Dateline: Providence, RI: – International Women’s Theatre Festival is Looking for YOU to Volunteer!
Volunteering is one of the best ways to experience the festival. Come find out more at our:
Volunteer Registration Meeting
Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Perishable Theatre, 6:00-8:00pm.
~Make it twice as fun – Sign up with a friend!~
We are seeking volunteers in the following areas:
• Production (Workshop Managers, House Managers, etc.)
• Artistic (Valet for Artists, Airport Runners, etc.)
• Hospitality (Registering participants, Concierges, Translation)
• Documentation (Photography, Videography, etc.)
RSVP to Nancy Hoffman at email@example.com.
MAGDALENA USA is bringing The Magdalena Project to the USA in Providence, RI; July 31-August 6, 2005. Under
the artistic direction of Vanessa Gilbert, the festival will bring together international women theatre artists who create and perform their own work, in concert with local and national artists for an intensive seven days of exchange, skills development, critical reflection and performances. All Magdalena events will occur in downtown Providence, creating a web of theatrical activity.
According to Ms. Gilbert, “All theatre artists metaphorically weave their experiences into work, and this festival will also weave these national and international participants into our community.” In bringing together local and international women theatre artists, Theatre-Women-Weaving builds upon the growing network of The Magdalena Project, which was founded by Jill Greenhalgh in Wales, 1986.
The aims for this first USA festival are ambitious: professional training exchange, the forming of local and international connections, and a continuation of the Magdalena focus on the “third theatre”, a kind of contemporary work described by Eugenio Barba as a “socially aware, exploratory, actor-oriented form of drama”. It’s a performance tradition historically less established in the US than in other parts of the world, with a focus not on scripted plays, but on ensemble-based work generated by its practitioners.
Support the Festival – Experience the Festival! Organizing and running a large, international theatre festival is no small task. We are in need of volunteer support and welcome you to join us for this unique event. We value volunteers with all levels of time commitment – even one afternoon during the week will make a significant addition to the quality of our festival.
Visit www.Magdalenausa.org for more information