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DISCUSSION PANELS

Experimental Film Virginia with Renata Sheppard
Location: Regal Cinemas
Time: Friday, October 5 at 9:20pm

Renata Shepard, Artistic Director of Experimental Film VA, discusses her interdisciplinary approach to experimental film.

The American Dreamwright’s Workshop
Location: The Westin Stage in The Westin Hotel
Time: Saturday, October 6 at 10:30am

The Z’s artistic director Bart Kuebler joins Clyde Santana, leader of the American Dreamwright’s Workshop, in conversation. Bart and Clyde will introduce the Z’s in-house playwriting group, demonstrate the workshop dynamic, and discuss the Z’s Hatchery series of new play development.

Indie Recording on a Budget
Location: The Westin Stage in The Westin Hotel
Time: Saturday, October 6 at 11:30am

Local musicians, producers, and engineers come together in an open conversation to discuss practical ways to produce pristine recordings while keeping costs as low as possible. Money-saving ideas are welcome in every part of life, but few are as important to an artist as maximizing their studio time!

DIY Theater
Location: The Westin Stage in The Westin Hotel
Time: Saturday, October 6 at 12:30pm

Every creator of theater has faced the challenge of producing their work; this panel features speakers with a combined century of experience in bringing not only their own works to the stage, but also forming new companies focused on producing pieces ancient and modern. West End star Chris Van Cleave (Les Miserábles, Chess) moderates.

Quilting It Together
Location: The Westin Stage in The Westin Hotel
Time: Saturday, October 6 at 1:30pm

Curious about launching a career as a performing, working musician? Chaz Stuart moderates this panel with musicians who have cracked the code and are happy to share their experiences, tips, and tricks. The path from the practice room to the performance hall is full of pitfalls; learn from those who have gone before!

A Conversation with Derrick Borte
Location: Regal Cinema
Time: Saturday, October 6 at 2:00pm

Join us for a fun and insightful conversation with "The Joneses'" writer. producer, and director, where he discusses his film-making experiences both then and now.

Getting It Made No Matter The Budget
Location: Regal Cinema
Time: Saturday, October 6 at 4:00pm

Our festival Film Lead, Jason Kypros, discusses getting your project made no matter what your budget is.

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HAPPY HOURS, CULINARY POP UPS AND AFTER PARTIES

Sweet and Savory Happy Hour
Location: The Z Terrace
Time: Friday, October 5 at 4:00pm-6:00pm

Featuring Nektar Liqueur, The Royal Chocolate,  Ruth’s Chris’ sliders, Fun Aboard Cirque Performances and Magician José Rafael!
Sponsored by: CBDA/CBDX

Pancakes with Jim Bulleit 
Location: The Proteus Lobby
Time: Saturday, October 6 at 10:00am - 11:30am

Featuring Tupelo Honey’s Pancake Bar and entertainer Jim Bulleit.
Sponsored by Premier Apartments

Songs and Snacks Happy Hour
Location: The Proteus Lobby
Time: Saturday, October 6 at 5:00pm-7:00pm

Featuring Nektar Liqueur tastings and Bravo Cucina Italiana appetizers and desserts.
Sponsored by: JLK Productions

Balanced Breakfast Lunch
Location: The Proteus Lobby
Time: Sunday, October 7 at 11:00am - 12:30pm

Featuring Cold Pressed juices, Mylks, coffees, fruit cups and cellist Ian Robinson.
Sponsored by: Entercom Radio

Just Desserts Open House
Location: The Proteus Lobby
Time: Sunday, October 7 at 2:00pm-5:00pm

Featuring S’mores Amore and Cofetti Gelato. Enjoy your dessert with The Undiscovered Musical Theater Open Mic!
Sponsored by Entercom Radio

Proteus After Parties
Location: The Proteus Lobby
Time: Friday, October 5 at 10:00pm-11:00pm & Saturday October 6 at 9:45pm-11:00pm

Friday: Featuring Soul musician Billy Mercury and Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream.

Saturday: Featuring DJ TMOBYLE and Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream.

 

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PUBLIC ART AND PERFORMANCES

Hong Hong
Location: Outside of The Z Plaza
Time: All 3 days (Friday-Sunday)

For this project, visual artist Hong Hong will collaborate with members of the community to create a paperwork that spans more than ninety square feet.

Public Art Mural
Location: The Sandler Center Plaza
Time: Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7.

A temporary community mural Zeiders American Dream Theater’s Grand Opening.

Fun Aboard Cirque Performances
Location: The Proteus Terrace
Time: Friday, October 5 at 5:30pm

Aerial, fire performances and other circus-style performances

LOVE Sign
Location: Town Center Fountain Plaza
Time: All 3 days (Friday-Sunday)

Check out the LOVEworks sign specifically for Proteus Festival and be sure to use the hashtag #LOVEVA

HELLO My Dream Is...
Location: The Proteus Lobby
Time: All 3 Days (Friday-Sunday)

Grab a HELLO sticker and write down your dream. Stick it to the Dream wall or wear it proudly!

For All Hand Kind Interactive Instagram 
Location: The Proteus Lobby
Time: Saturday, October 6 at 5:00pm-7:00pm

Need we say more than a really fun photo op for your Instagram!