MasterClass: Conceptual Art in Theatre by Deborah Pearson

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:00

Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents : 

Conceptual Art in Theatre
By Deborah Pearson
Friday 2 November 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio 

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A urinal, a decorated phone booth, a glass of water. What can theatre learn from conceptual art? Deborah Pearson, multi-award winning performer and founding co-director of Forest Fringe, will be teaching a workshop examining the work of contemporary and more historical conceptual artists, to see what theatre makers can learn from taking a concept heavy approach to their work for stage. We will be turning for inspiration to the work of contemporary theatre makers who have been inspired by conceptual art, like Tania El Khoury, Forced Entertainment and Tim Crouch, and looking at the work of conceptual artists who have a theatrical bend to their work, like Sophie Calle and Tino Segal, to see where crossover is most fruitful, productive and possible.

Artist's Biography
Deborah Pearson is a live artist and playwright. Her work has toured to four continents and fifteen countries and has been translated into five languages. She recently published The Future Show with Oberon books. She is the founding co-director of UK artist collective Forest Fringe. Deborah has won awards for both her solo practice and her work with Forest Fringe, including three Herald Angels, a Scotsman Fringe First, a Peter Brooke Empty Space Award and the Total Theatre Award for Significant Contribution.
She has a PhD in narrative in contemporary performance from Royal Holloway, where she was a Reid Scholar. Her research was supervised by Dan Rebellato.
She is an associate artist with Volcano in Canada and was a resident artist for two years at Somerset House Studios with Caroline Williams. She is now an associate artist at Somerset House Studios with Forest Fringe.

Zoukak Sidewalks – The festival 2018 is supported by: Drosos Foundation, AFAC – Arab Fund for Art and Culture, the Sundance Institute, the Goethe Institute, the British Council, the French Institute – Paris, the French Institute – Lebanon, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - Beirut Office, Salon Du Livre Francophone.

Event Location: 

Zoukak Theatre

506 Corniche du Fleuve River Bridge Saloumi Building, first floor
Karantina , Beirut
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