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Building Blocks for Devised Work: The UMO Ensemble Method at Venado Retreat
Venado Retreat
Healdsburg, CA
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Jul 07, 2018 9:30 AM

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Early Bird Discount $225.00 ($233.87 w/service fee)
A Special Price Before June 7th. Includes workshop, meals and camping (byo tent,) 5 meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner with beer/wine)  
General Admission $275.00 ($285.62 w/service fee)
Includes workshop, meals and camping (byo tent,) 5 meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner with beer/wine)  
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Building Blocks for Devised Work: The UMO Ensemble Method at Venado Retreat
Part of the 2018 Fury Factory Festival of Devised Theater
Led by Executive Artist Elizabeth Klob and Company Member Maria Glanz

A two-day/one-night workshop in the woods July 7 & 8

Returning to their second FURY Factory festival direct from Vashon Island, WA, UMO shares the building blocks of their method of devising physical ensemble theater developed over the last 27 years. This workshop includes food, lodging and overnight camping or room upgrades in beautiful Sonoma County.   Whether youre a seasoned performer looking to expand and refresh their own skills or an emerging artist looking to fill their artistic toolbox, this workshop will get your juices flowing.  

Share, play, learn and create with UMO!

Registration & Details:
Dates: Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th
Times: Arrive 9:30am-11am Saturday, depart 2pm-3pm Sunday
Location: Venado Retreat, Healdsburg, CA |
Registration: $275 - includes meals and camping (bring your own tent,) 5 meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner with beer/wine)  

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - $225 before June 7th

Indoor room upgrades with private bath and work exchange are available, as well as discounts for foolsFURY members and work exchange. Please contact Deborah Eliezer at for details and rates.

Instructor Bios:

Elizabeth Klob has been a theater artist for over 30 years; designing, directing, performing, teaching and leading the UMO Ensemble as executive artist for the last 15 years.  She started her artistic journey in the NYC and finally found a home in the alternative theater scene of Seattle in 1992.  She has created over 15 devised, original pieces with many different collaborators including the UMO Ensemble, Acrobatic Conundrum and her favorite solo performer Maria Glanz.  She lives on Vashon Island, WA with her family and too many animals to count.  

Maria Glanz is an actor, solo performer, writer and teacher. Her works Puuhonua (place of refuge) and See Me Naked received Best of Fest honors at several US & Canadian Fringe Festivals. She won the Hugo House New Play Award for VIC (Spirit Made Flesh) and received an Artist Trust Fellowship in Theatre. A member of UMO Ensemble, Maria performed in and was a lead writer for FAIL BETTER: Beckett Moves UMO and Resistance Cabaret, and wrote Falling Awake, premiering at Seattles ACT Theatre in March.

New. Athletic. Poetic, Loud, Theatre. UMO Ensemble is one of the most innovative, compelling and critically acclaimed performance companies based in the Pacific Northwest. Their mission is to stir the human spirit and incite the imagination by providing awe, challenge and inspiration through the original and compelling art that is UMO.

This workshop is presented by foolsFURY as part of the FURY Factory festival of ensemble and devised theater. For more information about foolsFURY trainings, shows, or the festival, visit for a complete schedule.

Venado Retreat is a 33-acre artist retreat center whose mission is to create community through arts and the outdoors. For more information about bringing your workshop, event or retreat, visit


Venado Retreat (View)
Mill Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
United States

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Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Education > Workshops

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


Owner: foolsFURY Theater
On BPT Since: Feb 02, 2006
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