Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of Devising Theater
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 17, 2018 - Performing Arts - 224 pages
A detailed guide to the collaborative method developed by the acclaimed creators of The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency--destined to become a classic. A Vintage Original.
By Moisés Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jimmy Maize, and Scott Barrow. For more than two decades, the members of Tectonic Theater Project have been rigorously experimenting with the process of theatrical creation. Here they set forth a detailed manual of their devising method and a thorough chronicle of how they wrote some of their best-known works. This book is for all theater artists—actors, writers, designers, and directors—who wish to create work that embraces the unbridled potential of the stage.
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Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of Devising TheaterUser Review - Publishers Weekly
The theatrical potential of ordinary ideas is unleashed in this engrossing step-by-step guide to using “Moment Work”—creating plays based on moments in time—to “tell stories that move us.” Kaufman ... Read full review
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