EMERGENYC 2016: Schedule of Events

(check this page regularly!)

The Requirements:

* The program requires active participation. Please let George know in advance if you have to 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. 

During the program we will read:

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (click below to download PDF) icon Pedagogy of the Oppressed (5.67 MB)


The Performance Studies Studio ("The Studio," as referenced below) is located at:Department of Performance StudiesTisch School of the Arts, NYU721 Broadway, 6th floor(corner of Waverly) — Need to show ID at the door. Wheelchair accessible.The Hemispheric Institute is located at:

20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor(at 5th Street)—  Need to show ID at the door. Wheelchair accessible.

La MaMa Club (for June 27 performance) is located at:74 East 4th Street, NYC (between Bowery and 2nd Ave) —Not wheelchair accessible (stairs up to 3rd floor).

Week by Week Schedule of Events

Phase 1: Weekly 10-2pm 4/9-5/14, Saturdays (*check regularly for Sunday exceptions and other changes!)Please note the PS Studio is also available to you on Sundays by appointment.

Saturday, 4/9 10am-2pmWho We Are, Why We Are (Boal meets EMERGENYC)10am-2pm: Workshop led by George, at PS Studio*Hemi Staff will give a welcome at 10am

Saturday, 4/16 10am-2pmWho Are Our Communities? 10am - 2pm: Workshop led by George, at PS Studio

Saturday, 4/23 10am-2pmActivating Art-Making, Where Art and Communities Meet Workshop led by George, at PS Studio

Saturday, 4/30—LONGER DAY, SPECIAL GUEST 10am-12pm: Workshop led by George, at PS Studio1pm-4pm: Workshop led by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, at PS Studio

Saturday, 5/7 10am-2pm10am-2pm Workshop led by George, at PS Studio

Saturday, 5/1410am-2pm Workshop led by George, at PS Studio

Phase 2: INTENSIVE WEEKEvery day from Monday May 16th to Sunday May 22nd, 10am to 5 or 6pm (see daily schedule)

A final schedule of intensive week workshops is not yet finalized, but check schedules from years past to get a sense of who the instructors are and the length of the workshops.

Monday, 5/1610am-11:30amPerformance? Why bother? A conversation with Marlène Ramírez-Cancio12pm-2pmThe Body Ecology: Cultivating Womanist Experimental Performance Praxis, led by Ebony Noelle Golden3pm-5pmInterrupting Public Habituation: Creating Public Performances (Part 1) — workshop led by Ed Woodham (Art in Odd Places)

Tuesday, 5/1710am-2pm ACT UP workshop led by Deb Levine  3pm-5pmGuerrilla Video Projection — workshop led by The Illuminator

Wednesday, 5/18 10am-1pmWriting workshop led by Carmelita Tropicana2pm-5pmPerformance workshop led by Jennifer Miller

Thursday, 5/19, 10am-5pm10am-5pmInterrupting Public Habituation: Creating Public Performances (Part 2) —workshop and street performances led by Ed Woodham (Art in Odd Places)

Friday, 5/10, 10am-5pm10am-5pmHilariouch: Creating Parody and Satire — workshop led by Fulana

Saturday, 5/21, 10am-2pm10am-2pmBodies in Motion — workshop led by Pat Hoffbauer

Sunday, 5/22, 10am-5pm10am-5pmBody, Voice, Drama, Dance and Drag — workshop led by Susana Cook

Phase 3: Weekly, 10-2pm (*with some exceptions)

Saturday, 5/28, 10am-1:30pmWorkshop led by George, at PS Studio 2:00-5:00pmWorkshop led by Ashley Brockington (EM'15), at PS Studio

Saturday 6/4, 10am-2pm Workshop led by George, at PS Studio

Saturday, 6/11, 10am-2pm Workshop led by George, at PS Studio

Saturday, 6/18, 10am-2pmWorkshop led by George, at PS Studio


Saturday, 7/2: OFF for July 4th holidaySaturday, 7/9:Final debrief session with George at PS Studio