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-The Hinterlands- DEAD ROAD

Jul 13 2010

Co-Creator/Performer

Directed by Richard Newman

Cooking Fire Theatre festival

Toronto Canada

The Hinterlands is now based in Detroit and the plan is to develop the show into an hour long performance. You can follow their very interesting work on this blog site.

http://thehinterlandsensemble.tumblr.com/


-Studio 81-PENNARUM

Feb 13 2010

Co-Creator/Facilitator/Director

Studio 81

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

El Dorado High School

Edinburgh Scotland and Placerville, CA

 

These are the photos of the Dress rehearsal right before they left for Scotland. There was no lighting and set for this run.


-Agder University- KING UBU

Oct 13 2009

Director

King Ubu by Alfred Jarry

Agder University

Kristiansand, Norway


-Dell ‘Arte Thesis- Bathed In Sunlight

Jun 23 2009

Performer/Co-writer

Written and Directed by Barney Baggett


-Dell ‘Arte Thesis- Its Only Temporary

Jun 14 2009

My Thesis project entitled “Its Only Temporary”

My research was in the play of the actor. We took the common themes of work and incarceration and developed a piece driven by the characters playing in relationship to one another. The Piece was featured at the Network Of Ensemble Theatre Festival in 2009 where it opened for the festival and also had a run at the Brava Theatre.

Writer and Director

 


-The Hello Show- Promo and performances

Mar 13 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Creator/ Performer

The Hello Show- A show that engages small towns with a need to say “Hello!”

Tour of California Coffee shops, Bars and other unconventional spaces.

 

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-Bali- Teaching Acrobatics

Feb 05 2009

While in Bali Ida Fugli and I had the chance to teach Acrobatics to 7-12 year old students at the Pelangi School in South Lontundu, Ubud


-Bali- Topeng Dance and Shaow Puppetry

Feb 04 2009

For our third year at Dell ‘Arte School director Joan Schirle led our class and an outside group to study and train with master teachers of Topeng dance, Shadow Pupetry, and mask carving while immersing ourselves in the Balinese culture. These are some of the pictures I took of the whole experience.

Here is a video I put together giving a small glimpse of my time there.


-Horror Experiment-

Oct 01 2008

2007-2008

Produced by Tyler Olsen (Now Founder of Dangerous Productions in Minnesota)

2007 performed as Zombie in a performance of Thriller choreographed by Nathaniel Justiniano

2008 performed as Bolo in “The Bath” Written by Toby Mulford

in 2007-2008, Inspired by the gruesome style of Grand Guignol, Tyler Olsen helped organize and put together three horrific tales of blood and guts for Halloween. In 2007 it was performed at the Dell’Arte Carlo Theatre where I played a Zombie. The Second in 2008 was performed at The Playhouse in Arcata California. I was cast in “The Bath” an Original Script written by Toby Mulford, an MFA graduate of Dell’Arte International. I played Bolo a russian mobster hired to kill the daughter of the crime boss by pouring acid on her if she doesnt pay ransom. It was a challening role to play because of all the techniques it takes to make the effects look real.


-Glasnost- Promo Video

Jun 15 2008

Here is a promotional video for our Glasnost Marching Band! Enjoy!


-Glasnost the Famiglia Marching Band- street performances/Holiday Show

Jun 14 2008

Here is a link to our music played live on KHSU:

Glasnost on KHSU

Co-Creator with ensemble, performed as character “poosh”

Played trumpet and accordion.

During my second year of study at Dell ‘Arte my fellow classmates and I created Glasnost the famiglia marching band. We were a character band who played on the streets during events and festivals. This was a side project non-related to the school. We were invited to many cabarets, fundraisers, and events where we would perform a full set of music for the crowds. This became something we did in our past time as we started to gain some fame in the Humboldt area since we were appearing regularly throughout 2007-2008. We were featured on KHSU twice and played on the streets in San Francisco during the christmas season. The band continued on throughout the year of 2008 performing everywhere they were invited. For the fall of 2008 it was decided that Glasnost would be the Dell ‘Arte companies holiday show prodution. We toured a family friendly version of “The Glasnost Familglia Holida Show” under the Direction of Joan Schirle.


-Dell ‘Arte- Tragedy Article

Jun 13 2008

This is an article about our Tragedy production at Dell ‘Arte. As an ensemble of nine we put blood sweat and tears into discovering what it is to devise a contemporary tragedy.

