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Apply Today For A Tuition Free Fellowship in the Directing MFA at Carnegie Mellon University

John Wells Fellowship MFA in Directing at Carnegie Mellon University DEADLINE: January 1, 2017 Apply Online –> The School of Drama John Wells Directing Program is a three-year graduate directing MFA. It is designed for directors who wish to expand and develop their skills and join a think tank to envision the future of theater and contemporary performance. The John Wells Directing Fellows are encouraged to think critically and adventurously about their work in a generative environment. The program admits two highly motivated directors as John Wells Fellows each year who demonstrate the ability and drive to articulate their own vision for theater and performance. 
 Directing skills are honed in workshops and performances, as well as through theory, history, and studio classes. CURR...

In Performance: The Builders Association’s Elements Of Oz December 1-18, 2016 (NYC)

Builders Association ELEMENTS OF OZ Co-presented with 3LD Center for Art & Technology December 1-18, times vary Tickets $15-$25 Use code GLINDA2020 to get $5 off opening weekend tickets (December 1-4).  Location: 3LD Center for Art & Technology Address: 80 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10006 Phone: (212) 645-0374 ELEMENTS OF OZ draws on one of the richest examples of escapist American entertainment, The Wizard of Oz. We revel in the multiplicity of interpretations of this iconic example of popular culture, and examine how tens of thousands of people across the country (and across the globe) have made Oz their own. Through the use of YouTube tributes, a re-contextualization of the film, and the incorporation of new technologies, ELEMENTS OF OZ celebrates and deconstructs this incredibl...

Interview: Sara Lyons on her adaptation of “I’m Very Into You” by Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark

I’m Very Into You Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark Adapted and Directed by Sara Lyons Nov. 9-11 In 1995, the writers Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark met at a conference in Australia and had a brief, passionate affair. Wark lived in Sydney, Acker in San Francisco, so after Acker’s return to the United States they continued their correspondence via the emerging technology of email. This correspondence was recently collected and published in a volume titled I’m Very Into You, and now Sara Lyons, a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, has adapted I’m Very Into You for the stage in an original production opening this week. I sat down with Sara over a cup of tea to discuss her adaptation, the limits of language, queering binaries, and spreading the good fucking word about ...

Productivity: Creating/Reorganizing Your Artist/Company Website

Below is the first post (part of a series of 5) about getting your artistic house in order. Create or reorganize your artist website! First things first. If you do not have a website, make one. Here is a list of options for hosting your own website. Self hosted managed wordpress site at The Soft Machine  $6.99 a month – we recommend self hosting your own managed wordpress site. You will have full control of your plugins and theme option/designs and a managed wordpress has automatic backup safeguards. Squarespace.com $8 a month Wix $12.42 a month (they have a free version with ads, but that doesn’t look very professional). Weebly $4 a month (they have a free version with ads, but that doesn’t look very professional) If you know of another hosting option that you like or us...

Education: MFA in Video & Media Design at Carnegie Mellon University

Apply to The School of Drama Graduate Video & Media Design MFA  The School of Drama Graduate Video & Media Design Option is a conceptually rigorous, hands-on and innovative three–year program, which teaches advanced technical skills in a critical context. This program is designed for forward thinking and fearless artists working at the forefront of media technology and the Arts. Course work is focused on experimentation and collaboration. Classes like Expanded Theater and Mediated Reality explore state of the art image creation and display technologies as new forms of meaning production, while Future Stages (the flagship collaborative class), is where Graduate students from the Design & Directing programs work with the Senior Actors to devise new works exploring the rich potent...

Education: Master Program in Devised and Object Theatre at Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre at DAMU in Prague

Directing for Devised and Object Theatre Accepting applications for Academic Year 2017/18 Deadline for submitting Applications for Academic Year 2017/18 is January 31, 2017 Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) announces: Master Degree in Directing for Devised and Object Theatre a 2 year English language directing for alternative and puppet theatre program at the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre (KALD) Apply now Program Overview The Master in Directing for Alternative and Puppet Theatre offers advanced studies in the practice of theatre-making with a twofold focus: learning the process of devising a theatre performance from scratch, with a strong emphasis on a visuality of expression. Students will learn to create theatre performances with strong vi...

In Print: Meg Stuart: Make The First Move

OUT NOW: #41 / MEG STUART: MAKE THE FIRST MOVE “I have always felt very comfortable with being upside down, off balance, and ungrounded when I am dancing.” mono.kultur #41 / Summer 2016 English / 15 x 20 cm / 48 Pages € 5.00 at mono-konsum.com Delirious, vulnerable bodies running, stumbling, sliding from ramps, crashing into each other in full flight; whirling dancers in states of trance and abandon; traces of patterns emerging and dissolving: the work of American choreographer and dancer Meg Stuart is an enigmatic and dazzling experience of dance as a multisensory attack, distilling harmony out of chaos, grace out of roughness, moments of intensity out of daily rituals and gestures. Meg Stuart’s work is not about the elegance and beauty of dance, or at least not in the conventional sense....

Education: MFA in Directing at Carnegie Mellon University John Wells Program

John Wells Fellowship MFA in Directing at Carnegie Mellon University DEADLINE: January 1, 2017 Apply Online –> The School of Drama John Wells Directing Program is a three-year graduate directing MFA. It is designed for directors who wish to expand and develop their skills and join a think tank to envision the future of theater and contemporary performance. The John Wells Directing Fellows are encouraged to think critically and adventurously about their work in a generative environment. The program admits two highly motivated directors as John Wells Fellows each year who demonstrate the ability and drive to articulate their own vision for theater and performance. 
 Directing skills are honed in workshops and performances, as well as through theory, history, and studio classes. CURR...

In Performance: I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER NOW (COIL)

David Neumann and Advanced Beginner Group I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER NOW is inspired by the death of David Neumann’s parents which sandwiched Hurricane Sandy. A hurricane is an appropriate metaphor for this performance. We see a flurry of emotions centered around the decline of a man who was once the master of his domain. I UNDERSTAND redefines death as a kind of failure. It uses failure as way to highlight the beauty of Death. Neumann has created a wacky, resplendent mess that is a lot of fun and a little sad.  The scenic element designed by MacAuthur Genius Grant winner Mimi Lien is a playground that has many surprises for Neumann and his performers. The ending is a great example of scenic design, staging, and performance coming together to make the perfect storm. I Understand ...

Apple Is Testing Watch-Like Device

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Johnny Depp’s wife Amber Heard, 29, breaks her silence on their marriage

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