TSDCA Annual Meeting Weekend 2017

05/20/2017 11:00 AM - 05/22/2017 10:00 PM ET


1st Annual TSDCA Membership Weekend - May 21st and 22nd
Venue:  Playwrights Horizons - the Sharp Theater.  4th floor.
416 West 42nd street, between 9th and 10th aves. NYC


Saturday, May 20th Evening - Community Get-Together
Location: TBD
Host: TBD


Sunday, May 21st
11:00am - Welcome Reception
11:20am - Introduction to TSDCA: Florian Staab


11:30am Session #1 - Panel Discussion: Composition and Compensation Update
Develop Strategies for Conversations with Producers and Collaborators
Moderator: Rob Milburn with Daniel Kluger and guests
Hear the variety of approaches, and develop similar language so we have a unified plan.


1:00pm Coffee Break - provided


1:30pm Session #2 - Panel Discussion: Paperwork for Designers, Supervisors, and Engineers
Moderator: Joanna Lynne Staub and guests
How collaborators receive and decipher paperwork; should we implement a system of standardization of paperwork?


3:00pm Lunch/Dinner Break


4:30pm Session #3 - Panel Discussion: System Design - Lessons Learned in the Field
Moderator: Bob McCarthy, with guests Nevin Steinberg, Kai Harada and guests


6:00pm Abe Jacob Honored
Introduced by: Nevin Steinberg


8pm End of Day


Monday, May 22nd       

10:30am Working Session: Develop TSDCA Mentorship Program
Discuss possibilities of engagement with mentors and mentees, and develop a framework for a Mentorship Program we can provide/sustain/support.


11:30 - 12:00 Coffee - provided


12:00pm Session #4 - Panel Discussion: Intellectual Property and Copyright Law
Moderator: David Budries
Guests: Marty Desjardins and Amy Lehman
Discussion regarding law and intellectual property for music rights for composers and designers.


1:30pm Coffee Break - provided


2:00pm Session #5 - Panel Discussion: Full Of Noises
Understanding The Dramatic Function of Music & Sound in Shakespeare's Plays
Moderator: John Gromada with Alex Sovronsky and guests

In this session, we will explore how Shakespeare used music (both original and popular) and sound in his plays to better connect with his audiences. We will discuss how he uses music as text (quoting popular songs as part of dialogue in the context of regular scenes), music as a means of revving up the audience (utilizing popular songs to create a sing-along atmosphere), original music (to put the audience in the shoes of a character in the play, experiencing the music for the first time), and even SFX (the function of sound to tell an off-stage story or reinforce onstage action). By better understanding what Shakespeare was trying to accomplish for his audiences with his choices of music & sound, we can make more informed choices as we try to reinterpret Shakespeare for a modern audience. 


3:30 pm    10 minute break


3:40 pm Session #6 - Panel Discussion: Self-Marketing Skills and Expanding Job Opportunities
Moderator: Lindsay Jones with Michael Roth and Sam Kusnetz


5:00pm Coffee Break - provided


5:30pm Session #7 - Open Conversation For TSDCA
Moderator: Michael Bodeen
Members: Bring Your Concerns


6:30pm Dinner Break


8:00 PM Annual Meeting - MEMBERS ONLY
Co-chairs: Victoria Deiorio & Lindsay Jones

Committee Updates
Diversity Initiative - Statement of TSDCA Intention

10:00PM End of day

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