Ensemble MacroFest USA 2020


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NET's next two scheduled MacroFest events -- Denver (April 23-26) and New Orleans (May 21-24) -- will be postponed.

We will continue to monitor the state of the outbreak as well as federal and local guidelines, and will make decisions with our host partners about the status of upcoming, in-person EMFUSA2020 events that are scheduled for June 2020 and beyond, as the situation continues to evolve.

Since we imagine that the "state of the art" for the ensemble community in 2020 will be defined, in large part, by the impact of COVID-19, we’re also envisioning new ways to connect (such as our virtual Town Hall) for these related conversations about how we’re creating our art, sustaining our companies, sharing our resources, and building our resilience in response. We’ll share info about these first of these new online sessions in the coming weeks, and will continue to keep you informed of schedule changes for the lineup of in-person EMFUSA2020 events as they emerge. We look forward to being with you (in person or online) soon.



By the end of 2020, over 100 NET ensemble members will be celebrating either a milestone anniversary (in a multiple of five), or an anniversary of over 20 or 40 years in operation. The legacy of ensemble practice is strong, and we're taking the year to grow our network, take stock of our work thus far, and envision our community's path forward.

Join NET for Ensemble MacroFest USA 2020, a year-long, rolling, nationwide celebration of ensemble theater, featuring events in Albuquerque, Denver, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, Vermont, Western Massachusetts, and beyond. EMFUSA 2020 will explore the “state of the art” of ensemble practice and performance-making in the U.S. Each event will feature opportunities for work, model, and resource-sharing; group learning focused on building equitable ensemble practices; and region-specific sessions based on the event's location.

Upcoming events include:

Apr 23-26 | Denver, CO -- POSTPONED
with Su Teatro’s 6th Ever WordFest/Artists of Color Summit

May 21-24 | New Orleans, LA  POSTPONED
with Alternate ROOTS & Mondo Bizarro

Jul 16-19 | San Francisco, CA
with foolsFURY’s FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble and Devised Theater

Jul 30-Aug 2 | Amherst, MA
with Ko Festival of Performance’s ENSEMBLE: Seeding the Future Convening

Sep 9-13 | Putney/Brattleboro, VT
with Sandglass Theater’s Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival: Roots and Wings

Oct 22-25 | Utica, MS
with Sipp Culture's Harvest Gathering

Nov 6-8  Hartford, CT
with NEFA NTP-National Theater Project’s Regional Convening

...and more locations and dates to be announced soon!

Past Events:

Read more about our first event, which took place New York City, January 10-11, 2020 here.

Mar 12-15 | Albuquerque, NM - CANCELLED
with Tricklock Company’s Revolutions International Theatre Festival