Cost: $125 + HST
Location: Nightwood/Tapestry Studio, 55 Mill St., The Cannery, Studio 315
Dates: Nov 18 and 19, 2010, 10am-6pm
Limited to 20 participants
Please call Hilary Green to reserve your spot at 416-944-1740 x 5 or email email@example.com
*Registration deadline – November 15, 2010
PLAYING WITH FIRE is a unique, intensive master classes facilitated by Yael Farber for actors and performing artists /creators, writers and directors interested to deepen their process and open access to their “core fire”.
“Gifted artists are those drawn into the invitation of stage, and towards the sacrifice it demands. I am compelled by the hunger in these unique individuals. It is a calling unique to theatre’s trade. Facilitating such artists towards their deepest expression is my passion. I aspire to the possibility that every artist I work with may touch the core that is their fire: the gift that is intended to serve us all. And in this work – there is no compromise.”.- Yael Farber
Over 2 intensive days, Yael Farber will facilitate a group of artists in a powerful journey inwards towards core work. Whether a seasoned artist, or beginning your path, these 2 days will seek to open new ground. Accessing this fire is the initial exploration. Learning to navigate, drive and shape this power towards performance is the crucial companion to its discovery. Through a series of individual exercises, group and text work – the artist will access, identify and learn locate in their work – the fire that creates rather than destroys.
YAEL FARBER – Playwright
Yael Farber is an award-winning director and playwright of international acclaim. She worked extensively at the famous Market Theatre in Johannesburg, winning three BEST DIRECTOR awards in her native South Africa. In 2003 she was named ARTIST OF THE YEAR in recognition of the body of work she had created. She is renowned for socio-politically hard-hitting, powerful works of high artistic standard. Her original texts are published Oberon Books (London, UK), and the productions have toured across the USA, the UK (including runs in the West End and at the Barbican Theatre), Canada, Australia, Japan, Europe and Africa. She has won a SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD THE ANGEL HERALD AWARD; A SONY GOLD AWARD. She has been nominated for A DRAMA DESK AWARD in USA; a TMA BEST DIRECTOR AWARD in UK. She is a past invitee of Lincoln Theatre Directors’ Workshop; Has been a resident artist at Mabou Mines Theatre Company in New York; Created a new piece on commission for Haus de Kulttur in der Wereld in Berlin; And developed an original text at the Sundance Theatre Laboratory. She is currently Head of the Directing Program at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Canada. Her commissioned adaptation of THE RAMAYANA premiere at The Culture Project (New York) next year, as will MOLORA – her radical reworking of the Oresteia Trilogy. Ms. Farber is presently Playwright-in-Residence for Nightwood Theatre (Toronto, Canada) creating an adaptation of Iphigenia, look at Honor Killings. She will take up a short residency at University of Maryland next year, to initiate her adaptation of a King Lear set in the Middle East. Ms. Farber’s productions (past, current and upcoming) are created and toured under her company The Farber Foundry.