Paratheatre Technique LAB - Spring 2014
8 WEEKS: Sunday Nights 8-11pm
DATES: Spring 2014 (May-June)
@ St. Thomas of Hollywood
Accepting 9 Participants:
This LAB will focus be on building a strong foundation of technical skills and the basic paratheatrical techniques presented in “Towards an Archaeology of the Soul" by Antero Alli. The work is inspired by Jerzy Grotowski and developed by Antero Alli.
Results tend to be…
"It is highly possible that what is called 'talented behavior' is simply a greater individual capacity for experiencing. From this point of view, it is in the increasing of the individual capacity for experiencing that the untold potentiality of a personality can be evoked." - Viola Spolin
I am a professional actor with an MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre. I completing a PhD in transformative studies on 'Super-normal Functioning in Professional Actors’ at the California Institute of Integral Studies with the support of a grant from the Esalen Institute. I trained in the paratheatre medium for three years with Antero Alli’s Paratheatrical Research Group. I have now facilitated three labs of my own.
"James Wagner's group paratheatre training with me over the past three years has shown the necessary development of technique, skill, and talent to qualify him as a facilitator of entry level group paratheatre lab work. Wagner's unique contribution to this paratheatre medium is his instinctive grasp of the stage actor's craft and his enthusiasm for guiding theatre artists towards, and into, the deep creativity of the internal landscape."
- Antero Alli, www.paratheatrical.com