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Wednesday, February 6


Production Planning: Methods to Plan and Prepare for a Successful Production
This session focuses on different methods to develop a process to production estimate budgets for scenery, props, electrics and costumes. A discussion about how to take designer information and turn it into a realistic estimate for labor and materials that fits into the given resources. Good estimates are essential to the entire production process. They help ensure that each area has enough time and money to successfully finish on time and on budget.

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Jim Lile

KCACTF Region IV -Technical Director, Florida state University
Jim Lile has spent the last 30 years working live theatre. He is currently an Assistant Professor of technical production at Florida State University. Most recently he served as director of production for Des Moines Metro Opera 45th season and Technical Director for Nashville Opera... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Upstate Campus- HEC 2039


Sustainability in Theatre
Tips for Professionals, Educators and Students (in performance, management and design/tech) for teaching and producing environmentally sustainable theatre.

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Vandy Scoates

Limestone College
Vandy Scoates has worked all over the country in professional theatre as an actor, designer, and technician for the past 18 years. Her interests in research led her to an MA in Theatre Arts at Villanova University and finally to an MFA in Design from University of North Carolina Greensboro.Vandy... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Upstate Campus - HEC 2028 Health Education Center, 300 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Friday, February 8


Telling our Story: Claiming Space for Marginalized Populations (National Playwriting Program)
While theatre for social justice is on the rise, the stories of many marginalized communities are either often crafted by individuals outside the community or are the results of brief, unrelated partnerships. How do theatre practitioners avoid "tokenism"? As artists navigate a changing societal landscape that challenges equity, diversity must lead innovation and artistic creation. Learn current practices for cultivating narratives grounded in ethnographic drama and the difference between empowering marginalized communities and appropriation.

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Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The George Rm 150 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Saturday, February 9


Scrappy Shakespeare: Radical Devising with Shakespeare's Text
Scrappy Shakespeare is a company of theatre artists, friends, and weirdos who, have mercy on their souls, love staging Shakespeare's plays. In this workshop, we will use ensemble devising techniques to create athletic, emotionally connected performances. We will build scenes not from what we think Shakespeare is supposed to be like, nor what we've seen before, but from our artistic impulses. We will work as a democratic ensemble to create meaningful, delightful moments of theatre.


Anna Abhau Eliot

Scrappy Shakespeare is a collaborative company based in Spartanburg. Our mission is to create free, fun productions of Shakespeare that are based equally in professional technique and radical devising. Now in our fifth year, we have performed in parks, bars, restaurants, homes, colleges... Read More →

Saturday February 9, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm
Converse College - Studio 1 Montgomery Hall 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302