FringeU

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Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
466 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

TheaterMania is proud to be the sponsor of FringeU, a series of workshops and panels that form the educational component of The New York International Fringe Festival. Topics roam a diverse landscape, from aesthetics and nuts-and-bolts technical matters, to wider issues of funding, business, and politics. Tuesday August 22 Fundraising 101, 12-2pm Lani Kennedy introduces the components of a successful funding campaign, including research and cultivation of prospects, project conception, grantwriting, and a calendar of activities. She discusses the roles of the artist, staff, and board in the process. Image Theatre, 12-2pm Turkar Coker offers a spectrum of exercises, games, and techniques drawn from the influence of the work of Augusto Boal, Bertolt Brecht, and Richard Schechner. Step Right Up!: Burlesque, Vaudeville, & Circus, Then & Now, 2-4pm Hovey Burgess , Master Teacher of Circus, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Andy Davis, Associate Curator, Theatre Collection, Museum of the City of New York Trav S. D., Producer & Master of Ceremonies, American Vaudeville Theatre Jane Goldberg, Artistic Director, Changing Times Tap Mark Mitton, The Big Tent Show Todd Robbins, Coney Island Wonder Worker Barbara Stratyner, Curator of Exhibitions, NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Sarah Safford, Artistic Consultant, Changing Times Tap Wednesday, August 23 Bored with Your Board, 12-2pm Barbara S. Miller leads this session which addresses boards. If you don't yet have a board come find out from others what pitfalls to avoid, and what a really good board can look like. Story Telling: Weaving Words, Music, & Movement, 12-2pm Abena Appiah-Kubi Koomson and Cozi Sa Wala from Magic Words present this workshop. Influenced by the dissonance and unresolved themes of Thelonius Monk's compositions, Ella Fitzerald's performance clarity, the insights of poetry professor Hugh Ogden, and the voyeurism of German expressionist painting, Ms. Koomson's work explores personal and global narratives through song, movement and rhythm. Navigation Notes for Growing Non-Profit Organizations: Avoiding Adolescent Angst, 2-4pm Elena Holy, Producing Director, The Present Company Thursday, August 24 Public Relations & Marketing on the Fringe, 12-2pm Ron Lasko, Fringe publicist, talks about everything you always wanted to know about theater PR & Marketing, but were afraid to ask. Learn the basics of public relations, from writing releases that get attention to getting critics to see your show. Nobody Wants to See Another Solo Show, 12-2pm Solo performer Antonio Sacre leads this workshop, asking how can we make what's in our heads and hearts into personal and immediate live performance? In an hour of writing and an hour of exchange, participants explore what we'd do if we knew we couldn't fail, and how to make it theatrically exciting and challenging. Trends in Dance and Back Again, 2-4pm David R. White, Executive Director and Producer, Dance Theater Workshop Gus Solomons, Jr., Dancer / Teacher / Writer Ivan Sygoda, Director, Pentacle Boo Froebel, Curator of Phat Tuesdays at Dixon Place Laurie Uprichard, Executive Director, Dancespace Project Stephen Greco, Editorial Director, Platform.net Friday, August 25 It's a Jungle Out There...Tips for Survival, 12-2pm Barbara Hogue leads this workshop on how to stay true to your mission without compromising your artistic integrity. Exploring the Collaborative Process, 12-2pm Lynn Neuman & Amy Drum of Ho-Down Showdown lead this workshop. Rooted in jazz improv traditions, the work focuses on movement, comedy, and character portrayal, exploring various methods of creating physically-based theater that optimize collaborative input. Each participant is responsible for bringing an article of inspiration, i.e. a picture, object, written article, or story creating movement and character sketches. Theatre Means Nothing!, 2-4pm Penny Arcade, Writer / Performer John Clancy, Artistic Director, The Present Company Mark Dendy, Artistic Director, Mark Dendy Dance Theater C.J. Hopkins Playwright / Director Kristin Marting, Executive Director, Here Liz Thompson, Executive Director, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Julia Barclay & Donna Brady, Co-Moderators Saturday, August 26 Cutting It Up, 12-2pm Julia Lee Barclay of Word to Your Mama uses techniques inspired by Burroughs / Gysin of cutting and pasting everyday words and phrases. Participants create improvisational texts and movement/gestures, dealing with issues of gender, religion and class, with a special emphasis on levels of address and presences. Whose Gender Matters, 2-4pm Charles Busch, Actor/Playwright David Herskovits, Artistic Director, Target Margin Theater Keith Levy, aka Sherry Vine, Theatre Couture Sophia Lycouris, Artistic Director, Kuntswerk-Blend/UK Julia Barclay & Donna Brady, Co-Moderators

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