2006 Fall Forum on Governance

Backstage with the Board: A Look at Art-Making

New York City, November 10–12 2006

About the Program:

The 2006 Fall Forum once again focused on the artistic process, emphasizing adaptation and design. This gathering sought to explore the links between financial planning, governance and artistic mission/aspiration. How can board members best support and contribute to the artistic mission of the theatre?

As a formal part of the Fall Forum agenda, participants attended Kaos by Martha Clarke, at the New York Theatre Workshop. Kaos was a new theatrical work utilizing dance, live music, text and visual imagery to re-tell four Luigi Pirandello stories featured in the Taviani Brothers' renowned 1984 film Kaos. Set in turn-of-the-century Sicily, these stories portrayed common people in mystical situations, heavily influenced by poverty and the violent political unrest of the time. During the gathering, the artistic process was explored through the lens of Kaos. The Fall Forum brought together approximately 150 participants.

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Transcripts & Audio Recordings:

Click here to read the transcript of Michael Kaiser's Keynote Address.

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Click here to read the transcript of Oskar Eustis: Engaging with Artists, Community and Risk Taking.

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Click here to read the transcript of Panel on Adaptation: Moderated by Elissa Adams, featuring José Cruz González, Ellen McLaughlin and Ed Waterstreet.

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Click here to listen to the Workshop Led by Artistic Director and Production Manager Centered on the Play, Kaos (mp3) audio recording. (Group A: Long Wharf Theatre team.)

Click here to listen to How to Talk with Artists About Their Work and Understanding the Creative Process with Liz Lerman (mp3) audio recording.

Click here to read the transcript of Panel on International Work: Moderated by Melanie Joseph, featuring Ping Chong, John Eisner and Joy Zinoman.

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Click here to read the transcript of Todd London's Closing Remarks.

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Program Calendar:

On Friday, November 10, events were held at the Bryant Park Grill.

On Saturday, November 11, events were held at The Public Theater and 440 Studios.

On Sunday, November 12, events were held at The Public Theater.

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