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MAKING "PERFORMING ART"
In March of 2020 we completed our first month-long collaboration with the Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz, in which we invited 12 actors into the galleries and asked ourselves, "What if other people's experiences stayed in the museum after they left?"
Welcome to Hawk's Landing, a river town where passions run deep.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, we found ourselves asking a question we had never anticipated needing to ask: how can we devise and produce a show completely remotely? We came up with Play to Play: a remote devising game in which anybody could sign up and submit responses to visual and writing prompts. Participants in the game were then invited to join the cast as we used the responses to inspire a production.
This is the result; a soap opera shot entirely in quarantine, called "Hawk's Landing."
BEHIND THE SCENES: MAKING Hawk's Landing
THE ARTIST'S FIRE
Antoinette Robinson (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) talks with the Lab's Artistic Director Liz Dahmen about where her love for classical text began.
CLOWNING: THE RED NOSE
Clowning professionals Amy Crossman and Derrick Ledbetter discuss the significance and function of the red nose in clowning.
Who says we need to be in the room together to learn from one another? Below, find our favorite snippets from our virtual interviews with Guest Artists.
(Enjoy these? Keep your eyes peeled for more to come!)
GUEST SPEAKER EXCERPTS:
CLOWNING & VULNERABILITY
Amy Crossman discusses relationship between clowning and vulnerability.
GETTING A CLOWN NAME
Amy Crossman shares her first clown names - and why she went through two.
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