The Dramatists Guild's new Institute for Field Learning is excited to announce a National Teach-In for Art & Healing from Friday, February 26 to Sunday, February 28.
Designed to help theatre professionals of all disciplines keep their artistic spirits kindled during this long, difficult winter lockdown, workshops will cover writing, solo performance, movement, song, project development, design, and creative self-care. The weekend will be facilitated by Todd London (Director, DGI Field Learning) with guest artists Byron Au Yong, Karen Zacarías, Danyon Davis, Erik Ehn, Rachel Hauck, Madeline Sayet, Masi Asare, Emily Mann, Evren Odcikin, and Tamilla Woodard.
"For so many theatre makers, the COVID lockdown has had the double impact of keeping them from the place of their art and, in a profound way, keeping them from themselves, from the excitement and vital discovery that come from working together or creating toward something,” stated Todd London, Dramatists Guild Institute's Department of Field Learning and host of the National Teach-In.
“Our Teach-In is designed to address this inner quarantine. It's designed to surround participants with creative community, to put them in conversation with brilliant, eclectic workshop leaders. The goal of the weekend is to kindle inspiration, to stir creative movement, even though we don't yet know when our theatre will return or what it will look like. In the meantime, we can come together and learn. We can come together and feed our artistic fires.”
The Teach-In begins on Friday, February 26 at 6:30pm EST (3:30 PST), and continues on both Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28. There will be three half-hour breaks on Saturday and Sunday. Participants can register for all three days or for two days only (Friday and Saturday, or Friday and Sunday).