Cultural & Heritage Commission Hosts Theater Workshop: Making Theater from the Dust in the Room

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Deptford Twp.
PR 068
Date: 4/13/2016

Deptford Twp. – The Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Rowan College at Gloucester County will host a day-long theater workshop “Making Theater from the Dust in the Room.” The workshop will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 10-4 p.m.

            This interactive workshop will introduce participants to strategies and devising techniques that can be used to create original theater performances in traditional and non-traditional theater spaces, with communities of artists and non-artists alike. Participants will leave the workshop with possibilities for their own new works and creations. All ages and levels of experience are welcome to attend.

            “Making Theater from the Dust in the Room” will be facilitated by Joe Salvatore and Robert Stevenson. Salvatore is a playwright and director based out of New York, who has directed plays in venues of all shapes and sizes. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School, a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and an alum of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. Stevenson is a community-engaged teaching artist, actor and designer who serves as an educator with The New Victory Theater, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Lincoln Center for Education, New York Theater Workshop and the Park Avenue Armory. He has performed in productions that include “Up and Away,” “Animating Red Bank Battlefield” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and holds his master’s in Educational Theatre from New York University.

            The workshop will be held in the RCGC College Mini Center. It is open to the public and free to attend, but reservations are required. Reserve your seat at http://makinghteaterfromthedustintheroom.eventbrite.com. Refreshments will be served.

Rowan College at Gloucester County is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.
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