Tectonic Theater Project, creators of the interview-based play THE LARAMIE PROJECT, will share “Moment Work” -- a devising process that explores and utilizes all the Elements of the Stage on an equal footing with the words (text). Participants will make “Moments” using gesture, props and text. The workshop will conclude by sequencing a few Moments, to glimpse how Tectonic creates a play from individual theatrical Moments. Please prepare participants by either reading THE LARAMIE PROJECT or watching the HBO film, available through HBO streaming. THE LARAMIE PROJECT follows residents of Laramie, Wyoming before, during and after the horrific beating and 1998 death of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming college student. This horrific hate crime spawned an activist movement that, more than a decade later, would result in passage of a federal law: The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
Marisol Rosa-Shapiro is an NYC and Seattle-based actor, director, educator and creator of original works of theater. She trained in Italy in the physical theater pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq, including mask, mime, clown, commedia dell’arte, improvisation, and movement-based, ensemble-generated work. In addition to teaching Tectonic Theater Project’s Moment Work, Marisol has been a teaching artist for the New Victory Theater, TADA! Youth Theater, Sitka Fine Arts Camp, CO/LAB Theater Group,Waterwell Productions/Professional Performing Arts High School, Seeds of Peace Camp, Phillips Academy at Andover, LeAp NYC, and
At The Well Young Women’s Leadership. Marisol is a proud volunteer performer and teacher for Clowns Without Borders.
Tectonic Theatre Project
Tectonic develops innovative works that explore theatrical language and form, fostering an artistic dialogue with our audiences on the social, political and human issues that affect us all. In service to this goal, Tectonic supports workshops, full theatrical productions, and training for students around the country in our play-making techniques. Groundbreaking plays (THE LARAMIE PROJECT, GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, and I AM MY OWN WIFE, among others) have sparked national discourse about their subjects and have inspired artists and audiences worldwide.