LAB

LAB Workshop Series 2014

LAB WORSHOP 1

Workshops
Workshop 1: Introduction to Sandbox Ensemble Theatre Creation
April 19th – Noon to 6pm
Yoga Sanctuary Studio • 100 W 46th St Minneapolis MN 55419 (In the Solomon’s Porch Building)
$40 for Adults BUY • $25 for Students BUYLimit 14

Workshop 2: Two-Day Youth Intensive – Sandbox Ensemble Theatre Creation
April 26th, 10am-4pm and April 27th 1pm-4pm
Mainstreet School for Performing Arts • 1320 Main Street Hopkins MN 55343
Free for high school students ages 14-18 • Limit 15Register now!

Workshop 3: Sandbox Ensemble Theatre Creation
December 6th – 10am-5pm
The Cowles Center, Studio 5B • 528 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis MN 55403
$40 for Adults BUY • $25 for Students BUYLimit 25

About Sandbox LAB
Sandbox has been creating new art via our unique creation process since 2005. The Sandbox Process is an ensemble method grown from years of study and practice, honing elements of physical theatre, music, design and text into performances that are creative, imaginative, and innovative. Each year, we offer artists of all genres the opportunity to learn and grow in their craft as we study the subtleties of movement, voice, and composition. Challenge yourself to reconnect with your innate ability to collaborate, generate new material, and defuse your negative internal criticism.

Sandbox LAB is conducted with experienced members of the Sandbox Theatre ensemble, and will give participants the tools to help them create the unexpectedly poignant and beautiful a-ha! moments that are hallmarks of ensemble-created performance.

Your 2014 LAB Series instructors
Peter Heeringa
A Sandbox ensemble member since 2010, Peter is an MFA graduate of Naropa University, home of the nation’s premier ensemble theatre program, and has studied Viewpoints and Suzuki techniques with the world renowned SITI Company. In 2007, Peter served as an artist in residency at Fairfield University, and since 2001, has worked extensively as a director for the Eden Prairie High School Drama Department.

Megan Campbell Lagas
A Sandbox ensemble member since 2012, Megan has been developing and leading Sandbox workshops for two years.
She earned her BA in Theatre and MA in Education, both at the College of St. Catherine. Megan teaches elementary school for Saint Paul Public Schools.

 

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A Sandbox ensemble member since 2012, Theo is a writer, musician and performing artist. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins, MN.

 

 

Derek Lee Miller
A Sandbox ensemble member since 2008, Derek is an actor, puppeteer, designer, writer and musician. Twice a resident artist at Yaddo Artists Colony in Saratoga Springs, NY as a playwright, Derek has helped lead Sandbox workshops and LAB sessions since the program’s inception in 2011.
Derek holds a BFA in acting and technical theatre from Milikin Univeristy.

 

Heather Stone
A founding member of Sandbox Theatre and the leader of Sandbox LAB, Heather has studied Viewpoints and Suzuki methods with the world renowned SITI Company, and has helped lead Sandbox’s LAB series since its inception in 2011.
Heather is a graduate of the acclaimed Theatre Department at Augsburg College.

 

Workshop Details
Workshop 1: Introduction to Sandbox Ensemble Theatre Creation
This workshop will introduce you to the methods Sandbox employ to generate our original ensemble work. You’ll learn the essentials of Bogart/Landau Viewpoints to develop a shared language of communication with your collaborators, then dive into Sandbox Stations work, creating original compositions and sharing them with your fellow artists.
For artists aged 17+

Workshop 2: Two-Day High School Intensive – Sandbox Ensemble Theatre Creation
This two-day workshop will introduce high school students to the methods Sandbox uses to generate our original ensemble work. Students will learn the essentials of Bogart/Landau Viewpoints, focusing on differentiation and specificity to develop a shared language of communication with their collaborators. This shared language will increase each student’s awareness and sharpen their ability to view the stage with a constructively critical eye. Students will then be introduced to Sandbox Stations work; tools used to rapidly generate original content while eliminating the internal edit buttons that inhibit creativity. Using their new creation skills and with guidance from their instructors, students will compose original pieces of theatre, culminating in their performance for parents and teachers at the end of the second day’s session.
This is a two-day workshop. Space is limited, and students must be able to participate in both sessions. Participants must be high school students aged 14-18.

Workshop 3: Sandbox Ensemble Theatre Creation
This workshop will introduce you to the methods Sandbox employ to generate our original ensemble work. You’ll learn the essentials of Bogart/Landau Viewpoints to develop a shared language of communication with your collaborators, then dive into Sandbox Stations work, creating original compositions and sharing them with your fellow artists.
This workshop is best suited for more advanced artists, but participants of all abilities aged 17+ are welcome.

LAB is your chance to work with one of the Midwest Region’s most prominent ensemble theatres, learning from the artists who are leaders in their field.

Please contact Heather Stone with questions.