The Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca offers directors, collaborating artists, and audiences a range of classes, intensives and workshops designed to augment working artists' skill sets and enrich personal creativity for all,.
UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
BUILD YOUR BRAND: A Workshop with Gwydion Suilebhan
Director of Brand Identity and Marketing, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Open To: Playwrights, Directors, Actors, Arts Administrators, Small Theatre Companies
In 2018, artists and arts organizations face a powerful reality -- that one's public brand and brand identity are essential elements to engaging audiences, increasing opportunities, and earning loyalty. This goes well beyond social media straetgies or websites -- a well-defined brand can help you make difficult tactical decisions, communicate clearly, create visionary marketing, and build a community that values and celebrates your work. In this informative session, acclaimed arts leader Gwydion Suilebhan will discuss his work at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and elsewhere, sharing important tools that anyone can use to speak clearly and compellingly about their creative endeavors.
Gwydion Suilebhan is the Director of Brand and Marketing for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Project Director of the New Play Exchange. With 20 years of experience helping nationally-recognized organizations engage audiences, Gwydion has consulted on digital marketing and brand development, for Ford’s Theatre, the Playwrights Center, the Dramatists Guild, NPR, Discovery Channel, and the Peace Corps, among many others. Gwydion speaks on the intersection between the arts, brand, and technology; recent engagements include the National Arts Marketing Project, Americans for the Arts, TCG, LMDA, the Dramatists Guild, APASO, and South by Southwest, among others. In addition to his work as a consultant, Gwydion is a playwright. The author of THE BUTCHER, TRANSMISSION (Helen Hayes nominee), REALS, ABSTRACT NUDE, LET X, THE FAITHKILLER, and ANTHEM, his work has been commissioned, developed, and produced by Centerstage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, the National New Play Network, Forum Theatre, Theater J, and Theater Alliance, among others. A founding member of The Welders, a Helen Hayes Award-winning playwrights’ collective, Gwydion has received fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Montgomery County Arts Council, and the Maryland State Arts Council. In 2017, he was elected to the Dramatists Guild Council.
Workshop:Monday, September 24, 7pm-8:30pm
Location: The Drama League Theater Center, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013
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Intimacy Direction for Directors, Actors, and Stage Managers
An introduction to the discipline of Intimacy Direction with Claire Warden, an international leader of the movement. Learn about consensual based working and consent practices, creating and containing chemistry, and open and empowering communication. Actors will learn to understand, communicate and advocate for their and their scene partners respect and safety and how to create authentic and specific stories of intimacy. Directors will learn how to facilitate an equitable, safe and creative environment for intimacy work and effective communication of their vision and will explore the creative possibilities of the specificity of physical storytelling. Stage managers will learn how to hold and maintain an equitable, safe and creative environment for intimacy work, notation of intimacy choreography and protocols and procedures for intimacy work.
Drama League Suggests
Directors/Devisers, get the chance to direct and practice methods towards achieving theatrical intimacy in this lab. You will have the opportunity to direct or watch a director work on scenes that explore platonic to romantic expression, heterosexual to homosexual expression, and more. Performing Artist, get the chance to explore consensual intimate movement of platonic to romantic expression, heterosexual to homosexual. Stage Managers, learn how to access when a room has become unsafe when working intimacy. Learn how to contribute and keep the space safe and practical.
Claire Warden Bio
Claire is an intimacy director, fight director, teacher and actress with twenty years experience in theatre, TV and film across America and the UK. Claire is an Intimacy Director and is the Intimacy Director Liaison with Intimacy Directors International and a founding member of Theatrical Intimacy (UK), where she is co-leading the introduction of intimacy direction to Great Britain. She has intimacy directed and consulted on numerous stage and screen productions across the east coast and is the Intimacy Consultant and Director at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has delivered workshops, presentations and panels at Julliard, Yale, NYU, Cambridge University, HB Studios, Sonoma State and for conferences and theatre communities on both sides of the Atlantic, including the TBA and TCG annual conferences. She is a faculty member of Shakespeare and Company, MA as fight and text teacher, a master teacher and the Director of Engagement with The Shakespeare Forum, NYC, assistant fight teacher at AMDA and a freelance choreographer and acting coach. Her movement training and extensive background in acting is coupled with her broad experience in working with directors and actors of all levels and backgrounds across the UK and America. Her focus, joy and purpose is empowering those she works with to achieve their full creative potential. She is deeply committed to serving the ensemble, advocacy for actors and supporting artists in their creative process.