An in-depth case study documenting Boston-based The Theater Offensive’s progress through the Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts. The company successfully hosted a national alliance for emerging queer theatre groups, and grappled with the challenge of simultaneously hosting a national network alongside local programs.
An in-depth case study documenting The Theater Offensive’s ambitious project to host a national network to support queer youth theater organizations in North America.
My 2nd Working Open post documents our unfolding prototype at Center Stage Theater, which involves experiments with new technology as well as flattened team hierarchies and decision-making structures.
La Jolla Playhouse offers an annual subscription series of six new plays, re-imagined classics, and musicals to over 100,000 patrons in San Diego County and Southern California. In their Arts Innovation Fund project, they created Theatre Without Walls (WoW), a site-specific initiative designed to remove the physical limits of typical performance venues by immersing audiences in theatrical work in a variety of community settings.
My first Working Open post is an interactive quiz that examines the different roles team members can take in an Innovation Lab. Click through to take the quiz and play!
This is Part 1 of a series of three posts I’ll be writing about The Network of Ensemble Theater’s organizational experimentation as a part of EmcArts’ Innovation Lab for Arts Development Agencies.
What happens when the usual tools of problem solving aren’t enough to address your organization’s issues? These two groups found that truly complex challenges require a different kind of approach.
By opening the doors of their costume and prop shop to the local community, Center Theatre Group developed new partnerships and explored new ways to connect the craft of theatre with daily lives.
Cleveland Public Theatre and members of the Latino community formed Teatro Publico de Cleveland, an amateur ensemble theater company that created space for meaningful dialogue and new, powerful performances.
How did Denver Center Theatre Company apply Off-Center’s Curation model to its mainstage programming?
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s recent “Connectivity” strategy is an example of how an organization’s founding motivations and culture can evolve over time to encourage innovation.
An underutilized theater, The Jones, becomes the testing ground for new nontraditional ways of using technology and engaging audiences for Denver’s largest professional theatre company.
In this interview, theater writer/director Young Jean Lee reflects on her approach to making new plays and building the best trap for her audience.
Our new publication presents two in-depth case studies on the productive messiness of adaptive change in practice.
The Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts allowed Redmoon to develop a collaborative system that strengthens relationships with community partners.
In this podcast, John Shibley, Raymond Bobgan, and Blanca Salva discuss how artistic initiatives can attract, and retain, the participation of local cultural communities.