Schedule of Events

The Program: You will be working in a safe space for experimentation, so we encourage you 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 activist ("artivist"?). 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know in advance if you will miss a session. * There will be a series of additional events outside of class/workshop time that will be required. * Please bring a journal and a pen to every session. * Dress in comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely.

Schedule of Events (*subject to adjustments)

Highly Suggested, Pretty-Much-Manatory Performance: Wednesday, March 31 (8pm?) time TBD Strange Democracy: An Evening with Spoken Workd Brujo Guillermo Gómez-Peña (Opening by Fulana) EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO 1230 5th Avenue New York, NY 10029-4496 (212) 831-7272 Session 1 • Saturday, April 3rdWho We Are, Why We Are (Boal meets EMERGENYC)10-2:00: Workshop with George *Hemi Staff will give a welcome at 10am

Session 2 • Saturday, April 10thThe Political Is Personal10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 3 • Saturday, April 17thWho Are Our Communities?10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by Peggy Shaw (from legendary feminist collective Split Britches)

Session 4 • Saturday, April 24thWhere Personal and Community Meet10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 5 • Saturday, May 1st Activating Art-Making 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George 2-3pm: Lunch break3-4pm: Karina Claudio-Betancourt from Make the Road New York Session 6 • Saturday, May 8thDressing/Undressing: The Political Body10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

INTENSIVE WEEK (May 15th-23rd):

Session 7 • Saturday, May 15th10am-1pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George (at PS Studio, 721 Broadway 6th Fl)1-2pm: Lunch 2pm - 5pm: Workshop by performance artist Karina Casiano(at PS Studio, 721 Broadway 6th Fl)

Session 8 • Sunday, May 16thSusana Cook workshop 10am-1pm: Workshop by performance artist Susana Cook(at PS Studio, 721 Broadway 6th Fl)1-2pm: Lunch break2pm - 5pm: Workshop (cont'd) by performance artist Susana Cook(at PS Studio, 721 Broadway 6th Fl)

Session 9 • Monday, May 17th10am-12pm: OPEN DISCUSSION - (at Hemi, 20 Cooper Sq)12-1pm: Lunch break1-3pm: Workshop, Change-A-Llujah!, by Reverend Billy and Savi D(at Hemi, 20 Cooper Sq) 3-4pm: Discussion of projects.

Session 10 • Tuesday, May 18th10am-12pm: Workshop with Leo Martín from Yomango (at Hemi, 20 Cooper Sq) 12-1: Lunch break 1pm - 5pm: Workshop, Autobiographical Writing for Performance, led by poet and performer Pamela Sneed (at 20 Cooper)

Session 11 • Wednesday, May 19th10am-12pm: Exploring the Digital Video Library and other Hemi resources, with Marlène Ramírez-Cancio (at Hemi, 20 Cooper Sq)12-1: Lunch break1-4pm: Workshop at the Studio, with George (at PS Studio, 721 Broadway 6th Fl) 4- 5pm: KAREN FINLEY talk (at PS Studio, 721 Broadway 6th Fl)

Session 12 • Thursday, May 20th10am-12pm:Leo Martín from Yomango) (at Hemi, 20 Cooper Sq)12-1: Lunch break1pm - 5pm: Workshop with Steve Sapp and Mildred Ruiz from Universes(at Hemi, 20 Cooper Sq)5:15pm: Skype conversation with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (TO BE CONFIRMED) at Hemi

Session 13 • Friday, May 21stFulana workshop 10am-1pm: Workshop, “Satire and Parody, or the Art of Flipping Things,” led by Fulana(at PS Studio, 721 Broadway 6th Fl) 1-2pm: Lunch 2pm - 5pm: Workshop (cont'd) led by Latina media collective Fulana(at PS Studio, 721 Broadway 6th Fl)

Session 14 • Saturday, May 22ndOpen-Ended Questions10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George 2pm-3pm: Lunch break3pm-5pm: Conversation with Silvia Fernández, Program Director of The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, followed by a tour of the Tenement Museum. Meet at the Tenement Museum at 3pm sharp, address: Frnt A, 91 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002-3132

Session 15 • Saturday, May 29thThe Launch10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 16 • Saturday, June 6th The Launch, part 210am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 17 • Saturday, June 13thTBD

FINAL PRESENTATIONS • Friday, June 18thHemi Headquarters 20 Cooper Square, 7pm