On the evening of Sunday, February 15, we will launch a new program, one that’s been brewing for a long time.It’s geared toward folks who LOVE
theatre, but who have little, if any, first hand knowledge of the process of creating it.Over the years, in post-performance discussions, I’ve found there’s a hunger
for glimpses into the theatrical process: What
makes a play work? Who
was responsible for a successful moment or scene? The playwright? The actor? The director? The designer? A combination?
In Momentous Moments: Deconstructing the Theatrical “Event”, using our current UpStage production Seminar, we will explore those elements in a unique and exciting way. By taking several memorable and particularly affecting moments, or in theatre parlance, “events”, and deconstructing them: We’ll take them apart and examine the various elements that, combined, moved you. Stirred you. Made you laugh, cry, sigh, gasp.
Through a kind of stop action theatre, or instant re-play, we’ll explore those “events”, reworking, re-tooling the moments. In doing so, we will develop an awareness of what makes 2nd Story experience unique: What makes 2nd Story 2nd Story?
Along with myself and the actors, 2nd Story board member and scholar, Rhoda Flaxman, will share and compare the communal experience of artists and audience.
In order to participate in this 90-minute event, it is imperative that you attend a performance of Seminar beforehand. We will ask you to submit for re-play one moment that you found memorable. Four “events” will then be chosen for deconstruction.
If this sounds like something that would intrigue you, excite you, scroll down and sign up for our email list to hear more about the program.
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