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Haitian Artists

The Hipp Teen Ensemble worked with visiting Haitian Artists in Fall 2015.

This Fall, the Hippodrome Theatre will be collaborating with The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, and the search is on for socially involved young actors to be a part of the process.

Each Tuesday and Thursday, from September 27th through November 5th, students who enroll in the Hippodrome Teen Ensemble’s Community Performance Project will work alongside professionals from the Hipp, We The People Theater, and The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding.

Participants in this six week Performance Project will learn about and use Manfred Max-Neef’s human needs classifications, explore and develop effective communication and social emotional skills, and learn and practice the methods of theatre revolutionaries Augusto Boal and Jerzy Grotowski.

As a bonus, students will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with current members of The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards during the acclaimed artists’ three-week residency in Gainesville, and will work with them to create and then present several performances throughout the Gainesville community.

There is no fee for participation in the Hipp’s Teen Ensemble Community Performance Project; however, registration and an audition is required. Successful applicants, ages 13-17, will demonstrate the will and ability to attend each Tuesday and Thursday workshop from 4pm to 5:30pm, from September 27th through November 1st, as well as one Saturday morning event, November 5th.

Please contact Hippodrome Education Program Coordinator, Gabrielle Byam, at gabby@thehipp.org for more information or to schedule an audition.