This workshop is currently at capacity.
Andy Paris – Tectonic Theatre Project, New York
Since 1991, Moisés Kaufman’s Tectonic Theatre Project has created some of the most thrilling and important American theatre of our day, simultaneously building a wholly unique methodology for developing, analyzing, and re-imagining theatre called Moment Work™. Moment Work has been used to create all of Tectonic’s pieces including The Laramie Project Cycle, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, I Am My Own Wife, and 33 Variations.
Moment Work serves as the foundation for all of Tectonic’s new play development, education initiatives, and community engagement programming. Using a laboratory setting, Moment Work encourages participants to actively engage with the elements of the stage, enfranchising writers, actors, designers, and directors to collaborate in compelling and theatrical storytelling that stretches their creative capacity.
Original Tectonic Company Member Andy Paris will teach: Introduction to Moment Work.
In this Lab, participants actively engage with the non-textual elements of the stage — exploring lights, sound, costumes, movement, character, and architecture — to discover their full theatrical potential and inherent poetry.
1) Encourage all participants to think theatrically, discovering the multitude of ways that the elements of the stage can communicate without text.
2) Participants gain insight into how to analyze and critique the work from a practical and theoretical Moment Work perspective.
Andy will be in Australia to direct Momentum, a show he has devised and written with the current 2nd Year WAAPA Acting students.
This workshop is presented with thanks to The Blue Room Theatre’s Professional Development Partner The Minderoo Foundation.