MasterClass: Starting with the Actor by Catherine Coray

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:00

Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents: 

Starting with the Actor
By Catherine Coray

Thursday 8 November from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Université Saint Joseph

Tickets: 25.000 L.L.
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Creating dramatic text in response to actor improvisation

There is a vital relationship between the impulses and imagination of the actor and those of the playwright. This workshop is for actors, playwrights and directors who would like to explore writing scenes and monologues inspired by improvisational work and specific exercises designed to prompt behavior that can lead to character/relationship/text development. The session will begin with a physical warmup-participants should come dressed and prepared to move, and have writing materials: paper/journal and pen/pencil, laptop or tablet (not phones.)

Artist's Biography

Catherine Coray has been on the faculty of NYU Tisch School of the Arts since 1991, and teaches and collaborates with artists in Austria, Belarus, Chile, Cuba, Egypt and Lebanon. She also teaches at NYU in Abu Dhabi and served as the interim Director of the NYUAD Theater Program, 2016-2017. Previously, she was the director of hotINK at The Lark, which introduced New York audiences to new plays from over 50 countries; she now is the Program Director for The Lark Middle East-US Playwright Exchange. In 2014, she curated In The Same Room, a conference of Middle-Eastern Women in Theater at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in NYC.  She also convened the 2016 Middle East America gathering at The Lark, and in November 2016 curated and co-produced a festival at the NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center in November 2016 called Arab Voices: here/there/then/now. In March 2018 she curated and co-produced Arab Voices: Stories of Palestine, which brought together three Arab-American playwrights with Lebanese and Palestinian actors to introduce their work to Beirut audiences at Dar el Nimer Center for Palestinian Art and Culture.  Catherine is a member of The Lark Artistic Cabinet and serves on the advisory boards of The Mercurian translation journal, The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and Arab Stages.

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: 

Université Saint-Joseph - Institut d'Etudes Scéniques Audiovisuelles et Cinématographiques

Damas Street Human Sciences Campus
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Artistic Workshop
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