The current situation and ongoing consequences of covid-19 currently are and will continue to reshape the fragile artistic landscape and especially theater networks, houses, and festivals.

How do theater institutions work today and who are the institutions? What happened to programs, concepts, artists, frames, and networks? How are they adapting and with what future in mind (knowing we cannot predict or control what will come)? What structural inequalities have been highlighted by the pandemic? What changes in institutions can creators and artists expect? What is the perspective of institutions themselves, what processes have started and will they be slow, fast, etc.? Maybe all of these questions could be put into one very simple question, what happened, and what will happen to “us”?

From November 3-13 DAS Theatre will host free public conversations with individuals working in important theatre institutions, networks, and houses in the Netherlands and elsewhere to address these questions. We will learn how these institutions are responding to the corona situation in exact detail and think together about the current situation in the field. During the same time period, a group of DAS participants working with Silvia Bottiroli and Andrea Livia Piazza will be drafting a set of ethical principles for work between artists and institutions. These talks will inform this process and vice versa, and the principles we develop will be debated publicly on the 13 of November.

We welcome you, the artistic community, to join us on Zoom, and to bring your questions, concerns, desires, fears, and hopes.

Curated by Asa Horvitz & Andrej Nosov

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3.11 DAS TALKS #0 Caroline Barneaud & Tristan Pannatier (Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne) Time: Nov 3, 2020 07:00 PM Amsterdam

4.11 DAS TALKS #1 Mark Yeoman and Judith Blankenberg (Grand Theatre Groningen & Noorderzon Festival) Time: Nov 4, 2020 07:00 PM Amsterdam

5.11 DAS TALKS #2 Kopano Maroga (Vooruit) Time: Nov 5, 2020 07:00 PM Amsterdam

6.11 DAS TALKS #3 Melih Gençboyacı (Theatre Rotterdam) Time: Nov 6, 2020 07:00 PM Amsterdam

9.11 DAS TALKS #4 Frank Hentschker (Segal Center, New York, overview of New York situation) Time: Nov 9, 2020 07:00 PM Amsterdam

10.11 DAS TALKS #5 Bojana Panevska (TransArtists) Time: Nov 10, 2020 07:00 PM Amsterdam

11.11 DAS TALKS #6 Rainer Hofmann (SPRING) Time: Nov 11, 2020 07:00 PM Amsterdam

12.11 DAS TALKS #7 Milica Ilic (ONDA/RESHAPE network) Time: Nov 12, 2020 07:00 PM Amsterdam

13.11 Public Sharing NOV. LAB1 Time: Nov 13, 2020 06:00 PM Amsterdam