Creating Experiential Theater: Devising Theater
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
3 hours – $40
Held at Kingsland Ward (directions)
* Open to all skill levels. A dance or theater background is not required, but a willingness to move, speak and experiment with various performance techniques is requisite.
Led by Tom Pearson, Co-Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects, this three hour workshop will look at the various methods Third Rail employs to generate content, borne from our individual stories, and how to shape these into theatrically meaningful material. We will look at devising theater through site exploration, playback, improvisation, and image juxtaposition and how to reach our audience via sensory perception–from the traditional senses of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste to subtler shifts in balance, acceleration, time and topographical texture–to create a fully experiential work. We will also look at methods for researching and referencing literary archetypes, tropes, and structures in order to hook our creative content into legible frameworks. Finally, we will experiment with what it means to make space for our audience within our work.
I am looking forward to this so, so much. Will arrive in NYC just in the nick of time!