2013 Sojourn Theatre Summer Workshops
for artists (theatre/dance/visual arts) in Professional, Education & Community settings.
These two-day and three-day trainings offer participants an opportunity to explore the techniques & strategies Sojourn Theatre artistic director Michael Rohd uses in collaborative work with groups of young people and adults in a variety of settings to:
- devise performance material
- build partnerships with non-arts sector civic collaborators
- examine the potential of site-based and participatory activity
Tools to be shared include physical and text-based improvisation and composition approaches, facilitation structures & methods for group-building in varied settings including instance of civic dialogue around challenging community-identified issues.
Summer 2013 Sesions will be:
- June 19 & 20 in Honolulu, HI with Honolulu Theater for Youth
- July 14-21 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC (including a three-day session on Integrated Design with Sojourn's Shannon Scrofano & Liam Kaas Lent)
- July 29- August 3 in San Francisco at Intersections for the Arts/Triangle Lab
WATCH here in late January 2013 for specifics and registration info
Michael Rohd (Workshop Leader)iis founding artistic director of Sojourn Theatre, a thirteen year old ensemble-based company and a 2005 recipient of Americans for the Arts' Animating Democracy Exemplar Award. He devises and directs around the nation, received a 2010 Chicago Jeff Award for Best New Work, is on faculty at Northwestern University, and wrote the widely translated book Theatre for Community, Conflict, and Dialogue (Heinemann, 15th printing). His work with Sojourn, other theaters and in non-arts settings around the nation focuses on social and civic practice projects through collaboratively designed arts-based engagement and participation strategies. Current Projects include: an adaptation of Sojourn's BUILT for Counties in rural Southwestern Virginia being used as a public engagement tool; a national collaboration between Sojourn and a dozen Universities called Town Hall Nation that creates local arts-based civic projects; a tour of Catholic Charities USA Poverty Reduction sites in cities around the US where Sojourn will perform and lead workshops and, a site-based new work at the Flint Michigan Famer's Market. He also leads the recently formed Center for Performance and Civic Practice.