Performance Workshop with Tim Miller

April 16-20, 2012: Call to participate! This workshop is for people to gather together and explore creating original performances.

Tim Miller is an internationally acclaimed solo performer. Hailed for their humor and passion, Miller's solo theater works have been presented all over North America, Australia, and Europe at such prestigious venues as Yale Repertory Theatre, the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is the author of the books SHIRTS & SKIN, BODY BLOWS and 1001 BEDS, which won the 2007 literary prize for best Drama-Theater book from Lambda Literary Foundation. Miller has taught performance in the theater departments at UCLA and at Cal State L.A. He is a founder of two of the most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 on Manhattan's Lower East Side and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA.

THE WORKSHOP:

A note from Tim: “My goal is to share a variety of strategies to create original performances from the tremendous energies and stories that are present in our lives. Using our own memories and myths as a jumping off point, we will see where a deep sense of personal history creates performance that jumps out from our bodies onto the stage or the page. We will work intensively for a week and the workshop will culminate in an ensemble-generated public performance from your fierce creativity! Please bring your hearts and brains, hopes and fears.” Because of the intensity of the workshop, we require the following: 1.      Commitment to participating in the entire workshop; 2.      A maximum of 25 participants BUT, no prior performance experience is necessary—just a willingness to explore and be part of it all!  This is a big time commitment, but we can assure you that it will be a life-transforming experience!

SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE:

**Workshop and Performance sessions held at Bryn Mawr College. Monday-Thursday 4/16-19: 6:30-10:00 PM Friday 4/20: 1:00-7:00 PM (this is for workshop/final rehearsal, break, public performance—time of performance TBD) By Monday, March 26th, email Sharon Ullman at sullman@brynmawr.edu with “Tim Miller Workshop” in the subject-line and the following information:

YES! I WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN TIM MILLER’S WORKSHOP!

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