FALL 2021 EVENTS
The CSU Design Forum is a learning series that brings together artists, educators, organizers and makers from around the state and across the country in order to share their diverse knowledge and experiences with the students of CSU and the greater community.
All events will take place on the Zoom virtual meeting platform. To add an event (and the Zoom link) to your calendar, click READ MORE in the event description, then click on ADD EVENT TO MY CALENDAR on the event page. You can also click HERE to go directly to the Zoom session.
CSU Design Forum has a live transcription option available to all attendees.
Thursday, September 16th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Green Stage #1: Sustainable Approaches for Set Design and Technical Direction
Join us for a conversation with designers Sandra Goldmark and Edward Morris and production manager Mike Banta, three of the authors of the Sustainable Production Toolkit, a step-by-step guide to making performing arts organizations more sustainable.
Thursday, September 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Choreography: Movement Design & Technology
Live theatre and film director & choreographer Anjela Vega will join us for a conversation about working as Francis Ford Coppola's movement coordinator using 30 cameras, moving sets and death-defying stunts.
Thursday, October 7, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Stage Management & Production Management
Join us for a conversation with stage managers Kayla Hammett and Rubén Bolivar and production managers Samantha Sintef and Christy Weikel. The panel will talk about early career stage management, when to join Actor's Equity (the union for actors & stage managers), what a production manager does and the skills needed for a stage manager to become a production manager.
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Costume Design: Collaboration on the Musical Carrie
Professional costume designer Adriana Lámbarri and director Brady Schwind will join us for a conversation followed by a question and answer session with webinar attendees about her costume design for the Los Angeles production of Carrie the Musical.
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Professional Practice #1: Contracts and Fees
In an industry with so many variables and so little transparency, it can be difficult to define how much your services are worth or to adequately protect yourself in the contracting process. In this event, Amith Chandrashaker, Ásta Bennie Hostetter, Christopher Vergara and Kimie Nishikawa will provide guidance for young designers negotiating their first jobs in the field.
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Three professional sound designers, Chris Darbassie, Elisabeth Weidner and Melanie Chen Cole will join us for a round table conversation followed by a question and answer session with webinar attendees.
Thursday, December 2, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lighting Design: Theme Parks
Join us for a conversation with Disney Entertainment's principle lighting designer KC Wilkerson. KC Wilkerson will talk about designing for themed entertainment, working for "the mouse", maintaining an independent artistic career and creating work/life balance.