Summer Classes:

The Vital Act:
Theater creation and performance technique
June 2-6 & 9-13, 2013, Sundays 2-6pm, M-TH 6-10pm

foolsFURY’s signature program! A two-week intensive for continuing students of physical ensemble theater that moves beyond our basic training, teaching cutting-edge techniques in contemporary theater and helping you harness them for your own work. Our exploration will stretch your notions of how stories can be told on stage, and allow you to unlock new areas of creativity in your bodies and minds. The program brings together many of the styles and forms which we have carefully integrated into our powerful and liberating approach to creation, including Viewpoints, Suzuki, Buffoonery, structured improvisation, vocal training, writing exercises, and more.

Pre-requisite: To enroll you must have taken previous workshops in the Viewpoints and Suzuki techniques (such as the foolsFURY Fundamentals, foolsFURY-hosted workshops with the SITI company, Mary Overlie, other foolsFURY workshops) have prior dance or martial arts training or equivalent. For questions about these requirements, please contact Debórah Eliezer, deborahe@foolsfury.org

About the Instructors
Taught by a team of foolsFURY Theater instructors including Debórah Eliezer, Ben Yalom, Brian Livingston, Michelle Haner and others.

Details:

Date:10 Classes: June 2-6 & 9-13
Hours: 40hrs: Sundays 2-6pm, Mon-Thurs 6-10pm
Location:Kunst-Stoff, One Grove Street San Francisco CA 94102
visit http://www.KUNST-STOFF.org for more information. Street parking is metered. Civic Center BART is directly below the studio.
Tuition: $450/2 weeks, $95 June 2nd only (may be applied to the balance of full workshop if student elects to continue)$75 non-refundable deposit holds your slot.
Discounts:
  • Early Bird: $395 before May 1st
  • Continuing Students of foolsFURY within the last 2 years: $440, use code: VITALFOOL
Registration:

Please see our cancellation policy at http://foolsfury.org/fury/cancellation-policy/

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Factory Parts:
Focus on Process
Join us during our Factory Parts Works in Progress Performance Series for an awe-inspiring lineup of local and invited guest artists. Each workshop will focus on development and process for creating new work. Take workshops during the day and see shows at night!

Mark Jackson: Why Devise?
A survey of the aesthetics, ethics, and values of making shit up in the U.S. and abroad

Sunday, July 21st, 4-6pm

Local theater maker Mark Jackson will lead a discussion about key international artists whose work exemplifies the underlying impulse shared by the diverse range of “devised” theater and performance makers: to think in new ways, to rigorously question expectation, and to explore the open range of possibilities in art. How do these questions relate to Bay Area artists?

In this era of momentous political, social, and economic change, theater and performing artists are searching for significant new ways to make work, and new aesthetic forms for that work to take. What does this artistic searching, and the processes and performances it yields, say about our ethics and what we value? How do our creative processes and the performances that result embody, speak, and respond to the world in which we’re living? As artists, what is our right to make work? As audiences, what is our right to see and respond to work? As colleagues, what is our right, and our responsibility, to discuss each others’ work?


About the Instructor:
Mark Jackson is a San Francisco based theater maker. His work has been seen at Art Street Theatre, Aurora Theatre Company, Encore Theatre Company, EXIT Theatre, Potrzebie Dance Project, San Francisco International Arts Festival, Shotgun Players, Z Space, The Catamounts (Denver), and The Studio Theatre (Washington D.C.), among others; as well as internationally at Arts International Festival IV (Japan), Edinburgh Festival Fringe (UK), and Deutsches Theater Berlin (Germany). www.artstreettheatre.org

Details:

Date:Sunday, July 21st

Hours: 4-6pm beer, wine and light refreshments will be served. Arrive early to grab a drink and a seat!

Location: NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa St, San Francisco, 94110

Tuition: $10 General, $5 Students w/ID, FREE to Factory Parts Participants

Registration:

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Mary Overlie:
The six viewpoints & horizontal structures
Taught by Mary Overlie with foolsFURY

Sat & Sun, July 20 & 21/10:30am-2:30pm, Monday, July 22/6pm-9:30pm

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to work with the incomparable Mary Overlie, originator of the Viewpoints approach to theater creation and training.
A brilliant teacher and innovator, Mary offers a distinct approach to re-conceiving theater, providing a practical and theoretical framework for making compelling, thought-provoking work. Mary teaches basic Viewpoints at her lab in the NYU Experimental Theater Wing, but rarely offers intermediate/advanced courses for the general public.

New Course Approach: This course will focus on Horizontal Structures for making theater, resources for making theater and performance skills. We will deconstruct theater and look at the myriad possibilities that arise once we let go of our basic preconceptions about narrative and character. The workshop will challenge your known perceptions, spark your creativity, and empower you with new ways of relating to other performers and the audience.

