Applied Theatre Application Countdown Continues! Bob Martin on the NET Microfest Fellowship. Deadline January 13, 2014
Applications to the M.A. in Applied Theatre are due in just two weeks, on Monday January 13! Our countdown series also nears its close. Enjoy reading about the travels of Bob Martin ('10) this week, in his own words.
To learn more about other exciting student projects and the master's degree in Applied Theatre, visit the program website or email me at email@example.com. Applications to the program are available online.
Acting Assistant Director
M.A. in Applied Theatre
CUNY School of Professional Studies
Andre Dimapilis worked at Filipino American Human Services, Inc. as "Co-Youth Coordinator." We previously omitted "Inc." and Andre's full title.
Jaime-Jin Lewis is Executive Director of Border Crossers, rather than founder.
Featured Project, Week Two:
Robert Martin, NET MicroFest Fellow
Robert Martin ('10) is a theater/film artist, community arts producer, cultural organizer, trainer/facilitator and teaching artist. The Network of Ensemble Theatres sponsored Bob as a fellow in its 2012-2013 festival season.
NET Microfests: Community, Home and Afar
By Robert "bobbyb" Martin
Over the last year I had the opportunity to travel to Detroit, Central Appalachia, New Orleans and Oahu, Hawai`i as a MicroFest Fellow with the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET). Seven other cultural workers and I formed a cohort–an ensemble–that traveled to each site, dialogued with each other throughout the MicroFest cycle, and served as local guides and connectors in our home regions. A main goal of this group was to offer a layered through-line to the place cycle as well as to serve as touchstones to reflect on how the MicroFests affected us as practitioners and participants along the way.
More than a year removed from the initial MicroFest in Detroit and months after our visit to Hawai`i this summer, each site has left me with reflections that continue to resonate and inform my life as a theater artist, educator, community activist, land lover, food enjoyer and space holder, among all sorts of other things I find myself up to. As an expression of gratitude and in the spirit of dialogue generated by the MicroFest, I've captured some of these reflections for my own remembrance and to share with NET and anyone else who might find them of use. Click here to read the full essay.