IN RESIDENCE AT IRT THEATER: July 8-July 21, 2013
IRT's Westside Experiment has joined Improbable Stage Company as they lead students through an incredible development process resulting in a show at IRT!
What is "NORMAL"?
The dictionary tells us that "normal" is- 1. of, relating to, or characterized by average intelligence or development. 2. traditional, upstanding, doesn't deviate from the norm. Not very inspiring. So, is it important to be "normal"? How do we collectively determine what "normal" even is? This devised theater piece created by the students of IRT's Westside Experiment and Improbable Stage Company explores the underlying concepts behind the word "normal"- what it is, how do we as a society or individuals determine it, how "normal" changes from culture to culture and throughout time and, ultimately, whether or not "normal" even exists?
Sunday July 21 1pm and 3pm
At IRT: 154 Christopher st. #3B (third floor)
$10 Senior and Student Discount
Running time 1 hour.
Since 2007, IRT Theater has made a mission of hosting radically affordable, full-immersion development residences for emerging and established artists. An offshoot of the IRT 3B Development Series, the IRT Westside Experiment will offer students the skills to create original devised theater in collaboration with a working theater company in residency at IRT, Improbable Stage Company.
The Improbable Stage Company is a not-for-profit, multigenerational, theatre company based in New York City. Our members are an impassioned ensemble that is dedicated to creating intriguing theatrical work, to supporting and nurturing seasoned and fledgling performers, and to inspiring and educating future generations of theatre artists.
Lead artist from Improbable Stage Company include:
Stacy A. Donovan: An artist and teacher, Stacy has spent her career collaborating with artists of all generations, in many different areas of the country, professional and non-professional, & it is this collaboration that inspired the Improbable Stage Company, of which she is the founder and artistic director. In 2012, Stacy and her company were selected to plan and implement the theatre curriculum for a new public high school in Union Square, The Harvest School. Improbable Stage's original works BOX (2010) and Listen . . . (2011) were developed in residency at IRT Theater. Stacy holds a BA in Theatre and an MA in English with a concentration in Dramatic Literature and Shakespeare, both from Columbia University.
Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village NYC, IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community for independent artists.
Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
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***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***
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154 Christopher Street #3B
New York, NY 10014
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|