Saturday 27 August
1.1 What is the Art of The Possible?
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.
1.2 Collaborative Practice – Panel Discussion and Q&A
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.
1.3 Pay & Working Conditions – Round Table
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.