This class is about how to make something out of nothing. That can be writing, inventing, or making a full blown performance. We start with individual ideas and go through the research phase, making phase, editing phase, presenting phase as a basic outlining of the artistic process as it can be applied to the medium of your choice.
Meet Your Instructor
Chantal Pavageaux is an interdisciplinary artist, and the artistic director and co-founder of The In[HEIR]itance Project, a national arts organization that creates art with/in communities.
Performance/installation works include Relics (Guthrie Theater), The Breezy Pines (Mabou Mines/Suite), The Game Show (Ars Nova, NY Live Arts), The T.A.C.T. (Talking About Complicated Topics) Force (Bryant Lake Bowl), The Love Party: REVIVAL (Red Eye Theater), The Love Party (Bedlam Theatre), The Political Party (Fazio’s), The Dinner Party (Dixon Place) and THE HUNT (Chicago Sketchbook X). Adaptations of classic texts include tres bitches -or- i wanna go to moscow (Twin Cities Chekhov Festival), and Beggar on Horseback -or- Nelly Sunshine’s Journey to Hell (Hangar Theater Lab). Directing work includes Lisa Clair’s What’s YOUR Problem? (Ars Nova, Cloud City), and Erin Search-Wells’ Masha 3000 (Intermedia Arts) and GIRLZ: A Reckoning (Bedlam Theatre).
Chantal holds a BFA in Directing from NYU/Tisch, and was chosen by the Drama League as a 2010 Directing Fellow and 2011 Resident Artist. She was the assistant director at Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis, and Target Margin Theater Co., Witness Relocation Co., and Mabou Mines in NYC.