Once Eternal Thou was opened, it was a crazy slope coasting to today! After a trip to Toronto to scope out my future home, when I move to join the Faculty of Fine Arts in the School of Theatre at York University as Assistant Professor of Ecological Design for Performance in August, it was a mad dash to complete three huge projects:
1) Fusebox Impact Study
- Audience Population Distribution
- The Carbon Footprint of Audience Travel
- Estimated Economic Impact
- Audience Participation Trends
AND, we did it while making a generative hand made installation in the Festival Hub that represented that data to festival Attendees.
2) Sustainability in Theater Conference
The CSPA was a sponsor, and I a member of the task force to put on “Sustainability in Theater” with the Minnesota Theater Alliance; where I also hosted two sessions on global case-studies.
Not your average conference, we als had some help from google to allow 1 in 4 participants to attend remotely through a combination of Brave NEw Workshop’s webcasting partner Qwikcast and Google+ Hangouts On Air!
There will also be a report that will come out at the TCG conference, in Boston in the middle of June, that will highlight how this saved a whole lotta carbon footprint AND affected the field.
3) Indy Convergence 2012
FINALLY (unless you count a wedding I attended) I spend May 4th – 18th in Indianapolis back for a 5th Indy Convergence! This one was a particular pleasure because I was able to attend for the entire thing! There were some really stupendous projects this last year and I had the pleasure to work with new converging artists like Alice Bever, Tina Chancey, Sarah Weber Gallo, Sarah Moon and Lysandra Peterson.
I also had the pleasure to work with Leila Ghaznavi again, but a new context as a creative collaborator (not just a managerial nudge!)
I’m sure I’m forgetting something.