Basics of Neo Futurism: Personal Storytelling and Performance with the NY Neo Futurists!
Flying V is thrilled to bring the the NY Neo Futurists to the DC Metro Area to present a workshop into the Basics of Neo Futurism: Personal Storytelling and Performance Workshop from 10am-1pm on Saturday, March 21st at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, the morning after their performances of THE INFINITE WRENCH!
This workshop is rooted in storytelling and designed to strengthen confidence and communication while bringing creativity to center stage in personal, artistic, and professional life. Based on the Neo-Futurist approach to writing and performance, it focuses on developing a heightened awareness and staging unique experiences in order to find greater meaning in everyday life. The aim is to empower and affirm the lives of the participants and get them to infuse creativity into their work and performance. By drawing from personal experiences and cultivating extraordinary ideas from the seemingly ordinary, participants learn how to weave observation with imagination to create a powerful storytelling experience. No theater or writing experience necessary. There is a story in everything. Let's find it.
From the Neo's: "We believe that every individual lives stories worth telling on stage. Our workshops provide tools for transposing these true stories into theater by delving into the crafts of writing, directing, design and collaborative devising. Using the non-illusory aesthetic, participants will create new work and sharpen skills for performance that can be applied in any professional setting whether in the arts field or beyond. All experience levels are welcome."
Saturday, March 21, 2020
The Silver Spring Black Box Rehearsal Room
8641 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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ABOUT FLYING V: Founded in 2011, Flying V is a non-profit, ensemble-based company dedicated to creating theatre that invigorates and inspires people to live life with a greater sense of appreciation and adventure. A gateway drug that bridges the gap between pop culture and high culture, we are dedicated to the creation, development, and production of vibrant original work, offbeat contemporary plays, and performance art inspired by genre fiction and other modern mythologies. By creating work that reflects the intimate struggles of the human condition through vivid, high concept metaphors and artistic vigor, we hope to shine a light on the loneliness and isolation that so many feel and create a sense of connection and wonder. We are your Friendly Neighborhood Indie Theatre. Expect Awesome. Be Awesome.
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About THE NEO FUTURISTS: The New York Neo-Futurists are a diverse collective of writer-director-performers. They create theater that is a fusion of storytelling, sport, poetry, and living-newspaper. Through this, they foster a spontaneous community embracing those unreached or unmoved by conventional theater and inspiring them to thought, feeling, and action. Every week the New York Neo-Futurists create a show in Manhattan called The Infinite Wrench: the award-winning, energetic, always changing attempt to perform thirty original plays in about an hour. The show has an open run every weekend in the East Village and is a collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental. Since opening in 2004, the NY Neos have premiered more than 5500 new plays.
Aside from running a weekly late-night show, they have produced several award-winning main-stage productions including: Steve: A Docu-Musical, The Human Symphony, The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene ONeill: Vol. 1, Locker #4173b. Collectively they have been nominated for three Drama Desk Awards and more than a dozen New York Innovative Theatre Awards, and in 2017 The Infinite Wrench won the NY IT Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production. NY Neo-Futurists have toured to the Edinburgh Fringe and all around the United States, most notably to the Alden Theater, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Austin College, Grinnell College, Sarah Lawrence, URI, University of Texas, Hamilton, NYU, and Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. They also have been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, and Howl Around. More info: www.nynf.org
The Silver Spring Black Box Theatre (View)
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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