Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 19 – July 12 (9am-noon)
and Fridays, July 6 & 13 (evenings)
This month-long course in Grotowski-based training will deeply explore the physical forms of the cat, corporels and plastiques; and link these forms to awareness practices and emotional work for the actor. We will address how this work can be applied to developing a role, unpacking meaning and context within written texts, and how it can be used in any aesthetic of acting and performance – though this particular session will focus primarily on intensive training and personal growth for the actor. Our first Friday evening session will be an outdoor training/paratheatrical event at dusk, giving participants an opportunity to experience layers of ritual in the work. The second Friday evening session will be a pot-luck picnic* with special guest Steve Wangh for a Q/A session about the training.
Erica first encountered this work 29 years ago, and has been – bit by bit – contributing thoughts and ideas about the work, articulating certain aspects she feels are at play within the training. Erica currently teaches graduate students at Yale School of Drama, The New School for Drama, and Columbia Film Program. She is also an actor and theatre/filmmaker – her recent feature film was awarded at festivals and will be released this winter, and her second feature is now in development. She is also premiering a new solo play at the New OHIO this May.
New York, NY
(Payment plans available)
*It is also possible to sign up just for the picnic. In addition to Summer School participants, there will be 16 spaces available to join the picnic. Picnic-only will be a $50 participation fee, plus bringing a simple pot-luck item.