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Alfred University theatre professor Jonathan Ziese to lead online workshop at NY Thespian Festival

Jonathan Ziese, assistant professor of theatre at Alfred University, will lead a workshop during the NY Thespian Festival, scheduled for April 5-6 at Long Island University-Brooklyn.

Ziese will lead an online workshop from 2:45-4 p.m. on Friday, April 5 titled “Devising Light and Sound,” which serves as an introduction to devising theatre.

Students will participate in a series of exercises with objects that create light (i.e., a flameless candle, Christmas lights, a camping lantern, etc.) and objects that create sound (i.e., a tambourine, a handheld radio, a rain stick, etc.) toward creating a piece of performance text. From solo exploration, to paired tableaus, to a full scene at the end, students will both perform and interpret others’ performances, working together to create something new.

Please see the NY Thespian Festival website for more information and details.