Past Forward: 2017 NET National Gathering & Symposium

In partnership with our local host, University of Washington School of Drama, Past Forward: 2017 NET National Gathering & Symposium will bring together NET members, artists, practitioners, educators, scholars, students, activists, organizers, community partners, funders, policy makers, and others with an interest in collaborative creation across disciplines and sectors.

Founded in the mid-1990s by a small group of ensemble theaters, NET has grown and matured over the last two decades into a vibrant national community of 350+ member ensembles, affiliate organizations, individuals, and students from multiple performance disciplines. To celebrate NET’s past 20+ years of expanding ensemble practice, Past Forward will honor the diversity of the ensemble movement’s powerful legacy and collectively imagine our way to what’s next. We’ll explore the ever-evolving, multi-strand threads of our shared ensemble lineage from our beginnings into the beyond, tracing our footprints as we co-create a more expansive, equitable, inclusive path forward together.

Event Host:

University of Washington School of Drama

Event Sponsors:

National Endowment for the Arts 4 Culture

Community Partners:

On the Boards Office of Arts & Culture Cornish College of the Arts Artist Trust