A LABORATORY FOR ACTOR TRAINING Experimental Theater Company (ALATetc) is a Brooklyn-based organization committed to creating and curating bold works for the stage, socially conscious performance projects and community-building events. ALATetc engages a fluid collective of artists and activists dedicated to developing young theater artists and new audiences by making theater that provokes dialogue and heightens our awareness of personal ethics.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Activities for the New Season!

Happy Spring!

We here at ALATetc are bursting with new life and find ourselves at the beginning of all things; there is so much for us to do and so much for us to learn.

This Summer amongst various activities we will be conducting our Performer Training Workshop, led by artistic directors Vernice Miller and Audrey Pernell with core member Soraya Broukhim on select Sundays this summer, beginning June 14th. The Training will consist of a series of rigorous physical and vocal exercises, rooted in the work of The Odin Teatret, The Roy Hart Theatre, Stemwerk/The Primitive Voice, as well as the practice of Yoga; and an in depth analysis of Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements & their practical application to our daily performance practice.

June 14th, 21st, 28th & July 12th, 19th, 26th from 11am-7pm / Location TBA
Fees: $400 paid in full by day one; otherwise $450, payment plans available

In January 2010, we will be hosting an intensive workshop with our mentor Roberta Carreri, world-renowned performer and master teacher of the Odin Teatret. The workshop will take place in conjunction with a presentation of Red Tent Fabrik – our original performance piece based on Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent, which tells the biblical story of the wives and only daughter of Jacob. In our piece, we aim to explore the common roots and rituals of the three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Islam, and Christianity) by weaving together different artistic and musical elements from these traditions. The project will be developed largely through ensemble-based physical and vocal improvisation and guided playwrighting, and will feature dynamic movement, polyphonic vocal music, and nonlinear storytelling.

The first phase of Red Tent Fabrik rehearsals for ALATetc core members & associate artists will begin in September, and will continue through January 2010. For outside artists, we are offering our exploratory summer training in lieu of a formal audition, with the intention of creating a space for us to get to know each other a bit better before we begin casting for the first phase of rehearsals this fall. We hope you will join us!

Bring comfortable clothing, some bottled water, a journal and writing utensils…. be prepared to move and to voice and to write! RSVP by Monday June 8th. Please direct all workshop questions to Vernice Miller.

Write us: vernice@alatetc.org Call us: 718-773-6803 Visit us: www.ALATetc.org