Conceived by Erin Schlabach and Meredyth Hunt
Directed by Erin Schlabach
Created by the Ensemble
Liesel Euler, Andrew Heffernan, Meredyth Hunt,
Gabi Mayorga, Aidan McCollough, Sadie Schwolsky
January 28, 29 and February 8, 9, 10
at Son of Semele Theater
Inspired by Ibsen’s A Doll's House and underworld mythology, Before All Else is an ensemble-driven, highly physical imagining of Nora’s inner revolution to know herself after she leaves her husband, children, and everything she has ever known. We are taken on an epic quest through the depths of the underworld as Nora excavates where she has been and where she is going. Humorous and heartbreaking, Before All Else is an inventive unraveling of grief and loss, the search for self and the fear and excitement of what is to come....
Erin will be leading a Devising Theatre intensive at the end of July at Paloma Street Studios in Los Angeles! And is it crazy affordable! See below for more details.
DEVISING THEATRE INTENSIVE
Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 10am - 3pm
Paloma Street Studio
This workshop is geared toward performers, directors, teachers, writers, and artists of any discipline who want to create original work for the stage in a collaborative setting. Inspired by the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq, this workshop first explores tools to build an ensemble’s strength, awareness, and sense of play. Through explorations in rhythm, time, space, qualities of movement, gesture, and text, you will develop a better understanding of your own physical body, the physical world around you, and our collective body. We then move onto short and large prompts that encourage you to dive further into movement, imagery, and improvisation in service of articulating and shaping your collaborative creative vision. This workshop hopes to generate a greater curiosity of the world around you and within you, comfort in the unknown, unconventional thinking, and risk-taking in a trusting environment of creative discovery. All experience levels welcome!
Limited spaces available
Reserve you spot: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2570864