Devised Theatre Workshop
Devised theatre is a form of theatre where the script originates not from a writer or writers, but from collaborative, usually improvisatory, work by a group of people (usually, but not necessarily, the performers.
Visiting Artist Leo Gene Peters will lead a workshop in creating original work with a collaborative group process. This workshop will teach a flexible process for creating new work that challenges the individual artists to connect with the questions they have about the world and utilize those questions to create imaginative, playful and transformative theatre. Through the workshop, participants will learn several techniques and skills for unearthing their own intuition; they will practice and grow their listening, curiosity, imagination, leadership, and creativity while exploring various techniques and methodologies for creating new performance. They will explore the purpose of performance in their own lives and the lives of their community and search for ways to make that purpose more vital, relevant and crucial to the world.
The workshop takes place over four consecutive evenings: Sunday August 12 through Wednesday, August 15 from 7:30-10:30PM at Cue Productions Live, 1835 Colfax St., Concord, CA 94520 (two blocks from Concord BART). Total cost is $200 for the four-session workshop.
Leo Gene Peters (Director/Creative Producer/Designer/Performer) graduated with a Master of Theatre Arts (Directing) Degree from Toi Whakaari and Victoria University of Wellington in 2004. Most recently, his company, a slightly isolated dog, ltd. has been creating several partnerships with local organizations and businesses, in order to develop new models/purposes for live performance. In 2011 he directed Awhi Tapu for Taki Rua Productions, which was nominated for several Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, including Best Director and Best Production. With a slightly isolated dog, he also directed Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants at Downstage, which he first directed for the 2009 STAB Season at BATS. Elephants received several Chapman Tripp Awards and Nominations as well, including Best Director and Production.
He's worked as a professional director, designer, technician, actor, tutor, facilitator and mentor for the past 10 years. From 2006 - 2011 he directed Paolo Rotundo's and Rob Mokaraka's Strange Resting Places for Taki Rua Productions(Chapman Tripp Nominations: Most Promising New Director, Production of the Year). Other original works include directing Settling (BATS/ STAB 2007 Chapman Tripp Nominee: Most Original Production) and Shifting (BATS 2006 Chapman Tripp Nominee: Most Promising New Director).
Cue Productions Live (View)
1835 Colfax St.
Concord, CA 94520
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|