Post by hotelsaintgeorge1 on Aug 3, 2017 8:59:01 GMT -6
Texas Tech University’s School of Theatre and Dance invites you to a free performance of a devised theatrical piece at Crowley Theater tonight, Thursday, August 3, at 7:00 PM. Students from Texas Tech University have spent the last two weeks in Marfa, learning and creating devised theatre in the second year of a summer program called The Marfa Intensives.
Devised Theatre is the act of originating a new, ensemble-built work that does not depend on a previously written text, but rather starts with an “invitation to obsession” called a hunch. The hunch for this year’s Intensive is borders.
The evening will kick-off with an essay reading by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright, who mentored students during the devising process for this year’s Intensive.
Under the direction of Rich Brown, a professor and award-winning director/deviser from Western Washington University, students followed his year-long model for devising in an abbreviated 11-day intensive workshop. Using Marfa and its surroundings at a backdrop for creative exploration and inspiration, students researched and created a devised work based on the idea of borders.
The Intensives brings together students from theatre and art, not only to translate the material of the environment around them, but to begin a strong, creative dialogue that crosses disciplines, a goal of the doctoral program in Fine Arts.
We hope to see you at the free performance of the devised work on Thursday, August 3, 7 PM at Crowley Theater.