Looking for an entry-point into the wild world of “devised theatre”? Or are you a devised theatre-maker who wants to keep at the top of your creative game?
Playground of the Strange and Beautiful is a drop-in devised theatre workout for seasoned creatives, curious beginners, and all points in between. Even if you fancy yourself a playwright or director who wants to incorporate ensemble creation into your work, there is a place for you amidst the adventure!
Facilitated by Christopher Kehoe, Playground of the Strange and Beautiful is a low-commitment engagement perfect for working artists or artists between projects. Let’s hit the ground running and see what we can do in three hours!
WEAR CLOTHES YOU CAN MOVE IN.
- Sunday, September 3
- Sunday, September 24
- Sunday, October 1
- Saturday October 7
- Saturday October 14
- Saturday October 28
All days 11:00am-2:00pm (bring something to munch on for a working lunch)
550 Vandalia Street
St. Paul, MN 55114
(Budget an additional 5-10 minutes for parking and foot travel)
Pay-what-you-like (suggested price $25)
6 participants (if we have less, we’ll likely cancel the day)
WHY A “WORKOUT” AND NOT A WORKSHOP?
Playground of the Strange and Beautiful isn’t about moving through a set curriculum. Instead, interested artists of all experience levels and modalities can play together, try new experiments, and work through creative difficulties in a supportive, jovial environment. What we uncover together will be the “lesson” for the day. Think of it more like a community and less like a classroom.
DO I NEED TO ATTEND ALL THE SESSIONS?
Just the opposite! Every session is independent and no work will carry over from one week to the next. Attend whenever and as many as you like; you won’t be “behind the class.”
IS THERE A PARAGRAPH ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION?
Boy, is there! Devised theatre is made up of the people in the room, and a participant’s curiosity and sense of humor are paramount. Their race, sex, gender, ability, age, and creed? Not so much. So, artists of any race, sex, gender, ability, age, and creed are invited and encouraged to attend. Diversity always makes ensembles stronger.
Posted August 29