Master Class With Erin Markey May 4, 2019
$30 • REGISTER The Studio Theater
Sat, May 4, 2019
The Studio Theater
11 AM – 2 PM
Drawing from Erin Markey's genre-defying aesthetic and process, this Master Class will focus on fictionalizing autobiography for comedic live performance works. Participants will develop solo pieces that rely on rhythm and "feel" as arc, and that use music composition and personal narrative as source material. Students do not have to have prior music training but rather a willingness to invoke their mind-body's inherent and unique musicality. Class is limited to 15 participants.
Participants in the Master Class receive discounted tickets to SINGLET at Washington Ensemble Theatre (Apr 25 - May 5).
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This Master Class is presented in conjunction with Washington Ensemble Theatre's GUSH series, a new project bringing contemporary pieces of theatrical work from outside Seattle to be performed as part of their annual performance season. This year, GUSH presents Erin Markey's Singlet. Markey draws on their longstanding friendship and working relationship with actor Emily Davis to create a performance that maps the bonds and hysteria of earned intimacy. Combining Markey’s singular style with a host of influences—spanning Genet’s The Maids, celebrity psychotherapist Esther Perel’s available-on-Audible couples counseling sessions, Notes on a Scandal, Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Quartet, and Precious Moments® Collectible Dolls—this kaleidoscopic production grapples with the desire, rivalry, vulnerability, and subterfuge that bind two people together. By turns tenacious and tender, Singlet reimagines the economies of power between friends, families, and wrestlers.
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