For Two Professors, Radical Commuting is the Way to Work

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UPDATED INTRODUCTION

Since this article was first published in the Spring 2019 edition of AATE’s Incite/Insight, there has been a redefinition of the relationship between workers and their workplace. The Covid-19 pandemic reset society’s assumptions about the necessity of conducting certain tasks in person. Many companies, for example, have shifted to remote work permanently. In theater and education, the logic of such a shift is less cut-and-dry.

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  1. Do you have time budgeted in for delays?
  2. How can you use your travel time productively?
  3. Do your colleagues know about your epic traveling? How can they support you?
  4. How about your students? If students know, how might this impact the empathy they have for you as the instructor?
  5. How do you plan to stay in touch with your family while you’re away?
  6. Do you have a plan for navigating rehearsal weeks?
  7. Do you need to budget extra time during production or exam weeks?
  8. How will you make sure you’re always eating healthy?
  9. Where do you want to register to vote — in your home state or your temporary state?

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ElevAATE: Perspectives in Theatre & Education

A digital space for folx working in the intersection of theatre and education to share online resources and engage in dialogue together.