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Workshops & Talks - Spring 2018

Costume Dying Workshop
April 2018
Jeffrey Burrows, the craft artist at the American Repertory Theater, led a workshop on basic dying with Kendra Bell, Costume Production and Technology Lecture.

Broken Box Mime
April 2018
Hype! Mimez welcomed Broken Box Mime Theatre's Becky Baumwoll (Artistic Director and HYPE! alum) and David Jenkins (Founding Company Member), who returned to their Jumbo roots to delve into physical storytelling through the lens of mime. Broken Box Mime Theater is an NYC non-profit theater company founded in 2011. Broken Box performs mainstage shows, children's shows, and teaches silent storytelling both nationally and abroad.

Joy Davis
Guest Artist Joy Davis
April 2018
The Dance Program welcomed Joy Davis for a contemporary technique class focusing on the Countertechnique system developed by Anouk van Dijk. Joy Davis is a dance artist and educator steeped in Countertechnique, improvisation, and performance who is described as moving "in luscious three-dimensionality" (thINKingDANCE). joyproject is her collaborative framework for creation of interdisciplinary performance. She recently created works for New Dialect (Nashville), Urbanity Dance (Boston), Scottsdale Community College (AZ), and soon for The Theorists (Austin). Together with Alexander Davis, she will make a new work in residency at The Yard on Martha's Vineyard this Summer 2018. Joy received an MFA in Choreography and Performance from Smith College and was certified to teach Countertechnique in 2012 after studying with Anouk van Dijk since 2005. Her recent teaching endeavors include Gibney Dance, Fact/SF, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, Moving Target Boston, Lion's Jaw Festival, Arizona State University, and the American Dance Festival. She has taught as Visiting Faculty at Smith College, Wesleyan University, and Harvard University. Joy is an Associate Professor at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Audition Workshop with Visiting Artist Bridget Kathleen O'Leary
March 2018
Students learned about the different processes, how to best prepare, and what to expect at auditions. Students were able to have their headshots and resumes reviewed.

Careers in Film, Entertainment, and Media
March 2018
Careers in Film, Entertainment and Media educated Tufts students about the breadth and depth of career paths available in industries ranging from Film, Television, Media, Journalism, Advertising/PR, Production, Theater and many more. Students had an opportunity to participate in panels and discussions and network with Tufts alumni representing this broad range of fields. Alumni attending represented documentary filmmakers, talent/casting agents, PR/ADV professionals, journalists and more. Some of the organizations represented include NBCUniversal, Dreamworks Animation, Glass Productions, CNN, Amazon Studios and many more. Workshop includes a workshop by Judy Bowman, Tufts Drama Alum and owner of Judy Bowman Casting in NYC.

Silk Road Rising
Residency and Workshop with Jamil Khoury, Silk Road Rising Founding Artistic Director
January 2018
The Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies was thrilled to have Silk Road Rising Founding Artistic Director, Jamil Khoury, on campus for a 10-day residency to workshop their new production of Obstacle Course, which focuses on the clash of communities in a Midwestern town and the controversies that arise when anti-Muslim bias surfaces over the building of a new mosque. This drama explores how communities cope with racism and the struggle to engage with difference and dissent. For more information about Silk Road Rising, please visit them online.

GirlTalk Theater: Performance, Talkback, and Toiletries Drive
January 2018
The Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies was happy to once again host Girl Talk Theatre to Tufts. Girl Talk Theatre  uses the art of theatre as a tool for empowering homeless, poor and marginalized women. This event included a performance, talkback, and a toiletries drive—every attendee to contributed travel-sized unused toiletry items (toothpaste, shampoos, soaps, face washes, moisturizers, chapsticks, nail polish, makeup samples) to the event.