|Calling Glasgow based thespians
||[Jan. 16th, 2007|04:24 pm]
Glasgow-Area Performers Needed|
New York theatre maker, Peter S. Petralia of Proto-type Theater
( http://www.proto-type.org ) seeks three-four performer/collaborators for a
6-week research and development project at the Center for Contemporary Art-Glasgow
( http://www.cca-glasgow.com ). Interested performers should send an email with a
current CV, resume, or link to an online portfolio AND an expression of interest
to firstname.lastname@example.org, SUBJECT: CCA Performer. Please include a photograph that
shows your full body (no headshots). It is recommended that interested performers
visit Proto-type's website to get a better sense of Peter's past work.
As part of the CCA's Creative Lab Residency program, Peter Petralia will be
investigating invisibility. Peggy Phelan has called all performance spectral:
"Without a copy, live performance plunges into visibility - in a manically
charged present - and disappears into memory, into the realm of invisibility and
the unconscious where it eludes regulation and control." This statement, when
connected with Gabriella Giannachi's conception of virtuality, leads to the
possibility that all performance is invisible through its essential ephemerality.
Performance actually happens in the body and brain of the audience, where it is
received, processed, and mapped to memory. This project will look at the
intersection of three aspects of invisible performance (the 'gaze', 'polarity',
and notions of 'the real') by drawing on techniques from the work of Janet Cardiff,
Sophie Calle, and Bock&Vincenzi. Research will be conducted in the rehearsal room
through rules-based exercises, in the context of the city through performance
interventions, and using original text fragments.
Performers must be versatile and interested in non-traditional performance. This
is not a showcase for 'acting' in the sense of the well-made play. During the
course of the residency, there will be public and informal showings of the
research. There is a possibility for interested performers to continue on with the
project for its eventual premiere at the Nuffield Theatre
( http://www.nuffieldtheatre.com ) in Lancaster, England. Performers must be
willing to commit to rehearsing 4-5x a week, for 4-6 hours between 2 February and
15 March. There is no fee available at this time.
Peter S Petralia
Proto-type Theater Inc.
http://www.proto-type.org | mailto:email@example.com