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.

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

The Hemispheric Institute is at:20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor(at 5th Street)—  Need to show ID at the door.


Week by Week Schedule of Events

Session 1 • Saturday, April 28thWho We Are, Why We Are (Boal meets EMERGENYC)10am-2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George*Hemi Staff will give a welcome at 10am Session 2 • Saturday, May 5th The Political Is Personal 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 3 • Saturday, May 12thWho Are Our Communities?10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 4 • Saturday, May 19th Solo Performance10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George Session 5 • Saturday, May 26th Activating Art-Making, Where Art and Communities Meet 10am-5pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George 


INTENSIVE WEEK (May 27th-June 3rd): **10 TO 5 PM DAILY  SOME AT STUDIO, SOME AT HEMI**

Session 6 • Sunday, May 27th —AT THE STUDIO10am-5pm: Writing for solo performance, workshop led by Susana Cook

Session 7 • Monday, May 28th —AT HEMI, 20 COOPER SQ, 5TH FL10am-12pm: Hemispheric Institute intro, led by Marlène Ramírez-Cancio1pm-5pm: Teach-in on Performance Theory and Performance-based research, led by Hemi Founding Director Diana Taylor (TBD time)

Session 10 • Tuesday, May 29th —AT THE STUDIO10am-12pm: Presentation/artist talk by Andy Bichlbaum from The Yes Men1pm-5pm: Writing for Performance — workshop by Peggy Shaw (Split Britches)

Session 11 • Wednesday, May 30th —AT THE STUDIO10am-1pm: Workshop by Dan Fishback1:45pm-5:45pm: Movement-based performance workshop by Patricia Hoffbauer6:00pm EMERGE MIXER AT HEMI!

Session 12 • Thursday, May 31st — AT THE STUDIO10am-1pm: Workshop by Daniel Alexander Jones1:45pm-5:45pm: Autobiographical Writing for Performance, led by poet and performer Pamela Sneed

Session 13 • Friday, June 1stAT THE STUDIO10am-2pm: Workshop on Civil Disobedience and the work of ACT UP, led by Debra Levine

Session 14 • Saturday, June 2nd —AT THE STUDIOFulana Workshop10am-5pm: Workshop, “Satire and Parody, or the Art of Flipping Things,” led by Fulana

Session 15 • Sunday, June 3rdAT THE STUDIO10am-2pm: Writing and Performance workshop with D'Lo

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Session 16 • Saturday, June 9th 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 18 • Saturday, June 16thThe Launch 10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George3pm-5pm: Workshop with 2050 Legacy

Session 19 • Saturday, June 23rd10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

PERFORMANCE PRESENTATIONS • Tuesday, June 26thLa Mama Club (74 East 4th St), 7pm


Session 20 • Saturday, June 30th

10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 21 • Saturday, July 7th10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George

Session 22 • Saturday, July 14th10am - 2pm: Workshop at the Studio, led by George