"Nobody's Home" performance by the Medium Theatre Company"Nobody's Home" performance by the Medium Theatre Companyhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/253981James House2013-11-09T19:00:002013-11-09T20:00:00
November 9,2013 7:00PM–8:00PM
by the Medium Theatre Company
Saturday 11/9/13, 7 - 8pm
James House, Haverford College
Co-created by Mason Rosenthal and Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews
Performed by Mason Rosenthal
Original Music by Jonathan Pfeffer
Costumes by Rebecca Kanach
Direction and Design by Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews
Welcome to "Nobody's Home." Who am I? I am Nobody and this is my home—the show's title is not an idiom you silly thing! You have many questions I am sure, but before we begin, I have a single question for you: who are you? That's the one million dollar question, isn't it? Join me for the evening and leave a little bit closer to the answer...
A mysterious voice, baby turtles, tea, a game show, surprise guests, a flock of birds, and a coyote all become bedfellows in "Nobody's Home", a multi-sensory meditation on the nature of nothingness, performed for an extraordinary audience in an ordinary bedroom.
After a sold out run in Philadelphia, Nobody is going on tour. His first stop will be Haverford College before performances in New Orleans, Chicago, and New York City.
Nobody (a.k.a. Mason Rosenthal) is an actor, creator, dancer, director, and teacher from Skokie, Illinois. He holds a BFA in drama from New York University where he studied with The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Mason joined the faculty at The Atlantic in 2007. In 2011 he moved from NYC to Philadelphia to be the Headlong Performance Institute's first teaching fellow. His original work has been supported by FringeArts as a 2012-2013 LAB fellow and the Wyncote Foundation.
And, on Sunday:
Devised Theater Workshop with the Creators of Nobody’s Home
Sunday 11/10/13, 3:30 - 5:30pm
GIAC Swan Multipurpose Room
Instead of starting with a script, some performances start with a wild idea and one or more imaginative artists. Devised theater is the catch all term for this kind of original work and the end result can take a variety of forms. Creating original work means that you can follow your own creative impulses, your particular tastes, interests, questions, and fears. This workshop will give artists from any discipline a smattering of tools for devising their own material. It is an interdisciplinary approach that will draw from theater, voice, dance, and scripting techniques. The focus will be on unlocking skillful and spontaneous creativity.
We will connect body and mind with breath, wake up our senses, lift and throw each other around, and cultivate the skill of surprise. We will explore rhythm, perpendicularity, and layering. We will practice collaboration. We will make the familiar strange, the ordinary extraordinary, and the invisible visible.
Mason Rosenthal is an actor, dancer, director and teacher from Skokie, Illinois. He holds a BFA in drama from New York University where he studied with The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Mason joined the faculty at The Atlantic in 2007 and has taught many aspects of their core curriculum including voice, movement, script analysis, and acting technique. He has studied improvisational dance techniques with his mentor George Russell, since 2006 and is a practicing martial artist. In 2011 he moved from New York City to Philadelphia to be the Headlong Performance Institute's first ever teaching fellow. His original work has been supported by Fringe Arts as a 2012-2013 LAB fellow and by the Wyncote Foundation.
Since moving to Philadelphia he has created over 15 original performances that have seen him transforming into a tattooed Cockney skinhead, chugging a six pack of beer before fighting a professional boxer, chaining himself to the wall as Victor the feral child, and developing his very own TED talk gone wild on the science of human consciousness. This workshop is presented along with his most recent work "Nobody's Home" which will tour Philadelphia, New Orleans, Chicago, and New York City through November.
Organized by Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein & Abby Fullem // James House
Sponsored by the Hurford Center’s Student Arts Fund
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