Exploration Team
Members
designated to find locations and collaborators
Each year, the Focal Point of the upcoming year will be explored by the Exploration team, who will find and document the work spaces that will potentially be inhabited by performances, demonstrations and the practical work of the Focal Point of the upcoming year. The material created by the Exploration team will be reviewed by Thomas Richards to judge the merits of the potential spaces for the Focal Point of the following year. The Exploration team will also find and document the theatre groups, individual artists, cultural operators, organizers, scholars and intellectuals from the Focal Point country who wish to participate actively in the Focal Point of the following year, and also document young theatre groups, individual artists and scholars from the Focal Point country who wish to participate in the various projects, seminars, meetings in work that will take place outside of the Focal Point country, for example in the countries of the Main Work, the Frame Work, or the Eastern Meeting-place.

For the exploration of each Focal Point, the leader of the Exploration team will possibly choose additional collaborators to perform specific tasks needed for the given place.