Wire #14: The Art of Re-Opening
Wed 20 Oct 2021
Vaccination rates are gradually increasing in Australia, and many performing arts presenters have been grappling with the realities of welcoming live audiences safely back into their venues. Others are planning for it while still in lockdown. What can we learn from our colleagues in the US and Canada, who are further down the road to reopening, with higher vaccination rates and the implementation of vaccine passports for venues? This conversation will discuss our panellists’ experiences in their region, and the practical implications of reopening in the new normal.
Our panel of speakers is Alicia Adams (Vice President International Programming & Dance, The Kennedy Center); Chris Lorway (Executive Director, Stanford Live); Kenji Maeda (Executive Director, Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance); Lou Oppenheim (Director Production & Events, Sydney Opera House); Pat Tobin (Director Arts & Culture Services, City of Toronto). The discussion is moderated by Wesley Enoch.
AEDT (Melbourne/Sydney): Wed 20 Oct, 10:00-11:30
AEST (Brisbane): Wed 20 Oct, 9:00-10:30
EDT (east coast USA & Canada): Tue 19 Oct, 19:00-20:30
PDT (west coast USA & Canada): Tue 19 Oct, 16:00-17:30
This conversation will be live-captioned. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have accessibility requirements.