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Workshop Title: Moment Work, Tectonic Theater Project – Workshop 1
Workshop Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017
Workshop Time: 1:30 - 4:45 PM

Workshop Title: Moment Work, Tectonic Theater Project – Workshop 2 (Repeat of Workshop 1)
Workshop Date: Friday August 4, 2017
Workshop Time: 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Tickets Available: 25 Ticket Price: $50/per person

Artist: Tectonic Theatre

Workshop Description:
Moment Work is a flexible devising process. It can be utilized to create spectacle for new or existing plays or to activate non-theatrical source material, such as interviews. This three-hour workshop, with Tectonic’s master teacher Barbara Pitts McAdams, explores how to employ non-text “elements of the stage” to build highly theatrical narratives — one “moment” at a time. Moment Work is the process used to create Tectonic’s best known plays: The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, 33 Variations and I Am My Own Wife.

Barbara Pitts McAdams is a co-author of Tectonic Theater Project’s Moment Work (Random House, 2018). As a Moment Work master teacher, she has lead training labs and devised new plays at colleges across the country. Most recently, Barbara was invited to Vietnam for the Asian Pacific Activities Conference (APAC), teaching Moment Work and devising with students from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines. As actor/dramaturg for The Laramie Project, she appeared at BAM, Alice Tully Hall, Union Square Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Denver Center and Sundance Theater Lab. She also appears in HBO Film’s The Laramie Project and shares an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Made for TV Movie. Favorite theater credits: WeLL (w/Lisa Kron, Huntington Theatre); Leigh Fondakowski’s The People’s Temple (Guthrie, Berkeley Rep); Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire (Triad Stage, NC); West Coast premieres of Stephen Belber’s Drifting Elegant and Rebecca Gilman’s Sweetest Swing In Baseball (Magic Theater, San Francisco), and Adam Bock’s The Typographer’s Dream (Encore Theater, San Francisco). TV/Film: Forever, Person of Interest, Kidnapped, 30 Rock, One Life to Live, As The World Turns, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Comedy Central’s Pulp Comics, and the webseries Anyone But Me (on Hulu).

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