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Immersive Performance Skills: Spontaneity and Structure
W/ 
Edward Rice

Friday, September 28 – 10:00am-2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

In most immersive and site-specific performances, where anything can happen, a balance of spontaneity and specificity, and the ability to make quick and thoughtful on-the-spot choices, is a key skill for responding to audience and fellow performers. To do this, it’s also vital that we invest in a solid structure that supports us. In this workshop, Third Rail Projects company member Edward Rice introduces improvised movement and text-based techniques that practice spontaneity and responsiveness within a set structure.


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Using Your Voice
W/ Marissa Nielsen-Pincus

Saturday, October 27 – 10:00am-4:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

The ability to control your voice when speaking in different environments is an important skill for both performance and everyday life. Led by Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Associate Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects and Body-Mind Centering® practitioner, this workshop looks at vocalization from a somatic perspective, looking at breath, sound, and speech through anatomy, physiology and movement. Sharing the work she has done with Third Rail Projects performers, Marissa helps participants find ease, flexibility, and confidence in vocal expression. Participants will explore the different aspects of the voice, and their potential application to an immersive theater practice.  This workshop is open to everyone at all skill levels and will include a lunch break.


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Immersive Performance Skills: Status and Relationship
W/ Marissa Nielsen-Pincus

Saturday, November 17th – 11:00am-2:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

Immersive performance requires a different setting than performing on a stage where performers need to project to be seen and heard.  We are sometimes inches away from our audience and a strong understanding of how and when to dial up or down our energy to achieve a desired relationship with the audience can turn a scene into something deeply personal and effective.  Lead by Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, Third Rail Projects Associate Artistic Director, participants will explore their own dials, as both performer and audience, and investigate how the smallest shifts in physicality affect the way the audience responds and pieces together a relationship and a story. 


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Immersive Performance skills: Performing Practice/Practice Performing
W/ 
Edward Rice

Saturday, December 15 – 10:00am-1:00pm
at The Kingsland Ward

While site specific and immersive works can have a wide range of aesthetics, they all require a physical rigor.  As performer, you are asked to maintain consistent performances while your internal state changes from day-to-day, or even hour-to-hour. This workshop will use a guided long-form improvised structure to simulate the experience of performing a two-hour show.  Through this we will explore how to sustain the performance of these types of works.  Previously attending a TRP workshop is not required, but this workshop is an excellent chance to apply some of those skills. 


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