Caroline Newall explored the questions we ask about commissioning and programming a new season of work in a hands-on workshop that made it worth the early time slot. She was frank, and very invested in all of us learning something from her presentation. She entertained every idea our students submitted while interrogating them seriously and helping us to better understand her work.
Later that day, we engaged in mentor check-ins as a litmus test for how everyone was feeling in our living situation and with how much they'd learned at the festival thus far. This gave the students the opportunity to cater the experience to their personal needs.