THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Calling actors, dancers, writers, storytellers, and performers of all stripes!
This workshop will share an exciting toolkit for creating original performance works from the inside out. Using the creative strategies of physical theatre, improvisation, documentary-theatre and found text, collaborative dramaturgy, and movement scores, this 4 hour intensive will give you strategies to blow open your creative potential. Learn to be your own writer, performer, director and choreographer and develop approaches to working collaboratively across artistic disciplines!
Participants will have the opportunity to develop new work in the class, as well work on individual, pre-existing performance ideas.
About the instructor:
Ben Gorodetsky is a theatre maker, writer, producer, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently a visiting lecturer in Performance Studies at UBC – Okanagan. Ben is co-creator of the critically-acclaimed, political comedy duo Folk Lordz (VICE). Some of the places Ben has taught and performed improvisation include Vienna, Ljubljana, Reunion Island, Atlanta, Detroit, Austin, Philadelphia, LA, NYC, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. He is the former Associate Artistic Director of Edmonton’s Rapid Fire Theatre. His multimedia, physical theatre performances have been presented at Movement Research at Judson Church, The Tank NYC, Living Things Festival, Expanse Festival, The Brian Webb Dance Company, Mile Zero Dance, The Gas Station Arts Centre, and SpringWorks. Ben is the winner of the 2016 Emerging Artist Award at the Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts (Edmonton, AB) and a nominee for a Canadian Comedy Award in Improv. Ben holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta and an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from CUNY-Brooklyn College.