INTRODUCTION TO DEVISED THEATRE WORKSHOP with Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell (AGES 18+)

In devised theatre an original performance is collaboratively authored by an ensemble simultaneously with rehearsal. The outcome is an exciting new play that allows participants to take on multiple roles in the process and take full ownership of the final product. In this INTRODUCTION TO DEVISED THEATRE WORKSHOP, Jennifer will introduce students to some methods of creation, discuss examples, and then lead them in an abbreviated process culminating in a short original performance.

Instructor: Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell

Dates and Times:

Workshop Part 1 – Friday, May 1st, 6pm to 9pm
Workshop Part 2 – Saturday, May 2nd, 2pm to 5pm
Performance in Rehearsal A – Saturday, May 2nd at 5:30pm
[PLEASE BE AVAILABLE FOR BOTH DAYS AND ALL HOURS OF THE WORKSHOP/PERFORMANCE]
Location: Rehearsal A (4th floor, 123 E. Water Street)
Tuition: $75

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system (above)
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell is a theatre and performance artist, and co-founder of PEP, an all-female theater collective with whom she has created original performances periodically since 2005. She produces, writes, directs, and performs in cross-disciplinary collaborations. Mostly recently, she co-created an electropop opera THE NEAR MISSES, which is currently touring the U.S. In 2018 she produced, co-directed, and performed in an immersive performance with 20 artists at the Woolen Mills factory called GHOST IN REVERSE and installed a UVA-commissioned performance at UVA in Charlottesville, MOVE ALONG, NOTHING TO SEE HERE, addressing the statue controversy. In 2017 she directed her play-opera DRUGSONG, commissioned by Victory Hall Opera. She was the 2016 Public Artist at the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative and adapted her play NO WAKE as an outdoor multimedia performance. From 2014-2015 she toured her micro-gallery of reflection, WHILE YOU WAIT. In 2008 she founded Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLAW), a feminist performance event that’s since spread to 25+ cities and inspired the award-winning documentary CLAW the Movie. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Hollins College.

BEGINNING TAP with Stephanie Hess (AGES 14+)

Beginning Tap Dance at Live Arts Education

Time to get on your feet and make some noise! This beginner level class will introduce basic tap skills (shuffles, flaps, shuffle ball change, cramp rolls, etc.) as well as musicality and rhythm style. Fun combinations using these tap fundamentals will have you dancing like Gene Kelly! Please wear comfortable attire and tap shoes.

Winter Session:
Instructor: Stephanie Hess
Time: Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
Dates: January 22 – March 25; 10 classes total (Weather make-up date is April 1)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $100

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

Spring Session:
Instructor: Stephanie Hess
Time: Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
Dates: Dates: April 15 – May 27; 6 classes total (Weather make-up date is June 3)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $60

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

INTERMEDIATE TAP with Stephanie Hess (AGES 14+)

Intermediate Tab Dance at Live Arts EducationLooking for a way to get back to tap class? Want to hone your tap skills? This class is for you! For those with at least one year of tap, this class will review all the basic tap skills but at a much faster pace. Musicality, rhythm, and syncopation will be explored as well as learning pull-backs, pick-ups and Maxie Fords. Please wear comfortable attire and tap shoes.

Winter Session:
Instructor: Stephanie Hess
Time: Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
Dates: January 21 – March 24; 10 classes total (March 31 weather make-up date)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $100

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

Spring Session:
Instructor: Stephanie Hess
Time: Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
Dates: April 14 – May 26; 6 classes total (June 2 weather make-up date)
Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
Tuition: $60

Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Your registration for the class is not complete until you have:

  1. Paid for the class in our ticketing system
  2. and filled out the online Google registration form

NEW! A Collaboration between The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and Live Arts

THE BLACK THEATRICAL VOICE

The Black Theatrical Voice in Western, American theater is often drowned out. Though misunderstood, appropriated, or altogether abandoned, the notion that Black theater is inherently different than Western theater is still true. Many may know the works of August Wilson, but they may not be aware of how his work was influenced by other Black culture and plays that came before him, nor how Wilson’s work has influenced more modern Black theater. This class is for those in the theater community who seek to educate themselves about the wide range of Black theater through the themes and eyes of August Wilson, including acting approach, play history and performance, and–perhaps most importantly–maintaining the integrity of Black culture within white theatrical spaces.

Instructors: Ti Ames and Leslie Scott-Jones
Time: 2-4 pm every other Saturday
Dates: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Saturday, April 11, 2020 (6 Classes)
Location: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Room 207
Tuition: $125

To sign up week by week: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-black-theatrical-voice-tickets-87623501251

To sign up for all 6 classes at a discount: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6-week-black-theatrical-voice-tickets-87625513269

Questions about Live Arts Educational programming? Please contact Education Director Miller Susen at 434.977.4177 x100 or miller@livearts.org.