Workshop with Poor Dog Group

Saturday, November 5, 2011
November 5, 2011

Come explore the collaborative process of contemporary performance with the artists of Poor Dog Group (PDG). This four hour session will expose and examine the unique artistic practices of the PDG collaborators. Participants will learn how to build a new theatrical experience in a collaborative environment; learning the fundamentals of constructing an experimental performance piece with the tools of original story structure, character development, movement and text.

The workshop can accommodate 20 participants. Prior experience not required.

Open Call

Seeking female volunteers to perform in Poor Dog Group's Dionysia

We are seeking up to 20 female volunteers (ages 18–81) to participate in a silent Greek chorus as part of the performances of Dionysia by Poor Dog Group.

The time commitment required:

Rehearsal on Wednesday, November 9 from 6–9 PM
Dress rehearsal on Thursday, November 10 from 7–9 PM (you may leave after the first act)
Performances on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 from 7–10 PM

We are looking for performers or non-performers who have an interest in contemporary theater and a willingness to share the stage with Poor dog Group's stellar actors! The idea will be that you would enter the stage for 5-10 minutes as a mob of silent onlookers. You will have a simple movement sequence to perform. Clothes are casual and your own.

Poor Dog Group is a new Los Angeles-based collective of like-minded performance and media artists committed to nurturing a distinctive aesthetic through adventurous collaboration. Their mission is to develop original theatrical expression through the creation of new work and radical reexaminations of existing texts; to redefine, educate and expand perceptions of performance and theatrical form; to have an accessibility for a new audience; to use experimental methods of the body, text, and technology; to craft new American theater; and to develop the cultivation of a limitless and periodic space.

Workshop with Poor Dog Group
Studio 2
November 5, 2011, 9AM1PM
November 11, 2011, 8PM
November 12, 2011, 8PM

EMPAC 2011-2012 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA