Ramesh Meyyappan VISUAL LANGUAGE
IRT Theater
New York, NY
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Ramesh Meyyappan VISUAL LANGUAGE
IN RESIDENCE: May 9 2016


Visual Language workshop is an introduction to and brief exploration of how a visual theatrical language can work.   Using traditional play texts as a basis for exploration, participants will have an opportunity to play with visual ideas and consider a myriad of visual possibilities within storytelling to create a short visual narrative.

This will involve a process of deconstruction taking the text back to its bare bones, considering the basic themes, characterizations and narrative structures. This done the participants can begin to consider re-telling the narrative making use of a wide range of visual and physical styles from the abstract to the very literal.

DATE:May 3 2016
TIME:6:30-9:30 PM
At :IRT Theater 154 Christopher st. suite 3B

Ramesh Meyyappan is a theatre creator who uses a mix of visual and physical theatre styles to continually develop and extend his theatrical visual vocabulary, his latest production Butterfly extended his practice to encompass puppetry.

Meyyappans superb, simple, deeply emotive aesthetic is a very welcome addition to Scottish theatre (Sunday Herald).

His solo performances and collaborations have toured nationally and internationally to much critical acclaim. Twice winner of Best Actor Life! Theatre Awards (Singapore), Snails and Ketchup (2012 Cultural Olympiad Unlimited) nominated for a Total Theatre Award. He was part of the Programme Design Team for the BA for Deaf at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is co-ordinating the Visual Theatre module within the degree program.

Performance Details

Created, Directed, and Performed by Ramesh Meyyappan
With Nicola Daley and Chris Alexander

Venue: 59e59
Butterfly Trailer
Date of Performance: 23 April  14th May 2016 (4 weeks run)

Ramesh Meyyappan would like to thank the following funders for their support:
Creative Scotland
National Arts Council Singapore
Singapore International Foundation

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRTs mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Office of Council Member Corey Johnson and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.

Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
For info visit www.irttheater.org

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
                    ***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***


IRT Theater (View)
154 Christopher Street #3B
New York, NY 10014
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!