2018 Workshops

NALPA

A space in the heart of the midwest founded as a place where artists can learn from each other, teach and create new work.

Participate in a creative act.  Create change and what better place to do it than in the center of the United States in Muncie, Indiana.

All are welcome here!

The Summer of 2018 will offer three workshops:

Come live learn and work together. Workshop participants are all housed in the Charles Over Mansion or hosted by one of the neighbors in the historic district. Everyone eats breakfast and lunch together and then can use the kitchen to prep food for dinner or head out on the town. There are several great places within walking distance.

I have recognized that now more than ever artists need to explore and create. It is my mission to provide as affordably as I can that experience for as many theater artists as possible. Come one! Come All!

Humanity and Story: The Rise and Fall of the Other

Date: June 22nd – 29th

Cost: $475 Includes tuition/housing/breakfast and lunch.

Create a piece of theater in this 8-day intensive with collaborators from across the globe. This workshop will explore the creation of a theatrical language that combines multiple performance genres. Artists will invent culture based on the research of specific world performance practices.

This eight-day intensive will explore the creation of a theatrical language that combines mask, puppet, dance, music, poetry and text. It is a time for creation intended for playwrights, poets, actors, composers, dancers, creators, storytellers and puppeteers.

The theme of the workshop will be “The Rise and Fall and The Other” Workshop participants will be given research assignments prior to the workshop to help facilitate creation. The research and workshop will focus on creating a culture out which to tell story. The fictional culture will be based on the combination of several cultures researched by each working group.

The intensive will take place in the studio spaces at The North American Laboratory for the Performing Arts that include the production shop of Theater-Masks.com. The spaces can support creation and building on all levels.

The theme of the workshop will be “The Rise and Fall and The Other” Workshop participants will be given research assignments prior to the workshop to help facilitate creation. The research and workshop will focus on creating a culture out which to tell story. The fictional culture will be based on the combination of several cultures researched by each working group.

Daily schedule will include 6 hours of instruction per day plus extended hours for building masks, puppets, composing music and writing.

If you wish to register for the workshop click here to send an email to Jonathan.

Humanity and Story: The Other Today

Extension to “Rise and Fall”

Date: July 7th-14th
Cost: $475 Includes tuition/housing/materials/breakfast and lunch.

 

Took the Rise and Fall workshop last summer? Here’s its extension. Didn’t take last summers workshop and want to focus of the celebration of story intended to promote understanding and healing between peoples? This workshop’s for you!

The theme of this six-day intensive will focus on the contemporary experiences of the other and situations experienced by factionalized communities to explore the creation of a story telling language that intends to provoke empathy and understanding. Music, puppetry, mask work, dance, poetry, text and any other skill sets represented among the artists will be integrated to create a performance experience.

The intensive will take place in the studio spaces at The North American Laboratory for the Performing Arts that include the production shop of Theater-Masks.com. The spaces can support creation and building on all levels.

Daily schedule will include 6 hours of instruction per day plus extended hours for building masks, puppets, composing music and writing.

If you wish to register for the workshop click here to send an email to Jonathan.  Hopefully the online registration will be up and running soon.

A Training Workshop: The Mask in Actor Training

Date: July 15th-21st

Cost: $475 Includes tuition/housing/materials/breakfast and lunch.

Learn the practice of acting with masks. Learn the practice of training actors with masks. Participate in the oldest form of storytelling and explore with masks that speak to a universal human experience.

This six-day intensive is for actors, teachers and theater creators. Participants will use neutral and character masks to explore basic principles of acting, the mechanics of mask performance and the relationship of mask performance to contemporary theater. The last part of the workshop will be dedicated to devising short performance pieces with mask.

The intensive will take place in the studio spaces at The North American Laboratory for the Performing Arts that include the production shop of Theater-Masks.com. The spaces can support creation on all levels.

Daily schedule will include 6 hours of instruction per day.

If you wish to register for the workshop click here to send an email to Jonathan.