About Mary Overlie
Mary Overlie has had a long and respected career as a performer, choreographer, teacher and theater collaborator working extensively in both the United States and Europe. Ms Overlie is a founder of: Danspace at St. Mark’s Church a dance presenting organization and theater in New York; Movement Research, a dance co-operative now in its twenty fifth year of operation, sponsoring workshops and presenting performances serving the community of New York City dancer; The Experimental Theatre Wing; a studio in the department of Undergraduate Drama Tisch School of the Arts; The Pro Series, experimental dance workshops designed for the Tanz Wochen the summer dance festival of Vienna.

Details:

Dates: (3) days: Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & 21, Monday, July 22
Hours: (11.5 hrs) Sat/Sun 10:30-2:30, Mon/6-9:30pm
Location: NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa St, San Francisco, 94110 or TBA
Tuition: $275
$220/Continuing foolsFURY Students use code: FFOVERLIE
$150/Factory Parts Participants—use code: 6PARTS

Registration:

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foolsFURY Internship Program
For students and rising professionals ages 16-24 years
Internships with foolsFURY are a unique opportunity for aspiring theater-makers to learn hands-on the many aspects of working in a small, innovative ensemble. In general, interns split their work between research projects, observing and assisting the artistic process, production and office work. Internships are 10 – 25 hours per week for a minimum period of 3 months (with some possible exceptions for students on summer break). Intern benefits include FREE training and personal, weekly mentorship where your ideas and voice are welcomed and encouraged.
Rolling applications being accepted now! Apply now: http://foolsfury.org/fury/internships/

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Upcoming 2013-2014 Workshops: stay tuned for dates and times of these exciting workshops!

Behind the Mic:
The Radio Play
Fall 2013 TBA
with Debórah Eliezer

Interested in taking your voice and character work to the next level? Then this is the workshop for you! This 4-wk workshop will focus on using integrated voice and movement skills to develop unique characters for use in a radio play to be recorded at the end. Discover the world of voiceover and expand your skill set.

Details:

Dates:4 weeks TBA September
Hours: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Location:TBA, SF Mission or Civic Center
Tuition: $150-225

Registration:
  • By Check: mail to: foolsFURY Theater, 499 Alabama St, # 450, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Bring/Prep: Water, notebook, pen, your imagination
  • Wear: Comfortable clothing that allows for movement.
  • Contact: Debórah Eliezer with any questions you may have at: deborahe@foolsfury.org

Please see our cancellation policy at http://foolsfury.org/fury/cancellation-policy/

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Drop-in Training:
An ensemble theater community workout
Resumes Fall 2013 1xs/wk
This weekly 2-hr training lead by foolsFURY staff and selected physical ensemble community members will inspire your imagination, voice and body. Skills may include but are not limited to: Suzuki, Viewpoints, vocal training and vocal improvisation, singing, and composition work.
$5-15, no one turned away for lack of funds
Resumes Fall, 2013


Applying the Viewpoints:
Play Production
TBA Fall/Spring 2014
with Ben Yalom, Founder and Artistic Director of foolsFURY Theater

“I love the Viewpoints, but how do I actually apply this stuff to making a play?”

This evening-length workshop looks at ways of applying the Viewpoints to the specific challenges of creating a play. The Viewpoints are one of the most effective and exciting theater trainings in use today. Various versions of these techniques are now being taught in universities, conservatories, and professional workshops around the United States and abroad. They are both an excellent way of teaching actors, as well as a powerful tool in generating material. But training in the Viewpoints as a performer is very different from learning to use them effectively in creating a piece of theater. Through discussion and director-actor exercises, the course will offer practical ways to apply the Viewpoints working with either extant text or devising new work. Students will review basic ideas and exercises of the Viewpoints, honing the teacher or director’s ability to use the Viewpoints with an ensemble, ways of generating material from Viewpoints sessions, and exploring scene work with a Viewpoints perspective. Highly suggested for Factory Parts participants, directors, ensemble theater makers, dance theater artists, high school/university instructors, and anyone who wants new skills working with text.

About the Instructor:
Ben Yalom, is foolsFURY’s Founder and Artistic Director, has studied, used, and taught the Viewpoints for nearly 15 years. He has worked closely as assistant and co-instructor for Mary Overlie, the creator of the Viewpoints, and has also studied extensively with Anne Bogart’s SITI company. He has taught The Viewpoints at various Universities and training programs, including Stanford, NYU, Vassar College, and many more. “Ben has a far firmer grasp on the Six Viewpoints than almost anyone else in the United States.” –  Mary Overlie, originator of the Viewpoints


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Additional Workshops Offered by foolsFURY Theater:
Please contact Debórah Eliezer for more information