Flowchart for Aristotelian Plot Analysis (Tragedy)

Here’s a handy flowchart I created back in 2018, when my MFA cohort at Dell’Arte International was devising our original tragedy, Citizens of Nowhere. It can help you determine whether the plot of a play you’re reading, writing, or devising is “simple” or “complex”, contains recognitions or reversals of various kinds, and/or otherwise conforms or diverges from some of the classic dramaturgical structures which Aristotle articulated in his Poetics.  Continue reading Flowchart for Aristotelian Plot Analysis (Tragedy)

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Butoh/Viewpoints Research Study at Dell’Arte International – 2019/06/18

CALL FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS Calling actors, performers, or theatre artists (ages 18+) to participate in a Research Study regarding the relationship of Butoh Dance and Viewpoints Analysis in Actor Training. The study will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 10:00am – 12:00pm at Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake, California. As part of the study, participants will receive a FREE 1-hour lesson in Butoh Dance … Continue reading Butoh/Viewpoints Research Study at Dell’Arte International – 2019/06/18

Visions of A Crying Girl @ Dell’Arte – 2019/05/16 – 2019/05/26

After 8 intense weeks of rehearsal, research, and development, Cleo DeOrio and I are proud to present our MFA Thesis, an exploration of Clown and Melodrama entitled “Visions of A Crying Girl.” The show will play for four nights as part of the annual Thesis Festival at Dell’Arte, along with three other shows created and performed by the MFA Class of 2019. Continue reading Visions of A Crying Girl @ Dell’Arte – 2019/05/16 – 2019/05/26

Resonant Bodies: Butoh & Devising Workshop (Los Angeles, CA) – 2019/06/10 – 2019/06/13

In this intensive workshop with teachers Jordan Rosin and Yokko, participants will utilize principles from a variety of physical theatre traditions (Butoh Dance in particular) to cultivate an awareness, availability, and responsiveness that will allow them to move, act, and dance with resonance and power. Continue reading Resonant Bodies: Butoh & Devising Workshop (Los Angeles, CA) – 2019/06/10 – 2019/06/13

“Citizens of Nowhere” at Teatro UNAM – 2019/02/12 (Mexico City, Mexico)

This week I’m excited to be performing Citizens of Nowhere at the Festival Internacional de Teatro Universitario (FITU) at Theatro UNAM with my MFA cohort from Dell’Arte International. We’re in the top 4 finalists for our category and are looking forward to competing in this prestigious international competition. Continue reading “Citizens of Nowhere” at Teatro UNAM – 2019/02/12 (Mexico City, Mexico)

Get us to the UNAM Theatre Finals!

My MFA Cohort at Dell’Arte International has just been invited to perform our original tragedy Citizens of Nowhere at the UNAM Teatro International Theatre festival in Mexico City, this coming February 2019.

We are very excited about this opportunity and are looking for help raising funds to get us there! Please take a look at our Go Fund Me page, share, and contribute if you can. Continue reading Get us to the UNAM Theatre Finals!

Commedia Masks for Sale!

$100 each or $175 for two + shipping from Blue Lake, California.

These commedia half-masks are made from paper-mache, spackle, gesso, and acrylic paint. They are sealed on the inside and outside to protect them from sweat and humidity. They are designed to fit most faces and the fit can be easily altered by the wearer with the use of foam padding.

These masks designed and created by Jordan Rosin are inspired by the designs of his mask teacher Bruce Mars and intended to play as zanni, or lower-class servant types. Continue reading Commedia Masks for Sale!

Butoh Burlesque @ SHINKA Charity Cabaret for World Wildlife Fund – 2018/07/22

I’m excited to be performing pieces from my new repertoire of Butoh Burlesque cabaret acts back in my former hometown of New York, NY. I’ll be sharing the stage with some of the incredible artists of SHINKA / Ren Gyo Soh as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Continue reading Butoh Burlesque @ SHINKA Charity Cabaret for World Wildlife Fund – 2018/07/22