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#1 In-school residency at MS 131/Dr. Sun Yat Sen Middle School in Chinatown

This semester Kaneza Schaal and I will be heading up the team working with two sixth grade classes on scenes from Romeo and Juliet. Students will learn and translate Shakespeare’s language into their own modern experience as we introduce them to Wooster Group methods of combining live performance with audio and video.

Like many public schools, MS 131 has had to cut back its arts programs. There are no theater teachers at the school, so our program is one of the few opportunities for the students to have a performative experience with their curriculum.

#2 The Summer Institute at The Performing Garage

This free performance intensive brings together NYC public high school students with Wooster Group company members and associates for three weeks. The students learn to transform a variety of source materials into an original performance, which they present for the public at The Performing Garage.

This summer, Institute director Ariana Smart Truman and the ensemble of students and teaching artists will explore “culture clash” using texts like Guess Who‘s Coming to Dinner and The Nutty Professor. Guest artists include a certified Alexander-technique instructor and Kid Lucky, who will teach the fundamentals of beat-boxing. Please join me for the free public showings on August 5 & 6 at 7 pm.

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Thank you,

Kate Valk

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    The Wooster Group
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