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Thursday, November 19 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Show Must Go On: Lessons From Theatre to #musetech in a COVID-19 World

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There is a significant number of individuals in the #musetech community, and in the museum sector broadly, who come from a background in theatre. The processes of theatre tend to be very attractive to #musetech professionals, particularly in the areas of social media, content management, in-gallery interactives, UX design, extended reality, and more. What is involved in the authenticity of theatrical experiences that hold lessons for planning in #musetech? Why do museum professionals prefer in some cases to hire those with a theatre background for museum work? How does the exchange of energy in theatre that also occurs in museums provide for virtual engagement in a COVID-19 world?
You direct the conversation! This diverse panel of museum and historic site professionals with backgrounds in theatre will engage in a "Whose session is this, anyway?" style of rapid fire improvisational riffing based on attendee selection of themes.


Richard Josey

President, Collective Journeys LLC
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Sarah Pharaon

Principal, Dialogic Consulting Inc
Sarah first appeared with the Patton Mini Players as Heidi on a northeast Pennsylvania-wide tour of nursing homes. Braids and all. She continues to act regularly, most recently in a NJ production of The Humans. Through Dialogic, Sarah uses her years of theatre experience in making... Read More →
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Brad Dunn

Web and Digital Engagement Director, The Field Museum
As the Web and Digital Engagement Director, Brad focuses on building a forward-thinking digital ecosystem to engage the Museum's audiences. He leads his team's efforts in content, design, and technology, across the web, social media, the Message Máximo chatbot, and other digital... Read More →

Alli Hartley-Kong

Playwright, Independent
Alli Hartley-Kong is a playwright, poet and museum educator. Her arts journalism work has appeared in Hyperallergic and Smithsonian, and her short plays have been produced nationally and internationally. This project is part of her overall explorations of the connections between theatrical... Read More →
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Max Evjen

Academic Specialist, Michigan State University
Max Evjen works at Michigan State University (MSU) as Digital Humanities Coordinator in the Digital Humanities Program and is core faculty in the Arts, Cultural Management, & Museum Studies Program.  Museum experience includes time as Director of Learning Programs at the Shedd Aquarium... Read More →

Thursday November 19, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
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