Entrepreneurship in Production and Creation

CoPA Cross-Disciplinary: Entrepreneurship

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Ent. in Production & Creation

Spring 2020

Taught By: Rebekah Heller, Mara Isaacs, Ross Karre, and Diane Ragsdale

Section: A

CRN: 3367

Credits: 3

Where do personal aesthetics/ethics, practice and producing structure meet? How do artists organize and create sustainable structures for producing/presenting their work? What’s the right approach for you? These are some of the questions we’ll address in an arts field increasingly defined by new approaches to presentation and production. The course is divided into two modules, one focused on music producing and one focused on theater producing. The first half of the term will be taught by International Contemporary Ensemble co-artistic directors, Ross Karre (percussion) and Rebekah Heller (bassoon), who will host a series of interactive presentations and discussions around model-building for performing arts organizations. Reflecting on 18 years of growth and evolution, the Ensemble will share its observations, discoveries, successes, and points of vulnerability. As a creator of large and small-scale multi-disciplinary music projects, the Ensemble operates in a broad cross-section of the arts and culture ecosystem. These sessions will explore how organizations can listen and respond to their creative constituents, supporters, and audiences to foster a coherent mission and vision. For the second half of the term producer Mara Isaacs (principal of Octopus Theatricals, currently represented on Broadway by HADESTOWN) will lead sessions on the principles and practices of creative producing. Students will examine diverse approaches to organizing and producing and then will craft a plan for a project or company they are making, would like to make, or would like to see in the world. While sessions will generally be held Wednesdays 6-8:30, there are a few exceptions: the session on Wednesday March 4 will be replaced by a performance outing on Thursday March 5; and the session on April 8 will be replaced by a performance that night or another night that week (TBD). Additionally, students will end the semester with a day-long workshop session (date TBD).

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Entrepreneurship (CENT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:16pm 2/28/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 710

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020