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Workshop with Rachel Dickstein

May 22, 10:30 am11:30 pm.


Join Watermill Artist, Rachel Dickstein for a hands-on approach to devised theatre, learning how to translate stories into moving images.

About this Event
In Candidate X: From Word to Image, theatre director Rachel Dickstein of Ripe Time will lead the public in a hands-on approach to creating movement-based theatre, inspired by her residency at The Watermill Center.

Drawing from stories of womxn, power, and personal agency, Candidate X guides participants through a sample interview process followed by a hands-on exploration of how to create movement, image and action inspired by the collected stories. The workshop is for adults and teenagers, ages 12 and up.

About the Artist
Ripe Time, is an Obie-winning theatre company founded in 2000 and led by director and deviser Rachel Dickstein. Our collective of affiliated artists develops and presents ensemble-based theatre with rich language, visual power, and physical rigor. We tell stories from the inside out, using the language of memory and imagination to trace how women negotiate identity in the face of cultural constrictions. Inspired by the most searing writing of the past and the politics of the future, we create original multidisciplinary events for the 21st century celebrating the dreams and awakenings of women-identifying change-makers. Since 2000, Ripe Time has created eight large-scale ensemble works that have received three Obie Awards and nominations from the Drama Desk, the Drama League and the Joe A. Calloway Award for outstanding direction. Our work has been commissioned by BAM, CTG, Annenberg Center for the Arts and presented at BAM Next Wave Festival, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Yale Rep No Boundaries, BAM-Fisher, the Baruch Performing Arts Center, The JCC in Manhattan, 3LD Art & Technology Center, the Ohio Theatre, PS 122, the Clark Studio at Lincoln Center, and LaMaMa, ETC, Ko Festival, and Voice and Vision.

Additional Information
As this event takes place outdoors, we strongly encourage proper footwear and attire. Pets are not allowed. Guests are encouraged to bring a water bottle.

Masks are mandatory, and all guests are required to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines. Space is limited, so we ask that guests spend no more than 45 minutes on-site after check-in.

If the cost of this event presents a financial barrier for you, please request a pay-what-you-can ticket by contacting [email protected] Spaces are limited. We will consider requests in the order that they are received.

photo copyright Julieta Cervantes


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