Performance Workshop Series

Performance Discoveries: Workshop Series with Professional Artists

You Are the Weapon!

Beginning Stage Combat Workshop

Facilitated by Annie Enneking

September 19th, 24th,and 26th, 7:30p.m.-9:00p.m.
October 8th,10th, 7:30p.m.-9:00p.m.
October 15th 7:30p.m. with an 8:30 p.m. Open Showing

This beginning stage combat workshop will introduce you to basic techniques of staged violence (unarmed, rapier, and quarterstaff: Yes! Weapons!!). Students will perform techniques safely and with commitment, creating the illusion of violence. We will study and drill techniques, building to short choreographed fights. Emphasis will be placed on safety, good partnering, and acting intention. Stage combat is a great way to physically embody theatrical conceits such as motivation and conflict, and makes very pertinent the notion of action and reaction. And: it’s just really fun.


Def Poetics 

Spoken Word • History/Writing/ and Performance

Facilitated by Sha Cage and E.G. Bailey

October 21st through November 13th

November 14th, 15th Performances 6 p.m.

The workshop will focus on the history/tradition + writing + performance.

Participants should expect to have some lecture, video, listening sessions along with writing and performing their own pieces, studying different practitioners and engaging in performance exercises and dialogue in an environment that nurtures a spirit of ‘play’ and exploration and pushing the boundaries.