Howard Barker, who is perhaps APL’s favorite living playwright, has more than 100 works to his name — mostly produced by his company, The Wrestling School. On October 12, at our Sunday Salon, we will present what we believe to be the first public reading of his 2005 The Fence in its Thousandth Year: set in a world of forced segregation, illegal immigration, and shifting sands of Truth, it is an epic tale of power, deprivation, desire, and cultural conflict told through sometimes shocking imagery, dark humor, and arguably some of the richest poetic language in contemporary drama. Join us October 12 for this not-to-be missed exploration of Barker’s vanguard, timely work that must be heard. Learn more and RSVP…
Barker’s complex and poetic language demands as much concentration from the audience as any classical or Jacobean play, and The Fence owes much to both forms of drama.
~The British Theatre Guide Review
We are thrilled to offer an exciting Workshop Series this Fall that will immerse performers into the physical and vocal practices developed and practiced by Artistic Directors Joseph and Zhenya Lavy through their 25-year investigation of performance craft.
Embodying the Impulse: The Physical & Vocal Soul of the Engaged Performer
Learn how to develop your physical and vocal self as an artist and to gain a broader vision for what that might mean. In line with our Central and Eastern European artistic heritage, we emphasize process over prescription. APL methodologies open up a new means for tapping into artistic potentiality and move the participant toward a single fundamental objective: Living Impulses shaped by Deliberate Form piloted by an Engaged Mind.
- Embodying the Impulse: Spontaneity/Precision ~ Oct 18-19, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Led by Joseph Lavy, with support from the entire Company
- Embodying the Impulse: Voice ~ Nov 8-9, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Led by Zhenya Lavy, with support from the entire Company
Take one or both. See our SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFER when you register for both before Oct 15!
Aside from figuring out how to deal with the six 6-foot bookcases full of books that were relocated to the middle of the office floor — and making some furniture and lighting changes — the studio renovation is complete!
The masonry along the bottom is a perfect touch!
The floor is partially sprung so will serve our needs well for physical activity.
And the acoustics are lively.
Best of all given our near 90 temps this last week, it’s COOL — about 10 degrees cooler than the upstairs.