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The Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) presents the NET 2015 National Gathering livestreaming on the HowlRound TV channel at howlround.tv Friday, August 28-Sunday August 30 from Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine.

The event includes performances, workshops, open space sessions proposed onsite by participants, a celebration of outgoing Executive Director Mark Valdez, plans for the leadership transition, and opportunities for attendees to collectively envision the next phase of NET.

In Twitter, use #NETgathering15 and mention @NETEnsembles​.

Please note all livestreaming events are subject to internet connectivity.

Performance of Society of Civil Discourse

5pm PDT/ 7pm CDT/ 8pm EDT
Team Sunshine Performance Corporation and Philly Pigeon.

Opening Remarks 6am PDT/8am CDT/ 9am EDT

Featuring: Laurie McCants, NET Board Co-President & Ensemble Member, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble; Gus Schulenburg, NET Board Co-President & Creative Partner, Flux Theatre Ensemble; Alisha Tonsic, NET Staff.


NET Happens Now: Stories & Sharebacks from NET/TEN
8:30am PDT/ 10:30am CDT/ 11:30am EDT     

Featuring facilitator Park Cofield, NET Staff, and NET/TEN grant recipients.     


Field Advocacy & Cultural Policy 11:30am PDT/1:30pm CDT/ 2:30pm EDT
Featuring facilitators Cristine Davis, General Manager, Performing Arts Alliance; Mark Valdez, NET Executive Director (outgoing).    


Performance of The Moment of YES!
5pm PDT/ 7pm CDT/ 8pm EDT

Bandelion and Theater Grottesco.

Performance Excerpts 8:15am PDT/ 10:15am CDT/ 11:15am EDT

  • Industrious Angels by Laurie McCants of Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.
  • Cross-Cultural Stories in Performance: YO MISS and 1001 Voices featuring Judith Sloan, EarSay and guests.

Artist Talkback 11am PDT/ 1pm CDT/ 2pm EDT
Featuring either Team Sunshine or Bandelion and Theater Grottesco.            

NET Happens New: Co-Creating NET 2.0 12:15pm PDT/ 2:15pm CDT/ 3:15pm EDT

  • Here & There & Everywhere: Animating Collective Action in 3 Places, 10 Places & All the Places: featuring presenter Sherrine Azab, NET Staff.
  • Here & Now & New (& You!): Crowdsourcing Community Change featuring facilitators Alisha Tonsic, NET Staff, and Lisa Mount, NET Board Member and Director, Artistic Logistics.

Celebration of Mark Valdez 5pm PDT/ 7pm CDT/ 8pm EDT*
*Please note this will not be livestreamed, but video will be uploaded after the gathering. 

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