Workshop: THE RITUALIZED MOMENT, Modern Times Stage Company and Aluna Theatre

Working in Unreal Time with Soheil Parsa, Beatriz Pizano and Trevor Schwellnus

A theatre laboratory for creators, actors, dancers, directors, and designers with Modern Times Stage Company and Aluna Theatre

Dates: January 18 – 24, 2015
Sunday 18th, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Monday 19th – Friday 23rd, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday 24th, 7:00pm final presentation as part of Aluna Theatre’s Annual Cabaret

‘The Ritualized Moment’ is a rare opportunity to explore a unique approach to creation with two of Canada’s most respected culturally diverse companies.

Using Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding as a starting point, participants will work toward finding the essence of a scene through movement, voice and highly visual language. We will share our process of moving beyond words, into unreal time.

Soheil Parsa will bring his inventive approach in constructing mise-en-scene to a creation-based dialogue with Trevor Schwellnus and Beatriz Pizano’s own approach to development, “The Dramaturgy of Design”.

Participants will be asked to prepare some text ahead of time.

Registration: $250

To register, please contact Sue Balint at sue@alunatheatre.ca

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Soheil Parsa is an award-wining director and the Artistic Director of Modern Times Stage Company. He has directed and created over 30 productions in Canada and abroad in the past 25 years.

Beatriz Pizano is the Artistic Director of Aluna Theatre. She is a director/playwright and actor. She has received four Dora nominations as a playwright. She is the 2014 recipient of the KM Hunter award.

Trevor Schwellnus is a Scenographer and Director. He has designed sets, lighting, and video with independent companies in Toronto since 2000. He has received three Dora Awards for his work.