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Collaborative Theatre Making for the Adventurous

Training for Research-Based and Devised Theatre.

OCTOBER 2023

Founding Artistic Director Melissa Moschitto was recently a Guest Artist in Residence at Brown University with the Cogut Institute for the Humanities.

• Lecture: Investigative Theatre: Activating Source Material and Negotiating Narrative
• Workshop: Rogue Devising

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Field Notes

Field Notes: Activating Source Material & Negotiating Narrative

Delve into performance Case Studies to get a detailed overview of The Anthropologists' methodology for using research in the rehearsal room. Students are guided along the process from provocation and investigation to scripting and performance.

Crystal Salt

Field Work

Field Work: Writing Performance

A hands on examination of the scripting process with tools for capturing and sequencing content, negotiating point of view, and building consensus as an ensemble.

Crystal Salt
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Rogue Devising

Rogue Devising: Collaborative Theatre Making

Hands on workshop introducing our method for devising boldly as an ensemble. Participants will work in small groups to generate material and investigate storytelling possibilities, with opportunities to share performance drafts.

"It seemed like an impossible ask but Melissa Moschitto delivered an intensive, thought-provoking, joyful and inspiring lecture, demonstration and workshop on devising theatre in one 85-minute class period! I was struck by the clear sense of excitement about and respect for the work that had been built so quickly."

Dr. Cindy Rosenthal, Hofstra University

"I just wish we had more time! What a refreshing experience!"

Theatre Student, University of Vermont

I just wanted to say thank you again for such an inspiring presentation yesterday! I think the materials you presented fit into the course on so many levels: history (archives), art and activism, media, and issues including feminism and environmental justice. So, thank you for doing what you do!

Rianne Subijanto, Baruch College

We offer a rigorous approach to devising research-based theatre, shared through unique workshops and lectures, developed for University-level learning. These classes are designed for small to medium lecture classes, 75-90 minutes long, and can incorporate hands-on work and Q&A with our company. Please contact Artistic Director Melissa Moschitto at melissa@theanthropologists.org for more details and pricing structures.

Custom workshops are also available.

Recent Teaching Engagements

Brown University New York University  Hofstra University  Baruch College University of Evansville University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts at Amherst  National Women's Theatre Festival Hedgepig Theatre Ensemble

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