The Drama Interest Group (DIG) is pleased to announce our upcoming visiting artist! Jenny Magnus, writer, performer, musician and teacher, is founding co-Artistic Director of the Curious Theater Branch. Her work has been produced at Steppenwolf Theater, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and venues throughout Chicago and the US and Europe. She has released 9 albums, with the band Maestro Subgum and the Whole, and as a solo artist. In 1998, she was named among the Artists of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, and from 1998 to the present, she was included among the 50 most influential people in Chicago Theater by NewCity Chicago. She has been teaching for 12 years. (http://jennymagnus.com/, http://www.curioustheatrebranch.com/) Please join us for two exciting events: Writing from the Body, a generative workshop: Writing is a physical activity. How can a writer put more of their physical self into their ideas? What kind of influences come to bear on writing when the body is more engaged? This workshop seeks to explore the relationship between body and writing. Students will write in the workshop. Out of meditative bodies, out of sweaty bodies, out of self-conscious bodies, out of exultative bodies, they will find new ways to open their writer's minds. Come dressed to move, with writing materials.
Friday, Feb. 18 from 10-1pm. Studio 1 at the Walgreen Drama Center. LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS. PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR SPOT TODAY! ROOM, written and performed by Jenny Magnus: Room is an exploration of a literal room, the one being performed in; and, also, an exploration of the eros of the moment, the performative moment, and our attentions to both it, and to our own inner rooms and roominess…Jenny Magnus uses songs and texts and images to triangulate the exact expression of a mood, a moment, an attention, and a relationship to an audience, one who is there, in that room, with her. Friday, Feb. 18, 5pm. Studio 1 at the Walgreen Drama Center. Performance will be approximately 40 minutes in length.
For more information or to reserve your spot for the workshop, please contact Emilia Javanica at: firstname.lastname@example.org