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Object Investigation

Learn techniques for generating new material including autobiographical writing, found text, improvised movement, object work, and adaptation.


Beginning with a personal object chosen by the performer/creator, participants will explore ways in which that object can serve as a tool for organizing personal history, narrative, and reflection.


• Investigating a personal object as a way to frame the creative process

• Using effective brainstorming techniques and graphic organizers

• Integrating music and imagery into performance

• Identifying a variety of sources from which to create dramatic material

• Applying actions to ideas

• Developing character voices and physicality

• Creating unique, personal performing spaces

• Problem Solving: distinguishing between effective and ineffective material

• Synthesizing disparate elements into a performance

• Reflecting on the process and performance

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