This 90 minute session will delve into the process of navigating a life in the theatre industrial complex that aims to be balanced, ethical, and financially feasible for those who may not come from generational wealth. IT IS POSSIBLE! This particular Performance Lab will be structured as a lecture/Q&A session where we will cover grant writing for individuals, taxes for the artist, navigating casting and auditions as your authentic self, how to even BEGIN starting your own Independent Theatre company (and possibly moving towards not-for-profit—the pros and cons).
ASL Interpretation and Auto-Generated Captions will be provided
Pay What You Will
Suggested Donation of $10
What Do You Need To Join?
A Device To Zoom In On
An Internet Connection
About Your Lab Instructor
Kristi Hansen is a disabled theatre artist who has called amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) home for the past 22 years. Kristi trained as an actor at Grant MacEwan’s Theatre Arts Program from 1999-2001, and then at the University of Alberta’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting Program from 2001-2004. Kristi is the co-founder and co-Artistic Director of The Maggie Tree and the former co-Artistic Producer of Azimuth Theatre in Edmonton, AB.