Calling All Artists to Join “Artists Anonymous” – a place to explore your craft
Mondays 6:30 to 8:30 / June 10 – August 5
Are you an artist in need of a tribe? When you’re not working on a project do you find yourself wishing you had a space where you could practice your craft and meet other artists? Do you want to develop something new but you don’t have anyone to collaborate with? When you’re in between acting gigs do you wish you could run scenes with real, live humans?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these, Artists Anonymous is the place for you.
WHAT IS ARTISTS ANONYMOUS?
Artists Anonymous is like going to the gym for artists. We’re a weekly artists’ gymnasium focused on practicing performance craft and scratching new performance work. Just like going to the gym, we’ll work out together each week to keep fresh, develop skills, and explore new ways of making.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Performance artists of any kind, and, to us, artist means artist, so whether you’re an actor, writer, performer, theatre maker, director, performance artist, dancer, singer—or some other kind of performer that hasn’t been invented yet—you’re welcome to attend. All you need is an open spirit and a willingness to dive in!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Initially, over the course of 8 weeks we’ll meet weekly for 2 hours. At each meeting we’ll warm up and then dive in to our workout. This might include acting exercises like Meisner’s repetition, running scenes, working monologues you’re auditioning with, exploring improvisation through Action Theatre, exploring/reading a play you’re writing, collaborating as a group to help develop devised performance ideas, exploring movement and sound—what each gathering is really depends on who is there and what each artist is working on.
Important to note is that though this is led and organized by Tierra & Nick Izzo, they will not be in creative control of gatherings. We will all work is a collaborative group of artists endeavoring to deepen our practices. Come ready to share your skills and to learn those of others.
In mid-August we’ll curate the first Scratch of its kind in Colorado Springs and we hope that you’ll be part of it!
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Please fill out this form to express your interest. This isn’t a test so please don’t get panicky about your answers. We’re just trying to get a feel for who will be joining us on this journey and what your background and interests are.
WHAT IS IT NOT?
Artists Anonymous is NOT a workshop. It is an artist-led gymnasium, a development ground for new work, and a safe space to take creative risks that is geared toward Scratch.
WHAT IS A SCRATCH?
Simply put, scratch performance is a type of showing for new work in progress that relies heavily on audience attendance and feedback. Scratch is an opportunity to explore aspects of a new work that need to be tested/shown to an audience in order for the new piece to move forward. Often the work shown at a scratch is extremely rough-and-ready and in the beginning stages. What’s incredible about it is that it creates a space for artists to take creative risks and involves members of the public in the process, creating audience-communities that are invested, engaged, and part of fostering new work.
Scratch is a term and concept coined and developed by the Battersea Arts Center (BAC) in London. Follow this link for a more in-depth explanation.
DATES & INFO
JUNE 10TH-AUGUST 5TH
TBD MID AUGUST
HOSTED BY THE MILLIBO ART THEATRE
LED BY TIERRA IZZO & NICK IZZO