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HOME
October 4 – October 30, 2019

A performance project by the Open Program in partnership with The People’s Forum NYC & The Andrew Freedman Home. An invitation to all to join in rehearsals to create and then perform HOME.

What is home? Where we come from, where we go to, where we live. A place lost, a place found, a dream pursued, an existence destroyed; a feeling, an aim, a nightmare – application forms, a lottery, an impossibility.
HOME will be a theater piece created by people — maybe you — who have to tell you something about this human experience, its different aspects, abuses, struggles, hopes, circumstances and obstacles, and the fight to be able to say: HOME.

Join us and create a story that needs to be told. HOME.
For more information, write to us here: nycprojects@theworkcenter.org

HOME will be rehearsed and performed at various locations in NYC:
http://www.theworkcenter.org/present-activities-page/132-home-2

REHEARSAL at Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse:

  • FRIDAY October 4, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • SUNDAY October 6, 4 :00 – 8 :00 PM
  • TUESDAY October 8, 7 :00 – 9 :00 PM
  • WEDNESDAY October 9, 5 :00 – 8 :00 PM
  • THURSDAY October 10, 4 :00 – 8 :00 PM
  • FRIDAY October 11, 7 :00 – 9 :00 PM
  • SATURDAY October 12, 3 :00 – 6:30 PM
  • SUNDAY October 13, 4 :00 – 5:45 PM
  • TUESDAY October 15, 7 :00 – 9 :00 PM
  • THURSDAY October 17, 4 :00 – 8 :00 PM
  • FRIDAY October 18, 7 :00 – 9 :00 PM
  • SUNDAY October 20, 10:30 – 11:45 AM
  • SUNDAY October 20, 7 :00 – 9 :00 PM
  • TUESDAY October 22, 7 :00 – 9 :00 PM
  • WEDNESDAY October 23, 5 :00 – 8 :00 PM
  • THURSDAY October 24, 4 :00 – 8 :00 PM
  • FRIDAY October 25, 7 :00 – 9 :00 PM
  • SATURDAY October 26, 5 :00 – 9 :00 PM
  • SUNDAY October 27, 5:30 – 8 :00 PM
  • WEDNESDAY October 30, 7 :00 – 9 :00 PM

PERFORMANCE at The Andrew Freedman Home
Date & Time TBA.

Content of the rehearsals:
The rehearsals of HOME will introduce different aspects of the research of the Open Program and will give the opportunity to work one-on-one on selected texts, songs, and acting fragments. The rehearsals are for everybody who wishes to discover theater as a tool for their own personal work and life, be it in public speaking, activism or teaching.

With its various fundamental elements such as the work on associations and actions, theater is a tool to create and to reclaim spaces of encounter and exchange. We propose a creative process that has a political dimension and explores personal and social relations, creating meaning in action through text, song and the presence of the performer and the spectator/witness. In a performative situation, can we approach a quality of communion in which the borders between audience and spectator disappear?

The theatre work of the Open Program, started in 2007, is based on more than 30 years of research developed at the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thoams Richards; the technical aspects of the rehearsals will include work on the relation between precision and organicity, the creation of the acting score, improvisation within a structure, composed movement and rhythm, work on song and the vibration of the voice, and awareness of and reacting to the space and other people.

OUR PARTNERS
People’s Forum NYC
The Andrew Freedman Home
The Great Globe Foundation
The One World Fund
En Foco, Inc.
Designing the WE
The Bronx Defenders
Hydro Punk
Inwood Legal Action

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