Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
Wednesday, October 2 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Open Dis[Courses]- Collaborative Theater Practice

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How do you create an atmosphere of safety and play so that everyone is inspired to take risks? What constitutes true and organic collaboration in a theater ensemble? What do the concepts of devised theater and site-specific theater mean? What are the historic and current practices employed to create and develop collaborative-based and ensemble-based pieces? Through a series of exercises, this course breaks down the barriers between the traditional theater disciplines (and each other), explores techniques for building ensembles of theater artists, teaches narrative from multiple points of view, and discovers the inspirational potential of non-traditional theater settings. The course culminate in presentations of group-developed theater pieces.

Faculty Organizer
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Mark Armstrong

Part-Time Lecturer, School of Drama

Wednesday October 2, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Arnhold Room 901