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/arts/2008/06/12/aspects-tragedy/


-Dell ‘Arte- Tragedy

Jun 06 2008

Co-creator of ensemble written “Between two Winters”

This show had two versions:

First version rehearsals were facilitated by both Brian Moore and myself and directed by Ronlin Foreman

Second version was directed by Ronlin Foreman and performed in San Francisco at the Magic Theatre.

I performed as Earl a TV news producer

The final project of the second year was an 8-week intensive study in the style of tragedy. We explored elements of the chorus, tragic gesture (with Donlin Foreman and Ronlin Foreman), the protagonist, and playwriting. As an ensemble we created the play “Between Two Winters”. The performance ended up having two versions. The first version was performed at the Dell ‘Arte theatre then we continued to re-structure and explore further into our story for another 4-weeks with Ronlin Foreman as the director. We took the 2nd version to San Francisco performing it in the Magic Theatre for three nights and a Sunday Matinee.

Photos by: Jorin Bossen


-Dell ‘Arte- Adaptations

Feb 04 2008

Co-Creator of Ensemble devised “Georgy Porgy”

Played “real” Georgy

Our next project in the 2nd year was for 3 groups of 3 to adapt any text or story into a 20-minute play. My group worked with the story “Georgy Porgy” by Roald Dahl. We created huge cardboard masks (designed by me) and a huge surreal world based in the head of Georgy Porgy, who has a terrible perception of women. The play was an attempt to¬†explore the¬†effects of misogyny and toxic masculinity.


-Dell ‘Arte- Aneis De Saturno

Oct 04 2007

Student, Co-creator, and performer in demonstration

In the beginning of our second year of study at Dell ‘Arte we were given the opportunity to train with Carlos Simioni, a performer and member of the company LUME in Brazil. We spent 3 months with Carlos developing a demonstration performance of his training. With him we developed a method of training that was quite successful in training the actor body to be fully present and engaged within an ensemble.

Photos by Jorin Bossen


-Dell ‘Arte- Orleans Rural Residency

May 22 2007

Co-Created, Ensemble devised, and Stagemanaged

Performed in mask and played accordion as “Grandpa the story-teller”

Taught workshops at Orleans Elementary, Junction School, and a school near the Forks of Salmon.

For the last two weeks of our first year of Dell ‘Arte, the class was split into two groups and sent into small rural communities to provide workshops and put together a together a theatrical piece based on issues and topics pulled from interaction with the community. Our group went to the Yurok reservation in Orleans, California, where we camped next to the school grounds and taught workshops.


Photos by Danica Curcic


-Dell ‘Arte- Carlo Finals

May 01 2007

Co-created in ensemble devised “The Unknown Sea”

Played Tedev the Blind Messenger

For the final project at Dell ‘Arte the students are asked to get in groups and create a 10-minute play pulling from any of the style blocks that they are inspired by. Our project pulled from both Clown and Melodrama. It turned into a surrealistic piece based on a story about a woman who has had a stillborn child and what happens to that child in the world between life and death.

Photos by Carol Eckstein


-Dell ‘Arte- Clown Finals

Apr 04 2007

Performed as Self-created clown character Richard Duffington

The final “style block” of the 1st year program deals with Comedy. The students are guided through five weeks of making an attempt to “be funny” with master teacher Ronlin Foreman. The final performance consisted of Clown Duos, Trios, and groupings in a fast paced night filled with gags and jokes.

Photos by Katie O’Neill


-Dell ‘Arte-Melodrama

Apr 04 2007

Co-Created ensemble written “Break From Life”

I played the Doctor

The second “style block” of training in the first year was a five-week course in Melodrama. We explored how to devise through playwriting a 10-minute story that ended with a triumph of virtue. Working with characters that could potentially contain an emotional depth. The final performances were student-devised melodramas.

Photos by Ilan Ben-Yahuda


-Dell Arte- Commedia “Gotta Go”

Feb 04 2007

Performed in Caravaggio written by Joan Schirle adapted by students to become “Love Bites”

I played the Arlequino Archetype

The first “style block” of Dell ‘Arte. We trained for five weeks in mask and character in the style of Commedia. For the performance our class was divided into 4 groups where we created our own version of the Caravaggio or improvisational structure written by Joan Schirle. The characters were based on the Commedia archetypes.

Photos by Carol Eckstein


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