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Rotate Theatre


Workshops

Rotate Theatre workshops feature our Rotation Practices which offer accessible activities for exploration, skill-building, and multidirectional learning.

Please see below or email rotatetheatre@gmail.com for information about participating in an upcoming workshop or bringing a Rotate Theatre workshop to your organization.


Two women actors smile while doing an activity outdoors

Acting

Two women actors smile while doing an activity outdoors

Acting


Rotate Acting Project: 2022
  • Age: Adult
  • Experience Level: All
  • Cost: Free*
  • COVID Precautions: Outdoor
  • City: Madison, WI
  • Sign Up: RotateTheatre@gmail.com

The Rotate Acting Project: 2022 is an outdoor, consent-conscious workshop series for experienced, new, and out-of-practice actors, directors, and other theatre artists -- our different perspectives are invaluable! Join us!

The series utilizes our Rotation Practices to play with and reflect on a variety of acting tools assembled and contextualized by the participants. This process-focused Rotate Theatre experiment invites artists to embrace curiosity, collaboration, and multidirectional learning. The workshop activities are facilitated by a rotating roster of project participants, including ensemble members Cyra K. Polizzi, Breahan Eve Pautsch, Richard Paro, and Ashely Bagot. All participants will be invited (but not required!) to facilitate activities throughout the series.

Interested artists are encouraged to attend a kickoff workshop on Sunday, May 22. Those unable to attend on May 22 are encouraged to email rotatetheatre@gmail.com about opportunities to join this or future workshop series.

To sign up or for more information, please email RotateTheatre@gmail.com.

The Rotate Acting Project: 2022 will be held outdoors as a lower-risk option for theatremakers during the pandemic. For those with different access needs, we also offer virtual workshops and will resume indoor workshops when our facilitators feel more comfortable doing so. Please join our Mailing List to be notified about future opportunities.

*Rotate Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is able to offer this professional skill-sharing, community-building opportunity to artists free of charge because of support from our community -- Make a donation today! A donation of $300 covers the workshop series for one local artist.


A corner of notebook paper with the beginnings of a handwritten script. At the top reads the word: seeds

Writing

A corner of notebook paper with the beginnings of a handwritten script. At the top reads the word: seeds

Writing

Rotate Writing Workshops offer theatre artists of all specialties fun, accessible ways to experiment with playwriting. Each session includes a rotating collection of writing exercises, activities that utilize other areas of theatre (acting, directing, design, etc), and contextualizing exercises that help us recognize and shape the messaging of our own developing stories. Rotate Writing Workshops combine techniques developed by the ensemble with those learned in other settings, including Francesca Peppiatt's Chicago-based "Play For Keeps" program.

Rotate Writing Workshops can be experienced virtually or in-person. During the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rotate Writing Workshops were an essential part of our virtual ensemble-only programming.


Consent

During our projects, we utilize consent workshops developed by ensemble member Cyra K. Polizzi. These workshops are intended to be fun, accessible, and to lay the groundwork for safer, freer, more equitable collaboration that supports nourishing storytelling and breaks from oppressive dominant norms. For more information, please contact Cyra.