I'm excited to punctuate my season of dramaturgy with my first ever Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the America's Conference in my beautiful Portland, Oregon, July 6-9. A crew of BC dramaturgs from SFU are making the journey south and I'm thrilled to be moderating a panel talk entitled "Re-thinking the Role of Theatre" with a few of my favourite Portland theatre makers: Jessie Drake, Taiga Christie, and Anthony Hudson. Here's the official blurb:
Join a range of Portland theatre makers for a robust discussion about the boundaries of what theatre is, what it can do, and how it intersects with the community in which it is made. From community health to dive bars, rural touring to audience engagement, we'll tackle the who, what, where, and how of making for where we live.