Symposium Schedule

Saturday 27 August

1.1 What is the Art of The Possible?

15:00-16:00 IST

In this opening session join us as we will tell you about the Art of the Possible, how it came about and what it will be. We will be chatting with Shabana Azmi about her love of theatre and the importance of design, technical and management roles in producing high quality theatre.

Shabana
Azmi

Antonia
Collins

Rashmi
Dhanwani

Bruce
Guthrie

1.2 Collaborative Practice – Panel Discussion and Q&A

16:30-17:30 IST

This session will explore what collaborative practice means in terms of the design and technical elements of a theatrical production. Join a director, a costume designer and a lighting designer as they discuss what collaboration means to them and how they aim to achieve it.

Chari
Arespacochaga

Antonia
Collins

Prema
Mehta

Gabriella
Slade

1.3 Pay & Working Conditions – Round Table

18:00-19:15 IST

In this session, we want to hear from you as we will be looking into the Art X Company’s research regarding pay and working conditions in India. In small groups, we will look at some of the current issues to give feedback to the community as a whole.

Antonia
Collins

Yael
Crishna

Saatvika
Kantamneni

Avafrin
Mistry

Pallavi
Patel

1.4 Networking Event

19:30 – 20:30 IST

Come and meet some of India’s top theatre directors and producers at this social mixer. Look out for more details on our social media channels.

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Bruce
Guthrie

Akarsh Khurana (1)

Akarsh
Khurana

Vik

Vikranth
Pawar

Avinash-2 (1)

Avinash
Shankar

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Vidyun
Singh

Krish Kumar

Krish
Kumar

Sunday 28 August

2.1 Designing Internationally – Panel Discussion and Q&A

15:00 -16:00 IST

This session will look at the challenges of designing internationally from the perspectives of lighting, sound, set and video. It will examine the main considerations involved, and how best to embrace them.

Andy
Collins

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Rick
Fisher

Francis

Francis
O’Connor

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Gillian
Tan

2.2 Contemporary Working Practice – Panel Discussion and Q&A

16:30 – 17:30 IST

One of the main themes to emerge from the Art X Company’s research was the challenge of standardising contemporary working practice in India. In this session, production managers will discuss health and safety protocols in their particular region – the good, the bad and the indifferent. We will also be looking at contracts for freelancers.

Varoon P.
Anand

David
Filshie

Saatvika
Kantamneni

2.3 Women in Production Arts – Closed Table for those identifying as Female

18:00 – 19:15 IST

During this round table, we hope to investigate some of the issues that surround being female in technical arts disciplines in India, and how we can develop career progression as well as encourage younger women into these professions.

Antonia
Collins

Yael
Crishna

Gurleen
Judge

Saatvika
Kantamneni

Avafrin
Mistry

Pallavi
Patel

Surabhi
Shrivastava

2.4 What Happens Next

19:30 – 20:15 IST

In this session, we will look at the outcomes from this symposium and how we can enable the Art of the Possible to move forward in the best possible way for everyone involved. We will be specifically looking at how best to continue to build this community both online and in person.

Antonia
Collins

Rashmi
Dhanwani

David
Grindle

Bruce
Guthrie

Saatvika
Kantamneni