Network of Ensemble Theaters invites you to: Design and designers in ensemble created work
An open conversation with:
• Critical Mass Performance Group
• Las Ramonas
• Rogue Artists Ensemble
• Son of Semele Ensemble
Ensembles are hotter than ever and here are four L.A. based ensembles that range in style, structure and storytelling. All with different budgets and points of view.
But when it comes to designers, how do they fit into the ensemble model?
How does a designer work with an established ensemble on a new work?
What is the process and steps both the designer and the members of the ensemble take to tell their story?
In this open conversation we will discuss the type of work they do and how the design or designers work with the ensemble. We will interact with members of the ensembles and scenic, sound, puppets, video and mask designers.
The open conversation is free and open to the public and a great opportunity for those interested in the ensemble method.
Parking available in the gated parking lot.
Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Critical Mass Performance Group, an ensemble dedicated to the collaborative creation of new works and reinterpretations of classic plays. An interest in the poetics of space has led to productions in non-traditional environments--houses, a jazz bar, parks, building exteriors, industrial spaces. http://www.nancykeystone.com/
Nancy Keystone, Founder/Artistic Director & Randy Tico, Composer/Sound Design
Las Ramonas - Marlene Beltran, Jo Anna Mixpe Ley and Marisol L. Torres are fierce multi-media artists, performers, artivists, and teatristas who have independently created, performed, and taught teatro in Los Angeles and beyond for more than 10 years. These urban payasas utilize music, dance, video, satire, parody, and all tools at their reach (including handsaws, shoulder pads, tongs and chihuahuas) to prompt laughter and inspire socio-political conscious thought in their communities and throughout the world...(insert echo here.) http://lasramonas.com/
Marlene Beltran, Co-founder
Rogue Artists Ensemble is a collective of multi-disciplinary artists who create Hyper-theater, an innovative hybrid of theater traditions, puppetry, mask work, dance, music, and modern technology. Through a collaborative development process, with an emphasis on design and storytelling, the Rogues create original, thought-provoking performances. We cultivate unique audience experiences that appeal to multiple generations of theatergoers in order to expand the boundaries of contemporary American theater. http://www.rogueartists.org/
Sean Calweti, AD/Puppets & Video; Estela Garcia, Mask/Movement; Katie Polebaum, Mask/Scenic; Shannon Goldsborough, SM
Son of Semele Ensemble is a collective of theatre professionals that recognizes emerging cultural questions through the production of new or under-exposed plays. We produce intimate theatre to provoke an awakening within our audience and ourselves. http://www.sonofsemele.org/roadkillindex.html
Sarah Krainin, Scenic Design