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Devise and Conquer Symposium

Arena Stage and the American Alliance for Theatre and Education will host the Devise and Conquer Symposium, a hands-on symposium to explore a variety of approaches to devising original theater, January 8-10, 2016. The three-day event brings together arts educators and professional artists from across the country for three days of interactive workshops, discussions and performances.

The symposium features a keynote address by Michael John Garcés, artistic director of Cornerstone Theater Company, and presenters from the Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, dog & pony dc, Double Edge Theatre, Ping Chong + Company, Pointless Theatre Co and the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing.

Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to devise in real time and create an original autobiographical performance as part of a culminating performance on Sunday afternoon, led by staff members from Arena Stage’s Voices of Now program.


January 8-10, 2016
The Mead Center for American Theater
1101 Sixth Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024