INTENSIVES FOR THEATRICAL MINDFULNESS
Creating Constructive containers for complex conversations
Monday, April 26
6pm - 8pm
Talking about injustice, race, identity, oppression, responsibility, etc. is messy, sticky, grueling, and imperfect at its best, and harmful at its worst, but is essential at its core. Maya Angelou says "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better do better." This 2 hour session is designed to share our experience as facilitators in these difficult conversations with any and everyone who is also on the arduous journey of doing better. We will share the tenants of a courageous conversation, how to establish safety in a space, how to reinforce that safety during the process, and how to be resources to each other as we journey on.
in our skin
oct 28 & 29 @5pm
Challenge and upgrade your technique, application, and consultation in regards
to melanin and makeup for the theatre. Join Pro MUA and Makeup designer,
Pamela Pimpleton, in a demo/discussion tackling the all too often unspoken trine
of complexion, the artist, and the performer. Where trust and expertise meet-
beautiful makeup is always the result.
HOW TO BEGIN THE DESIGN PROCESS FOR ACTORS OF COLOR
SEPT 9 & 10 @5pm
From Hollywood to theatre, Black actresses have been vocal about the challenges they face when it comes to on set-stylists, wig supervisors, designers and theaters who don't know how to properly style, care for or adequately plan for their hair. As a classically trained Actress & Hair & Wig Designer, Nikiya Mathis has the unique experience of both worlds. In this workshop, she will address the lack of natural hair education that persists in hair design & work to fill in the communication gaps. She will coach Costume Designers, Wig Designers and Wig Supervisors on how to confidently begin the design process.
ILLUMINATION FOR ALL
AUG 26 & 28 @3pm
A two part virtual lighting design workshop for anyone in performance or production that feels that they could benefit from a refresher (or introduction) to the power of light. We will also tackle the challenges of diversity in the workplace and hopefully inspire everyone to embrace our similarities so that we can continue to collaborate and create brilliant, cohesive productions.