Stages of Change: LaGuardia Institute of Theatre for Social Transformation
SUMMER THEATRE TRAINING INSTITUTE
July 30-August 4 2018
Hosted by LaGuardia Performing Art Center's Stages of Change, a LaGuardia Community College/CUNY Institute of Theatre for Social Transformation
The Ping Chong + Company Summer Institute is designed to engage and inspire artists, teachers, students, and community practitioners interested in developing unique performance projects that explore oral history, art, and community engagement. This intensive week-long workshop, led by Ping Chong, Sara Zatz, and Ryan Conarro, will explore the innovative community-based performance and documentary theatre practices of Ping Chong + Company.
During this one-week intensive, participants will:
•Learn the history of Undesirable Elements and the process of creating an ensemble-based oral history work;
•Learn how to conduct interviews and develop original script components based on the Undesirable Elements process;
•Learn techniques for working in schools and with youth to develop personal narratives in theatrical form;
•Learn strategies to build relationships with community organizations;
•Experience Master Classes with Ping Chong, exploring the aesthetics and social justice issues of his multidisciplinary works such as Cocktail, Blind Ness and The East West Quartet.
APPLICATION – Apply here; applications will be accepted by this form only until April 15th. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be by email on or before May 15th, 2018. A wait-list for a limited number of applicants will be established. Wait-listed candidates will be notified immediately by e-mail and/or phone if a place in becomes available.
WORKSHOP FEE - The 2018 Workshop fee is $750. Limited financial aid is available
HOUSING/MEALS - Housing and meals are the sole responsibility of the participants.
DAILY SCHEDULE/LOCATION - Workshop hours are 10am-6pm. There will be some required independent evening sessions/assignments. All sessions will take place at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City, NY. Participants MUST commit to attending the entire week and all sessions.
•April 15, 2018 Completed application due
•May 15, 2018 Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance to all applicants
•June 4, 2018 Accepted candidates must confirm attendance
•July 30-Aug 4, 2018 Training institute
For questions about the Ping Chong + Company Summer Institute, please email Sara Zatz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does art animate social change? How do justice seekers activate art effectively for their movements? In this 6 week course we will research the work of performing and visual artists who seek to use their artistic practice to propel social movements. The goal is for each student to articulate a proposal for a piece of visual or performance art that strategically serves a particular social movement. Each session will include in-class writing and devising assignments as well as discussions of critical readings. We will also be visited by guest artists that will share the successes and challenges of creating and producing work that seeks to instigate change. For the final presentations, we will invite social service workers from various fields to discuss the strategic potential of each proposal.
WORKSHOP FEE - The 2018 Workshop fee is $300.
For questions about the Performance Animating Social Justice Workshop, please email LPAC at email@example.com