PEP | Performers Exchange Project

Post archive for ‘Process’

Workshop: “Creating Physical Material for Performance”

PEP is now offering the following workshop at Live Arts in Charlottesville: Creating Physical Material for Performance (8-week session) 5 participants min/10 participants max Learn how to create physical scores (actor-generated “material”) that can be used to create characters, blocking, and scenes for performance. In the first few classes, actors will create a short physical […]

Training workshop wraps up this weekend…

[nggallery id=16] Here are some photos from the past 4 months of our physical training workshop. Thank you to all who participated!

PEP offers Physical Training Workshop

We are offering a workshop on the methods PEP uses for actor training and building work. Martha Mendenhall will be leading the workshop the second weekend of each month, March through June 2013. We are asking that participants sign up for the whole shebang as each month will build on the work that came before. […]

Assembly, a potluck Artists Salon at the Bridge, now open to public

About a year and a half ago, Jennifer Tidwell and Sian Richards of PEP invited all the artists they knew to a monthly gathering at the Bridge called ASSEMBLY. The purpose was to create a forum whereby all types of artists in Charlottesville could socialize, present works in progress, request help on projects, and seek […]

Our Trip to Hollins for the MFA Workshop

[album id=9 template=extend]Yesterday, Sian, Jennifer and I headed to Roanoke for an afternoon of experimentation with Hollins U’s MFA Playwright candidates.  They were very game – took their shoes off, threw themselves (unrehearsed) into some Chairman Mao exercises and basically did whatever we told them.  Suckas. Seriously, it was fantabulous to see so many playwrights […]

Part Two

[singlepic id=178 w=320 h=240 float=]Pressing forward into the world of text development, we PEPsters began staging the skeleton of Part II during our last rehearsal weekend. Part II focuses on the dilemma of artist vs. wife and centers on Sophia Peabody and Nathaniel Hawthorne with appearances from Frida Kahlo and Phyllis Diller – our American […]

Part One

After a brief summer hiatus, we Pepsters got back in the water in August. We had in our hot little hands the text for act one, and we set out to put together our physical material and text for the first act over the course of our working weekend. Martha took bits and pieces from […]

Your Chance to Write Something for Our Script

The original play we are working on, Our American Ann Sisters, is an exciting experiment in community collaboration. Our script, which we’re writing in parallel with the development of the actors’ physical score, is part of this experiment. Some of the text for the script has been written by PEP members, some has been stolen […]