About Our Workshops
We believe that there’s a play inside of everyone that deserves to be told. Our workshops delve into the craft of writing, performing, directing, designing, and, ultimately, producing collaborative art that engages directly with the world around us and is entirely true—free of characters or artifice. Using the aesthetic, participants will kick their creative impulses into high gear to build a breadth of work and sharpen skill sets that they can carry into any professional setting—whether in the arts field or beyond. All experience levels are welcome.
Level One: Function and Fundamentals
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In this 12-hour introductory workshop, participants will be taught the rules and fundamentals of what it means to create art in the Neo-Futurist aesthetic: performing as your most natural self, dismantling the fourth wall, creating task-based theatre, and how to access creative inspiration to eliminate writer’s block forever. By the end of this workshop, participants will have written, performed and workshopped both individual and collectively written short plays that can then be taken into the world in whichever way they see fit.
Level Two: Process and Practice
Our Level Two workshop is a journey further into the Neo-Futurist aesthetic. Participants will be given writing exercises that will challenge them to build upon their existing body of work. Focusing on deconstruction and revision, participants will create dialogue plays, anti-plays and high-concept, low-budget work within the Neo-Futurist aesthetic and build upon their skills as performers. With more personal and detailed feedback from instructors, participants will learn to analyze their writing in more critical ways and emerge with polished, ready to be performed, material. (Pre-requisite: Level I or previous participation in our audition callback process).
Level Three: Collaboration and Creation
Our Level III workshop is geared towards the mechanics of creating and collaborating within an ensemble. Participants will continue to create work—movement pieces, adaptive work, and pieces that change the space with spectacle—but all work is in the service of creating a full, balanced menu of plays. The class culminates in a workshop performance of the class’ own show—complete with a pitch session and group rehearsal. (Pre-requisites: Level One, Level Two)
NOTE: This workshop is three days in three consecutive weeks, PLUS rehearsal and an hour-long performance.
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