The New Normal
The New Normal - 2016 Performing Arts Exchange & Conference (APACA) will be held in Melbourne 29 Aug - 1 Sept.
Drover Awards at Sydney Opera House
Drover Awards, 2015 - held on the final night of Mobilise: APACA Conference & inaugural Performing Arts Exchange. Sydney Opera House, August 2015
The team behind CONNECTED are thrilled to announce a partnership with the Bully Zero Foundation and Essendon Football Club to provide schools with a performance of CONNECTED followed by a chat with representatives from the Club and a session with Bully Zero.
This partnership is a first of its kind in Australia – individually, CONNECTED, Essendon and Bully Zero have been making major strides in delivering a powerful and effective anti-bullying message in schools, but together this is a true powerhouse presentation which is sure to make a lasting impact.
Theatre One was the Event Producer of the 2016 Performing Arts Exchange and The New Normal (APACA Conference) held at the Malthouse Theatre and The Arts Centre Melbourne from 29th August to 1st September.
CONNECTED Sydney Cast & Crew
L-R Christopher Geoghegan, Natasha Tidey, Joshua McElroy, Lana Nesnas, Craig Christie, Zoë Jensen, David Mock, Holly Horsley.
Returning as Producer in 2017, the Performing Arts Exchange saw over 60 Australian and New Zealand Producers pitching upcoming works to 200+ international presenters and the Outside, In performing arts conference featured a stunning line up of national and international thought-leaders including:
Robyn Archer, Thinker in Residence (and returning as PAX MC)
Scott Rankin (Big hART), Kim McConville (Beyond Empathy), Cathy Craigie (Author) and Charlie Cush (CIRCA) discussing issues around Common Ground
Benjamin Law presenting a case study on The Unmissables Project
Jennifer Whelan, Unpacking Unconscious Bias in the Arts
Dee Madigan, Why Creativity Matters (and not just on stage!)
Sarah Houbolt, Sarah-Vyne Vassallo and Sophie Clausen discussing Issues of Inclusivity (or Exclusivity...)
Penny Watts (Monkey Baa Theatre Company), Oni Buchanan (Ariel Artists), David Lieberman (DL Artists) and Justin Macdonnell (Anzarts Institute) discussing artist management and the current gaps in tour development/producing
David Baile, CEO International Society for the Performing Arts
Sunil Badami, Benjamin Law, Maria Tran, Zainab Zahra and Lena Nahlous asking Are We There Yet? Cultural Diversity in the Arts
...and many more. Check out the full program and speaker line up here
Inaugural Performing Arts Exchange and Mobilise: Creating Momentum (APACA Conference including the Drover Awards) held at Carriageworks and the Sydney Opera House from 17-20 August 2015.