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Creatively Independent: Life on Your Terms with Play, Community & Awareness
THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION TO:
– Identify and embrace what makes you unique and invaluable!
– Pick yourself! Stop waiting for others to create your opportunities!
– Actively form your ensemble and play!
Creatively Independent is a playful and provoking workshop in book form. It includes exercises and creative prompts to help you define your artistic purpose, gather your ensemble, and create without fear.
Perfect for anyone who’s ready to create their own artistic opportunities.
GRAB IT IN PAPERBACK (USA $15 + $3 S/H)
SNAG THE E-Book (pdf) ($4)
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SHAKESPEARE’S ENSEMBLE: Giving Back Creative Ownership
SEPTEMBER 2017 release (preorder below)
This unique resource book acts as an intense workshop helping the reader explore and own their Identity, Intention, and Impact as an artist and human being. Through play, mindfulness, and ensemble devising, we reveal Shakespeare’s work to be the adventurous playground it truly is, where you self-discovery comes out of the reader’s personal point of view and curiosity. A strong focus on a reader-led quest makes this book accessible and challenging for middle school through grad school – amateur to professional. You drive it!
Use it as:
** An artistic journey to rediscover your creative ownership—what you deeply care for and take personal responsibility for—in life, in education, and in the arts.
** A holistic character study for an upcoming part.
** A group exploration understanding devising aesthetics like: communication, design, collaboration, community.
** An alternative to vertical teaching where you and your students learn about yourselves and Shakespeare anew.
Shakespeare’s Ensemble is also available in as an expanded Facilitator’s Edition which includes two alternatively cut Shakespeare plays, creative prompts for facilitators (teachers and directors), additional essays from educators and performers who have experienced creative ownership with us, and options to consider while playing with the book to promote horizontal teaching and directing.
Whether you are new to Shakespeare, an amateur or professional artist, an educator or a life-learner, this book will playfully challenge you to expand your awareness and ownership of how you create, how you observe, and how you collaborate with others.
GRAB IT IN PAPERBACK (USA $15 + $3 S/H)
SNAG THE E-Book (pdf) ($9)
FACILITATOR’S EDITION PAPERBACK (USA $25 + $3 S/H)
FACILITATOR’S EDITION E-Book (pdf) ($15)
PRICE: $10 + $3 S/H U.S. ONLY
SIZES: XL, L, M, S, & XS (YOUTH L).
COLOR CHOICE*: Choose between white ink/dark shirt or black ink/light shirt. Shirts come in a rainbow of colors. It’ll be up to the fates on which one you get. Take a risk!
STORYTELLING THROUGH MUSIC, JESS PILLMORE HAS RELEASED 4 CDS AND IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON TWO NEW MUSICALS. HER MUSIC HAS GRABBED THE CRITICS’ ATTENTION WITH TIMEOUT NY & NASHVILLE SCENE CRITIC PICKS.
Her crypto-poetic delivery plays like the NYC-cool inner dialogues of Suzanne Vega & Jim Carroll crossed w/ the unpredictable shifts of middle-period PJ Harvey. Even at this early stage in her career, Pillmore is easily more than the sum of those parts. (TIMEOUT NY)
I AM BECAUSE WE ARE – Jess Pillmore (2012) Digital $9
Jess is stripped down to the bare essentials–her guitar, voice, and you—in this vulnerable and empowering 4th album. She explores how interconnected we all are in stories gathered across the U.S. during her tour of critically acclaimed cd, REVEAL.
SONGS: Active Imagination, Desperate Dreams, Before Winter Comes, Atlanta, Extreme Force, The Door, Easy, Last Rites for Melting Ice Cubes, Mind Flickerings, All That Matters
BONUS: Special photo art pdf included with lyrics. Design – Jess Pillmore, Photography – Dewin Anguas Barnette
Distinctive… Made all the more interesting by her biting observations. (Nashville Scene)
REVEAL – Jess Pillmore (2005) Digital $9
Jess’s theatrical storytelling, musical complexities and dancer driven rhythms let you in on a person journey so vivid you’ll blend her past with your own. REVEAL breaks personal and musical boundaries with music industry heavy-hitters Matt Chamberlain (Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, David Bowie), Viktor Krauss (Lyle Lovett, Bill Frisell), Craig Barnette (Donavon Frankenreiter, Mofro) and Dan Phelps (Tori Amos, David Wilcox).
SONGS: The Real Me, Learn to Let Go, Vast Horizon, Desperate Dreams, Atlanta, When Your World Changed, Open My Mouth, Pound for Pound, Point of Reference, Siberia, Quick, Don’t Show Me
LYRIC PDF INCLUDED
STRIKING AND DARING, LYRICALLY AND LITERALLY (KGPR 89.9 FM)
SLIGHTLY SKEWED – Jess Pillmore (2002) Digital $9
“Isn’t it just like me to walk into a storm head first?” (What I Need)… And that’s just what she does with her second cd, Slightly Skewed. Jess Pillmore lets you in on a personal journey with images so vivid that you might blend Jess’s past with your own. This independent artist is causing an international buzz with Slightly Skewed. Her blend of folk, jazz and pop is infectious and delightful. If you’ve been looking for a singer/songwriter who can speak to you directly… then take a listen to Slightly Skewed.
SONGS: Anytime, Unlike Me, Bridges to Nowhere, Angels, Petty Crimes, Just Joking, The Game, This Way, Little Girl, I’ll Remember, What I Need, All I‘ve Got To Go On
FEROCIOUS PLAY – weekend intensive for 18+
Venture into the physical world of clown. Tune up your timing. Make the simple hilariously difficult. Reap the rewards for ferocious play and failing gloriously! Explore acting fundamentals through physical comedy, adaptable to any theatrical genre: vulnerability, actor/audience relationship, status exploration, and dynamics.
WHEN: September 8-10: 6-9 PM (Sept. 8th) & 10 AM – 5 PM (Sept. 9th & 10th)
WHERE: Miami Theatre Center
*Deposit ($75) options here. Final amount due by September 8.
REFUND POLICY: Deposit and subsequent payments are non-refundable unless the event is canceled by Creatively Independent—then we will offer a credit or full refund. The work requires you to commit both in the room and before you get to the room. The readiness is all!