Seattle University Theatre Program, Stretch 2011


Stretch is an intensive summer workshop that brings students together with visiting artists and theatre faculty in process-oriented artistic exploration and creation. In September of 2011, students in theatre, visual arts and music will study and apply the history and practices of devised theater including performance art, avant-garde traditions and multimedia through the cultivation and development of original material.

Devising is the process of creating and developing an original piece of theatrical art through exploration, discovery and questioning as part of a collaborative workshop. A devised theatre piece can be derived from one or many different kinds of materials, including a poem, experience, song, visual image, sound, idea, or dramatic/non-dramatic text. Devising companies may include designers, actors, dancers, musicians, directors, visual artists and playwrights.
The video features:
Professor Harmony Arnold; Assistant Professor of Costume Design; Seattle University
Dr. Rich Brown; Associate Professor of Devising and Acting Movement; Western Washington University
Dr. Greg Bowers; Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition; College of William and Mary
Rich Brown; Associate Professor of Devising and Acting Movement; Western Washington University
And devising students:
Zoey Belyea
Antoinette Bianco
Gerald Grissette
Anne Marie Jones
Daniel Rector
Joshua Holguin
Robert Keene
Megan Reynolds
Briana Schwartz
Kacey Shiflet
This video made by Wes Hurley, I ATE MY EYE FILMS.

Credit: Wes Hurley, I Ate My Eye Films