One of the things that I love most about Fertile Ground is how everyone gets so excited about new works. New plays are the lifeblood of the theatre. It’s what keeps the art form alive. Having a good idea isn’t enough, however. You need to work with people who are experienced in bringing new ideas to the stage, so that you can have a fully realized idea.
Hand2Mouth, one of my personal favorite new companies, is hosting an exciting workshop for new performance works.
New Work Workshop Series
Venue: the mOuth (inside Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont St.)
Dates: Jan 22 & 29 @ 1:30pm and Jan 23 & 30 @ 9am
Tickets: $20 each ($15 w/ Festival Pass or if registered for multiple workshops) | www.Hand2MouthTheatre.org
Join some of Portland’s brightest minds in new performance as you participate in up to four workshops during the Festival, each providing a taste of creating new performance work in a unique and exciting way. These intense three-hour workshops will get you on your feet and involved in creating performance, generating text, improvising, clowning, and much more. Workshops will cater to all skill-levels, from the curious beginner to the advanced performer/creator. This year’s series includes:
Jan 22: Jonathan Walters (Artistic Director of Hand2Mouth Theatre)
Jan 23: Rachel Fachner (founding member of Collective Dance NY)
Jan 29: Heather Pearl (founding member of Nomadic Theatre)
Jan 30: Kate Sanderson (founding member of Fever Theatre)
Find details about each workshop and register at www.Hand2MouthTheatre.org.
Register early as enrollment is limited!