International Theatre Intensives

Training You Won't Get Anywhere Else

THALATTA! Theatre International is proud to host a series of unique
workshops led by four of the most accomplished theatre makers on the
planet. From Hong Kong, Rome and Bucharest, these acclaimed artists
will share their techniques and perspectives for the first time in
America. This is a singular opportunity for New York based theatre
artists to gain a global advantage without having to spend the money on
a plane ticket!

Indy Lee (Hong Kong) – Pleasure in Play

Chun Leung Lee is an actor, teaching artist, producer and director in
Hong Kong. He trained as a stage director in the School of Drama at the
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and received his Masters degree in
Applied Theatre at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. In
this two day workshop, Indy will explore the relationship between
pleasure and performance. Indy will conduct exercises exploring the
physicality of actor, the relationship between text and body, and the
spatial usages between actors and their performance space.

Mon. July 30th & Tues. July 31st – 6:30pm-10:00pm

Limit: 16 participants

$75 ($50 for Lab Members)

Matteo Tarasco (Italy) – A Dream (But Perhaps Not)

Matteo Tarasco is one of Italy's most successful and influential
directors. He is a professor of Modern and Contemporary Theater at
Bologna University. He was the winner of the European prize for best
young director in 2005. This four day workshop is a cross-cultural
exchange for American theatre artists who want to know more about the
contemporary Italian theatre and how it works. Using Pirandello's
one act play A Dream (but perhaps not) as a basis, the workshop will
investigate the relation between dream & reality, reality & truth, and
stage & life. We will use some psychophysical exercises and training to
locate and express emotions on the stage.

Sat. and Sun., August 18 & 19 – 1:00 – 5:00pm &

Mon. and Tues., August 20 & 21 – 7:00-10:00pm

Limit: 20 participants

$150 ($100 for Lab Members)

Ana Mãrgineanu & Peca Stefan (Romania) – Very True Lies

Ana Mãrgineanu is one of Romania's most acclaimed young
directors. She staged the critical and box office hit, 89, 89… hot
after '89, which won seven awards in 2005, including Best Show and
The Jury Award for Innovation. Peca Stefan is considered to be one of
the most influential playwrights in new Romanian drama. He won the
dramAcum prize (the Romanian award for best new playwright) in 2002. If
during communism, Romanian theatre artists used fiction and metaphor to
speak about true life, nowadays the same process is inversed in creating
very true lies that speak about contemporary issues. In this one day
workshop, Ana and Peca will use their experiences working on numerous
productions together to demonstrate what it is like creating
contemporary theatre in Romania today. This workshop will be followed
by a performance of The Sunshine Play.

Thurs., August 23 – 1:00 – 5:00pm

Followed by The Sunshine Play at 7:00pm

Limit: 25 participants

$75 ($50 for Lab Members) (ticket to performance included)

SPECIAL OFFER: Attend all three workshops for just $250 ($150 for Lab

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To register, email
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and which workshop(s) you would like to attend (If you are a member of
the Lab, please respond via the yahoo group for verification). Once we
receive your request, we will send you a confirmation including
information about workshop specifics and payment details. All sessions
will be held at TACT Studio, 900 Broadway at 20th.

THALATTA! Theatre International (
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Director Doug Howe to produce new plays by contemporary playwrights from
around the world. THALATTA! acts as cultural diplomats to enable
Americans to expand their appreciation and awareness of world drama.
THALATTA! sets a new standard by establishing cross-national
collaborations and exchanges. THALATTA! aims to cultivate responsible,
respectful, caring, concerned neighbors in an ever-expanding global