Producing for Public Space

Laura Nanni
November 1, 2023

Advance Registration for IBPOC, 2SLGBTQ+ and disabled artists
October 2 - 8, 2023

On Zoom

November 1, 2023

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Maximum Participants: 12

ASL interpretation will be available upon request.

An interactive workshop delving into considerations and best practices for producing for public space contexts. Nanni will delve into examples from past presentations in alleyways, libraries, parks, subway stations, and street intersections, as well as work with participants on their own unique ideas for indoor, outdoor, and online public spaces.

Before the Class: If possible, please provide at least a week in advance, a list of three public spaces of interest to you for performance (it can be a place you'd like to produce work in or somewhere you've seen work in). You can be specific (i.e. provide a name and address of a space), or general (i.e: 'a park,' or 'a library.')

Ideally, wherever you're taking the workshop from, you will have access to a window with a good view of the outdoors, or are able to step outside for part of the workshop as part of an exercise.


Laura Nanni (she/her) is a renowned curator, producer, and artist with over 15 years of experience in large-scale events, performance, and public art. She is widely recognized for her successful leadership of initiatives focused on artistic experimentation, civic engagement, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Nanni has held various roles including Artistic & Managing Director of SummerWorks (2016-2023); Interim Programming Supervisor for Nuit Blanche Toronto (2013-2015); Producer for Luminato Festival (2014-2015); and Rhubarb Festival Director for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (2010-2014).