Las Vegas welcomes Jeff Wirth and Joanna Harmon fresh off of The Interactive Deep Dive, the nationally-praised 9-month research intensive focused on interactive story. Together, they lead a series of workshops on Interactive Performance techniques for creatives on the newest frontier of live entertainment. This workshop series is by Live Action Set in partnership with Majestic Repertory Theatre.
Are you ready to expand your improvisational and acting limits? This workshop-intensive series focuses on the emerging form of interactive performance, a style in which performers facilitate audience members’ engagement as they become co-creators of improvised, dramatic stories. This powerful form of free play builds “quadruple threat” performers by melding the skills of acting, dramatic improvisation, story structure, and social psychology to create narratives fueled by meaningful interactions between performers and audience participants.
Note: Sessions A and B focus on the same material. Limit 12 participants per session.
Discover cutting-edge models, tools, and best practices for writing co-created stories by tapping into the deep capacities of your mind, body, and intuition. This workshop provides practical and tangible creation tools for designers and writers of live immersive and interactive performance experiences. Take your ideas from seed to sprout.
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INTER-ACTIVE ACTING A: $270 | INTER-ACTIVE ACTING B: $240 | WRITING AND DESIGNING INTER-ACTIVE: $120
Take two workshops and take $50 Off with code SAVE50 at checkout. | Tuition is refundable until one week before each session. Completion letter is available. Scholarships available.
Majestic Repertory Theatre, 1217 S. Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89104
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Jeff Wirth is the Director of Interactive PlayLab in New York City, where he conducts training, playtests, and prototypes for interactive performance projects. Most recently, he served as director of The Interactive Deep Dive, a 9-month think-tank in Austin, TX focused on developing the field of interactive story with 9 other individuals from around the country. Jeff has consulted for such top-tier clients as Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, and Disney Imagineering. He authored the book Interactive Acting and has written and directed over 100 interactive shows. Jeff served on the faculty at the University of Central Florida, and he has led master classes at universities and festivals across the United States. Jeff’s eclectic background also includes ballroom dancing, computer programming, and clowning for the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. interactivplaylab.com Link to Jeff's book: http://a.co/3JJTCE7
Joanna is a producer, director, and performer whose aesthetic blends theater and dance. Her work strives to answer the question, "What can theater do that no other medium can?" She has led the creation of over a dozen full-scale performances ranging in styles such as dance-theater, clown, and large-scale immersive and interactive productions. Across these styles, she explores the relationship between performer and audience member, which has led her to develop interactive story techniques that allow participants to become co-creators of their own experiences. She is a Co-Producing Artistic Director of Live Action Set and a member of The Interactive Deep Dive. joannaharmon.com
Live Action Set is led by Noah Bremer and Joanna Harmon and is a Minneapolis-based and nationally active physical theater performance company founded in 2003. The company is committed to creating visually poetic, wildly imaginative, and accessible performance experiences that harness the indefinable power of the human spirit. Over its 15 year history presenting performances and leading workshops across the country, productions have received numerous accolades and awards, including two Ivy Awards for “Best Overall Production” and “Excellence in Theatrical Design.”
Majestic Repertory Theatre was established in the fall of 2016 at ALIOS, an arts space in the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District. The "Majestic" name was chosen in honor of one of the first theatres in Las Vegas, the Majestic Theatre which was located on Fremont Street. Active in the early 1900s, it was a vaudeville house and cinema. Majestic Rep focuses primarily on the American canon, old and new, and gives emphasis on giving young theatre artists an opportunity to build their skills. majesticrepertory.com
LIVE ACTION SET BELIEVES THAT WITH RIGOROUS PRACTICE AND PURPOSEFUL PLAY, THE PERFORMING ARTIST GROWS AND THE ENSEMBLE EVOLVES. P.E. INVITES PARTICIPANTS TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE, HONE SKILLS, AND EXPOSE THEMSELVES TO NEW ARTISTIC TECHNIQUES. P.E. WORKSHOPS ARE LED BY TOP TEACHING ARTISTS IN THE PERFORMING ARTS, BUT PRIMARILY FROM THEATER AND DANCE. PLEASE JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST IF YOU WOULD LIKE UPDATES ON FUTURE WORKSHOPS.
The tools for creation are invaluable and Live Action Set is available to share our knowledge with students and performing artists of all levels to help create performances through residencies that take a practical approach to collaboration. We draw upon our diverse backgrounds to offer workshops in ensemble play creation, contact improvisation, clown, treteaux and physical characterization.
Communication is essential to collaboration. Participants learn to build teams and work together as an ensemble as well as learn useful tools for creating performance material while engaging and challenging their skills as artists. We actively research and implement methods of collaboration in our own work because we believe that together we are able to make work we couldn't make alone.
Past residencies have occurred at:
THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, ST. BEN'S/ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY, THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA, CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL
Past teaching artists have included:
VANESSA VOSKUIL, JIM LICHTSCHEIDL, RYAN UNDERBAKKE, VLADAMIR ROVINSKY, KIMBERLY RICHARDSON, DARIO TANGELSON, LUVERNE SEIFERT, TYLER OLSEN, NOAH BREMER, JOANNA HARMON, EVE SCHULTE, THOMAS PRATTKI (UK), TOM CORNFORD (UK), RAYE BIRK, CANDACE BARRETT BIRK, AND GERALD MCDERMOTT (CA), JEFF WIRTH (NYC), STEVE WASSON AND CORINNE SOUM (PARIS/WI)