This weekend the MFA theatre cohort at Towson University began the festival of our final performances. My show, Untitled #52 played on April 30th, and will play again May 5th and May 7th. Untitled #52 is an abstract exploration of mindfulness in America, and many moments explore Pablo Neruda's Poem "Keeping Quiet".
We are in tech week for our (The Towson University MFA Grads) thesis performances. We are each presenting original theatrical compositions that build on our course of inquiry during our time in grad school. I stared with an awareness of Ann Bogart, and have been also studying Robert Wilson and Ota Shogo. Needless to say, my thesis performacne features ensemble performance and slow, abstract movement. :-)
Here is a rehearsal video from two weeks ago. More videos to come - we've made so much progress!
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I have less than 2 semesters of graduate school left to complete. It's been an incredible process with lovely people. I am very aware of my good fortune.
I am currently seeking opportunities as a director, teacher, performer, and creative collaborator. I am available to begin work in June, 2016.
I'm in Orlando for the month of June. Florida is an incredible state, and Orlando is a lovely city.
This month I had the great fortune to revisit Full Sail University as an instructor for the Professional Communication and Presentation class. I taught two sections of incredible artists and entertainment business students - working with them on their personal pitch to future employers and collaborators. These students developed some incredible presentations!
I've been having a wonderful experience at Towson University this semester. Quick update - finished an "End-of-Year" presentation in early April. I will be posting video and pictures of that project soon. I've been writing a ton of short scripts for David White's text construction class. I've been directing staged readings, coaching movement and puppetry for mainstage shows, and leading Viewpoints workshops. It's been busy!
Here's an update on the wonderful theatre experinces I've had so far this year.
Hello wonderful world!
Towson University has an incredibly decadent MFA program, directed specifically for theatre artists interested in being generative artists. Traditionally actors and directors are taught to be interpretive artists. This program is one of the first in a shifting paradigm.
Grads chool is great so far. The faculty and staff at Towson University and incredible. I'm very busy, but excited about the work.
We just had our first read with the cast of "The Receptionist." It is being produced by Empty Spaces Theatre. Performances will be July 18 and 19. Facilitated talkbacks will be held at each performance. I am playing Beverly - the receptionist. Take a look at the myth of Narcissus and Echo before you see the show. Lt me know if you see the connection! http://www.echo.me.uk/legend.htm