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Guest Artist: Donnie Mather

Donnie Mather

Donnie Mather has almost 20 years experience with the Viewpoints training with Mary Overlie, Tina Landau, and with Anne Bogart & SITI Company where he was an Associate Artist for 6 years. He is a 1994 graduate of WKU with a BFA in Theatre and a minor in Dance. In addition to acting and more recently directing, Mather has been a frequent instructor of both Viewpoints & Suzuki Training for the Actor in theatre programs and universities throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, and Germany.

His Workshop

The Viewpoints is a physical approach to actor training first articulated by Choreographer Mary Overlie and expanded by Anne Bogart, Tina Landau, and the SITI Company. This improvisational technique dissects the issues of Time and Space for the performer in usable and practical ways. The result is a physically and kinesthetically aware performer and an exciting and versatile ensemble. This introduction is for actors, directors, dancers, and choreographers.

What He Asks of Participants

Please wear clothes that are comfortable and non-restrictive allowing freedom of movement. No jeans, no cargo pants, no windbreaker material. Shorts are fine. Tights or leggings are fine. Sweat pants are also fine but please do not wear anything that you may trip on while working. WE WILL WORK IN BARE FEET. Please arrive in advance to warm up. We will start promptly. Late participants may be asked to sit out. This workshop is designed for full participation only. If you have any conflicts during the workshop, you must let us know in advance. If you have any medical conditions or injuries that may compromise your full participation, then please forward this information beforehand. Please arrive with a short speech or memorized text. It need not come from dramatic literature.

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