Schedule of Events

The Program: You will be working in a safe space for experimentation, so we encourage you to take these months to make bold choices, to try things you’ve never tried before, to cross-disciplinary boundaries, to take leaps—and if you fall flat on your face, get up and try again. The program is not necessarily about “success” (especially not “commercial” success), but about your creative process and growth as an artist. Keep that in mind always. This is about you developing your voice, about exploring ways to strive for social change (however you define that) through your performance work. The Requirements: * The program requires active participation. Please let me know in advance if you will miss a session. * There will be a series of additional events outside of class/workshop time. * Please bring a journal and a pen to every session. * Dress in comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely.

Schedule of Events: 

Session 1 • Saturday, April 5Introduction: Who Am I?10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Special event • Monday, April 7Cabaret Masivo / Political Cabaret7:30pm: Lecture-presentation by Mexican cabaret artist Jesusa Rodríguez (702 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University. 1 train to 116th Street)

Suggested performance • Sunday, April 13thSeven8:00pm: Seven award-winning playwrights — Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz— have created a collaborative work for the theatre based upon personal interviews and oral histories of seven extraordinary women whose work benefits the citizens of their diverse cultures: Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, and Cambodia. The play is a testament to their extraordinary acts and common humanity in the face of injustice and violence. (The Culture Project, 55 Mercer St., NY, NY, 10013, between Grand and Broome N/Q/R/Q trains to Canal Street; 6 train to Spring Street)

Session 2 • Sunday, April 20 Borders10am - 12pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George | 12pm -1pm: Lunch | 1pm - 4pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by invited artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Special event • Tuesday, April 22 Inaugural Event for EMERGENYC 2008 | 6:00pm: Private reception for EMERGENYC students and Hemi guests. All others, by invitation only. (Silverstein Lounge, Silver Center, 100 Washington Sq East, 1st Floor, NYU) | 7:00pm: Spoken Word Roulette & Critical Theory Public lecture-presentation by Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Admission: Free. (Jurow Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Sq East, 1st Floor, NYU)

Special event • Wednesday, April 23 El Mexorcist 3: America's Most Wanted Inner Demon | 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Performance by Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Admission: Free. (Museo del Barrio, Teatro Hecksher, 1230 5th Ave at 104th Street. 6 train to 103rd Street)

Session 3 • Saturday, May 3rd Personal as Political 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 4 • Sunday, May 4th Personal as Political (cont'd) 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 5 • Saturday, May 10th *March 17th & 18th is NYU/Tisch graduation. WORKSHOP TENTATIVELY CANCELLED DUE TO SPACE ISSUES Session 6 • Sunday, May 11th The Body as Cultural Landscape (cont'd) 10am - 12pm: Dance/Movement Workshop at the Studio, led by Patricia Hoffbauer

Session 7 • Saturday, May 31st Change-a-llujah! 10am - 12pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George 12pm -1pm: Lunch 1pm - 4pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by invited artist Reverend Billy

Session 8 • Sunday, June 1st Change-a-llujah! (cont'd) NO MORNING WORKSHOP 2pm - 4pm: Performance by Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping at The Highline Ballroom (431 W16th St, between 9th and 10th Ave. A/C train to 14th Street.)

Session 9 • Saturday, June 14th Dialogue 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George 12pm -1pm: Lunch 1pm - 4pm: Individual consultations with George

Session 10 • Sunday, June 15th Dialogue  (cont'd)10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George 12pm -1pm: Lunch 1pm - 4pm: Individual consultations with George

Session 11 • Saturday, June 28th Personal Narrative 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George 12pm -1pm: Lunch 1pm - 4pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 12 • Sunday, June 29th Personal Narrative (cont'd) 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George 12pm -1pm: Lunch 1pm - 4pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by invited artist Nicolás Dumit-Estévez

Session 13 • Saturday, July 12th Calling the Question 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 14 • Sunday, July 13th Calling the Question (cont'd) 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 15 • Saturday, July 26th House Music10am - 2pm: In-house showings of works-in-progress (at the Studio) 12pm -1pm: Lunch 1pm - 4pm: In-house showings of works-in-progress (at the Studio)

Session 16 • Sunday, July 27th NO MORNING WORKSHOP 12:30 - 2pm: Performance by Nicolás Dumit Estévez at The Point MEET HIM AT 12:40 *SHARP* at 1230 LAFAYETTE AVE, BRONX (OUTSIDE THE MONASTERY GATES -- we will walk with him to The Point from there) Corner of Lafayette Ave. and Barretto St. 6 train to Hunts Point

*George will travel to Brazil in August. The interns will be in charge of the August sessions.*

Session 17 • Thursday, July 31st Feeling Brown 7pm: Lecture by Prof. José Esteban Muñoz, Chair of NYU's Performance Studies Department At the PS Studio.

Session 18 • Saturday, August 16th On Your Own 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio without George: This is space for you to work freely, help each other, develop your work independently. Other activities may be scheduled between now and August (TBD).

Session 19 • Sunday, August 17th On Your Own (cont'd) 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio without George: This is space for you to work freely, help each other, develop your work independently.

Session 20 • Saturday, September 13th Hip-Hop Theater 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George 12pm -1pm: Lunch 1pm - 4pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by Goerge

Session 21 • Sunday, September 14th On Your Own (cont'd) 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

TWO *HIGHLY* SUGGESTED EVENTS: Wednesday, September 24th7:30 - 9:30 PM: Lecture-Demonstration by Deborah Correa from Yuyachkani, on Masks Performance Studies Studio 
Thursday, September 25th, 7:00 PM: Performance of ROSA CUCHILLO by Yuyachkani, followed by a discussion King Juan Carlos Center 53 Washington Square South (Suite 201) / New York, NY 10012

Session 22 • Saturday, September 27th10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 23 • Sunday, September 28th12pm - 4pm: Individual consultations at the Studio, led by George with invited artist KAREN FINLEY, who will comment on your individual work.

Session 24 • Saturday, October 4th OPEN REHEARSAL (Studio is available to students 10am - 4pm)

Session 25 • Sunday, October 5th OPEN REHEARSAL (Studio is available to students 10am - 4pm)

Session 26 • Saturday, October 11th10am - 2pm: Work-in-progress showings at the Studio

Session 28 • Sunday, October 12th10am - 2pm: Individual consultations at the Studio, led by George

Final public event • Saturday, October 18th, 8:00PM 
FINAL PERFORMANCE OF WORKS IN PROGRESS: OFFERINGS Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street) New York, NY 10029 Tel: 212.831.7272 See Photos of OFFERINGS here!

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