Monday, May 9, 2016

Weekend Workshop Series in New York City

Viewpoints & Suzuki Training 
with Donnie Mather
New York City
June 2016

June 4 - 5          
INTRO to Viewpoints Training
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2pm (8 hours total)
Only $90 with Advance Registration (25% Discount available thru May 20)

June 11 - 12     
INTRO to Suzuki Training
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2pm (8 hours total)
Only $90 with Advance Registration (25% Discount available thru May 20)

June 18 - 19
MIXED LEVEL Suzuki / Viewpoints JAM
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2pm (8 hours total)
Only $90 with Advance Registration (25% Discount available thru May 20)

These physical approaches to actor training seek to develop the performer's connection to the ensemble and to their own body as an instrument. We will work with the voice/body connection through rigorous but playful physical forms. If you are brand new to the VIEWPOINTS or the SUZUKI TRAINING the first 2 weekends offer an accelerated introduction to the basics. However, if you have previous experience but have been away from the training for a while, then this offers a great way to reconnect to the work. NOTE: Participants can choose either weekend or take both.

The final weekend June 18-19 offers an opportunity to train alongside an exciting array of theatre professionals with a variety of level of experience. This is a more accelerated workshop covering not only the basics but variations on advanced material as well. PLEASE NOTE: Previous experience is a prerequisite for this intensive. It is possible to participate in the first two weekends in order to fulfill that requirement and there is a significant discount for attending all 3 weekends.

DONNIE MATHER has over 20 years experience with Viewpoints and the Suzuki Training leading workshops throughout Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Puerto Rico, & Turkey. He has studied and trained with Mary Overlie, Tina Landau, Anne Bogart, and SITI Company (Associate Artist 2000 - 2007). He's been a guest instructor at NYU, Columbia, Fordham, Marymount, The New School, Long Island University, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Bard College, The O'Neill Theatre Center, Hollins University, Hope College, Western Kentucky University, Louisiana State University, University of Houston, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and University of Puerto Rico. Currently, he is on faculty at the Atlantic Theatre School and the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Art.

VIEWPOINTS technique was first articulated by Choreographer Mary Overlie and later adapted for the stage by Director Anne Bogart and members of the SITI Company. The Viewpoints Training addresses issues of Time and Space through highly structured exercises and open improvisation. Performers expand their awareness through a unique physical vocabulary exploring the limits of theatre, movement, and music.

SUZUKI TRAINING was created by Japanese Director Tadashi Suzuki and his company. The training is a physical and vocal discipline that combines traditional and innovative forms. Through a series of rigorous exercises, the performer addresses energy, breath and concentration.

THE ADAPTATIONS LAB is an ongoing workshop series designed for performers of various disciplines to come together in a laboratory of training, collaboration, and exchange.

THE ADAPTATIONS PROJECT creates a theatrical body of work based on unusual source material by an ever-growing roster of Associate Artists. Founded by Donnie Mather, The Adaptations Project adapts New Forms of storytelling to create New Works for a New Century. For more info: