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Perspectives On Playwriting

Master Class with Lisa D'Amour

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, July 17 at 6 PM for Perspectives on Playwriting: Master Class with Lisa D’Amour. Lisa would like to invite you to complete a series of brief assignments in advance of our time together.

Assignments

Read a series of quotes from Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space.
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Watch a time-lapse video of a piece created by her company, PearlDamour, entitled How to Build a Forest.
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Think about:

A space from your past which made you feel very SAFE.
A space you have experienced which made you feel very VULNERABLE.
A time when you have taken refuge — could be from weather or some other situation.

Optional Readings

Read the script of Detroit, the Pulitzer Prize finalist which received its New York premiere at Playwrights in 2012. Not required in advance of the class, but it will be helpful.
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Read about the background of PearlDamour's How to Build a Forest, and the collaboration and the ecosystems that inspired it.
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