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

Workshops

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

Workshops

Rotate Theatre Company workshops offer fun, accessible, multidirectional learning opportunities for ensemble members, fellow theatre artists, and the general public. 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.


Acting

Sign up for the Rotate Acting Project is now open!

The Rotate Acting Project: Spring 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! The Spring 2022 series offers space 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, underrepresented perspectives, multidirectional learning, and FUN -- join us!

Interested adult artists are welcome to attend an introductory workshop on Sunday, May 22 from 3:30-6:30pm in Madison, WI. After the introductory event, participants have the option to sign up for the rest of the workshop series 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.

Sign up for the introductory workshop or email RotateTheatre@gmail.com for more information.

The Rotate Acting Project: Spring 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.


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.