The Illyrian Players proudly present our first ever class...
HEALING THROUGH PERFORMANCE
(for actors and non-actors)
Created and led by Artistic Director and Thespomancer Carly D. Weckstein
SCHEDULE: Day 1 - Monday, September 17th, 7:30pm-10:30pm Day 2 - Monday, September 24th, 7:30pm-10:30pm Day 3 - Monday, October 1st, 7:30pm-10:30pm Day 4 - Monday, October 8th, 7:30pm-10:30pm
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this class is to reconnect you with your purpose as an artist, actor, performer, storyteller or creative being. We will harness playfulness, fearlessness and even fear as tools to recharge and recenter your creative spirit from the burnout of the LA hustle. We will explore the power of performance, story telling and ritual to realize the sacredness of our practice and its ability to heal our selves and each other. This class includes exercises and games from Clowning, Viewpoints, Mask Work, Theatre of the Oppressed, Theatre of Witness, Melodrama and Devised Theatre.
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR? Actors, performance artists, musicians, comedians, dancers, performers of any kind - or literally any folx who are interested in rekindling their creative flame! This class is recommended for adults (18+) but exceptions can be made for mature high schoolers.
OVERVIEW: DAY 1 - Moving Through Space and Stories (Theatre of the Oppressed, Theatre of Witness, Viewpoints) Day 2 - The Masks We Wear (Clowning, Mask Work) Day 3 - Darkness and Desires (Melodrama, Theatre of the Oppressed / Rainbow of Desire) Day 4 - Manifest Magic (Devising from Themes/Folktales/Music)
SIZE: 10-14 people
COST: $175 for 4 classes, running 3 hours each (12 hours total) DISCOUNT!!! If you sign up with a friend, you each can pay $150 for 4 classes, running 3 hours each (12 hours total), saving $25 per person Payment accepted in installations, but this class is a set of 4 that build upon each others - you cannot take class for only one of the night. Inquire about sliding scale payment, this class is designed to be accessible! Special discount for Illyrians, inquire with Carly.
RSVP: To reserve your spot email firstname.lastname@example.org You will be asked to make a downpayment of $25 to hold your spot
QUESTIONS? Feel free to email any questions or concerns to email@example.com
"I had the pleasure of working with Carly for The Red Letter Project, and it was one of the more informative artistic experiences of my adult career. There is a deftness and attentiveness she has for her performers, and the pieces she pours herself into, that brings the hardest of works to life. She moves with an honest understanding that makes it easy to play and create uninhibited work." - A'raelle Flynn-Bolden, Actor
"Carly working on a project means you will have the best opportunity to be heard and have a safe space. She encourages respect, boundaries and open dialogue, offering the most comfortable place to take big changes and explore artistically. I worked on a very personally challenging piece with Carly, which included several sexual situations. Sensing my hesitation, Carly immediately opened a dialogue about my concerns and helped my communicate my worries in a comfortable way." - Sophie Green, Actor & Director
"I have had the privilege of working with Carly, leading traumatized children of widely varied ages in a program of theatre games, collaborate exercises and artistic projects. She is a wise, enthusiastic and carefully sensitive artist, and trainer of artists." - Mark Hein, Artistic Director Actaeon Players
"Carly is collaborative, energetic and willing to try weird ideas. Her trust in her team is amazing and her jump-in-headfirst attitude inspired us." - James Ferrero, Actor & Designer