Tools for Reading in 4 dimensions with Suzie Martin
This class will be an introduction to dramaturgy!
An imaginative archeological dig for theatre-makers and critics alike, this workshop will explore ways to uncover and discuss the meaning of a play on its own terms. We will ask questions about a play’s many component parts, look for clues in the text, and begin to identify patterns and structures that lead us to a deeper understanding of the unique world of the play. We will discuss how to use this work to springboard into a creative vision as a director/designer and how to use it to form coherent and constructive critical interpretations of productions we see.
ASL Interpretation and Auto-Generated Captions will be provided
Pay What You Will
Suggested Donation of $10
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About your Lab Instructor
Suzie Martin is part of the 8th-generation of her family of Pennsylvania-Dutch Mennonite settlers in Waterloo County which is located on the Haldimand Tract, land that was granted to the Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River that falls within the ancestral territories of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Based on the Prairies since 1999, Suzie gratefully lives and works as a theatre artist in win-nipi/ Winnipeg on Treaty One territory–ancestral territories of the Ininew, Anishinaabe, Dene and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation–and amiskwacîwâskahikan/Edmonton on Treaty Six territory–ancestral territories of the Cree, Nakota-Sioux, Blackfoot, Dene-Tsuu T’ina, and Métis nations.