Theatre Forum is delighted to be teaming up with Improbable Theatre Company team to host an Open Space conversation on Wednesday 13 April in Smock Alley, Dublin (10:00 – 17:30). It’s our first in-person event in two years and we’re really looking forward to it. The starting point for this conversation is What are we going to do about the performing arts?
About Open Space
Open Space Technology (OST) is a great way for groups to think, talk and take action together. Participants self-organise to create their own agenda on the day with free-flowing conversations about what’s needed to create positive change. Read more about Open Space.
Many people will already be familiar with Improbable’s ongoing conversations using OST entitled Devoted and Disgruntled and some of you will remember that we did a number of Open Space style events in the past in various locations around the country. The Improbable team will be supporting us to deliver this event in Dublin. We’re also working with Improbable to build resources for you to organise your own Open Space event.
How will the event work?
Theatre Forum Open Space will run from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday 13 April. The schedule is:
- 10:00 – 10:30 Participants arrive
- 10:30 – 12:00 Opening circle
- 12:00 – 16:30 Breakout discussions
- 16:30 – 17:30 Closing session
- Tea/coffee/snacks and lunch will be provided.
This will be an in-person event but we will include people who can’t be in the room with us by live streaming the open sessions, sharing notes online and fostering online discussion on social media using the hashtag #tfopenspace
Who can come along?
Theatre Forum Open Space is for everyone, regardless of background, disability, gender, or race. The more diverse the room, the richer the conversation. You don’t need to be a Theatre Forum member to attend. The event is free but registration is required.