A Call for Collaborators
Who: The Collage Theater (www.collagetheater.com)
What: An open Workshop/Audition to find eager, enthusiastic, diverse and reliable performers/collaborators
When: Friday November 18th from 10a-1p or Saturday November 19th from 10a-1p (you are welcome to attend both though only one is necessary)
Where: Studio 210 (3435 Cesar Chavez St., San Francisco, enter the building from the Cesar Chavez side of the building)
Why: The Collage Theater is holding an open Workshop/Audition for potential collaborators for their upcoming 2012 projects. The workshop/audition is FREE and will consist of a variety of activities including but not limited to movement and text based work, please come prepared to be active for the entire 3 hour period and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Please provide a creatively/artistically oriented resume, no previous or formal performance experience or training is necessary. Video or photos may be taken during the workshop/audition but we will respect your wishes regarding the usage of the content. If you cannot attend but are still interested in these projects please contact us anyway.
Compensation: All projects will include a modest, guaranteed stipend that will vary depending on length of commitment and additional fundraising.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending.
The following are brief descriptions of two of the projects Collage Theater is currently working on for the 2012 season:
Lead Collaborator: Darl Andrew Packard
“Of course, it was nothing at all to get out of the box. And since there was nothing to it, I felt no compulsive need to leave it. Yet I wanted someone, if possible, to lend me a hand.”
- Kobo Abe, The Box Man
Collage Theater dives down the rabbit hole to discover what connections might lie between Kobo Abe, Alice in Wonderland, Pete Seeger and a bunch of cardboard boxes. This piece is an exploration of the plague of homelessness affecting our country and our city and hopes to shed light on the absurd approaches that our society and government have taken to “solve” this issue. Through exercises by Augusto Boal and Michael Rohd, among many others we will incorporate movement, text, music and media to allow the audience an immersive experience and a brief glimpse into this unfamiliar world.
The rehearsals for The Garage Residency start in late November and run through our showing on Feb. 28-29. We are already exploring options for more funding and future residencies and performances of the work, which performers from The Garage Residency could have an option of being a part.
“Everyday I Get Dressed”
Choreography & Text by: Sarah Fiske
This piece plays with the idea of daily practice and the ways that we consent to put ourselves on display. We take a look at the interplay between performers and audience. How do performers seek to seduce an audience? How do audience members get what they want? Using a combination of improvisation, set movement phrases, tasks, and spoken texts, performers attempt to put themselves both physically and emotionally on display.
Looking for performers willing to be themselves on stage, explore their own comfort with various aspects of the process, and interested in elements of audience-performer interactions. Technical dance training preferred but not required.