company and Upintheair Theatre
Sunday, September 13th 2:00PM

Artistic Producer Daniel Martin from Upintheair Theatre and Artistic Director of the frank theatre company Fay Nass discuss their partnership for the rEvolver Festival, including how artists can submit and what the application and selection process is, and share artistic opportunities for emerging queer artists. Come learn about navigating the world of producing, presenting, and advocating for your work.

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