Audience (R)Evolution Convenings Video Archive

At both the 2013 and 2015 Audience (R)Evolution Convenings, thought-leaders from inside and outside the not-for-profit theatre field gave remarks, "(R)Ev-ifestos," and led collaborative sessions on audience engagement and community development. The 2015 archived videos are below; jump to 2013 videos here.

In 2017 and 2018, Audience (R)Evolution supported several convenings and "mini" convenings related to audience engagement, including the Ten Thousand Theaters Conference at Ten Thousand Things in Minneapolis, MN, the Intersections Summit at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, and the 2018 TCG National Conference in St. Louis, MO. Click here to access the video archives for: the Ten Thousand Theaters Conference and the Intersections Summit.

Wednesday, March 25

Opening Session

3:30pm – 4:00pm Welcome, Introductions & Opening Session at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Speaker: Teresa Eyring, Executive Director, TCG

Facilitator: Lisa Mount, Artistic Logistics

Cohort Skills-Building

4:00pm – 5:00pm Skills Building Session

Facilitator: Carmen Morgan, Director, Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations (LDIR)

The first part of this session was livestreamed; the small group work was not.

Thursday, March 26

The Ethics of Engagment

9:00am – 9:30am Welcome Back & Plenary Session

Speaker: Teresa Eyring, Executive Director, TCG

Facilitator: Lisa Mount, Artistic Logistics

9:30am - 10:45am PLENARY SESSION:

"The Ethics of Engagement"

Facilitator: Michael Rohd, Founding Artistic Director, Sojourn Theatre

Speakers: Martha Lavey, Artistic Director, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Seema Sueko, Associate Artistic Director, Pasadena Playhouse

Doug Borwick, CEO, ArtsEngaged

Shay Wafer, Exectuive Director, 651 ARTS

View Michael Rohd's slides from The Ethics of Engagement here.

View Lynn Carruthers' graphic recordings of The Ethics of Engagement here and here.


Sharing Research and Data

11:00am – 12:00pm Sharing Research and Data

Speaker: Kevin E. Moore, Managing Director, TCG

Robert Hupp, Producing Artistic Director, Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Kim Whitener, Producing Director, HERE Arts Center

Amanda Szegowski, Marketing Director, HERE Arts Center

Joshua Borenstein, Managing Director, Long Wharf Theatre

Jill Robinson
, President and CEO, TRG Arts

Sara Vogt, Marketing and Communications Manager, ArtsKC

Paul Tyler, Grants Director, ArtsKC

Brad Erickson, Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area

Victoria Bailey, Executive Director, Theatre Development Fund

View Lynn Carruthers' graphic recordings of Sharing Research and Data here and here.
12:00pm Kansas City "Info Burst"

SpeakerAmy Winterscheidt, National Volunteer Manager, Hallmark Cards


Pastor Michael Walrond: Cultural Architects

4:30pm – 4:50pm Overview of Grant Opportunities

SpeakersEmilya Cachapero, Director of Artistic and International Programs, TCG

Cheryl Ikemiya, Senior Program Officer for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
4:50pm Kansas City "Info Burst"

Speaker: Pat JordanProducer, Curator and Co-Chair of the Mayor's Task Force for the Arts, Kansas City
5:00pm – 6:00pm PLENARY SESSION:

Speaker: Rev. Michael Walrond, Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church (Harlem, NYC)

View Lynn Carruthers' graphic recording of Pastor Michael Walrond: Cultural Architects here.

Read a transcript of Pastor Michael Walrond: Cultural Architects here and listen to a podcast of his address here.


Friday, March 27

Ethan Zuckerman: Scaling Participation

12:45pm Welcome Back

SpeakersDafina McMillan, Director of Communications and Conferences, TCG

Jeff Church, Producing Artistic Director, Coterie Theatre
1:00pm – 2:00pm PLENARY SESSION:

Speaker: Ethan Zuckerman, Director, Center for Civic Media, MIT

View Lynn Carruthers' graphic recording of Ethan Zuckerman: Scaling Participation here.


Cohort Report-Outs

1:45pm – 2:45pm Cohort Report-Outs

Facilitator: Carmen Morgan

View Lynn Carruthers' graphic recording of Cohort Report-Outs here.


Town Hall

2:55pm – 3:45pm Town Hall

Lisa Mount

View Lynn Carruthers' graphic recording of Town Hall here.


Closing Remarks

3:45pm – 4:00pm TCG Wrap-up

SpeakerTeresa Eyring

All sessions were livestreamed by Vijay Mathew and Thea Rodgers via the free and shared, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV platform which is supported in part by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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2013 Audience (R)Evolution Convenings Video Archive

TCG offered a wide array of speakers with diverse backgrounds at the Audience (R)Evolution Learning Convening through plenary sessions, (R)Ev-ifestos, and model-sharing presentations. Video recordings and transcripts are below. Please feel free to experience, or re-experience, these exceptional speakers and their thoughts on audience engagement and community development.

Plenary Speakers

"Game Theory & Audience Engagement"

Speaker: Gabe Zichermann, Founder & CEO of Gamification Co.


"Building a Culture of Hospitality"

Speaker: David Steffen, Client Advisor, Hospitality Quotient

Due to copyrighted material used in David Steffen's presentation, we're unable to share the video of his speech here, but it is available on TCG's YouTube channel here.


AMS Planning & Research Presentation

Please note: The first few minutes of this session were cut off during the livestream.


"Digital Engagement & Civic Leadership"

Speaker: Rich Mintz, Executive Vice President of Blue State Digital


"Measuring the Impact of Audience Engagement Strategies"

Speakers: Brad Erickson, Executive Director of Theatre Bay Area and Tom Kaiden, President of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance



Michael's (R)Ev-ifesto

Speaker: Michael Rohd, Founding Artistic Director of Sojourn Theatre

Read the transcript here.


Donna's (R)Ev-ifesto

Speaker: Donna Walker-Kuhne, President of Walker International Communications Group

Read the transcript here.


Anthem's (R)Ev-ifesto

Speaker: Anthem Salgado, Founder of Art of Hustle

Read the transcript here.


Trish's (R)Ev-ifesto

Speaker: Trish Santini, External Relations Director, Guthrie Theater

Read the transcript here.


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