March 2223, 2019
From actors to naval commanding officers to billion-dollar business entrepreneurs, theatre at the UR has produced extraordinary alumni who have made their mark over a diverse and fascinating range of fields. We’re bringing 10 of them back to campus for a weekend of talks, masterclasses, panels, conversations and presentations. So, explore the physicality of special effects motion capture with Noshir Dalal (Call of Duty: Black Ops III); hear about hip-hop branding, designing book covers, and envisioning interactive sales locations for Microsoft from design and marketing guru, John Fulbrook III; find out what it takes to produce new media news at BuzzFeed News, or take command of a naval warship for the first time, or perform in a hit musical in London’s West End…and more. It’s all FREE and coming to Todd in ToddX, March 22-23!
Registration is now closed, but all events are still open and available to the public (the motion capture workshop can be observed, but participation is full; events that include food may not be able to provide meals to the un-registered).
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE and OPEN TO ALL
Please note: We recommend registering for events with food (food is not guaranteed without registration); registration for certain masterclasses/workshops is required. REGISTER HERE!
Friday, March 22
- Panel Discussion | 8-9.20pm | Todd Theatre
with US Navy commanding officer, Cdr. Jean Marie Sullivan; actor Andrew Polec (Bat out of Hell The Musical); Broadway & TV costumer Alex Rozansky (The Band’s Visit and Late Night with Seth Meyers); BuzzFeed News executive producer, Patrick McMenamin; and automated lighting programmer, Jeff Englander. Moderated by Nigel Maister (Artistic Director, UR International Theatre Program)
- Champagne Reception | 9.30pm-10.30pm | Todd Theatre Lobby
Mingle, network, and enjoy the company of all ToddX participants!
Saturday, March 23
- Working in New Media News | 9am-10.50am | Todd Theatre Lobby
Have breakfast with BuzzFeed News Executive Producer, Patrick McMenamin, and find out the ins and outs of working in new media news. Free breakfast served 9am-9.20am *pre-registration recommended, register HERE!
- The Joys & Mysteries of Working with Automated Moving Lights 9am-11.20am | Todd Theatre
Discover the possibilities of, and explore how to work with automated moving lighting fixtures with expert, Jeff Englander (Broadway, NY Fashion Week). Free breakfast served 9-9.20am *pre-registration recommended, register HERE!
- Motion Capture Workshop* | 10am-1pm | Spurrier Dance Studio
- Design Thinking, Branding, and 360° Marketing in an Age of Experiences | 11.30am-12.45pm | Todd Theatre
Designer and multi-platform branding expert, John Fulbrook III, talks about creating a successful career in advertising from designing book jackets to hip hop branding, and more.
- Backstage on Broadway and Beyond | 12.45pm-2.15pm | Todd Theatre Lobby
Enjoy a free lunch conversation with Broadway and television costume & wardrobe expert, Alex Rozansky (The Band’s Visit; Late Night with Seth Meyers) and emerging theatre oproducer, arts manager, and artistic director, Becca Weiss (Spicy Witch productions; Symphone Space, NYC) *pre-registration recommended, register HERE!
- The Young Actor’s Life | 2.30pm-3.45pm | Todd Theatre
What’s it like to earn a living and start out as an actor in NYC or LA? And what’s it like to get your big break and star in a hit musical, or to create your own celebrated one-woman show? Join the discussion with Andrew Polec (Bat out of Hell The Musical) and Liz Femi (Netflix’s Love;Parks and Recreation;Ratched).
- Women at the Helm: How to Take Command of a Modern Naval Warship | 3.15pm-4.30pm | Todd Theatre Lobby
US Navy commanding officer, Cdr. Jean Marie Sullivan (USS Whidbey Island) shares her experience of being a woman in the armed forces, and her career journey from NROTC to taking command of a US Navy dock landing ship (the “Workhorse of the Navy”).
- Making and Selling a Billion Dollar Business | 4pm-5.30pm | Todd Theatre
What’s it like to build a business and then sell it big? Businessman and entrepreneur, Mark Perlberg talks about his experience of growing a business and selling it for $1.2B.
- Panel Discussion | 8-9.20pm | Todd Theatre
with business entrepreneur, Mark Perlberg; actors Liz Femi and Noshir Dalal; artistic director and producer, Becca Weiss; and marketing savant, John Fulbrook III. Moderated by Nigel Maister (Artistic Director, UR International Theatre Program
- Dessert Reception | 9.30pm-10.30pm | Todd Theatre Lobby
Mingle, network, and enjoy the company of all ToddX participants!Gallery