05 June 2011

Story and the Art of Theatre: Broadway and Off, Regional and Back, Behind the World's Iconic Berms. How is Story Respected, Protected, Projected?

Story and the Art of Theatre: Broadway and Off, Regional and Back, Behind the World's Iconic Berms. How is Story Respected, Protected, Projected?
Session at TEA's SATE '11 Conference in Orlando, Sept 22-23, 2011

A conversation often assumed and rarely had. Accomplished, iconic professionals representing the best in three, prime areas of theatre and theatrical entertainment gather on our stage to share perspectives on the power and importance of story in each oeuvre; Broadway/Off-Broadway, Regional Repertory Theatre and Disney Theme Parks.

What engages different audiences; spectacle versus substance and the balance between; the question of attention spans and the philosophical Rules of Engagement. Comparing, sharing, daring; these three gentlemen will share with one another and our audience the parallels and disparate philosophies and approaches to keeping the seats full of rapt audience.

Confirmed panelists:
Ken Davenport, Davenport Theatrical Enterprises
Kurt Stamm, Professional Theatrical Director and Choreographer; Producing Artistic Director of Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck MI
Reed Jones, Director Disney Creative Entertainment, Creative Development, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Panel producer: Kile Ozier