Saturday, February 27, 10:30 am -7:30 pm EST
There will be three half-hour breaks on Saturday and Sunday. Schedule and participants subject to change.
Exploring Impulse & Action: Channeling Instinct, Emotion, & Imagination in the Actor’s Work with Danyon Davis
The head of American Conservatory Theatre’s MFA program shares a physical approach to freeing the performer’s imagination and emotion.
writing, wronging, and in between--writing as a balance of risks with Erik Ehn
In-session writing exercises drawing on contemplative practice, political engagement, and experimental risk.
A Bag of Water and a Pin: Telling Stories with Ordinary Stuff with Rachel Hauck
An un-fancy workshop in design and telling stories with ordinary stuff.
Creating Your Own Solo Performance with Madeline Sayet
Mohegan Theater Maker Madeline Sayet will guide participants through beginning the process of creating their own solo performance pieces, and how this process can be used to share our stories and our hearts, aiding our liberation.
Danyon Davis is the former head of movement at Stella Adler Studio. Davis has performed in classical, contemporary, and experimental plays throughout the U.S. and Europe. A former associate with Bill T. Jones and with the SITI Co., Davis also performed, taught, and directed for many years with the Guthrie Theater.
Erik Ehn is an American playwright and director known for proposing the Regional Alternative Theatre movement. A recent graduate of the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley California, with a Master of Theological Studies degree and the former dean of theater at CalArts, the California Institute of Arts, he is the former head of playwriting and professor of theatre and performance studies at Brown University.
Rachel Hauck is a set designer based in New York. She designs new plays and musicals on Broadway, Off Broadway, and for regional theatre, frequently working on world premiere productions. She has taught at Brown University, Vassar College, NYU, Cal Arts and currently teaches at Princeton University. She remains dedicated to new play development and the education of young artists.
Madeline Sayet is a citizen of the Mohegan Tribe and the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program. For her work as a director, writer, and performer she has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30, TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, National Directing Fellow, Native American 40 Under 40, and a recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama.