Following FornÚs: Creativity, Intimacy, and Imagination|
This course undertakes an investigation and application of the creative process of visionary iconoclast Maria Irene FornÚs: a queer, Latinx playwright whose wildly idiosyncratic plays defied both convention and categorization. FornÚs' legendary workshops shaped a generation of playwrights, including Nilo Cruz, Caridad Svich, and Sarah Ruhl.
Students will engage with FornÚs' own creative process via her ephemera: in this case, the spoken fragments, outtakes, and audio marginalia left behind from the filming of her documentary collaboration with director Michelle Memran, "The Rest I Make Up." As I work to compile and cohere this material into a book, the class will be applying it, directly, to the conception and creation of their own performance works.
Students who are interested in writing/directing/devising live works of performance are best suited to this class. No former experience necessary, but a willingness to create and share live work and writing on a weekly basis is required. Our work will be contextualized by assigned research and writing into FornÚs as a key figure of the American theater, and will culminate in the presentation of our creative projects.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Our work will be contextualized by assigned research and writing into FornÚs as a key figure of the American theater, and will culminate in the presentation of our creative projects.
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This course welcomes an interdisciplinary cohort of students. If seeking a spot in the class, email a statement of application to the instructor by 11/11/20. In your email, please address: What draws you to this course? What aspects of it compel you specifically? What do you hope to get out of it? Knowing that prior experience is not required, what is your current relationship to ┐making┐ performance (writing/dancing/choreography/visual art/directing/devising/other)? What other classes have you taken at Wesleyan that feel relevant here, if any.
|Instructor(s): Pearl,Katie Times: ..T.... 01:00PM-03:50PM; Location: THEA; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
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