Indiegogo That: 2016 Asian American Theater Conference & Festival

Friday, April 08, 2016

From the Indiegogo page:

The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA) is an organization that supports the vibrant, growing and changing field of Asian American theater. We organize the National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival (ConFest) and preparations are underway for the fifth convening at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) from October 1-8.

Since the first national gathering in 2006, CAATA has rallied Asian American theater artists and professionals to dive headfirst into the deep, challenging conversations that surround what it means to be engaged in American theater as a person of color.

This year’s ConFest at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a historic partnership with one of America’s largest theater companies. The theme Seismic Shifts: Leading Change in the American Theater will engage people in passionate dialogues about social injustice and inequality in American culture and what we, as theater practitioners, can do about it.

Over the course of eight days in Ashland, Oregon, the 2016 National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival will bring theater productions, panel discussions, plenary sessions, new play readings, workshops, special events, and most importantly, a space for Asian American theatre practitioners and our allies from across the country to connect and build the relationships that help keep the community vibrant and alive. It will be an opportunity to see some of the amazing work being presented by theater artists across the country.