THEATRE NOHGAKU 2012 ADVANCED WRITER’S WORKSHOP
The Advanced Writers’ Workshop (AWW) will build on the understanding of noh literary and musical structures gained by participants in the regular annual Writers' Workshops. The AWW will provide an opportunity for those who already possess some understanding of noh structure and are already working on a new noh to get feedback from composer/playwright and former Hosho-ryu professional, David Crandall. This workshop will focus minutely on the various shodan (musical and poetic units) in terms of their inner structure, appropriateness of language and their function in the work as a whole. Subsequent discussions focus on the unique challenges of adapting and writing noh for the English language, and include writing assignments as well as critiques and practical demonstrations with sample music.
The workshop is by application only and limited to six participants. Participants will be expected to send drafts of at least some sections of the noh they want to workshop one month prior to the workshop.
The workshop will be held at Rogue River Noh Center, Belmont, MI. The nearest airport is Grand Rapids, about 20 minutes away.
SCHEDULE: MAY 30-JUNE 3, 2012
May 30 is the arrival/travel day. The workshop sessions are from May 31-June 3 from 9am-5pm. The morning session is a group session, followed by a lunch break. The afternoon session is one-on-one time with David, with other participants welcome to observe, if desired.
The cost of the workshop is US$650. Please note that the fee does NOT INCLUDE: airfare, ground transport, board or accommodations. Assistance with accommodation at a nearby motel or bed & breakfast can be arranged. Please let us know in advance.
A non-refundable deposit of US$250 is due January 15, 2012. Remainder of US$400 is due March 20, 2012.
Advanced Writer’s Workshop application requirements:
• Applicants must have attended at least one previous Writers’ Workshop or have otherwise demonstrated an adequate understanding of noh structure.
• A writing sample, preferably 2-3 shodan from a noh, must be submitted when applying.
• Successful applicants will be expected to send drafts of at least some sections of the noh they want to workshop no later than April 30.
If you have questions, please e-mail Tom O'Connor, at: